By Natalie McNeal
She’s your friend to the end, the one who knows your good as well as your grimy. Before she jumps the broom with prince charming, help her kiss the single life goodbye. Good friends don’t let good friends get married without a proper bachlorette party, so here are seven worthy ways to send off the bride:
By Spa: For the bride-in waiting who needs to de-stress from the rigors of picking the right song list, The Standard hotel on the Venetian Causeway, just steps from South Beach, offers a holistic hideaway. Guests who stay at the hotel get limitless use of indoor and outdoor baths, access to the mud lounge and yoga classes at The Standard’s movement and meditation center. Or just go for the day and frolic in the pool, gym and hammam for $50 a head, $40 on weekdays.
40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-673-1717. standardhotels.com
By Boat: For those with deep pockets, the Carrousel Yacht, a 135-foot dream can sail your party around the intracoastal for four hours and a $3,900 charter fee. The vessel is docked in Miami Beach, but serves also Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The yacht holds up to 149 guests. Hosted bar runs between $22 to $35 per person, and the food menu, which includes appetizers, paella, a raw bar and stone crabs starts at $60.
To book an outing, call 305-530-9700 or visit www.carrouselyacht.com
By Hummer: A1 Luxury Limousine Service features rides such as a zebra print hummer or Cadillac Escalade limo, to escort the bachelorette party brigade. The company doesn’t charge by the mile, but by the hour. A 20-person hummer-limo runs $102 to $107 per hour, depending on season and the number of people. The party bus holds 24-50 passengers and has hardwood floors, plasma TV and granite bathroom. Soda, ice, bottle water, napkins included. BYOB. Discounts into clubs such as Pembroke Pines’ Café Iguana and Goldfellas strip club in Doral, but ask to see if the specials are still running or ask for new specials.
For more information, call 866-258-9879 or visit www.a1limobus.com
By Bull: Ride ’em! For a bride who likes to be on top, Tequila Ranch in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has Billy Badass, the free mechanical bull ride at the restaurant/bar. Think sangria and tequila by the pitcher, plus a menu including tequila chicken, and salmon in tequila sauce. Did we mention tequila? Sorry, must be a hangover. For a big fiesta, you should reserve ahead (they’ll ask for $100 deposit) and they offer different packages for food ranging between $20-50 a head, and offer open bar for your group for $9 per drinker.
T5760 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-556-7430. tequilaranch.com
By Laughs: Two souls becoming one in matrimony is serious business, so laugh it off.
The Improv comedy clubs have locations in West Palm Beach, Hollywood and Coconut Grove. Bachelorette packages are for groups larger than 20. Food packages start at $8.95 per package and drinks start at $15 per person for two premium cocktails. No waiting in line to see the comedian, reserved seating and discounted shows. Special requests for jokes on the bride may be honored, depending on the comedian performing that night.
For a schedule or shows or to book your party, visit www.miamiimprov.com or call 561-833-1812.
By Baring it all: "If there’s a way to do it, and I don’t get raided, we can figure it out,” says Kyra White, owner of Coral Gables’ Theine Tea Salon. White can tailor a bachelorette party to your needs. She’s held everything from paella cooking lessons for a bride to a Strip Teas, where bachelorette party throwers bring in their own stripper. All this at a charming place that boasts 100 different teas. Holds up to 50 people seated and an afternoon tea runs about $35 per person.
119 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-774-0228. www.theineteasalon.com