If a Hangover-style bachelor/ette party brings a shudder instead of an excited shout, never fear. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s incredibly easy to trade the big party scene for an easy time with pals you’ll actually (want to) remember. For the creative set, learn to make paper flowers with The Cobra Lily, throw a pot with Saltstone Ceramics, or choose your own crafting adventure at the DIY Bar, where you can stamp leather, get your macramé on, or paint—the finished goods can even double as wedding décor! Hungry for something more? Throw down in the kitchen at The Pantry, The Hot Stove Society, or Portland’s Culinary Workshop. Or, show off our region by land, sea, or air—hit the road in a sweet red bus from Double Decker PDX for a wine tour, or grab your suit for a dip and a spin in a floating hot tub on Seattle’s Lake Union through Hot Tub Boats. For the truly adventurous, turn up the dial and spend the day rafting the Clackamas with Blue Sky Rafting, check out Seattle from the air with a seaplane tour from Kenmore Air, or really take the plunge with a tandem jump at Skydive Oregon.