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The Ultimate Bachelorette Packing List

We’ve got the ultimate bachelorette packing list, from bride-to-be dresses, bachelorette party accessories to bachelorette party goodie bags and everything in between!

Jodie Spragg
by Jodie Spragg

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Bachelorette weekend packing list

What is a Bachelorette Party?

A bachelorette party, also known as a bachelorette or hen party, is a time-honored tradition that every bride-to-be looks forward to. Let’s just say it’s the ultimate excuse to party with your best friends before the big day, so think fun-filled activities, matching outfits, Instagram-able décor, and more!

What should I pack for a Bachelorette?

From bachelorette dress-up ideas to bachelorette party bag inspo, there's so much to consider. But don't worry, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate bachelorette party checklist for different types of bachelorette weekends.

Here’s what you’ll need for all types of bachelorettes:

Themed Bachelorette packing list

Looking to give the bride-to-be a bachelorette party she'll never forget? Then pick a bachelorette theme and give her the send-off she deserves! And what better way to get everyone in the party mood than by dressing up in matching outfits?

Check out our top suggestions below:

  • Matching bride jumpers: Stay comfy and coordinated with matching jumpers for your airport look; choose from colors and themes of your choice.

  • Coordinated bucket hats: Perfect for a festival-themed weekend away, stay stylish and protected from the sun, too!

  • Matching bachelorette party pajamas: For a slumber party-themed bachelorette, get bride squad PJs. Pick from cozy sleepwear in satin, lace, or comfy cotton.

  • Disney-themed outfits: Why not sport a #throwback with a Disney theme, opt for Mickey Mouse-themed outfits that’ll have your squad looking 90s cool.

Bachelorette clothes

City Break Bachelorette Party packing list

A bachelorette party city break calls for some serious look ideas. You'll want to pack the perfect balance of chic and comfy so that you can explore the city during the day and party at night.

Here’s our bachelorette packing list picks for your city escapade:

  • Versatile jeans – choose from stylish flared jeans to trendy ripped jeans for a day-to-night staple.

  • Bachelorette party dress – this is the ultimate bachelorette clothing item for a bachelorette party in the city. Whether it's a satin slip on or a floral number, choose a bachelorette party dress that suits your style best.

  • Comfy heels

  • Cross body or bum bag Keep your essentials close by with a practical bum bag or stylish cross body bag. They’re both perfect for keeping your hands free while you explore the city.

Bachelorette pajamas

Beach Bachelorette Party packing list

A beach-themed bachelorette party is the perfect way to soak up some sun, sand, and sea with your closest friends. So, let's dive into our list of must-have beach bachelorette outfits and accessories:

  • Swimsuit – bachelorette party swimsuits are a beach bachelorette essential. From classic one-pieces to trendy bikinis, there are plenty of styles to choose from.

  • Sundresses

  • Sunglasses - no beach bachelorette party is complete without stylish sunglasses. Whether you opt for cat-eyed numbers or oversized shades, you’ll keep your eyes protected from the sun whilst looking stylish – it’s a win-win.

  • Sunscreen – Don't forget to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, pack our sun creams so you can lounge on the beach safely.

  • Beach Bag - A chic bacheloretet beach bag goes a long way in keeping all your essentials safe and in one place.

Glamping Bachelorette

Glamping girls, get ready to take your party to the wilderness! But if you’re all about fun-filled outdoor activities, you’ll need to pack accordingly.

Here’s a hen do checklist for a glam (and practical!) glamping experience:

  • Rain jackets – Don’t let the rain stop the fun! Stay dry and warm with a trendy rain jacket. Make it extra fun by all wearing matching rain jackets.

  • Boots – Comfortable footwear is a must for exploring outdoors, so pick from combat boots, trusty rain boots, or knee-high numbers.

  • Tops: 2-3 Causal daytime and dressy tops

  • Backpack – Keep all your essentials and those all-important bachelorette accessories close at hand with a spacious backpack.

Spa Day Bachelorette

Hitting the spa with your squad? Whether you’re soaking in the hot tub or getting pampered with a massage, you’ll want to look your best.

So, pack these essentials for your spa day bachelorette party:

  • Swimsuits - Don't forget to pack your swimsuit for a dip in the hot tub. Pick from fun bachelorette party bikinis and color coordinate so you all match.

  • Slides or Flip Flops  - Keep your feet comfortable in pair of trendy slides or matching flip-flops.

