80 Hen Party Theme Ideas

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We have compiled a list of 80 unique hen party theme ideas with matching hen do activities. Including hen do fancy dress ideas, classy hen night themes and traditional black & white ideas.


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How to Choose the Perfect Hen Party Theme

Planning a hen party can be tricky when you have to please so many different interests! Everyone has their idea of the perfect hen bash and it can feel impossible to please everyone.

The good news is hen party themes are super varied, so you’re sure to find something that appeals to every hen. Whether they want something classy, funny, unique or even classic, if you do some research or brainstorm together, you’ll come up with hen party themes they all love!

Classic Hen Do Themes

1. Traditional

Traditional hen party accessories are everywhere, the L plates, sashes, badges, tiaras, the lot. You name it each member of the group will be wearing it. It’s tacky but let’s be honest everyone loves it and it makes it obvious to everyone else that you are out on the celebration!

2. Pyjama Party

We girls love lounging about in our comfy clothes so if you are planning on relaxing for your celebration a pyjama party would be great! Even better if you got personalised or matching pyjamas for all the girls in your group! 

Try our Mobile Pamper Party | Yoga

3. Pink

Pink to make the boys wink for one last night of freedom, right ladies? An easy colour that everyone can wear and is perfect for a girl’s night out. There are a huge variety of different shades of pink too so a fun idea would be to make sure each person in your group is in a different shade!

Try our Grease Dance Class

4. Where's Wally

Simple but effective. The Where’s Wally theme would be a great idea if you are enjoying some sort of treasure hunt. As we all know the Where’s Wally character is someone that is in a striped top with a hat and glasses.

5. School Girls

Bring out your inner Britney Spears with the back-to-school hen party theme. We are thinking of pleated skirts, white shirts and ties. You could even put your hair in pigtails for an added extra!

Try our Old School Sports Day

6. Playboy Bunnies

A classic that is known by everyone is the Playboy Bunnies, the perfect sexy-themed hen party outfit that will make a statement during your celebration.

Try our Art of Seduction hen party

7. Cowboys & Indians

Grab your cowboy hats and your tassel boots and get ready for the ultimate showdown. Would be great if you have an activity where you can go head to head against each other! Cowboys Vs Indians.

Play some Archery Battle Zone Tag |  Nerf Wars

8. Grease - Pink Ladies

The original and extremely famous group of girls, the Pink Ladies. The perfect attire for your group of girls during the celebration and the outfit is pretty simple.

Try our Grease Dance Hen Party

9. Madonna - Like a Virgin

The queen of pop herself would be the perfect option to go for if you are wanting to add some style and class to your hen party theme.

Try our Madonna Dance Class

10. Michael Jackson

Now we have spoken about the queen of pop but what about King Michael Jackson? Again his Thriller iconic outfits are known by everyone and would make a great hen party theme.

Try our Thriller Dance Class Hen Party

11. Christmas Theme - Naughty Elves

Sticking with Christmas, naughty elves are always a great shout! Great chance to take some amazing photos. If you're looking for a festive theme with a bit of a sexy twist (because who wants a night out dressed as Santa?) naughty elves are the way to go.

12. Easter Bunnies

A classic during the Easter period would be Easter bunnies, grab yourselves some ears and a pom-pom tail and you can be on your way.

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Life Drawing Hen Party

Treat yourself to some eye candy as you and the girls get to sketch a fully nude male model!

Smartphone City Treasure Hunt

Work together completing tasks and finding clues around the city to win the hunt!

Dreamboys Show

A classic staple, watch some hunks get their kit off with a meet & greet at the end of the strip show!

Decades Themes

1. 1990s

Think hip-hop, street dancing, boom box, everybody loves the 90s with some things trending nowadays! Mom jeans, chokers, check, think Cher from clueless vibes. The 90s-themed parties dont have to be tacky!

Try our 90s Dance Class

2. 1920s

Dig out your pearls and feather boas for a 1920s-themed party. It is a classic that everybody loves and the perfect way to dress up glam as though you are from a different era.

Try our Charleston Dance Class | 1920s Flapper Headband Making

3. 1960s

If you are after peace & love, get out your psychedelic patterns and get groovy for a weekend of fun with the soon-to-be-wed.

