Summer is the perfect time for a bachelorette party, and what better way to celebrate than with a summer camp theme? A camp bachelorette party is a fun and unique way to spend time with your closest friends before the big day.
Whether you’re an outdoorsy person or not, a camp-themed bachelorette party can be a great way to make lasting memories. In this post, we’ve put together everything you need to plan a memorable summer camp themed bachelorette party.
Setting the budget and date
This is an essential step of planning any party, especially if it is going to get pricey for your guests. Giving guests enough time and notice about the party’s budget and cost helps to ensure as many people from your invitations list can make the party.
Ensure all the relevant costs are factored in such as travel, campsite fees, activity costs and food so guests are clear about the costs upfront.
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Choosing the Location
When planning a summer camp theme bachelorette party, choosing the right theme can set the tone for the entire event. There are several factors to consider when selecting a summer camp theme, including the bride’s personality, the location, and the budget.
A rustic cabin is perfect for brides who love the outdoors and want to spend time in nature. A rustic cabin theme can include activities such as hiking, fishing, and campfire cooking. To create the perfect atmosphere, consider decorating the cabin with woodsy accents such as pinecones, antlers, and lanterns.
This theme is perfect for brides who love the sun, sand, and sea. A beach camp theme can include activities such as swimming, beach volleyball, and surfing lessons. To create the perfect atmosphere, consider decorating the campsite with beachy accents such as seashells, starfish, and beach umbrellas.
For brides who want a more unique summer camp theme, consider a glamping experience. Glamping, or glamorous camping, combines the best of both worlds by offering a luxurious camping experience. Glamping can include activities such as spa treatments, wine tastings, and gourmet meals. To create the perfect atmosphere, consider decorating the glamping site with luxurious accents such as chandeliers, plush bedding, and elegant table settings.
Invitations set the tone for the party and gives guests an idea of what to expect. Incorporating the camping theme into the invitations is a great way of giving guests a heads up on the overall vibe of the weekend.
You can find many camp themed bachelorette invitations that are digitally editable. You can them share these directly via email or Whatsapp, or print them out and deliver for a more personal touch.
Camp Themed Decor
Decorations are another important aspect of a summer camp theme bachelorette party. The right decorations can help to create a fun and festive atmosphere that will get guests in the mood for a weekend of outdoor adventures. This Last Trail Before The Veil bunting is just the thing to set the mood!
One easy decoration idea is to use natural elements like wood, branches, and leaves. These can be used to create centerpieces, table settings, and other decorative accents. Consider using mason jars or tin cans as vases and filling them with wildflowers or other native plants. We also love this camp themed bachelorette confetti to sprinkle on the tables.
Another fun decoration idea is to create a DIY photo booth. This can be done using a simple backdrop made from a sheet or a piece of fabric. You can grab our collection of 30 Camp Bachelorette photo props as an instant download printable file which means they are a fantastic last minute prop for your bachelorette celebrations.
Add some fun physical props like hiking boots, binoculars, and camping hats to create a fun and interactive photo opportunity for guests.
Costume and Dress Code
When it comes to a summer camp theme bachelorette party, dressing up is part of the fun. The bride-to-be and her crew can go all out with costumes and accessories that fit the theme. Here are some ideas for the perfect dress code for a camp-themed bachelorette party:
One option is to dress up as camp counselors. This could include khaki shorts, white polo shirts, and hats. Accessorize with a whistle, clipboard, and a walkie-talkie to complete the look.
Glamping / Festival chic
For a more glamorous take on the camp theme, the festival look is the way to go. Encourage everyone to dress up in their fanciest camping attire, such as flowy dresses and boho-chic outfits. Accessorize with flower crowns, oversized sunglasses, and sandals.
Matching outfits are always a fun option for a bachelorette party. Consider customised t-shirts or hats with the bride’s name or the camp name. This will make for great photo opportunities and create a sense of unity among the group.
Accessories are a great way to add some camp-themed flair to any outfit. Consider adding items such as bandanas, friendship bracelets, or temporary tattoos.
Overall, the dress code for a summer camp theme bachelorette party should be comfortable, casual, and fun. Encourage creativity and let everyone’s personalities shine through their outfits.
Activities and Games
There are many activities and games that can be incorporated into a camp-themed bachelorette party.
Our Printable Camp Bachelorette Game Bundle includes 14 different fun bachelorette games while keeping the Camp theme aesthetic.
14 Game Bundle
Clean and Dirty versions are included for several games. You can choose to either use one set or combine both meaning you don’t have to worry about embarrassing anyone – unless of course, that’s your aim!
