Your Hen Party is the perfect excuse to glam up and hit the town in all your finery – or is it? More and more hen parties are shunning little black dresses and high heels for more unusual attire. Fancy dress is a lot of fun, especially if you give your outfit some thought or come up with an exciting theme. Want to ditch the pink tutu and L-plates for something more imaginative? Check out these fab fancy dress hen party ideas.
Transform your last night of freedom into the night of the living dead. Glamorous but with added gore, your zombie hen party is easily achieved with some face paint and splashes of fake blood. For more ambitious brides, get creative with missing limbs and strategically-placed creepy crawlies. Give club goers a scare or gorge yourself on gummy worms on your Ultimate Night In hen party.
Become caped crusaders for the day on an action-packed adventure. Adrenaline-fuelled activities like paintballing and laser tag are a lot more fun if you pretend you’re saving the world. Plus, as there seems to be a new superhero movie in the cinema every month, there’s plenty of inspiration – whether your go as Wonder Woman or create your own super persona. Lycra is optional.
Not many brides-to-be decide to dress up like chickens for their hen party, even though it makes perfect sense. Of course, there are finer fowl to mimic than the humble hen. From colourful parrots and peacocks to flamboyant flamingos, your flock will definitely turn heads. Decide on one breed or let your ladies’ creative streaks shine through with their own bird-themed costumes.
80s film characters
Love or hate the 80s, you can’t deny this decade produced some cult classics at the cinema. Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and E.T. all appeared on the big screen back then – pay homage to your favourite characters with 80s film-inspired fancy dress. Don’t just get your ideas from the humans. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Gremlins are both 80s films so have some fun with fake fur and pointy ears.
Of course, no list of fancy dress hen party ideas is complete with a vintage theme. Grab some red lipstick, pin curl your hair and relive the glamour of a bygone era. Why not complete the experience with a burlesque dance class or cabaret evening? Decked at in retro attire, you definitely look the part and feel fabulous.
If you've got the fancy dress idea sorted but are struggling to find a fitting hen party activity why not give our Party Planners a call on 01159 415 282 to discuss your ideas?
Author: Hannah Brookes