30 Hen Do Themes

Hen Party Themes for the Modern Bride to Be

Hen party themes are an extremely popular addition to your celebrations if you want to add some fun and personalisation to your hen weekend!

It can be tricky figuring out the best hen do themes to suit everyone in your group. So we decided to do all the research for you and put together a list of the best hen party themes for the bride-to-be. Below, you will find all the different hen theme categories that can suit a variety of groups.

Classy Hen Party Themes

1. Pyjama Party

Whether planning a girly sleepover or just having your celebrations at home and wanting to keep comfy, a pyjama party is a great idea. This hen theme will be quite easy to accomplish, too, as all you need is pyjamas! You could get matching pyjamas, personalised robes and even slippers.

2. Pink

Pink is a hen party theme that is extremely easy to execute and we’re sure all the girls will be happy to jump on board with this one. You could go simple and let the group know that everyone’s outfit has to be pink, or just add pink sashes to your outfit. Or there are so many different shades of pink that you could wear; get everyone in the group to wear a different shade.

3. Festival Themed Ideas

If you are organising a summer celebration, creating a festival-themed celebration would be a great idea. Transform your back garden into your festival, and dress like boho chic for the celebration. You could wear glitter and flower crowns and even spend the night outside glamping!

4. Glamourous Gold

If you are planning to enjoy the last night of freedom in luxury, then glamourous gold is your hen party theme! You could all wear gold dresses or add gold accessories to your outfits if you want something more subtle. And then, for décor, you could have a gold backdrop with gold cups, balloons and more!

5. Vintage

Is the bride-to-be a vintage lover? If so, then this timeless theme will be perfect. All the vintage-style dresses and accessories always look great. With the vintage hen party theme, you can easily source everything you need for everyone in the group. This would go perfectly with an afternoon tea!

6. Flowers

Flowers are a staple that you will see at almost every single wedding. So, if you are going all out with the wedding flowers or going down the botanical theme for your wedding décor, keeping the theme running through your celebrations would be a great idea. Whether you have floral clothes or you all choose your favourite flowers.

7. The Great Gatsby

Everyone knows The Great Gatsby is known for all the glitz and the glamour. And if you are after that for your celebrations, this will be perfect. Think of the roaring 20s and all the clothing to go with it. You could all dress up in outfits from The Great Gatsby or just let the bride-to-be dress up so that she stands out from the crowd.

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8. Pretty Pastels

If your celebration is going to be in the Spring/Summer months, then a good hen party theme to choose from would be pretty pastels. Give each guest a pastel colour to choose from or pick one for the whole group to wear together. Then, you could go all out with your entire outfit, or simply select a certain item to wear in that colour.

9. Sequins

If you are going out for the weekend and want to go out with a bang, this hen theme will be a great choice. You could wear a sequin dress, top or even trousers! Or keep this theme for the bride-to-be so that she stands out from the crowd and everyone else could wear black. It’s a great way to make her feel glamorous.

10. Sex and the City

Get your cosmos ready and dress up in Carrie Bradshaw-inspired outfits! You can use her as your muse and add your personal touches to make it your own. Or get everyone in the group to dress up as their favourite Sex and the City characters, and guess who you have dressed up as!

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Black and White Hen Party Themes

1. Masquerade

If you are looking for a way to dress up but with a hen party theme that you can keep, black and white masquerade will be perfect! You can wear anything you like clothing-wise, so long as it keeps in with your black and whites and then add some masquerade mask to complete the outfit!

2. All White

This is a pretty straightforward idea that everyone can get involved in! You and the rest of the group can all dress in white to honour the bride-to-be getting married. This can be done by wearing a dress, trousers or even a skirt; the choice is yours. And to make the bride stand out, she could wear a mini veil or a sash.

3. Little Black Dress

There is nothing more classic and timeless than an LBD! Everyone has one in their wardrobe, and it is an excellent look if everyone in the group wears one. And since the bride will wear white on her wedding day, everyone wearing black is a nice contrast for the celebrations!

4. Black & White

If you want the bride-to-be to stand out during the weekend, a black-and-white hen party theme will be perfect. Let the bride wear an all-white outfit, and then everyone else can wear an all-black outfit. Then, the bride-to-be will stand out from everyone else, and you could also get a bride-to-be sash for her to wear on the day, too.

5. Angels

With this theme, you and your girl group could transform into angels for the weekend. It’s a great hen night theme that will be perfect if you want to dress more in a costume rather than an outfit. Get some angel wings, a halo and a white dress, and you are all ready! You could even go all out with white heels and a white bag!

