Today we have a wonderful guest blogger joining us with tips on planning a “Glamping” bachelorette weekend. Laura Hughes, from Polestars, is an expert in planning pre-wedding parties and events. We are so excited to introduce Laura to WedLoft readers! Her tips for a planning a Glamping (glamorous camping) trip are below…
Hi WedLoft Brides, Laura Hughes here! A glamping trip is a really fun idea for a girls weekend! Today I’m sharing my planning suggestions.
The beauty of a camping trip is that you can either plan absolutely everything yourself and make the whole weekend as bespoke as you like, or you can opt for guided camping trips where you do not need to worry about making any plans at all. Most luxury campsites will ensure that your tipi, or other glamorous tent, is erect before you arrive so if you do choose to plan everything yourself this one thing you certainly won’t need to worry about.
If you are organising an upcoming bachelorette party and a glamorous weekend away camping sounds appealing to you, then carry on reading for some fun ideas and activities to take part in on your trip.
On a camping trip, you will want to make the most of the day, especially in the spring or summer when the days are much longer. Arrive on site early to decorate the site with a theme you have chosen. A western theme is a fantastic idea, especially if you are having tipis! Your guests will be really impressed if you manage to set up a sitdown tea on arrival, with plenty of fresh sandwiches, cakes and lots of tea served in real china tea cups.
You may find that your campsite is within walking distance to a beach or a river, where you can spend the afternoon swimming or lounging in the sun. For ladies not fond of swimming or wet sports you could organise other games throughout the day such as baseball, hula hooping or even volleyball to have your whole group participating and bonding together.
If you are having a guided weekend you may want to ask your expert camper what they know about the local area, especially in terms of searching for local food. This is an awesome afternoon activity where you may be able to find some wild ingredients for you dinner, or even some for cocktails!
Night Time Activities
After the fun and games you will have surely racked up an appetite. If you think that campfire food is all canned goods and burnt sausages, you’re wrong! It’s possible to cook some of the most delicious dinners on a campfire, and you can even cook muffins for dessert! A barbeque is the perfect companion on a camping retreat. You can make delicious chicken kebabs, steaks, sausages and even grilled veggies. There are plenty of campfire recipes out there that will have you wondering why you ever doubted campfire dinners!
In the evening you can play more traditional bridal shower games that focus on the couple. It’s also a fun idea to ask all guests to bring old or funny pictures of the couple for a real giggle on the campsite.
The evening is also the perfect time to crack open the champagne or start mixing cocktails. As mentioned before, if you find local ingredients earlier in the day you may be able to make some delicious wild cocktails. Look out for blackberries, raspberries and mint as these all grow wildly, can be washed and prepared easily and they taste fantastic in drinks. Just be positive the items you’re adding, if you’ve picked them yourself, are safe to eat!
When packing for your trip remember the marshmallows – the campfire’s best friend that will keep you satisfied all night!
In the morning try a relaxing session of yoga to make sure you and your guests are all awake and ready for the journey home. Like dinner, there are so many options for cooking breakfast over a campfire. If you are feeling healthy you can grill fruit or heat up oatmeal. Or use a camping griddle to cook up a massive portion of pancakes and bacon with syrup! This will be the perfect time to say your farewells until the big day.