So your best friend’s wedding is a few weeks away and now is the time to plan the perfect hen party. Some bachelorette party themes will make the get-together even more special. While it’s not mandatory or customary to incorporate a theme, it’s done to avoid monotony.
If two or more of your friends are getting married this year, having multiple bachelorette parties might get dreary.
Bring a new spark of entertainment to each of them with bachelorette party themes. Here are some freshly-baked ideas to bring a new life to the hen party.
Bachelorette Party Themes
We have come up with a list of the funnest themes for your all-girls party. Depending on your budget and the bride’s preference, you can select the best one from our picks.
1. A ‘70s style disco party
Ah, all the glam and glitz of the ‘70s. Sparkle up the party with this unique theme that will take you back to the era when everything was shiny.
Begin with a disco ball in the middle of the room so it can create the right effect. Select some ‘70s music to boogie on. Old vinyl records would make the perfect décor – just keep them on the table or hang them on the walls.
Here are some songs to play at the party: Funky Town by Lipps, Dancing Queen by Abba, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees, and many others.
If you have the budget for it, get some ‘70s style disco costumes such as afro wigs, bell-bottom pants, platform shoes, and peace signs.
2. Disney princess bachelorette party themes
Every girl wants to be a princess. Make this dream come true for your best friend at her bachelorette party.
You can create a theme at home or you all can go to Disneyland. Whether you want to go to California, Paris, Florida, Tokyo, or Hong Kong, you can hold a themed party in this magical place.
You and your girls can get dressed like Disney princesses. There are so many options for your group: Snow White, Elsa, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, and Ariel among others.
If you plan to hold the party at home, try making amazing Disney cocktails. Make black currant vodka for Maleficent, Blue Curacao for Ariel, frozen cocktail for Elsa, Raspberry vodka for Jasmine, and so on.
3. Murder mystery party
A mystery solving adventure keeps all of you busy and entertained. Begin with a script and design the mystery around it. You’ll find several online scripts but you can also write your own.
It’s a classic whodunnit where you have to find the murderer. Each guest will be assigned a character and they have to act according to their character.
And in between the mystery solving will be snacks and drinks prepared according to the scene. It’s a fun activity that will keep everyone involved.
A lot can be done within the murder mystery – songs, dancing, and booze can be a part of the scene. You can also include fun props like handcuffs, police hats, fake blood, water guns, etc.
4. Pajama Party
Enjoy a comfortable weekend with your gal pals with a pajama party. All girls can wear matching pajamas while having the best time together, just like you did in your childhood.
Roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories around the fire pit. Play board games and discuss your exes. All this while having your favorite drinks.
This works best if you have your childhood friends around. You can rekindle the memories of your childhood and do what you used to do many years ago.
There’s a lot you can do at this party: spa treatment, movie night, indoor camping, DIY crafts, makeovers, karaoke, charades, and so much more.
5. Movie/TV show bachelorette party themes
If the bride-to-be is a huge fan of a particular movie or series, this would be the best theme for her. Some popular themes are Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and Wizard of Oz.
Keep the bride’s choice in mind when selecting a movie/show-based theme. The other girls must also be familiar with it.
The décor and snacks should be according to the selected theme. The bachelorette party games should also be according to the theme.
For example, if you choose the Harry Potter theme, you can assign houses to different hens: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.
6. Barbie themed bachelorette party
Welcome to the world where everything is pink. Select a hot pink Barbie dress for the bride-to-be and decorate the place with pink and white balloons. The dress code of the party should be all pink.
When it comes to the Barbie world, there can never be enough pink. Pink cupcakes and pink cocktails would add to the fun.
You can also add pink favor bags that can contain necklaces, candies, stickers, or glitter. There are also Barbie songs you can play at the party.
7. Horror theme party
If you and your friends like thrill and adventure, Halloween bachelorette party themes would be the best.
You can create the theme around one classic horror movie (such as The Exorcist, The Ring, Saw, It, A Nightmare on Elm Street, or others). Or you can create a generic spooky environment like on Halloween, except this will be your own private little Halloween.
Fake spider webs, masks, fake blood, Styrofoam tombstones, and objects from popular movies such as the tape from The Ring, the Jigsaw mask from Saw, the red balloon from It, and so on.
Add some strobe lights, black lights, dry ice or fog machine, candles with candelabras, and other props to add that spooky effect.
