18 out of the box bachelorette party ideas
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18 Out Of The Box Bachelorette Party Ideas

If you’re planning a bachelorette party then odds are you’ve been seeing a lot of the typical party ideas.

Bar hopping, inappropriate cakes, lots of alcohol, & extravagant trips.

But what do you do for those brides who aren’t into that?

Well, you come up with something unique that’s more her style.

And I’ve done the list for you. Here are 18 ideas that you can do without getting too wild.

Tips For Planning The Best Bachelorette Party

Before you jump into the list there are a few tips to consider.

  • What is your budget & that of the other guests? You don’t want anyone going broke.
  • Is this something that the bride will enjoy? It is all about her so take into account her style & what she wants.
  • Don’t pack it full of activities. It sounds fun in theory but you don’t want to be stressed & worn out from too many activities.
  • Don’t invite too many people. Bachelorette parties are supposed to be for the closest friends. So unless the bride has requested a large to do it’s ok to keep the list small.
  • You never know what may come up. Bad weather, illness, change of heart. It’s always good to have a backup plan.


If the idea of roughing it in the woods with camping is a turn off then give glamping a try.

It’s the best of both camping & real furniture worlds.

There are several glamping locations already set up around the country or you can set up your own. Just looking at this picture from Under Canvas, Great Smoky Mountains actually makes me want to do it.

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Vineyard Tour

Whether you’re into beautiful scenery or a wine tasting, vineyard tours have a bit of something for everyone.

Spa Day

Sit back & enjoy the ultimate relaxation day at the spa. Set up anywhere between a couple of hours to an entire day of massages, facials, manicures, & pedicures.

Slumber Party

Adult slumber parties can be just as fun as when we were kids. Spice it up with adult party games & some spa activities.

Beach Trip

You simply can’t go wrong with a trip to the beach.

Horseback Riding

Going horseback riding is definitely an outside the norm bachelorette party.

You can even kick it up a notch by horseback riding on the beach or using it as a part of an outdoor adventure.

Comedy Club

Who doesn’t love to laugh? Have a fun night out at a comedy club.

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Music Festival

There’s always some type of music festival going on. Do some research & see if you can find one with the bride’s favorite type of music or musicians.

Road Trip

Pack your bags & load the car, it’s time for a road trip. Avoid touristy places & do something off the beaten path.


  • A farm
  • A butterfly garden
  • The largest slice of pizza
  • Some of the restaurants from Diners, Dives, & Drive-Ins

Murder Mystery

You can throw your own murder mystery party. Or you can attend one that a company puts on.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take to the sky with a hot air balloon ride. Most hot air balloon companies even allow you to picnic while up in the air.

This is an experience that’ll never be forgotten.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts aren’t just for kids.

Set up a scavenger hunt for the bride & her friends around your home or step it up a notch & make it a city wide hunt for clues.

Cooking Class

If the bride loves to cook or if she’s horrible in the kitchen, a cooking class is a winner either way.

Check into local community schools, restaurants, & community calendars to see about class offerings.

Baking Class

Have you ever watched the show Nailed It on Netflix? It’s a hilarious series about people who set think they can bake but can’t & end up with Pinterest fails.

Why not make your own Nailed It. Either by taking a baking class & truly learning skills.

Or have a girls night in & learn to bake something extravagant via YouTube. No matter how it turns out it’s sure to be memorable.

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Water Sports

If you’re near a body of water then make a day of water sports.

  • Canoeing
  • White water rafting
  • Surfing

Bungee Jumping

If you want to do something completely out of the box that the bride maybe hasn’t done before, try bungee jumping.

It can be expensive to do but with a group rate for a bachelorette party, now’s the time.

Paint Night

Channel your inner Picasso with painting classes.

There are all kinds of painting classes popping up, so there a many different options to choose from.

Some classes like Wine & Design provide you with a glass of wine along with your painting tutorial.

Bride doesn’t drink? That’s ok the wine is completely optional.


Who says the bachelorette parties must be wild & crazy? Instead shoot for relaxing & reconnecting.

Go on a girls retreat. It could be a yoga retreat or a meditation retreat.

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