50+ EPIC ideas for a winter bachelorette party | 2024

WInter is a great time for a bachelorette party ahead of a stunning spring wedding, and sometimes the colder months make for the cosiest and most intimate, memorable celebrations.

After the December holiday season, organising something fun look forward to in January, February or March can be the best way to perk everyone up and light some festive fire!

In this post we have loads of ideas for winter bachelorette party themes, sporty active options, cozy hygge ideas and suggestions for the best bachelorette party destinations in the USA if you’re planning a weekend getaway of bachelorette party trip!

Theme ideas for a winter bachelorette party

1. Winter around the World:

Decorations: Enter twine strings of flags of different countries around the world with cold-white winter fairy lights and hang them all around the room. Add snowflake handing decorations and snow spray on the windowsills for extra effect in cold weather.

Costumes: Get guests to dress up in winter outfits, from countries around the world, this could include Russian snow hats, tropical coconut tops or faux fur galore.

Activity/Entertainment: Create a “passport” game where guests collect stamps for different countries as they complete different games around the room such as trivia quiz questions about winter customs, or guess the winter-movie-character rounds. Play international music for guests to dance to!

2. Hollywood Black and White Movie:

Decorations: Create a glamorous red carpet entryway with warm yellow string lights. Around the room use black and white or black and silver balloons and streamers for decoration, and cover the room in vintage black and white movie posters.

Costumes: Get the guests to dress entirely in black and white for a stunning aesthetic. Make sure to suggest accessories too such as oversized bags, scarves and sunnies.

Activity/Entertainment: Photos galore, get a professional photographer if you can or set up vintage Polaroid cameras around the room for guests to use.

3. Faux Fur Glamour:

Decorations: Use faux fur table runners and pillow covers and create a super luxury atmosphere with low, warm lighting and soft, jazzy music.

Costumes: Ask guests to dress in luxurious faux fur coats or wraps. This theme is high glamour so add sparkly jewelery and classy hair and make-up for uplifted elegance.

4. Famous Paintings: This is a fun party theme for any season but it suits winter bachelorette parties well. 

Decorations: Set the room up like a gallery, with red rope cordening off sections, and have a few famous painting replicas in poster form around the room. Have spotlights by the paintings but otherwise keep lighting moody and mysterious.

Costumes: Get guests to dress in costume as icons from famous paintings. Guests will have a great time trying to identify the artwork inspiration behind the costumes.

Activity/Entertainment: Set up easels around the room with a series of mini canvasses for guests to paint portraits of the bride-to-be! These will make fabulous keepsakes. Display guests’ paintings as part of the decor.

5. Ice Queen and Snowflake Ball:

Decorations: Use a silver and blue colour scheme and hand snowflake decorations from the windows. You can have fun creating a royal throne backdrop for photos in a DIY photo booth.

Costumes: The bridedresses as an ice queens and wedding guests dress as snowflakes princesses! (you can play around with this, maybe team bride are queens, or eligible machelorettes are snowflake princesses!). Use glittery make-up and icy hairstle accessories alson with silvery tiaras and other decorations.

Activity/Entertainment: An Ice queen vs snowflake princesses dance off! Crown an honourary ‘queen’ of the dancefloor.

6. Arctic Expedition:

Decorations: Use white balloons and cotton balls to mimic snow, hang pictures of polar bears, penguins, and igloos and create an “Arctic Research Station” sign.

Costumes: Dress in explorer or Arctic animal costumes. Carry props such as explorer binoculars or science kit.

Activity/Entertainment: Create an “Arctic Quest” scavenger hunt style game with silly challenges for the guests to complete during the party such as snowball target shot with a cut out photo of the groom, or frosty limbo!

7. Northern Lights:

Decorations: Hang colourful, swirling lights to mimic the aurora borealis and use a projector to get the etherial norther light colour projected on the ceiling.

Costumes: Get guests to come dressed in cosmic or celestial-themed attire, and have glow in the dark face and body paint and glitter decorations for the guests to use during the party.

Activity/Entertainment: A ‘dance under the northern lights dancefloor’ with funky, otherworldly dance music!

8. Enchanted Ice Palace:

Decorations: Use icicles and snowflake decorations and hang sheer, glittery curtains for an enchanted look. Add a mirror disco ball for excellent effect!

Costumes: have glittery make-up and frosty nail art stations around the party room.

Activity/Entertainment: Have a photo booth with an ice palace background for effect, and make a snowflake crown making DIY workshop.

9. The Nutcracker Ballet:

Decorations: Hang bold red curtains and use low warm lighting for a mystical theatrical effect.

