UNIQUE Bachelorette Party Dinner Ideas:: fun & classy!

Bachelorette parties are one of the best bits of the wedding process to look forward to! Whether your bride has opted for a bachelorette weekend away or a night local to home, catering and feeding large groups can always present a challenge.

Of course, you’ll want great food, great company and a lovely atmosphere, but you’ll also have to consider food allergies and dietary restrictions, catering to people’s preferences and budgets and making sure that everyone on the guest list has a great time! 

In this post, we outline loads of options and ideas to make this process easy for you!

Dinner options for a bachelorette weekend

First, it’s worth thinking about how to have your dinner. There are a few different options for this and each comes with pros and cons:

  • Eating Out: Eating out is a luxury experience and a very special thing to do. It’s easy because everyone can order what they like, and the bachelorette can even choose a place with a type of cuisine they particularly love to introduce to their whole bridal party group.
  • Personal Chef: This is a great option for gourmet meals in the comfort of your own home. Having a private chef is luxurious and exciting, especially as they can offer to put on a bit of a show with the cooking process if you want them to! It’s a perfect choice for groups who want to spend their time together without cooking and are happy to pay a little extra for luxury. You could even organise a tasting menu for this option.
  • Pot Luck: This involves asking everyone in the bridal group to bring a dish so share! It is a great way to share the workload and will leave plenty of food to feed and nourish the entire group! It’s also perfect everyone can bring something they enjoy and therefore spread the love with their closest friends
  • Group DIY Cook: Nothing beats spending the whole evening with close friends and sometimes cooking can be a really fun thing to do together! If you’ve organised a bach weekend, why not plan a group cook for one of the evenings, play some tunes and get everyone on board cooking up a storm. Some meals lend themselves very well to this, such as such, or dumplings or pizza wheels. These are labour-intensive work but lovely to sit down to with focus, a glass of wine and some relaxed chatter!
  • Cooking Classes Feast: A great idea for a bachelorette party afternoon entertainment activity could be a cooking class and often doing something like this will leave you with a fest! This could be a perfect way to combine the food and the entertainment in one. What’s more, it likely be top quality food, and under the guidance of professional chefs, expertly cooked!
  • Afternoon Tea: If you want elegance and elaborate, luxury food options but the idea of a dinner out feels very expensive, why not try eating out for an afternoon tea and then having something simple for dinner such as grazing snacks or charcuterie boards. We suggest afternoon tea because it always feels luxury and it’s very aesthetically pleasing. This makes the process more like the dining experience you could have wanted to create for dinner but at a fraction of the price.

Bachelorette party snacks and nibbles

Throughout the day, you will want to have some snacks and tasty treats on hand for the party to nibble on during the activities. Some of these ideas are great to have out in bowls around the room. Others are perfect to pack up as picnic snacks if you are out and about.

  1. Cheese and Charcuterie Boards: Arrange a beautiful display of assorted cheeses, cured meats, crackers, and fruits.
  2. Bruschetta: Offer different types of classic bruschetta with toppings like tomato and basil, olive tapenade, or fig and prosciutto.
  3. Deviled Eggs: Make classic deviled eggs or get creative with different fillings like avocado and bacon.
  4. Finger Sandwiches: Prepare an assortment of bite-sized sandwiches with various fillings like cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon, or chicken salad.
  5. Guacamole and Salsa: Serve with tortilla chips and fresh vegetable sticks for a classic and crowd-pleasing option.
  6. Quesadillas: Cut quesadillas into bite-sized wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa for dipping.
  7. Fruit Skewers: Skewer a variety of fresh fruits for a healthy and colorful snack option. Offer a chocolate dipping sauce for extra indulgence.
  8. Mini Pizzas: Serve mini pizza bites with different toppings like margherita, pepperoni, and vegetable.
  9. Spinach and Artichoke Dip: A warm and creamy dip served with pita chips, tortilla chips, or bread.
  10. Mozzarella Sticks: These are always a hit, especially when served with marinara sauce.
  11. Popcorn Bar: Provide a selection of flavored popcorn, such as caramel, cheddar, and spicy, and let guests mix and match.
  12. Mini Desserts: Offer a variety of bite-sized desserts like mini cupcakes, macarons, and chocolate truffles.
  13. Chocolate Fondue: Melted chocolate with dippable items like strawberries, marshmallows, and pretzels.
  14. Veggie Platter: A healthy option with a variety of colorful cut-up vegetables and a tasty dip (perfect for groups that might be conscious of their eating before the big day).
  15. Chicken Wings: Spicy, sweet, or tangy wings with dipping sauces are always a hit.
  16. Cocktail Meatballs: Serve small meatballs in a savory sauce, like Swedish or BBQ.

