As stressful as wedding planning can be, the final fling before the ring should be anything but — and when it comes to dreaming up Florida bachelorette party ideas, the besties of the bride are in luck. The Tampa Bay area, from Clearwater to St. Petersburg, has become a popular party destination as of late with its sparkling sandy beaches, hoppin’ bars and nightlife, delectable five-star restaurants, fun daytime excursions, and unique choreographed dance parties where you and your girlfriends can really let your Beyoncé flag fly.
We’ve pulled together the perfect itinerary for your bachelorette party in Tampa, FL, that is sure to make any bride-to-be ecstatic. From where to do brunch to events at night, these bachelorette ideas in Tampa are anything but typical and are sure to make for a great time. All you need to do is find a spot to rest your weary morning-after heads and leave the rest of the bachelorette party planning to us.
Look (and Feel) the Part
Did somebody call the glam squad? If not, you better! Stunning hair and makeup is essential for any bachelorette party in Tampa Bay. Gear up for fresh photos with the bomb lighting with Blo Blow Dry Bar — they can make you look (and feel) great from head to toe with salon-professional blowouts, makeup, and waxing.
If you need to relax and de-stress (obvi), consider the luxurious Cielo Spa located in South Tampa for facials (microdermabrasion, hydrating, and more), deep-tissue massages, waxing, and lash extensions, as well as a must for any bachelorette party in Tampa, FL — manicures and pedicures.
Cheers (Drink to That)
In the words of RiRi, cheers to the freakin’ weekend. If the bride considers herself a craft beer connoisseur, a St Pete bachelorette party complete with Brew Tours by Thirsty Pelican might be what the maid-of-honor ordered. The Tampa Bay area boasts over 100 breweries, and with Brew Tours, you and your girlfriends can enjoy a private or public excursion while you learn about (and taste) booze from a variety of local breweries.
If wine is more in line with your girls’ getaway, check out the gorgeous Keel and Curley Winery known for its distinct and delicious blueberry wines, in addition to a selection of ciders and craft beers. Another top destination for some of the finest varietals in Florida is Aspirations Winery, located in Clearwater — secure a reservation in advance for the must-try tour and tasting experience.
Get the Party Started
Looking for some truly unique party ideas? Be sure to book a private DivaDance class for an hour where you and your crew can werk it to some hot choreography (and hair-ography) — suitable for all levels whether beginner or experienced — set to a track of your choosing, from the latest Lizzo to back-in-the-day Britney. The best part? There are a variety of party packages suitable for each and every bride tribe, available with fabulous extras like custom T-shirts, bubbly, cupcakes, professional videography, and more. All you gotta do is dance is like you mean it, and get your moves ready for the big night out. Booty-poppin’ optional, but totally encouraged.
The Big Night Out
Take the DivaDance moves you just learned and get yourself to a Tampa Bay area bar or nightclub — essential when it comes to any list of bachelorette party ideas in Florida. The Kennedy, in Tampa’s SoHo district, is known for its chic indoor and outdoor partying spaces, along with the occasional celebrity drop-ins (*cough* Lady Gaga).
If you find yourself near Tampa’s historic Ybor City, The Castle is a multilevel dance club that features an array of dance music and theme nights. For those seeking a more upscale vibe in Ybor, Club Prana sets the bar with its VIP treatment throughout its five floors of bachelorette bliss.
Looking to simply chillax and sip on specialty cocktails? The rooftop bar Luna Lounge set in the heart of Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood is one to try and features a special tapas menu in addition to a wide variety of drinks. Or for a more beachy vibe, hit up Jamminz in Clearwater Beach with its live music and late night DJ.
Bites and Brunching
If seeking a fancy dinner out, check out the award-winning Bern’s Steak House, along with their massive wine collection and internationally famous dessert room, all set in the SoHo district. A fine dining alternative to Bern’s could be Ocean Prime, a seafood, steak, and cocktails gastronomic experience located at the entrance to the International Plaza shopping center.
End your Tampa or St Petersburg bachelorette party on a high note with a great brunch at Cassis, where American classics with subtle French influences are served such as Brioche French toast, omelets, and house-made pastries and bakery items.
What are your go-to suggestions and hot spots when it comes to bachelorette party ideas in Tampa, FL?