The winter can be the ideal backdrop to the perfect bachelorette party. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
There is a time for fun in the sun, but that doesn’t mean that winter doesn’t have its moments too. If your bachelorette party is scheduled during the chilly months, then lean into the theme and make it a winter bachelorette party. Winter is often a time when friends can feel a little drab, or when people incline to stick around inside. With these winter bachelorette party ideas, you can add some sparkle and joy to these dark months.
Winter is harsh, cold, and sometimes rough on our skin, hair, and bodies. Make your bachelorette party an oasis of pampering among the snow.
If you’re booking a weekend getaway, look for a spa location full of options for massages, facials, pedicures, and saunas. If you’re hosting a bachelorette party with a more DIY-vibe, then pack up the masks, rubs, and hair treatments for a fun, homemade spa weekend spent in the mountains. Not only are these at-home spa treatments a great way to relax, but they also make for some of the most fun, yet cheap bachelorette party ideas to enjoy with your group of gals. Make sure that the needs of all your friends have been accounted for, including guests with different types of hair and skin.
Don’t forget the feet, nails, scalp, as every part of the body can come into play for your spa bachelorette party. This might also be the time for temporary tattoos or wash-out dye jobs. Get creative!
When exploring some of the best bachelorette party destinations, you may be drawn to a cozy weekend spent in the mountains with your closest gal pals. Depending on your location, there is a good chance that a small city nearby is flush with cozy forest cabins. There are few experiences more tranquil or beautiful than hanging out with your best friends watching the snowfall silently outside. A cozy, cabin getaway doesn’t have to be dull. There’s still time for plenty of raunchy games, eye-raising truth or dare options, and all the fun that one could imagine. But, the cozy environment sets the tone for a winter getaway—bonus points if it comes with an outdoor hot tub.
Either way, make sure that guests know what to wear to a bachelorette party spent in the snow so that everyone comes prepared with gloves, hats, and snow-resistant clothing and boots. There is nothing fun about wet feet.
Once you’ve scheduled a winter bachelorette party, make sure that you fully utilize the winter landscape.
If you’re bunked up somewhere with snow, make sure to bring the sleds. Nothing is easier, or more fun, than racing down the hills like a kid who’s home during a snow day from school. Here is a full-body activity that will wear you all out, and will make the hot chocolate or craft cocktail follow up that much sweeter.
Take the crew to an ice rink, and let the fun fly. This works best with a bachelorette party that is pretty good at ice skating. Most people will have fun clutching the side of the rink for a few minutes, but if nobody in the party is a talented skater, then stick to sledding or snow tubing for your bachelorette festivities.
If you’re outdoors, then see if you can safely build a bonfire. Even in somewhat moist air, it's not too hard to get a fire going. Sitting around a bonfire is the best time to tell stories about the bride, recall early moments in her relationship, or even share toasts and best wishes for her big day and the years to follow.
Also, it’s the best time to make s’mores, so don’t forget the graham crackers, marshmallows, and hot chocolate. (If you have a germ-conscious group, bring skewers too.)
Big batch hot drinks are also the winter bachelorette party jackpot. Hot cider, boozy hot chocolate, hot toddies—the options are endless. If you’re traveling to some cozy cabin, then bring along a slow cooker, which can be easy and inexpensive to buy, too. This will keep your big batch hot drinks warm for the entire trip.
Forget tiaras and sashes, the winter bachelorette weekend calls for matching hats, scarves, or flannel pajamas (flannel boxers work, too). You could even go with robes if you’d prefer, but nothing says Team Bride winter edition more than cozy, winter-appropriate clothing.
The winter-themed bachelorette party can be one of the most memorable events to host before your wedding. Don’t let the cold months scare you off. There’s so much fun and joy to be had with winter themes, winter games, and winter opportunities. Consider these winter bachelorette party ideas when planning a special occasion to remember.
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