14 Unique Bachelorette Party Themes for an Unforgettable Night

You’ve got the ring. You’ve scheduled your wedding. Now it’s time to plan your bachelorette party.

For the modern bride, the bachelorette party is a rite of passage. Your remaining time as a single woman should be fun, memorable, and celebrated with your closest friends and family.

Are you looking for some unique bachelorette party themes that will help you celebrate your marriage? Look no further! Read on for 14 creative party themes so you can begin your party planning.

1. Cowgirl

If you enjoy country music, a cowgirl party is the perfect choice. You don’t have to go to cities like Nashville to have a smoking hot cowgirl bachelorette party.

Bring the country to your town with themed clothing and decorations. For instance, you can buy matching cowgirl hats for yourself and your bridesmaids. You’ll look cute, and as a bonus, you won’t lose each other in a crowd.

A cowgirl-themed bachelorette is also a good idea for any price point. If you have the cash, you can splurge on something like a mechanical bull or do a country-themed bar crawl.

For party favors, consider items that are cowgirl-themed or cow print.

2. Beach

The beach is a go-to destination for bachelorette parties, and it’s easy to see why. You can soak up the sun with your best friends and enjoy a relaxing weekend getting away from the hectic aspects of life.

If you live somewhere landlocked, a beach vacation can certainly be expensive. However, there are ways to make it cheaper. You can invite more guests to split costs or opt for budget accommodations.

You don’t have to go to a beach town to experience a beachy bachelorette. Try designing an island vacation in your city. For instance, designate a room and do a DIY beach setup with sun lamps and sand.

For food and drinks, embrace the island theme with margaritas, mai-tais, and tropical fruit. Nothing is stopping you from sipping a piña colada from a coconut whenever you please.

3. Bridgerton

The hit Netflix series Bridgerton is only growing in popularity. Known for its attractive cast and spicy romance scenes, this series is perfect for your bachelorette party.

You can take this party in all types of directions, depending on your time and budget. If you love the Regency Era, you can have guests dress up as their favorite Bridgerton characters. While this option is more regal, keep in mind that it may also require more planning.

A more casual approach might involve everyone bringing Bridgerton-themed snacks, and watching your favorite episodes of the show with your girlfriends.

Like any bachelorette party, this one shouldn’t be without booze. Try making some of these Bridgerton-themed cocktails that your guests are sure to enjoy.

4. Arcade

Did you love playing video games as a kid? Well, the good news is that arcades aren’t just for children. Adults can visit an arcade to relive the nostalgia of their childhoods.

An arcade-themed party can involve visiting a local arcade or bringing the arcade games to your home.

If you live in San Francisco, Chicago, or New Orleans, consider booking an arcade party at Emporium Arcade Bar. You can play games to your heart’s content while the drinks flow. Your wedding party will surely have an unforgettable night experiencing the arcade games of their youth.

For a more budget-friendly option, consider playing arcade games using a modern gaming system. You can buy a Pacman joystick that comes pre-loaded with a few different games from the eighties. Or, platforms such as the Nintendo Switch have classic game packs for a relatively low cost.

5. Disney Princess

Every little girl wanted to be a Disney princess, so why not bring this theme to your adult bachelorette party?

Disney Princess is one of the most fun bachelorette themes because it combines childhood nostalgia and creativity. Everyone can dress up as their favorite Disney princess to show off their style.

You can also do activities based on princesses, such as cooking beignets for Tiana or singing karaoke for Ariel. The possibilities are endless.

For entertainment, have Disney Princess movies playing in the background. Guests can take a break from activities to watch, or you could all watch together, sleepover-style.

6. Desert

Do you enjoy hot weather, cacti, and canyons? If so, a desert-themed bachelorette may be right up your alley.

A desert theme is super easy to execute on a budget. It involves a lot of rustic decor and plant life, whether real or fake. A bonus is that your bridesmaids can take plants home with them as souvenirs.

For a budget-friendly option, you can decorate your event space to be desert-themed. For those with the funds or splurge money, you can book a desert excursion somewhere like Joshua Tree National Park. Desert glamping is also a great way to bond with friends and have a unique bachelorette experience.

7. Celebrity (Partner’s Name)

One trend that has been fueled by social media is dressing up as celebrities. Specifically, guests can only dress as celebrities named after the bride’s partner.

For instance, if the bride’s partner is named Chris, bridesmaids could dress up as Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, et cetera. The fun in this is that it is completely open to interpretation. You may see costumes that are tangentially related but still funny and creative.

Sites like TikTok and Instagram are great if you need inspiration for costumes. Make sure to film the guest entrances so you’ll have cherished memories to look back on later.

8. Halloween

Is your wedding in October or November? Chances are, you love the fall season and Halloween. Why not combine Halloween with your bachelorette party for a unique and fun event?

