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Bachelorette Parties: Fun Alternatives to a Wild Night

If bar-hopping and male strippers aren't the bride's idea of a fun time, perhaps you should reconsider her bachelorette party festivities. (I know, I know...bachelorette parties are a great reason to plead temporary insanity.) But don't despair! There are lots of fun ways to celebrate the bride's final moments of her single life.

Pamper and Primp

Spend the day at the spa. It's a great way to get the girls together and celebrate this special time. And it's also perfect for calming any pre-wedding jitters the bride may have. Pedicure anyone?

Road Trippin'

If the bride's a little more adventurous, plan an overnight trip to the beach, the city, the mountains, or anywhere. Go sunning, go shopping, go tubing--just go! And if you want to make it a little more exciting, pack the bride's overnight bag and don't tell her where you're all going. Keep her guessing all the way.

Food, Fun, and Friends

Who says staying in can't be fun? Plan a themed dinner party complete with yummy cocktails and fabulous food, look through old photo albums, and play a few games or rent a great movie. (Wedding Singer...anyone?).

Roller Coaster...of Love

If you really want to get the bride's mind off the wedding, get the girls together and head out to a theme park. Ride the coasters, eat cotton candy, and don't forget to get your picture taken with those freaky costumed characters!

Laugh It Up

Got a bride who likes to giggle? Check out a comedy club. This is another great way to calm the bride's pre-wedding jitters.

As you can see, there are lots of alternatives to a wild and crazy bachelorette party. The point is to have fun, so take the bride's interests and hobbies in to consideration when planning. In addition, use common sense: If you go to the beach, remember that red is NOT the new trend in beautiful skin; and if you engage in strenuous activities, injuries ARE possible and white bandages DO clash with your white dress. In essence, don't make this the night you'd like to forget.

Jessica Bonilla is the owner and editor of -- the source that makes online wedding planning a lot easier.

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