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The Ultimate Planning Guide for Your Scottsdale Bachelorette Party


HEY - I'm Annette

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


September 20, 2023

Are you ready to celebrate your last fling before the ring in style? Look no further than a Scottsdale Bachelorette Party. From sunny skies to vibrant nightlife, this Arizona city has it all. 

Grab your besties and your party hats.

Let’s dive into why Scottsdale is the ultimate destination for your bachelorette party!

Annette Ambrose Photography shares her ultimate guide full of tips and tricks for planning a Scottsdale Bachelorette Party in Arizona

Scottsdale Bachelorette Party: Where Memories Are Made

Scottsdale, often known as the “Beverly Hills of the Desert,” offers a unique blend of desert charm and upscale luxury. With its picturesque landscapes, thriving arts scene, and an abundance of activities, Scottsdale has emerged as a top pick for bachelorette parties.

The reasons are endless, and we’re about to uncover them all!

Girls Just Want to Have Sun

Who says bachelorette parties have to be just one night?

Make your bachelorette celebration a weekend-long extravaganza under the warm Arizona sun. Scottsdale’s year-round pleasant weather is perfect for soaking up the sun by day and hitting the town by night.

Tanning by the pool? Check.
Dancing until dawn? Check.

Your bachelorette weekend just got a whole lot brighter!

Scottsdale Before the Veil

As a local Arizona Wedding Photographer and a decade-long resident of this desert oasis, I can confidently say that Scottsdale captures hearts like no other place. It’s the perfect backdrop for your pre-wedding festivities, offering a diverse range of experiences that cater to every taste and style.

Gather your bride tribe and get ready for a fabulous adventure!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spa weekend, an adrenaline-pumping outdoor escape, or a night of glitz and glam, Scottsdale has you covered. And as your honorary local guide, I’m here to spill all the secrets for an unforgettable Scottsdale bachelorette party.

The Official Scottsdale Guide for Your Bachelorette Party:

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here’s the official Scottsdale Bachelorette guide, straight from the mouth of an Arizonian insider! Prepare to be amazed by the options and discover that you don’t need to dance on tables to have the best Bach weekend ever.

For the Adventure Seekers, Spa Enthusiasts, Foodies, and Night Owls

Scottsdale boasts stunning desert landscapes, and there’s no better way to explore them than by booking a guided ATV tour or a hot air balloon ride. Get your adrenaline pumping and capture breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert with your girls.

And if you want to tone the weekend down?

Relaxation is key, and Scottsdale is renowned for its world-class spas.

Treat yourselves to massages, facials, and all the pampering you deserve. After all, a spa day is the perfect way to unwind before the big day.

Have I mentioned the food yet?

Scottsdale’s culinary scene is a treasure trove of the yummiest delights. Savor southwestern flavors, dine at chic rooftop restaurants, and enjoy craft cocktails at the trendiest bars in town. 

Foodies, get excited because this desert city’s got your back.

When the sun goes down, Scottsdale comes alive. Dance the night away at the city’s hottest nightclubs or enjoy a laid-back evening at a wine bar. The options for a memorable night out are endless.

Best Themes for Your Bachelorette Weekend

Planning a bachelorette weekend is no small feat.

From choosing the right destination to deciding on the perfect theme, there are countless details to consider. If you’re thinking of hosting your bachelorette bash in Scottsdale, Arizona, we’ve got you covered with some fabulous theme ideas to make your weekend unforgettable.

Girls Just Want to Have Sun

Embrace the sunny Arizona weather with this theme. Think pool parties, sunglasses, and tropical drinks. 

On Cloud Nine

Create a dreamy atmosphere with fluffy clouds, angel wings, and a touch of silver and white.

Disco/Cosmic Cowgirl

Combine the glitz of disco with the Wild West for a memorable night of dancing and fun.


Channel your inner Barbie and her pink world for a girly and glamorous celebration.

Bach to the 90’s

Bring back the 90s with neon colors, scrunchies, and all your favorite hits from that era.

Boozed and Confused

Get a little wild and mix things with a theme encouraging exploration and adventure.

Boots & Bling

Go for a country-chic vibe with cowboy boots and sparkling accessories.

Let’s Go Girls

Celebrate girl power in style with a theme inspired by your favorite female icons.

Bach in the Saddle

Saddle up and ride into the sunset with a western-themed bachelorette weekend.

