Let’s face it…Bachelorette parties seem to be getting bigger and bigger. More times than not, they involve a multi-day trip which means time off from work and travel expenses. If you’re lucky enough to have your close gal’s nearby, there are so many fun options to consider.
Alternatives to the Traditional Bachelorette Party:
- Bachelorette Fiesta – throw a themed gathering similar to the one that Stephanie Sterjovski hosted here. Start at home with themed snacks & cocktails and then continue the festivities out on the town.
- Brunch and Spa – who doesn’t love Saturday brunch?! Followed by pampering! If you’re in the Toronto area, one beautiful & fun spa option is Her Majesty’s Pleasure – a spa AND cocktail bar right in the heart of the city. They have so many options for group events which is an added bonus. From the spa, let the evening take you wherever it takes you.
- Backyard Garden Party – what is sweeter and more feminine than an afternoon garden party? Set a long, semi-formal table for your guests to make the backyard feel extra special. Add a champagne bar, themed dessert station, and lush flowers to create a delightful afternoon. Finish the party there or take it out on the town.
- Scandinavian Baths – another near to Toronto option are the Scandinavian Baths at Blue Mountain. Purchase a day pass and enjoy hydrotherapy in a beautiful, tranquil setting. Definitely different than a traditional bachelorette party but it’s a great way to spend quality time with you closest friends. Stay the night at one of the many hotels or home rentals or head back after the baths.
If you have gals all over the map, like so many bride’s do, consider where everyone would be traveling in from. There might be a great destination that would be an easy drive for everyone or pick a large enough city where the airport would have a lot of flight options. For group accommodations, look into renting houses instead of hotels – not only is it usually a cost savings but it creates a really fun experience to spend the whole weekend together…just make sure everyone has an actual bed to sleep in! Airbnb & VRBO are my favorite sites for unique housing options.
Regardless of the route you choose, it’s always appreciated when the organizers put in the effort to make the event as accessible for everyone as possible. Provide guests with as much information available up front so they are able to make a decision on attendance.
Happy Bach Planning!