18 Bachelorette Party Ideas The Bridal Squad Will Love In 2022
No hate to the spa, but kicking back in someone’s home (or a sweet Airbnb!) for a night of pampering can be a fun and intimate way for the bridal squad to bond.
Whip up your own face masks, put on goofy rom-coms, and say ahhhhhhh. Just make sure to have plenty of cucumber slices on hand.
1. Have a DIY spa night
Whether it’s for fitness or just to build confidence, burlesque and pole-dancing classes are popping up all over.
If you’ve always been too shy to try it out with a bunch of strangers, take the bridal party along as moral support.
And don’t forget the high heels.
2. Take a burlesque or pole-dancing class
Make sure it includes some bridal trivia because what’s friendship without some healthy competition?
Have the bride write out multiple-choice questions (don’t forget their answers!) beforehand, and either divide up into teams or go head-to-head seeing who can get the most correct answers. To make things extra sassy, figure out a fun punishment for wrong answers. Study up!
3. Have a game night
Though the bachelorette party is about celebrating the bride-to-be, what’s stopping you from giving back to your community at the same time?
Whether it’s packing produce at a food bank or cleaning cages at the local animal shelter, find an opportunity for your group to do some greater good. I'll take that feel-good glow over a hangover any day.
4. Volunteer together
Sure, you can always hand out goodie bags to everyone at the end of a fun weekend—but what if you made the attendees work for it?
Have the maid (or man!) of honor write out sexy challenges or clues, and participants can work solo or in teams to locate some sexy items and earn points. Award prizes based on high scores—or just the most passion-filled performances.
5. Plan a sexy scavenger hunt
Get really nostalgic with this one: Go all out with matching pajama sets, facial masks, and loads of popcorn.
Either choose one franchise (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, every movie with a Disney princess), or let every attendee pick a favorite. First one to falls asleep loses.
6. Have a childhood movie night marathon
Need to take out some aggression?
Axe-throwing is the latest weird, but oddly fun trend, and it’s the perfect activity to get your blood pumping, while also bonding with the bridal party.
Just make sure to follow all of the instructor’s precautions—no injuries before the wedding!
7. Go axe-throwing
Everyone needs some time off the grid—how better to spend it than with the bridal party?
Whether you want to really rough it or just sleep on an air mattress under the stars, find a weekend to get away with the gang and connect with nature.
Don’t forget all the classic camping activities: hiking, fishing, and, of course, s’mores!
8. Go camping
While everyone loves a good wine tasting, put a unique spin on it by having everyone create their own custom cocktail.
If you’re not big drinkers, put together a few fancy mocktails to spice up the evening.
(Bonus: The best recipes of the bunch can even become part of the open bar at the wedding!)
9. Take a custom cocktail class
If you’re retreating to a place with vistas and views, see if you can get a special tour via horseback.
Experienced riders get their horse fix, while beginners get to learn a new skill—and maybe even sneak in a glute workout.
10. Go horseback riding
The perfect way to get to know a new city?
Sample all of the local bars! Even if you’re staying in the bride’s hometown, you can still try out a new neighborhood, or just revisit everyone’s favorite hangout spots.
Bonus points for visiting any of the couple's special locations: where they had their first date, where they got engaged, etc.
11. Do a pub/bar crawl
For the brave of heart, choose something on the spookier side of things—a ghost tour.
Many cities now offer guided tours of the most haunted spots around town. Wine (and screaming!) is often encouraged.
12. Go on a ghost tour
Yoga is an easy way to unwind and relax, but what’s it missing?
Farm animals. Put a twist on a normal class by bringing in some hoofed creatures to liven things up.
If goats aren’t available, consider cats or dogs—or hold it at someone’s home and make it BYOP (Bring Your Own Pet).
13. Try goat yoga (or something close enough)
Cruises are opening back up, and depending on how your group feels about that, it's a solid option for a group getaway.
If planning isn’t really your thing, look for an option where everything is included—from entertainment to drinks!
Plus, there’s tons of fun themed options for cruises, from your favorite bands performing to branding by decade.
14. Go on a cruise
For the winter wedding people, run to the hills—literally.
Between skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and sledding, there’s plenty of winter activities to keep everyone occupied.
Hot toddies and Irish coffees are very much encouraged.
15. Rent a winter cabin
Combining the best parts of camping and road tripping, RVing is the perfect blend of travel and relaxation.
Whether it’s visiting various national parks or just checking out different spots along a lake, an RV is affordable to rent and a fun travel option.
Just make sure you bring enough bug spray!
16. Go on a RV trip
Need an ice breaker for a bunch of partygoers meeting for the first time? Get locked in a room and attempt to escape—literally.
In addition to being a great bonding activity, you all get to put your heads together towards a common goal, and will end up with a great group photo at the end.
17. Try an escape room activity
Who needs takeout or fancy catered options when you can cook for yourselves? Have everyone bring a dish to pass—or, for added chaos, attempt to have everyone cook in the same kitchen.
Too much work? Still grab takeout for the meal, but have everyone bring their favorite homemade dessert.
18. Throw a potluck
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