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A Bachelorette Party in the Sky


March 21, 2022
Words by Stephanie Ferrer
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Fly First-class with Your Bachelorette Squad

It’s more than just a bachelorette party— it’s the last fling before the ring— a celebration of love (and the last days of being single) and a new future. As the maid of honor and bridesmaids’ duty, planning the perfect group festivities for the whole bachelorette party may feel like a daunting task. Plus, you don’t want to throw a basic bachelorette party for the bride, it’s a must to host a fun-filled, Insta-worthy bash. There’s country line dancing in Nashville, wine tasting in Napa Valley, a Vegas show on the Strip, but there’s something out-of-the-box that you may not have considered– a hot air balloon ride over the gorgeous desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Ryders

Scottsdale is a dreamy city full of hip hotels, trendy restaurants, buzzy bars and plenty of social media-worthy experiences no matter the season. Reveling in an Instagrammable hot air balloon excursion between brunch, pool parties, a spa day, and a night out is the perfect way to take in the vibrancy and excitement that Scottsdale has to offer. As the bride-to-be reaches new horizons, both literally and figuratively, experience the shared joy and exhilaration of breathtaking panoramic views while creating a lasting memory with your best friends.

Providing a luxury hot air balloon experience, Phoenix-based Rainbow Ryders is the leading hot air balloon company in the United States and has been safely flying for nearly 40 years. The company offers group rides that can accommodate bachelorette groups of 3 to 15 people. Offering sunrise flights year-round, Rainbow Ryders can host bachelorette bashes in the sky for a fly-highing, 45-to-60-minute voyage into the clouds. After gliding 7,000 feet up in the air for this bucket list activity, the bachelorette party is greeted with champagne or mimosas for a celebratory toast at touchdown.

Available as an add-on for Rainbow Ryders parties during the non-summer months are luxe, custom outdoor picnics in the Sonoran Desert curated by Rust + Honey Intimate Events. The stylish and cozy picnic setup includes full-service styling with chic decor options like plush sitting pillows, candles, table centerpieces, and floral to match the bride-to-be’s style as well as food and beverage like bubbly and a charcuterie board or brunch spread. With the desert landscape as the beauty backdrop, the hot air balloon ride and intimate picnic are a unique way to bond and gather your group for an unforgettable and unique shared experience.

Visit to learn more about their hot air balloon rides and bachelorette party packages.

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