More substantial snacks:

  1. Mini Sliders: Serve a variety of mini burgers with different toppings and sauces to cater to different tastes.
  2. Sushi Rolls: If the bride enjoys sushi, consider ordering a selection of sushi rolls or sushi platters for the party.
  3. Mini Tacos: Create a taco bar with mini taco shells and a variety of fillings like pulled pork, grilled chicken, and seasoned ground beef.
  4. Stuffed Mushrooms: Stuff mushrooms with cream cheese, garlic, herbs, and breadcrumbs for a flavorful and elegant option.

Drinks and easy cocktails for bach party

It can be nice to have large jugs of pre-mixed drinks to make the decision and mixology process as easy as possible for everyone. A special pitcher can look stunning and is a much more luxurious experience to pour than a juice or flavoured blend out of a carton! Always serve a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

Alcoholic drink options:

  1. Margaritas: Mix tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses. You can also make variations like strawberry or mango margaritas.
  2. Mimosas: A classic brunch cocktail made with equal parts champagne and chilled citrus juice, typically orange juice. You can also offer a mimosa bar with various fruit juices.
  3. Pina Coladas: Blend rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice with ice for a tropical and creamy drink.
  4. Sangria: Make a large batch of red or white sangria with wine, fruit, and some brandy. It’s refreshing and easy to prepare in advance.
  5. Cosmopolitan: Mix vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime. Shake and strain into martini glasses.
  6. Aperol Spritz: Mix Aperol and Prosecco, then add a splash of soda and a slice of orange.
  7. Beer or Wine: Have a selection of beers and wines available for those who prefer simpler options.
  8. Vodka Cranberry: A classic and refreshing mix of vodka and cranberry juice.
  9. Jello shots: These are fun and exciting for members keen on having a drink! they may even be a throwback to college days or previous party experiences for the group!

Non-Alcoholic Drinks:

  1. Virgin Mojito: Muddle mint leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup, then top with soda water.
  2. Virgin Pina Colada: Make a non-alcoholic version of the classic pina colada by blending coconut cream, pineapple juice, and ice.
  3. Shirley Temple: A sweet and fruity mocktail made with ginger ale, grenadine, and a maraschino cherry.
  4. Fruit Punch: Create a non-alcoholic fruit punch with a mixture of fruit juices, lemon juice and slices of fresh fruit.
  5. Iced Tea: Brew some iced tea, and offer a variety of sweeteners and fruit garnishes for guests to customize.
  6. Lemonade: Freshly squeezed lemonade is always a crowd-pleaser. Offer variations like pink lemonade or lavender lemonade.
  7. Soda Bar: Provide a selection of different sodas and let guests mix and match with flavored syrups and garnishes.
  8. Mocktail Slushies: Blend fruit juices and soda with ice to make refreshing non-alcoholic slushies.

To make these drinks look stunning and elevate the recipe ideas to be cocktail-bar-worthy beverages, have some beautiful garnished onhand to make each drink super aesthetic!

Garnish options: 

  1. Fruit Skewers: Skewer a combination of fresh fruit, like berries and melon, for a visually appealing and refreshing garnish for your alcohol-free drinks.
  2. Fruit Zest: Zesting citrus fruits directly over the mocktail can release aromatic oils and provide a beautiful visual element.
  3. Citrus Wheels: Thin slices of citrus wheels, like lemon or lime, can be a sophisticated garnish for non-alcoholic drinks like Virgin Mojitos or Virgin Piña Coladas.
  4. Mint Sprig: Fresh mint leaves, used as a sprig or individually placed on the drink’s surface, are a classic and elegant garnish for many mocktails.
  5. Rosemary Sprig: A sprig of fresh rosemary can add a fragrant and upscale touch to alcohol-free beverages.
  6. Fresh Berries: Floating a few fresh berries, like raspberries or blackberries, on top of the drink can create a luxurious look.

