“Bachelorette Party Dress Code:
Please wear black, feather boas will be provided.”
As with many North American bachelorette parties, you rarely see groups stray from this norm. In fact, the pic below showing me with some of my gals for my bachelorette party is pretty typical!
Nautical Themed Bachelorette Story
After living in the small town of Carrick-on-Shannon (Ireland) on and off for the past two years, I can honestly say I have seen my share of spandex, glitter, wigs, onesies and sailor hats! I unknowingly moved to the Hen (a.k.a., bachelorette party) and Stag (a.k.a. bachelor party) capitol of Ireland.
On any given Friday or Saturday night, it is a regular occurrence to see large groups of young men or women walking down the main street headed to one of the pubs. Dressed up in either matching costumes or perfectly coordinated to a certain theme, I always find myself smiling at the spectacle!
One early summer night, I was visiting with a friend who worked as a night reception manager at the local hotel. As we chatted at the front desk, a large group of Hens came pouring out of the elevator one by one, each dressed in a nautical sexy sailor themed outift.
They were dressed to the nines, and I had to remark on how much effort they must have put into coordinating their outfits so well. I told my friend that in North America (Vancouver anyways) it would be rare to see a group put so much effort — unless of course on Halloween.
I absolutely loved how they looked!
My friend responded by saying that she could always tell which group had more money by the effort they put into their costumes. And she wasn’t kidding. These ladies were done up as if there were a massive prize at stake.
I will always remember that hen party. In fact, it inspired me to do a round up post and share my 24 ideas for a nautical themed bachelorette party.
Its all the rage over here in Europe to get dressed up with your best girls. I think North Americans should up their game and do the same. After all, it is the last sail before the veil, so why not have some fun?
Tip: Start off by enforcing a mandatory dress code of sexy sailor costumes. The bride-to-be can dress in white while the rest of her crew can go in smashing navy blue!
People will spot you all from a mile away. Trust me, you will be the bachelorette party that everyone remembers.
1) Making Waves Costume on Dreamgirl
2) All Abroad Costume on Dreamgirl
If your not into the whole sexy costume scene, I found some adorable nautical shirts to choose from instead.
3. Nautical Themed Bachelorette Shirts
4. Bridesmates shirts with anchor
And don’t forget about coordinating sailor hats!
5. Let’s Get Nauti Sailor Hats
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If you want your shin dig to be on the more formal side — one that requires a paper invite — I love a few of the cute nautical themed stationery below.
6) Lets Get Nauti Invitations
Gold sparkles anyone? I just love the look of these invitations.
7) Nautical Bachelorette Party Weekend Invitation With Itinerary
8) Bachelorette Party Invitation Last Sail Before
And don’t forget the infamous Scavenger Hunt Bachelorette Party Game.
9) Nautical Scavenger Hunt
Everyone should return home with a token thank you gift. Here a few perfectly themed favor prizes that the ladies can take home with them.
10) Bachelorette Party Favor Bags
11) Nautical Theme Elastic Hair Ties
12) Nautical Bachelorette Party Tumblers
13) Bride’s Crew Tattoos for Nautical themed Bach Partys
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Sail away into the evening with this classy, yet fun, party theme. If you are throwing your girl friend a bachelorette party from home or in a hotel suite, convert it into the upper deck with fun nautical themed decorations. These nautical party ideas will help you prepare for a perfectly planned bachelorette celebration to remember!
14) Last Sail Before The Veil Glitter Banner
15) Nautical Pinwheel Backdrop
Use this backdrop for some fun photo ops at your bachelorette party, and then reuse on your wedding day.
16) Fish Netting Party Accessory
17) Navy and gold party decorations
18) Gold Anchor Confetti
19) Nautical Hershey® Kiss Labels
20) Ahoy – Nautical – Photo Booth Props Kit
21) Nautical Personalized Photo Booth Backdrop
22) Nautical Paper Straws
23) Anchor Cupcake Toppers
24) Let’s get nauti Bachelorette Party Favors
Need More Bachelorette Party Ideas?
If a nautical bachelorette party theme doesn’t quite put a wind in your sail, we’ve got a couple other articles that you might find helpful.
What other bachelorette party ideas and themes do you love? Leave a comment below!