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If you’re looking for the perfect beach getaway for you and your bridesmaids, we know just the place! Real Rocky Mountain bride, @kayla.confer, and her crew headed to Rosemary Beach, Florida for an unforgettable weekend. And, they’re sharing their itinerary to help you plan the ultimate Florida bachelorette party. Follow along for all the tips, tricks, recommendations and more!
Location, location, location! Welcome to your personal Bachelorette Beach Heaven for the weekend. This luxury Airbnb is situated in the heart of beautiful Seacrest Beach North, a private oasis nestled between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. If you’ve never heard of this charming coastal community, it’s about time you did! As if the home itself weren’t enough, the location is central to everything you need. Only steps away from Town Center, minutes from the resort style pool, and the tram stop for your free ride to the beach is right outside the front door.
Gifts for the Girls
Your bachelorette party is the perfect time to take a break from wedding planning and celebrate with your closest friends. Show your BFFs just how much you appreciate them and their attendance! Instead of something that they’ll toss at the end of the weekend, gift them a party favor that they can take home and enjoy long after the celebration. Mini beach-bags with their names embroidered featuring must-have products like, travel sunscreen, Turkish beach towels, heart-shaped sunglasses, and a beautiful jewelery trinket dish are amazing ideas for your bride tribe. Check out our Pinterest Board for more bachelorette favor inspiration.
Arrival | Thursday Night
First things first, check into your house or hotel for the weekend then relax and reconnect with your gal pals from your past, present and future. If you’re having a 10-plus person bachelorette party it’s probably safe to say that not everyone knows one another. It’s a good idea to make sure the group of girls are all acquainted before the fun really begins. Start off the soirée by saying thank you to your besties for joining the event. We recommend working with a local gift box company like Bundles Gift Co. to create custom gifts for your girlfriends.
Once all the girls are settled in grab drinks at Havana Beach Rooftop located off 30A in South Walton. The restaurant doubles as a beautiful, boutique hotel, The Pearl, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a refreshing glass of frosé while you take in amazing ocean views. Finish the night at La Crema for an undeniably delicious chocolate treat.
Hit the ground running Friday morning with an iced toasted caramel latte at the local roastery, Amavida Coffee Roasters, that also happens to be a certified B Corp. That means you can feel good about the difference they are making in the environment as you are sipping on a perfectly pulled espresso. Explore Town Center for a bit where independent merchants line the quaint cobblestone streets. Getting hungry after an afternoon of shopping?
There is a huge variety of restaurants to dine at in Rosemary Beach:
Edward’s Fine Food And Wine: An upscale yet relaxing atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating available. Order the Shrimp and Grits, an iconic Southern dish prepared with fresh Gulf shrimp, stone ground grits and andouille sausage. YUM!
Pescado: A seafood grill and rooftop lounge bar, what more could you ask for? Choose from small bites, salads and sandwiches, all made from thoughtfully sourced ingredients.
The Citizen at Alys Beach: Technically this seaside tavern is located within the town center of Alys Beach. Inspired by coastal cuisine, Alys serves the finest seafood the ocean has to offer. And, their cocktails are equally incredible!
After indulging in lunch and perhaps a few cocktails, it’s time to head back to the Airbnb for a luxury picnic and photoshoot. Fresco Picnic Company will create a beautifully styled and masterfully catered picnic experience for you and your girls. Choose from two packages, a few styles and endless add ons to create a Pinterest-worthy picnic.
Start the day with a casual breakfast on the balcony of the Airbnb before heading down to the beach. We recommend renting chairs and umbrellas ahead of time, it’s not uncommon for the first three rows to be rental chairs only. After a few hours soaking in the Florida sunshine and sipping seltzers, grab a late lunch at Lola Coastal Italian. Indulge in their mouthwatering margherita pizza or filling pasta dishes. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find something you love on the menu.
Finish the evening with a fun twist on the classic pajama party by throwing a lingerie shower for the bride-to-be. Serve up some champagne and toast to her last hoorah!
Departure Day | Sunday
Cap off an incredible weekend with a trip to the 30A Farmers’ Market in Rosemary Beach hosted every Sunday from 9am-11am. Support local area farmers and vendors by purchasing some goodies for the road. In need of a refreshing cold pressed organic juice or kombucha before heading home? They have something to quench your thirst.