What’s a bachelorette party without a killer theme?
When most of you hear “bachelorette party theme”, you’re probably thinking of decorative cups, a punny slogan hanging from the wall, and maybe some t-shirts to match. And yes – these can be a part of the magic. But a truly great bachelorette party theme goes beyond what is printed on the party favors.
We love bachelorette party themes that take it a bit further. You can have your party cups – but why not have some themed activities to match?
Scottsdale has more than enough activities and tours to cater to any theme you can dream up. Here are a few of our favorite themes that look adorable in photos and have great Scottsdale activities to match.
Desert-Themed Bachelorette Party
Cactus-shaped shot glasses will only get you so far – a desert theme in Scottsdale is all about what you do, not how you decorate. The best way to throw a desert-themed bachelorette party? Get out into the desert! Scottsdale is surrounded by some of the most beautiful desert scenes in the West, and it’s not just nice to look at. There are tons of hikes, activities, and adventures that will bring your desert bachelorette party to life.
Stellar adventure tours are the perfect way to get out into the dirt and bring your desert theme to life. From driving ATVs through the desert wash to shooting at the gun range, there are tons of ways to get your fill of desert thrill.
Want a taste of the high life in the Sonoran Desert? Float through the sky and catch the best views on a Hot Air Expedition. These hot air balloon rides sail through desert sunrises and sunsets to gently take you to delicious catered bites in the desert. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Done getting dusty? Head to the Brat Haus for casual drinks and bites before getting ready to hit the bars. You’ll need to refuel after a day in the dirt and sun, and the Brat Haus is the perfect solution. Cold beer, simple and delicious sausages, and great ambiance make it the perfect transition from the desert floor to the dance floor.
The best party favor you can give during a desert-themed bachelorette party is a cute water bottle! Being outside in the sun all day, you’ll want to pass these out before your group passes out themselves. If you go for a high-quality, reusable option, you’re staying hydrated, sustainable, and cute all at the same time. Win-win-win!
She Found Her Main Squeeze
There is nothing sour about a juicy, citrusy, Scottsdale bachelorette theme! ‘Main Squeeze’ decorations are bright, cute, perfect for a fun photoshoot. We love this theme because it’s easy and casual, but can still make a room look festive with bright pops of color. The bright yellows, lime greens, and hot pinks are perfect for a drama-free, carefree fun weekend.
Want to take this theme out of your accommodations and into Scottsdale? Enjoy the vibrant yellow hues and sweet watermelon slushies of The Saguaro Hotel pools. The Saguaro has pools for both lounging and parties, so you can match the surroundings of your group vibe!
Want to enjoy some bites in a place as fun and bright as you? Check out Diego Pops in Old Town. This outdoor spot has neon light signs, fairy lights, and geometric tile, and a casual atmosphere perfect for a pre-game meal.
- Pucker Up and Grab a Cup
- Lime feelin’ Good
- He’s one in a melon
Yes, a spiked lemonade would fit the theme as the drink of the weekend, but why not sip something a little more creative? A citrus-packed white sangria is delicious but not too sweet, so you can drink it all day long. And did we mention it looks gorgeous in a glass?
All you need to do is cut up fresh fruit (we like green apple, orange, lemon, and pineapple), your fav white wine, sugar, rum, and sparkling water to top. We recommend making more than you think you need, because, wow, is this a crowd-pleaser.
Tropical-Themed Bachelorette Party
We may be in a desert, but you can create your tropical oasis in the Scottsdale sun. The key is to find the sparkling water. No, you’re not going to find a sandy beach. But you can find more than enough pool parties to explore!
Scottsdale is known for its pool parties, and no matter what your chosen vibe is for the day, you can find a pool to match. There are pools for lounging and relaxation, others for dancing and fishbowls, and everything in-between. Just make sure you pick the right one! If you want space to stretch out and tan while still enjoying a live DJ, the Oh Pool may be right for you. If you want a party that never stops and don’t need downtime, head over to the Maya Day and Night Club. You may not have space to lay down, but you won’t notice because you’ll be too busy dancing.
After the pools, nothing will get you in the tropical state of mind better than a beachy feast of fresh Hawaiian fare and giant cocktails. The fresh and flavorful dishes will fill you up without weighing you down, and there is nothing better than a drink with tons of tropical taste. Scottsdale’s best tropical cocktail is hands down the Scorpion Bowl at Hula’s Modern Tiki. Big enough to quench the thirst of 2-4 guests, sharing a couple of these bowls of rum, brandy, and pineapple will send you straight to the beach.
Lean into the tropics by including matching beach hats and sarongs in your party favors. Sun protection is always sexy! Because while we want to spend all of our days in the sun, blocking the rays will protect you from *looking* as you did. On top of that, matching hats will help you keep track of your bach crew even at the most crowded of pool parties!
Glamorous Bachelorette Party
Scottsdale may have a wild west feel on the surface, but it knows how to clean up for a weekend of luxury. If you want to party like an A-lister for the weekend, some clubs and restaurants are up for the challenge.
Start your evening out with a private table at the Sumomaya Kitchen. The creative Asian fusion dishes and exquisite ambiance of the dining area will set the theme for the rest of the weekend. If you want to take it to the next level, Sumomaya offers private event seating upon special request, so your bachelorette group can dine like queens.
To amp up the exclusivity even more, plan your party around the events at Shade Lounge. This club has the high-end vibe you’re searching for and the VIP guest list to match. This high-end club hosts some big-name DJs and musicians, so check out what events are available during your weekend! Make sure to dress for the part – at the nicer clubs in Scottsdale, there are strict dress codes. If anyone shows up in t-shirts or sneakers, you will be turned away!
The luxury is found in the little details. Chill your celebratory bottles of champagne on the most glamorous ice you can create – glitter ice! When freezing the ice cubes for chilling, add a healthy dose of glitter to the mix. Yes, this may seem totally extra, but it looks gorgeous and your IG followers will applaud your dedication. Just please – unless you buy edible glitter, remember to not snack on this ice!
Whatever theme you choose, Scottsdale activities can help you pull it off in a big way. Want more help planning an epic weekend? You choose the theme, and we’ll provide the exclusive recommendations, specials, and tips in our FREE guide to Scottsdale bachelorette parties.