Vitamin D has been calling our names with a megaphone lately, and we’re betting the same goes for you. And what better way to spend these sunny days than kicking it with your bridal squad. This time of year offers the widest variety of activities you can do as bachelorette party alternatives, and we double dog dare you to capitalize on that. In fact, we implore you! Your gals will thank you for something totally unique, and it may just be the perfect, relaxed setting for them to get to know each other better. Sans strobe lights + stilettos. So dive in with us as we go through these 16 unique ideas for friendship dates this summer!
Photo by Julia Engel Let’s get started!
1. Forage for flowers
Photo by Gal Meets Glam 2. Experiment with new cocktail recipes
Photo and cocktail recipe by Williams-Sonoma 3. Spend some time on the water
Photo via Show Me Your Mumu 4. Have an epicurean feast with dishes native to your honeymoon destination
Photo by Lindsey Marie Photography 5. Bake your heart out with fluffy summer cakes
Photo and champagne + raspberry curd sponge cake recipe from Erin Made This 6. Throw a tropical dinner party
Photo by Ailee Petrovic from this tropical soiree 7. Palm Spring Pool Party
Photo and DIY by A Joyful Riot 8. Go berry picking
Photo by Ariele Alasko 9. Have a picnic on the beach
Photo by Lauren Conrad 10. Go to a flower arranging workshop or host a party at home with your friends
Photo by Sabrina Bot and Paul Ferney for this Oh Happy Day birthday party 11. Make spiked lollipops together
Photo by Jared Smith for this Sugar & Cloth DIY 12. Winery Weekend
Photo by Kelsea Holder 13. Make homemade ice cream
Photo and recipe by Teresa Floyd 14. Binge Watch Party
Photo and cookies by Lovely Indeed 15. Donut Decorating Party
Photo by Billye Donya Photography with edible floral doughnuts from A Sweet Savory 16. Book a spontaneous weekend getaway (#PTL for sites like AirBNB!)
Photo via Architectural Digest España
These ideas are totally unique, and it’s these new + original ways to spend your time that will foster the best memories. And also give you new skills to share with the world for the future! That’s why we’re not sorry that several of these are food related. What can ya do?! So map out some time for these alternative bachelorette parties, because what better way to thank your bridal squad than fun-filled activities dedicated wholly to them?