Out of all the things you get to do as the maid of honour, throwing the bachelorette party is the absolute best. If you’re stumped about what to plan, here are some ideas that will genuinely surprise the bride-to-be and guarantee that the event is unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Make Some Makeup
The entire bachelorette party can create their own makeup products before they get dressed up for the night. You could go to Mix Beauty Lab to craft products like foundations and lip glosses with the help of consultants. Or go to Lip Lab by Bite Beauty to make a custom lipstick with tailor-made colour, flavour and finish.
Party at the Hotel
There are boutique hotels in downtown Toronto that come with everything that a bachelorette party could possibly need. You can find delicious food, music and dancing a few steps away from the front desk.
As a community hub for foodies and creative-types, The Drake Hotel has all of these exciting features and more. It offers three nearby venues for innovative cuisine: The Drake Hotel Lounge dining room, the bright café with a street-level patio, and the all-season roof-top patio, the Sky Yard. It hosts permanent collections and rotating exhibits from brilliant artists from around the world. And the Drake Underground is a fantastic spot to hear the city’s best DJs and dance until the early hours — there’s a reason why it’s called the basement that never sleeps.
Another option is to get out of town and visit the Drake Devonshire Inn or Drake Motor Inn in the beautiful Prince Edward County, just two hours outside of Toronto. The area has one of the most robust wine regions in the country and tours of different wineries and breweries are readily available, plus an incredible up-and-coming food scene perfect for long, leisurely dinners lakeside.
You should consider getting either hotel’s special bachelorette-in-a-box package when you’re booking the rooms. Get savoury snacks and sweet treats from the menu, along with bonuses like bachelorette games and loot bags. Order drink tickets ahead of time or select the open bar treatment, so the bride-to-be can grab whatever cocktail she wants without having to open up her clutch.
Plan Your Recovery
After spending the night dancing your heart out, you’re going to be exhausted. Give the party some much-needed recovery and relaxation time. Book an extra day at the hotel so you can sleep in and savour your morning.
When you’re all ready to change out of your pajamas, head down to the Drake Café for brunch. Enjoy their clever twists on classic dishes like yogurt and granola, which includes fermented honey, mint and a sprinkle of edible flowers. Or grab brunch on their all-season rooftop terrace, the Sky Yard. After nabbing one of the coveted seats, you can take in the beautiful rotating art exhibitions and soak in the afternoon sun, all while sipping on a frothy cappuccino.
A weekend of making bespoke lipstick and living it up at a landmark hotel is bound to make the bride-to-be incredibly happy. By the end of the party, you’ll be toasting yourself for setting up the perfect event.