4. 1970's

Put your dancing shoes on for a night on the dance floor with the 1970s-themed party. Luckily for you flares are back in so all you need to get yourselves is a sparkly top and a disco ball and you are good to go.

5. 1980s

The 80s were known for their neon, mods and their rockers so you can get as creative as you want with this depending on what suits your group the most! Think Madonna and Bon Jovi.

Try our 80s Dance Class | Dodgeball

6. 2000s/The Noughties

The 2000s were known for their velour tracksuits, low-cut jeans and miniskirts. And it is a great way to relive your younger years by bringing back the trends that have been left behind with this hen party theme.

Try our Kisstory Dance Class | Boy Band

Funny Ideas for Hen Do Themes

1. Grannies

This can be a joke where you all dress up like grannies as once the soon-to-be wed ties the knot she won’t be going out again. Of course, we are sure that won’t be the case but it is a great hen party theme if you are wanting to make some memories and have a laugh.

2. Social Memes

If you use social media 9 out of 10 times you will probably see some sort of meme on your screen. So why not dress up as your bride-to-be's favourite one, whatever that may be? It would be a great inside joke that you can all laugh about.

3. Hippy

Keep the positivity flowing throughout the weekend by adding a hippy theme to your day. It is a fun way to include some flower power into your themed hen do outfits. And fun for all the group to get involved in especially if your chosen activity could be linked with it.

Get creative with our Jewellery Making | 60s Dance Class

4. Emojis

Sticking with the social media front, emojis are used everywhere and are great for expressing different feelings. So selecting some of your favourites and using them as your hen do theme would be a great idea.

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5. Clowns

Of course, this is only good if nobody in your group is afraid of clowns, otherwise, it becomes a horror theme! Unless you want the ultimate prank then you’ve got it!

Try our Goofy Games

6. Victoria's Secret Angels

On trend is Victoria's Secret angels, and who doesn't want to be a V angel for the night? Grab yourselves a pair of wings and put on your outfit and make the town your catwalk! Best for summer celebrations or if you're going somewhere warm because you're bound to be scantily clad ladies.

Get creative with our Knicker Making

7. Horse Racing Jockeys

Get dressed up in different bright colours wearing fulling knee height boots. Dont forget to take the whip out on the night as well. If you want to go all out (and add some humour to the evening) maybe purchase some inflatable horses to gallop into the night!

8. Disney Theme - Princesses

We’re sure everyone has wanted to be a Disney princess ever since they were a little girl so why not make the weekend be your chance? Grab your tiaras and celebrate marrying your prince charming.

Try our Disney Hen Dance Class

9. Disney Theme - Villians

And with the princesses come the villains. If you are wanting that different take on the Disney theme, then some Disney villains will be a great idea! Think evil queens.

10. Barbie

One of Kylie Jenner’s 2018 Halloween costumes was her as a Barbie doll and we are sure it is now something that everyone will get on board with especially for a celebration.

11. The Powerpuff Girls

Blossom Buttercup and Bubbles, the famous 3. The perfect way to dress up if you and the girls see yourself as these super-powered sisters.

If you're in a large group, dress as a few variations of the famous trio or even take inspiration from some of the famous bad guys they fought - we're thinking Mojo Jojo!

12. Minions

Perfect for big groups, the minion’s costume fancy dress only requires some denim dungarees and a yellow t-shirt. One of the simplest but unusual hen party themes on this list.

13. Jessica Rabbit

Although not a real celebrity, Jessica Rabbit is iconic. Her long red locks and sparkly red dress are the perfect combinations if you are wanting an out-of-this-world outfit. Keep an eye out for Roger!

14. St Patricks Day

Do we have any Irish girls celebrating their weekend near St Patricks Day? Why not transform yourselves into a group of Leprechauns for the celebrations?

Match with Irish Dancing in Dublin | Smartphone Hen Pub Treasure Hunt

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Classy but packs a punch. Lost of daytime hen party activities and many independent bars to keep you girls happy all night!


This cosmopolitan city is the perfect place to enjoy some Spanish sun with all the hustle, bustle and activities of a built-up city.

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Known as the party capital of the North West of England, Liverpool has a lot to offer both in the day and after dark for a hen do.

Unique Hen Party Themes

1. Hawaiian

Get your leis out and your straw skirts and get ready to shake those hips for your Hawaiian theme. This is a really fun and classic one to include in your celebration.

Why not add some Naked Butlers too?

