Some bachelorette parties write themselves. Pink sash, tiara, cocktails, guys hitting on the bride-to-be, more cocktails, and last but not least, cocktails. If you’re looking for something new and different that will still add to the party vibe, and will still allow you to drink cocktails, I have a few suggestions.
I have been coming here since I was TWELVE. That’s half my life. My best friend and I love this place and it’s pretty much a requirement that we do this at least six times a year. The best part is that they have locations all over the country! The premise of this is something very similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway”, with an athletic twist. Two teams are pitted against each other for a comedy showdown, complete with fouls, points, warm ups, and the national anthem. I was a little skeptical when my mom first brought up the idea of coming here for my birthday, but it’s fantastic. No regrets. At my local ComedySportz, there are shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Some shows are family friendly, some are more appropriate for older audiences, but all of them are hilarious and will have you clutching your sides in laughter, and then crying when it’s over. Check out www.comedysportz.com to find a show near you! If there isn’t one in your area, look for something similar. I promise it’s worth it.
2. Howl at the Moon
If you like music and cocktails, you should come here. This isn’t so different in terms of bachelorette party = bar, but this place is not on the same level as your typical bar. Piano players fight to the death in a battle of wits and music. OK, so they don’t fight to the DEATH, but it’s about as close as we can get these days sans gladiators. These people are talented musicians. Piano is not easy, nor is performing in front of a large crowd, but to do both while also thinking on your feet takes a lot of skill. The drinks are delicious too. Check out www.howlatthemoon.com to find show times.
3. Indulge Your Creative Side
Paint your own pottery! Make your own jewelry! Create a masterpiece on canvas! I’m sure Indianapolis isn’t alone in offering things like this. Check out local arts and craft stores to inquire about classes in your area, or see if LivingSocial has any deals you and your friends might be interested in. Some places even offer wine with the art. There is no art so great that wine will not improve it. OK, this might be a bit of an exaggeration, but wine with friends is usually a good thing.
4. Release Your Inner Ginger Rogers/Debbie Reynolds/Martha Graham
My all time favorite movie is “Singin’ in the Rain”. It’s completely unrealistic and old school but the energy demonstrated by Gene Kelly just makes me want to stomp my feet and disturb my downstairs neighbor. If this is your thing, go learn to dance! Check around for a class in your area that might be interesting. A lot of places offer an hour long swing dance lesson, and then turn the music on so you can just boogie down freely. The music is fun, dancing is good for you, there’s really no down side. If swing dancing isn’t your thing, look for another style. If you’re good at it, you’ll have fun. If it’s not an activity that comes naturally to you, you’ll learn something new, and your friends won’t mind if you make a fool of yourself because they’re your friends and they love you regardless of your motor skills. If they don’t, you should get new ones.
5. Just Go Have Fun
Most people like drinking. It’s fun! It’s even more fun with your closest girl friends by your side. Whatever you do is up to you, but make sure it’s an unforgettable experience. I personally like the idea of doing something you don’t always do. If adventure is what you crave, you might try running the Color Run with your girls, playing paintball (in tutus, of course), or going zip-lining. Cocktails will of course be a part of the festivities, but if that’s all you do, you’ll wake up with a hangover and a feather boa. Which could really just happen any time. So make it special.
What do you want to do at your bachelorette party?