69 Bachelorette Party Themes That'll Make the Night Epic

From cowgirl hats to "Shrek" ears, we have it all.
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Chapelle Johnson
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  • Chapelle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide. She covers all things wedding-related and has a personal interest in covering celebrity engagements and fashion.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Chapelle was an editorial intern for Subvrt Magazine.
  • Chapelle has a degree in English writing from Loyola University New Orleans.
Updated Dec 05, 2023

Narrowing down the bach party vibe is a welcome break from wedding planning for any bride-to-be and her besties. With so many evolving bach trends and bachelorette party themes, you and your squad can make your pre-wedding bashes personalized to your liking. If a classic "last sail before the veil" doesn't float your boat, try one of our freshly-baked bachelorette themes inspired by pop culture, holidays, nostalgic eras and so much more. And don't forget to add some fun bachelorette party ideas to the mix to complete the night. Whether you and your group are part of the Beyhive or want to carry out your rockstar dreams, you'll find a theme that fits your clique.

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Fun Bachelorette Themes

Finding bach party themes can be easy if you don't keep yourself in a box. Use the ideas below as a guide, then personalize your event as much as you want.

Glitz and Glam Themed Bachelorette

If the bride-to-be is all about sparkles, champagne showers and doing things over the top, the glitz and glam bachelorette theme is for you. For decor, buy a shimmering photo backdrop, confetti balloons and a glitter welcome banner. For the fits, ask everyone to wear their favorite dazzling chic clothes and tell them the more accessories, the better.

Hocus-Pocus Bachelorette Party Theme

For those who want to go beyond a Halloween theme, which you'll find below, there's a specific witchy route you can take. Have everyone dress as their favorite character from the classic childhood film (it's okay if there's more than one Winifred), create tasty potions (a.k.a. cocktails) and decorate the bach pad with witch hats, brooms, cobwebs and more.

Last Rodeo Bachelorette Theme

"The Bride's Last Ride" isn't just a catchy saying, it's also a bachelorette party theme. This is ideal for guests of honor who love a countrified party, cowgirl boots and a cowgirl hat to match. Consider playing lots of country music, offering sashes that say "howdy" and putting mechanical bull rides on the itinerary.

Mermaid-Themed Bachelorette

Has the soon-to-be bride always dreamed of being under the sea? Have you always wanted to be a part of that world? Okay, enough "The Little Mermaid" puns. But seriously, if playing mermaids in the pool was your go-to as a kid, you should have a last splash-themed celebration. That means lots of seashells, wearable mermaid tails, sparkling blue backdrops and much more.

Disco Cowgirl Bachelorette Party Theme

No one said you couldn't combine your favorite bachelorette party theme ideas. Let your country and groovy side merge for a fun night no one will forget. Wear your trusty cowgirl hat, take out the disco balls and put cow print on everything.

Murder Mystery-Themed Bachelorette Party

If the bride digests a new true-crime podcast daily, perhaps a murder mystery-themed bachelorette party is just the party idea for the crew. Experiential group games are on the upswing (think, escape rooms). Why not have a bachelorette party theme that keeps everyone guessing throughout the night?

Barbie-Themed Bachelorette Party

You don't need to rent a Malibu Dream Home for a Barbie theme. It can be fun for your friends who love the color pink and crave a dose of nostalgia. The color palette can be infused with pops of rose gold, while no Barbie-themed playlist is complete without the inclusion of Aqua's "Barbie Girl." Plus, you can send out some pretty and pink Barbiecore party invitations.

Bachelorette party on the beach
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Unique Bachelorette Party Themes

Want to surprise your honored guest with creative bachelorette themes? Then check out this list of unique ideas for inspiration.

Wellness-Themed Bachelorette Party

It's true: bachelorette party themes have evolved, especially for those who want to be more mindful and healthier about the overall experience. Since the bach party is one of those wedding events where we encourage couples to pursue their favorite interests and hobbies, those who prefer yoga, relaxation, massages and overall balance should consider a wellness-themed bachelorette party, complete with green juice cocktails and farm-to-table meals.

