Sure you can “get through” the wedding without the maids getting to know each other, but how much fun is that? You can go to a show or have a spa night, but in order for them to get to know each other, try an interactive activity. Here are 5+ fun activities to do with your bridesmaids.
Take a cooking class
A fun cooking class is a great way to bring a group together, and the Way Cool Cooking School has a Gourmet Girls’ Night Out Class just perfect for a bridal party, which is offered about every six weeks. If you prefer a co-ed class, they have plenty of Adult Classes to choose from, or you can host private gourmet girls night out events where guests can choose the date and time that works best for them, and the host can choose the menu selections. Make the meal, then enjoy it together, and we’re sure you’ll have memories to share at future wedding events.
Paint & Play
Located in the St. Anthony Shopping Center, Wine & Canvas has instructor-led, group painting parties where you can imbibe while bringing out your inner artist. You can book private events, or go to one of many classes held at various breweries or wineries. Trust us, this is fun, and can be one of many fun activities you can do with your bridesmaids.
Create a photo shoot
There are so many cool murals throughout Minneapolis, use them to your advantage with a photoshoot. Grab the girls (or guys), dress up fun or funky, and take pictures around town.
If you’re into music, head to the iconic First Avenue Stars Wall at 701 N 1st Ave, and you might even spot some local legends, or how about the Bob Dylan Mural by Kobra at 1, S 5th Street?
Artsy-animal lovers will enjoy The Bulldog Mural at 1111 Hennepin Avenue. For more ideas, check out Carrie Colbert’s Minneapolis Mural Guide, which includes murals, maps, tips and more. Doing a photoshoot, you’ll create keepsakes and learn more about the different areas along the way.
Bring out your inner child
Escape rooms are taking over the country because they are fun, fast and get your creativity flowing. The Escape Game has options like Special Ops Escape Room or a Prison Break Escape Room, and many more. If your crew isn’t into confinement, try a Puzzle Adventure or even Scavenger Hunts, all just by Googling “Minneapolis Tours”. It all depends on the personalities in your group but one of these is bound to be fun for your besties.
Go on Tour
Depending on your group’s interests, you can choose from many of our area’s tours, from food to museums. If you have more of a foodie group, check out a Food Tour and find out who loves spicy stuff and who is less adventurous. If you’d rather admire art than eat, consider one appreciating one of the many museums our area has to offer. You’ll be sure to have plenty of laughs and maybe learn more about the communities that surround us with one of these cultural options.
There are many fun activities you can do with your bridesmaids for them to get to know each other. If you put in the effort to hang out now, other tasks like wrapping favors together will surely be more fun. Enjoy and you might even make more long-lasting relationships out of it!