Eco-friendly bachelor and bachelorette parties
It’s a big job planning your friend’s last wild night as a singleton, but it’s a fun task to have. Now that bachelor and bachelorette parties are almost essential, lavish weekend getaways are pretty much off the list. So what alternatives do you have? How about an eco-friendly bachelor/bachelorette night where you can do good and have fun at the same time?
How can you organize a great night out that doesn’t rack up too many carbon miles and is good for the mind and body as well as for the earth? Here are some of our suggestions:
- A bike ride. Why not plan a day out with your buddies, cycling along your local cycle path and stopping off for a traditional picnic consisting of locally-sourced food with minimum packaging. Be at one with the outdoors and finish the day in a nice bar on the edge of town (but get alternative transport home just in case you’re a little worse for wear!). Having the groom dress like Superman or Angus Young from AC/DC while biking is encouraged.
- Take a beer-brewing class or go to a local winery for a wine tasting. Spend the day learning about hops or grapes, then take some of the boozy goodness to someone’s house where you can sit back, relax with a BBQ, and reflect on your recently acquired alcoholic knowledge.
- For the girls: why not organize a pampering session at someone’s home and purchase some organic beauty products to try out. Ask your local beautician if she can help you with this.
- Spend the day helping a local charity and then celebrate in the evening. Do you know of any local projects that really need your help? Or perhaps you could do a sponsored walk/run to raise money for the bride and groom’s favorite charity?
- Organize an organic cooking class. Bonus points if you travel to your destination by public transport! Take your yummy entrees home and have a feel-good feast!
Check out some more tips at Brides Night Out for inspiration!