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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Rethink the Traditional Bachelorette Party

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Autumn Millhouse
Photo courtesy of Wild Rogue

Toss the old-held idea of body shots, tiaras and “soon-to-be-bride” pageant sashes as bachelorette party must-haves. Consider reinventing the kiss-single-life goodbye party. Modern, sophisticated brides are rethinking how to celebrate their last days of singe-life where adventure, thrill-seeking activities and luxury take precedence over distasteful nightclubs and tacky dive bars.

Here are three thrilling approaches to reinventing the bachelorette party in a sophisticated, yet vivacious and exhilarating-inducing way.


Clowning Around: Trapeze Lessons

What could be more fun than learning how to fly? In San Diego, trapeze school offers beginner classes for groups of six or less. In a safe, yet thrilling environment, a group of girls can join the circus and learn how to “fly through the air with the greatest of ease!” The trapeze is a brilliant metaphor for life; so take a chance and leap into married life with just as much excitement.

Wet’ n Wild: White Water Rafting

Outdoor adventure has never been this much fun! Get wet and wild while white water rafting the challenging, yet extremely gratifying, unspoiled Rouge River in Oregon. Spend four days paddling the river and three evenings relaxing in rustic and remote cabins. With picturesque surroundings, personable professional guides and hours of uninterrupted gabbing time to bond, it’s the ideal setting to reconnect not only with your best gals but with Mother Nature as well.

Private Dancer: Pole Party

Pole dancing has been taken out of the seedy strip clubs and into the gym, dance studios and even middle-class bedrooms. No longer a vilified object of most men’s desire, women have now embraced this seductive dance and are taking pole lessons to use as their weapon to seduce the man in their life. It’s guaranteed to lure any man and be just as fun for an outrageous girl’s pole bachelorette party. Just don’t forget the crisp Benjamin’s to cheer your ladies on.

About: Autumn Millhouse is a local travel writer, international trekker and self-proclaimed “hopeless-romantic.” Author of the hugely popular Romantic Napa Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples, she is currently working on two books with similar themes dealing with travel and romance. Check out her blog here.

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