Last Sail Before The Veil, Nautical Theme

Ahoy matey! For any beach bums, water lovers, or captains of the (relation)ship, this bachelorette theme is just for you. Hit the sea with your favourite girls, or even just hang around at a besties pool. Either way - tide's out, bride's out!

We of course have a Pinterest board specifically for a nautical themed bachelorette party!

1. Food 

Nautical themed themed food is pretty awesome because there is no real "nautical themed" type food unless you want to serve some fish. But, if you're being a mermaid for your nautical themed party...isn't that cannibalism? ðŸ˜‰

For food, make whatever types of food you'd like, all the theme is within' the labels! Label the food with some creativity: bait, floatie, catch of the day, seaweed dip, bobbers, lifesavers, etc. 

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credit: nicoandlala.blogspot.com

2. Drinks

You girls need your ocean potion to become mermaids for the night so of course, we've chosen our fav nautical recipe to share with you; Ocean Potion Cocktail from cocktail.uk.com.

To make a pitcher, you will need

  • 2 shots of Blue Curacao
  • 2 shots of Malibu
  • 2 shots of Peach Schnapps
  • 7 Up or Sprite

Directions

Fill your pitcher half full with crushed ice, add all the alcohol then top up the rest of the pitcher with either 7 Up or Sprite. Mix and enjoy!

credit: amzn.to

credit: amzn.to

3. Invites

Now that your food is all planned out, you probably should invite your girls. Keep the invites nautical theme based with primarily blue colours. A witty addition to the text of the invite is to make it seem like you are setting sail even if you are just chilling at a pool.

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source: etsy.com/duffydesignco

4. Outfits

Dressing for the occasion is of course a biggie so ensure you and your bride tribe, or in this case your bridesmates, are dressed to impress. Choose an outfit based on whether your staying dry on land or wet at sea!

5. Decor

Decorating for this party will consist of bringing the sea and shore inside! Decorate with lots of blue stripes, anchors, seashells, sand, boats and fishing nets. A lot of this type of stuff can be total DIY so be sure to check our Nautical Pinterest board so you can get some inspo!

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source: thesweetpeachpaperie.com

6. Game Ideas

If you are throwing a nautical themed bachelorette, chances are you're either on a beach or on a boat! Since I'm sure you will all be dancing the night away water side, take a break to play a game of cards or ring toss. Sunnylife has great giant playing cards and a ringtoss perfect for some chill competition.

 

source: sunnylife.com

source: sunnylife.com

7. Hashtags

A fun way to keep track of photos and to have fun with social media is to give your party a hashtag. This way all your girlfriends can add photos and add your hashtag - allowing you to go through your social media and see pictures you may (or may not) remember!

Some fun nautical bachelorette party hashtags are:

  • #JanesLastSailBeforeTheVeil
  • #JanesNaughyNauticalBachelorette
  • #LetsGetShipFaced
  • #TyingTheKnot
  • #NautiCrew
  • #TidesOutBridesOut

8. Surprises from S.O

If you're reading this and you are the significant other of the lady whose party this is, here are some surprise gift ideas for you to give her!

  • Mate T-shirt: an adorable tank she'll be proud to wear around knowing shes going to be your wifey.
  • Pool Floaty: the theme is nautical which means your lady and her girls are going to be splashing around. Give them an opportunity for a photo-op on some cute pool floaties from sunnylife.com

Thanks for reading brides and bridesmates.

Happy bachelorette party planning!

- Amelia

Tacos & Tequila, Fiesta Theme

Margaritas, Mexican food, bright colours and my favourite girls in the world?! Don't mind if I do! A taco & tequila (T&T) bachelorette party is always a good idea!

For even more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board specifically for a fiesta themed bachelorette party!

1. Food 

Food for your T&T party is super simple because it's all about them chips and tacos! Set up a salsa bar for appetizers including tortilla chips and the best fiesta style dips: salsa, guacamole, sour cream, habanero, hummus, corn, etc. As for the main event, switch that salsa bar into a taco bar. The transition will be easy because a lot of the "fixings" stay the same for chips and tacos. 

source: The Bach

source: The Bach

2. Drinks

Now, this article is called tacos & TEQUILA. Of course, we've chosen our fav margarita recipe to share with you; Rasberry Lemonade from crazyforcrust.com!

To make a pitcher, you will need

  • 6 cups of cold rasberry lemonade
  • 2 cups of cold tequila
  • 1 cup of cold triple sec
  • Rasberries and lemon slices for garnish

Directions

Mix all ingredients together, fiesta, siesta, tequila, REPEAT.

If you're more of a beer drinker, you can enjoy your non-themed drink as long as you put it in this humorous but cute cozy!

source: etsy.com

source: etsy.com

3. Invites

Now that your food is all planned out, you probably should invite your girls. Make your invitation pop with bright colours and of course, the mention of margaritas! Below is fiesta invitation inspiration.

source: etsy,com

source: etsy,com

4. Outfits

Dressing for the occasion is of course a biggie so ensure you and your bride tribe, or in this case, your fiesta crew, are dressed to impress. There are tons of witty tanks you can purchase for the day but these are for sure our favs.

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source: etsy,com/ca/shop/shopatbash

5. Decor

There's a ton of decor ideas for fiesta themed parties. But, don't lose focus and have 100 things going on. Choose a few items within the Fiesta theme to stick to. For example, cacti, piñatas, tacos and/or sombreros. If you are throwing a fiesta themed bachelorette party, you can't NOT have a piñata - let's be real.  

source: pinterest.com/brit

source: pinterest.com/brit

6. Game Ideas

The best part of any bachelorette party - the games! This theme allows you to play pin the tail on the donkey and hit the pinata. Another fun game to play is cactus ring toss. You can purchase the blow up by clicking the photo below. If you wish, add your own little spin onto the game by including a drinking element to it! Mix of fun and alcohol. 

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source: m.shop.nordstorm.com

7. Hashtags

A fun way to keep track of photos and to have fun with social media is to give your party a hashtag. This way all your girlfriends can add photos and add your hashtag - allowing you to go through your social media and see pictures you may (or may not) remember!

Some fun fiesta bachelorette party hashtags are:

  • #JanesFinalFiesta
  • #TacoBoutAParty
  • #NachoAverageBach
  • #JanesLastTacoFest
  • #DownToFiesta
  • #MargartiasWithMySenioritas

8. Surprises from soon to be hubby or wifey

If you're reading this and you are the significant other of the lady whose party this is, here are some surprise gift ideas for you to give her!

  • Cactus plant-  you can easily find one at a grocery store or your local florist
  • Piñata - if one already isn't present at the festivities (you can tell I am very adamant about having a pinata there)
  • Make more margaritas! Even though this isn't a "gift" it is still a service that someone would have to do at the party. If you make a batch of margaritas your letting the fun roll for the whole bachelorette party and your S.O. will for sure be pleased
source: blog.hwtm.com

source: blog.hwtm.com

Thanks for reading senioritas, happy bachelorette party planning!

- Amelia