A bachelorette party is the perfect opportunity to celebrate life before marriage and honor the future. Most movies and TV shows make it seem like bachelorette parties equate to boat loads of liquor, strippers and long, sleepless nights. While this might be the case for some people, there are plenty of ways to host a successful bachelorette party without compromising your promising future.

1. A peaceful camping trip

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[Image description: a woman with a straw hat hanging from strings around her shoulders and staring at a waterfall.] via Unsplash
A camping trip isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a bachelorette party, but imagine how much fun it could be. Spend time with your closest friends in the great outdoors and disconnect from your busy life. Even if hanging out in the middle of a forest isn’t really your thing, you can still do a luxury glamping party. Invite your closest friends and get some fresh air and clarity before your wedding.

2. The ultimate pamper session

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[Image description: a close-up image of someone wearing pink gloves and filing another person’s nails.] via Pexels
A bachelorette party in the form of a relaxing pamper session sounds like a dream. If you hire a nail technician, hairstylist and masseuse, nobody will dare to miss your bachelorette party. Kill two birds with one stone by hosting a fun gathering and getting a new set of nails at the same time. You’re welcome to serve a bit of wine while you’re at it.

3. Explore local tourist attractions

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[Image description: women leaning out a window and taking a photo with her camera.] via Pexels
When’s the last time you visited the cool tourist attractions in your own city? We often feel the need to venture to new places in order to have meaningful life experiences. However, there’s likely to be a hidden gem in your own city if you do a fair amount of research. This bachelorette party idea is especially fun for married couples that plan on moving to a new city.

4. Host a murder mystery extravaganza

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[Image description: a close up image of a person pinning a white piece of paper to a cluttered pin board.] via Unsplash
A murder mystery is among the most unconventional bachelorette party ideas of all time. It’s a bit of an odd choice, but it has the potential to be a wonderful experience. Murder mystery parties don’t happen every day and they encourage people to participate and get to know each other. It’s perfect for situations where the guests don’t know each other very well since they’ll have a mystery solve together.

5. A wholesome picnic

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[Image description: a small group of people seated outside drinking beverages.] via Unsplash
Who doesn’t love a wholesome picnic with good people and quality snacks? If you’re having a springtime bachelorette party, you have to at least consider a picnic. Charcuterie boards, cute floor blankets and freshly made lemonade could create a wonderful atmosphere. If you’re not a fan of sitting on the floor, don’t hesitate to set up a gorgeous outdoor table for the event.

6. Get crafty and creative

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[Image description: close-up image of a person holding a paintbrush and painting a piece of paper with light blue paint.] via Unsplash
Dive into some pottery, painting, drawing, knitting, sculpting, scrapbooking or any other craft that tickles your fancy. There are plenty of fun activities that incorporate art and most people don’t get crafty very often, unless you have a friendship circle of creatives. The greatest benefit of an arts and craft themed bachelorette party is you’ll have lovely art pieces to remind you of the wonderful day.

7. Organize a dance class

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[Image description: a group of women dancing in a studio looking at themselves in the mirror.] via Unsplash
There’s probably going to be plenty of dancing at the wedding, so why not help everyone prepare for the special day? The dance class doesn’t have to be too serious since the whole point is to let loose and fun. Nevertheless, there might be some secretly talented dancers among your guests.

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  • Luale Monze is a well-versed journalist, copywriter and social media strategist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Luale won't shy away from starting new projects, collaborating with fellow creators, and learning as she goes. With a BA in Journalism & Media Studies and a desire to tell meaningful stories, she is ready to take on the world.

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