Costumes: Get guests to dress as characters from “The Nutcracker” ballet, such as the nutcrackers, Clara, any of the victorian Christmas children, the sugar plum fairy, the prince or the Rat king!

Entertainment: be sure to play themes fro the nutcracker ballet, some of which ou can can find in dance-remix form.

10. Winter Olympics:

Decorations: Decorate with cut out olympic rings and set up mini stadium signs for different winter sports!

Costumes: Dress as athletes from different sports, or wear generic sporty attire with a touch of winter glass, such as earmuffs or fauz fur shawls.

Entertainment: Set up mini winter sports games in the backyard or even indoors, such as snowball toss/aim, frosty limbo and team sled making and decorating!

Active or sporty winter bachelorette party ideas

  1. Ice Skating Party: Head to an ice rink for a day. If you’re in a cold climate they might have special winter outdoor ones, which usually have a brilliant atmosphere.
  2. Ski Trip: Plan a weekend ski trip to a nearby ski resort. Spend the day on the slopes and enjoy the apres-ski activities in the evening.
  3. Snowboarding Adventure: If the bride and guests are snowboarders, hit the slopes for a thrilling snowboarding day.
  4. Winter Hiking: Bundle up and dig out those snow boots to go for a winter hike in a scenic area. Be sure to bring warm drinks and snacks for a picnic.
  5. Snow Tubing: Visit a snow tubing park and slide down the snow-covered hills in inflatable tubes for some adrenaline-pumping fun. This would likely be a new activity for most of the guests, and definitely a unique way to celebrate the occasion.
  6. Snowshoeing Expedition: Explorestunning snowy landscapes with a snowshoeing adventure. It’s a great way to enjoy the winter scenery, and it’s inclusive to many guests who have less experience with winter sports.
  7. Sledding Party: Find a nearby hill or sled run for a day of sledding. This is a real throwback to childhood days, a perfect spriti for a bachelorette party. You can set up races between groups on their sleds.
  8. Winter Obstacle Course: Create a winter-themed obstacle course with challenges like snowball toss, snowman building, and more.
  9. Cozy Cabin Yoga Retreat: If the bride prefers a more relaxing but still active option, consider a yoga retreat in a cozy cabin. Maybe even search for now with a hot tub and spa facilities.
  10. Cross-Country Skiing: Explore cross-country skiing trails in a scenic winter wonderland. This is a nice, more inclusive option than downhill skiing if you have a group of guests with different levels of experience on the slopes!
  11. Ice Fishing: For a unique winter experience, plan an ice fishing trip on a frozen lake! pack rucksacks with warm drinks and plenty of hot snacks.
  12. Winter Survival Workshop: If you want something a bit unusual, see if you can find a workshops where you learn essential winter survival skills like building a shelter and starting a fire! This could be a super fun group activity, and definitely something new!
  13. Curling Challenge: Try your hand at curling, a fun and unique winter sport, at a local curling rink. This is a great idea as it’s quite a unique experience, certainly a memorable one.
  14. Ice Skating at a Frozen Pond: If you have access to a frozen pond or lake where it is safe to skate, take a little trip there to enjoy ice skating in the nature! It’s an amazing feeling!
  15. Ice Climbing Adventure: For the adventurous group, consider trying ice climbing with the guidance of experts. Ice climbing centres will often offer starter experience days, where a guide will take out out. Sometimes they even have special bachelorette party offerings.

Cosy winter bachelorette party ideas:

