10 ways to celebrate a bachelorette party in Vegas

It’s no secret that Vegas is a popular wedding destination, but it’s also the perfect place for one last fling, your bachelorette party … the  party to end all parties (figuratively speaking, of course).

From a cookie cutter night of drinking and dancing to something a little more custom designed, the options for a great party are practically limitless. Here are 10 ideas to consider when celebrating your bachelorette party in Las Vegas:

1. Dining

This 13-inch wiener from Serendipity 3 is quite a mouthful.

Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, you definitely don’t want to party on an empty stomach, so kick-start the occasion with a meal fit for ladies. The hot pink and orange-decorated Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace serves up an aptly named hot dog called The Bachelorette. The 13-inch wiener has 10 toppings and feeds four to six people for $20. That’s quite a mouthful!

Another fun environment with views of the Strip (the Las Vegas Strip, that is — more on actual stripping below) is Sugar Factory Brasserie  at Paris Las Vegas. Celebrate with specialty cocktails, a swanky chocolate lounge and a full menu of delicious entrees.

If you have a full day of partying in store and you want to get an early start, Simon Kitchen and Lounge inside Palms Place is a great spot for brunch, featuring the freshest seasonal items and quality organic ingredients.

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2. Drinking (and dancing)

It's called a "crawl" because you drink until you can't walk.

The drinking part is pretty much a no-brainer. It’s the where to drink part that’s tricky. Take the guesswork (and the driving) out of the equation with a party bus package. The Just for the Ladies Club Crawl is the ultimate bachelorette party experience, featuring a four-hour bus tour equipped with TVs and a stereo that stops at Vegas’ hottest nightlife destinations.

If you’re trying to keep it classy, Hyde Bellagio offers customer party packages with exclusive benefits such as bottle service, show tickets and transportation services. The ever popular Tao at The Venetian and the Moroccan bathhouse-themed LAVO at The Palazzo also offer bachelorette party packages.

If you decide to forgo the package and explore the nightclub scene on your own, some fun clubs to consider include Pure at Caesars Palace, Haze at Aria and The Bank at Bellagio.

3. Tea for two (or 12)

The Tea Lounge -- for tea so high it's on the 23rd floor.

Ladies, get your pinky fingers poised and ready. High tea has come to Vegas.

For a luxurious tea party, head to The Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor at Mandarin Oriental. Take in expansive views and relax in a tranquil atmosphere with a selection of the finest tea, pastries, light sandwiches and even a glass of champagne

If you prefer to take your tea outside, enjoy a brunch of tea, warm scones, heavy cream and strawberry jam, petits fours and finger sandwiches (plus, a full bar) on a balcony overlooking Town Square at English’s Quintessentially British Gastropub. While you can drink your tea inside, the balcony does have misters to help cool you off during the summer months.

4. Oh, shoot

Watch out guys, she's about to celebrate her shotgun wedding.

This one goes out to all those trigger-happy bachelorettes aiming to try something a little different. Why not brush up on your target practice at a Las Vegas gun range?

Located just 10 minutes from the Strip, Machine Guns Vegas offers a girls-only package and an array of firearms including pistols, fully automatic machine guns, vintage weapons from World War II and one-of-a-kind weapons used by United States Navy SEALs. There’s even a sophisticated VIP lounge with two private shooting lanes.

So strap on your Louis Vuitton gun holster (available for purchase at the range) and fire away. It’s a great stress reliever and a great way to rid yourself of those pre-wedding jitters.

5. Spa day 

Kick off your bachelorette party with a bit of pampering at one of the city’s serene spas. Many spas have private lounges for large parties, such as Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan, featuring a spa penthouse for up to eight people. The Spa at Aria also features private spa suites with luxurious amenities for up to eight people.

If you prefer to keep your clothes on, L’Occitane en Provence in the Fashion Show mall offers unique Girl’s Night Out packages. While they must be arranged in advance, the packages provide a chance at a private shopping experience with staff to help you pick out specific beauty products.

L’Occitane will close down the store to allow groups of at least five a chance to enjoy some private pampering, such as  mini facials, hand massages and fragrance layering. Guests will get 10 percent off at L’Occitane during the party and the hostess will receive a gift basket.

There’s no charge for the L’Occitane Girl’s Night Out, unless you decide you want beverages served.

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6. Shopping

You're both wearing the same vibrating panties? Awkward!

Whether you’re buying a gift for the bride-to-be or picking up a little something for yourself, there’s shopping aplenty in Vegas.

Lingerie boutique Love Jones at the Hard Rock Hotel is the one-stop shop for all your bachelorette gift-buying needs. You wouldn’t want to send your friend to the altar without a pair of vibrating panties, fur handcuffs and a naughty feather spanker, would you?

For a group shopping fix head to Town Square,with stores including H&M, Juicy Couture, Sephora, MAC, EXPRESS, Patty’s Closet and Francesca’s Collections. There’s also a movie theater, a park and several restaurants and bars. You could truly make a whole day of it.

Fashion Show mall is another all-inclusive shopping experience full of high-end retailers and restaurants. And of course, who can forget The Forum Shops at Caesars?

7. Your hotel pool 

If you just want to sit by a pool without fanfare or a cover charge, look no further than your hotel pool. Pretty much all Strip hotels have pools, and many offer daybed and cabana rentals.

Will your bachelorettes go Bare?

Girls with the gift of gab will be right in their element at Gossip, the pool at Rumor. Escape the crowds of larger pools and relax on a daybed at the Boulevard pool at The Cosmopolitan. Here are a few other good choices:

8. Pool parties

Looking to make some waves? Your group will surely get wet and wild at a Vegas pool club. DJs … free-flowing drinks … canonballs. It’s as if your favorite nightclub and your favorite pool got married and had a baby. A really drunk, tan baby.

One of the newest pool clubs in town is Bagatelle Beach at the Tropicana. Chaise lounges, daybeds and “lily pads” are on hand for sunbathers while music is pumped across a state-of-the-art sound system and drinks are pumped down your throat.

Bare Pool Lounge is a tops-optional tropical oasis at The Mirage with lush vegetation, exotic sculptures and contemporary deck furniture. Daybed and cabana guests can refresh with chilled cucumbers, iced towels rolled and chilled in lemon-flavored water and Evian misting bottles. Poolside massages are also available.

9. Shows to watch

A well-oiled machine.

One word: ChippendalesNeed I say more?

Perhaps you prefer their meat be imported. In that case, there’s Thunder From Down Under, billed as a feast of fantasy and flesh.

What if  (and believe me this is a BIG “what if”) you’re just not that into scantily clad, hot, ripped men dancing around suggestively on stage? You could always check out a show with fully clothed men, such as four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men at The Mirage. Keeping with the Australian theme from above, the men of Human Nature at The Venetian will blow you away with their soulful crooning. You could also check out a male headliner who’s easy on the eyes, like Matt Goss at Caesars Palace or Frankie Moreno at the Stratosphere.

10. Shows where you’re the star

This is your chance to shine! Check out a show where you’re the star, such as the striptease cardio and pole dancing class Stripper 101 in the V Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Or perfect the art of burlesque at XBU – X Burlesque University at the Flamingo. Think of it as a dress rehearsal for your wedding night!

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