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Best Spots For A Bachelorette Party In South Bay

August 16, 2012 10:58 AM

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The bride gets one last singles fling with her best female friends. So many choices, so few hours. Make her farewell to the bachelorette life a memorable event with our lively suggestions in South Bay. Unwind. Have fun. Celebrate. We’ve covered all bases with a pampering spa, two different styles of dinner, and a comedy club or the dance scene to round off the evening. Do it all if you’d like, just make sure you get her to the chapel on time.


Preston Wynne Spa
14567 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 741-5525
www.prestonwynne.com

This intimate, upscale spa provides facial treatments, massage therapy, spa body treatments, natural nail care, makeup, and other services for the bachelorette and her crew. The Rock ‘n Rose pedicure is recommended for the blushing bride. A plush, cozy robe and spa slippers are provided; and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. there’s a Manicure Bar Happy Hour with complimentary champagne and chocolates! How’s that for a festive way to start the party?


La Fondue
14550 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-3332
www.lafondue.com

If the bride appreciates fine French cuisine and doesn’t mind cooking her own party dinner, this dressy Saratoga institution has been attracting cosmopolitan diners for 20 years by living up to its award-winning reputation. Dinner Fondues consist of a multitude of dipping choices; if you’re adventurous, try the wild boar, or even the alligator tail. You are also welcome to arrive after dinner Sunday through Thursday for a dessert-only Chocolate Fondue (details on the website).  Soaking up the congenial atmosphere as well as the attentively-served cuisine at the “Best Special Occasion Restaurant” is a fantastic farewell to the bride’s carefree single days.  Request a 2-burner table with a grill, and allow about 2.5 hours to dine. Reservations are suggested.

/www.campodibocce.com

/www.campodibocce.com


Campo di Bocce
565 University Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 395-7650
www.campodibocce.com

Visit Campo di Bocce if the bride is an active type who would appreciate working off a few calories before or after a Tuscan-style dinner (for a better-fitting gown on the morrow!). For more than a decade this well kept secret has featured traditional Italian cuisine as well as United States Bocce Federation indoor and outdoor state-of-the-art courts. Wine and dine on the patio (order the lamb lollipop appetizer), relax with your BFFs, and take in a bit of the action: free on-line tutorials and personalized coaching on site make it easier even for beginners. Food, fun, friends, and bocce: a good time will be had by all. By the way, bocce was played as early as 5200 B.C. in Egypt: perhaps the Pharaohs liked a game they could play while holding a drink.


Rooster T. Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 736-0921
www.roostertfeathers.com

Click here for calendar of events

This historic landmark was Sunnyvale’s original bus stop, and back in the early 1970s was the location of Pong’s beta test (remember the first video game?). Now, since 1979 Rooster T. Feathers has brought the nation’s funniest entertainers to the casual and intimate setting of a Sunnyvale stage, up close and live the way stand-up is supposed to be. Catch a show at this comedy club, and be sure the performers find out you’re a bachelorette party (think mother-in-law and other topical jokes). It’s a recipe for hilarity. Bond over shared laughter, tasty popcorn and humorously named drinks such as Bikini Wax and Dirty Mother’s Milk. Purchase tickets on-line and ask for reserved seating for your group.

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The Blank Club
44 S. Almaden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 292-5265
www.theblankclub.com

Click here for calendar of events

If the bride loves to rock, encourage the group to end the evening on a musical note with dancing at the inexpensive and casual The Blank Club, San Jose’s hip live music and DJ rock club. One of the few intimate music venues remaining in San Jose, Blank has long been one of the go-to spots for catching bands of all sorts. Some of the best up-and-coming talent on the music scene appear on this stage, and the sound system is awesome. Good drinks, amiable clientele, polite staff, no pretense and live music––that’s what this club is all about.

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Nina Holtons creative background in travel and cooking and a passion for writing empowers her to share the Bay Area scene with readers avid for information about where to go and what to do. A free-lance online journalist, she lives in Santa Clara; and her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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