Bachelorette party activities run the gamut from traditional options like karaoke, spa trips, and casino nights to more adventurous outings like axe throwing, skydiving, or a Vegas vacation. But if you want to make her last bash as a single gal genuinely memorable and fun-filled, there’s another option you probably have yet to think of an arcade bachelorette party.
Arcades are the perfect bachelorette party setting with great games, good eats, and unlimited fun. But no matter where you fete the bride-to-be, there are a few things to tick off your list to throw a fun-filled party.
Why Arcades Are Perfect for Bachelorette Party Activities
Party games are a quintessential feature of the modern bachelorette party. In addition to drinking games and every type of scavenger hunt, popular bachelorette party games include:
- Bachelorette Bingo
- Pin the Kiss on the Bride
- The Newlywed Game
But the standard options can get boring after a couple of parties. And what’s worse than attending a boring bachelorette party? Being the person who planned it.
The solution? Throwing an arcade party! Arcade games put a unique spin on bachelorette party games, leading to a fun-filled night for the whole crew and taking care of the hard part — guaranteeing a good time.
That said, you still need to take care of a few things to ensure the party goes off without a hitch.
1. Pick a Theme, Any Theme
A good theme amps up the memorability of a bachelorette party and shows the bride that you’ve put some thought into planning the event.
Your chosen theme should be relevant to the bride’s vibe — after all, it’s her night. Fortunately, there’s a simple trick for picking a theme that makes her happy: Ask her! She’s probably already imagined every detail of her wedding, including the bachelorette bash. But if she hasn’t, consult with the rest of the bridesmaids and choose a theme that everyone is into.
Throwing your bachelorette party activities at an arcade comes with a built-in theme, but the arcade setting pairs well with classic themes, too, like:
- Decades (80s, 90s, 00s, etc.)
2. Stock Up on Supplies
A bachelorette party would only be complete with certain party supplies, so be ready to hit up your favorite party supply store. You’ll want supplies that fit with the theme you’ve chosen (i.e., going with a Barbie theme? Think pink!), but don’t forget the staples, like:
- A party banner
- Matching outfits and accessories
- Bachelorette party cups
- Instagram-worthy backdrops
- Hangover kits
Are you looking for bachelorette party ideas on a budget? Skip the party store and make your supplies! You can pinch pennies by searching out DIY options for bridal sashes, kooky tiaras, themed t-shirts, and more.
3. Choose a Fun-Filled Venue
With your theme selected and supplies on deck, it’s time to choose a venue. Again, this depends on the vibe you’re going for and the bride’s preferences. Bars, nightclubs, and fancy restaurants are all great options.
If you’re going the arcade route, only one choice makes sense: Pinballz. With an unbeatable selection of classic arcade games, vintage pinball machines, and modern marvels like laser tag, Pinballz is the top choice for fun things in Austin — and the best place for your arcade-themed bachelorette party.
4. Don’t Skimp on Options for Sipping & Snacking
The secret to any fun-filled party is a steady stream of refreshments, so remember the snacks! For bachelorette parties, some of the best ideas include:
- Cookies and cupcakes that match your theme
- Personalized snack bags for each attendee
- Individually sized bottles of bubbly
Are you hosting your bachelorette activities at Pinballz? Mikki’s Replay Café is loaded with tasty snacks, from mozzarella sticks and nachos to tacos and pizza. We’re a BYOB establishment, so feel free to bring your favorite libations!
5. Make Your Reservation
Depending on the nature of the party, reservations might be optional. But if you’re planning a special dinner as part of your night or heading somewhere exclusive, you’ll want to get your name on the list to avoid waiting for a table or standing in long lines. So, take out your list of Austin party venues and make the call!
If you’re coming down to Pinballz, you’ll want to reserve our private event room. Not only will you have access to the arcade, but you’ll also have a private area for your bridal-themed decorations, party games, and refreshments.
Here’s to the Best Bachelorette Party Ever
The key to a great bachelorette party is making it one you’ll always remember. At Pinballz, we take care of that for you. With hundreds of great games, a spacious private event room, and build-your-own rental packages to suit any group, adding Pinballz to the bridal party is the easiest decision you’ll make.
Ready to say “I do” to a unique bachelorette party experience? Contact us today.