Coachella/Palm Springs

Bring the desert festival vibes to your celebration with bohemian decor and flower crowns.

Pretty in Pink

Pink everything! This classic theme is always a hit.

Til Death Do Us Party

Embrace the edgier side of bachelorette parties with a gothic-inspired theme.

Electric Love Summer Bach

Throw a neon-infused bash that lights up the night.

Golfer/Country Club

Keep it classy with a day on the golf course and a country club-inspired evening.

Wig Out

Have a wig-tastic time with colorful wigs, boas, and funky outfits.

Final Fiesta

Spice things up with a fiesta-themed party complete with tacos and margaritas.

Blue Collar Dad

A hilarious twist that plays on the “dad bod” phenomenon.

Till Death Do Us Disco

Boogie the night away with disco balls and funky tunes.

Mamma Mia

Transport yourselves to the Greek Isles with an ABBA-inspired theme.

Bride or Die

Show your loyalty to the bride with this fun and feisty theme.

Best Places to Eat in Scottsdale

Now that you’ve got some fantastic theme ideas, you might be wondering where to start with planning. Fortunately, Scottsdale has a lot to offer when it comes to food, drinks, and activities for your bachelorette weekend.

Scottsdale is known for its vibrant food and drink scene, perfect for satisfying your bachelorette party cravings.

Some Fan Favorites

Diego Pops: A must-visit with a vibrant atmosphere and delicious Mexican cuisine.

Cala: Known for its delectable seafood dishes.

The Scott: A chic dining spot with a diverse menu.

The Vig-Arcadia: Perfect for drinks and bar bites.

OHSO: Ideal for craft beer lovers.

Toca Madera: Offers a trendy Mexican dining experience.

Maple & Ash: If you’re looking for upscale dining with a price tag to match.

Olive and Ivy: Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a picturesque setting.

Healthier Eating Options

Original ChopShop: Offers a variety of fresh and nutritious options.

Modern Market: Known for its health-conscious menu.

True Food Kitchen: A popular spot for those seeking balanced and wholesome meals.

Best Brunch Places:

Zuzu: Known for its brunch buffet.

Hash Kitchen: Famous for its creative brunch dishes.

Breakfast Club: Offers classic breakfast favorites.

The Elenor: A stylish brunch destination with a modern twist.

Best Bars/Clubs:

Patties: A favorite dive bar.

Dierk’s Bentley’s Whiskey Row: Perfect for dancing the night away.

Boondocks: A casual hangout for drinks and fun.

Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek: A unique experience with bull riding nights.

Bevvy: A trendy yet unpretentious club.

AZ 88: Known for its excellent martinis.

Second Story: Upscale cocktail bars.

Drunk Monk: Great for food and fun drinks.

Best Day Trips out of Scottsdale

Sedona: Take a pink Jeep tour and enjoy stunning red rock vistas.

Antelope Canyon: Explore the mesmerizing slot canyons.

Grand Canyon: Experience one of the world’s most famous natural wonders.

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona: Witness the horseshoe-shaped bend in the Colorado River.

Lake Powell: Enjoy water activities in this picturesque reservoir.

Jerome, Arizona: Explore this charming historic mining town.

Superstition Mountains: Hike and take in breathtaking desert views.

Saguaro Lake: Relax and have fun on the water.

Lake Pleasant: Take a boat trip for a leisurely day on the lake.

Best Day Activities in the Area

Maya Day Pool Party and Talking Stick Resort Pool Party: Enjoy poolside relaxation and entertainment.

Escape Room: Test your group’s problem-solving skills.

AZ Party Bikes: Explore the city on a pedal-powered party bike.

Hot Air Balloon Ride: Soar above the Sonoran Desert for a breathtaking experience.

Golf: Reserve tee times for a day on the golf course.

Party Bus through Old Town: Cruise the streets in style.

Waste Management: Experience the lively atmosphere around the Super Bowl.

Relax at a Resort/Spa Day: Unwind and pamper yourselves.

Top Golf: Combine golf and entertainment in one venue.

Spring Training Games: Enjoy baseball games during the season.

Book a Professional Photographer: Capture fun and candid moments.

Pool Party at Your Airbnb: Make the most of your rental’s amenities.

Hire a Cabana Boy: Add a touch of luxury to your poolside party.

