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Best Bachelorette Theme Parties to Throw

When planning a bachelorette party, you may want to consider going the theme route based on the guest of honor’s wedding colors, favorite movie or decade.

Themes can help focus the party planning process for the host, helping her to narrow down her selections from hundreds of décor, location, and menu options.

They can also personalize a special, memorable event even further by playing upon a common interest guests might share or highlighting the bride-to-be’s own taste. To get your creative juice flowing we’ve come up with a few of our favorite theme ideas that are sure to make you or your bestie’s special night one to remember for years to come.

Pampered Princesses

Who says a bachelorette party can’t be an all-day event? Before hitting the bars and dance clubs, treat your bride-to-be and her friends to a day of pampering and indulging. Whether you choose to book a spa or set up your own pamper chamber at home, you and your friends will love treating yourself to facials, mani-pedis, and healthy snacks. Keep champagne and fresh fruit on hand at all times, and remember to relax and enjoy yourself!

Nature Mamas

If you and your gal pals are the outdoorsy types you may want to consider planning a camping trip to celebrate your bestie getting hitched. Ditching noisy night clubs for a serene, picturesque setting can be a great way to initiate female bonding, especially if members of the wedding party haven’t met or spent any length of time together. Pitch some tents, huddle around the campfire, and take turns swapping stories about the bride-to-be. Daytime activities can include long, scenic hikes, pleasant picnics or boating. When it comes to the great outdoors and your best friends, the possibilities are limitless. 

Unflappable Flapper Party

Aside from being the decade of strong, homemade cocktails, the twenties was an era of strong feminist doings, where short shirts, short hair, and long cigarettes reigned supreme over prohibition and its attempt to kill the buzz. Nothing makes a group of gals feel sexy and empowered like a night of doing the Charleston and sipping vintage spirits. Have your guest come in costume for a sophisticated yet playful affair. Sweet, sassy cocktail dresses and long, beaded necklaces are a must, as are gin cocktails and jazz playlists, for those looking for a swinging time!

Decade Parties

Using the bride-to-be’s birth year as inspiration is a great way to personalize an event and add a little quirk nostalgia to a night of fun. Theme ideas can be as simple as putting together a killer playlist of tunes from the year your bff was born or packing goodie bags full of time warping trinkets like mini Rubik’s cubes for the eighties or love beads for the 70s. If you and your guests have known the bride since childhood, it might be fun to center the bachelorette party around the decade in which everyone met. Old photos and other memorabilia serve as easy and inexpensive décor that will have you and your pals traveling down memory lane in no time.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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