Outfits for an Unforgettable Hen Party!
For any bride-to-be (and the members of her bridal party), in the run-up to the big day there isn’t anything more needed than the celebration of your final night out as a single lady. Getting together with great friends and having a ball is a great way to relieve the stresses and strains of wedding planning. We all know the common signs of a hen do en-route to a night of partying: laughter and screams, the ‘L’ plate, glitter and confetti, very high heels, headgear and of course amazing fancy dress outfits.
When I celebrated my Hen Party I didn’t know what to expect, as my amazing sister had kept everything top secret. All I knew was that we were travelling to Bournemouth and that there would be cocktails. It was a nightmare not knowing what we were doing OR what I was wearing! But I knew there was a theme (my sister had kindly chosen my outfit and used a blindfold to try it on me!) and this is what really excited me.
The result of excellent planning and theme choosing – a rabble of ‘hens’ dressed to the nines in Disney fancy dress!
In my opinion, hen do outfits are an absolute must! We had a brilliant night made all the better by our individual fancy dress choices.
There are plenty of ways to make your night unique with fabulous, fun outfits. Here are my top hen do fancy dress ideas to inspire any bride-to-be or hen party planner. Whether you go all out as characters, or just have matching t-shirts, it’ll be easier to spot your group throughout the hen do shenanigans!
Hen Do Fancy Dress Ideas
Who doesn’t love to play dress up?
Girl power is the key to a successful hen do, so why not ask everyone to choose their favourite superhero to dress up as? You’ll be a pretty powerful group of ladies and the bride-to-be will be safe as houses with Spider Woman, Catwoman and Wonder Woman by her side.
Step Back in Time
Setting a theme by era or fashion statement is great fun, as everyone will be dressed differently with a similar theme running through the group. 1920’s flappers, 40’s vintage chic, psychedelic patterns and headdresses from the 1970s … they’re all easy to fit within in fun and sexy style that’s perfect for a night on the town.
Embarrass the Bride
Yes, we want her to feel beautiful on her hen do, but playful antics and dress-up jokes aren’t just for the stags! There’s no harm in kicking off the night with a little fun – just make sure you have her dream outfit or fancy dress ready for when she gets bored of being the centre of attention for the wrong reasons.
Matching Hen Night Outfits
It’s fun to all dress to a similar theme, whether that’s characters from a film or in outfits from the same era. Plenty of hen parties go for the classic nickname t-shirts or bunnies – but you can do better than that! Go retro in colourful Crayon outfits, or take my wonderful maid of honour’s lead and do Disney – hen do style!
Hen Party Activity Ideas
Now we’ve got the most important thing sorted, check out these ideas for day and evening activities, and watering holes for the big night out.
Start with Relaxation
A spa break – for a chilled out party to relieve the wedding stress. Great for those who want to bring parents and grandparents to take part in the celebrations too.
Do Something Cultural
A trip to the theatre, or a dance class – Enjoy a show and feel seriously high-class, or get giggly and put on a show of your own! Treat the bride to her favourite musical on the West End or at a local theatre before heading out for dinner and drinks. Or get creative with a popular masterclass like burlesque, pole or belly dancing.
Do Something Adventurous
Outdoor activities – Not all hens want drink and dancing for 48 hours, so for those who want something a little different why not try a fun activity or extreme day out! Assault courses, ppaintball, quad biking, zorbing – the possibilities are endless, and you can still show off your hen party fancy dress outfits throghout!
Round off the Night
A cocktail bar or shots club – Somewhere like Vodka Revolution is an amazing bar to host the latter part of a hen party. As well as tasty cocktails and some wacky vodka they have fun party packages from cocktail masterclass to VIP booths.