5 Women from History You Need at Your Bachelorette Party

Carly Syms

VIP + Marketing Manager

Imagine your perfect bachelorette party. Are there elaborate outfits, champagne cocktails, crazy games? The magic of the modern bachelorette party is that you can do anything you want. Have a party or don’t have a party. Keep it classy or keep it crazy. The options have become endless.

Now, the real question. If you could invite one woman from history to celebrate along with your BFFs, who would it be? Think of the women as your bachelorette party fairy godmother. So, choose wisely. Just in case you need some help picking your historical bestie, we’ve put together a list of 5 epic women that we know would make your party unforgettable. Think: cheetahs on leashes, lush fancy gowns, live snake necklaces. These are just a few of the rewards you’ll reap from inviting these bad ass women to your bachelorette party.  

The Bold Queen: Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC)

Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners, 1887, Alexandre Cabanel
Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners, 1887, Alexandre Cabanel

Cleopatra may be an obvious choice but we’ve selected the Ptolemaic Queen for one very important reason: Her beauty routine was hardcore af. From milk and honey baths to green grape facials, it’s a pre-party beauty routine fit for a queen.  We imagine Cleopatra wouldn’t let you leave the house without some killer makeup and a outfit to boot. The Egyptian Queen was also extremely intelligent and tactical. Both gifts could come in handy on a crazy and mysterious girls’ night out.

The Art-Loving Socialite: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942)

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942)
via Library of Congress

Rich, feisty, and a total art lover, Gertrude could elevate any party to epic. At her infamous galas, Gertrude would often decorate the garden of her Long Island mansion with white peacocks and macaws, comparable only to the guest list of artists and writers. Gertrude would encourage you to think outside-the-box and over the top. Plus, she wore pants before they were cool AND she started her own museum. Who wouldn’t want a socialite/art collector/sculptor like Gertrude orchestrating a big night out?

The Femme Fatale: Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957)

via Vogue
via Vogue

Remember earlier when we were talking about Cheetahs on leashes and live snake necklaces? Well, those fabulous and eccentric style choices belonged to Marchesa Luisa Casati. Part socialite, part muse, Luisa knew how to turn heads. If you want your bachelorette party to be extravagant, flamboyant, and eye catching, Luisa is your girl. Luisa would get you into high end clubs, plan some seriously insane games, and make sure your outfit was otherworldly. Fun fact: High fashion house, Marchesa, claims Luisa as its namesake.

The Bad Girl: Charlotte of Prussia (1860- 1919)

By Philip de László
By Philip de László

If you’re feeling dangerous and/or wild, Charlotte is the princess you need by your side. A master of all things taboo (like smoking, drinking, and salacious gossip), Charlotte may be the Serena Vanderwoodsen of Prussia. Picture your bachelorette filled to the brim with naughty games and wild entertainment. Chippendales and pin-the-hose-on-the-fireman just might be on the docket. Your friends will definitely thank you for putting Charlotte in charge. Plus, when you’re ready to hit the hay, you can slip away. Let your friends and Charlotte party into the dawn!

The Exotic Sensation: Josephine Baker (1906 – 1975)

via The History Chicks
via The History Chicks

Love a good jazz club? Swoon over sultry pop songs or classic crooner hits?  Josephine Baker was a music goddess and she’ll take your bachelorette party to a different era. Josephine was brazen, fearless, and funny. We know she would make the perfect bachelorette fairy godmother. Maybe she’d even bring along her pet cheetah, Chiquita! Not only was Josephine a superstar entertainer but she was the the first black woman to star in a major motion picture and she was a major supporter of the Civil Rights Movement.

We hope these bad ass women inspire your party planning and remind you that you can have the bachelorette party of your dreams! Want to learn more salacious historical gossip? Throw your bachelorette party at the museum! Email us today at info@museumhack.com or call +1-800-210-9676 to book your party adventure.





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