Get the party started: 10 "Best" Bachelorette Party Ideas

Your BFF is getting married. Everyone needs some quality time with their gal pals, especially in the weeks leading up to "The Big Day". After all, when better to giggle about your 2nd grade boyfriends and that song you played over and over in your brother's car on the way to school, or to reminisce about pretending the drapes in your Grandma's living room were ball gowns when you were 6?

Kleinfeld Bridal Party is here to help with advice on how to plan a bachelorette party that will be remembered for years to come. With so many bachelorette party themes available, there are lots to choose from—for every budget—that get the whole bridal party involved!

Of course, you want to plan and host the best bachelorette party ever. The event must be stellar so that your squad can honor the Bride-to-Be and have a little fun, too. It's time to unwind a little and enjoy the moment. It's Bachelorette Party time!

A lame Bachelorette party? No can do! Especially for your bestie. Here are a few fresh bachelorette party ideas to toss around. Be sure to include the Bride in your initial planning, even if the final pick will be a surprise. A little pre-party chit chat to make sure everyone's on board will make the event super awesome for everyone involved.

  • Scavenger Hunt – This is not the scavenger hunt for rubber bands and oak leaves from your Girl Scout troop days. Make the most out of the cool venues in your surrounding area. Have everyone grab their smartphones (tell them ahead of time so that everyone's phones are charged and ready to go!). Plan a specific start and end time and place for the hunt (you can deduct points for every minute a team is late!) and create a list of items to gather or do. The wackier, the better. More points for the crazier things, like getting your belly button pierced or dancing on top of a table. As each item is collected or completed, a photo is snapped for proof. When the gang re-convenes to calculate point totals, the story-telling and fun really begins!

    For your hunt, create a list that's long enough so that not everyone can get every item due to the time allotted. Points are earned based on degree of difficulty and number completed. You'll be surprised at the stunts your friends will do to win cheesy prizes and bragging rights (plus, the pictures are hilarious!). Keep the list secret until the day of the hunt (because, you know, cheaters never prosper!).

    Some Scavenger Hunt ideas:
    • A cocktail umbrella
    • A church bulletin
    • Poll 5 people on their favorite beverage. Record your results
    • A job application
    • Disposable coffee cup with a business logo signed by an employee
    • Video of a dance with a stranger
    • Team member doing something they've never done before
    • Get a stranger to tell you a joke (video it)

    Get the picture? Now, round up your girls and have a blast!

  • Escape Room — Don't get spooked. This is actually a lot of fun! Among the hottest top themes for bachelorettes, an escape room involves locking yourself in a room with the rest of the bridal party and is an excellent way to break the ice among members just getting to know each other. Google a location near you and plan to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand. Work in teams to unveil the secret plot, which is hidden within the rooms. This is a great way to interact with mutual friends of the Bride that you may not know very well. Work together to escape!

  • Wine Country Getaway – Channel your inner Lucy and Ethel and start stompin'! Bachelorette parties are meant to be a fun bonding experience. What better way to get down and dirty with your posse than to stomp a few grapes and enjoy a sip or two of some fine wine? Visits to local wineries are fast becoming the coolest new venue for celebrations. Choose one nearby or plan a weekend in the Wine Country. Bet you never knew grapes could be so fun! Wine + Dinner = Winner!

  • Nature Tour – Take off your fancy shoes and put on your daisy crown! A leisurely stroll on a beautiful day provides multiple photo ops and a chance to be mellow. Walk a nature path and have a lovely picnic lunch with your best friends. Bring some board games (Bingo is usually a big hit!), a bottle of wine, and you've got yourself an organic celebration!

  • Spa Day – The stress of wedding planning is not reserved for the Bride. The wedding party, friends, and relatives plan for the big day, too. Everyone needs to take some time to chill before the nuptials, so why not have some group therapy at a spa? Say "hello" to a super masseuse, relax in a steam room, or get a facial. Or, have the spa come to you. Hire some professionals to do manis and pedis, provide makeup tips, or give scalp massages. Grab some big, fluffy robes, spa slippers, and mimosas, and pamper yourselves for a day. Something about a charcoal mask and hot towels just seem to melt away the stress, and it's even better with friends.

  • Zip Lining – Whether you're a daredevil or the one who got a D in gym class, Zip Lining can prove to be an exhilarating experience. It takes little-to-no skill and is an experience you'll never forget. You can see some pretty awesome views, and going as a group gives you a sense of camaraderie. Plus, the pictures of your adventure will prove what a thrill seeker you are!

  • Sleepover – When planning a bachelorette party on a budget, what better way to keep the cost low and the comfort high than a chill night in with the Bride-to-be? Get some matching PJ's, an assortment of drinks and apps, board games, and some chick flicks (nothing says bachelorette like Magic Mike!) and you've got yourself a party. No need for hair and makeup or sky-high heels. Put your hair in a clip and get your fuzzy socks on. Get comfy, look at old pics, and reminisce with the Bride. It's "Girls' Night In", so don't forget the pizza and popcorn. Wanna shake things up a bit? Hire a psychic or palm reader to hear what your future holds!

  • Beach House / Lake Retreat – Remember those summers long ago at Aunt Sally's Lake House? Jet skis, horseback riding, nature walks, feeding the ducks…it's a little bit of history and a lot of good memories. Rent a cabin for a weekend and make new memories. Add some sailing, music, and cocktails, and you've got yourself a bachelorette party!

  • Cooking Class – At the bridal shower, family and friends may give Brides cherished recipes that were handed down from generation to generation. A fun new twist to find more recipes and kitchen tips is to take a cooking class with a professional. Lots of local restaurants are holding cooking demos where you can learn the latest techniques and taste their signature dishes. Or, invite a chef to your home for a cozier alternative. You may not ever learn to make cousin Hazel's chipped beef, but it's probably just as well.

  • Karaoke Night – Adorn the Bride with one of those flashy "Bride-to-Be" sashes and a plastic crown, then head out to Karaoke Night at a local bar/restaurant with your girl gang. Once "Love Shack" starts playing, lookout!

    Remember, the Bachelorette party is meant to be fun, so invite fun people. It's not a night reserved for just the wedding party…it's a night to party with the Bride-to-be. To host the best bachelorette party, open up the event to other loved ones, especially those who like to keep the party going! If Grandma mixes a mean margarita and your wacky neighbor does the macarena like no other, bring them along for the ride (or at least for the entertainment value). Cheers!