Dancers throng the dance floor during '80's Night at Club Congress, downtown Tucson, AZ., Monday, July 10, 2006. The famed spot opened its doors in 1985 as the Counter Club. 

This one's for you, maids and matrons of honor.

Now that your bff is getting married, you have to plan the bachelorette party.

It needs to be fun, memorable and something she would love to do. In other words, if she's not into drinking and seeing strippers, you need to think of something else that reflects her interests.

We know it's overwhelming. So, we put together some ideas.

From the traditional night out drinking and dancing to the less traditional ziplining or painting, we've got you covered. 

Pro tip: For love of gawd, don't plan this party for the night before the wedding!

Go out dancing! 

Not sure where to go? Check out this great list of the best places to go dancing in Tucson. The only planning you have to do is figure out the date and who's gonna get an Uber or be the DD. 

Paint party

Book a paint and sip party. An artist will come to you with supplies and instruction to teach you how to paint the picture of your choice. No art experience is necessary. You provide the location and refreshments. 

You have three options for a bachelorette party: Choose from one of the existing paintings, ask for a custom painting (for an added fee) or have a live model to paint. 

Cost: $30-$40 per person, depending on painting option

Note: If your party is for less than eight people, you will have a flat rate of $240.

Contact: 965-3468


Party-goers cover their canvas with background color at the Hues ‘n’ Booze one-year anniversary painting party at Café a la C’Art.

Choose an existing painting or talk about a custom idea. All you have to do is provide a location and refreshments. Everything else is taken care of.

Cost: $40 per person with a five person minimum

Note: Parties of 10 or more are $30 per person. A party of less than five people will be a flat rate of $180.

Contact: 449-4870

Location, art instruction and supplies are all included. You bring food, drinks and decorations. 

Location: 12112 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Suite 120, Oro Valley

Cost: $350 for up to 10 people. Each additional painter is $35. You can have a maximum of 20 painters.

Contact: 308-4511

Spa Party

If pampering is more your speed, have a spa party. Your group can pick any á la carte service including manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and waxing services using organic and vegan products at Greentoes.  

You provide food and drinks and Greentoes will provide glasses, openers and settings. 

Cost: Manicures start at $27

Info: 777-6281 or click here to book your party


Rossetti Thompson sometimes treats herself to the spa’s services. Greentoes recently won a statewide award for small businesses.

Private pole fitness class

Learn some sexy fun moves on a pole with your squad. You'll learn a whole routine you can impress your partner with. Parties are 90 minutes long. You provide food and drinks, but no alcohol. 

Cost: You must pay a deposit of $70, which covers three participants, to book your party. Each person after that is $35. There is a $40 fee for parties with more than 10 participants and a $70 fee for parties with more than 20. 

Nicola Pollock, far left, Mahia Marsiglia and Joanna Maes hold a pose at Tucson Pole Fitness during a pole boot camp class.

Arizona Party Bike

Party with less calorie guilt by pedaling your way around downtown's entertainment district on a bike that 15 people ride together. It is driven by someone from Arizona Party Bike, so everyone can feel free to partake. The bike is decked out with LED party lights and a premium sound system. Bring your own beer and wine for this two hour party

Cost: Starting at $380

Contact: Click here


The Arizona Party Bikes fit up to 15 people and are mostly pedaled through manpower. The driver is in charge of steering, and the pedalers are free to bring on alcoholic drinks.

Streetcar bar crawl

Get food and drinks all along the streetcar route. This is a super fun way to go out on the town without having to drive. We tested this out for you, and took the streetcar, starting from the Mercado San Agustin all the way to University Blvd., making several stops along the way. Check out our itinerary here for some ideas. 


We were on a mission go to happy hours along the street car route. 


For the adventurous bride, book a zipline adventure with Arizona Zipline Adventures. Groups are taken on the Zipline EcoTour, which includes a ride on all five ziplines, ranging in length from 400 to 1,500 feet. The tour takes about two hours. 

Location: 35406 S. Mt. Lemmon Rd., Oracle

Cost: $75.86 per person for a group of nine people

Contact: 308-9350 or click here

Taste all the wine

If your squad loves to try different wines, book an Arizona Wine Country Tour from Arizona Sunshine Tours. You'll get to visit all of the tasting rooms time permits in Sonoita and Elgin and not have to worry about driving. Water, snacks, cheese kebobs, antipasto skewers and more are included at various tasting rooms. The tour bus fits 11 people.

