Looking for alternative bachelorette party ideas that will guarantee fun for everyone?
Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination:
Typically viewed as a man’s drink, beer has fewer calories than a mixed drink, juice, milk or soda. It also has up to four times more anti-oxidants than wine and the yeast and hops in beer have strong probiotic qualities.
So why not get into the spirit at The Toronto Festival of Beer (taking place in Toronto this year from July 26-28). The festival is offering Girl’s Guided Beer Tours, giving women an opportunity to experience new and diverse beers from around the world.
“Participants on the tour will sample different styles of beer in a tutored tasting and will get a peek at the history of women in the industry,” says Mirella Amato of Beerology, who will be leading the tour, which will be followed by a private after party featuring beer samplings with food pairings. Visit beerfestival.ca for more information on tour dates, times and prices.
If this idea appeals to your party, look for similar festivals or tutored tastings at craft breweries, wineries, or liquor stores in your area – or even ones a short drive away.
Some brides would rather cook or bake than tear up a dance floor. If you’re looking for a tamer, more sophisticated, bachelorette party idea, search online for intimate classes, like the ones held at Le Dolci bakery in Toronto (ledolci.com). Reserve in advance for private classes on everything from making the perfect maccarones to cupcake decorating. Ask whether you can bring wine or snacks – or plan to eat your delectable treats right then and there. You are sure to bring home a delicious recipe as well as fun memories.
Sometimes it’s hard to get away, but if the price is right and you’re able to coordinate with all your best girls, get away for a one-night stay. Spend the night at a local casino, a great restaurant, and stay up all night chit chatting like when you were girls. Check out a hotel like the newly renovated Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Niagara Falls. It’s close to many amenities, like restaurants and casinos, and even the Falls itself. There is no shortage of things to do – but still lots of fun to be had – on a quick bachelorette getaway.
You probably need some rest and relaxation. Look for a spa that can accommodate a group of girls and spend an entire day drinking tea, soaking in a hot tub or lying in a steam room. Places like Hammam Spa in Toronto or the Ritz Carleton has a variety of offerings to choose from. Pick them a la carte (treat the bride) or just hang out together by each buying a day pass and while the day away.