Being a Broke-Ass Bride, with a similarly-minded circle of ladies, doesn’t mean that you can’t have a rocking bachelorette party. When my friends asked me a while ago what I wanted to do for my bachelorette, I was pretty stumped — like many major cities, Boston can be a pretty expensive place to have fun, and the last thing I wanted to do was to have my closest friends shell out a bunch of cashola for 24 hours of crazy-girl fun. They did a knock-out job of planning my bachelorette party, and we had a blast on a budget. Here’s how they pulled it off:
One of my ideas was some kind of “spa day,” nothing crazy, just painting some paws ‘n claws. We opted to stay close and get our nails done in the morning at our local salon before heading into the city, which made it a more affordable option.
Split a big hotel room
One of the girls found a good deal online when searching for hotels to stay at, and we got a suite at a really nice hotel in the fancy Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. With two large adjoining rooms, we had plenty of room to spread out and get ready for a night out on the town.
I’m not one for typical bachelorette party shenanigans like, um, strip clubs or Chippendale dancers … just not my thing. However, I’m always up for a drag show! After Mexican food for dinner, we headed to Jacques Cabaret in the theater district, which is a destination for birthdays and bachelorette parties like ours. Plus, tickets were only $10! We had an outrageous time watching the show (I highly recommend it if you’re in the area) and got some pictures with the drag queens afterwards.
After that, we headed to a nightclub for drinks and dancing, where I think we were the oldest people in the club by several years … oops. We got there so early after the drag show that we practically had the whole place to ourselves and got to request our fave ’90s songs!
It’s definitely doable to have a bachelorette party on the cheap but still have an amazing time, it just takes a little resourcefulness (but I think all of us Broke-Asses know that, right?). I wouldn’t have asked for anything more, my bachelorette was perfect the way it was and I got to spend it with the gal pals who matter to me. We’re a crazy bunch!