I recently helped organize and plan the itinerary for one of my college girlfriend’s bachelorette party. Ironically her family has a vacation home close to my home in Myrtle Beach, so it was fun to plan something local for a change. The bride is one of my favorite people on Earth for many reasons. She is witty, humble and gorgeous, I mean what more can you ask for? She is also the most untraditional bachelorette on the planet which I find hilarious. When I say untraditional, I’m referring to her strict request of “no hot pink” or bachelorette accessories allowed. She also refused to wear white the entire weekend, and frequently told groups of people that it was her 21st birthday or that I was the bride. We were somehow able to keep the itinerary and theme a secret until the weekend of the party.
The bride is the only female I personally know that can drive and park a boat like a boss, so it was a given to go with a “Nauti” theme. The beach house was decorated with all things boat/beach related deeming the theme “Last Sail before the Veil.” All guests received an adorable beach pail filled with a monogramed towel, sunnies, monogramed solo cup and a mini bottle with an attached veil.
North Myrtle Beach:
Friday afternoon began with a boat ride on the Intracoastal Waterway to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, SC for a wine tasting. One of our friend’s Dad volunteered to drive us to the winery on his boat. We were able to enjoy a leisurely ride down to Duplin Winery while catching up with each other. The wine tasting was a fun, unique and relaxing start to our weekend.
The rest of the evening was spent at Soho Sushi Bar in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The theme of the night was “50 shades of blue.” The “nauti” theme continues to show it’s face. We enjoyed sushi downstairs at the restaurant before heading to our reserved table on the rooftop terrence. It was a popular evening for bachelorette parties as we were one of three tables that evening. Oh wait, we were actually a 21st birthday party to every golfer that asked.
The next morning began bright and early with yoga on the beach. I was able to connect our group with a local yoga instructor from Wicked Fitness for our private session on the beach. Jenn, the instructor, was amazing and even provided all the mats and props at a super reasonable price. She was upbeat and helpful throughout the session. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area. Look her up on Instagram @elevation_yoga. It was a gorgeous and peaceful morning for yoga. The group was dreading the early wake up call, but everyone agreed that it energized them for the long day ahead.
After yoga, we refueled at the bride’s favorite bagel shop. I had the most amazing french toast bagel with sausage, egg and syrup. We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging on the beach playing games. We always play “jeopardy” at all of our bachelorette parties. Prior to the weekend the groom answers a series of questions regarding the bride and their relationship. The bride then has to answer the questions correctly. It’s such a fun game to learn more about the couple, and it’s a great keepsake for the bride.
The next activity on the list was the bride’s favorite. We headed to Murrells Inlet to peddle around the inlet for happy hour on the Goat Boat with EC brew boat. This pontoon boat is motored by the passengers cycling similar to the pub trolleys but this is on water. Definitely recommend this activity for a bachelorette party, birthdays or any celebration. Make sure you bring a phone with good music and it’s BYOB. You also get the most amazing views of Murrells Inlet and a lot of attention from the Marshwalk .
Dinner reservations were at Wicked Tuna which was located on the marshwalk. We spent the evening eating more sushi and being basic sipping rosé. The rest of the night concluded with dancing at Bubba’s Love Shak. All great nights at the inlet include a stop at Bubba’s, where you find “love served daily.” The bride had a great time which is the ultimate goal of any bachelorette weekend. Even though the weekend was exhausting, it always makes me super sad to leave my friends. However, the weekend was successful and included a variety of unique activities for a beach bachelorette party. As Bubba would say “baby girl, you look fine.” Cheers!