Also in this category are spa-themed bachelorette parties, including massages, group facials and manicures. Start the day with a high-intensity workout or a hot yoga class so everyone is centered before the wedding.

Final Fiesta-Themed Bachelorette Party

It's time for some tasty margaritas with your señoritas. Make it extra picante with spicy cocktails, homemade guacamole, a Mexican food menu and fiesta-themed party decorations. If you want to be extra in the best way, order a piñata so your besties can walk away with sweet bachelorette party favors.

Flannel-Themed Bachelorette Party

If you're throwing a slumber party, this concept is the perfect fit for your pajama and button-down adoring friends. Ask each guest to wear their favorite flannel piece, and if the bachelorette party is happening during the fall, have a fun day at a pumpkin patch or apple orchard.

Space Cowgirl-Themed Bachelorette Party

If you spend even five minutes on wedding TikTok, you'll probably come across the space cowgirl aesthetic: a blend of boho-western wear and futuristic celestial flair. Provide your crew with cowgirl hats and fringe accessories, and ask them to don cute space buns hairstyles and metallic outfits. Don't forget a shimmering streamer backdrop for photo opportunities. It's like the Kacey Musgraves song "Space Cowboy" personified.

Nature-Themed Bachelorette Party

Is the bride a big fan of the great outdoors? Consider a nature-themed bachelorette party that includes a mountain destination. Glamping in luxurious tents or a cozy cabin is an option, or gather your besties and rent a luxe treehouse. Activities like hiking, kayaking, swimming, fishing and more are a unique way to spend a bachelorette party. Ensure all guests know what clothes and necessities to pack for a nature sleepover. And remember the s'mores.

Disney Princess-Themed Bachelorette Party

The next best thing to actually being at Disney World or Disneyland for a bachelorette getaway is having your girls channel their inner Disney princesses all weekend long. Disney has long built an empire of partnerships, meaning everything from face masks to wine glasses and shot glasses is fair game for this bachelorette party idea. So throw on a princess-themed shirt, pour some wine in a Cinderella glass, and turn on your favorite Disney classics.

Neon Nights-Themed Bachelorette Party

Stand out in the crowd and put on neon attire for a vibrant neon nights bachelorette theme. Each partygoer can choose their neon color to don and wear glow stick jewelry for even more pizzazz. Buy a neon sign with a funky phrase for your photo backdrop.

Match Made In Heaven-Themed Bachelorette Party

There are two ways to play on the "match made in heaven" expression for your themed bachelorette party. Have a color scheme of bright oranges and reds, ask guests to wear fiery flame-inspired attire and give everyone custom matchboxes with the bride's name on them. Or go the angelic route, where everyone wears different shades of white and angel wings for a fun night out.

Bachelorette party with confetti
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Funny Bachelorette Themes

We categorized the following bachelorette theme ideas as funny because they'll leave onlookers rolling with laughter. Think hard about your outfit choices for these bachelorette dress-up themes.

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Western Bachelorette Theme

You don't have to get cutesy with this Western idea. Yes, you should have a horseshoe cake topper, matching cowgirl hats for the group and shot glasses that say "giddy up," but you can be silly too. Ask around to see if anyone wants to dress as mustached sheriffs, feisty gunslingers, tough bounty hunters or wild outlaws.

Witch-Themed Bach Party

If you feel like your best friends would've been your coven in another life, try throwing a witch-themed party. Shop together for the witchy outfits as a fun group activity, or take your theme to another level by letting guests choose a special power to incorporate into their look. Plus, you might be surprised to find how many decorations are out there for this idea.

Shrek Bachelorette Theme

If you and your squad believe ogres are like onions, then you should definitely have a Shrek bach bash. This funny bachelorette party theme can involve everyone dressing up as their favorite character or wearing all-green attire with Shrek ear headbands. To truly get the mood, let "All Star," by Smash Mouth be the soundtrack for the night.

