Saying goodbye to single life calls for one last hurrah with all your best friends, and Chicago is the perfect city to celebrate in style. If you're looking for a non-cheesy venue for a party that doesn't involve tiaras or dancing at a dive bar, we've got you covered. Here are four unique, classy and fun Bachelorette Party ideas.
Enjoy a bachelorette party with a paintbrush and a wine glass in hand!
Bottle and Bottega
2900 N Lincoln Ave
Here's a bachelorette party that no one will forget! Bond with your besties as you paint your own masterpiece, inspired by a nude male model (or any subject of your choice). Bottle and Bottega will give you all the supplies you need to paint a group mural or individual canvases, including a carefree, cool, hands-on art instructor. Choose from an in-studio event (Bottle and Bottega has locations all around Chicagoland) or plan a pop-up party at your own venue. A wide selections of add-ons, including decorations, wine tastings, live models and more are also available, making party planning all the easier.
Run away and join the circus before you get hitched!
2000 W Fulton St., #319
The Aloft Loft is Chicago's premier teaching, training and performance space for the aerial and circus arts. Located on the near west size, its 8,000 square feet of studio space make it the third largest circus training space in the U.S. Arrange a beginners' class with your best gal pals and you'll all leave with basic trapeze and tight wire skills - no experience necessary. Afterwards, catch El Circo Cheapo, a cabaret style circus featuring some of the city's top circus professionals in action: You'll all be amazed and entertained as you watch the colorful and talented performers bend, contort, leap and (just about) fly. A witty ring master will keep you on your toes, too. El Circo Cheapo is onstage the first Saturday of every month, at Aloft Loft. Ticket prices range from $10 - 15.
Reconnect over mani/pedis and cocktails.
Polish and Pour
1244 N. Wells St.
Mani/Pedis and Martinis...does girl time get any better? Polish and Pour, a charming spa space located in Old Town, is also a full service bar: sit back and relax as you pamper yourselves with spa manicures and pedicures over drinks. The granite bar, plush pedicure chairs and an abundance of natural light make this salon the perfect spot to celebrate friendship with the bride-to-be. As an added bonus, Sex and the City and romantic comedies play back to back on ten 55 inch HD TV's. You might also want to book the private party room with its separate bar and outdoor patio.
Sail your remaining days as a single away.
Odyssey Lake Michigan (formerly Odyssey Cruises)
Hop aboard the Odyssey, Chicago's very own luxe cruise liner, for a bachelorette party to remember. You'll depart from Navy Pier and sail the high seas of Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline serving as a stunning backdrop. Treat your group to a brunch, lunch or dinner cruise any time of year or have one of Odyssey's event planners create a customized full deck or ship charter; an Odyseey event planner will take care of all the details - no matter how big or small. Climate-controlled decks, modern rooftop lounge furniture, A/V capabilities and Wi-Fi, a full service bar with plasma TVs, culinary creations from the Odyssey's executive Chef and DJ music with a lit dance floor guarantee an unforgettable bachelorette event.