Brides of Beantown: Boston Bachelorette Party Ideas

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Things To Do In Boston For Your Bachelorette Party

Wedding season has sprung and you know what that means—it’s time to (bachelorette) PAR-TAY! Whether you’re the all-out, pink feather boa type or a laid back gathering, sip some wine kind of gal, Boston has a lot to offer in the bachelorette party department. This city is aaaalways ready for a party no matter what kind it is. Check out our list of things to do for a Boston bachelorette party with your girls to celebrate your last days as a single lady Beantown-style!

23. Seafood Boil Dinner at Bootleg Special

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Get a little messy (the good kind) for your bachelorette at Bootleg Special. This hip French Quarter inspired hangout serves up stellar seafood boils that’ll get your hands dirty and drinks so good they’ll have you yearning for a dance floor. Take your party here and let the fun times begin! Bib optional, but highly recommended.

22. Bites of Boston Private Food Tour

Spend the afternoon or evening getting to know one of Boston’s most unique neighborhoods and the delicious food and rich history that it has to offer. Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will ensure that you will have a great time, a full belly, and learn a lot. Tours are offered in the South End, Downtown, Chinatown, and Allston. Ask about adding a bottle of bubbly or a cake to help you celebrate to the fullest!

21. Candle Making Workshop with Noted Candles

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Get your hands dirty with your girls (not that kind of dirty…come on now) and learn how to make candles with a custom workshop hosted by Noted Candles. Each person will choose the style and fragrance of their candle that you will make from scratch, you will also each customize a match bottle to round out your set. The sessions are tailored to your group so everyone gets the level of detail and instruction that is right for the occasion. Maybe you want to learn the nitty gritty of candle making so that you can make candles at home, or maybe you just want to have a fun girls night out. No matter what you are looking for, Ashley, your instructor and owner of Noted, will be sure you get the experience you are looking for.

20. Brunch Cocktails at Citrus & Salt

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19. Unwind in the Salt Cave at G2O Spa + Salon

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Experience the benefits of halotherapy, or dry salt therapy, in the comfort of this custom-built Salt Cave. With walls made from pure Himalayan Salt stones softly lit to enhance their beauty, the regulation of air flow, humidity and temperature of the room causes the water from the air to be absorbed and release negative ions from the salt. This creates a negative ion environment which is what we experience at a beach, waterfall or in the mountains. These ions may have a positive effect on mood and energy. This is a detoxifying and stress-relieving experience that will have you feeling blissful and calm. That’s relaxation at it’s finest if you ask us!

18. Let Off Some Steam at Urban Axes

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Now axe throwing might not be on the top of your bachelorette party list of to do’s but let us tell you it’s SO MUCH FUN! Bachelorette parties are all about getting loose and letting off steam so what better way to do it than drinking and throwing giant axes with your girlfriends? Never thrown an axe before? That’s totally fine. The coaches will instruct you on how to do it safely and effectively before you’re thrown out into the wild. It’s an axe-perience you surely won’t forget.

17. Afternoon Tea at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

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If you’re feeling a little bit more refined for your bachelorette, we totally get it! Book some afternoon tea at the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. They offer all the bells and whistles of proper high tea with small tea sandwich bites, scones and clotted cream, pastries, and tea of course. They offer a wide variety of delicious and unique teas to go with your snacks and keep the hot water flowing. Be careful no to spill too much tea though ladies *wink*!

16. Bridal Dash Scavenger Hunt with Cashunt

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Feeling adventurous for your bachelorette party? Try out The Bridal Dash scavenger hunt hosted by Cashunt. They have customized this this game for brides-to-be to have a fun time adventuring around the city from the North End to Boston Common. You get to keep all the photos and videos taken during the hunt to remember your experience.

15. Get Your Game On at VERSUS

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If you’re looking for something light-hearted and fun then VERSUS is the perfect place to spend an evening of your bachelorette party. This adult arcade offers all the classic games nodding to childhood nostalgia while also serving creative cocktails with a gamers flair. They offer “single player” drinks, which is a cocktail for one, or “multi-player” drinks which can be shared. Feeling really old school? They also offer board and boxed games like the classic, Jenga.

14. Nail Art & Tea at Tinailery

The bachelorette party is all about treating yourself and your girls so why not get some fancy nails! Tinailery is a Japanese-style nail salon in Downtown Boston that offers boundless options of designs for your nails. The culture of their salon centers on art, beauty, health and attention to detail. Not only will your nails look the best they have ever looked, Tinailery also offers a full menu of organic teas to sip on during your appointment. Make sure to book ahead of time since space is limited.

13. Wine Night at Boston Winery

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Boston Winery offers different ways to learn about wine from tasting it to making it. They’re an ideal spot for a private get together, large or small. They have everything you’re looking for when it comes to a laid back bachelorette party from the wine and food to the service and ambiance. You may think of Boston as a beer-guzzling town but be sure not to miss Boston’s alter ego at Boston Winery.

