Long Island is filled with fun activities and exciting things...

Long Island is filled with fun activities and exciting things to do for bachelorette and bachelor parties.  Credit: Dreamstime

Planning to marry the love of your life is cause for celebration! Pull out all the stops and plan your memorable last bash as a single at one (or more!) of these Long Island spots perfectly suited for a bachelor or bachelorette party. 

Booze & brews Party buses and winery tours

Pedal your way through breweries, kick back with a cold one and play cornhole and ping pong, cut loose at the iconic Boardy Barn or choose your own adventure. Here’s where — and how — to celebrate your last fling before the ring.

Patrons aboard one of the two Brew Crew Cycles pedal...

Patrons aboard one of the two Brew Crew Cycles pedal their way to the next stop, Moustache Brewing Co.  Credit: Newsday

Brew Crew Cycles

LOCATION:  205b Marcy Ave., Riverhead; 631-722-1516, brewcrewcycles.com

THE PARTY:  Providing group bike tours to nearby breweries with a multi-seat, multi-pedal, multi-person cycle, the company hosts bachelorette and bachelor parties regularly—the trips are daytime-only, but feel free to bring personal playlists for the ride and the company will decorate the bike for your occasion. Brew Crew Cycles can arrange food to be delivered either before or after the tour.

PRICE: $30-$35 per person/ $375-$450 per group bike (8-14 people; food and drink not included)

Tapped Enterprises  

LOCATION: 301 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma; 631-913-3817, tappedenterprises.com

THE PARTY: Specializing in private brewery tours, corporate outings, trips to sporting events, beer festivals —as well as customized event planning—this chauffeured transportation service will book tours per offered packages; they’ll handle the reservations and get the food desired. Specialty outings include the “Paint and Sip Tour” (time in a paint studio followed by five-hour wine tour) and the “Bay Brews and Fishing Cruise (fishing and beer excursion with the Captree Fleet) that includes a pregame at Great South Bay Brewery and a post-trip stop at TJ Finley's Public House.

PRICES: Starts at around $100-$155 per person

The tasting room at Great South Bay brewery in Bay...

The tasting room at Great South Bay brewery in Bay Shore is a popular beer hall on weekends.  Credit: Doug Young

Great South Bay Brewery

LOCATION:  25 Drexel Dr., Bay Shore; 631- 392-8472, greatsouthbaybrewery.com

THE PARTY: If you’d rather skip on organizing your party, this classic brew spot should do the trick. They have a large, open room, and can accommodate big groups—once in the door, there’s craft beers plus cornhole, foosball, ping pong and live music on most weekends.

PRICE: No cover.

Long Island Vineyard and Brewery Tours

THE PARTY:  Both the vineyard (516-946-3868; livineyardtours.com) and brewery (718-233-7868; longislandbrewerytours.com) tours offer packages—either curated or self-designed from the company’s list of venues—that can include meals and transportation by way of limo or party bus.

PRICE: Vineyard tours start between $137.50 and $167.50 per person; call for brewery tour rates.

Talk about a classic: Boardy Barn has been serving the...

Talk about a classic: Boardy Barn has been serving the Hamptons party faithful since Richard Nixon was POTUS.  Credit: Ian J. Stark

Boardy Barn

LOCATION: 270 W Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays; 631-728-9733, boardybarn.com

THE PARTY: Once you turn 21 on Long Island, it's a rite of passage to spend a summer day celebrating at Boardy Barn. The party is as easy as it gets: show up in casual clothes (just no orange, that’s the color security wears) and cut loose. They don’t offer any special packages for bachelors or bachelorettes, but they handle such groups throughout the summer, so make sure you let resident DJ Doug know you’re celebrating, and he’ll shout out the name of the groom or bride-to-be.

PRICE: $20 per person, $40 on select holidays.

Huntington Humidor

LOCATION:  3327, 8 New St., Huntington; 631-423-8599, huntingtonhumidor.com

THE PARTY:  If a stogie-powered celebration is what you crave, this spot is all in—they are willing to work with clients to provide top-notch packages made up of several cigars (plus a cutter and lighter)—or if just a box is desired, there are offerings of several prices from which to choose. Guests can party in-house or off-site, and items like tabletop cutters, cigar trays, lighters and more are available to rent. The lounge can be rented, and the owner will work with groups to fit all budgets.

