Rare are the bar-hopping bachelorette blowouts of pop-culture comedy; today’s bride appreciates a more personalized celebration. These itinerary ideas pair Champagne sipping with gal-pal bonding. And hey, a cute party sash doesn’t hurt.

Perfume, Candle Pouring, and Pampering for the Beauty-Obsessed

Kick it off with

Play perfumist at Jo Malone in CityCenterDC. A party of up to six can schedule a private session to sip tea and coffee, enjoy a mini hand massage, and layer on a custom scent with fragrances that range from citrusy to floral to woodsy. Consider inviting your attendants to select a candle or lotion as a personal thank you.

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Book a two-hour candle making class with Handmade Habitat at Off the Beaten Track artists’s warehouse in Northeast DC. You and your girls will pick a scent palette (like essential oils lavender, geranium, and eucalyptus), then each pour two of the all-natural soy-wax candles to take home.

and finally

It’s time for some pampering at one of the area’s many blowout bars—Blowout Bar DC, Sip & Dry Bar, and Drybar are all good options. Enjoy cocktails, swap stories about the bride, and relax with a scalp massage. Once your tresses are styled, head to dinner on the town: Giuliana Rancic’s RPM Italian is a fun spot to see and be seen.