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A New Orleans Bachelorette Party Guide

Find a few great brainstorming ideas for your New Orleans Bachelor & Bachelorette Party.

Party like a Boss!

a woman standing on the front of a boat in new orleans Louisiana in a bayou and a swamp

Don’t let planning your special weekend as maid of honor be stressful for you, your bride or bridal party.  Do some pranayama, meditate and then read on. New Orleans is a better choice for venue than Austin, Texas or Las Vegas ever was.  It has something to offer for most everyone and you can drink in the streets.

We’ve got it all synched out for you: the best places to eat, activity, stay, see, relax, drink, and more to make the most amazing party for you and your bridal party!

bachelorette party on a boat tour

In this Article:

House Rental

Scouting out places to stay for a bachelor & bachelorette party in New Orleans? Check out these unique and underrated lodging opportunities for your upcoming New Orleans bachelorette party.

1. Hotel Modern
Chic. “Rooms designed in-house with a modern eclectic aesthetic that mirrors New Orleans’ juxtaposition of Old World charm with New World diversity”.Walking distance to the French Quarter.

2. Hotel Monteleone
Does your friend enjoy the finer things in life? Then a stay at this first rate,  luxurious hotel situated in the historic French Quarter. Get points for this win with the Carousel bar in the hotel.

3. Henry Howard Hotel
Looking for a quieter hotel removed from Bourbon Street with unique artistic touches? The Henry Howard Hotel is located in the Garden District, and is only a 10-minute drive from Bourbon Street (so you can hop back on the party bus whenever you want). A stay at this boutique hotel is truly unique: it has beautifully designed rooms and suites, a parlor offering specialty cocktails, 12-foot ceilings, and a romantic backyard courtyard. The rooms are decorated with vintage furniture and original artwork by local artists.


Airbnb Rentals

Skip the hotel and book an Airbnb for your upcoming Party in New Orleans. Renting a house for the weekend can be more cost effective and fun; get a feel for the neighborhood and load up on snacks, booze, and games. An entire house is more comfortable for a larger group, offering a homey vibe with a fully functional kitchen, and lots of common space for games.

Newly Renovated House in Treme Neighborhood

Luxurious Condo Near Bourbon Street

Quiet Apartment with Courtyard Near French Quarter

Restaurants and Bars

This foodie town has a lot to offer when it comes to good eats and tasty cocktails! We’ve got it all mapped out so your crew can sample the city’s best local grub and drink.

1. Cafe Du Monde
A party in New Orleans would not be complete without a visit to Cafe Du Monde. Prepare to wait in line for a few minutes.  But it satisfies the sweet tooth with a Louisiana beignet.

2. Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar and Lounge

Toast the bride or groom to-be at their party with a round (or two!) of Sazeracs at this classic New Orleans hotel bar. Hopefully you aren’t spinning before you visit this spot.

3. Cochon, the Butcher
Ohhhh, sooo good.

4. The Joint
BBQ in a funky neighborhood.

Party with some BBQ

5. Saints and Sinners
For a fun cocktail bar with great Cajun/Creole food, head on over to Saints and Sinners, right on Bourbon Street. This bar has a fun, lively vibe.

6. Couchon
Looking for restaurant that serves fantastic Cajun-style seafood for your group? Be sure to make a reso at this trendy spot—it fills up fast!

7. Three Muses
For some live music, specialty spirits (with catchy names) and eclectic bar food, definitely check out the Three Muses. This gastro pub is a perfect one-stop-shop for a New Orleans Bachelorette Party.

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Activities

There are endless activities to choose from in this party city, but we’ve got an ultimate party itinerary planned out. Surprise your bride or groom with these hand-picked spots!

1. Spa Day/ Workout Day
You and your crew might want to rest and relax after a weekend of partying hard at your party. Unwind or pump some iron with the bros at the New Orleans Athletic Club.

2. Masquerade
For a fun activity, play dress up with your girls at a masquerade shop! This French Quarter spot—just steps away from Jackson Square—houses an extensive collection of local artist-designed masks made with meticulous detail, beautiful colors, and embellishments. They’re open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

3. Bachelorette Party Boat
Looking for a new daytime New Orleans Bachelorette party activity? Hop on a boat tour to explore the local Louisiana swamp wildlife or head towards the levy and see one of the greatest wonders of the world . New Nola tiki bar boat added for 2022!

4. New Orleans Party Pedal Bike Bar
Book a party bike bar that tours makes stops at bars in the Marigny and Bywater.

5. Kayak the Mystic Maurepas Swamp Tour

An eco-friendly swamp tour where your party can get a little workout kayaking and not just be on 30 person passenger boat.

Party Favors

The New Orleans bachelor & bachelorette party you’re planning won’t be complete without customizable merchandise/gear. Make your NOLA bride & Groom as happy as can be with these fun invitations/itineraries, favors, shirts, and more!

1. Printed Invitations and Itineraries
Get that bachelor & bachelorette party in New Orleans started with these Mardi Gras-style invitations and itineraries.

2. Drink Huggers
Remember, there are no open container laws in this party town, so keep those on-the-go drinks cold with these glammed-up drink huggers throughout your time.

3. Temporary Tattoos
Before heading out on the town to celebrate the bride-to-be, stick on gold, Mardi Gras-themed temporary tattoos for her party!

4. Masquerade Masks
Come prepared with these beautifully, hand-made masquerade masks for your New Orleans bachelorette party squad #squadgoals.

5. Party Shirts
What’s a New Orleans bachelorette party without matching “bourbon and beads” shirts for the entire bridal party?

6. Photo Booth Props
Take your hotel pregame to the next level with glittery New Orleans bachelor & bachelorette party photo booth props—perfect for memorable photo opps and major likes!

New Orleans bachelorette party ladies sitting in kayaks