12. Beer Tasting at Dorchester Brewing Co.

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Ok, ok, ok, we know, Boston’s a BEEH town. We couldn’t leave this list without a brewery on it, and this one is right in the city. The beer is awesome and the ambiance is too. There is plenty of space to hangout and enjoy yourself. In 2020, they expanded their Tap Room space to include what they call their Hopservatory, a four season rooftop greenhouse, a game room, restaurant, and more. They also help other brewing partners to increase their beer production so they are spreading the love one brew at a time. Now that’s the spirit!

11. Crush Boutique Private Shopping Party

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Private bachelorette shopping appointment? Yes please! Crush Boutique offers this wonderful service for brides-to-be and their gals. The service includes complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres along with full styling attention from Crush Boutique staff. It’s an ideal ladies evening!

10. Dinner and Drinks at Mariel

Have you ever been served your cocktail on its own little perch? We didn’t think so! The daquari tree at Mariel is a show-stopper and so fun for a bachelorette party. Choose your flavors and they will bring your cocktails out on a metal tree-like holder ready for you to snap a photo and then enjoy. Aside from the awesome drinks at Mariel, their upscale Cuban fare is ideal for a celebration night. The atmosphere is both elegant and hip making it a great party spot for both the sophisticated and those that like to go a little more all out.

9. Boston Pole Fitness Private Pole Party

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You know you want to! To truly make your bachelorette party unforgettable, book a private pole party with Boston Pole Fitness. You’ll learn a pole routine and have lots of time for pictures and fun. Heels are optional and you can bring your own beverages. Get ready for an experience you’ll never forget and pictures that’ll keep you smiling for years to come!

8. Drinks on the LOOKOUT Roof Deck at Envoy

Raise the roof on the rooftop of the Envoy Hotel at the neighborhood hotspot bar, LOOKOUT. Enjoy panoramic views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. The bar has intimate seating for small groups and glowing fire pits. For cooler evenings, sit under heaters in the covered seating area. Enjoy craft beverages at this unique bar for your bachelorette party. Going up!

7. Tiki Time at Tiki Rock

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Head out with the girls to Boston’s Downtown where you’ll find something unexpected…A tiki bar! No chowder or Boston cream pie here, just some island feels and tropical drinks. They are always adding seasonal drinks in addition to their standard tiki classics. The party beach is waiting!

6. Set Sail with A Classic Harbor Line Boston Cruise 

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Set sail for your bachelorette party with Classic Harbor Line Boston Cruises. They have tons of options for cruise themes leaving from Boston Harbor, such as the Northern Lights Cruise, Boston Brunch Cruise, Boston Sunset Cruise, and more. Find what suits your party and set sail. The best photos are taken in natural sunlight so make sure you snap some gorgeous photos of your bachelorette!

5. Classy Drinks and Dinner at Yvonne’s

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Yvonne’s is a little getaway hidden in Downtown Crossing that is perfect for a bachelorette party evening. They are redefining the supper club with their outstanding seasonal menu, artisan drinks (some of which come flaming), and beautiful space. They do large-format drinks to share and have three separate spaces to choose from to hold your party. They have The Library, The Lounge, and The Supper Club. Inquire about each to find the perfect fit for your bride-to-be.

4. Drag Queen Dinner or Brunch Show at Diva Royale

Don’t be a drag, just be a queen! This is the perfect place for a bachelorette party night on the town or brunch to keep the party going after a long night out on the town. Head to Diva Royale for a drag queen dinner or brunch show and you’ll surely be treated like a Queen *wink*. They go all out with their costumes so you should too. Do it up—glitter, feathers, the lot!

3. Boudoir Bachelorette Party Photoshoot with VS Photography

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Whether celebrating a bachelorette party, a wedding, an anniversary, or a special milestone in your life, an intimate portrait shoot is the perfect way to celebrate yourself and create a memory that will last forever. A boudoir photography session with VS Photography is a unique, empowering experience that they think every woman should try at least once. What is unique about VS Photography is that they offer group boudoir packages also available, which are perfect for a girls’ night out, bridal shower, or bachelorette party. Product options include photo albums, folios, mini albums, USB collections, prints, and digital add-ons.

2. Pool Party at the Roof Top Pool at The Colonnade Hotel

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Pool party? Where and when?! The Colonnade Hotel’s rooftop pool in Back Bay is the perfect place for a pool party bachelorette. It’s also the only rooftop pool in Boston, so it’s in high demand. Make a reservation for your group and enjoy some time in the sun, in the middle of the city, how cool! The Roof Top Pool is outlined with billowing private cabanas and offers a beautiful 12-story buffer between you and the busy world below. So whether you de-stress by sunning, sipping, stretching, or swimming, this urban oasis will fit the bill.

1. Cruise & Booze with Boston Lux Cruises

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This brand new company is offering the opportunity to brunch and booze while cruising on Boston’s breath-taking harbor. They offer cruises for all occasions but bachelorette parties are one of the most ideal ones. There will be no shortage of drinks and snacks as they keep it flowing and keep you fed. This is a great way to round out your celebration of the bride-to-be beantown style!


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 9th, 2018 and has been updated and revamped for accuracy and fresh content.

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