New Orleans Bachelorette Party Ideas
There are so many things to get excited about while planning a New Orleans wedding, but let's not forget about one crucial element: the bachelorette party. That's right, it's the time that you get to relax, party, and have a great time with the girls before the big day. But where to go? What to eat? How to celebrate? Here at B&B, we're here to help you answer those crucial questions.
We have compiled a comprehensive guide to assist the bridesmaids and maid of honor in planning the ultimate bachelorette party. The suggestions below provide the perfect mix of history and modernity, of relaxation and revelry. Look no further than New Orleans for some of the best times to be had with the gals.
Let's get started planning your New Orleans bachelorette party...
Places to Stay
While there are tons of places to stay that vary in location and price, here are our top picks for the best hotels in New Orleans. These selections are all perfect for a trip with your closest girlfriends, so choose the one that fits within your budget and taste the most.
Windsor Court Hotel | With breathtaking French allure, beautiful rooms, and great service, the Windsor Court Hotel is a great place to stay if you're wanting to add some luxury to your bachelorette weekend. One of our favorite details? The to-die-for marble floored bathrooms.
Hotel Monteleone | Full of antique furniture, Hotel Monteleone is steeped in history and is home to the famous Carousel Bar. Cozy up and order a Sazerac during your stay.
The Hotel Modern | With sleek and modern design, this fun hotel is also home to the Bellocq Lounge, known for its craft cocktails and happy hour cobbler. The hotel even provides complimentary drinks upon your arrival, which is music to our ears.
Places to Eat
New Orleans is know for its incredible food, so it wouldn't be a complete bachelorette weekend without devouring some of the city's most delectable delights. While simply strolling the streets can give you plenty of options to stumble upon, here are some of our favorite New Orleans's eateries. We recommend making reservations as soon as possible to ensure the restaurants can seat your party.
Café du Monde | One of the most famous spots in New Orleans, Café du Monde never disappoints. Order the famed beignets and chicory coffee to get the full experience.
Sucré | Over in the Garden District, you'll find a dessert mecca that has been a staple on the New Orleans food scene since 2007. Stock up on their New Orleans Macaron Collection, and treat yourselves to a variety of delicate treats in some of this city's best flavors.
Café Amelie | Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, this location boasts a romantic backdrop coupled with divine eats and tasty cocktails. No matter what time of day you pop into this restaurant, you're sure to be in for a fabulous experience.
Restaurant R'evolution | A little on the pricier side, this foodie hotspot is known for its reinterpreted Cajun and Creole classics.
Domenica | Located in the Roosevelt Hotel, this Italian eatery specializes in pasta dishes and unique pizzas. We hear that the white pizza with fresh ricotta is the way to go.
Compère Lapin | Situated right in the Warehouse Arts District, Compère Lapin serves up divine Caribbean and European dishes in a chic, brick-walled setting.
Willa Jean | Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Willa Jean will satisfy all of the girls' cravings for southern food. Signature dishes include fried chicken biscuits with serrano slaw and pigs in a blanket with apricot mustard.
Places to Drink
In addition to their food, New Orleans is known for its lively nightlife scene and festive bars. With drink options ranging from craft beers to world-renowned cocktails, here's a roundup of some of New Orleans's best places to grab a drink with the ladies.
Arnaud's French 75 | With retro black-and-white tiled floors and Chris Hannah, one of the area's top mixologists, behind the bar, Arnaud's French 75 is a place you and your bridal party will not want to miss.
Sip on: The French 75 and the Lillet Cobbler
Cure| Topping nationwide lists for most interesting and delicious concoctions, Cure is another place you will want to visit before hitting Bourbon Street.
Sip on: Grand Classique and Promises, Promises
Coquette | Venture over to the Garden District to this bistro and wine bar to get your night started in sophistication. Select a beverage from their cocktail, wine, or beer menus for a guaranteed sipping sensation.
Sip on: Gnome's Cup and Carviola
New Orleans Bachelorette Party Activities
Now that we have nailed down where to stay as well as what to eat and drink, let's move on to the real fun stuff. Fill your bachelorette party itinerary with some of our recommended New Orleans activities, and soon the bridal party will be living it up in The Big Easy.
Create a Custom Scent at Bourbon French Perfums | A staple in the French Quarter for the past 170 years, Bourbon French Perfumes is perfect for taking the bride-to-be out to create a custom scent for her big day. This spot is a hit with everyone who walks through its door, and you will adore the sweet smells.
Sing Your Hearts Out at Cat's Meow | After sipping on a few libations, head over to the Cat's Meow for a night of karaoke. Located on Bourbon Street, it's a stone's throw away from The Crescent City's famed bar scene. It gets pretty crazy here, so consider yourself warned...
Catch a Jazz Show at Preservation Hall | Simply put, the New Orleans's jazz scene is like nowhere else in the world. So while you're in the city, soak up a little culture at Preservation Hall. With shows going on every night of the week, there's no excuse to miss out.
Stroll, Shop, Tour, and Eat in the French Quarter | We definitely recommend spending some time just exploring the French Quarter, both during the day with tours and shopping trips and at night with restaurant excursions and bar hopping adventures. The area truly has so much to offer.
Catch a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome | Check the event calendar to coordinate seeing a concert or a game during the bachelorette party at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, located in the Central Business District.
Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art | For the more cultural and artistic bride, plan a visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is the city's oldest fine arts institution.
Whether you are looking for some culture or on a mission to taste all of the best food and cocktails in the city, you can't go wrong with a New Orleans bachelorette party.
Happy bachelorette planning, and we hope this guide serves you well!
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