Wellness-Themed Bachelorette Party

Celebrating a bride-to-be is one of the most fun-filled pre-wedding festivities. The bachelorette party is a chance for the bride to have some quality time with her friends and have some quality girl time before her wedding. It’s also an opportunity for bridesmaids and other friends of the bride to get to know each other better.

While some future brides anticipate their bachelorette party to be a huge nonstop party, many are now changing the game and planning a more low-key gathering filled with self-care and healthy activities like hiking, yoga, meditation and more! If you or someone you know is deciding on which way to go for a pre-wedding bash, here are six reasons why you should throw a wellness-themed bachelorette party.

1. Everyone Loves a Little Self-Care

It’s no secret that self-care is all the rage right now. While scrolling through Instagram or TikTok, there’s a pretty good chance your feed includes posts about meditation, changing into your favorite loungewear, treating yourself or simply some “me time.” Self-care is a crucial part of any wellness routine and the perfect focus for a bachelorette party!

It’s easy to sprinkle some self-care into your bachelorette party, whether it’s one night or a whole weekend. If you’re looking to splurge, book a group spa day with mani-pedis, massages or mini facials. You can also opt for a more cost-effective self-care day with sheet masks, essential oils, magazines and green smoothies. Adding a self-care session to your bachelorette party is great for any group size or preference.

2. There Are Options for Every Price Point

Perhaps the best part of a wellness-themed bachelorette party is that you don’t have to break the bank. When planning, consider either low-cost or free venues like public parks, porches and backyards or even your own living room, hotel or Airbnb. This way, you can save more money for your themed items and wellness activities. Host a self-guided yoga session in the park with healthy snacks or have a night in with movies and a group cooking session.

Planning on surprising your bridesmaids with a bachelorette party gift? There are endless options for healthy, fun favors. Jade rollers, nail polish, hand cream, crystals or wellness journals are great items to give your friends that will make them smile and serve as a memory of your wellness-themed bash.

3. Filling the Itinerary Will Be a Breeze

One of the most stressful parts of planning a bachelorette party is, well, planning all of the events! It can be difficult to find activities for everyone that aren’t centered around eating, drinking and partying for traditional bachelorette parties, but with wellness-themed bachelorette events, there are a plethora of options no matter when or where you choose to celebrate.

A relaxing day might include coffee and meditation in the morning, a nature walk and lunch reservations followed by an afternoon spent at the nail salon or by the beach or pool. You might end the evening by embarking on a sunset cruise or having a movie night. If you’re looking to liven things up a bit, consider a half-day winery or brewery tour followed by a farm-to-table dinner at a restaurant. For fitness-minded friends, check with local fitness studios about group or even private classes. A spin class or Zumba session with your girls in matching women’s activewear sets is sure to be the highlight of the party!

Wellness Themed Bachelor Party

4. You Can Self-Care from Anywhere

Wondering where to throw your bachelorette party? Whether you’re planning an evening, day trip or long weekend for your pre-wedding celebration, a wellness theme works for just about anywhere. You’re free to choose a traditional bachelorette hotspot like Charleston, SC,  Austin, TX, or Nashville, TN, or opt for a quiet off-the-beaten-path destination or even just remain close to home for a cozy staycation. If you do choose to travel, consider renting an Airbnb or rental home for maximum comfort, space and privacy. This way, you’ll have more room to congregate and chill out in cute lazy outfits, which is a better option than a dress and heels any day! You’ll also have optimal space for relaxing, cooking, primping and overall girl time.

5. You’ll Leave Feeling Refreshed

The downside to a bachelorette weekend filled with non-stop drinks and partying is, of course, the unavoidable hangover. It can leave you with the Sunday Scaries, fatigue and a giant headache. While a wellness-themed bachelorette party is meant to be fun-filled and memorable, it won’t leave you needing ibuprofen and electrolytes. Rather, a wellness-based celebration will rejuvenate you and your friends, provide a break from work and leave you feeling energized and refreshed.

6. Treating Yourself Counts as Wellness, Too

Don’t think that just because you choose a wellness-themed bachelorette party means that you can’t indulge in a few things. Mental and emotional well-being are integral parts of wellness, too! With a wellness theme, you can include all kinds of exciting activities that aren’t necessarily fitness- or health-based. Wellness is truly about feeling happy, balanced and fulfilled, so if that includes a yummy dessert (or a few), make sure to include that in your weekend as well. Some other indulgent bachelorette activities you might want to add could include a mini shopping spree, cocktail competition or a late-night snack spread.

Themed bachelorette party

Above all, a wellness theme should be about good vibes, healthy habits and great company. The bride-to-be and guests should end the celebration feeling better than when they arrived and possibly having tried something new that they might integrate into their own personal wellness routine. A themed bachelorette party doesn’t need to follow any set of rules, but rather should reflect the bride’s interests and provide a time and space for making special memories. It’s about what feels authentic and special to you and your group of friends.