You can have horror movie trivia or sit around the fireplace and tell scary stories to each other. Make some Halloween style snacks and drinks to complete the theme.
8. Garden themed party
If you love everything green, a garden themed party would be an amazing choice. Wear flower halos and prepare to have fun. Visit a botanical garden with bright blooming flowers and big trees to take in the beauty of nature.
The girls can also take part in making bouquets using flowers, ribbons, paint, and vases. For lunch, you can prepare fresh food using veggies, fruits, and berries.
When it’s nighttime, you all can camp in your backyard to stay close to nature. Decorate the area with flowers and the bouquets you made during the day.
You can also put lavender in your cocktails for a touch of floral goodness.
9. Bohemian themed party
When you’re looking for something rustic, Boho bachelorette party themes are just for you. Raw wood, floral garlands, and natural materials will set the theme of this party.
Boho décor brings an old world charm that’s difficult to avoid. Transform your party into a chic celebration using pampas grass and teepee tents.
Create a photo booth using dried up palm leaves. Make sure there are plenty of pastel flowers around. You can also have floral balloons in the party décor.
Include Bohemian snacks such as pork tenderloins, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls, and others. Boho cocktails usually contain gin so make sure you include that in your bar menu.
10. Beach themed party
Visit the nearest beach for beach-based bachelorette party themes. The hen party will be dressed in swimsuits and you all can have lots of beach fun including sunbathing and a dip in the water.
And at nighttime, you can have beach-type decorations. Starfish cutouts are pretty easy to make. You can also create a welcome banner that says, “Aloha.”
Include tropical cocktails in your bar menu along with chilled fruit juices. Drinks with bold colors will go well with the theme. Watermelon slice Jell-O shots will be an instant hit.
There are several ways to have fun at this party, along with a Hula Hoop contest or a water balloon battle.
11. Christmas themed party
Christmas is such a fun time, and it would be amazing to spend it with all your friends. Except, all of you are together but it isn’t Christmas yet.
Don’t worry, you all can have an early Christmas with Christmas bachelorette party themes. Be the Santa for your gal pal and bring her something she has been looking forward to. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift either. Check out these bachelorette party gift ideas.
Christmas tree shaped decorations along with some stockings on the mantle will give the perfect Christmas feel. A real tree might not be available, depending on the season in which you’re holding the party but you can get a fake one.
12. Hollywood themed party
Bring the Hollywood glam to your hen party with this theme. Your gang can head to Los Angeles for the proper Hollywood feel.
Get a Hollywood makeover including Smokey eyes and red rouge lipsticks. Bring back the style of Audrey Hepburn with opera gloves.
Some cocktails you might enjoy are Hollywood Martini, The Red Carpet, Golden Glamour, and Trophy Margarita. And of course, there will be a lot of wine.
Snack ideas include adorable cupcakes and macaroons. Décor can include clapperboards and posters of famous stars.
And when the evening comes, all the girls can decide on their favorite movies to binge watch throughout the night.
13. Fancy dress party
This is more like a generic version of a themed party. So anything goes, as long as it’s out of the ordinary. Hens can dress up as zombies, movie characters, Disney princesses, detectives, or just about any character.
There are no specific rules for snacks and drinks either. Since it’s a fancy dress party, anything will work. The rules are pretty much limited to the dresses and it gives you the freedom to plan the party while also beating the monotony of having a regular party.
Plan games, snacks, booze, and gossip to make sure there’s enough entertainment.
14. Bride themed party
You’re all getting together because your best friend is getting married. Celebrate her life at this party. Keep her at the focal point.
Décor could include cutouts or posters of the bride. Create a playlist of her favorite songs and organize the snacks and drinks according to her likes and dislikes.
This is guaranteed to make the bride-to-be very happy. You can also make masks with the bride’s face on them. If she likes some quotes, make sure to turn them into hanging decorations.
Since it’s completely focused on the bride, it’s among the best bachelorette party themes.
15. Culture based party
Select a culture that inspires you. Let’s say you want to look into Chinese bachelorette party themes. You can have lanterns as the primary décor.
Chinese snacks such as crunchy rice rolls, tofu, baked sweet potatoes, and rice cakes can be served at this party. Chinese drinks such as Baijiu aren’t readily available but if you can find them, they will give the party a more authentic feel.
You can also go for other cultures such as African, Egyptian, Indian, French, and Japanese.