How to host a Sushi themed or Japanese themed bachelorette party.
1) You can stay in and order sushi for your bachelorettes.
2) You can go out to a sushi restaurant with a fun menu and a funky atmosphere.
3) You can have a sushi making bachelorette party – an interactive bachelorette party experience!
No matter what you choose, don’t forget the Asian Themed Bachelorette Party Favors!
Sushi Themed Bachelorette Parties at HomeHaving a sushi party, or Japanese themed bachelorette party at home can be simple. Order your sushi from a sushi restaurant in close proximity and pick it up or have it delivered. For budget bachelorette parties, start with a salad or some appetizers. Sushi themed bachelorette party appetizer suggestions: gyoza or pot-stickers, shumai or shrimp dumplings, edamame, and cucumber salad.
To save money, make the Japanese style appetizers at home and only order the sushi from the restaurant. Grab a bag of frozen edamame from the grocer along with some coarse kosher salt and make the edamame at home by following the directions on the bag. Many specialty grocery stores (Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or a local Asian grocery store) will have bags of frozen gyoza or shrimp shumai you can also prepare at home.
Select a variety of individual sushi pieces with rice, called Nigiri, and Sashimi pieces, which is just fish and no rice. Then select sushi rolls. Popular sushi rolls for bachelorettes: California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Roll with spicy mayo or chilly oil, and specialty sushi rolls like Dragon Rolls or Rainbow Roll. Specialty sushi rolls cost more than a simple maki roll, balance your order with a combination. Remember to order vegetarian sushi rolls and cooked sushi for those who are skittish about eating raw fish.
Serving Sushi to Your Bachelorettes Party:
Bachelorette Party at a Sushi RestaurantThe best way to manage hosting a sushi dinner in a restaurant is to pre-select a fixed menu. Giving a large group of bachelorettes a vast amount of choices will only lead to disaster.
Phone the restaurant in advance, get a table or private room big enough for your group. Give them your budget. Ask your bachelorette party goers if there are any food allergies, if so, make the restaurant aware. Ask the restaurant to put together a menu of popular items and share your favorite sushi items with the restaurant. Keep your menu basic and simple. Once the restaurant has developed your menu, share it with the Bride and the Matron of Honor for approval.
Sushi Making Bachelorette PartyMaking your own sushi sounds like a crazy idea… but it is not. You can hire a private sushi chef to come to your home (best for areas where there is an abundance of sushi restaurants and/or sushi chefs) OR you can go to a restaurant and take a sushi rolling class. Many sushi restaurants will not host an event like this during heavy traffic hours.
Plan your sushi making bachelorette party on a late Saturday afternoon, start at 3:30p or 4:00pm so that the sushi rolling demonstration is over just in time for dinner. After you eat the sushi rolls you made, you and your friends can off to a bar or a club to dance the night away.