Despite what you might have seen in movies or on Instagram, when it comes to bachelorette party planning there is no rule that says drinking has to be part of the celebration. There are a lot of reasons to skip the booze, whether you have pregnant bridesmaids, an underage maid of honor, one of your closest friends is sober, or the bride simply isn't into it.
Just because the party is dry doesn't mean the activities will be — there are so many sober bachelorette party ideas that don't revolve around drinking, and honestly you won't even miss the alcohol. Whether you choose a one-day staycation, a night on the town, road trip, or a weekend getaway, we've got the inspiration you need for an amazing alcohol-free bash.
Themes for an Alcohol-Free Bachelorette Party
As the bride gets ready for her big day, the bachelorette party is a chance to have a blast with her best friends. From low-key options to extravagant weekends, there are lots of ways to celebrate her with a thoughtfully picked theme for the occasion, all without drinking.
Plan a Foodie Frenzy
Turn the attention away from bevvies and instead make food the focus. Culinary-minded crews can hit up a cooking class to sharpen their kitchen skills while also enjoying a delicious meal. An over-the-top brunch is another great way to indulge, especially at decadent buffets (no judgment if you hit the line a few times!) or the fanciest hotel in town.
Or, dress up for a classy tea party and toast the guest of honor with your pinkies up. And don't forget about dessert! A custom bachelorette cake is the perfect finish to a tasty BACH meal.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Spend a bachelorette weekend getting some fresh air with a glamping situation. In addition to s'mores and scary stories around the fire, take scenic hikes, stand-up paddleboard on the nearest body of water, or do a little fishing.
If you're not looking to overnight in the woods, adventurous types can get their adrenaline pumping with day-trip activities like rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding.
Pamper the Bride-to-Be and Her Besties
Unwind from the stress of wedding planning and give yourself some time for relaxation. Escape with the squad for a full weekend of treatments at a spa resort, or book a spa day locally for well-deserved massages. For an in-home option, break out the face masks and foot peels.
Calling all beauty mavens: Make your way to the salon for a classic mani/pedi combo, enlist a pro for a makeup makeover, or treat your tresses to a blowout. Places like Drybar can host private events for all your gals. You can also check the Explore tab in the BACH app to find available beauty and salon experiences in your party location.
Get Retro With Your Sober Bachelorette Party Ideas
Tap into the nostalgia that a lot of 20- and 30-somethings are feeling lately with fun activities, throwback style. Channel the '90s or the disco era and go rollerskating (costumes definitely encouraged) or pick an old-school arcade for a night of earning the top score on your favorite games.
Work on Your Fitness
If the bridal party has committed to a non-alcoholic bachelorette party, that means there won't be any hangovers to hold you back from aerobic activity. A yoga, barre, or dance class is a healthy and fun way to bond with your babes and can usually be booked as a private experience. BACH even offers goat yoga in multiple destinations, enabling endless photo ops with tiny furry friends as you get your fitness in.
If you're planning a destination bachelorette weekend, seeing the sights on a bike tour is a great way to explore and boost your heart rate. Feeling extra ambitious? Sign up for a 5K Color Run — these vibrant, beginner-friendly races are hosted across the U.S.
Turn Up the Volume
There's nothing like a live music experience, so why not make it the center of a bachelorette party? Gather the gang to see one of the bride's favorite artists in concert, or bonus points if there's a festival that you can plan around. You might be lucky enough to catch something in town, but this approach is also a perfect road trip op.
Or, make your own music of sorts and hit the stage at a karaoke bar. There are also plenty of venues where you can book a private karaoke room, so it's just your group belting out Britney Spears hits without the pressure of an audience.
Have Fun in the Sun
When you think of fun bachelorette party ideas, soaking up some rays is probably pretty high on the list. It's easy to channel your inner mermaid with a pool party that is sure to make a splash with the besties, whether you're posted up at a hotel pool or your Airbnb.
If you're looking to sink your feet into the sand, a day at the beach — complete with a picnic and non-alcoholic refreshments — is a lovely choice. And if you want to get on the water, there's always the option to charter a boat for a nautical-themed fete.
Accept a Mission: (Not) Impossible
Think outside the box for sober bachelorette party ideas and pick an activity that will challenge the crew in an unexpected way. Escape rooms are an entertaining pick that will have the wedding party working through the clues together on a shared mission.
Or, divide into teams for a bachelorette-themed scavenger hunt across the city you're in. Enlist a bridesmaid to set it up, or you can hire a company that specializes in team-building activities to prepare it for you.
Unleash Your Inner Kid
We're all kids at heart, right? That's why an outing to an amusement park makes sense for those who want to relive moments from their younger days. Hop on the thrill rides at your favorite venue in town, or go big with an unforgettable Disneyland trip.
Sleepovers are a childhood staple but they're also a super memorable experience for a bachelorette party. Plan for all the slumber party essentials like movies, snacks, gossip, and PJs, but put an adult spin on it and splurge by booking a tricked-out Airbnb to spend the night in.
Make Art, Not Cocktails
Instead of popping bottles or busting out the cocktail shakers, use your hands to do something crafty. It's easy to set up a chill DIY crafting night at someone's house — think: decorating glasses, scrapbooking, candle making, or even prepping decor for the wedding. But heading out for a pottery, painting, or drawing class is another fantastic way to spend time together.
Tap Into the Supernatural
Take a peek into the future or the past, depending on your preference. If the bride wants to have her fortune told, a visit to a psychic could include a palm or tarot card reading that provides insight into the future.
Alternatively, if your group digs spooky things then a ghost tour is an entertaining item for the itinerary. Learn about the history of your locale and keep an eye out for paranormal activity at the same time.
Put the Finishing Touches on Sober Bachelorette Party Ideas
Planning an alcohol-free bachelorette party is an opportunity to use your creativity and establish a vibe that truly celebrates the bride before her wedding day. Once you've picked a theme, top it off with bachelorette party games, mocktails (if that's your jam), and party favors that tie everything together.
If you need help booking group activities or classes, download the BACH app to easily find the perfect experience for your crew. It makes party planning so much easier and allows you to take polls, split expenses, and much more.