PRICES: Lounge space rates depend on head count, cigar goody bags start at $35, boxes start at around $100; off-site rentals include a $250 service fee.

Verace is a stone-faced restaurant in downtown Islip and features...

Verace is a stone-faced restaurant in downtown Islip and features Italian cuisine.  Credit: Steve Pfost

Verace

LOCATION: 599 Main St., Islip; 631-277-3800, veracerestaurant.com

THE PARTY: A luxe spot located in Islip, the whole party can dine here and make a night of it, or move on after eating with the bride or groom-to -be and explore the area bar scene. A reason to stay put perhaps would be the eatery’s Wine Lab, which is held on the first Thursday of every month. These hourlong sessions offer tastings, snacks and discussions with knowledgeable people from the hospitality industry.

PRICE: Wine lab: $40 per person.

LI Spirits is Long Island's only distillery, and produces small...

LI Spirits is Long Island's only distillery, and produces small craft batches of LiV (potato vodka), bourbon and whiskey.  Credit: Newsday/Johnny Milano

LI Spirits

LOCATION: 2182 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow; 631-630-9322, lispirits.com

THE PARTY: Serving craft vodka and other spirits (hence the name), this two-storied distillery has a picturesque deck that’s great for memorable photos—and if you make reservations at least 24 hours in advance, the bachelor or bachelorette gets comped on their first cocktail. 

PRICE: Call for details. 

AM Southampton returns for the summer season, featuring a series of...

AM Southampton returns for the summer season, featuring a series of trendy, DJ-driven parties.  Credit: Ian J. Stark

AM Southampton

LOCATION:  136 Main Street., Southampton; 516-492-0346, amsouthampton.com

THE PARTY: Bring your party to AM Southampton (eight or more) and get free entry plus free bottles of champagne (depending on how much is spent); The spot also offers bachelorette packages for groups of any size with early entry, discounted bottle service, DJ shoutout and custom sign. 

PRICE: Call for details. 

A pour of sparkling wine at at Sparkling Pointe in...

A pour of sparkling wine at at Sparkling Pointe in Southold.  Credit: Randee Daddona

Consider heading out on a self-guided tour of Long Island's breweries and wineries

Set sail Private charters and water sports 

The possibilities at sea are endless. 

Head to Montauk for a day out at sea with...

Head to Montauk for a day out at sea with your friends on a catamaran.  Credit: Captain David Ryan of Montauk Catamaran Company

Montauk Catamaran Company

LOCATION: sails daily from Gurney’s Star Island Resort: 32 Star Island Rd., Montauk; sailingmontauk.com

THE PARTY: Bachelor and bachelorette bashes can utilize the 40’ catamaran Mon Tiki or the 65’ catamaran Mon Tiki Largo; private charters allow for food and beverage (including beer/wine) consumption. Trips are sailing excursions around the harbor and Sound, and guests who want to stop for swimming or paddling can do so.

PRICE: Starts at $300 hourly for private charters, groups of up to 100 passengers can be accommodated.

Operating out of Windswept Marina, Flyboard Hamptons will get you...

Operating out of Windswept Marina, Flyboard Hamptons will get you airborne as you launch with a water jetpack, giving riders a chance to get as high as almost 50 feet over the waves.  Credit: Flyboard Hamptons

Flyboard Hamptons

LOCATION:  215 Atlantic Ave., East Moriches; 631-405-0991; flyboardhamptons.com

THE PARTY: Operating out of Windswept Marina, the main event here is flyboarding, but as many as 20 people can be escorted to the company’s private island in Moriches Bay, where guests can barbecue, swim and kayak, as well. Packages for four-hour adult events include a video documenting the experience (due to insurance reasons, flyboarding is only permitted during daylight).

PRICE: $100 per person (six person minimum) includes instruction, life jackets, helmets and 30 minutes of flytime.

Pontoon Paddler 

LOCATION: Village Marina, 1 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach; 631-600-3319, pontoonpaddler.com

THE PARTY: Charters (a max of six people) can be tailored for bachelor and bachelorette parties, where guests can ride down the Quogue Canal or just push out on the water with BYOB food and music played through the boat’s sound system. Trips can also stop at waterside restaurants in Hampton Bays and Eastport.

