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What to do when the cabaret, karaoke, and club circuit are played out in your friend circle for bachelorette parties? We explored three creative ideas for girls' night in Boston that don't involve bottle service, party buses, or booze cruises—though all still promise raucous fun.
AN APHRODISIAC COOKING CLASS AT FARM & FABLE
From the street, you might not realize that below Farm & Fable's displays of vintage cookbooks and New England-sourced handmade kitchen heirlooms is a chef-grade kitchen. Owner Abby Ruettgers developed the space with cooking classes in mind, excitedly opening it up for private parties, such as a course on classic aphrodisiacs (oysters, chocolate, honey, pomegranates, figs, and more). Tasty and tantalizing.
Images via Cuchi Cuchi
TAROT READINGS AND AN LED-LIT TABLE AT CUCHI CUCHI
Cambridge restaurant Cuchi Cuchi is legendary for its cocktail menu, entertainment, vintage-outfitted staff, richly ornate "belle epoch" decor, and tasty small plates. Ideal for a girls' night out, the Chico Chica Boom Table is custom LED-lit table that responds to movement. Reserve on a Tuesday night from 7:30pm and 10pm and you'll also be able to enjoy tarot card readings in between rounds of drinks named Beet of My Heart, Heat of the Night, and Between the Sheets.
Image via The Paint Bar/Facebook
PAINTING AND BOOZE
Paint nights are sweeping Boston as two main players—The Paint Bar on Newbury Street and a rotating schedule of Paint Nite events around town—attract groups of friends for wine-soaked, artistic merrymaking. Round up your ladies, select which design you want to paint and when, then show up ready to booze and bond.
· Weddings Week 2014 [Racked Boston]