a bachelorette party poses around a lyra

Love is in the Air

Your best friend has found the love of her life and is getting ready to tie the knot. She’s the one who holds your hand when you’re scared, holds you up when you’re having a hard time, and even holds your hair back when you’ve had a bit too much. You want to make sure her entire wedding is as special as she is, and that starts with an amazing bachelorette party. Anyone can plan a night of cheap cocktails sipped from sexually-suggestive straws; you want an experience she’ll never forget. Consider an activity that will get her heart racing, her adrenaline pumping, and even make her break a sweat. No, not that! We’re talking about a circus bachelorette party!

Party Like A Cirque Star

A circus bachelorette party allows the bride and her attendants to strengthen their bonds while they strengthen their bodies. Depending on your preferences, you can choose to focus on a single apparatus (aerial silks, static trapeze, even pole!) or you can take a sampler class that allows you to spend a short amount of time on several different apparatuses. You’ll literally be in good hands, as a trained, highly experienced instructor guides you and your group through each exciting skill. There’ll be plenty of pauses for pictures and videos, so you can share your amazing accomplishments (imagine, bachelorette party pictures you’ll actually want your family to see!). Afterwards, you might be ready for a nap, but you’ll still have the rest of the night to continue your celebration.

Be Prepared

To get the most out of your party, plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. You’ll want extra time in case you hit unpredictable traffic or have trouble finding the studio. Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move easily (similar to what you might wear to a yoga class). We recommend covering the backs of your knees (unless you’re doing pole, in which case shorts are best!). Bring water so you can stay hydrated — you’ll be working hard! It’s great to have something in your stomach, but you probably want to save the giant barbecue feast until after your aerial adventure. Same for the libations — you can absolutely toast your new accomplishments once you reach the ground, but you need to be 100% sober in the air. To save time on the day of the party, make sure everyone in your party signs a liability waiver in advance. You can do this online at skycandyaustin.com — just look for the red “Sign our waiver” button at the bottom of your screen.

All the Party People

Just to clear up any misconceptions: circus is for everyone! All body types and fitness levels are welcome. You don’t have to be super strong, exceptionally flexible, or a former dancer or gymnast in order to have a blast in an aerial class. Your instructor(s) will work with each student at their own level, providing as much support as needed to make sure everyone has fun and stays safe. You want the best for your bestie, so before she walks down the aisle, give her a chance to run away with the circus!

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