How To Throw a Non-Drinking Bachelorette Party: Top 10 Activities

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Tampa Bay Edition:

With a lot of girls trips and bachelorette parties, there is a huge focus on drinking. But, what do you do if your bride or people in your group aren’t big drinkers? Probably get new friends. (JUST KIDDING)

In all seriousness, there are a ton of things you can do that don’t include hitting the bars. Below we’re going to dive into 10 bachelorette activities you could plan that don’t involve drinking.

#1 Get Your Workout On (Yoga, Dance, Pound, Bootcamp style)

#sweatingforthewedding is a real thing. You could always schedule some kind of workout class. This doesn’t have to be running on the treadmill. Get creative with it! Yoga is a great relaxing group activity but if you’re looking outside the box, try out some kind of Dance class! We just did a pound class for the first time and loved it!

Recommendations for Tampa Bay:

Yoga: The Body Electric is probably the best yoga studio we’ve ever been to and you could drop into a class for about $15 per person. The inside of this studio is absolutely beautiful and the instructors are great. If you’re really trying to get in a #sweatingforthewedding session, try out one of their hot yoga classes!

If you love yoga and love animals, then check out Grady Goat Yoga. During the session friendly baby goats wander around and they are not shy! Be ready for one to jump on your back during tabletop pose. Baby goat cuddles and photos are highly encouraged. Reservations are required and these weekend events sell out quickly.

Dance/Pound: LVL UP Dance and Fitness

If you’re interested in a more active itinerary, try out a pound class! This is a high intensity interval class that incorporates some dance moves, pounding of drum sticks and a lot of of squatting.

#2 Eat All the Foods on a Local Food Tour

A food tour was a great way to explore and eat your way through a new city! Your tour guide can share fun city history, recommendations around town, and local secret spots! If you visit to a “foodie” destination such as Savannah, Charleston, Seattle or Nashville, I would definitely scheduling a tour towards the beginning our your trip. This is also a great way to get a lay of the land for when you head out on the town. And bonus, most food tours have discounts partnerships available along the route for continue savings during your stay!

Recommendations for Tampa Bay:

Tampa Bay Food Tours

Eat St. Pete

Taste of St Pete

St Pete Coffee Tours

#3 DIY Time With a Paint Party or a “Make your own” Class

These classes are always a blast, you get to create something, have a keepsake and usually can bring your own snacks/beverages! Painting classes have been popular for a few years so if you are running out of wall space, try a glass blowing class, a woodworking DIY class, or pottery class.

Recommendations for Tampa Bay:

Woodworking: AR Workshops and Nook and Cranny

Nook and Cranny usually has a rotating list of projects and you sign up for a date you like the particular project or book a private class for the group. The last time we went, you got to create a sign, sand it down and add hanging hardware and paint a ‘home sweet home’ with whatever state outline you wanted. All materials and equipment were provided and they provided you with stencils too for those of us who aren’t very artistic!

Arts and Crafts: Make Me Studios and Color Me Mine

Painting: Painting with a Twist

Glass Blowing: Morean Arts Center

#4 Relax With a Group Spa Day

Who doesn’t love to be pampered! A group spa session can be great after a busy bachelorette weekend or kick off the weekend with a spa treatments. If you have a large group, be sure to schedule well in advance and ask for a group discount.

Recommendations for Tampa Bay:

The Don Cesar Spa– Enjoy this gorgeous beachfront hotel and spa, treat yourself to one (or a few) of many spa services then relax on the rooftop terrace! Day passes are also available to access the locker room, steam rooms, whirlpool spa and more. Group packages and special pricing available.

Some other recommendations include Luxe Day Spa and Spa Evangeline.

#5 Get Outside and Enjoy the Sunshine with Some Outdoor Adventures

Before the bride starts a new adventure with her partner, plan an adventure for her tribe! Get outdoors and explore, try hiking around a state or national park, or tackle a ropes course together. If you’re going to a beach destination, try kayaking or stand up paddleboarding! If you’re feeling really adventurous and want to try something new, try out spearfishing for the first time. When planning, keep in mind your destination, season, and average temperatures.

Recommendations for Tampa Bay

Ropes Obstacle Course: Treehoppers and TreeUmph!

National and State Parks: Ocala National Forest, Myakka River State Park, and Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve

Paddle Around: Caladesi Island State Park, Weedon Island, and Fort Desoto (kayak and paddle board rentals available at both parks)

Kayaking adventures

#6 BAM! Cooking Class

Listen if you’re not drinking, you may as well be getting some good food on your trip. Why not spend a day learning some new meals you can take home with ya.

Recommendations for Tampa Bay:

Cooking Classes at the Epicurean Hotel

Sur La Table in Hyde Park VIllage

Aprons Cooking Classes at Publix

#7 Could You Find Your Way Out of an Escape Room?

Recommendations for Tampa Bay:

Tampa Bay Escape Room

Clearwater Beach Escape Room

The Great Escape Room

#8 Bust out your Best Flannel and go Axe Throwing

The hottest trend in group activities right now! Get out any stress and have a little fun doing so. Plus, find out which of the girls in your group you need to keep an eye on 😉

Recommendations for Tampa Bay:

Raiders Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing Tampa

St Pete Axe and Ale

#9 Local 5k Race With Matching Outfits

Pick a theme and run a race. You can check out Run Tampa for upcoming races in the area!

Make your own race theme

#10 Get a Little Classy With a High Tea

Recommendation for Tampa Bay:

The Ritz-Carlton Naples- This is slightly outside the greater Tampa Bay area but worth the trip! For starters, the resort style property is beautiful and right on the beach! Their tea service is next level and feature seasonal teas, freshly baked pastries and scones, and tea sandwiches. Be sure to make a reservation for Afternoon Tea as this service is seasonal and limited.

Victorian Grace Tea Room also has great recommendations.

Be sure to let us know what other kinds of activities you have planned in the comments below!

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