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 must please many 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 research or brainstorm, 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, and 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 in our comfy clothes, so a pyjama party would be great if you plan on relaxing for your celebration! Even better if you get 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? It is an easy colour everyone can wear and is perfect for a girl’s night out. There are many shades of pink, too, so a fun idea would be to ensure 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 in a striped top with a hat and glasses.

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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 everyone knows 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 tassel boots and prepare for the ultimate showdown. It would be great if you have an activity where you can go head to head against each other! Cowboys Vs Indians.

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8. Grease - Pink Ladies

The original and extremely famous group of girls, the Pink Ladies. It is 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 will be the perfect option if you want to add some style and class to your hen party theme.

Try our Madonna Dance Class

10. Michael Jackson

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! It's a great chance to take some amazing photos if you're looking for a festive theme with 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 to complete tasks and find 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 don't 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.

3. 1960s

If you are after peace & love, get out your psychedelic patterns and get groovy for a fun weekend 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 rockers, so you can get as creative as you want 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 left behind with this hen party theme.

Try our Kisstory Dance Class | Boy Band

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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 happen, but it is a great hen party theme if you want 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 memes 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. Including some flower power into your themed hen do outfits is fun. It is fun for the whole 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 great.

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5. Clowns

Of course, this is only good if nobody in your group fears 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 a pair of wings, wear your outfit, and make the town your catwalk! It's best for summer celebrations or going somewhere warm because you'll be scantily clad ladies.

Get creative with our Knicker Making

7. Horse Racing Jockeys

Get dressed up in different bright colours, wearing full knee-height boots. Don't forget to take the whip out at 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

Everyone has wanted to be a Disney princess ever since they were a little girl, so why not make the weekend 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 want that different take on the Disney theme, some Disney villains will be great! Think evil queens.

10. Barbie

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

Explore our Ultimate Barbie Hen Party guide

11. The Powerpuff Girls

Blossom Buttercup and Bubbles, the famous 3. It's 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 favourite 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 perfect if you want an out-of-this-world outfit. Keep an eye out for Roger!

14. St Patrick's Day

Are any Irish girls celebrating their weekend near St Patrick's 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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It's classy but packs a punch. There are many daytime hen party activities and 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 and straw skirts out, 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, bold, and 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 80's Dance Class

3. Dress as your Other Half

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

4. Food & Drink

Are you a group of foodies? If so, 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 if you go down the road as a walking buffet!

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Unusual Hen Party Ideas

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 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

It is 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, 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

It's a funny one, which is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Get dressed up in geeky bad clothes and glasses. It doesn't cost much; 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 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 a Christmas jumper may be the perfect option if you aren’t feeling a full-on Santa suit. 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, so if your weekend celebrations are during these months, 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 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 glamorous outfit, and you are good to go.

Quick idea - Get some masks of the groom!

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3. All Things Glitter

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, which 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. King's Birthday

Ah, the Kings’s Birthday; depending on which one your celebration is near, you could all dress up as His Majesty for your celebrations.

King Charles has had a bundle of great looks in his 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 likely wear 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

Vintage is a timeless hen do fancy dress theme that everyone knows and loves. The dresses and accessories always look great, 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!

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2. The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby was known for its glitz 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, it would be great to dress up in this famous era with amazing outfits.

3. Flowers

We’ve seen the trend with weddings over the past year; flowers are everywhere, and if you plan 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 everyone loves. 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 plans 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 mythical creature? This could be by simply going out with your own unicorn horn or 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 know the colours, so if you have an artistic girl on your hands, 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 animal print item? Think leopard skin, leather, and faux fur coats.

8. Toga Party 

A toga is simple but effective and will probably save you 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 into bad influencers and 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 feathers and dress like 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 group member to different characters. 

13. SuperHeroes

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

14. Friends

It is 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 coffee (Expresso Martinis), and take 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 perfect for dressing up as a Bavarian Bierkeller. Grab yourself some Lederhosen and a white shirt, and you are ready.

Hen Party Fancy Dress Do's & Don'ts

Is your group choosing to have a hen party with fancy dress to make it more exciting and fun? If so, consider a few dos and don’ts before hitting the town. Fancy dress is like marmite; you either love or hate the idea. 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 consider everyone’s ideas and try to choose a theme that everyone feels comfortable wearing.

DO: Commit

If you’re dressing up as part of a group, ensure 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 officers will look strange and 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, look no further than your local charity shop. You may not think it’s the most glamorous 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 a Fancy Dress

Before you have even decided on your chosen fancy dress, you must be fully aware of your plans while in your fancy dress. It’s always a great idea to wait and enjoy the hen party fancy dress when 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 just for a bit of fun, you probably won’t wear it again. So we highly suggest that you DIY where you can as much as possible, whether it is making your outfit or just creating your prop or accessory to go with your costume. 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 choosing a theme, but think about it properly before making a final decision.

DON'T: Leave it Last Minute

Leaving it at the last minute can often end you up with a terrible costume. Although we realise that sometimes you can simply be too busy, bad planning can come at a cost. Thinking of a theme in advance allows everyone to develop 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 an 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 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,, you could all stand out by wearing all white. An obvious clue is 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 are 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, 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

Dress-up themes are one of the most effective ideas for throwing a memorable hen party. 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 just to 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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