The first step to planning any bachelorette party is to decide on a theme! From tropical to Taylor Swift, there are so many fun bachelorette party themes to choose from. Let us help you narrow it down! Here’s our guide to the 21 best bachelorette party themes:
#1 Tropical: Light your Tiki Torches
Fan yourself off with a tropical-themed bachelorette party! Whether you go all in with a trip to the beach or stay home and mix some Piña Coladas and string up some seashell string lights, a tropical bachelorette party theme is possible on every budget. Opt for matching swimsuits and sun hats, temporary pool party tattoos, tropical-themed invites, Monstera leaf name tags, and tropical party games!
#2 Beach: Destination Specific
Soak up the sun with a beach-themed bachelorette party! Not only do you get to tan before the big day, but most beach destinations also have a ton of nightlife and enough different activities to keep the whole bridal party happy. From Costa Rica to Cabo, a beachy bachelorette party is always a win! Tip: No beach, no problem! Substitute the ocean for a nice pool!
#3 The 90s: Bach to the 90s
This one is for the 90s babies: Your crib will be hot with a 90s-themed bachelorette party! Roll out the Lip Smacker lip balm, heat the hair crimper, and prepare for a 90s-themed bachelorette party that’s all that and a bag of chips. We like this 90s bach decoration kit, decade-appropriate bach games, and these nostalgic 90s invites. Fill your party favors with these throwbacks (and personalized!) butterfly clips, retro koozies, and matching shirts.
#4 Puerto Rico: Rainforest Babes
Add a dash of adventure to your bachelorette experience by planning a Puerto Rico-themed party. Puerto Rico has the only rainforest in the US, El Yunque National Forest, beautiful beaches, delicious food, historic architecture and forts in Old San Juan, and nightlife too! The best part? No passport is needed for American citizens to explore PR!
#5 Wine: Because Wine Not?
A wine-themed bachelorette party is perfect for the bride that loves to wine-d down with a glass of merlot. Wine is a classic bachelorette party theme and will always be a crowd-pleaser. These wine-themed invites, DIY games, matching glasses, and shirts will have your bridal party on cloud wine. Build a cute wine-y photobooth to pair with your bach hashtags for social media.
#6 Cowgirl/Western: The Last Rodeo
If you are a country girl at heart, know that you don’t have to go to Nashville or Austin to keep it country! Strap on your cowgirl boots and gather the bridal party for a good time. Try these matching pink cowgirl hats (plus these adorable mini hats for shot toppers), personalized shirts, temporary tattoos, party invites, and printable games.
#7 Nashville, Tennessee: For the Bride who Loves Southern Glam
Nashville is known as The Bachelorette Capital of the World, and it’s not hard to see why: finger-lickin’ barbeque, western wear, country music plus the iconic Grand Ole Opry, and bach-worthy nightlife. There are so many reasons to choose Nashville for your bachelorette party theme that we wrote an entire guide on how to do just that!
#8 The 70s: Get Groovy
Dust off your bell bottoms, it’s time to get groovy with a 70s-themed bachelorette party! Flashback to the ’70s with fringe curtains and daisy decor. Call your crew with wavy invites, and entertain with these tie-die games.
#9 Harry Potter: Bridal Mischief Managed
So your letter to Hogwarts has yet to arrive, but your invite to a Harry Potter-themed bachelorette party still can! If you can’t make it out to Universal’s version of the wizarding world, check out our Ultimate Harry Potter Bachelorette Guide for party planning hacks! Combine your love for the series with your love for your bridesmaids in a magical celebration of friendship.
#10 Friends: I’ll Be There for You
Have a bride that loves the hit TV sitcom Friends? Gather the bachelorette partygoers together to hang out just like Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, and Joey. A show focused on the ups and downs of friendships, relationships, and supporting one another makes it a perfect theme for a bachelorette party. This is also an easy-to-DIY theme that can be inexpensive: try these (Friends-themed) party games, t-shirts, invitations, and banners.
#11 Las Vegas: What Happens in Vegas
Las Vegas is an iconic bachelorette party destination for a reason! For the bride who loves nightlife and neon signs, cocktails with funny names, casinos, and a night you won’t forget, Las Vegas might well be the theme of choice! Here are all the juicy details you need to plan your bachelorette party in Las Vegas!