- Game instructions / Prep
- Guest most likely to
- How Old Was the Bride photo game
- Scavenger Hunt
- Would she rather…(clean)
- Would she rather…(dirty)
- 20 Questions about the Bride-to-be
- What did the Groom Say? (Clean)
- What did the Groom say? (Optional add on dirty questions)
- Never or Ever (Clean) – with optional Never / Ever cards
- Never or ever (Dirty)
- Over or Under
- Bride or Groom? -with optional Bride / Groom cards
- Memory of the Bride to Be
During the day, the bridal party can participate in various outdoor activities that are both fun and adventurous. Here are some ideas:
- Hiking: Choose a nearby trail and take a hike. This is a great way to enjoy nature and get some exercise.
- Kayaking or Canoeing: Rent kayaks or canoes and spend the day paddling on a nearby lake or river.
- Zip Lining: If the bridal party is feeling adventurous, they can try zip lining. This is a thrilling activity that is sure to create lasting memories.
- Arts and Crafts: Set up a craft station where the bridal party can make friendship bracelets, decorate t-shirts, or create other camp-themed crafts.
After a day of outdoor activities, the bridal party can wind down with some fun and relaxing evening activities. Here are some ideas:
- Campfire: Gather around a campfire and roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories, or play games like “Never Have I Ever” or “Truth or Dare”.
- Scavenger Hunt: Set up a scavenger hunt around the campsite or nearby area. This is a fun way to explore the surroundings and work together as a team.
- Karaoke: Set up a karaoke machine and sing along to your favourite songs. This is a great way to let loose and have some fun.
- Board Games: Bring along some board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, or Cards Against Humanity. This is a great way to bond and have some laughs.
Food and Drink Ideas
One of the best parts of a summer camp theme bachelorette party is the opportunity to cook over an open flame. A campfire cookout is a perfect way to bring everyone together for a delicious and fun meal. Here are a few ideas for campfire cookout food:
- Hot dogs and sausages: A classic campfire meal, hot dogs and sausages are easy to cook and always a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget the condiments!
- Foil packet meals: Another easy and delicious option, foil packet meals can be customised to everyone’s taste. Some popular options include chicken and vegetables, shrimp and sausage, and even pizza.
- S’mores: No campfire cookout is complete without s’mores. Make sure to have plenty of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows on hand.
What’s a bachelorette party without some fun and delicious cocktails? For a summer camp theme, consider serving up some themed cocktails that are sure to be a hit. Here are a few ideas:
- Bug Juice: A classic summer camp drink, bug juice is typically a mix of fruit juices and lemon-lime soda. For a more adult version, add some vodka or rum.
- Campfire Margarita: This cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Rim a glass with crushed graham crackers, then mix tequila, lime juice, and marshmallow syrup over ice.
- Mosquito Bite: This cocktail is a fun twist on a classic mojito. Muddle fresh mint and lime juice, then add rum, simple syrup, and a splash of cranberry juice. Top with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Remember to always drink responsibly and make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.
Favours and Prizes
A summer camp theme bachelorette party is the perfect opportunity to give out fun and unique favours and prizes to the bride-to-be and her squad. Here are some ideas to consider:
Personalised Water Bottles
Stay hydrated in style with customised water bottles. These can be printed with the party’s name or the bride’s name and are a practical and useful gift that can be used long after the party is over.
Campfire S’mores Kit
No summer camp is complete without s’mores! A DIY s’mores kit is a fun favour that guests can enjoy during the party or take home with them. Include graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars in a cute package with a personalised tag. You could get even fancier with these personalised s’mores kits!
Get the whole squad matching t-shirts with a fun slogan or design. These can be worn during the party and make for great photo opportunities. Plus, they can be kept as a memento of the special occasion.
We love these Camp Bachelorette Survival kits, which make great themed favours and contain a host of handy travel size essentials such as sunblock, bug spray and energy snacks.
Prizes for Games and Contests
To add some friendly competition to the party, organise games and contests and offer prizes for the winners. Prizes can include anything from gift cards to local restaurants to camping gear or outdoor adventure experiences.
Overall, the key to choosing the perfect favours and prizes for a summer camp theme bachelorette party is to keep it fun, practical, and personalised. Guests will appreciate the thoughtful gifts and prizes, and they’ll add to the overall experience of the party.
Will you be heading to Camp Bach this summer?
In conclusion, a summer camp theme bachelorette party is a fun and unique way to celebrate the bride-to-be with her closest friends. With the right planning and execution, this type of party can provide unforgettable memories and experiences.
We hope this post has given you plenty of ideas for your camp themed bachelorette party. Know someone who is planning a camp themed hen party? Be sure to share this post with them!
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