Great crowd pleaser meals for a bachelorette party

  1. Taco Bar: Set up a taco bar with seasoned ground beef, shredded chicken, and a variety of toppings like lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. Provide both hard and soft taco shells to cater to different preferences.
  2. Burger and Slider Station: Serve a selection of burgers and sliders with various toppings and condiments. Don’t forget to include vegetarian options like black bean burgers.
  3. BBQ Pulled Pork: Slow-cooked pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and BBQ sauce make for a hearty and satisfying meal.
  4. Pizza Party: Order or make a variety of pizza options to cater to different tastes. Set up a DIY pizza station with various toppings.
  5. Fajitas: Sautéed strips of chicken or beef with onions and peppers, served with warm tortillas, salsa, sour cream, and cheese.
  6. Buffalo Chicken Wings: Serve a platter of crispy chicken wings with a variety of dipping sauces, such as blue cheese and ranch.
  7. Mediterranean Mezze Platter: Create a spread of Mediterranean dishes like hummus, falafel, tabbouleh, pita bread, olives, and stuffed grape leaves.
  8. Sushi Platter: If you have a sushi-loving crowd, consider ordering a variety of sushi rolls and sashimi platters.
  9. Baked Ziti: A hearty pasta dish with ziti, ricotta, mozzarella, and marinara sauce, baked until bubbly. This is a go-to meal for me when I’m entertaining!
  10. Asian Stir-Fry: Create a stir-fry station with various proteins, veggies, and sauces. Serve it with steamed rice or noodles.
  11. Greek Gyros: Offer gyros with grilled meats, pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and a variety of toppings.
  12. Chicken and Vegetable Skewers: Skewers are easy to serve and can be marinated and grilled for great flavor.
  13. Quiche: Quiche is a versatile and crowd-pleasing dish that can be made with various fillings like spinach and feta, ham and cheese, or mushroom and gruyere. Serve along side a variety of salad options.
  14. Tamales: Handmade tamales with a choice of fillings and salsas are a unique and flavorful option.
  15. Baked Potato Bar: Provide baked potatoes with a variety of toppings like sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, and chives! This is a simple and yummy option, great for lingin a stomach before a night out and also very gluten-free friendly.
  16. Vegetable Curry: A flavorful and satisfying vegetarian or vegan option, served with rice or naan.
  17. Loaded Nachos: Layered with cheese, jalapeños, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, loaded nachos are a tasty and shareable snack.

Great DIY food ideas

Our favourite way to cater for big crows is to create DIY food tables and allow guests to create their own combinations that perfectly suit their preferences. This can take a bit of thought before the event but often requires little effort on the day and is a fun way to offer exciting spices and flavours but not overdoing it for those with simpler palettes.

