It's summertime...vacation time...fun time...and for some of you...bachelorette party time. In this week's summertime fun blog, we wanted to take a look at some of the fun places to have your summer bachelorette party. They are listed in no particular order except for as we came up with them...BUT...as always, we'd love to hear your comments on which ones are your favorites.
#1 - A Spa Day
Get your girlfriends together and check out the local hotel spa. Plan a day of pampering and then lunch. If you want to make a weekend of it, check out one of the many spas in the US and schedule a weekend trip. As a gift for your bridesmaids, think about a Spafinder gift card that they can use for the party or at another time.
#2 - Scavenger Hunt
Are there still things on your shopping list for the wedding? Why not make a game out of it. Divide your girlfriends into teams and send out to pick up items on your list. Make sure to have them take pictures along the way and Instagram as they go so you can play along with them. The winning team gets a great prize, you have a fun party and your list is finished! Better yet, end the party at your favorite bar or restaurant to celebrate and share the pictures.
#3 - Cruise
Now some of you may be thinking Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean...and that's okay. But, I was thinking more along the lines of renting a yacht for the day or weekend and taking your own local trip. Most local areas with a lake or ocean near by, have a place where you can rent a boat, captain and crew for the day or weekend. Pack a picnic, your sunscreen and have fun!
#4 - Musical Festival
Pick your favorite musical group or singer and look up their schedule. Depending on their genre, chances are they are playing at a music festival at some point during the summer. If not, pick a place on the map you really want to visit and check out theirs. Pack up your girlfriends, the cooler and blanket and head out for the weekend. Don't forget your sunscreen.
#5 - Glamping
Yes, believe it or not, the picture above is a form of camping - called glamping. Now, I can hear you now. If small tents, sleeping bags and bugs aren't your thing but the thought of the outdoors, mountains or sleeping by a stream are, check it out. Think I'm crazy, google it and see what you find out. And don't forget, just because you aren't in the city, doesn't mean you can't eat like you are. Stop at the local fruit and vegetable stand on the way to your camp site and pick up some great vegetables and fruits to grill over an open fire. Don't forget the marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers.
#6 - The Beach or Lake
Can you say weekend Road Trip! Want to work on that tan for the wedding. Pack your overnight bag and head to the beach or lake for a long weekend. Think about renting a house instead of hotel rooms so that you can have some bonding time and don't forget the bachelorette party games for night time.
#7 - Wine Tasting Tour
Instead of a cramped bar or crowded restaurant, think about a day trip to your local winery for a wine tasting tour. Schedule a limo or party bus and hit the road. Enjoy some fun at the winery and close out your night at a great restaurant on the way home. For those of you that are local to the North Carolina area, you may want to think about scheduling your party around National Girlfriend's Day at the Vines on August 1st. Doyle's Vineyard, along with Bikini Bus and Weddings by the Vine are hosting a Festival. The Festival will have wine tasting, food, music, vendors, crafts and so much more. What a great way to spend the day with your girlfriends. Interested in more information, message me or keep watching for a future post. Since LaurieLouis.com will be one of the wedding vendors at the event, we will be talking about it more as we get closer.
These are just seven of the great ideas that we came up with for summer bachelorette parties. As always, we can't wait to hear your favorite and any new ones that you come up with.
Later this week, I will share with you some interviews that I had with area wedding food trucks and why you should think about using them for your wedding reception.