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The Last Rodeo Bachelorette Party: How to Plan the Perfect Celebration

One of the most popular bachelorette party themes in recent years is a Last Rodeo or western theme.

This theme is a fun and unique way to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last ride before tying the knot, embracing the western culture and cowgirl lifestyle. It’s perfect for those who love horses, country music, and the great outdoors.

With a little creativity and planning, a Last Rodeo bachelorette party can be a unique and exciting way to celebrate the bride-to-be and create lasting memories with friends.

In this post, we share everything you need to know to pull off a great last rodeo bachelorette party. So giddy up and get reading!

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Budgeting and Planning

Planning a bachelorette party can be a daunting task, but with the right budget and planning, it can be a fun and memorable experience for everyone involved. First and foremost, the planning stage is crucial to get the details correct.

Our printable Bachelorette planner is perfect to help you with this stage.

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Set a Budget

Before planning anything, it’s important to set a budget. The budget will determine what activities you can do, where you can stay, and what food and drinks you can provide. Make sure to discuss the budget with all the attendees to ensure everyone is comfortable with the amount.

Set a Date well in Advance

It’s crucial to set a date that is agreeable for the majority of guests to avoid disappointment. Giving the guests as much notice as possible can ensure there are no clashes with other events.

Invitations and RSVPs

When planning a rodeo bachelorette party, the first thing to consider is the invitations. A themed invitation can set the tone for the entire event and get guests excited about the upcoming celebration.

There are many western-themed invitations available online, from handmade physical designs to customisable digital templates. Some popular designs include cowboy boots, horseshoes, and cactus graphics.

When sending out invitations, it’s important to include all the necessary details, such as the date, time, location, and dress code. If the party requires any special attire or accessories, such as cowboy hats or boots, be sure to mention that in the invitation as well.

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Choosing the Perfect Venue

When planning a rodeo bachelorette party, choosing the perfect venue is crucial to creating an unforgettable experience. Here are some ideas for rodeo venues and outdoor locations that will make for a great party.

Rodeo Venues

If you want an authentic rodeo experience, consider hosting the party at a rodeo venue. These venues are designed to host rodeo events and have all the amenities you need for a great party. Some popular rodeo venues include:

  • The National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado: This venue hosts the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo every year and has multiple event spaces available for private events.
  • The Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas: This historic venue has been hosting rodeos since 1908 and has a variety of event spaces available for private events.
  • Nashville: It goes without saying that a Nash Bash is the ultimate venue choice for a bachelorette party. Head to the Valentine Bar for a variety of packages to suit your budget.
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Outdoor Locations

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors while celebrating the bride-to-be, consider hosting the party at an outdoor location. Here are some ideas for outdoor locations that are perfect for a rodeo bachelorette party:

  • A Ranch: Renting a ranch for the weekend is a great way to get away from the city and enjoy the beauty of the countryside. Many ranches have event spaces available for private events and can provide activities like horseback riding, hiking, and fishing.
  • A Campground: Camping is a fun and affordable way to celebrate the bride-to-be. Many campgrounds have event spaces available for private events and can provide activities like hiking, kayaking, and swimming.

No matter where you choose to host the party, make sure to book the venue well in advance to ensure availability.

Rodeo Inspired Decorations

When it comes to throwing a rodeo-inspired bachelorette party, the decorations can really set the mood. Here are some ideas for rodeo-themed decorations that will create a fun and festive atmosphere.

Table Settings

The table settings are an important part of any party, and for a rodeo bachelorette party, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the theme. Consider using bandanas as napkins or placemats, or using cowboy boot-shaped mason jars as drinking glasses. You could also scatter cowboy hat confetti or horseshoe-shaped table scatter around the table to add some extra flair.

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Party Banners

A party banner is a great way to add some rodeo-inspired decoration to the party space. Consider a banner that says “Last Rodeo” or “Bride’s Last Ride” to really drive home the theme. You could also create a banner with the bride’s name or initials, or one that says “Nash Bash” if you’re hosting the party in Nashville.

Themed Balloons

Balloons are an easy and affordable way to add some rodeo-inspired decoration to the party space. Consider using balloons in the shape of cowboy hats, boots, or horses. You could also use balloons in the colours of the bride’s favourite rodeo team or in the colours of the party theme. Balloon garlands are also a popular decoration option and can be made in a variety of colours and styles.

Photo Props

Photo props are a fun addition for any Bach or Hen Party, and make a great accessory for photos of the weekend to share on social media. You can grab our collection of 30 Last Rodeo Bachelorette props as an instant download printable file which means they are a fantastic last minute prop for your bachelorette celebrations.

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Dress Code

When it comes to a rodeo bachelorette party, dressing up in cowgirl outfits and rodeo accessories is a must. In this section, we will discuss the two main sub-sections of the dress code: Cowgirl Outfits and Rodeo Accessories.