PRICE: Private excursions start at $400 for two hours, $100 each additional hour

Join the experts onboard the Atlantic Pearl for a 4-hour whale...

Join the experts onboard the Atlantic Pearl for a 4-hour whale watch into the Atlantic Ocean during the fall months when migration patterns bring whales to the New York coast. Meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Capt. Lou's dock at 111 Woodcleft Ave. in Freeport. Dress appropriately, bring camera and binoculars and get ready to spy other wildlife including dolphin (depending on the temperatures in the water) and birds. Bring your own refreshments or purchase on the boat.
INFO 516-623-5823,  captloufleet.com
ADMISSION $65, $55 ages 12 and younger
  Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Captain Lou Fleet party boats

LOCATION: 31 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport; 516-623-5823, captloufleet.com/captain-lou-fleet/party-boat-private-events/

THE PARTY: Captain Lou’s fleet does all types of private events, and that can certainly include bachelor and bachelorette parties; a dinner cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess is recommended (captloufleet.com/sapphire-yacht-charters). Public sunset cruises are also solid matches, as they feature passed appetizers, buffet dinner, open bar, desserts and a DJ. 

PRICE: Excursions start in the $50-$85 range.

Treat yourself Glamping and spa days  

Traditional wellness retreats are out -- goat yoga and glamping are in.

The Montauk Salt Cave, built from nine tons of Himalyan...

The Montauk Salt Cave, built from nine tons of Himalyan salt, offers visitors rest and relaxation. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Montauk Salt Cave

LOCATION: Montauk: 552 W Lake Dr., 631-668-7258, Huntington; 169 New York Ave., 631-923-3030 montauksaltcave.com

THE PARTY: Specializing in halotherapy—or salt therapy—grooms or brides-to-be can sit together and breathe in negatively-charged, ionized salt particles, which is intended to clear away toxins and pollutants while promoting healing. Yoga classes can be organized for the cave, as can Reiki, sound healing and guided meditation sessions. For bachelorettes, a “girls getaway” package (manicures, mini facials, reiki) can be arranged for the cave, and even a tarot reading is possible.

PRICE: For groups of 6 or more, the cost of the Salt Cave (including an extra modality) is $30 per person; the getaway package is $120 per person.

Buddha Barn

LOCATION: 1924 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore; 516-236-8828, buddhabarnyoga.com

THE PARTY:  Yoga-based bachelor/bachelorette parties are pliable—suggestions include a themed event that consist of an essential oil workshop (or sessions focused on reiki, massage and other options) and a hangout portion for eating and listening to music (you can add gift bags too). Maybe you’d like to try goat yoga? That’s doable—but that would have to take place at a private venue or on the Smithtown Historical Society grounds.

PRICE: Regular yoga events start at $40; goat yoga is $600 for one hour (20 people or less), $650 for 25, $700 for 30 people. (Group events at the Smithtown Historical Society are $25 per person)

Terra Glamping's fully furnished, one-bedroom tent. Brooklyn-based Terra Glamping is...

Terra Glamping's fully furnished, one-bedroom tent. Brooklyn-based Terra Glamping is opening the area's first site for glamorous camping, or "glamping." Credit: Terra Glamping/Rebecca Martin

Terra glamping 

LOCATION:  Cedar Point County Park: 5 Cedar Point Rd, East Hampton; 646-801-8076, terraglamping.com/east-hampton-glamping

THE PARTY:  Glamping is where spending a night in nature meets spending a night in style—and in Terra’s East Hampton pop-up experience, parties can include private catering for dinners. Located off Gardiner’s Bay, Terra will organize sunrise or Stand Up Paddleboard yoga, flower crown creations, mixology classes and live music, among other options. Parties can rent all 30 of the tents in camp or just request that tents rented are placed together.   

PRICE: Starts at $300 nightly, Terra Glamping offers 15 percent off standard rate for mid-week buyouts.

