The hen party is a great opportunity for the bride to gather round with her nearest and dearest (apart from the groom, of course) and celebrate the upcoming wedding. Make it a night to remember with one of our classy hen party themes.
Questions to ask before picking a theme
Do you have to have one?
No. You don’t have to have a theme but it can make the whole event a bit more fun and makes it easier to decide on what to do for the decor, as well as the dress code, food and activities.
Will the bride enjoy it?
This is probably one of the biggest things to consider. If the bride will hate it (and you still want to be on speaking terms later) you should probably consider choosing something else to keep the peace. It’ll make the hen do more fun for everyone.
Will everyone else enjoy it?
Don’t neglect the guests when planning the hen do. They need to have fun, especially if they are having to put money into it. If the bride sees all her friends and family having a great time, she’s way more likely to enjoy it too.
Is it affordable?
This is the other big question. Whether everyone is chipping in or it’s going to be just one person paying, you need to make sure that there will be enough in the budget for what you want. Most things can be toned down and there are many ways of doing things if you are thrifty or crafty. Now onto our classy hen party themes…
Fashion-themed classy hen party ideas
Tuxedo hen party
You and the girls could probably any of the many classy hen do themes so why not try something a little different and wear tuxedos instead? They look amazing and if you’re into hats, you can pair it with a top hat to finish it off. Then hit the town! Don’t forget, just because you in a tux, doesn’t mean you have to leave the heels at home!
The Little Black Dress or LBD is a classic look for a hen party and it’s very hard not to look glamorous in the LBD so it’s perfect for brides (and bridal parties) who aren’t into L-plates and sashes. Though these could be added later. Take those amazing dresses out for cocktails or to see a show.
Era-themed classy hen party ideas
There are so many ways to be classy with a Great Gatsby theme and you can take the iconic drinking image to be part of your night by recreating it and seeing who can do the best version. You can then either go out or decorate a hen party venue to look like one of their parties.
Vintage hen dos are super classy and you can easily combine your outfits, decorations and activities to make it all go together nicely. Rent some vintage cars and take your bride for afternoon tea with vintage china and get some photographs of you all looking amazing.
Item or activity-themed classy hen parties
Show off your inner sparkle with some glitter. If you want to make this stay as a classy hen party theme, don’t go to crazy. A little glitter eyeliner and a sparkly dress will go a long way. Don’t forget that you can make the decorations glittery and even add edible glitter to the cocktails.
If your bride is a fan of flower power, then flowers may be the theme for you. You can wear flowery dresses, put flowers in your hair and use them as decoration. For a crafty night, you could even bake with edible flowers or shape icing into flowers.
Treat your bride like the queen she is with some pampering at the spa. You can all get together in your fluffy robes and relax together. The best part is that you can all give yourselves some TLC at the same time so everyone can enjoy this one.
These classy hen party themes can all be adapted for your budget and the preferences of the bride. Just remember that the important part is that you all get to spend some quality time together. At Milton Hill, we have a venue to hire in Oxford that is perfect for hen parties in the Oxfordshire area so make sure you take a look at what we can offer you. Get in touch today!