  1. Winter Bonfire: Build a bonfire in your backyard (if allowed) or use a fire pit. Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and share stories around the fire.
  2. ‘Flannel and Fleece’ Pajama Party: Wear your coziest pajamas and have a movie marathon with all of the bride-to-be’s favorite films.
  3. Candlelit Dinner: Host an intimate candlelit dinner where you share a heartfelt meal with the bride-to-be and guests. You could cook yourself, organise a pot luck or even hire a private chef for the occasion.
  4. Hot Cocoa and Dessert Bar: Create a hot cocoa and dessert bar with various hot chocolate toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, and flavored syrups. Serve platters of chocolate dipper fruits and other sweet treats like cookies, brownies, and cupcakes to accompany the cocoa. Decorate the table with candy canes for a Christmassy winter aesthetic!
  5. Fireplace Wine and Cheese Evening: Gather around a fireplace with a selection of fine wines, artisanal cheeses, and gourmet crackers. Share stories, play card games, and enjoy the ambiance.
  6. Snowy Nature Hike: Take a guided hike through a snowy forest or nature reserve. Learn about winter wildlife and enjoy the tranquil beauty of nature.
  7. Snowy Spa Retreat: Book a weekend at a winter spa resort where you can enjoy hot tubs, saunas, and relaxing massages.
  8. Cozy Karaoke Night: Sing your hearts out with a winter-themed karaoke night. Encourage guests to perform their favorite winter songs.
  9. Snowflake-Themed Tea Party: Host a winter high tea, with an assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, and snowflake-shaped cookies.
  10. Cabin Getaway: Rent a cabin in a picturesque winter setting for a weekend retreat. Spend quality time with the bride-to-be, enjoying nature walks, board games, and stargazing. Don’t forget to relax by the cabin’s fireplace.
  11. Blanket Fort Movie Night: Build a giant blanket fort in your living room, complete with fairy lights and fluffy pillows. Set up a projector for a cozy movie marathon with popcorn and hot cider.
  12. Cozy Sweater Party: Encourage guests to wear their coziest winter sweaters and attire. Create a warm and snug atmosphere with fuzzy blankets, plush pillows, and soft lighting.
  13. Winter Craft and Wine Night: Provide crafting supplies for a DIY craft night, like making personalized ornaments or knitting scarves. Pair it with wine tasting and delicious snacks.
  14. Fondue Party: Have a fondue-themed bachelorette party with cheese and chocolate fondue pots, along with an array of dippable goodies.
  15. Find an indoor live music even or comedy show somewhere in a city that’s sheltered from the elements!
  16. Winter Woodland Barbeqeue: Dress in your favorite winter sweaters and have a professional or DIY photo shoot outdoors in a scenic snowy setting.
  17. Winter Wonderland Photo Scavenger Hunt: Organize a scavenger hunt outdoors in a winter wonderland, where teams must capture specific winter-themed photos. Provide disposable cameras or smartphone lists for participants.

Destination Ideas for a winter Bachelorette party trip

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway for your bachelorette party, we’ve created a list of some of the best places to experience a cold winter weather break, or an escape to the winter sun! 


  1. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada: Lake Tahoe offers stunning winter landscapes and excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities. You can also enjoy snowshoeing, ice skating, and cozy evenings by the fireplace.
  2. Aspen, Colorado: Aspen is a world-famous winter destination with top-notch skiing and a charming town. It’s known for its luxurious resorts, but there are also options for budget-conscious travellers.
  3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Known for its incredible skiing and snowboarding, Jackson Hole also offers winter wildlife tours, snowmobile adventures, and the beautiful Jackson Town Square.
  4. Park City, Utah: Home to the Sundance Film Festival, Park City is a great destination for both winter sports enthusiasts and film lovers. Explore historic Main Street and hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort.
  5. Lake Placid, New York: Lake Placid is a winter wonderland with ice skating on Mirror Lake, skiing at Whiteface Mountain, and the historic Olympic sites to explore.
  6. Stowe, Vermont: Stowe is a picturesque New England town known for its cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and romantic sleigh rides through the snow-covered countryside.
  7. Breckenridge, Colorado: Breckenridge boasts a charming historic district with shops, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s also a hotspot for skiing and snowboarding.
  8. Vail, Colorado: Vail is another Colorado gem with world-class ski slopes, beautiful mountain scenery, and a European-inspired village with dining and shopping.
  9. Taos, New Mexico: Taos offers a unique blend of culture and winter sports. Visit the Taos Pueblo and enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the nearby Taos Ski Valley.
  10. North Conway, New Hampshire: Located in the White Mountains, North Conway is known for its winter sports, outlet shopping, and the scenic Conway Scenic Railroad.
  11. Anchorage, Alaska: For a true winter adventure, consider Anchorage. You can go dog sledding, view the Northern Lights, and explore the breathtaking Alaskan wilderness.
  12. Saranac Lake, New York: Saranac Lake is a cozy Adirondack village with a winter carnival, ice castle, and opportunities for ice fishing and snowshoeing.


In the USA:

