She’s finally found “the one,” but before she becomes a “Mrs.” there comes her one last fling with single life before the ring – and it’s your job to send her off in style! A bachelorette party, typically hosted by the maid of honor (or even a bridesmaid, close friend, family member), is the bride’s last night out with her best gal pals. If you’ll be playing hostess or hoping to give your bridal party a few ideas, then fear not because you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up a few ideas for traditional bachelorette parties in the Washington, DC metro area – meaning, ideas for the laid-back bride-to-be looking to end her single life with a low-key and relaxing time with her girls!
Girls Night In
Think facials, manicures, massages and pampering galore! Spas are the perfect idea for the girly-girl who needs to ease her pre-wedding jitters. Many locations offer special packages for bridal parties, too. For the ultimate waterfront escape, check out the Spa at the Harbour Inn in St. Michaels, Maryland. And, take me with you?
Floral Arrangement Class
The Floral Studio in Baltimore offers groups fun and informative design classes with personal attention. Who doesn’t love gorgeous floral arrangement—hello, DIY bouquets?!
Wine Tasting Weekend
There’s really no better pairing than your best girlfriends, wine and gorgeous scenery. If you’re looking to head out of the bustling city, Charlottesville is home to a plethora of vineyards! Try Blue Ridge Wine Excursions for the tour of the best the Charlottesville has to offer: a wine tour, local delicatessens and more! Bottoms up!
Custom + Glam Makeup Party
Concealers, and foundations and lipsticks, oh my! During a one-on-one session with the makeup artists from Blend Event, you’ll instantly have custom products made just for you while also learning a few tips and techniques. Gather your party for a truly unique consultation (see our very own custom makeup consultation for the ladies at United With Love!) and maybe even use this as an opportunity to doll up before you head out on the town looking perfectly polished.
If the bride-to-be is a total foodie, then an engaging and delicious cooking class at CulinAerie, in downtown DC, is a perfect choice for a non-“traditional” bachelorette party. Avid bakers and cooks alike will be invited to a little friendly competition and camaraderie before the big day. Bon Appétit!
For the work out buff, there are few gyms, yoga studios and exercise locations that offer bachelorette party discounts for groups. Try the Bar Method in DC where the bride gets a discount for classes leading up to the wedding plus a class with her ladies for her bachelorette party. The Bar Method is an amazing workout, so might we suggest this as a day before, not a day-after, activity!
Remember, choose a theme and party based on the bride’s style. If she isn’t into the wild night out, then it won’t be fun for anyone.
Do you have any ideas we missed?? Leave a comment and let us know! Who knows, maybe we’ll do a round two of not-so traditional bachelorette party ideas for how to have a fun time in the metro DC area.