Cost: $85 per person (a fuel surcharge will apply for Tucson pickups). Tasting and purchases are not included in this price.

Contact: 520-803-6713

Another option: Hire a limo in Tucson to drive you to Sonoita and visit all of the wineries without the tour guide.

Click here for a list of tasting rooms, lodging and restaurants.


The Village of Elgin Winery, 471 Elgin Road, Elgin, is celebrating its new brewhouse and mourning the loss of its mascot. 

Apply and Learn Makeup Class

Head over to Flash in the Past Photo Studio and spend 2-3 hours with its lead makeup artist for the ultimate girly night out. You'll get a lesson pamphlet, makeup application and a free gift, as well as complimentary champagne. Afterwards, have a night out on the town. 

Cost: $100 per person, four to eight ladies required

Contact: 304-0691


Circus party

Unleash your inner circus performer at the Circus Academy of Tucson. You'll get 1½ hours of circus instruction that can include aerial silks, sling, lyra or trapeze, tightrope, globe or rola bola, juggling, poi spinning or plate spinning. You get to pick three activities then stay for a half hour afterwards for snacks, drinks and whatever party activities you want to do. You can bring alcohol for that last 30 minutes. 

Cost: $40 per person for parties of five or less; $30 per person for parties of six to 10; $25 for parties of 11 to 15 and $20 per person for more than 15 people. 

Contact: Click here


Teacher Katherine Tesch watches at right while students warm up during an Advanced Kids Silks class at The Circus Academy of Tucson. “The kids are really confident up there,” one mother said. “It makes you feel secure to see that confidence.”  For kids who aren't experienced or want to try a variety of circus arts classes, the academy recommends Beginning Kids Circus.

Go rock climbing

Go on a climbing adventure in the cool safety of Rocks and Ropes. It's fun and safe for people of all abilities. Your party includes three hours use of the gym, rock climbing shoes and harness, a mandatory orientation, a reserved party area with tables and chairs for up to two hours from your scheduled time. 

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Call 882-5924 or click here

Notes: You must have a minimum of six climbers. The gym recommends four weeks notice. There is a $75 deposit to hold your spot. 


 The original Rocks and Ropes is at 330 S. Toole Ave., just south of East Broadway, 882-5924. 

Change the world as you celebrate

For the philanthropist bride, have Celebrate for Good plan your party. All you do is choose the type of experience you want — from a girls night in to a dive-in movie, rooftop dinner party or something completely different — and a cause you wish to support and they take care of the rest. 

The cost pays for all expenses, including food, location and donation. 

Cost: $25-$89 per person

Contact: Click here for details


You can choose the Popup Living Room Concert as a Celebrate For Good experience. There are currently five available dates for this experience.

Have a "kind" party

Connect with your community and have a fun party painting parts for Ben's Bells. You'll get the studio for two hours, a staff member to help with the party, hands-on art experience, "say something kind about the guest of honor" activity, photos featured on Ben's Bells FB page and fun photo opportunities with Kindness Superhero photo board. 

Cost: Starting at $50

Info: Click here

Roll some dice

Get dressed up, hire a limo and go to a casino. Play some slot machines, blackjack or poker, have some drinks and maybe go to a concert. 

There are three casinos to choose from in Tucson:

There are actually two Desert Diamonds, one in Tucson, which has a hotel and one in Sahuarita. Its website says the best entertainment is at the Sahuarita location. 

Address: Sahuarita, 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd.; Tucson, 7350 S. Nogales Hwy.

Info: Click here

Party and stay the night. This tribal casino resort features multiple dining options (including TEQUILA FACTORY), 24-hour gaming, spa services, pool, golf and more.

Info: Click here


Casino patrons try their hand at the slot machines at the Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Road, in Tucson, Ariz. CEO Kimberly Van Amburg was named CEO in December 2014. Photo taken Thursday, March 3, 2016. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

With more than 300 slot machines, including electronic blackjack, you'll have a blast. 

Info: Click here

Jump around

Be like crazy kids and jump, race and play on giant inflatables and obstacle courses at Pump it Up Tucson. Make it more exciting by booking a glow party. 

Cost: Prices will depend on time, date and how many people are attending

Info: Click here


This is one of two arenas or playrooms which has four jumping toys that include castles, slides and obstacle courses at Pump It Up of Tucson. The 12,000 square foot (in total, counting both rooms) facility is where children and adults can have fun playing on several indoor inflatable toys during private parties, family reunions, field trips, corporate events and more. 

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson