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10 Insanely Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas in New Orleans

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Written By: Emily Walton


New Orleans is a city that knows how to throw a party. From jazz bars to lively celebrations like Mardi Gras, there is always something happening around town. That is why New Orleans is the perfect place to throw a vibrant bachelorette party. 


If you need ideas for things to do in New Orleans for a bachelorette party, you don’t have to look far. Just walk down Bourbon Street and you’ll find a bunch of fun bars and restaurants to explore. However, if you want more unique bachelorette party ideas in New Orleans, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn how you can make your NOLA party the best one ever.  


friends laughing in sunglasses in sun hats

Let the good times roll!


#1  Explore NOLA’s Culinary Scene With A Walking Food Tour 

Ever wondered what it was like to eat where the locals go in New Orleans? Sidewalk Food Tours operates in the French Quarter and Lower Garden District and takes you to the hidden gems most tour books miss. A walking food tour is a great idea for a bachelorette party. Not only will you fill up on mouthwatering food, but your guide will also give you tips and tricks for having the most fun possible while in New Orleans. We suggest starting your party with a tour so you can check out all of the places your guide recommends as the day continues. 


With Sidewalk Food Tours, you can even customize your own private Nola Food Tour to hit spots we know your bachelorette party group will love.  


A group of women holding up a pizza box open with a pizza in it.

There’s no better way to enjoy a city than to eat your way around it.


#2  Pamper Your Group To A Day At The Spa

Does your bachelorette group need a little rest & relaxation? Hitting the spa for a girls’ day is a great way to kick off your New Orleans bachelorette party. Woodhouse is one of the highest-rated spas in town and once you’ve been there, you’ll understand why. You will love getting a hot stone massage or soothing pedicure with your friends. They even have champagne and cocktails to help you relax even more! 



Women having a bachelorette party at hotel room

Rest, relax, restore!


#3  Get A Little Wild Out On the Town 


Some of the most fun bachelorette party ideas in New Orleans is to head to the bars. NOLA nightlife with your crew gives you everything you could ever want. You can listen to jazz, dance the night away, and attempt singing along at a karaoke bar. Our real favorite is heading to Coyote Ugly. 


There is something about getting up on the bar and dancing with your closest friends that makes it that much more fun. The bartenders here are also some of the best in town so if you want a high-energy spot to start (or end) the night, this is the place for you! 


Coyote Ugly Neon Signage

If there’s a neon light, it’s a guaranteed fun night!


#4  Strike A Pose At A Selfie Gallery 

Pose Gallery is New Orleans’ very own selfie gallery. Each room is set up for the perfect picture. From record-filled walls to budding doorways, your group will love modeling for the camera – even if it is just to be silly. Our personal favorites are the pink phone booth or one of their floral backdrops!  



A girl posing with peach and pink flowers around her

Step up your social game with an impromptu photo shoot!


#5  Have A Delicious Brunch At Brennan’s  

Brennan’s Restaurant is a local favorite that serves up traditional foods with a modern twist. This popular spot fills up fast so make sure to book a reservation in advance!  They are also one of the few places where we’ve had a perfectly poached egg. The different rooms in the building all have their own aesthetic, and you will be able to find many fun spots to take photos. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out their famous courtyard and turtle pond! 


Eggs Benedict on Ceramic Plate

An awesome place for eggs benny!


#6  Face Your Fears With Gators & Ghosts Tours  

New Orleans is the perfect place to take your bachelorette party on a wild adventure. Gators and Ghosts will take you down to the bayou where the giant reptiles lurk. Don’t worry, though, your guide will make sure everyone keeps a safe distance. Or, if your group is scared of the unseen, try taking their French Quarter Ghost Tour to learn all about NOLA’s supernatural past. 



a sunset over a body of water with an airboat



#7  Create Your Very Own Crawfish Boil

Nothing says New Orleans like a good, old-fashioned crawfish boil. We love Deanie’s Seafood because even if you are from out of town, they will make you feel right at home with their Southern hospitality. You can have them cater to wherever you are staying or you can host a private party at one of their restaurants. Sitting in their French Quarter spot’s courtyard is the most comfortable and stress-free thing to do in New Orleans for a bachelorette party.  


a plate of seafood boil food

Seafood boil!


#8  Enjoy A Booze Cruise On The Bayou

For some fun in the sun, get your bachelorette crew together for a swamp tour party with New Orleans Pedal Barge. This New Orleans bachelorette party boat is a great way to get in some fresh air while dancing the day away. It is also BYOB so stock up on your favorite drinks without worrying about crazy drink prices. Everything else is taken care of for you. From the certified captain to the stereo and cooler, you will be all set for an exciting ride through the NOLA waters.  



Laughing young diverse girlfriends dancing and drinking beer during event

Move and grove!


#9 Lounge By A Country Club Pool 

If you’re looking for bachelorette party ideas in New Orleans that will wow your guests, consider heading to one of the local country clubs. You’ll feel extra luxurious drinking by their pristine pools while lounging in the sun. One of our favorites is the Country Club Bywater because it offers easy access to the pool and inexpensive day passes. 


Ladies at country club that like to gather and celebrate with gifts and drinks.

There are so many neat places to hang!


#10  Dance To The Music At A Swinging NOLA Jazz Club

One of the best things to do in New Orleans for a bachelorette party is head to the jazz clubs. The music scene is fun and incredibly connected to the culture and community of the city. There are many clubs to choose from and honestly, we’ve never been to one we didn’t like in New Orleans. Some of our favorites are Mahogany on Chartres, The Playhouse on Bourbon St, and The Spotted Cat near the French Quarter. 


Women Having a Toast at the Party

Jam out to good music, go dancing, or enjoy cocktails!


Throwing A Bachelorette Party In New Orleans

No matter what you decide on for your bachelorette party in New Orleans, your group is sure to have a good time. One day in this vibrant city and you will feel energized and ready for the big day. If you still need some ideas for your bride tribe in NOLA, then check out our list of activities in New Orleans perfect for larger-sized groups!