Don’t get me wrong, a girl’s weekend in Vegas sounds ahhhhmazing, but when it came time to have my own bachelorette party all I wanted was to spend some quality time with my best friends instead of hitting up a crowded bar.
If you’re like me or planning a bachelorette for a bride that sounds a lot like this, then I guarantee the bachelorette party ideas below will be more your style.
So grab a beverage, kick off those heels and continue to scroll down for some fresh and alternative bachelorette party ideas.
1. For the Nature-Loving Bride: Glamping
Get the girls together for a luxe weekend escape. If the bride is looking for a glamping experience and to forget her daily routine then The Ridgeback Lodge in Kingston, N.B. is perfect. This tranquil facility is more than just beautiful cabins; they offer a gateway in stargazing domes and cozy log cabins. Pair these beautiful and unique accommodations with a visit to Dunham’s Run Winery with their wine tastings or tours and you have yourself a fabulous bachelorette party.
Another equally as awesome glamping experience comes from East Coast Glamping which will travel within 100 kms of Halifax. In the woods or your own backyard East Coast Glamping offer luxury canvas tents which can sleep 6 to 8 people. They can create a bespoke glamping village for the bachelorette complete with lounge and sleeping suites. Want an escape that is further than your backyard? Check out their glamping village at Atlantica Oak Island Resort. Let the ocean lull you to sleep after enjoying a day at the 4 star oceanside resort, spa and dining experiences! Throw in some fun bachelorette party games, and of course, some cocktails and you will have a bachelorette that the girls will talk about for years.
2. For the Wine-Loving Bride: A Winery Tour
Instead of hitting up a stuffy, crowded bar or club, take your bachelorette party on the road. From Halifax to the Annapolis Valley, introduce your friends to an upscale version of the traditional bachelorette. The Nova Scotia Wine Tours offer round trip transportation, tour and tasting wines at award winning wineries, and a gift card to Obladee Wine Bar or free entry and a private seating section that night at Pacifico Nightclub.
Looking for a winery tour in New Brunswick? Overlooking the city of Moncton is the Magnetic Hill Winery which offers a wine and cheese party. The two hour event includes presentation on the restoration of the 1867 historic property, interesting wine facts, and a tour of the winery. You will have samples of each wine and learn about the appropriate food pairings. There is also social time as you snack on the local cheese and unique crackers.
3. For the Chill Bride: A Spa Day
Not every bachelorette party has to be a rowdy night on the town — especially if it’s closer to the wedding day. Go ahead and indulge with a full day at the Algonquin Spa at the historic Algonquin Resort. Rejuvenate your body and mind by relaxing with the Aveda products and experts. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel your stress melt away. After treatments enjoy the facilities at the 4 star seaside resort and dine at the Braxton’s Restaurant where you will experience delectable food prepared by their culinary experts.
There are many fabulous spas across the region but one more notable mention is the Remedy Facial Bar and Spa in downtown Halifax. What sets them apart from other spas is their Facial Bar where they teach you how to perform your very own facial. Using dermalogica® skincare products they teach you how to cleanse, tone, exfoliate, apply a masque, steam, apply a finishing cream, and perform massage techniques. This is a super fun way to get a facial treatment with all of the girls.
4. For the Thrill-Seeking Bride: Zip-lining and More
Always wanted to go zip-lining, go to a gun range or maybe get behind the wheel of a race car? Think of the bachelorette party as an opportunity to try something new.
If zipling is not thrilling enough then slide behind the wheel of a race primed stock car for some high octane, adrenalin-fueled fun at Scotia Speedworld, Halifax. Strap in, buckle up, and hang on for the driving experience of your life!
5. For the Seafaring Bride: A Day on the Water
Rent a large speedboat or plan a river-tubing trip and take your friends out for the day. Not only will it give the bride a chance to get some sun, but you’ll also have plenty of time to bond out on the water.
One of the best advantages of living on the East Coast is that we have access to the gorgeous waterways that our region has to offer. Why not take your bachelorette party to the beautiful St. John River with Lakeway Houseboat Vacations which offers a “cottage on the water.” You can bask in the sun off the top deck or splash in the cool river on a hot summer day. Did I mention these boats even have a hot tub on board?
Another unique party idea for the bride who loves to be on the water is The Tall Ship Silva in Halifax. Imagine cruising along Halifax’s waterfront with the girls on an afternoon cruise or on a rock the boat party cruise in the evening. The options are endless!
What do you think of these bachelorette party ideas? Can you think of any other options for the East Coast bride? Leave your comments below.
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