  1. Miami Beach, Florida: Miami Beach offers beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife scene, and a range of activities for bachelorette parties. Enjoy beachfront parties, watersports, and vibrant clubs.
  2. San Diego, California: San Diego’s mild climate makes it an ideal destination year-round. Explore the beaches, visit Balboa Park, and enjoy the city’s craft beer and dining scene.
  3. Scottsdale, Arizona: Known for its upscale resorts and spas, Scottsdale offers a relaxing atmosphere with a touch of luxury. Enjoy spa treatments, golf, and outdoor activities.
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada: Las Vegas is a popular destination for bachelorette parties due to its vibrant nightlife, world-class entertainment, and a wide range of activities and shows.
  5. New Orleans, Louisiana: Experience the lively culture of New Orleans with jazz music, delicious Creole cuisine, and historic French Quarter tours. January weather is typically mild.
  6. Nashville, Tennessee: Nashville is known for its country music scene and lively honky-tonks. Enjoy live music, line dancing, and Southern cuisine.
  7. Charleston, South Carolina: Charleston offers historic charm, beautiful architecture, and scenic waterfronts. Explore the historic district, take a carriage tour, and savor Lowcountry cuisine.
  8. Palm Springs, California: Palm Springs is a trendy desert destination with mid-century modern architecture, boutique hotels, and outdoor activities like hiking and golf.
  9. Key West, Florida: Key West provides a tropical escape with beautiful sunsets, watersports, and a laid-back atmosphere. It’s known for its fun-loving spirit.
  10. Savannah, Georgia: Savannah’s historic charm, oak-lined streets, and Southern hospitality create a delightful bachelorette party setting. Enjoy historic tours and riverfront dining.
  11. Austin, Texas: Austin is known for its live music, food trucks, and quirky culture. Enjoy barbecue, live music venues, and outdoor activities.


  1. Cancun, Mexico: Cancun is known for its stunning beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and lively nightlife. Enjoy water activities, beach parties, and Mexican cuisine.
  2. Tulum, Mexico: Tulum offers a bohemian atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and a variety of wellness activities like yoga and spa treatments.
  3. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: For an international option, Cabo San Lucas offers beautiful beaches, water-based activities, and a vibrant nightlife scene. It’s a short flight from the U.S.
  4. Puerto Rico: Explore the vibrant culture and beaches of Puerto Rico. San Juan offers historic sites, nightlife, and beautiful coastlines.

Winter-City Magic

If you want a big city experience, to combine the bachelorette weekend with good food, shopping, bars, restaurants, and nights out, any of these cities could be a great option!

  1. New York City, New York: Experience the magic of the Big Apple with its iconic landmarks, cultural attractions, and vibrant atmosphere.
  2. Portland, Oregon: Explore the hipster culture, coffee shops, and food carts of Portland. Don’t miss the beautiful Powell’s City of Books and the scenic landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge.
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Immerse yourself in American history with visits to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, and savor Philly cheesesteaks and soft pretzels.
  4. Seattle, Washington: Visit the iconic Space Needle, explore Pike Place Market, and take in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
  5. Boston, Massachusetts: Delve into American history with a visit to the Freedom Trail, explore the Boston Common, and enjoy fresh seafood along the waterfront.
  6. Chicago, Illinois: Embrace the winter season with ice skating, museums, and deep-dish pizza in the Windy City.
  7. Austin, Texas: Experience the unique blend of live music, food trucks, and outdoor activities in the capital of Texas.

Winter theme bachelorette party games and activities

One feature of a great bachelorette party, is to organise some classic party entertainment with games and other fun things to do!

  1. Winter human bingo: Before the party, send a little questionnaire to the quests with memorable winter-themed stories (such as best ever Christmas present / first memory of snow / memorable moment from a skiing holiday) and write a list of them on a sheet of paper without the associated name. At the party, guests can mingle and find out which little titbit belongs to which bridal party guest. This is a fun icebreaker, especially if you know the party well, but they don’t necessarily know each other! 
  2. Winter Charades: Create a list of winter-themed words or phrases for a game of charades. Guests take turns acting out the words without speaking while others guess. This is a perfect way to ensure there are plenty of laughs as Charades is so much fun, and everyone always ends up getting completely stuck in.
  3. Winter Trivia: Host a winter-themed trivia game with questions related to winter sports, famous winter movies, or holiday traditions. Offer small prizes for correct answers.
  4. Name That Holiday Tune: Play snippets of holiday songs and have guests guess the song title. Award points for correct answers, and play enough songs to keep the competition going.
  5. Snowman Building Contest: If you have access to snow, organize a snowman building contest. Provide props like scarves, hats, and carrot noses for guests to decorate their snowmen.
  6. Snowball Fight: Create a snowball toss game by setting up buckets or targets with point values. Guests can take turns tossing plush snowballs and competing for prizes.
  7. Hot Cocoa Bar: Set up a hot cocoa bar with various toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and flavored syrups. Guests can customize their own hot cocoa creations.
  8. Pin the Carrot on the Snowman: Put a twist on the classic game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” by playing “Pin the Carrot on the Snowman.” Blindfolded guests attempt to place the carrot nose in the right spot.


We hope you’ve got some great inspiration from this list of what you might like to organise for a perfect bachelorette party in the winter months! Whatever your budget, the most important thing for these type of events is to have fun with your best friends, and make sure everyone feels welcome and included. 

Have a brilliant time, best of luck, Zoe x

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