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10 Unique & Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas

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Bachelorette parties are often synonymous with a trip to Vegas, strippers and lots of alcohol. But for many brides, the traditional night of debauchery with their gal pals isn’t their idea of a good time.

“A lot of brides will have bridal parties made up of friends from high school, friends from work and from college, so the group doesn’t really know each other,” says Jabari Seabrook, owner of Charleston Affair event planning service. “There’s a lot more emphasis on getting to know each other during the bachelorette party.”

Here are 10 fun alternative bachelorette party ideas that will bring your bridal party together for a good time:

1. Sweat it Out with an Exercise Class

Feel the burn with a private spin or ballet barre class or turn it into a whole health-themed weekend with some hot yoga and a trip to the spa.

2. Team up for Paintball or Laser Tag

A little healthy competition can really help your bridesmaids bond. Bonus points if you play in old bridesmaid dresses!

3. Do a Themed Photo Shoot

Got a bride with a silly side? Create a photo booth and spend part of the night playing dress up and doing your best red carpet pose.

4. Take a Local Tour

Learn something new with a walking history tour or explore new tastes with a tour of a local winery or distillery.

5. Bring Out Your Sexy Side

Channel your inner empowered diva with a burlesque or pole dancing class.

6. Learn a New Skill

Bond with your bridal party by trying a new class like cooking, mixology or crafts.

7. Go Thrill Seeking

If you’re looking for a more adrenaline-packed party activity, why not try bungee jumping or skydiving? Because nothing brings people together like a near-death experience.

8. Give Back to Your Community

Volunteering is the perfect activity for the bride with a heart of gold. Volunteer at an animal shelter, build a house or have everyone donate to her favorite charity.

9. Get in Touch with Nature

S’mores, campfires and fresh air - what’s not to love about a glamping bachelorette party?

10. Make it Coed

Bring the boys along for the fun with a co-bachelor/bachelorette party! The more, the merrier, right?

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