When you’re first starting to plan a bachelorette party, your first inclination might be to research the best bar in the area for one night of fun with the bride and her closest friends. While this option is notorious for being fun, this may not be the brides scene so we wanted to delve a little bit deeper and discover Philadelphia’s best bachelorette alternatives.
The results: classes for creatives and foodies, concerts for music lovers, a girls weekend away, and more. PS: Rather than separate bachelorette and bachelor parties, we love the idea of planning to spend the night out together as a group! So many of our ideas are applicable and will be even more fun if you have a bigger group in tow.
For the Creative: Philadelphia has a number of art classes throughout the city, and we just happen to be hosting one of them! Join us on Sunday, March 8, to learn calligraphy basics with Manayunk Calligraphy. We’re hosting our workshop at PAFA, and you can learn more at the Styled Bride. We’ve all had friends post pictures on Facebook from a painting class, and you can gather your group and attend a class through Painting with a Twist. Choose the painting you would like your group to replicate and enjoy sips throughout the night.
For the Foodie: You can’t go wrong by booking a reservation at any of these restaurants, but we have a few more ideas. Opt for a cooking class through COOK (the group owns Twenty Manning Grill and Audrey Claire, so you can’t go wrong!). The kitchen has 16 seats, and your chef will explain how he prepares each dish right in front of you while you enjoy wine.
For the Arts Lover: Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture, so we had to include a few options. The Love Letters tour pairs you with a guide who will take you to see 50 murals painted and dedicated to Philadelphia by artist Stephen Powers throughout the city via the el train. Other ideas: plan to see the Philadelphia Orchestra play in person, spend a night at The Mann Center concert, which has the best view of the city out of all concert venues in town; or laugh at a comedy show at the Helium Comedy Club.
For the Athlete: Gather your group together and learn how to dance at the Society Hill Dance Academy. By booking a private event, you can choose which style you would like to learn. We know we’ve mentioned it before, but the Blue Cross RiverRink is always a great idea during the winter, especially because this is the first year where there is an entire winter village in place. Plan to spend the night bowling at Lucky Strike, or opt to take a Barre class as a group followed by cocktails and dinner (of course!).
For the Traveler: If a girls getaway sounds best, plan to make the quick trip to Cape May. Although the summer is typically when most think of going to the beach, Congress Hall is lovely during any time of year. Plan to visit the spa, dine around Cape May, and take a (slightly chilly) stroll on the beach. Atlantic City is also nearby for a night out or a fun day of shopping.