7 Party Ideas for a Nautical Bachelorette Weekend

Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner. It is prime season for bachelorette parties! How many of you are taking to the beach this summer, bathing suits and penis straws in tow? Theme Bachelorette Parties are all the rage, so why not add a nautical flair to your next one? I discussed all the sweets and treats for a nautical bachelorette weekend in my previous post, and today I’m talking games and decor.


Last Sail Before the Veil

Nautical Bachelorette Party Invitation

Using Photoshop, the insanely creative maid of honor, Gina, created this nautical inspired invite. She emailed it to all of the invited guests, printed one out and framed it for the bride-to-be! Lynette’s Last Sail Before the Veil bachelorette party invitation was hung in the beach house for all to see.

Nautical Bachelorette All Aboard Wreath

Nautical Bachelorette Front Door Wreath

All aboard Lynette’s Nauti Bachelorette! Gina created this front door wreath herself, using a wooden board and completing the look with an anchor and big burlap bow!  Gina left no stone unturned when she was planning this bachelorette weekend.

Nautical Bachelorette Party Decor

Nautical Bachelorette Party Décor

The Fire Island beach house was the perfect backdrop for this nautical themed bachelorette party. Gina and fellow bridesmaid, Catherine, arrived on Monday and filled the house with pretty decorations in beachy hues. They hung pretty banners between the windows, streamers from wall to wall and colorful paper decorations from the ceiling. It was cute, cozy and colorful, perfect for a week on Fire Island.

How Long Do You Know the Bride

How Long Have you Known the Bride?

This was by far my favorite activity all weekend. I originally saw this idea on Pinterest. It was a day of wedding activity where every bridesmaid writes on a chalkboard how long they have known the bride. What a cute idea!

Since this was a week long bachelorette party with over 30 people in attendance, I felt it would be a great idea to SURPRISE the bride with a polaroid picture of every guest. They wrote a special message on the bottom of the polaroid as to how long they have known the bride. The maid of honor split the camera duty with me since she was there for the first half of the trip. She also spray painted these cool frames that she found at Michaels with nautical colors.

The bride had NO IDEA this was going on behind the scenes. We surprised her on Saturday afternoon and hung all the pictures on a fisherman’s net in the house. She loved it!

 Nautical Bachelorette Game IdeaNautical Bachelorette Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle 

Everyone needs a little inspiration sometimes… especially during wedding planning! The maid of honor made this cute bottle with burlap, lace, ribbon and flowers and placed it in the corner of the room. All the guests left some words of inspiration for the bride-to-be.

Get Shipfaced - Nautical Bachelorette

Let’s Get Shipfaced 

Another Gina creation, this board sat over the fireplace in the living room and was painted with the nautical theme colors. Gina placed the koozies and sunglasses next to the board, which only added to the party decor.

Nautical Bachelorette Party Sign In Board

Fire Island Sign On Board

Catherine, who lives in Las Vegas, wanted to bring something special to the bachelorette weekend. She bought this kitchen towel in Las Vegas and using a frame from Michaels, framed the towel. She then attached a sharpie marker and all the guests signed the towel with a memory from the week! This is one memento that the bride will have forever.

Related: 8 Sweet Treat Ideas for a Nautical Bachelorette Party


  1. May 5, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    “Last sail before the veil!” That is so cute!

    • Kristine
      May 5, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you!!!

  2. May 7, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Sounds like so much fun! I love the theme idea!!! <3 I REALLY like the signed kitchen towel idea!

    • Kristine
      May 7, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks!! It was so much fun! The bride had a blast!