4 staples of every bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham

Who says you can’t rock a bachelorette sash in Birmingham? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Your best friend’s big day is coming up, and you’re in charge of planning the one last fling before the ring. The bachelorette party! A thrilling, yet daunting task. Where do we go? What do we do? Look no further then the Magic City for all bachelorette needs. Check out these staples of a successful bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham.

1. A Luxurious Place to Stay

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Take your girls to see one of the best skyline views in the Magic City. Pat Byington for Bham Now.

In order to host a premium bachelorette trip, you have to start with the perfect hotel home base for all your friends to rest and recoup. Book a few rooms downtown in the historic Elyton or Redmont hotel for access to their rooftop bars, complete views of the city that are perfectly Instagrammable for your crew.

Looking to stay a little farther from the city scene? The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook is a stone’s throw away from all the action (and yes, it has a rooftop bar, too).

2. A Spa Day. Because, Ya Know, Self-Care

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Blowouts for the bachelorette bash! Photo via Tonya Jones’ Salon and Spa Facebook

Nothing screams relaxing weekend quite like a day at the spa, and Birmingham has so many to choose from. Go all out with facials, massages and even body wraps at spots like Escape Day Spa, Poseidon Day Spa or Spa Works and Wellness.

If a simple manicure, pedicure or blowout is more your crew’s speed, Tonya Jones SalonSpa or Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa offer experiences fit for a queen (and in this case, a bride).

3. Karaoke with the Crew

Mom’s Basement is one of the most unique bars in Birmingham. Perfect place to show your out-of-towner friends! Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

No bachelorette bash is complete without some high-quality karaoke. Don’t agree? Have a drink or two and then get back to me. The Brown Derby and Bourbon Street Bar and Lounge have been creating “superstars for a night” for decades. Time to start practicing that high note in your favorite Whitney Houston song!

Mom’s Basement, which opened last year, hosts karaoke nights throughout the week, and could be a unique spot to bring a party of out-of-towners who’ve never been to a bar that serves pizza rolls. I know I’d be intrigued.

4. A Bachelorette-Friendly Brunch

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A homemade croissant from The Essential is the best way to end your trip. Photo by Jacob Blankenship of Bham Now.

No bachelorette weekend is complete without a big brunch to rehash the weekend over. Birmingham’s budding food scene makes for endless brunch possibilities. Five Bar in the Lakeview District keeps it simple and tasty by offering five items on their menu at a time, making service quick and easy.

One of the newest brunch destinations in Birmingham, The Essential, tops the list of local restaurants perfect for a crew of girlfriends to fuel up for their trip home. It’s located on the beautiful cobblestone-clad Morris Ave, which makes it great for, you guessed it, Instagram posts with your group before you part ways. Looking for something different? Here are a few more brunch options we love.

Did we miss any bachelorette-friendly spots in Birmingham? Let us know!