Hen Party Themes | 30 Favourite Affordable Ideas for 2024

Hen Party Themes

Our top tips for choosing a theme for your hen, fox, hag or sten party celebrations in 2024.

The nearlywed person is obviously the most important person to consider, so have a chat and see if they have any ideas of what the would like to do.  What are they obsessed with?  What are they into? These are the questions you should be asking.

If they are unsure or wants a surprise, gather a small group and come up with several suggestions.  Don’t get everyone involved at this stage as they say, “too many cooks spoil the broth”.  Or set up a Chat group and make a pole and then just pick the most popular one.

You need to consider the budget of your party, some themes can easily be mocked together with clothing and things you already have.  If you’re pushing the boat out, then of course there are plenty of costumes and accessories you can order online.

Back to School:  This would work so well for an afternoon of sports day games.  Just think of when you wore your long sock with your “too short” school skirts, undone ties, with pig tails and plaits galore!   This would be so much fun competing against each other with the three-legged, wheelbarrow or egg and spoon race.  Throw in a game of dodgeball and hopscotch too!

Barbie:  Very popular now, embracing glitz and glamour and everything pink!  Get ready to turn back time to the colourful era of the 90s! It’s no surprise that girls are getting all nostalgic and throwing their very own Barbie-themed bashes. When better to embrace the pink-tastic world of Barbie than during your hen party, surrounded by your closest friends? So, dust off your pink dresses and get ready to party like Barbie herself!

Last Rodeo:  A spirited western-themed celebration.  This lively theme embraces elements such as cowgirl boots, hats, denim, and toe-tapping country music matched with your BBQ favourites, cowgirl cocktails and games like horseshoe tossing and lassoing.  Decorations – Cow print items, pink feathers, and coordinating cowgirl hats to enhance the festive ambiance. So, grab your boots and hats, and saddle up for a wild ride!

Abba:  A great theme for mixed ages, who doesn’t love Abba!  Encourage guests to dress up in 70’s-inspired disco outfits. Maybe theme the Hen Party around the movie “Mamma Mia” think about including feather boas, flares and glittery makeup.  A fun-filled celebration honouring the bride-to-be with a retro twist!

Something the colour of:  Cost friendly, simple but effective, everyone wears the chosen colour for the weekend or big night out.

Boho Chic: Embrace free-spirited vibes with a bohemian-themed hen party. Create a cozy atmosphere with floor cushions, dream catchers, and fairy lights. Set up a DIY flower crown station, enjoy the sunshine with a relaxed outdoor picnic or even a tarot card reading session. Don’t forget the acoustic guitar for some chill vibes!

Spice Girls:  Spice up your life with a Spice Girls-themed hen party! Dress up as your favourite Spice Girl, have a dance-off to all of their hits, and indulge in themed cocktails like “Wannabe Margaritas” and “Spicy Shots.” Don’t forget to strike a pose for some 90s-inspired photo ops!

Where’s Wally / Wenda:  Decked out in Wally’s or Wenda’s signature red-and-white striped shirt, glasses, and beanie, you’ll steal the spotlight and add a playful twist to the Hen Party Fun. While Wally may hog the limelight, you’ll be the undeniable star of the show, embodying Wenda’s charm and wit. Plus you’ll never have any trouble rounding up you party crew at the end of the night!

Britney Bash:   Hit me, baby, one more time with a Britney Spears-themed hen party!  Dress in iconic Britney outfits, dance to her greatest hits, and recreate her music videos with karaoke and dance-offs. Serve up Britney-themed cocktails and have a blast reliving the 90s pop sensation.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Hangout:  Transport yourselves to the wizarding world with a Harry Potter-themed hen party. Sort guests into houses, don wizard robes, and enjoy magical activities like potion making, wand crafting, and a game of Quidditch. Serve up Butterbeer and indulge in Hogwarts-inspired treats.

Cheerleader Craze:   Who wouldn’t love a cheerleader-themed hen party! Dress in pom-poms and uniforms, learn cheer routines, and create spirited games like cheer-off competitions and pyramid building. Complete the experience with cheerleader-themed cocktails and snacks.

Army Girls:  Get ready for a mission to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last tour of duty.  Suit up in your best camouflage attire, everyone should have something they could use in their wardrobe.  After your camouflage makeover (camouflage face paint and tattoos) enjoy a military-style book camp or tactical games like paintball or create a challenging assault course.

Hollywood Glamour:  Roll out the red carpet and embrace the glitz and glam of Hollywood for your hen party. Encourage guests to dress as their favourite movie stars or in classic ball gowns. Set up a photo booth with props inspired by iconic films and serve cocktails named after famous celebrities. Finish the night with a movie marathon of chick flicks or classic Hollywood films.

Baywatch:  Make waves at your Baywatch-themed hen party!  Embrace the iconic red swimsuits, whistle, and fun blowup lifeguard accessories for a day of evening of fun. Channel your inner lifeguard as you hit the beach, play beach games, and soak up the sun. With beachside cocktails and Baywatch-inspired activities, it’s a celebration that’s sure to be a splash. With games like Volleyball, Lifeguard Relays, Limbo or Hula Hoop Contests this is a sure winner!

Oktoberfest:   Prost to the bride-to-be with an Oktoberfest-themed hen party! Dress in dirndls and lederhosen, enjoy traditional German beer and pretzels, and dance to oompah music. Set up beer tasting stations and challenge guests to a stein-holding competition.

