Last Updated On: July 2, 2018
Stuck on what to do for your friend’s Chicago bachelorette party? It can be pretty stressful on what to do for the bride to be and not everyone wants to get drunk on a trolley. Sorry if that is your thing but it’s just not for me. I think there are so many other fun and creative ways to throw a great bachelorette party in Chicago.
Chicago Summer Bachelorette Party Ideas
Here are my top favorite ideas to help you plan a really fun bachelorette party in Chicago. What is also really great about this guide is that you can use it to plan a really fun girls weekend in Chicago. Throughout this post, I also included some of my other girl’s guides to help you further plan the best bachelorette party.
1. Plan a relaxing spa day
Who doesn’t love a day to just pamper yourself? So this is perfect for yourself and the bride! I actually created a girl’s guide to pampering yourself on a budget that you might find helpful to help as you plan. After your spa day, you can do a fun dinner followed by rooftop drinks.
2. Sign up for free makeovers
For a great budget-friendly option there are quite a few places in Chicago that offer free makeovers. You usually just have to make of purchase of a product around $50. Click here for some ideas on where to go.
3. Get your hair and makeup done
If you want to plan a private group day of primping and getting pampered. You can book a bachelorette party at Goldplaited in either Lakeview or their new location in River North. Click on this link to get more information about their services.
4. Sip on champagne and get your nails done
Plan a party and Polish and Pour. Relax and get a manicure and pedicure with your girls as you sip on champagne. They have party packages starting at just $40 per person.
5. Plan a Staycation
It’s always nice to get away and relax for the weekend. Chicago has so many great hotels to stay throughout the city. A few of my favorites are…
- Dana Hotel and Spa (enjoy the rooftop and spa amenities)
- Chicago Athletic Association (access to all the hotel amenities including Cindy’s Rooftop)
- DoubleTree Mag Mile (outdoor pool, perfect for a bachelorette weekend)
- The Peninsula Hotel (click here for my guide to this hotel)
You might also like A Girl’s Guide to a Staycation in Chicago (Summer Edition)
6. AIRE Ancient Baths
If you have a smaller group of girls and you’re looking for a few hours of absolute luxury, that’s also quite affordable, you should definitely experience AIRE Ancient Baths. I went for my birthday this year and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. You can read all about it here.
7. Plan a rooftop bar crawl
Cocktails on a rooftop is the thing to do in Chicago. Every summer a new rooftop becomes the place to be and I’m not hating at all I have a few of my favorites that I love to go to. If you are interested or need help deciding on where to go here’s a girl’s guide to the best rooftops in Chicago.
8. Or plan a day of patio hopping
It’s so nice to sit on a patio on a summer day and enjoy some cocktails. Just pick your favorite neighborhood and go patio to patio.
9. Learn how to make pasta at Eataly
Eataly is such a fun place to hang out and they actually have a lot of fun events there that you can sign up for. Here’s my girl’s guide to planning a fun day at Eataly and you can sign up for some great pasta making classes.
10. Do a bar crawl through the breweries in Ravenswood
You don’t have to be a huge beer drinker to enjoy this brewery bar crawl. Some of the places have other options or you can do some great tastings as well. Here’s a link to help you plan your bar crawl.
11. Spend an evening at the Chicago Riverwalk
Hanging out on the Riverwalk is a lot of fun and there’s a lot of bars and restaurants to go to. I would start at Tiny Hatt and work your way down towards the Lake.
12. Rent a boat and cruise around all day on the Lake
13. Enjoy a boozy brunch and shopping
Chicago has some of the best brunches places and it’s also home to one of the most popular shopping streets, Michigan Avenue. You can’t go wrong with a girl’s day like this. I’ve got a list of the best places to go for a boozy brunch in Chicago.
14. Plan a Rosè all Day crawl for you and your girlfriends
Rose’ all day! I put together I really fun Rosè all day crawl where you can visit some of the best places in Chicago to sip on rosè all day with your girlfriends. You can click on this link to get all the deets on how to plan this fun day with your girlfriends.
15. Paint and sip on some bubbles
These places are getting more and more popular and it actually seems like a really fun girl’s night. Bottle and Bottega will help you plan your whole bachelorette party night.
16. Spend the night with dinner and drinks in the West Loop
The West Loop is one of the hottest places to hang out in Chicago. It really does remind me of the Meat Packing District in NYC. There are so many great restaurants and bars all along Randolph. You can enjoy everything from Sushi to Italian and there’s plenty of places for great cocktails.
17. Go See a Cubs Game at Wrigley Field
An afternoon Cubs game with the girls would be really fun. Enjoy a few innings while eating at Chicago hot dog and sipping on a beer or two. After the game head over to the Hotel Zachary for drinks at the bar or have dinner at one of the restaurants right next to the hotel.
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If you are planning a girl’s weekend for your bachelorette party in Chicago, you can get tons of fun ideas by browsing some of my free guides on my blog, Girl’s Guide Chicago! Leave a comment below if you need help, suggestions, or ideas. I’m always happy to help!