2. Neon

Stand out for your weekend by going with a neon theme. It's bright, it's bold, and it’s the perfect theme if you are a group of girls who are up for anything and just want to have some fun and make this experience one to remember.

Match with Glow Sports | 80's Dance Class

3. Dress as your Other Half

A funny choice if you are wanting to laugh! This could be a surprise you keep from the bride-to-be by turning up on the day dressed as her fiancé! It will be the perfect photo opportunity that we are sure the bride-to-be will not forget!

4. Food & Drink

Are you a group of foodies? If so, then dressing up as food might be the one for you! It’s great for having a laugh and creating memories. You may get a look or two though if you are going down the road as a walking buffet!

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5. Cabin Crew

Look brilliant, feel sexy and own the town. Virgin Airlines is always the top choice, wearing red. But you could make up your airline based on the bride-to-be's name. These outfits will catch everyone's eye, so make sure the bride-to-be loves the attention.

6. Hot Referees

For the sporty girls, why not try out something different with a referee hen party theme? Get some black and white striped tops, black shorts or skirts and a whistle.

Try our Bubble Mayhen | Dodgeball

7. Harry Potter

A loved book and film franchise that is huge everywhere and if you have an HP fan in your group it would be a great idea to get involved in dressing up, especially if your activity is Harry themed.

If you're a true fan, be sure to read our extensive guide on Harry Potter hen parties!

8. Clueless

If you're a true fan, read our extensive guide to Harry Potter hen parties.

9. Scooby Doo

Do your group see yourselves as the Mystery Inc. gang? If so why not dress up as the characters from Scooby-Doo and solve some crimes? Get dressed as each character and some villains.

Try out one of our Escape Rooms!

10. Ugly Betty

A funny one which is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Get dressed up in geeky bad clothes and glasses. Doesn't cost much and everyone in the group can pick from their wardrobe.

11. Lady Gaga

Another celeb who is known for her outfits is, of course, Lady Gaga! If you are after making a statement about what theme to go for this is the perfect one. Think strange and unusual - anything goes!

12. Christmas Theme

This one is pretty self-explanatory - If your weekend is during the festive period, this would be a great idea.

Try out our Christmas Treasure Hunt

13. Christmas Jumpers

But if you aren’t feeling a full-on Santa suit then a Christmas jumper may just be the perfect option. There are plenty of Xmas jumpers available now.


Pride holds a big place in some people’s lives and if that is the case for your group, then why not all dress up in the colours of the pride flag? We are sure it will make a big impact.

15. Valentine's

If your weekend falls near Valentine’s Day, why not be the angels of love with a bow and arrow? Especially since you are celebrating the soon to be wed tying the knot.

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16. Festival Theme Ideas

Summer is all about the festival life so if your weekend celebrations are during these months then a festival-themed hen party might be the perfect choice.

Some ideas for you:

  • Hog Roast
  • Hot Tub Hire
  • Live Music
  • Silent Discos

Not Tacky Hen Party Themes

1. The Kardashians

The Kardashians are known for their looks and their glamour so why not get dressed up to the nines and hit the town for an unforgettable weekend?

2. Masquerade

Instantly sexy from the fact that you are wearing a mask that disguises your identity. Put on your most glamourous outfit and you are good to go.

Quick idea - Get some masks of the groom!

3. All Things Glitter

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and that stays the same for your outfit. With the all-things glitter theme, you and the girls should dress to impress in your glitteriest outfit and have a weekend full of style, glam and perfect photo opportunities.

4. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is known for her white dress and tight curls and if your bride-to-be is a fan of the era and a lover of all things vintage then this theme would be great!

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5. Queen's Birthday

Ah the Queen’s Birthday, depending on which one your celebration is near you could all dress up as her majesty for your celebrations.

Queen Liz has had a bundle of great looks in her decades long reign in the UK, so pick your favourite colourful number and away you go.

6. Tuxedo

A controversial black-and-white hen party theme would be great for making a statement! Since the bride will more than likely be wearing a beautiful wedding dress on her special day it would be a laugh to dress up in a tuxedo for her celebrations.

Classy Hen Party Themes

1. Vintage

A timeless hen do fancy dress theme that everyone knows and loves is Vintage. The dresses and accessories are always a great look, even today which makes it a perfect idea for your party. And it is an easy one to get hold of some outfits for a hen party!