Tropical Paradise:  Transform your party venue into a tropical oasis with palm leaves, fruity cocktails, and vibrant floral decorations. Think Hawaiian shirts, flower leis, and grass skirts. Set up a DIY cocktail bar with exotic drinks and indulge in tropical-themed games like limbo and pineapple bowling and don’t forget the glitter station.

Toy Story Adventure:  Take a trip to infinity and beyond with a Toy Story-themed hen party! Dressing up as your favourite characters will have everyone in stitches, play Toy Story trivia games, and enjoy themed cocktails like “Buzz Lightyear Blasters” and “Woody’s Whiskey Sours.” Don’t forget to set up a photo booth with Toy Story props for memorable snapshots.

Gatsby Glamour:  Step back into the roaring 20s with a Great Gatsby-inspired hen party. Encourage your guests to dress in flapper dresses and dapper suits. Decorate with gold and black accents, feathers, and art deco motifs, whilst enjoying champagne towers and jazz music.

Hen Fest Extravaganza:  Create your very own music festival with a Hen Fest-themed party. Set up tents, decorate with flower crowns and festival flags, and enjoy live music or a DIY karaoke stage. Serve up festival-inspired food and drinks and enjoy the outdoors with lawn games and camping vibes.

Game of Thrones:  Dress as your favourite characters, participate in Westeros-inspired games and challenges, and enjoy themed cocktails like “Dragon’s Breath” and “White Walker Whiskey.” Set up a photo booth with Iron Throne props for epic snapshots.

Alice in Wonderland:   Fall down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland-themed hen party!  There are some many eccentric and unique characters for you to dress up as.   Who would you choose? Alice, The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts?  Games – Croquet with Flamingo Mallets, White Rabbit Obstacle Course, Mad Hatter’s Hat Making and don’t forget the Mad Hatters Tea Party.

Gangster Girl Gathering:  Go back in time to the roaring twenties with a gangster-themed hen party! Dress in flapper dresses and pinstripe suits, play casino games like poker and blackjack, and enjoy prohibition-era cocktails.

Something that begins with:  Give your party goers a bit more flexibility with this theme, where everyone chooses something “that begins with …..”  the bride-to-be’s chosen letter. Everyone can get imaginative with this budget friendly theme.

Vintage Tea Party:  Transport your guests to an elegant era with a vintage tea party theme. Decorate with delicate china, lace tablecloths, and floral arrangements. Serve a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of teas. Add a touch of nostalgia with vintage games like croquet or a hat-making station.

Disney:  Let your inner child shine with a Disney-themed hen party! Dress as your favourite Disney characters, sing along to classic Disney songs, and indulge in themed cocktails and treats. Set up a Disney movie marathon and enjoy a night filled with magic and nostalgia.

Hollywood Glamour:  Roll out the red carpet and embrace the glitz and glam of Hollywood for your hen party. Encourage guests to dress as their favourite movie stars or in classic black-tie attire. Set up a photo booth with props inspired by iconic films and serve cocktails named after famous celebrities. Finish the night with a movie marathon of chick flicks or classic Hollywood films.

Around the World Adventure: Take your guests on a journey around the world without leaving the party venue. Decorate each area with a different country theme, from vibrant Mexican fiesta to elegant Parisian soirée. Serve a variety of international cuisines and drinks, and entertain guests with cultural activities like salsa dancing, Bollywood dance lessons, or Japanese origami workshops.

Festival Frenzy:  Capture the spirit of a music festival with a fun and vibrant hen party theme. Deck out your venue with colourful bunting, flower crowns, and boho-inspired decor. Set up DIY stations for festival essentials like face painting, flower crown making, and temporary tattoos. Create a playlist of your favourite festival anthems and dance the night away under a canopy of fairy lights.

Witches and Wizards Whirlwind:  Cast a spell with a witches and wizards-themed hen party! Dress in mystical attire, brew potions, and participate in magical activities like wand making and spell casting. Enjoy themed cocktails like “Witch’s Brew” and “Wizard’s Whiskey” and embrace the enchantment of the night.

Granny Rave:  Turn back time with a granny rave-themed hen party! Dress in eccentric outfits – head scarves, thick white tights and a large bag for granny bashing.  Dance to old-school rave tunes, and enjoy nostalgic activities like bingo and knitting. Serve up retro cocktails and embrace the quirky vibes of a granny rave revival.

Circus Extravaganza:  Run away to the circus with a circus-themed hen party! Dress in circus attire like ringmasters and clowns, enjoy circus performances and games. Think of juggling, ring tossing, low tightrope walking or even a coconut shy stand and don’t forget some carnival treats like popcorn and cotton candy.

Pirates:  Set sail for adventure with a pirate-themed hen party! Dress in pirate attire, enjoy pirate-themed games and challenges – treasure hunt, Walk the plank whilst enjoying rum cocktails and seafood delights.

Moulin Rouge:  You can really go to town with a Moulin Rouge-themed hen party! Dress in glamorous cabaret attire – Black and Gold Corsets and Bustiers, feather boas and swanky shawls, fishnet stockings and garters and lace-timmed gloves, top hats and fascinators – can-can dancing and indulge in French cuisine and cocktails.

Under the Sea:  Dive into an oceanic adventure with an under the sea-themed hen party! Dress as mermaids and sea creatures, decorate with shells and blue hues, and enjoy seafood dishes and ocean-inspired cocktails.