6. 1960s Monochrome

Returning to the era when black and white checkerboard was all the rage. Whether you are in love with the era or you love the fashion, all the girls could wear something that is based around 1960s monochrome.

7. Tuxedo

This hen party theme is one that you can have some fun with! And it will be perfect if the bride-to-be doesn’t want to wear a dress. All you need to do is get some black trousers, white shirts, a bow tie and a blazer if you wish. And if you want the bride-to-be to stand out, she could wear different coloured heels to the rest of you!

8. Animal Print

Animal print has been in for years and is even bigger this year than ever! For this black and white themed section, your animal print could be something like cow print, dalmatian print or zebra print. It’s a great way to add something a little different to your outfit while keeping in with current fashion trends.

Hen Do Fancy Dress Ideas

1. Victoria's Secret Angels

What better time to feel like a Victoria’s Secret Angel than during your celebrations? This hen do fancy dress idea is an extremely popular one and will be an easy one to execute. Of course, we aren’t saying dress as they do on the runway in their underwear. You could wear one of your favourite dresses and pair it with some angel wings.

2. Disney Princesses

If the bride-to-be is a Disney lover, this hen party theme will be the perfect addition to your celebrations. You could get the bride-to-be to dress up as her favourite princess or get everyone in the group to dress up as their favourite princess. If you are having a hen party at home, you could decorate to match your Disney theme.

3. Burlesque

Is Burlesque your bride-to-be’s favourite movie? See these 35 dance movies of all time. If so, incorporating it into the hen weekend would be great. Get some showgirl costumes and feather boas or even some substantial feather fans and dress yourself up like you are going on the stage! Or dress it down and add some feather boas and high heels to your hen party fancy dress.

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4. Grease

If you are a close girl group and have been since high school, choosing Grease as your hen party fancy dress theme would be a great shout. All you need to do is dress in black and order the famous Pink Ladies jackets for yourselves. Alternatively, you could have a night in together, get creative and make your jackets together before the celebrations.

5. Cheerleaders

Who doesn’t love cheerleaders? You and the girls can bring out your inner Bring It On characters and cheer you through the celebrations. And it is pretty simple to dress up as cheerleaders; The only main thing you need is some pom poms! But then you could also go all out and get a complete cheerleading outfit.

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6. Dress as Your Other Half

For the groups who want to give the bride-to-be plenty of laughs during her hen weekend, dressing as your other half will be a great idea. You could quickly get some masks printed off the groom’s face and then surprise the bride with them on the day! We think this will be a theme that she won’t forget.

7. Army

If you are planning an active weekend or even if the bride-to-be has some ties to the army, having an army themed hen party would be a great idea! Dress up in army gear and all the camo and prepare for a highly memorable celebration together. You could even keep it simple and dress in khaki.

8. Celebrities

Let everyone in the group have free rein with this one. The only rule is you have to dress up as a celebrity and you can go as basic or all out as you please. You could make this into a game and keep your celebrity choice quiet until the celebrations and then everyone can guess who each person in the group is dressed up as.

9. Neon/Pops of Colour

Colour is everywhere now, and it is a great idea for you to add to your hen party theme. You could go full-on neon or add pops of colour to your outfits. Each person in the group could be given a different colour, and then each of them will have to wear at least one item of clothing in that colour for the celebrations.

10. Bride's Initial

This hen do theme is good if you want to think outside the box. Whatever the bride-to-be’s first initial is you all have to dress up as something beginning with that initial! This could be an extremely easy task if your friend is called Amy or a hard one if your friend is called Xia…

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Questions to Ask Before Picking Your Theme

Do you have to have a Hen Do Theme?

No! A hen do theme isn’t a crucial part of planning a hen party, but it makes the whole celebration much more fun.

Will the Bride-to-be like it?

Probably the most important question to ask, at the end of the day the hen party is for the bride-to-be. You will want to make sure that the bride will be happy with it so that she enjoys the celebration and remembers it for all the right reasons.

Will Everyone else in the Group Enjoy it?

Make sure you consider all your guests in the group when you are deciding on a theme. You want to ensure everyone is having fun, and the way to do that is to provide the right theme for everyone.

Will it be Affordable?

This is a huge factor when it comes to picking your theme. Whether everyone is buying their bits or one person is paying, you’ll want to ensure it’s not too expensive. There are ways to do that by being crafty and even just toning down a theme to one of two items.

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