Is your best friend tying the knot? As her maid of honor, it’s your job to plan a great bachelorette party for her. Now, we know what most people think of when they hear the words “bachelorette party”. They think of an obnoxious group of ladies on a pub-crawl, screaming, giggling, waving around straws and hats shaped as male anatomy, and leaving a wake of disgruntled bartenders behind them.

You certainly don’t want that to be you and your friends, so let’s take a moment and think about the bride-to-be. As her best friend and maid of honor, you know her better than most people. What is she like? What hobbies does she have? If she’s an athlete and very health conscious, a night out drinking might be the farthest thing from fun in her mind. Check out these ideas for a bachelorette party that will really wow her and send her off to married life right.

1. Get Active

Not all brides want the penis pops and “BRIDE 2 BE” crowns and sashes. If your friend would rather get up early on Saturday morning and go for a bike ride than stay out late Friday night, think about the kinds of activities that are actually fun for her.

Plan a weekend trip to the country and go for leisurely bike rides or play tennis. If you can’t do a weekend away, consider signing everyone up for a yoga class, followed by a picnic in the park, a garden party or even high tea. If she’s an outdoor girl, try paint ball, tree-top trekking or horseback riding.

2. Take a Spa Day

Does your soon-to-be-wed friend love relaxing? Does she love being pampered? Would a massage and a facial make her week? Well then, why not schedule a spa day for everyone? You can all get facials and massages. You can relax in mud baths or have cocktails while you get pedicures.

If the bachelorette party is scheduled within a week of the wedding, you can coordinate your manicures and pedicures to match your bridesmaids’ dresses. The bride will be relaxed and happy, right when she’d ordinarily be turning into Bridezilla, and you’ll all be fresh-faced with perfect nails and skin for the big day!

3. Throw a Murder Mystery Party

Does your girl more of an intellectual? Does she love to throw parties and bring everyone together to create unforgettable memories? Why not put her in the middle of one when you throw her bachelorette party? The Bachelorette Party Murder is a great fit for honourees who will appreciate more substance to their bachelorette party.

The male “stripper” gets murdered before he gets down to his g-string and that all the guest mingle and sleuth to solve the mystery. Who killed him? Was it you? Was it the bride?

Any of our other all-female murder mystery party games will also fit a bachelorette party. Get everyone all dressed up and sleuthing inside the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice with The Masquerade Murder. Bring in a mobile spa company and sleuth over massages, facials and champagne with Murder at the Spa. Don you best cocktail dresses and be transported to Italy for a posh wine tasting with Murder at the Winery. Or, get dressed up as flappers and travel back in time to a speakeasy in the Roaring 20’s with A Flapper Murder at the 1920’s Speakeasy.

4. Spend the Day at a Ranch

When she was a little girl, did your nuptial friend dream of having a horse? Why don’t you make that dream come true, if only for a day? Take her to a ranch and let her pick out her favorite steed. You can all take a ride through the countryside and enjoy all the equine adventures you can handle.

These are just a few unique ideas for a really enjoyable bachelorette party. Just think about what your bestie loves best, and you’ll be sure to have a great time!

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