Whether you’re the one tying the knot or you’re organizing a weekend of debauchery for your best friend before she walks down the aisle, Las Vegas has a way to fete those final moments of the single life with a bachelorette party to remember. Head to dinners with a show, take in a raunchy male revue, up your selfie game, or just make it a party brunch to remember for the ages. Las Vegas has the right bachelorette agenda for you.
Dance with Some Chippendales
The hunky “Chippendales” dudes wear cuffs and collars, and not much else. They dance on stage as firemen, construction workers, Navy heroes, and more, with very buff bodies glimmering in the multi-colored lights. Bachelorette parties are a huge hit here, seated together at tables at this show at the Rio. Members of the audience have a chance to go on stage and participate in some of the acts, or dance with the guys when they come out into the audience. And once in a while, a special guest host such as Vinny Guadagnino from "Jersey Shore," Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, or model Tyson Beckford joins the guys for a limited engagement on stage as the host. Catch your breath afterward in the neighboring Flirt Lounge while the sizzling hotties file through to say hello.
Drink Oversized Cocktails
Head to NoMad Bar at the Park MGM for giant cocktails meant to share. The Demarara Dry Float Explosion is somewhat like a classic Don the Beach Comber cocktail, a tiki drink decorated with birds and berries. The concoction made with rum, passion fruit, maraschino liqueur, and lime is big enough for four to share. The patio makes the perfect setting for a more private celebration.
Make It Dinner and a Show
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas blends dinner and a show with performances going on during a dinner of American classics. Get creative with an order of caviar tacos, share a beef Wellington, and then top it off with a cookie jar filled with treats. Take your time here to see more of the ongoing show while you dine. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. nightly, so plan accordingly.
Make a Date with a Best Friend
Grab large dishes meant for the whole table to share at Best Friend, Roy Choi’s Korean barbecue at the Park MGM. Lobster Kung Pao features a deep-fried lobster with peanuts and chilis, while caviar tostadas, a rack of lamb, or dry-aged steaks are big enough to share. Aside from big dishes, the restaurant offers live deejays, artwork from Los Angeles artists, a liquor store in the front, and a chef’s table that looks like it came out of the ’70s.
Watch an Aussie Strip
Chiseled bodies from Down Under perform sexy dance routines at the Excalibur’s “Thunder from Down Under.” These Aussie hunks dance on the tables, take it (almost) all off, and make every future bride feel like she’s the only girl in the room during this daily male revue that includes acrobatics, break dancing and jumping on trampolines.
Pop Champagne During a Party Brunch
Since 2011, Lavo at the Palazzo has made brunch a party affair. The famed Saturday Champagne Brunch mixes decadent food, bottles of bubbly, and tabletop dancing to fete any bride. The party features a neon explosion of confetti showers, wild bottle-popping presentations, and weekly themes encouraging guests to dress up, let loose, and dance the day away. Dishes served include lobster scampi pizza with fontina cheese, one pound of Maine lobster, and beef truffle sliders with black truffles, cherrywood smoked bacon, truffle cheese, and a fried egg.
Dance Like a Stripper
Learn some stripper moves at “Stripper 101,” an afternoon of learning some new sexy moves. The class at the V Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort starts at the Showgirl Bar next to the studio for some liquid courage, followed by a 75-minute class with a step-by-step guide on giving a lap dance, and then lessons on the stripper pole. While no nudity is involved, participants need to be 18 and older.
Take Selfies with the Girl Gang
Up your selfie game with an afternoon spent at Happy Place at Mandalay Place, a 15,000-square-foot space with rooms meant to be photographed. The Super Bloom room comes with 40,000 handmade gold flowers, while an Upside Down room defies gravity with a turned over look at the world. Six-foot tall Xs and Os covered in thousands of mirrored squares and surrounded by red lips, the World’s Largest Indoor Confetti Dome, a giant rainbow with a pot of happiness that visitors can jump into, a rubber ducky filled bathtub, and more are among the fantasy rooms were bachelorettes and their entourages can shoot.
Make It a Night of Shareable Korean Food
David Chang’s Momofuku at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas not only features the chef’s Korean-inspired food but serves it in a fun environment that can get the party started. Order dishes such as a salt and pepper lobster and shrimp meant for three to four people with six lobster tails and 18 shrimp tempura, or try five spice roasted duck served over rice with Bibb lettuce, chive pancakes, kimchi, hoisin, ssäm sauce, ginger scallion sauce, and fresh herbs. But the most popular dish, bo ssäm, features slow-roasted pork shoulder with oysters, rice, Bibb lettuce, kimchi, hoisin, ssäm sauce, and ginger scallion sauce.
Eat Sushi Then Party
Seamlessly move from dinner to the after party by heading to Tao at the Venetian. The night starts at Tao Asian Bistro with its 20-foot Buddha overseeing the room. Order miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with wok vegetables or any of the sushi options before heading up to the party at Tao Nightclub with its deejays such as Eric Dlux and a host of special guests. Tao and its sister restaurants and nightclubs Lavo, Marquee, and Beauty & Essex really specialize in big group events, so book a night in advance to get VIP treatment.
Start or End the Night with a Punch Bowl
Need just cocktails? Go for punch bowls at The Dorsey, the masculine lounge at the Venetian. Don’t let that masculinity scare you away. The cocktails here are on point, and the menu includes punch bowls for four to six people to share. The Green Street combines vodka, lime, cucumber, green apple, mint, and fizz, while the Creole punch mixes rum, pineapple, ginger, citrus, allspice, and nutmeg. Not in a sharing mood? The Penicillin combines Scotch, fresh lemon, ginger, honey, and an Islay float for the perfect way to start, or finish, the night.