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Great Bachelorette Party Themes
How can you make your bachelorette party stand out? Choose a theme that will be fun for all the girls attending the party. There are many options, and a few are outlined below.
First, is there a festive holiday coming up? If so, it might make a great bachelorette party theme. For the Fourth of July, a bachelorette can dress up in 40s clothing, military wear, or everyone can dress as USO girls. Valentine’s Day is a great time for the girls to all dress as cupid or Victoria’s Secret angels. There are similar options of clothing to wear for Halloween, Christmas, or Mardi Gras, depending on when you are having the bachelorette party.
Another great theme, especially for girls who are marrying men in the military, is a GI Jane theme. A GI Jane bachelorette party shows support for the troops and is fun to boot! Everyone can dress up in military garb, including camouflage or other items you can find at a military surplus store. You can also make your bachelorette party a charitable endeavor by raising money for troop families and donating it to the American Red Cross or another charitable organization after the party. Just get all the girls dressed up, go out to your favorite bar, and collect money that will make your night out on the town a bit more meaningful. The donation can be made in the name of the bride-to-be, to make it clear that it is her special night out.
For a classic theme, especially with a bride you have known since childhood, dress the entire bachelorette party as naughty school girls. If you want attention when you are out, nothing gets more second looks than school girl outfits. Think Britney Spears when she first hit the music scene, plaid skirts, pigtails, and light classic makeup. You can also play songs that fit the theme of the night, like School’s Out for Summer, some Britney Spears music, and anything else that mentions school.
A fun theme, especially if the bride is not the first of your group of friends to get married, is a nightmare bridesmaid dress contest themed bachelorette party. Have all the bridesmaids dress up in the worst bridesmaid dresses they have either been forced to wear in a previous wedding or that they borrow from friends. Most girls have at least one bad bridesmaid dress lurking in their closet, and this is a great way to get a laugh out of those bad dresses! Make sure all the girls play up their makeup to go along with the bad dresses, go out for a few drinks and a lot of laughs, and give a great prize to the girl who has the most hideous dress, especially if she actually had to wear it to a wedding!
No matter what theme you choose for the bachelorette party you are planning, the important thing is to ask the bride-to-be what type of party she is willing to have, with close attention paid to whether she wants a lot of attention out on the town or a more quiet night in with her friends. Make sure you don’t make the bride uncomfortable at her own bachelorette party!