Girls gone bridal: Bachelorette party ideas in Toronto

Throwing a bachelorette party for your bride-to-be bestie doesn’t have to mean buying tacky tiaras and penis-shaped paraphernalia. Host an unforgettable fling before the ring with your gal pals at these Toronto hotspots.

Elle Fitness and Social

580 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3

It’s hard to take yourself too seriously while learning the sultry art of chair striptease at this flirty fitness facility on King West. The trendy spot has refined the art of bachelorette partying and offers two unique private event packages. Book the Light Pink package and instructors will lead your group through an hour-long risqué routine of your choice: pole dancing, belly dancing, burlesque, Coyote Ugly bar dancing and more. The Hot Pink Luxury option features two hours of studio space along with non-alcoholic flirtinis and a gift bag. Bridal parties can also add on spa treatments and playful outfits.

Body Blitz Spa Inc

471 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T1

Soak your skin and unwind with your girlfriends at this women-only spa with locations in the east and west end. The serene space specializes in ancient restorative water practices; visitors indulge in a therapeutic water circuit that includes a refreshing cold plunge pool, aromatherapy steam room, infrared sauna and and warm Epsom salt pool. In addition to the therapeutic pools, the spa also offers a variety of body scrubs, mud masks and massage treatments. Call ahead to book your private party and enquire about group discounts for your bachelorette crew.

TOCA Restaurant

181, Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

Two words ladies: bottomless mimosas. Grab your gal pals for a celebratory all-you-can-eat brunch at this swank downtown hotel where the champagne is free flowing. The indulgent Sunday morning spread includes fresh baked viennosseries, international cheeses, made-to-order omelettes, carving stations, seafood towers and a dessert table overflowing with tarts, pastries, cakes and macarons. The decadent day out is a pricy $79 per person, but we’re confident you’ll drink your money’s worth at the all-inclusive Bellini bar.

Le Dolci

1006 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1W6

Don an apron and learn how to prepare pretty desserts at this fun foodie studio in Dundas West where the hands-on classes are designed for all skill levels. Newbie bakers will love the cupcake decorating workshop where guests use professional decorating tools to create delicious works of art out of fondant and buttercream. The more intricate Parisian macaron party focuses on perfecting the delicate bite-sized treats. The icing on the cake? All guests get to take home an array of delectable desserts to enjoy for days afterwards.

Rock 'n' Horse Saloon

250 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1X6

Would-be cowgirls polish their spurs and coordinate their Daisy dukes at this country bar in the Entertainment District. It might take some wrangling to get the bride-to-be to take a turn on the mechanical bull, but she’s sure to loosen up after a couple of blended mango margaritas. Weekend DJs play a crowd-pleasing mix of Top 40 hits and country classics. Email the bar ahead of time to book your party to ensure you aren’t stuck standing in line for half of the night.

Windsor Arms

18 Thomas Ave, Toronto, ON M1C 1E5

Plan a stylish daytime stagette in a refined setting at this storied Yorkville hotel. The Windsor Arms has been serving traditional afternoon tea in it’s luxe tea rooms since 1927 and also offers a twilight tea menu for those who prefer to indulge in the early evening. Guests sip on internationally inspired teas (or sparkling champagne if you prefer) and enjoy savoury finger sandwiches, scones and sophisticated desserts served on tiered platters. Ladies are allowed to borrow a fancy hat to wear during the tea service for a $5 donation that benefits the Look Good Feel Better charity.

XO Karaoke

693 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L5

Test out your vocal cords while belting out your favourite hits at this famed karaoke spot in Koreatown above Clinton’s Tavern. The late-night destination isn’t the most glamorous spot for a bachelorette bash, but the doors are open until 3 a.m., which makes it a great spot to end your night on a high note. The second floor space offers 13 private rooms for musical get togethers and a catalogue of over 500,000 songs including plenty of girly pop tracks, boy band classics and rock ballads.

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