Try our Afternoon Tea | Charleston Dance

2. The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby was known for its glitz and its glamour and its book (or film adaption) is known by many. If you and the girls are fans of the 20s or even if just the bride-to-be is then it would be great to dress up in this famous era with amazing outfits to go with.

Try our 1920s Flapper Headband Making

3. Flowers

We’ve seen the trend with weddings over the past year, flowers are everywhere and if you are planning on going down the botanical theme for your wedding décor then why not continue it through your celebrations too?

Try our Flower Crown Making

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an iconic film that is loved by everyone. She is recognised as a fashion icon so who better to dress up as during your weekend than Audrey herself?

Hen Do Fancy Dress Ideas

1. Pirates

Ahoy there matey! Grab all of your girl crew and set sail on your weekend celebrations. Everyone can get on board with…literally. Just grab yourselves a parrot, an eye patch and some bandanas and you will be looking the part in no time.

2. Cheerleaders

Give me a H. Give me an E. Give me a N. What does that spell? HEN! Who doesn’t love cheerleaders? Bring out your inner Missy Pantone from Bring It On and cheer your way through the weekend!

Try our Cheerleading Dance Class

3. Army

Attention! Give the girls one epic idea by getting your camo out and ready for an active weekend. It is perfect if your group are planning on having a party full of fun and adventure where your army gear may be suitable attire.

Try our Battle Zone Archery Tag | Nerf Wars

4. Unicorns

Unicorns are everywhere this year so why not make a statement by turning into a group of the mythical creature? This could be by simply going out with your own unicorn horn on or going all out with a unicorn onesie. You could be as simple or crazy as this one.

Try our Goofy Games | Smartphone Hen Treasure Hunt

5. Angels & Devils

In every group, you can easily point out who the angel is and who the bad influence is. So the angels and devils idea would be a great laugh as you decide who will be dressing up as what. A great idea is putting the bride-to-be as a devil as the weekend is her final celebration of being single!

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6. Crayons

Something unique and fun would be a crayon hen party theme. We have all seen the costumes and we all know the colours so if you have got an artistic girl on your hands then crayons might be a good route to go down!

Match with our Body Painting | Hen Party Life Drawing

7. Safari

Animal print is all the rage at the moment you will find it in every shop on the high streets. So why not incorporate it into your weekend by each wearing at least one item of animal print? Think leopard skin, leather, and faux fur coats.

8. Toga Party 

A toga is simple but effective and will probably save you a lot of money. Instead of buying a costume you and the girls could work together with some bed sheets and make your own!

Get in your robes as the model De-Robes with our Life Drawing Hen Party

9. Sexy Doctors & Nurses

You can have a sexy version of almost anything these days but nurses will always be a classic that is easy to do for your whole group.

10. Cops & Robbers

Cops and robbers are a good way to split your group up into the bad influencers and the not-so-easily influenced. It will be a laugh for your entire group and a good photo opportunity.

11. Burlesque Dancers

Get out your showgirl costumes and your feathers and dress yourselves as though you are ready to perform your best burlesque dance.

Think feather boas, high heels, fans and big hair

Try our Burlesque Hen Party

12. Mr Men

Whether you fancy being Mr Men or a Little Miss this unusual hen party idea would be great as you can link each member of your group to different characters. 

13. SuperHeroes

Grab your cape and get ready to save the day by becoming a superhero! It is perfect if you have got yourself a Marvel lover who wants something different. Most websites will sell fancy dress costumes.

14. Friends

One of the best TV shows of all time and made household names of Joey, Chandler, Ross, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe. Book a large self-catering apartment in the city, go out for some coffee (expresso martinis) and take some classic friends photos in the park.

15. Spice Girls

Zig a zig ah your way through your night with this 90s hen party theme. The only real decision you need to make for this is what spice girl you will be. Sporty, Ginger, Posh, Baby and Scary.

Try our Spice Girls Dance Class

16. Oktoberfest - Bavarian Girls

This German festival is the perfect time to dress up as a Bavarian Bierkeller. Grab yourself some lederhosen and a white shirt and you are good to go.

