A bachelor or bachelorette party is a time-honored tradition for many soon-to-be-married couples, a “last chance” to cut loose with your best friends before the wedding. If you’re engaged and looking for bachelor and bachelorette party ideas in Minnesota that go beyond the basic “drink and dancing” format, look no further!

Check out these fun, unique Minnesotan bachelor and bachelorette party ideas that your bridal party will remember fondly for years to come:

Unique Bachelor Party Ideas in Minnesota:

  1. Hit the Tiki Bar
  2. Go Axe-Throwing
  3. Sink a Line on the Lake

Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas in Minnesota:

  1. Bachelorette Brewery Tour
  2. Get Glam
  3. A Cottagecore Escape

Bachelor Party Ideas in Minnesota

Hit the Tiki Bar

Take the guys on a boozy island vacation without leaving the Twin Cities! Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge is a Minneapolis tiki bar offering a menu of rum-based cocktails sure to get you in the island spirit. Don’t forget to dress in your favorite Hawaiian shirt (the louder the better)! Stop in for one drink and head to the next location, or stay in the warm embrace of the Polynesian vibes all night — the choice is yours!

Go Axe-Throwing

Embrace your inner lumberjack at one of Minnesota’s many axe-throwing destinations! This feat of strength and accuracy has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. With Minnesotans’ general love of all things outdoorsy, it’s no surprise that axe-throwing has taken the Land of 10,000 Lakes by storm. Bad Axe Throwing in Minneapolis, MNAxe in Monticello and Eagan, United States Axe in Alexandria and St. Cloud, The Lumberjack MN in Stillwater and Blacklist Brewing Co. in Duluth all host groups for an afternoon or evening of sheer manpower — and most serve beer and/or food, too! 

Sink a Line on the Lake

If your idea of a perfect weekend with the guys features some reels and bobbers, say no more. A bachelor’s weekend on the lake is the perfect fit! For a warm-weather party, why not rent a tricked-out camper and road trip up north to some of the best fishing in the U.S? If a winter bachelor party is in the cards for you, the recipe for success is simple: An awesome ice house + your favorite Minnesota craft brews + your favorite fishing buddies. 

Bachelorette Party Ideas in Minnesota

Bachelorette Brewery Tour

Grab your gals and a glass, it’s a bridal party brewery tour! Minnesota’s craft beer scene is legendary, just like your bachelorettes. Twin Cities Brewery Tours specializes in curating brewery, cidery and distillery tours for groups and has a number of tasty tour packages to choose from, including the option to build your own. If you’d rather plan the itinerary totally solo, be sure to use the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild’s interactive map to help you create your bespoke bridal pub crawl. 

Get Glam

For brides who want to treat their bridesmaids to the ultimate day of glamour and pampering, consider a boudoir photo session! Boudoir photography studios like Boudoir Photography MN and Sugar & Spice Photography offer all-afternoon party options for bachelorettes. Treating yourself and your closest girlfriends to glamorous hair and makeup sessions followed by individual photoshoots will help you tap into your inner sensual goddess! Whether you keep the photos all to yourself or gift them to your spouse-to-be, the entire experience is bound to be an empowering and unforgettable time with your besties. 

A Cottagecore Escape

Cottagecore fantasies are all the rage these days, and we can see why — who doesn’t want to escape to the forest or meadow with a picnic basket and a book to spend a day or two living like Snow White? Minnesota is full of unique and delightful vacation rental homes that pass the cottagecore #vibecheck, from striking Scandinavian A-frames to quaint cottages to actual treehouses. Pack your favorite nap dresses, a few bottles of wine and all the fixings for gooseberry pie, then settle in for a cozy weekend with your bachelorettes. Don’t forget to take plenty of photos “for the ‘gram!”

Party On at Earle Brown Heritage Center!

When the bachelor or bachelorette party is over, the wedding party has just begun! Earle Brown Heritage Center is proud to host extraordinary wedding ceremonies and receptions at our iconic farm in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. As you look for your perfect Minnesota wedding venue, we hope you’ll consider Earle Brown and our event planning experts! Contact us today to learn more about weddings at Earle Brown. We can’t wait to meet you!