15 theme ideas for a fancy-dress hen party

15 theme ideas for a fancy-dress hen party

Published 23rd Nov 2016

Planning the hen - and want to include a themed dress-up night? Get inspired with these ideas!



Grab some L plates, sashes, tutus, customised T-shirts and questionnable straws and you're good to go!

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Go for a swashbuckling adventure: think corsetted dresses, high boots and bandanas. A talking parrot on your shoulder = optional and probably not recommended.

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Take a look into the future with this hilarious idea: think grey wigs, big glasses, comfy slippers and cosy cardies, walking sticks... The works!

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Create some mystery by each wearing unique masks and a glamorous dress to match.

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Rock 'n' Roll

Flaunt those pins in floaty swing dresses and feel fabulous with a '50s-style up do, like a beehive or victory rolls. Alternatively, for another twist on 1950s-style, opt for a Grease theme! Grab your Pink Ladies and prepare to party...

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A classic theme - get matching outfits and pom-poms to match.

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Pyjama party

Ask guests to bring their favourite pyjamas and slippers for a super-comfy night out...

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Step over to the dark side and venture into the world of iconic villains! Think Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Maleficent, Cruella de Vil and the Snow Queen...

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Disney princesses

A brilliant theme: be big kids and dress up as your favourite Disney princess. The bride gets first dibs on who she wants to be... Or alternatively, we adore this idea!

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Angels and devils

Will you be naughty or nice? The choice is all yours...

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Spice Girls

I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want... A Spice Girls' hen do!

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Add a dose of action to the hen party and dress up as your favourite superheroes. Ideas include Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Bat Girl, Black Widow and Cat Woman.

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Great Gatsby

Wear art-deco inspired dresses paired with a beautiful headpiece for a truly classy and sophisticated celebration!

The movies

Theme the night around the bride's favourite film for an instant roll-call of characters that guests can dress as.

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Black and bling

This theme oozes glamour and sophistication: dig out your favourite jewellery and pair with a striking little black dress for a look Audrey Hepburn would be proud of.

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