East Wind

LOCATION 5720 NY-25A, Wading River; 631-929-3500, eastwindlongisland.com

THE PARTY: Parties can indulge in the “Here Comes The Bride” spa package for bridesmaids and friends—a spa day that includes a Spa Manicure and Essential Massage or Vitamin C Facial plus lunch ($200 per person, four-guest minimum). Over at The Inn at East Wind, the Bachelorette Party Package includes a wine tasting at North Fork Vineyards (with transportation), a picnic lunch to go, a prix fixe dinner in the East Wind’s Desmond’s restaurant (with a Pitcher of Mojitos) plus overnight accommodations in a deluxe hotel room with your choice of services at the spa/ salon ($50 per person).  

PRICE: Additional prices vary per guest based on guests per room and day of the week (Friday-Saturday being peak days)

Emerge Yoga & Wellness

LOCATION: 623 Broadway, Massapequa; 516-781-1078, emergeyogawellness.com

THE PARTY: Group private parties are available, either on mats or an AntiGravity aerial yoga session with a certified instructor.  Adult party includes: One hour private class specifically sequenced for your group and arranged to accommodate a range of ability levels. Guests can rent the space for an added hour; bring food if desired.

PRICE: $400 for up to 10 participants (+ $40 per each additional person).

Get active Exotic car rentals and paintball   

Race exotic cars, spend some time on the green or rollerskate the day away, Long Island has plenty of recreational party options to choose from. 

Montauk Downs State Golf Course in Montauk with view of...

Montauk Downs State Golf Course in Montauk with view of clubhouse from first hole.  Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Bethpage State Park or Montauk Downs

LOCATION: Bethpage State Park (99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale; 516-249-0700) or Montauk Downs (50 S. Fairview Ave, Montauk; 631-668-3781); parks.ny.gov

THE PARTY: Being a state resident comes in handy as parties of eight or more can golf at the world-famous Bethpage courses (blue, yellow, red, green) or the gorgeous greens at MTK Downs.

PRICE: Eight or more at Bethpage: Blue or Yellow: $189 per person, Red or Green: $199; Montauk Downs: $199 (nonstate residents will be charged more, prices don’t reflect the 20% administrative fee and tax.) Gratuities are not included.

Looking for some adrenaline pumping fun? Take an exotic car for...

Looking for some adrenaline pumping fun? Take an exotic car for a spin on your special day.  Credit: Cloud 9 Exotics

Cloud 9 Exotics Rental Services

LOCATION: 855 Conklin St., Farmingdale; 800-673-9900; cloud9exotics.com

THE PARTY: Providing unusual and extravagant types of vehicles to rent, Cloud 9 also offers short-term open road tours for bachelor and bachelorette parties, during which passengers can take turns behind the wheel while traveling a preplanned journey that can include stops for lunch and photos. Routes will span back roads, highways and scenic routes that can end at a chosen location. Then again, Autocross affairs are also available and provide a more intense driving experience, or go for a racetrack run that can include instruction and the opportunity to drive an exotic car around a real track.

PRICE: Varies per event and group size, but for seven passengers and one driver in a Mercedes van, prices start at $499 for four hours, $199 each for additional people.     

The event and entertainment venue offers a cocktail lounge, two...

The event and entertainment venue offers a cocktail lounge, two event ballrooms, and several sports simulator bays, including two VIP rooms which allow patrons to play interactive sports simulation games such as golf, baseball, soccer, and hockey. Credit: Daniel Brennan

Simplay

LOCATION: 180 Commerce Dr., Hauppauge; 631-617-6363; simplayny.com

THE PARTY: This interactive sport-simulator facility lets you "play" golf, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey or dodgeball. You can arrange a two-hour party with unlimited beer, wine and soda, plus appetizers. 

PRICE: $35 per person for a two-hour party; $45 for three hours.

Players compete in a game of Paintball at Cousins Paintball. 

Players compete in a game of Paintball at Cousins Paintball.  Credit: Newsday Staff/Thomas A. Ferrara

Cousins Paintball

LOCATION: 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton; 800-352-4007; cousinspaintball.com/play-paintball-on-long-island

THE PARTY:  A three-hour private party includes rental goggles, a paint gun and 500 paintballs per person (10-person minimum required). A referee will be provided for your gathering; snacks and beverages are available, but guests are welcome to bring their own.

PRICE:  $59.95 per person.

Cynthia Grand, left, and Tonya Dean, pose while roller skating...