Many bars and clubs have special events happening during the Halloween season. Check event schedules in your area and see if there are bar crawls or events you can participate in with your bridesmaids.

Another great reason for a Halloween party is that people can dress up in whatever costume they choose. You can turn a fun weekend with friends into a Halloween-themed extravaganza.

You don’t have to have a wedding later in the year to dominate a Halloween-themed bachelorette. If Halloween is your passion, you can use it as an excuse to dress up at any time of the year.

9. Rom-Com

Every woman has a favorite romantic comedy movie. If you’re a bride, there is no doubt you’ll want to emulate your go-to film at your bachelorette party.

You can do a theme that is entirely based on your favorite rom-com. Some of the most popular rom-coms include:

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • He’s Just Not That Into You
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • The Proposal

Have your bridesmaids dress up as characters from the film and plan activities around key plot points.

For a more generalized theme, you can design a party that has rom-com tropes and stereotypes. Partygoers can dress up as their favorite rom-com character, either an actual character from a film or a stereotype, such as a damsel in distress.

Some great games for this theme include rom-com trivia or Guess the Character. It’s easy to base games such as Jeopardy or Charades on romantic comedy films, as they are universally known and loved.

10. Barbie

Barbie was the hit movie of the summer in 2023, and it resonated with girls and women everywhere. That makes it a perfect choice for a bachelorette party that celebrates the special women in your life.

A Barbie theme is super easy to execute, as there are a lot of creative party themes for any budget. An obvious choice for costumes is to have each guest dress up as their favorite Barbie.

You can even build a Barbie box or rent one from a party supply company. Guests can pose inside the box to make themselves look like the iconic doll.

As entertainment, watch the Barbie movie together with some fun snacks, such as popcorn. You can also sip on Barbie-themed cocktails or mocktails.

11. Decades

A decades-themed bash is one of the most versatile bachelorette night ideas. It gives flexibility to the guests and leaves the door open for many different types of activities.

Allow guests to come dressed as their preferred decade. This can be anything from the past. Most people prefer iconic eras such as the 1920s, 1950s, or 1980s.

However, some guests may want to go rogue and dress as an obscure decade from the distant past. It can be fun to guess the decade based on their costume.

If you want an inexpensive option, ask guests to bring food or snack items based on their decade. They can either theme it based on design or colors or simply make a food staple that was popular in their chosen decade.

For entertainment, you have many different options to choose from. Play music from across the decades in a mixed playlist. You can show movies from every decade in the background. Or, try a game based on guessing which decade something is from.

12. Taylor Swift

With the popularity of the Eras Tour, it’s no wonder that Taylor Swift has become a common theme for bachelorette parties.

The premise for this one is simple. Your guests can dress up as their favorite Taylor Swift era. Designate different zones of the party as the Eras.

You can also design your food and drinks based on the Eras. It’s easy to find cocktail recipes online or Eras-inspired recipes that you can make for a gorgeous spread.

Hit the town with your ladies dressed in your Eras costumes, or have a night in. Many places do Taylor Swift-themed club nights or singalongs, so you should check out events in your area. You may find an event that lines up with your bachelorette weekend.

Since Taylor Swift has music that spans across genres, this theme also caters to a wide variety of tastes and aesthetics. There truly is an Era for everyone.

13. Harry Potter

If you’re a millennial bride, chances are that you know and love Harry Potter. A classic theme, this can be used in a wide variety of ways that can cater to every budget.

Guests can dress up as their favorite Harry Potter character. For entertainment, the Harry Potter movies are a great choice as their total runtime is almost 19 hours.

There are also many games designed for a fun Harry Potter bachelorette. You can play Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit or video games such as Lego Harry Potter and Hogwarts Legacy.

Since Harry Potter is still wildly popular, it’s easy to find food and beverage options for your bachelorette weekend. You can buy candies and snacks online or find recipes for essentials like butterbeer online.

14. Casino

Gambling and debauchery don’t have to be only for bachelor parties. You can have a great time with a casino theme, even if you are partying with your closest female friends.

If you want a destination casino party, the obvious choices include Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City. These are some of the premier gambling cities in the United States where you can get a full casino experience.

For a budget-friendly option, try having a casino night at home or in your city. Take your bridesmaids out for a nice dinner and give them each a certain amount to spend on gambling.

Another option is to rent gambling machines and tables and set them up in an alternative event space. This works best if you have a larger party, where everyone can chip in on the expenses.

Consider These Unique Bachelorette Party Themes

Your bachelorette party doesn’t have to be cliche or boring. With these unique bachelorette party themes, you can have a bash that your friends will cherish and remember.

Are you a future bride looking for a fun place to have your bachelorette? Look no further than Emporium Arcade Bar.

Our premier locations in Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco are ready to help you achieve the bachelorette weekend of your dreams. Reach out to us today to get started.

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