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Any bride-to-be can host a memorable bachelorette party with a glass of champagne, a faux tiara, and a handful of her favorite friends, but why stick to tradition when there are a plethora of more creative soirée options? Just as no two brides are the same, no two bachelorette parties should be completely identical. Whether you're an introspective artist with a soft spot for champagne or a closet foodie who would rather spend her bachelorette bash sporting a chef's hat than a crown, Los Angeles possesses a wealth of diverting recreations ideal for a bridal party looking for a noteworthy night out on the town. Read on for six unexpected and unique alternatives to the classic bachelorette shindig.
Hollywood Club Crawl
If you're a bachelorette party traditionalist, the pub crawl may appear awfully enticing. However, barhopping brides will find a more streamlined and enjoyable experience by enlisting the assistance of a professional planner. Los Angeles nightlife guru Jamie Barren offers just such assistance via his concierge company BottleMenuService.com "Bottle service, VIP treatment, cocktails, champagne, and LA nightlife luxury clubs are just a few things a great bachelorette party night out needs to celebrate the bride's last days of singledom," Barren insists.
Gourmet Cooking Class
Foodie brides need not wait until their wedding to indulge in gastronomical delights. "What better way to celebrate the bride than with a cooking party with all of her friends? The way to heart is through the stomach, after all," reasons Kyrsten Beidelman, manager and instructor of favored local cooking class company Hipcooks Los Angeles. "Hipcooks provides hands-on cooking classes for the novice and seasoned cook alike," Beidelman explains. "Measuring implements are banned, tasting is encouraged, and your inner chef is invited to play. The best part? Every class ends with a dinner party!"
Nude Sketch Classes
If your tastes tend towards the neoclassical, why not toast to your impending marriage by scheduling a drawing class with your closest chums? The Artful Bachelorette in Los Angeles combines whimsy and entertainment by proffering bridal parties with champagne, an easel, and a nude model as inspiration for artistic imaginings. "You'll learn a little and laugh a lot! The more you drink the better you draw. Drawing is so much more fun when the model isn't wearing drawers," The Artful Bachelorette's proprietor, Fleur Childs, drolly notes.
Brides hoping to infuse their bachelorette fête with live entertainment may find the perfect fit in a vintage-inspired burlesque performance like those hosted by Tease If You Please founder Donna Hood. "Tease If You Please is dedicated to keeping the art of burlesque alive," Hood says. "The lighting, decor, and music will bring you back to the roaring 1920s!"
Pole Dancing Classes
Reinvigorate your athletic prowess and learn a reception-ready dance move or two by booking a pole dancing class with the bridal entourage. Located on West Pico Boulevard, Allure Dance & Fitness Studio offers a convenient location for Angelenos and an extensive menu of dance classes to choose from, ensuring a bachelorette you'll never forget.
Temecula Vineyard Tour
Brides who prefer a more elegant, leisurely celebration will find their perfect match in a viticultural tour of nearby Temecula Valley, whose lush vineyards provide a scenic backdrop for the occasion. In lieu of carpooling or hiring a bus, take your transportation up a notch by enlisting the assistance of Vineyard Limousine And Wine Tours Of Temecula, whose brigade of luxury vehicles are ideal for conveying the bridal party to each subsequent stop in style.