Cynthia Grand, left, and Tonya Dean, pose while roller skating at United Skates which host adult parties.  Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

United Skates

LOCATION: 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford; 516-795-5474; unitedskates.com

THE PARTY: Long Island’s premiere roller spot has a “Public Session” party (minimum 10 guests) that includes admission, skate rental, reserved seating, paper goods and a party host.

PRICE: Packages start at $19.95 per person, and include food, beverages and light rope necklaces. Opt to rent the entire rink (minimum of 50 guests; $24 per person) and receive exclusive use of the facility, plus admission, skate rental, reserved seating, unlimited soda, two slices of pizza, and a light rope necklace per person, plus a live DJ; a BYOB option is available.

All Long Island locations offer unique core-strengthening workouts. 

All Long Island locations offer unique core-strengthening workouts.  Credit: SLT

SLT

LOCATIONS:  460 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton; 1485 Old Country Rd., Plainview; 1085 Northern Blvd., Roslyn; 16 Hill St., Southampton; sltnyc.com 

THE PARTY: Get fit with your friends with this unique core-strengthening, body-toning workout experience. All four locations offer private classes, instructors included. Outside food and cake is permitted. 

PRICE: $250

Be a VIP Exclusive rooms and live music 

A private room, live music and toasts -- all night long.

Patrons chat, sip drinks and play billiards inside of the...

Patrons chat, sip drinks and play billiards inside of the prohibition inspired "Founder's Room" after a Howard Jones concert at the Paramount in Huntington. Credit: Daniel Brennan

The Paramount  

LOCATION: 370 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

THE PARTY: Take your bachelorette/ bachelor parties into the concert hall’s VIP “Founder’s Room,” where the in-house event builders will help put together catering, concierge services, AV multimedia usage—and for occasional shows, the guest of honor may even get a chance to meet the artist performing that night, or possibly special ticket deals. Able to hold parties of around 15-20 people.

PRICE: Costs vary, but parties start at $65 per person (plus room rental fees)

The entrance to My Father's Place at The Roslyn Hotel. 

The entrance to My Father's Place at The Roslyn Hotel.  Credit: Danielle Silverman

My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel

LOCATION:  1221 Old Northern Blvd.; Roslyn; 516-413-3535, myfathersplace.com

THE PARTY: The hotel that now embodies the iconic “My Father’s Place” live music venue has a special package that includes a three-course pre fix meal, a private table, bottle of complimentary champagne, dedicated server plus discounts on room and a 45-minute salt cave session. (Dancing in the Star Room included on Saturday nights)

PRICE: Food and beverage pricing starts at $80 per person, discounted rooms rates start at $169, the Roslyn Salt Cave: $35 per person. 

Nutty Irishman 

LOCATION: 323 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-293-9700, thenuttyirishman.com

THE PARTY: Nightclubs are always great places for bachelors and bachelorettes to get that last big bash under their belts—and parties who come here score free admission (up to 15 people). Areas can be reserved for private parties, and food packages and open bars can be arranged.

PRICE: Starts at $32 per person.    

Take in the sunset by the outdoor fire at Prime...

Take in the sunset by the outdoor fire at Prime restaurant in Huntington. Credit: Newsday/Chris Ware

Prime  

LOCATION: 117 North New York Ave, Huntington; 631-385-1515, huntington.restaurantprime.com

THE PARTY: Prime offers a well-regarded menu of American food and a great bar scene and a deck with harbor views, perfect for having drinks or just hanging out. They also have a Chef’s Table that can be booked for parties up to four. (It’s usually not available during the summer due to the busy nature of the season.) There are also private rooms both indoor and out that can be reserved, and private menus to choose from.

PRICE: Private menus range in price between $55-$125, Chef’s Table: $800 for four people. Price range for rooms is done based on minimums, which vary greatly depending on time of day, day of the week, time of year and other variables.

Customers dine at The Meetball Place in Farmingdale. 

Customers dine at The Meetball Place in Farmingdale.  Credit: Marisol Diaz

That Meetball Place

LOCATION: 206 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-586-8880; thatmeetballplaceli.com/locations/farmingdale-ny

THE PARTY: The restaurant features an underground speak-easy room that can seat up to 18, as well as an enclosed patio bar. Packages can be customized for guests (In the speak-easy, dinners are available with craft beer flights, wine flights and pairing sessions.)

