Creative Hen Party Themes

Hen Party

A well-chosen theme can make a huge difference with a hen party, taking it from a standard night out to an unforgettable celebration. There are many options to choose from, some perhaps more original and creative than others, but a lot of the classics are still great options with good reason! Here are a few of our favourite ideas.


A floral theme is completely classic and perfectly suited for pre-wedding celebrations. If you’re hosting the hen party, you can have a lot of fun decorating with colourful flowers, plus they can be incorporated into your outfits very easily. Creating your own flower crowns can even be a fun activity to do as part of the day’s events.


Something a little more fun and suited for going out for a night on the town may be your own creative twist on a nautical theme. You can go for the more dressed-up sailor costume look, or be more casual with a blue colour scheme and a few accessories.


A simple but really fun theme that can work with almost any kind of day or night out is a glitter theme! Get everyone to dress up and accessorise with glittery dresses, jewellery and anything else you can get hold of. This also makes getting ready part of the celebrations, plus it’s easy for everyone to join in – you can accessorise with glitter anywhere from your shoes to your hair!

Classic Films

Choose one of the bride’s favourite films and base the hen party theme around it for a truly unique event. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a real classic choice since it allows everyone to make use of their favourite LBD and accessorise with over-the-top jewellery. Whichever classic movie you choose, make sure everyone sticks to the theme somehow – you may even want to assign people different characters!

Costume Party

Not too bothered about making your hen party a classy affair? If all you want to do is have fun on a night out, there’s nothing better than an old-fashioned costume party. Choose a loose theme or just let people’s imaginations run wild! Sometimes the most fun is had by decking everyone out in all the classic tacky hen night accessories, including “L” plates, tiaras, veils and the rest.

Unique Bar Crawl Ideas

London, UK - April 12, 2006: Inside view of a public house, known as pub, for drinking and socializing, is the focal point of the community, Pub business, now about 53,500 pubs in the UK, has been declining every year.

One enduring classic when it comes to stag parties is the classic bar crawl. They’re always memorable (even if it’s for the wrong reasons) and if it all goes well you’ll wish you could repeat the experience – just be careful of doing it too many times. The same old route can get stale after a while and the parties blur into one. Maybe for your stag night, it’s worth getting a little more creative? Here are some theme ideas from across the UK to give you some inspiration.

Seven-legged bar crawl

An annual tradition among Nottingham University students, this bar crawl is a century-old tradition. A team of seven is required to play – one to get the drinks in at the bar, and the rest tied together by the legs into one long, sideways, increasingly inebriated conga line. Matching fancy dress costumes for the entire group are compulsory, and raising funds for charity in the process is encouraged. Ideal for a stag party!

Monopoly pub crawl

The classic Monopoly board covers 26 London locations, and now you can embark on an ambitious bar crawl that stops at every single one, taking you from the morning right through to the late evening. Amazingly, there is a pub at least just around the corner, if not on every road and station in the game.

Real ale railway pub crawl

This unique journey around some of Yorkshire’s most famous real ale-serving pubs is a little more manageable, featuring only six stops. On the other hand, you might struggle to fit in any more since you’re travelling by steam train between each one. This hugely popular pilgrimage is the perfect choice for a relaxed and interesting stag weekend that’s still focused on drinking and having fun, as per tradition.

The 3 Ultimate Stag Party Destinations

enjoy your stag party with beer for less than £1!

If you’re supporting the happy couple by taking on the role of best man, one of your traditional duties is going to be organising the stag party. Of course there are all the basic essentials for your trip, from deciding on the ultimate guest list to getting your cheap holiday t shirts printed (a useful way of making sure everyone sticks together that also doubles as a lasting souvenir of the night!). Next on the list, though, is deciding where exactly you’re going to end up. If you want to leave the UK for your trip, here are some of the best destinations.

Prague – The Best Value Option

One of the best stag do locations in Europe without a doubt, Prague is perfect because it’s packed with activities, culture and vibrant nightlife, but it’s also one of the cheapest places to go out drinking. A beer will cost well under £1 so your budget can go an extremely long way. You can even head to the Prague Beer Museum – don’t worry, it’s actually just a pub with an amazing selection of pints on offer. (more…)

Top 5 Hen Party Destinations


When planning a hen night that everyone in the bridal party is going to enjoy and remember (even if it is a bit of a blur), you’ll want to consider some ideas that are a cut above going to the local pub for a few bottles of wine. Booking a hen party away can be a great idea to make everything for exciting. The jet-setting Sex and the City style getaway might seem like a great idea, but it can be hard to narrow down all the choices available. Here are some of our favourite destinations for a hen party away from home.

