8.31.2011

wedding wednesday- bachelorette themes.

last friday one of my close friends had a mad men inspired bachelorette party. it was a lot of fun to get all dolled up and go to some swanky spots in chicago {the violet hour, people for sangria and tapas, and the ROOF at the wit}.


the mad men themed bachelorette party got me thinking about other theme ideas...lingerie and glam parties are my two favorites. a bachelorette party seems like the perfect time to decorate in pink, practice the perfect manicure and indulge in champagne and sweets!

what do you think of themed bachelor and bachelorette parties? 
do you have any fun bachelorette party memories you dare to share? 
xo, 
jillian

61 comments:

  1. This is so much fun! I love getting all dressed up

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  2. I love the Mad Men theme -- how fun! We threw a lingerie party for my best friend before we went out on the town. Each guest brought a pair of cute panties and we hung them on a clothesline with clothespins. She had to guess which friend brought which pair -- it was too funny!

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  3. Mad Men is such a fun idea! Would love to get all dolled up for a night on the town. I'm still too embarrassed to share my bachelorette stories!

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  4. love this girl ;) great ideas!

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  5. Such a fantastic theme for a bachelorette party! Love those photos, darling. Happy Wednesday:) Muah

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  6. I've never been to a bachelorette party! Seriously. But I LOveeeeeeee a theme party, so this is right up my alley!

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  7. I think a lingerie theme is so cute. Love the Hot Mess cup!

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  8. so cute! love the girly glam theme! xo

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  9. I love the idea of a themed bachelorette party! I just for engaged so will be looking into this more!! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Mad Men is such a great bachelorette party theme!! i had a list of "challenges" i had to perform for my party and that was also super fun!

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  11. super fun girlie ideas my dear. Love it!

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  12. Looks like you guys had a blast! Love the other themes too!!!

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  13. I love both of these ideas! I think a scavenger hunt of some kind is pretty fun but not as relaxing as a glam night.

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  14. I love the Mad Men theme! Standard Bachelorette parties can become so...distasteful. I love how classy you all are! So long as there was lots of martinis - it wouldn't be Mad Men without booze!

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  15. What fun themes! I especially love the Mad Men idea, good excuse to dress up!

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  16. What a fun night - I love the Mad Men theme! I just threw two bachelorette parties in June, but we didn't do a theme. We did the typical out to eat/out to a bar/club thing, but it was tons of fun. I love them and think every girl needs one!

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  17. Love this! It looks like it would be so much fun! ♥

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  18. Mad men style for sure! :)

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  19. I love themed parties, and my own bachelorette was held at Disneyland! All of these ideas are awesome.

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  20. How fun!! Love the Bachelorette board...great inspiration!

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  21. how fun! i had a very low key bachelorette party with just a couple of people, but i wish we would have had a theme now!

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  22. How fun!!!
    Can you believe I've never have been to a bachelorette party? Only baby showers. Sigh.

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  23. sounds like an awesome party!! i've mostly been to color themed parties, which always end up being fun :)

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  24. love the mad men idea! bachelorette parties must be "in the air" lately : )

    sounds like an awesome party!

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  25. I love the Glam Girls Night Out idea soooo much!!

    The most fun Bachelorette party I ever went to was all-day wine tasting at a few different wineries :)

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  26. A Mad Men themed party sounds like such fun!

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  27. This is such a wonderful theme...

    I hope my own bachelorette - or, 'hen party', as we say here in the UK! - will be as original and fun.

    Sarah x

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  29. I think themes are fun -- I'd love to have a big slumber party for my bachelorette! And Mad Men is a fab theme!
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  30. I think themed bachelorette parties are fun (as long as they aren't too demanding)! My bachelorette party was a complete flop.... lame, lame, lame. I had one margarita and it ended at 8:30.

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  31. I love all these themes! You can go so many different ways with bachelorette party themes! So much fun!

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  32. These ideas are all so clever :) Awesome post girlfriend and you girls look so gorgeous all decked out!

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  33. Champagne and macarons! It would sure work for any party!

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  34. WONDERFUL!!!!!

    I cannot wait to get married...mainly because I cannot wait for the bachelorette party ;) haha.

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  35. Gone are the days of penis cakes and vegas nights... thank god! This sounds so much more fun!

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  36. how fun to do madmen!!
    love it

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  37. I think I would just about die for any of these themes-so fun and adorable!

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  38. Loveee the Mad Men theme and Banana's fall line would be perfect for this! For me the glam girls night in or out with mani/pedis and bubbly would be perfect!!

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  39. I am soooo addicted to Mad Men...what a great idea!

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  40. That hot mess glass is cracking me up!

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  41. that mad men theme is so clever! i love it!

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  42. i LOVE that mint colored nail polish!

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  43. i didn't have themed bachelorette parties (i had two!), but they were both pretty low key. just a night out with the girls. i did get forced to wear the sash though and this guy KISSED ME ON THE LIPS - i was horrified, lol.

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  44. I love the Mad Men theme. So fun!!

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  45. SO fun. I am responsible for my best friends' bachorette party so let me know if you have any other splendid ideas! :)
    Love, Leigh

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  46. *friend's. I has been the longest day EVER.

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  47. ooooh, great idea. far more interesting the norm ideas.

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  48. I love this idea! I think themed Bachelorette parties are fun. Can only take so much of that tacky penis stuff, you know? Hah :)

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  49. You ladies all look gorgeous and it looks like it was a lot of fun! xo

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  50. Oooh what a fun theme for a bachelorette party!


    xoxo,
    Mel

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  51. oh I DEFINITELY want a themed bachelorette party! How fun!

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  52. a mad men theme for a bach is perfect! we went to my fave US city for mine - New Orleans ... had such a great time. it was also new years eve, so that was even more fun (:

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  53. thats such a great idea for a bachelorette party! it would have been so much fun. i cant wait to plan my one haha. im thinking of just a girls weekend away in a beautiful hotel getting waited on hand and food. sounds good to me haha x

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  54. such a cute idea to theme the bachelorette party!
    spa/nails are a must for any bachelorette party :)

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  55. All these look so fun! I don't know what I'll do when you get married...I love seeing all this again.

    My bachlorette party was in Vegas...that's all I'm saying. :)

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  56. i'm usually not a fan of bachelorette parties. they often turn out pretty boring and lame because people try to make them scandalous, or because every single one is the same. i love the madmen idea though. you could do so many fun things with that. and i think a slumber party, like when you were an early teen could be a silly fun idea {staying up late watching favorite 80's movies, talking all about boys, giving each other mani's, etc.}.

    we didn't do a bachelor/bachelorette party. we share most of our close friends and most of them don't live nearby, so we decided to throw one big bash for all our friends the night before the big day. i absolutely LOVED it!! there was nothing more amazing than having all of my closest friends there to celebrate with us... without any of our parents around that is. :) it was a cocktail party in our courtyard. we had some fun organized things, but it was mostly just us having a hilarious time together.

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  57. Those cookies - yes please!

    Andrea x

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  58. such a brilliant idea! omg, i love theme gatherings and you girls are all lookin' fabulous!!! definitely FOR the theme scene. ♥

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  59. Violet hour is my favorite bar in the city!!!
    Looks like you all had a great time!
    xx
    callie

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