  1. Taco Bar:
    • Ground beef, shredded chicken, and black beans as protein options.
    • Soft and hard taco shells or tortillas.
    • Toppings: Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onions, grated cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, sliced olives, jalapeños, and hot sauce.
    • Sides: Mexican rice and refried beans.
  2. Burger Bar:
    • Grilled burger patties, turkey burgers, or veggie burgers.
    • Buns: Regular, whole wheat, and gluten-free options.
    • Condiments: Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and various sauces.
    • Toppings: Cheese slices, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions.
    • Sides: Coleslaw, potato salad, and a variety of chips.
  3. Nacho Bar:
    • Tortilla chips or nacho chips.
    • Toppings: Melted cheese, jalapeños, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, diced tomatoes, black beans, and ground beef or shredded chicken.
  4. Salad Bar:
    • A variety of greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula).
    • Proteins: Grilled chicken, shrimp, and tofu.
    • Toppings: Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, olives, feta cheese, croutons, and an assortment of dressings.
  5. Fajita Bar:
    • Sautéed strips of chicken, beef, and bell peppers and onions.
    • Flour tortillas.
    • Toppings: Salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, and shredded lettuce.
  6. Sushi Bar:
    • Sushi rice and seaweed sheets.
    • Fillings: Sliced cucumber, avocado, cooked shrimp, crab, or smoked salmon.
    • Toppings: Soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger, and sesame seeds.
  7. Hot Dog Bar:
    • Grilled hot dogs or sausages.
    • Buns: Regular and pretzel.
    • Condiments: Ketchup, mustard, relish, sauerkraut, chopped onions, and a variety of pickles.
  8. Taco Salad Bar:
    • Lettuce, mixed greens, or tortilla bowls.
    • Proteins: Seasoned ground beef, shredded chicken, or black beans.
    • Toppings: Shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, black olives, diced onions, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.

Bachelorette party dessert ideas

  1. Cupcakes: Personalized cupcakes with the bride’s name or themed decorations can be a sweet and visually appealing choice. Offer a variety of flavors to cater to different tastes.
  2. Mini Cheesecakes: Serve mini cheesecakes with a selection of fruit toppings like raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry.
  3. Chocolate Fondue: A chocolate fondue fountain or pot with a variety of dippable items like marshmallows, strawberries, bananas, and pretzels can be a fun interactive dessert.
  4. Macarons: These delicate, colorful French pastries come in a variety of flavors and can add an elegant touch to your dessert spread.
  5. Chocolate Truffles: Create a display of gourmet chocolate truffles with a range of fillings, such as caramel, hazelnut, and espresso.
  6. Tiramisu: This classic Italian dessert made with layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese is always a crowd-pleaser.
  7. Panna Cotta: A creamy, custard-like dessert served in individual cups with fruit compote or a berry sauce.
  8. Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing option for those who prefer something healthier after a meal.
  9. Strawberry Shortcake: Classic shortcakes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream make for a lovely and summery dessert.
  10. Molten Lava Cakes: Serve individual molten lava cakes with a gooey chocolate center and a dusting of powdered sugar.
  11. Dessert Shooters: Create mini dessert parfaits in shot glasses with layers of cake, mousse, fruit, and whipped cream.
  12. Churros: Serve warm churros with a side of chocolate sauce or caramel for dipping.
  13. Ice Cream Sundae Bar: Set up an ice cream bar with various ice cream flavors, toppings, and sauces so guests can create their own sundaes.
  14. Candy Buffet: Offer a variety of candies, gummy bears, chocolates, and sweets in colorful jars and let guests fill their own goodie bags.
  15. Lemon Bars: Tangy and sweet lemon bars can add a zesty touch to your dessert selection.
  16. Doughnuts: A doughnut wall or platter with an assortment of flavors and glazes can be a fun and Instagram-worthy option.
  17. Fruit Tartlets: Mini fruit tartlets with a buttery crust, pastry cream, and fresh fruit on top can be a refreshing choice.

Dinner party themes

A nice way to decide the type of food, drink, background music and decoration is to combine them over a cohesive theme!

