|BHLDN dress, necklace, and shoes; Ippolita earrings; floppy hat; The Limited tote; Pink Girl wine|
I was recently invited to another summer bachelorette party. This one will be slightly different than the one I attended earlier this month. A group of us will be heading out to some wineries around St. Louis and then to dinner. It'll be a lady-like affair and floppy hats have been requested.
This bachelorette party had me thinking of other alternatives to the wild and crazy "last fling before the ring." Not that there's anything wrong with that. I had quite the night out with my ladies for my bachelorette party.
If a Ke$ha-inspired night out isn't your thing, maybe consider one of these ideas:
Belly dancing class: You can either go to a studio or have a belly dancer come to your house or apartment to teach a lesson. The picture above from my friend's bachelorette party at the apartment we shared. If you're feeling a little sassier, there's always pole dancing lessons.
Karaoke night: Hit up a karaoke bar with your tackiest bridesmaid dresses, big hair, and 80's makeup.
Camping: If you'd rather get in touch with your natural side, why not spend a weekend camping with the girls? Make some s'mores around the campfire and share your favorite memories of the bride-to-be.
Dessert or cupcake crawl: There are all sorts of bakeries and cupcakeries in Chicago. Depending on your city, you can either walk, drive, take cabs, or public transportation between bakeries. Several cities also offer guided dessert-themed tours.
Spa day or night: Bring some bottles of sparkling wine to a local spa while you get manicures or pedicures. Ask the spa if you can get a group discount.
Concert or music festival: Summertime is host to all sorts of outdoor music festivals and concerts. And some are free! Grab a picnic basket, blanket, and open patch of grass. Britney Spears and Katy Perry are touring this summer if that's more her style.
Cooking class: If the bachelorette loves cooking or baking, take a class at a local culinary school, kitchen supply store, or community college.
Slumber party: Rent some chick flicks (like 27 Dresses or Father of the Bride), order pizzas, and spend the night giggling. Don't forget to paint each others' nails and make some DIY face masks.
In the end, consider the bachelorette's interests. If she'd rather have a quiet evening in with friends, don't force her to dance on the bar.
What's the most memorable bachelorette party you've attended?