Famous [Partner's Name]-Themed Bachelorette Party

This bachelorette party theme is straight from TikTok, and it's perfect for groups who aren't into traditional themes. For one night of your bash, invite your friends to come dressed as a television, book or movie character or celebrity who shares the same first name as the bride's partner's name. If the bride's future spouse's name is Chris, the crew can dress as Chris Hemsworth, Pine, Evans and even -tina Aguilera. The more innovative your take on "Chris," the better. The best part is that the bride can dress up as her partner if she chooses. This kind of bachelorette party will create some iconic memories.

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Movie and TV Bachelorette Party Themes

For squads that love watching classic movies and popular television shows together why not dress like your favorite characters? From rom-coms to musicals, we have it all.

Euphoria Bachelorette Theme

The Euphoria-inspired makeup trend is perfect for bachelorette partiers who love bright colors and bold eyeshadow looks. Invite your crew to dress up in monochrome hues and wear artistic makeup looks à la Maddy and Cassie. Don't forget a playlist of Labrinth songs for your weekend festivities.

Bridgerton Bachelorette Theme

Travel back to London's Regency era with a luxe Bridgerton-themed bachelorette party. Lean into the regency-core aesthetic with champagne towers, tea parties, frilly attire and pastel colors.

Mean Girls Bachelorette Theme

You're not a regular wedding party, you're a cool wedding party. Grab your burn book and throw a Mean Girls-inspired bachelorette party that would make Regina George proud. Bonus points if you have your friends dress up like the movie's beloved characters, from Cady Heron to Aaron Samuels.

Harry Potter Bachelorette Theme

For the bride-to-be who uses "Wingardium Leviosa" regularly, a Harry Potter-inspired party awaits. Supplement this cute theme with a fresh batch of Butterbeer, spells for decorations and cocktails inspired by potions.

Clueless Bachelorette Theme

As if there was a better bachelorette party theme. Alicia Silverstone joined TikTok in 2021, but everyone else is partaking in the throwback aesthetic that Cher Horowitz and her besties started in the 1990s. Whether you want ruched dresses inspired by Cher or Mel, or you're looking for swag that reads, "She's a full-on Monet," seek and you shall find.

Friends Bachelorette Theme

Arrange your own Central Perk inside your bach pad with a Friends-themed bachelorette. Order "Friends" mugs to send home with guests as favors after your Instagram shoot. If the bride tribe prefers a bachelorette party game, play "Who Said It" to test everyone's Friends trivia skills.

Gossip Girl Bachelorette Theme

If you're a Blair Waldorf or Serena Van Der Woodsen in real life, you'll want to gather your finest headbands and headscarves for a Gossip Girl-themed bachelorette party. If you're in New York, start with a scavenger hunt along NYC's Upper East Side for the most iconic filming locations (including food and cocktail spots). Don't forget a photo opportunity in Manhattan's Central Park, where Blair and Chuck got married.

Real Housewives Bachelorette Theme

One thing's certain: a Real Housewives-themed bachelorette will be far from an actual "Scary Island" experience. If you and your girls love curling up to Bravo shows (even beyond the scope of the Housewives franchise), the options are endless depending on the city's proximity. If you're in L.A., a must is setting reservations at PUMP, SUR or TomTom for longtime followers of Vanderpump Rules. A New York City bash should include an outing to The Russian Tea Room and AOA Bar and Grill, where RHONY's Ramona Singer is now a partner. Chase it all with a SkinnyGirl margarita and marathon of the most outstanding episodes, ranked from most dramatic to semi-dramatic.

The Office Bachelorette Theme

You're likely not traveling to Scranton, Pennsylvania for your bachelorette party but that doesn't matter. Transform your bach pad into Dunder Mifflin and throw a themed event that even Michael Scott would love.

Bridesmaids Bachelorette Theme

There's a touch of irony in this bachelorette party theme. For fans of the flick, leave the drama aside and lean into the hilariousness of the 2011 comedy, Bridesmaids. Try to find invitations with an illustration of Kristen Wiig's character delivering her all-encompassing "I'm ready to paaaartyy" phrase.