Hen Party Fancy Dress Do's & Don'ts

Is your group choosing to have a hen party with fancy dress to make it that little bit more exciting and fun? If so, there are a few dos and don’ts you need to consider before hitting the town. Fancy dress is like marmite; you either love the idea or hate it. But we can make sure that your hen party fancy dress experience goes exactly as it should be doing all the research to make the hen weekend successful.  Here is our list of 10 dos & don’ts for party fancy dress to help you out.

DO: Be Creative

When it comes to fancy dress, always think outside the box. It’ll be fun for everyone to come together and brainstorm some new and original ideas even if it is the silliest thing you’ve heard of! Make sure you take everyone’s ideas into consi­dera­tion and try to choose a theme that everyone feels comfortable wearing.

DO: Commit

If you’re dressing up as part of a group, make sure everyone commits to their role. There is nothing worse than being the odd one out. Rocking up to a party dressed as an army cadet and the rest of the group dressed as police offers will not only look strange but could also cause upset. No one wants to stick out like a sore thumb!

DO: Use Charity shops (Upcycle)

If you’re dressing up on a budget, then look no further than your local charity shop. You may not think it’s the most glamourous idea but charity shops can be very useful. They can surprise you with many hidden gems that may be the answer to transforming you into your chosen character.

DO: Think About What Plans You Have Whilst in Fancy Dress

Before you have even decided on your chosen fancy dress you must be fully aware of what plans you have for whilst you’re in your fancy dress. It’s always a great idea to wait and enjoy the hen party fancy dress when you’re heading out for the all-important night out.

DO: DIY Where You Can

Nobody wants to spend £100+ on a fancy dress outfit right? Especially when it is overall just for a bit of fun, and you probably won’t be wearing it again. So we highly suggest that you DIY where you can as much as you can. Whether it is making your own outfit or just creating your own prop or accessory to go with your outfit. It is always a great way to make sure it is unique compared to other outfits you have seen in the past.

DON'T: Offend Others

Our main DON’T in our dos & don’ts for hen party fancy dress is offensive costumes. It may sound obvious to everyone when it comes to choosing a theme but make sure you think about it properly before making a final decision.

DON'T: Leave it Last Minute

Leaving it last minute can often end you up with a terrible costume. Although, we do realise that sometimes you can simply just be too busy but bad planning can come at a cost. Thinking of a theme in advance allows everyone to come up with original ideas and can be a fantastic, memorable experience.

DON'T: Wear Something That Could Cause Wardrobe Malfunctions

Make sure your hen party fancy dress outfit is comfortable, you can easily move about and you won’t end up in a situation that no guest wants to be in! The last thing you want is to be dancing the night away and then accidentally a part of your outfit rips in an awkward place…

DON'T: Leave Coloured Contacts In

Over the past few years, coloured contacts have been a pretty important aspect of any type of fancy dress. Although they are effective and something that most people use, it is important that you don’t leave coloured contacts in for a long period, or to sleep in.

DON'T: Don’t Lose Your Fellow Gals

Our final addition to our dos & don’ts for party fancy dress list is to stick together. On a night out things can get a bit wild after one too many drinks, so make sure you stick together as a group to avoid any upsets or accidents. 

Hen Party Fancy Dress Do's & Don'ts

Black and White Hen Party Theme Ideas

1. All White

And if a tuxedo isn’t your thing instead you could all stand out by wearing all white. An obvious clue that you are celebrating and the bride-to-be could even wear a veil as a finishing touch. Think of it as practice for the big day.

2. James Bond Girls - 007

Add some action to your weekend with the 007 hen party theme. Would you go as bond yourself or do you fancy yourself as a bond girl that is the question. This black and white theme would also be suitable for a sten do. The lads as James Bond villains and the ladies as bond girls!

3. Little Black Dress

A simple idea that everybody would be on board with. If your group aren’t big fans of dressing up, then this glitz and glam hen party theme is for them. Just get out your LBDs from your wardrobe and dance the night away.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to throwing a memorable hen party, dress-up themes are one of the most effective ideas. Having guests come dressed in certain themes - like movie characters or 80s glam - can create a lot of laughs and even some competition for who can wear the best outfit! For example, you could have everyone go as their favourite superhero or dress like their teenage self.

Another idea, if you want to keep it simpler and easier, is to just have everyone dress up fancy but with one common item, like headbands or feathers. This can turn the hen party into part fashion show and all your guests will enjoy the special memories your party provides. Dress-up themes are great hen party ideas that will guarantee a good time.

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