Shopping: Explore the Fashion Square Mall and Old Town for some retail therapy.

Best Hikes Near the Phoenix/Scottsdale Area:

For outdoor enthusiasts, these hikes offer stunning desert landscapes:

Toms Thumb
Camelback Hike
Piestewa Peak Hike
Pinnacle Peak Hike
Gateway Trail Hike

No matter which theme or activities you choose, a bachelorette weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona, promises unforgettable moments with your closest friends. Even in the scorching Arizona heat, this destination offers year-round fun and memories for you and your girlies. So, start planning, and get ready for a bachelorette party that will be talked about for years to come!

Where To Stay for Your Scottsdale Bachelorette Party

Houses to Book in Scottsdale

*Please note that none of these images are my own

The Femme House

Casa Nopal

Pink Cactus Cowgirl

Scottsdale Dreamhouse

Havana House

Pink Palm Scottsdale

The Hidden Saguaro 

The Pink Retreat

Desert Dream House 

The Hart House

Favorite Resorts in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Area

The Scott

Hotel Valley Ho 

Royal Palms Resort

Andaz Scottsdale 

JW Marriott Scottsdale

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 

Omni Resort in Scottsdale

Hotel Adeline

Mountain Shadows Resort

The Phoenician 

Who to Book for Your Bachelorette Party

The Champagne Train 

Scottsdale Bachelorette

Girl About Town

The Pool Boys Co

Prickly Pear Bar Co

The Logan

A Killer Itinerary for a 4-Day Weekend in Scottsdale

You might as well just call me your Scottsdale Bachelorette Party Fairy Godmother, but I have the ultimate four-day itinerary for a weekend in this desert oasis.


  • Arrive at your Airbnb to decorate (OR send in someone to decorate for you)
  • Have welcome drinks ready for when your guests arrive
  • Pool day and relax at the Airbnb
  • Have a meal catered on the first night while the girls are still arriving


  • Depending on how active your group is, take a morning hike and brunch (like a bottomless mimosa brunch at Hash Kitchen)
  • Head back to the Airbnb for a pool day
  • Hire Cabana Pool Boys and play fun drinking games by the pool
  • Dinner at Diego Pops (because YUM)
  • Whiskey Row


  • Have a slower morning and lounge by the pool
  • Go to HH at Wine Girl 
  • Dinner in Old Town
  • Petal Pub Bike with the girls to get the night started 
  • Hit the Bars in Old Town


  • Brunch and Goodbyes
  • Walk around Old Town

Best Local Tips for Your Scottsdale Getaway

As Scottsdale gains popularity, meticulous planning is key to ensure a memorable weekend. Here’s a smooth-flowing guide to make the most of your visit:

ONE | Secure Your Dining Plans Early:

To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend making dinner reservations, especially for larger groups. Plan ahead and lock in your reservations as soon as you know your dates. Popular spots fill up quickly, so don’t delay!

TWO | Leave the Driving to Uber

Arizona boasts some of the strictest DUI laws, so it’s best not to risk driving. Instead, rely on Uber to get around safely and enjoy your time without worry.

THREE | Simplify Group Expenses

Download the “Splitwise” app for easy bill splitting among your group. It’s a convenient tool to keep track of expenses throughout the weekend.

FOUR | VIP Treatment at the Clubs

For a hassle-free night out with your friends, consider booking a table at the club. The days of separate lines for girls are behind us, and now everyone waits together. With a table, you can skip the line and have your own space, ensuring a fantastic night. One bottle often covers the entrance and keeps the party going. Arrive already in high spirits and buy additional drinks as needed – a cost-effective table option that won’t break the bank.

FIVE | Capture the Memories

The most crucial tip – book a local photographer (like me) to capture the fun moments at your Airbnb or surprise the bride with this thoughtful gift. We can turn it into a memorable photo session; complete with popping bottles and your girl gang. You’ll cherish these photos as mementos of your unforgettable weekend.

SIX | Stay Connected

If you have more questions about Scottsdale, planning a bachelorette party in Arizona, or getting married in this picturesque state, follow me on my social media platforms for further insights and inspiration.

Here is a list of some of my favorite Bachelorette party gifts in my Amazon Storefront. You can shop my favorites by going to my collection titled: BACHELORETTE PARTY IDEAS

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HEY - I'm Annette!

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


Annette Ambrose

Weddings, Elopements, & COUPLES