Sex and the City Bachelorette Theme

And just like that, your closet full of little black dresses is calling. With the reboot of Sex and the City, an entire bachelorette party theme is waiting to be explored for your group of fabulous besties who can differentiate between Manolos and Choos.

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bachelorette Theme

Make Holly Golightly proud with this themed idea. Ask the bride to bring their favorite little black dress or whichever color she chooses, a pair of bug-eyed sunglasses and ask the bachelorette party lead to stock up on croissants, coffee and a mimosa bar. If you're feeling extra adventurous, build a Tiffany & Co.-worthy backdrop for this classic theme party idea. Then, play the film or any other classic Hepburn flick in the background.

Great Gatsby Bachelorette Theme

It is the Roaring '20s once again, and a Gatsby-themed bachelorette party would be fun for a group that tends to dress to the nines. Ask your guests to source their best flapper-style attire and decorate the party space with jazz-age accents like metallic brushes and swirl detailing. Plus, those bachelorette party invitations should come with a quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Moulin Rouge Bachelorette Theme

If you want to set a scene straight out of Moulin Rouge, consider this idea that marries the Bohemian era with the Gilded Age in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre. You'll want to start with that iconic windmill, Hollywood-inspired lettering and spotlight motifs.

Wednesday Bachelorette Theme

This popular Netflix show is a great way to channel your dark side. Dark purples and black hues are the ideal color scheme for this event. Serve tasty terrifying treats like cake pops shaped like hands and spider web cupcakes before heading out on the town. Everyone can dress like different versions of Wednesday or other Addams family members.

Mamma Mia! Bachelorette Theme

A Mamma Mia bachelorette party theme is arguably one of the best since this musical movie is about a woman preparing to get married in beautiful Greece (plus, lots of other drama). Playing all of Abba's hits is a must, especially "Dancing Queen." Disco ball decorations, '70s attire and portable karaoke microphones party favors will make for the perfect Mamma Mia!-themed celebration.

Rom-Com-Inspired Bachelorette Party

Paging Nancy Meyers. Whether your favorite romantic comedy is You've Got Mail or the recent Anne Hathaway hit, The Intern, romantic comedies provide lots of content opportunities for the bachelorette weekend. Movies to pull ideas from include Will Smith's Hitch or Jennifer Lopez's runaway hit The Wedding Planner. Other funny options for sayings and hotspots (especially in Manhattan) include Hathaway and Kate Hudson's Bride Wars to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Imagine the decor possibilities!

Glasses of rosé at bachelorette party
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Food and Drink Bachelorette Party Themes

If you're a foodie and cocktail lover, incorporate that into the bachelorette party. Get creative with your food and drink menu with these six ideas.

High Tea Bachelorette Party

Grab your fascinators. If your friend wants an elegant affair, consider a high tea party, complete with lace doilies, finger sandwiches, petit fours, scones, clotted cream and a variety of tea. You can easily host tea in someone's home or splurge by making reservations at a fancy tearoom. Some high-end hotel properties even offer etiquette classes to accompany group high tea sessions, so reserve ahead.

Doughnut-Themed Bachelorette Party

Place those orders for bachelorette party shirts and decor with "Doughnut Forget Us" messaging. If your bride-to-be can't get enough of this treat, you may want to lean into stocking up on Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts or any local favorites for an experiential getaway. The bridal party will enjoy party cups and decorations with doughnut motifs.

Foodie-Themed Bachelorette Party

Talk to the bride about her favorite cuisine and then attend a cooking class based on her preference—Japanese, Mexican and Italian are always big hits. If you have a bigger budget, hire a private chef to cook for the bachelorette and throw a luxe dinner party at someone's home. Wine (sake, beer, cocktails) pairings are a must and let the conversation flow.

Wine Tasting Bachelorette Party

Go to a local winery or restaurant and have a wine tasting—even better if you pair each round with delicious cheese, fruit and charcuterie boards. You can also hire a sommelier to come to someone's home and do a private tasting, so nobody has to worry about driving home.

