Throwing a Bachelorette Party? 5 Classy Ideas

Brittny Drye

tea party
Flickr photo by Kevin Dooley
One of my best friends from college recently asked me to be her maid of honor for her wedding (congratulations, Courtney!), which means I get to plan the bachelorette party.

*Mischievous grin*

But, I know my friend, and she'd rather join a convent than take a shot off of some stranger's stomach.

Bachelorette parties are more than just boa-wearing, drunken debaucheries -- they're about celebrating the bride with her closest friends. No shots required for that. So here are five alternatives if the bride-to-be isn't comfortable wearing a condom-covered veil:

  • Tea Party: There's nothing girlier than a tea party, which makes it a perfect option for a bachelorette party.
  • New Age: See what's in the stars for the bride's future with her new husband by hiring a fortune teller. Or you can buy a set of tarot cards and look up their meanings online. 
  • Visit a Winery: Most wineries have guided tours of the vineyard as well as tastings.
  • Have a Spa Day: It's a good assumption that the bride may be slightly stressed, so a day full of pampering with the girls is the perfect medicine. 
  • Go Camping: If the bride is an outdoorsy-type of a gal, a hike into the deep woods with her best friends followed by s'mores made on a bonfire would be a memorable experience for her. 

But feel free to still have a penis-shaped cake.

What was the most unique bachelorette party that you've ever been to?

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