If You’re Sporty
Book: A party at North Bowl in NoLibs.
Eat/Drink/Do: North Bowl has party-friendly foods—from its famous tater-tots menu to salads and truffled kobe taquitos—plus open-bar packages to keep your bowling energy up and a Rolodex of party enhancers, such as photo booths and tarot readers, available for an extra charge. (Or hire your own entertainment—but no strippers allowed.)
Spend: Lane rentals start at $65 per hour per lane; event catering options run $25 to $180 for party platters or $18 to $36 per person for catering; open bar costs about $17 to $30 per person for two hours.
If You’re Romantic
Book: A private lingerie party at Haddonfield’s Georgie Girl Boutique.
Eat/Drink/Do: Spend two hours shopping the second floor, which is dedicated to all things lacy—on top of everything from dresses to jewelry on the first. BYO champagne and finger food, then head out to dinner at the Little Tuna just up the block. Or hire a limo to take you to the private party space at Westmont’s Treno Pizza Bar, about 10 minutes away.
Spend: Nothing, since they’re held after hours, from either 6 to 8 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Perk: The bride receives 10 percent of whatever her guests spend to spend on herself.
If You’re Girly
Book: A spa-ahh day at Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon in Glen Mills.
Eat/Drink/Do: Up to 20 of your best girls can gather at this oasis and enjoy up to four treatments apiece—from massages and scrubs to facials and mani/pedis. Bring along light apps and some wine to enjoy in the spa’s lounge. When your ladies RSVP, have them tell the spa which services from your party’s menu they’d like, and the staff will put it all together for you.
Spend: Around $120 to $200 per person gets everyone up to four treatments, but the spa can work with any budget.
If You’re Domestic
Book: An in-home, hands-on cooking lesson from Philly’s Clean Your Plate.
Eat/Drink/Do: Chef Christina Dimacali will stage a completely customized lesson on any type of food for up to 30 guests. Learn to cook a fabulous meal—maybe inspired by your honeymoon destination?—then gobble it up yourselves. Follow up with wine, girl talk and an old-fashioned slumber party.
Spend: Starting around $85 per person, depending on the menu, for a minimum of eight guests. Includes all food, setup, cleanup and supplies.