5 favorite unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

We love bachelorette parties at One Strange Bird, and summer is filled with them! Check out some of our favorite ideas for gettin' down with your gals before the big day.

1. Manis & Mimosas. Every girl loves getting pampered, and bonding over a day of beauty is always a fun option. Book a salon trip complete with mimosas, or hire a professional to come to you! Check out this gorgeous post from Trueblu for inspiration. (via Trueblue)

2. Winery Day Trip.  Plan a getaway to a nearby winery! Rent a limo and after your tasting, check out some of the cute local stores and restaurants in the area, or plan dinner at the winery complete with pairings! If you're in Chicago, check out Refinery29's list of winery getaways nearby the city. (via Refinery29)

3. One Strange Bird Art Party. Get in touch with your creative side! One Strange Bird offers private art parties for all kinds of activities, like painting, printmaking, collage, and jewelry making! We had a blast printing custom tote bags for this fun bachelorette crew!

4. Glamping. For the flower child, rent a camper or cabin for the weekend with your girls! Grab the pups, growlers of local beer, s'mores & games, and don't forget the flower crowns! Bridal Musings has a must-see post for some beautiful ideas. (via Bridal Musings)

5. Big Girl Slumber Party. Just like when you were a kid, but with tastier beverages! Have everyone come in their best onesie or pj's,  pick some favorite movies and board games, and all the junk food you can eat! Set up a DIY photo booth to capture the action. Don't forget your sleeping bag! Check out this sassy slumber party for serious slumber party envy! (via 100 Layer Cake)


Baby Shower Ideas

Baby shower season is in full swing in the summer here in Chicago. Here are our top 5 favorite ideas for hosting a shower! 

1. Backyard BBQ. For those who aren't keen on traditional showers, a backyard BBQ is the perfect casual event. Check out the looks of the subtle summer party from A Lo and Behold Life! Great for a co-ed event for all family members. (via A Lo and Behold Life)

2. Bohemian Chic. We have serious style envy after seeing this chic soiree. Hire a henna tattoo artist to decorate your gals while you and your guests sip on green tea and mojitos. Check out the gorgeous photos below from Style Me Pretty and see for yourself! (via Style Me Pretty, Carolina Guznik)

3. Build Your Library. Is the little one going to be a bibliophile even before arriving? Have a baby lit-themed bash and have each guest bring their favorite childhood book with a message inside in lieu of other gifts. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

4. Ice Cream Social. Who doesn't love ice cream? We know mommies-to-be love it more than almost anyone. Guests can build their own sundae at the ice cream bar while they socialize. This gorgeous pastel party was created for a child's birthday, but the colors and theme work great for a shower as well! (via Style Me Pretty, Cream & Coal)

5. Art Parties. Of course this list would be incomplete without mentioning art parties at One Strange Bird! Your guests can decorate onesies in a variety of fabric patterns and shapes using a decal technique while they sip on mimosas. 

Do you have any favorite ideas you didn't see here? Let us know in the comments!