Lemon-Themed Bachelorette Party

Celebrate your bestie finding her main squeeze with a lemon-themed bachelorette party. Stock up on bright yellow decor and serve citrusy drinks and snacks to nail this zesty theme.

Cotton Candy-Themed Bachelorette Party

Pastel pink, blue and purple and puffy cloud decor will work perfectly for a cotton candy bach theme. Of course, you'll have to serve cotton candy in some way. Try cotton candy-flavored cake and cotton candy champagne cocktails.

Friends singing karaoke at bachelorette party
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Music Bachelorette Party Themes

For groups that love having karaoke nights together, throw a party that involves your favorite artists or music genre. If you don't find your top musician on our list, use it to inspire your event.

Disco Fever Bachelorette Theme

The '70s are back in a big way, particularly in the form of disco fever parties. Stock up on disco balls big and small to deck out your space or hotel room, and pay homage to the maximal era by wearing bell-bottom jeans, groovy patterns and blown-out hairstyles. You'll have so much fun celebrating the bride's final disco.

Beyoncé Bachelorette Theme

There are so many amazing ways to approach a Beyoncé-themed event. Whether you pick up signs that quote Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" or "CUFF IT," get your ladies into formation with swag they can wear repeatedly. We love the bachelorette party shirts and swimsuits that read, "Feyoncé."

Dolly Parton Bachelorette Theme

Who doesn't love a Southern belle with a heart of gold? That's why you should focus the bach party on Dolly Parton, the queen of country music. Play her hits and deep cuts all night long, and put on your cowgirl boots. We also love the idea of each guest dressing up as a different Dolly from one of her album covers.

Drake Bachelorette Theme

Ask the bridesmaids to DIY a giant Drake cutout because this is a trending theme that even has its own category on Etsy. For a Drake-themed party, you'll want to purchase bachelorette party decor and signs that quote Drake song lyrics from "Worst Behavior" and "24-Hour Champagne Diet."

Taylor Swift Bachelorette Theme

You may or may not make it to Cornelia Street, where she once fell in love, but let sparks fly with a Taylor Swift-themed bachelorette party. Pay homage to her top songs and albums by gathering your girls in bachelorette party shirts that read "Champagne Problems" or "Lover." Blast Midnights on repeat as you make drinks before you head out for the night, and in short, gather those swan, unicorn and Olivia Benson pool floats so that you can throw a party worthy of Taylor Swift. (How meta!)

Rock and Roll Bachelorette Theme

For groups that feel like they were born to rock, this is one of the best bachelorette themes. Leather jackets and KISS-inspired makeup are totally appropriate for this type of bash. Consider handing out inflatable musical instruments so everyone can pretend to be a rock star.

80s-themed outfit for bachelorette party
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Decade Bachelorette Party Themes

Each decade has a unique vibe that would make for some Instagram-worthy pictures––and don't forget your bachelorette captions. Read below to get ideas for your decade-themed bach shindig.

'70s-Themed Bachelorette Party

There are two ways you can go about a '70s bachelorette theme. Get ready to boogie and wear disco-era attire like bell bottoms, shirts with billowy sleeves, knee-high boots and vibrant jumpsuits. Of course, you'll need plenty of disco ball decorations. For people who want to go the flower child route, get groovy and adorn your bachelorette party space with daisies, peace signs, and orange, yellow, pink and brown hues.

'80s-Themed Bachelorette Party

For the bride-to-be who basically lives in another era, an '80s-themed bach party should involve scrunchies, bike shorts and crop tops. And it shouldn't be issue obtaining this stuff since the modern aesthetic is a mix of '80s and '90s styles.

'90s-Themed Bachelorette Party

Fashion shouldn't be too much of an issue when planning a bachelorette party that harkens back to those bygone days of nostalgia and Skip-Its. Bring back your childhood and teenage memories by polling the bride and the group for their favorite '90s trends. It can include anything from your favorite TV shows and movies to board games and books. Then, bring the winners to life with swag that screams, "'90s Dream Team" as you make your way through your chosen destination. Make your own photo booth with a Polaroid station.