1) Paris

It couldn’t be easier to get to, being less than an hour away by plane and only a little longer on the Eurostar. It’s also easy to find cheap accommodation that’s close to the centre of the cultural capital, or you could go for a higher end luxury hotel. It’s perfect whether you want to make use of the fashion outlets for shopping or a great night out at the many bars and restaurants on offer. (more…)

Top gift ideas for a stag night


Whether you’re organising a stag do, coming along for the ride or can’t actually make it in time for the party, it might be a good idea to come up with a stag night gift idea that’s original and sure to be appreciated. Luckily we have compiled this list of ideas based on the different categories of gifts you’ll probably come across in your search.

Ever noticed how the vast majority of guy-friendly gifts tend to focus around beer, or at least some form of alcohol? We’re not actually complaining or suggesting there isn’t a very good reason for this, but sometimes it can be exhausting looking through the same old stuff. If this is the ideal category for the stag in your case, however, there are some high class options to choose from online. Why not go for a personalised bottle of your friend’s favourite spirit, for example, with a professionally printed personalised label on a bottle of top quality vodka or gin? (more…)

Great hen night gift ideas


Whether you’re thinking of gifts for the bride-to-be that she can enjoy long after her wedding day, or novelty gifts that are more designed for the party itself, we have plenty of experience shopping around for the best hen party gift ideas. Here are some of our favourite options that are guaranteed to go down well at the hen party.

Personalised books of all kinds are normally a very good choice. If you want to get in early and give the future bride a useful gift to help out with her wedding plans, a great choice might be a personalised engagement notebook to help keep track of all the necessary arrangements. You can even buy personalised hen party guest books to record and keep messages from everyone who attends which will be a future treasured possession. After the night out you might want to put together a customised photo album documenting the party, too. (more…)

6 Great Ideas For A Hen Party


Looking for a completely original idea for a hen party that’s a cut above crawling between local bars in a flashing headband and a wine-stained L-plate? We thought you might be, so we’ve compiled this list of six excellent, high class ideas that will add a modern twist to your fun before the big day.

1) Wedding Hat Making Class

This is really effective since you’re basically able to kill two birds with one stone! Cut out the hassle of buying a hat for the big day (on top of everything else the bride and the bridesmaids have to deal with) and make your own with the help of a designer hat making course, including celebratory drinks and snacks!

2) Themed Dance Class

Covering everything from Beyoncé’s music video choreography to routines from iconic musicals, there are studios around the UK offering excellent group dance classes that will give you the skills you need to show off as a group on the wedding dancefloor.


The Origins of Hen (and Stag) Parties


Hen and stag parties are extremely widespread in UK culture now, and it might seem strange if a couple were getting married and decided not to have either one to wish the bride and groom well on their respective last nights of freedom. However, nowadays these parties are often associated with getting drunk, partying hard and being as rebellious as possible. Does this sound like something that’s been going on for hundreds of years?

Well, surprisingly to most perhaps, the concept has actually been around for a very long time, and the names hen and stag have also been used to mean the bride-to-be and groom-to-be for almost as long. So where did these turns of phrase originate from? (more…)

Hen Party Essentials


If you’re in charge of organising a night out for the bride-to-be, there’s a lot to think about! Many people actually look forward to the hen night almost as much as the wedding itself, and if you’re the one tasked with organising the night you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with options. Fortunately we have this definitive list of essential items that will see you through whatever the hen party turns into.

1) Costumes

It’s pretty much a given that a theme for your costumes will get everyone in the right mood, and give you a great excuse to spend time together getting ready and having fun before the night begins. Go as crazy as you’re comfortable with!

2) Accessories

As well as the classic L-plates, tiaras and veils for the bride, you need to make sure everyone is coordinated! Having matching hen night accessories is a must, whether it’s sunglasses, hats, or personalised t-shirts and costumes. (more…)