Creative idea for a bachelorette party: "I planned an elegant night out and then a great day of hiking."
Bachelorette: Megan Nix, Colorado
Megan's goal was to have a good time with her girlfriends, not to have an outrageous blowout. Although there was some drinking, it was her friends that brought the party to life.
Party payoff: "I didn't want to have an embarrassing (read: penises flying everywhere) or hung-over bachelorette party. Three of my bridesmaids flew to Colorado to celebrate my last days of singledom so I knew they'd already be battling the effects of the high altitude. We had a classy dinner with cocktails and Irish coffees by a fire before we hit the mountains for a day of hiking above Lake Dillon. It ended up being one of those rare, rainy Colorado summer days, but the mountain air, my hilarious girlfriends, and endorphins you get from going uphill were a perfect preface to a healthy, happy, and endorphin-filled wedding."
If you do this: Don't stress! Know that a group of girls with great attitudes and natural endorphins is all you need to get the party started. Find the best trails and all the hiking tips you need here.