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Once you’ve decided on the when and where, it’s time to figure out what you’re actually going to do at the bachelorette party. Of course there will be dinner, drinks and a whole lot of dancing done over the weekend, but what about all the time in between? This being called Modern MOH, we don’t get down with half-naked guys swinging their junk around. If that’s your thing, more power to ya. If not, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re staying local or traveling to a destination, we’ve come up with eleven bachelorette party activities guaranteed to be a good time.
1. Do a Wine Tasting
If you and your girls enjoy splitting a bottle of wine or five during girls night, this is the perfect choice for you. Nowadays there is a vineyard or winery around every corner, so finding one shouldn’t be an issue no matter where you go. Simply research options that are close to where you’re staying and make a group tasting reservation at your favorite. We recommended having transportation figured out beforehand, so everyone can have a good time without having to worry about getting behind the wheel.
2. Perform Karaoke
This one is a total must for any bachelorette party, especially for those of you who aren’t afraid to put on a show. Trust us when we say there’s no faster way to score a round of free drinks than by getting on stage and bringing down the house. While karaoke bars may be a thing of the past, there’s bound to be one found in every town if you search hard enough. P.S. We highly recommend Wannabe (Spice Girls) and Everybody (Backstreet Boys) as group go-tos.
3. Hire a Henna Artist
This is one of our favorite bachelorette party activities because it’s not only totally unique, but super fun too! Before a night out on the town, have a local henna artist come to your place and give each girl some custom ink. Have no idea where to find a henna artist? We recommend checking out GigMasters or Thumbtack (you’d be surprised at how many options you have!). P.S. Henna tattoos last up to two weeks, so if your bachelorette weekend is soon before the wedding, this might not be the choice for you.
4. Get a Psychic or Tarot Card Reading
There’s no type of fun like the supernatural sort. And what better way to celebrate the bride’s upcoming wedding than with a look into her future? Find a psychic or tarot card reader that will come to you from one of the websites above, or simply look up shops that are close to where you’re staying. P.S. We recommend double checking with the bride and the rest of the girls before booking, just to make sure everyone is comfortable with the idea.
5. Take a Pole Dancing Class
We said no strippers. We didn’t say anything about stripper poles. Seriously, pole dancing classes are all the rage these days and for good reason. Not only are they super fun (and sexy), they make for a great workout too! So slip on your comfiest leggings and get ready to shake what ya’ mama gave ya’. P.S. If you have any shy ladies in your group, we encourage a cocktail or two beforehand for some extra liquid courage.
6. Complete a Scavenger Hunt
We consider this the staple of any good bachelorette party. Not only does it require all the girls to work together as a team, it results in a ton of hilarious pictures. If you’re not the imaginative sort, simply download a premade template of off Etsy (we like this option). However, we do commend creativity and therefore highly suggest coming up with a list of your own. Obviously, you can call on the help of your fellow bridesmaids for some ingenious ideas.
7. Snap Before and After Pictures
While this isn’t one of those time-consuming bachelorette party activities, it’s hilarious all the same. Once you’re all glammed up and ready to hit the town, have each girl take a “before” picture (aka pre-tequila shots). When you take the “after” picture is up to you. If you are coherent enough when you get back from the bar, we suggest doing it then (drunk photoshoots are the best, amiright?). If it’s straight to bed, snap the shots the next morning (I woke up like this #flawless). Although it should be very clear which is the before and which is the after, use these customized props as an added bonus.
8. Book a Blow Out
We consider blow dry bars to be one of the greatest modern day inventions. Seriously though, how freakin’ awesome is it to have a professional style your hair without having to pay an obscene amount for a cut and color? Because the blow dry bar trend is rapidly growing, with a new store popping up in every city, you should have no problem finding a salon near you. Simply make a reservation for you and your girl gang during the day and hit the town that night looking like runway models. P.S. This is also a great way to experiment with a hairstyle you’re considering for the big day!
9. Throw Some Axes
If your group is looking for a fun physical activity to burn off that pre-wedding stress, axe throwing is it. Our only rule with this activity is simple: please come back in one piece. All jokes aside, this is also the perfect choice for those of you who like to get a little competitive with it. And while matching flannels aren’t a must, we do recommend them for picture-taking purposes.
10. Find a Drag Show Brunch
If you’ve never been to one of these shows, you are seriously missing out. Trust us when we say you’ve never had a better time sipping mimosas and Bloody Mary’s than you have when dancing along with dolled up drag queens. While these shows are often found in big cities, you’d be surprised to find them hosted in many a small town USA (just ask Google). Most restaurants require reservations, so be sure to plan ahead, and don’t forget to bring along your dolla dolla bills ya’ll!
11. Board a Booze Cruise
Obviously this last activity is dependent on the location and time of year, so it will not work for all groups. However, if you are travelling to a destination where booze cruises are a possibility, we highly recommend taking advantage of this option. Whether you take a spin out on the open water or use your vessel as a means to bar hop, your bride will never forget her last sail before the veil. P.S. This is the perfect opportunity to rock those super cute matching suits you’re always seeing.