Cowgirl Outfits

For a rodeo bachelorette party, the bride and her squad should dress up in cowgirl outfits to fit the theme. Here are some ideas for cowgirl outfits:

  • Denim shorts or jeans paired with a plaid shirt and cowboy boots
  • A fringed dress or top with cowboy boots
  • A cowgirl hat paired with a maxi dress or romper
  • A denim skirt paired with a white blouse and cowboy boots

You could also order matching custom shirts to create a cohesive look for the squad.

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Rodeo Accessories

To complete the cowgirl look, rodeo accessories are a must. Here are some rodeo accessories to consider:

  • Cowboy boots
  • Cowgirl hats
  • Fringe purses
  • Bandanas
  • Leather belts with a large buckle
  • Cowgirl jewellery such as bolo ties, turquoise necklaces, and silver bracelets.

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It’s important to choose accessories that complement the cowgirl outfit. For example, a fringed purse would look great with a fringed dress or top, while a cowgirl hat would complete a denim skirt and white blouse outfit.

The bride and her squad should choose comfortable and practical outfits that fit the theme and coordinate the colours of their outfits to create a cohesive look. Rodeo accessories should complement the cowgirl outfit and complete the look.

Food and Drinks

Barbecue Menu

A rodeo bachelorette party is incomplete without a delicious barbecue menu. The menu should include a variety of meats like beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken wings. Sides like corn on the cob, baked beans, and coleslaw are perfect complements to the main course. For vegetarians, grilled vegetables, veggie burgers, and salads are great options.

Make sure to have plenty of barbecue sauce, ketchup, and mustard on hand for guests to customize their meals.

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Themed Cocktails

To keep the rodeo theme going, serve up some themed cocktails. Here are a few ideas:

  • Rodeo Rita: A classic margarita with a twist of jalapeño for some heat.
  • Queen of the Rodeo: A fruity punch made with vodka, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.
  • Cowboy Coffee: A boozy coffee with whiskey, coffee liqueur, and whipped cream.
  • Lone Star Lemonade: A refreshing lemonade with a Texas twist – add some vodka or gin for an extra kick.

For non-alcoholic options, serve up some homemade lemonade, iced tea, or soda. Don’t forget to have plenty of ice and garnishes like lemon wedges and mint leaves.

Overall, a barbecue menu and themed cocktails are sure to satisfy guests and keep the rodeo spirit alive at the bachelorette party.

Entertainment and Activities

A rodeo-themed bachelorette party is all about having fun and experiencing the thrill of the Wild West.

Bachelorette Game Bundle

To get the party started, consider incorporating some rodeo-themed games. Our Printable Last Rodeo Bachelorette Game Bundle includes 14 different fun bachelorette games while keeping the Rodeo theme aesthetic.

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!

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What’s Included:

  1. Game instructions / Prep
  2. Guest most likely to
  3. How Old Was the Bride photo game
  4. Scavenger Hunt
  5. Would she rather…(clean)
  6. Would she rather…(dirty)
  7. 20 Questions about the Bride-to-be
  8. What did the Groom Say? (Clean)
  9. What did the Groom say? (Optional add on dirty questions)
  10. Never or Ever (Clean) – with optional Never / Ever cards
  11. Never or ever (Dirty)
  12. Over or Under
  13. Bride or Groom? -with optional Bride / Groom cards
  14. Memory of the Bride to Be

Line Dancing

No rodeo party is complete without some line dancing. Hire a professional line dance instructor to teach the group some basic steps. Alternatively, you can create a playlist of popular country songs and let the group dance on their own. Encourage everyone to dress up in their best cowboy boots and hats for an authentic experience.

Bull Riding Competition

For the ultimate rodeo experience, set up a mechanical bull and hold a bull riding competition. Make it more interesting by adding a prize for the winner. You can also hire a professional bull rider to give a demonstration and teach the group some tips on how to stay on the bull.

Ring Toss

This inflatable ring toss is based on the classic rodeo game Horseshoe Toss with a Tex Mex twist that everyone can enjoy. Divide the group into teams. The team that gets the most rings on the stake wins. You can make it more challenging by increasing the distance between the stake and the throwing line.

Our Last Rodeo themed drinking dice game also makes a great party game while keeping to the cowgirl theme!

Ring Toss Game

Drinking Game

Overall, these entertainment and activity ideas will make for a memorable rodeo-themed bachelorette party.

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Party Favors

When planning a rodeo bachelorette party, it’s important to have fun and unique party favors for the bride and her guests to take home as a souvenir of the special day. Here are some ideas for party favors that will fit perfectly with the rodeo theme:

Shot Glasses

These super cute cowboy boot shot glasses are the perfect party favor for a Last Rodeo themed bachelorette party. What’s more, they can be used for party games then kept as a memento of the weekend.

Bandanas

Bandanas are another classic rodeo accessory and make for great party favors. They are available in a variety of colors and can be worn in a variety of ways, making them a versatile accessory.

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Are you planning The Last Rodeo?

We hope this post has given you plenty of ideas for your last rodeo themed bachelorette party. Know someone who is planning a rodeo themed hen party? Be sure to share this post with them!

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