  • Spa Robes - A bride-to-be robe and matching bride squad robes are perfect for those unforgettable photos!

  • Bachelorette party accessories - Keep the relaxing vibes going with some eye masks, heatless curler sets, and overnight face masks, so you can wake up feeling fresh the next day.

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Essentials For All Bachelorette Parties

Make sure your bachelorette party is a success no matter where you go; here’s our top recommendations for hen party essentials:

Bachelorette Party Essentials for Travel

  • Toiletries - Don't forget to pack all your must-have travel-sized toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, and hair brushes.

  • Travel documents - Ensure you have all the necessary travel documents, such as passports, visas, and tickets, and keep them in a secure travel wallet.

  • Medicines - Pack any necessary medications, including painkillers, motion sickness pills, and allergy medicine.

  • Adaptors - If you're traveling to a different country, be sure to pack the right adaptors for your electronics.

  • Makeup - Pack essential makeup and beauty items, such as foundation, mascara, and lipstick. 

Bachelorette Party Accessories

And, of course, no bachelorette party is complete without some fun and stylish party accessories! Ensure your bestie’s pre-wedding celebrations are unforgettable with our range of bride-to-be accessories and goodies. Make sure she feels like a VIP with our metallic slogan headband, silky bachelorette party sashes, and bridal badge. Or, if your bride wants to sport something more subtle, accessorize with our glitzy hair slides. She can sport the bride slide on its own post-nuptials, too! We’ve also got a range of bags if you’ve planned a weekend away, with a stylish matching straw clutch, tote, and hat trio for the sunseekers. Let everyone know the bride squad has arrived with our range of bachelorette party goodies.

Bachelorette Party Accessories

Bachelorette Party Gift Bag Ideas

Wondering what to put in a bachelorette party bag? From the traditional to the unique, we've got you covered with a range of party bag fillers for adults to suit any bride squad.

Traditional Bachelorette Party Goodie Bags

This goodie bag includes all the classics, such as bachelorette party sashes, bride-to-be veils, headbands, and badges so the bride-to-be can really stand out from the rest of the group!

Bath & Body Bachelorette Party Bags

For a more relaxing and indulgent bachelorette party gift, consider filling the goodie bag with face masks, bath bombs, scrubs, and moisturizers. These bath and body products will help the bride-to-be and her squad feel refreshed after a long day of celebrations.

Beauty Bachelorette Party Goodie Bags

If your bride-to-be and the girls love all things makeup and beauty, a beauty-themed goodie bag is where it’s at! Fill it with lip balms, glosses, eye shadows, glitters, and powder or liquid blushes for a glam vibe.

Fun Bachelorette Party Goodie Bags

For a party bag that’s all about fun and games, why not fill it with items like plush toys, water pistols, bubble wands, and travel party games to create a jovial and light-hearted atmosphere for the whole group to enjoy?

Bling Bachelorette Goodie Bags

For a more chic and stylish bachelorette party bag filler, add accessories like bracelets, necklaces, rings, hair clips, and other sparkly or glittery items to your bachelorette party bag.

Bachelorette Party Decoration Ideas

No bachelorette party is complete without some fabulous bachelorette party decorations. Whether you're planning an indoor or outdoor celebration, we have plenty of bachelorette party décor ideas to create a festive atmosphere.

Indoor Bachelorette Party Decor

For indoor celebrations, consider adding some festive touches like fairy lights, neon party signs, themed ornaments, and colorful tableware.

Outdoor Bachelorette Party Decor

If you're planning an outdoor party, think about adding picnic accessories like blankets and cushions, faux flowers, and even a themed photo booth area.

Hang some outdoor fairy lights in the trees, set up a fun backdrop with colorful streamers and props for the girls to pose with, and don't forget the matching tableware and decorations for your al fresco dining.

Bridal pajamas

FAQs

How to plan a bachelorette party?

To plan a bachelorette party, decide on the location, theme, activities, and friends list. Set a budget and start organizing early!

Who pays for bachelorette party bags?

Typically, the cost of bachelorette party bags is split between all the attendees, but it ultimately depends on the group's preference.

What to do for the bachelorette party?

Anything and everything that makes the bride-to-be happy! Whether it's a spa day, a night out, or a weekend getaway, the options are endless.

Why is it called a bachelorette party?

The term "bachelorette party" comes from the tradition of calling the bride-to-be a "bachelorette" in the United States and Canada. The term has since become a popular way to refer to pre-wedding celebrations with female friends.