Y2K-Themed Bachelorette Party

Relive your glory days with a Y2K bachelorette party theme. Dress your crew in matching tracksuits, accessorize your hair with butterfly clips, and decorate with bright, neon colors to channel the best of the late '90s and early 2000s. (The more Lisa Frank inspired, the better.)

Retro-Themed Bachelorette Party

Go bach in time and throw a retro party with your crew. Combine all of the decades above or add ones that are even older and have fun dressing up. Some guests will don baggy jorts (jean shorts) while others show up in a flapper dress. The options are endless with this idea, plus it's a great photo opportunity.

Girl in donut float in swimming pool
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Destination-Centered Party Themes

It doesn't matter if you're preparing to go to one of these locations or want to show your love for it. You should try one of these destination-centered bachelorette party themes for your memorable weekend.

Beach-Themed Bachelorette Party

Not to be confused with a mermaid-themed event, but a beach-themed bachelorette party is a classic way to bond before the nuptials. Head to the seaside with your bride tribe for a mellow (or action-packed) weekend. After all, those rosé cans are extra delicious in a cooler with fresh fruit. If you want to take the added step, dress your entire crew in matching swimsuits or cover-ups with the bride shining in white or her color of choice.

Casino-Themed Bachelorette Party

Regardless of whether you select Las Vegas as your bachelorette destination, you'll want to throw on your glitziest outfit (channel Monte Carlo vibes) and take a seat at the table for a casino-themed bachelorette. This next-level concept involves card games and themed sunglasses to conceal your true expressions as you put on your best poker face.

Club-Themed Bachelorette Party

Whether it's a pool party at a day club, a drag show, bottle service at a swanky nightclub or something else entirely, a fun-loving bride will say "I do" to this theme. Reserve a table for your group and dress in themed attire or your most dance-worthy outfit.

Desert-Themed Bachelorette Party

An Arizona or Palm Springs bachelorette getaway is within reach, especially when you opt for a desert-themed party. Regardless of where you plan to throw your event, if cactus motifs and palm trees are a favorite of your bride-to-be, consider a desert-themed event stocked with a bar to serve as your oasis.

Tropical Forest-Themed Bachelorette Party

Some groups love cheetah prints and Monstera leaves. If that's the case, a tropical or jungle-themed party, cute printables and rainforest home plants can create a lush environment and Instagram-friendly vignettes. Ask each partygoer to dress as their favorite tropical animal for even more eve fun.

Friends toasting at bachelorette party with sparklers
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US Holiday Bachelorette Party Themes

If you're planning the bachelorette party in the same month as one of these major holidays, why not base your event around it? A holiday-themed gathering also works for groups who wish one of these festive days was every day of the year.

Christmas-Themed Bachelorette Party

Say hello to gingham prints and spiked hot cocoa. If the bride is a big fan of Christmas, bring her wishlist to life with a holiday-themed bachelorette party. Enjoy a formal "family dinner" with festive settings and a holiday-worthy centerpiece. Or have the crew dress in their most comfortable pajama sets and marathon classic Christmas flicks––with a side of kettle corn and mulled wine of course.

Halloween-Themed Bachelorette Party

A bachelorette party, but make it spooky. If your bride-to-be comes alive every year in October and starts planning her costume in January, this is a theme to consider. We love seeing bach groups wearing matching t-shirts that say "Boos Before I Dos."

New Year's Eve-Themed Bachelorette Party

Break out the bubbly and confetti. A New Year's Eve-themed party gives everyone a reason to wear sequins, drink champagne and set new goals for the season ahead.

Galentine's Day-Themed Bachelorette Party

Love is in the air, so why not host the ultimate Galentine's bachelorette bash? Coordinate matching silk pajamas for your group, and go all out with heart-themed decor, balloons and snacks in a pink and red palette. Oh, and don't forget the heart-shaped sunnies for the ultimate photo opp.

Esther Lee contributed to the reporting of this article.

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