Ladies, let’s face it—one of the best parts of getting married is partying down with your best friends and family at the bachelorette party. Let loose, blow off some of that wedding planning steam, and settle into your wild side before saying “I do.” From brunch and painting to trolleys and clubs, we’re breaking down some of the best bachelorette party ideas in and around West Michigan.
Drinks, music, and sightseeing—what’s not to love? The Grand Rapids pub cruiser is serving up GR sightseeing during this adventurous ride past bars and landmarks. Did we mention your own personal bartender? Bring along drinks and food of your choice during this uniquely curated pub crawl experience. Peddling around town on the trolley is a great addition to any bachelorette party itinerary. Think of it like this: you can drink your favorite beverage and work off the carbs all at the same time.
Brunch with the Girls
Eat and cheer as these queens slay the strut down the aisle with a Michigan Drag Show Brunch. Act fast as these GR locals are booked and busy. Check out their website for an updated calendar to see when and where you can catch the next show. Don’t miss the perfect opportunity to combine your love of food, vibes, and a one-of-a-kind experience.
Keep it lowkey with a little bit of self-care, because if you have no time to hit TJMaxx for a pick-me-up, you are going to need to get a new candle somehow. Invite your bridal party out for the best artsy date they could imagine with Wax Poetic GR. We can just about smell the Lavendar and Eucalyptus through the screen, how about you?
Clay Without the Clay
Keeping with the easy-going bridal party theme, we’ve got pottery painting with The Mud Room. Keep that bridal manicure clean by nixing the clay and picking up a paintbrush. With mugs, bowls, and vases, they’ve got it all prepped and ready for you and the besties to throw down your Pinterest-inspo.
Hey, we’re not judging a traditional sit-down dinner with fancy linens and accessories—it’s a classic for a reason. Go for a cozy vibe with Cafe Mamo for an intimate home-cooked dinner style of dining. Or, venture downtown for more upscale options like Tupelo Honey or Rockwell Republic. No matter your party size, Grand Rapids has a little bit of something for everyone looking to get their grub on, and we are in full support of all of the Instagram-worthy dishes in the city.
Climbing With The Homies
We would not be ourselves if we did not throw something completely out of left field. Break free of the at-home wedding planning and experience an interactive party experience. Higher Ground Rock Climbing Centre has everything you need for a good ole adrenaline rush before the nuptials. The days leading up to your forever can be just as risk-taking as the day of, and Higher Ground makes sure of that through team building climbing, guided climbing, and lessons from their team.
Let go, let loose, and build that confidence with Flirt Fitness Studio pole dancing classes. Book a private lesson for your party and get comfortable as you learn the ups-and-downs of pole dancing. Have a few laughs, a few spins, and maybe pick up a move or two.
Whether you’re taking a leap of faith with a boulder, or keeping it classy with a few drinks accompanied by the people that you’re closest to, memories from your bachelorette party will last a lifetime. Planning for your 2023 wedding? Check out our 10% down deal and include us on your big day.