  • Mexican Fiesta: Create a festive atmosphere with tacos, burritos, guacamole, margaritas, and churros for dessert.
  • Around the World: Choose a different country or cuisine for each course. You can start with French appetizers, followed by Thai curry, and finish with Italian gelato.
  • Hawaiian Luau: Serve dishes like pulled pork, poke bowls, tropical fruit salads, and piña coladas. Decorate with leis and tiki torches.
  • Mediterranean Mezze: Set up a spread of Mediterranean small plates, including hummus, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, and baklava.
  • BBQ Bash: Host a barbecue-themed dinner with grilled ribs, burgers, hot dogs, and a selection of classic sides like coleslaw and baked beans. Clours or red white and blue.
  • Vintage Hollywood Glam: Encourage guests to dress up in old Hollywood-style attire and serve classic dishes from the era, like beef Wellington and shrimp cocktail.
  • Asian Fusion: Combine dishes from different Asian cuisines, like sushi, Thai green curry, and Chinese dumplings. Decorate the lucky reds and beautiful asian style table-scapes.
  • Casino Night: Create a casino atmosphere with card tables and games, and serve elegant finger foods and cocktails. 
  • Carnival or Fair Food: Think funnel cakes, corn dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn for a playful and nostalgic dinner.
  • Garden Party: Host a dinner in your garden or a botanical setting and serve light, fresh dishes like quiches, salads, and floral cocktails.
  • Camping or Outdoor Adventure: Grill over an open fire, serve s’mores for dessert, and create a rustic and cozy atmosphere.
  • Candlelit Romantic Dinner: Set up an intimate, candlelit setting with dishes known for their romantic connotations, like oysters, chocolate fondue, and champagne.
  • Starry Night Sky Dinner: Host an alfresco dinner under the stars with a menu of celestial dishes. Use string lights, lanterns, and plenty of candles to create a magical atmosphere.
  • Enchanted Garden: Transform your outdoor space into an enchanted garden with fairy lights, lanterns, and a menu featuring garden-fresh ingredients and seasonal dishes.
  • Venetian Romance: Create a Venetian-inspired setting with gondola-style decorations of deep red and gold, rich Italian dishes like risotto and osso buco, and plenty of candlelight. Play Italian opera in the background.
  • Parisian Soirée: Transport your guests to Paris with a menu of classic French cuisine like coq au vin and ratatouille, served by candlelight. Set the mood with French love songs.
    Alice in Wonderland: Create a whimsical and fantastical world inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Serve curious dishes and colorful cocktails, and decorate with teacups, playing cards, and oversized flowers.
  • Game of Thrones Feast: Host a medieval-style feast inspired by the world of Westeros. Serve hearty dishes like roasted meats, bread, and cheese, and decorate with banners and faux swords.
  • Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Feast: Transport your guests to Middle-earth with a rustic and cozy setting. Serve hearty dishes like roasted potatoes, meat pies, and lembas bread, and decorate with hobbit-style decor.
  • Wizard of Oz: Create a magical atmosphere inspired by the classic film. Serve dishes like tornado-inspired appetizers, rainbow desserts, and blue drinks for a nod to Dorothy’s journey.
  • Disney Princess Dinner: Have each guest dress as their favorite Disney princess, and serve dishes inspired by various Disney movies. Decorate with enchanted castles and fairy tale accents.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Set sail with a pirate-themed dinner. Serve rum-infused dishes and seafood, and decorate with pirate flags, treasure chests, and ship wheels.
  • Star Wars Galaxy Feast: Host a dinner inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Serve dishes from different planets and decorate with Star Wars memorabilia, lightsabers, and starry accents.
  • The Great Gatsby Roaring Twenties: Transport your guests to the era of flappers and jazz. Serve Prohibition-era cocktails and elegant dishes, and decorate with art deco style.
  • Classic Literature Dinner: Choose a classic novel as your theme, like Pride and Prejudice, Moby-Dick, or The Catcher in the Rye. Serve dishes inspired by the book’s setting and time period.
  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Dive into the whimsy of Lewis Carroll’s world with colorful teapots, mismatched teacups, and an array of tea and eccentric snacks.
  • Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory: Host a candy-filled dinner party with colorful decorations and a menu filled with imaginative and sweet treats.
  • Hogwarts House Feast: Dive deeper into the world of Harry Potter by focusing on each of the four Hogwarts houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin) and serving dishes and decor themed around their traits and colors.
  • Doctor Who Time-Travel Dinner: Celebrate the iconic British sci-fi show with dishes from different time periods and planets, and decorate with TARDIS-inspired elements.

Good Luck!

Ok, we hope this post about bachelorette dinner parties has been helpful and given you some inspiration for great ways to cater for big groups, either out in the town or on a girls’ weekend! 

One last thing to remember is that the main purpose of the weekend is quality time with each bridal party member so remember to customise the plans to best suit your group and keep plans simple within the scope of resources you have! Best of luck with it and congratulations for the wedding!

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