#12 Palm Springs: Pools and Palm Trees
The pool-studded, palm-tree-shaded desert oasis Palm Springs is a short drive from San Diego or Los Angeles. Celebrities have been hiding away here since the 1920s, and you’ll find no shortage of colorful hotels, mid-century modern architecture, and upscale shopping. Explore nearby Joshua Tree National Park, sip cocktails, attend a festival, or gather the gang for a pool party or night under the stars. Here’s how to plan a Palm Springs bachelorette party! Bonus: We ADORE these matching PS luggage tags.
#13 Taylor Swift: She Found Her Lover
Taylor Swift-themed bachelorette parties are a fun rising trend that we love! Think pastel colors, gold crowns, lots of cats, and a heavy dose of girl power. We like this Found Her Lover banner paired with these invitations, Lover confetti, and these Taylor Swift party games.
#14 Savannah: Old World Coastal Charm
The ‘Hostess City’ of Savannah, Georgia, is perfect for the bride who loves nightlife, colonial architecture, and the occasional haunted building wrapped up with the charm of a southern coastal city. Open container laws also put Savannah on the map for bachelorette parties. Franklin, Ellis, and Johnson Squares have the best bar crawls and drinking spots in the area! Take the stress out of researching with our guide to a Savannah Bachelorette Party.
#15 Disney: for the Fairytale loving bride
Disney lovers know: Disney World in Orlando, Florida or Disneyland Resort in California have endless opportunities for fun in the sun, hip cocktails, and of course, incomparable Disney experiences! If you’re itching for a Disney-themed bachelorette, you can also DIY with matching shirts, invites, and a movie-watch party!
And if you’re making the trip, check out our guide on how to throw a bachelorette party in Disneyland!
#16 Disco: Bachelorette Inferno
Do you feel the burn? That’s the feeling of Disco Fever. Gather the girls and get ready to throw the ultimate Disco-themed bachelorette party!
#17 Barbie: Come on Barbie, Let’s go Bach Party
Even if you plan to party at home, a Barbie theme is for the bride who loves pink and all things girl-power, fashion, and fun! If you’re planning to go full-on Barbie, hit the easy button by reading our guide to planning a Barbie Bachelorette Party.
#18 New Orleans: Bachelorette’ing in The Big Easy
New Orleans is one of the best bachelorette party cities in the world! NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) works for any budget and has nightlife 24/7 on Bourbon Street, decadent Creole and Cajun cuisine, and historical old-world architecture. Here’s everything you need to know to host a legendary New Orleans bachelorette party!
#19 The 80’s: MTV much?
Brides just wanna have fun… and hop back a few decades for the ultimate ’80s-themed bachelorette party! Remember the hair, the spandex, Aerosmith, and when music still played on MTV? Bring it back with a nostalgic 80s theme, and don’t skip on the hairspray! Think in terms of neon, teased hair, and feel-good music.
#20 Miami: Nightlife and Posh Beaches in the Magic City
Miami is a top bachelorette party destination that works for any budget and works perfectly on its own or can pair with another bachelorette theme! Known for its hot nightlife scene, white sand beaches, luxury shopping, Cuban and Caribbean food, and original art-deco buildings, Miami truly is the Magic City. Check out our guide for planning your bachelorette party in Miami!
#21 Slumber Party: No Boys Allowed
Celebrate with your closest besties than an old-fashioned sleepover bachelorette party! Kick it back to the sleepovers of your school years with a few adult upgrades: charcuterie boards, champagne, face masks, and matching pajamas or slippers from your bachelorette party gift bags. Another great thing about a throwback sleepover bachelorette party is that it can be done right in the comfort of the bride or bridesmaid’s home, saving money on a venue or destination!
What to Do After You’ve Chosen your Bachelorette Party Theme
We trust that our guide has helped you pick your bachelorette party theme! To help keep the planning rolling, check out our helpful guides on Bachelorette Party Outfits: How to Plan Your Party Outfit and Bachelorette 101: How to Plan a Bachelorette Party.
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