PRICE: Starting at $30 per person.

Rooftop 32 is open to the sky at Kasey’s Kitchen...

Rooftop 32 is open to the sky at Kasey’s Kitchen & Cocktails in Rockville Centre on July 5, 2015. by Marisol Diaz gary rogers food Credit: Marisol Diaz

Rooftop 32 at Kaseys Kitchen & Cocktails

LOCATION: 23 N. Park Ave, Rockville Centre; 516-766-5049; kaseysrvcny.com/rooftop-32

THE PARTY: Guests can make the outdoor, rooftop lounge private on Monday nights (minimum of 75 guests) and during the day on weekends.

PRICE: Packages start at $40 per person (plus tax and gratuity,) and can be customized to include liquor, buffet and/or brunch options. There are also two private rooms available inside Kasey’s, with options starting at $29.95 per person. 

Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall

LOCATION: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh; 516-783-7500; muls.com

THE PARTY:  Mulcahy’s has an upstairs private space known as the “George Francis Room,” available for up to 50 people. The venue offers brunch and dinner packages.

PRICE: The brunch package starts at $45 per person; dinner at $49. 

Eat up Food tours and beach BBQs

Your party won't travel on an empty stomach -- it needs decadent beach barbecues, edible mystery tours and sweets for days.

Shawn Fleitman (left), Nick Colonna, Jamie Suriano and Jennifer Colonna...

Shawn Fleitman (left), Nick Colonna, Jamie Suriano and Jennifer Colonna (right) find their next clue in lock box full of goodies to use on their mystery food tour "The Cupcake Conundrum" by Food Done It, in Patchogue.  Credit: Daniel Brennan

Food Done It

LOCATION:  Babylon, Huntington and Patchogue villages; fooddoneit.com 

THE PARTY: A steady flow of bachelorettes and bachelors use these four-hour “edible mystery tours” for their last bash, which can be groups sized between three and eight (must ask in advance to include as many as ten people) and participants get souvenir glasses to go (and brides-to-be get a special bling-covered souvenir glass of their own).

PRICE: $63 (ticket and tax, includes souvenir glass).

Plan a relaxing beach party with your friends this summer. 

Plan a relaxing beach party with your friends this summer.  Credit: Hampton Clam Bake

Hampton Clam Bake

LOCATION: Hampton Clam Bake takes their mobile kitchens to the location of your choice, and prepare the food on-site. For full menus and prices, call 631-324-8620 or visit hamptonclambake.com.

THE PARTY If you’re thinking more of a bachelor and/or bachelorette beach party, this company specializes in such affairs. Options include a “Deluxe Clambake” (appetizers, dinners of either steamed 1-1/4 lb. Northeast Atlantic hard shell lobster with melted sweet butter or charcoal grilled free range chicken with lemon and extra-virgin olive oil plus sides, sweet strawberry shortcake, starts at $88) and “Summer BBQ” (appetizers, dinners of Grilled Black Angus Hamburgers, All Beef Hot Dogs, Charcoal Grilled Free Range Chicken, Smoked St. Louis Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce, 18-hour Smoked Beef Brisket with Miller’s Own BBQ Sauce, fixings, sides, dessert of watermelon slices, starts at $78).

PRICE: Call for details. 

The shop hosts candy-making classes where students learn to melt...

The shop hosts candy-making classes where students learn to melt chocolate, form molds, and create delicious filled candies and truffles.  Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

The Chocolate Duck

LOCATION:  310 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-249-0887, chocolateduck.com

THE PARTY: This is one sweet way to say goodbye to the single life: make a variety of chocolates for two hours while enjoying wine (you bring). Snacks and other refreshments will be provided, and guests will have the chance to make truffles to pair with wines and other items. The party can be customized to include a cake-decorating theme, and a chocolate fondue is another available option.

PRICE: $55 for groups of 12-15, $50 for 16-25, $45 for 25 people or more. 

DIY getaways Plan and explore

The Montauk Lighthouse.

The Montauk Lighthouse. Credit: Getty Images iStockphoto

Looking for a weekend getaway but want to stay local? Don't take beautiful Long Island for granted: We've got Montauk, the North Fork, Fire Island, Shelter Island and the Hamptons, and plenty of fun things to do -- all just a drive or quick ferry ride away.