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Updated January 14th, 2016
Planning a bachelorette party to Miami and South Beach?
You’re in luck! I just got back from an amazing girls weekend to celebrate the bride-to-be, Ms. Jessica Blaine Smith before her big day in April. How did we settle on Miami? It’s NOT Vegas. We wanted a more low-key beach vacation and a chance to chill out together after the crazy rush of Christmas.
Here are a few suggestions for planning your own bachelorette party to Miami for your best girlfriend:
1) Book A LOT of Dinners
Going to Miami on a busy weekend? Gurrrl, you better make those reservations now – especially if you’re heading down there with a big group. Before you book your dates for Miami, make sure there’s no crazy festival driving up hotel prices the weekend you decide to go. A few of my choice picks for dinner in South Beach / Miami include:
PubBelly – Small plates of goodness, Asian-fusion
Mandolin Aegean Restaurant – Greek food at this local spot
Yarbird Southern Table & Bar – The BEST fried chicken ever.
Cecconi’s at SoHo House – Italian food
The Bazaar by Jose Andres – Molecular gastronomy
Scarpetta – Italian
Joe’s Stone Crab – Seafood
Mr. Chow – Chinese food
SushiSamba – Fusion sushi
Nobu Miami – Fancy sushi
Lure Fishbar – Great for seafood, sushi and the best burger
Wedding season is kicking off soon which means bachelorette party o’clock is happening right now. So you’ve been tasked with planning and hosting the BEST bachelorette party ever for your best girlfriend. No pressure right?
Where do you even begin? How do you deal with all the opinions and tastes? How do you manage collecting money from a big group of people? I’ve got a few tips for you on planning a great bachelorette party:
1) Pick a Memorable Location
The first thing to decide is if this will this be a one night party where you will celebrate locally or will this be an all-out weekend of debauchery at a fun destination? Consult with the bride and ask her where she would like to go. Then poll the bridesmaids and her closest girlfriends to see if a weekend in Vegas/Miami/NYC is do-able for everybody’s schedule and budget. You can always bunk four to a room, fly on points or go during low season.
If the bride wants to include as many people as possible, a local party is probably your best bet. But if you’re looking for a memorable getaway with just a small group of girlfriends – perhaps it will be a weekend trip. It could be a spa getaway in the country, a cottage rental in Muskoka, or a visit to a new city – anything is possible.
2) Pack it Full of Unique Activities
Once you’ve decided where you will be hosting the bachelorette, start researching fun activities for the group. Is there something incredibly unique that you can do as a group or at your destination that you can’t do at home?
Book an afternoon at the spa, take a local cooking class, hit up a comedy show, reserve a bunch of swanky dinners, go dancing, have brunch, go for afternoon tea or spend the day shopping. Ask the concierge at the hotel you are staying at for their opinion on the best ideas for your bachelorette party and let them help you. (more…)
By: Katrina McKay
As Ohhh Canada’s CEO and resident sexpert, I’ve led sex workshops at over fifty bachelorette parties during the past two years – that’s a lot of bachelorette craziness. And while I can appreciate some phallic-looking silliness, I have some ideas on how to take your bachelorette party from silly and childish to memorable and stylish. So whether you’re the Maid of Honour – aka the organizer, or the bachelorette yourself, read on for a fresh take on the bachelorette.
1) Find a Great Venue – I love to lose myself in Vegas as much as the next girl, but it’s been done. Instead, opt for a venue that echoes the personality of your guest of honour. If she’s an outdoorsy type, plan an afternoon hike followed by dinner at a ritzy steakhouse. Fashion-obsessed bachelorette? Contact a local designer and arrange a private studio visit, then hit a wine bar afterwards. Keep in mind that the party should feel indulgent – not just your usual girls’ night out.
From my experience, the best parties also seem to have multiple elements and activities that get everyone interacting. Plan for two to three distinct “sections” to the night – something a little decadent involving food (oysters and Champagne!), some time to socialize while doing something fun, and of course, a sexy element or two.