Monday, June 4, 2012

Our Top 5 Bachelorette Party Ideas, Toronto

Recent bachelorette for Nelia of
It's wedding season and that can only mean one thing....bachelorette party season is coming along with it! We've compiled a fun list of bachelorette party ideas for Toronto and your party planning pleasure.
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1) Book a Hotel Suite with a Pool 

Check-in time is usually 3 PM, means you'll have an easy meeting place Downtown for everyone to converge at. It also means out-of-towners have a place to crash, instead of booting it back to the 905 with an $80 taxi bill.

Show up early and spend some time lounging poolside and catching up with the girls. Everyone can get ready together and you can host a pre-drink party and silly pictures before dinner.

Excellent hotel options with a central location and outdoor pool include, The Hyatt Regency on King and The Thompson Hotel (rooftop pool with a view).

Blowfish on King
2) Reserve a Swanky Dinner 

Pick a fun restaurant that can accommodate a group and make sure to call and reserve ahead of time. Check out a few of these fun restaurants with a party ambiance near the Entertainment District:

Blowfish at Bathurst & King St is perfect if your group is in the mood for Sushi meets Japanese Fusion inside a very hip space.

Italian food is always an easy crowd-pleaser and people will always be able to find a pizza or pasta they might like, without breaking the bank. Buca is the best Italian restaurant in the city and they cure their own meats. But the star of the show really is the homemade pasta.

Scarpetta (inside The Thompson) is very convenient and is the restaurant chain from celebrity chef, Scott Conant. The clientele is full of young and beautiful people. The Adelaide location of Terroni is a unique space inside an old courthouse. The vibe is much more casual and laid-back with some of Toronto's best pizza and pasts on the menu.

For a fun Mexican restaurant, we always recommend Milagro. The food is authentic, they have delicious margaritas and two downtown locations - Queen West & Mercer Street. Nice hidden patio too at the Queen location for dinner al fresco!

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3) Club It Out

Get your dance on at one of these Toronto nightclubs:

Top 40 - Devil's Martini, Pravda Vodka Bar, El Convento Rico
Salsa Bar - Lula Lounge, Babaluu's
Gay/Drag Bar - Buddies in Bad Times

To avoid the line-up hassle when travelling with a group of 20 girls, book bottle service.  It will guarantee you line bypass and usually takes care of your cover fee. Once you split the cost between everyone, it works out to about the same. It also makes for an easy meeting place and gives everyone a place to drop their stuff. Figuring it out when you get there - not so good of an idea. The most annoying thing is being stuck in line for an hour just to get into a club while everyone's buzz begins to fade. So avoid if you can!

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4) Hangover Brunch Spots, Toronto 

The best way to nurse a bachelorette hangover is with lots of greasy food and a couple mimosas. A few unique brunch spots that we like that can accommodate a group include:

The Drake Hotel - Best chicken & waffles in the city
The Boiler House - Buffet style with live jazz in the very unique Distillery District
Pearl Harbourfront - Dim Sum with a view of the lake

Just make sure you book ahead!

5) Hit the Spa! 

After brunch, book some rest and relaxation time at a full-service spa or at a mani/pedi bar.

If you're looking for a day spa with a full water-circuit, you'll want to recover at Body Blitz (above). If you need a steam and massage, have your girlfriends sign up at Hammam Spa. Just looking to get your nails done and your feet rubbed? Lux Spa in Yorkville is our personal favourite.

More Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas for Toronto

Ok, maybe you don't want to do the typical drink your face off and party at a club thing. We totally get it. Here are a few more ideas for something a little more unique:

Take a Cooking Class at Dish Cooking Studio

Go Bowling at The Ballroom Bowl

Ping-Pong Party at Spin Lounge

Cupcake Decorating Class at Le Dolci

Take a Burlesque Dance Class at Flirty Girl Fitness 

Hire a Personal Chef to come to your home, cook you dinner and give you a cooking lesson

Catch an improv Comedy Show at Second City Toronto.

So there you have it!  We want to hear your bachelorette party ideas for Toronto! Please share your gems with fellow hip + urban girls in our comments section....


  1. My bachlorette should technically be this winter, but I'm having it early so we can rent a cottage, learn how to light a fire, swim, tan, relax, drink, and oh right, take the worst photos ever taken of us...


  2. What about a glam boudoir photo shoot at a boutique hotel with a group of your best girlfriends? I'm a photographer specializing in this kind of photography and have had lots of girls inquiring about this new, fun bachelorette party idea. All the girls get to have professionally-done hair and make-up, sip champagne and have gorgeous photos taken. The best part is that the bride-to-be can use the photos to create the perfect gift to give her new hubby on their wedding night!

  3. This is pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Ok maybe not as much fun as pole dancing... but how about Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) together. There are a few places in Toronto that offer group introductory lessons, and if you already know how to do it you can just go for a social paddle together, or get a SUP yoga class, even take a guided tour of the Toronto Islands on SUP boards. And you can do this in the east end or west end or downtown. will even come to your waterfront location, if you're within 30 minutes of Toronto.

  6. If you're looking for fun, try the Toronto School of Burlesque. They have all the sexy, without the sweaty. You can reveal your inner vixen while sipping bubbly. It's the perfect first stop on a ladies night out and a great way to warm up your Showgirl style. Check them out!