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17 Twists on the Bachelorette Party


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Don't want to make your girls shell out for Vegas? Steal these ideas for an unforgettable bash close to home.

1. Saddle up for a group trail ride.
2. Schedule a cooking class—learn how to make your own ravioli from scratch!
3. LOL at an improv-comedy workshop.
4. Take a spin on a scenic bike tour—spandex optional.
5. Chant, meditate, and purify in a women's sweat lodge.
6. Throw a slumber party in a hometown hotel.
7. Play around at an adult-friendly arcade (i.e., one with a cocktail menu). Dance Dance Revolution, baby!
8. Commandeer a table at a paint-your-own-pottery place.
9. Build memories—and biceps—while rock-climbing.
10. Go strawberry- or peach-picking. (Think of the daiquiris!)
11. Get beautiful during a gloss-and-glam makeover party.
12. Take a flower-arranging class—hello, DIY bouquets!
13. Go river-tubing—and for best results, rent a bonus tube for your beer cooler.
14. Chill during a potluck knitting party.
15. Get your groove on during a private dance lesson—master salsa, hula, even belly dancing.
16. Sip flights of wine, tequila, or rum at an expert-led tasting. (Seriously, it's research.)
17. One word: karaoke.

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