So, your best friend’s gotten engaged. As her bestie, you’ve been given the important job of being her maid of honour. You’ll be helping her plan the wedding, taking her to her bridal fittings, and providing as much emotional support as you can throughout the crazy wedding process.
During all this hustle and bustle it’s important that you don’t forget about throwing her hen party. They’re easy enough to plan once you’ve got a theme in your head.
You’ve got a wide array of hen party themes to choose from. It’s only a matter of figuring out what you think she will like. To help get you started, check out this list of unique and popular ideas.
1. Tea Party
Hen tea parties are becoming quite a popular choice because they’re good for everyone. Even the mothers can’t argue against grabbing an adorable tea set, gathering your best china, dressing up in your finest clothes, and breaking out the delicious cakes and sweets.
Keep in mind that just because you’re having a tea party, doesn’t mean you can’t have alcohol at the party. They’re alcoholic tea recipes you can check out around the web that’ll fit the theme perfectly.
2. Spa Day
Despite it being a happy occasion, getting married is enough to cause anyone to become a bundle of nerves and stress. You can ease some of your bride’s stress with a relaxing spa day.
You can do this one of two ways. You could take the bride to be to an actual spa or you can create the spa right at home. Whatever you decide to do, up the luxury factor with champagne and strawberries.
Show your hen that you’ll be there for them with a F.R.I.E.N.D.S inspired party. You and your friends can dress up like the characters in the show and pick up some decor that sort of relates to the show.
Consider having custom shirts made that say something along the lines of “The One Where (insert hen’s name here) Gets Married”. As far as games go, you can find out who knows the hen best by recreating the famous quiz F.R.I.E.N.D.S episode.
We know, the idea of brunch may sound a little stuffy but hear us out. It’s not only for women in business suits. Anyone can enjoy a good brunch.
Including your hen. Book a brunch at her favourite restaurant and order up plenty of food and mimosas.
If her favourite restaurant doesn’t serve brunch, no problem. You can create a killer brunch party right at home or, go somewhere else. The choice is yours.
5. Movie Night
This idea will be a tad bit expensive but if your hen loves movies then the expense will be worth it. Rent out the local cinema for a movie that she’s excited about. Since you’re all alone in the theatre, you’ll be free to laugh and react to the movie however you want.
After the movie is over, take her for a little after-party at someone’s home or go get dinner. Pro tip if you want to go with this idea. Ask the other party-goers to pitch in a little money to help go towards it.
6. Harry Potter
The last book came out ages ago but this is still a franchise that resonated in the hearts of many. If your hen loves Harry Potter than this could be a fun and unique theme to go with.
Have everyone come as a character from the franchise or separate everyone into their respective houses and hand them a scarf to reflect it. The second option will allow you to put everyone in teams for a fun Harry Potter-themed trivia game later.
As far as drinks go, you can make some cocktails that resemble potions or prepare some tasty butterbeer.
7. Dinner Party
There’s something fun and sophisticated about throwing a dinner party. You’ve got the elegant silverware, the laughter of friends, and copious bottles of wine. If you know a few recipes then you can try your hand at cooking the dinner yourself.
If you tend to set water on fire then you can have everyone else bring their speciality dish or take the hen out for a fancy dinner at a restaurant.
8. Weekend at the Farm
Treat your hen to the sight of actual hens with this fun weekend at the farm idea. You wouldn’t think it, but there are tons of things that you can get up to on a farm such as milking cows, bread making, feeding animals, and bog-jumping.
You can even watch your hen chase the real hens around the farm. It’s a fun time for everyone involved.
9. Murder Mystery
If you want to find an excuse to dress up and act silly then a murder mystery party is the perfect theme. You and your friends will dress up and work together and gather up clues and figure out who the “killer” is.
If you’re having problems trying to come up with a good murder plot you can head online for a little help. There are tons of murder mystery PDFs and resources available.
Glamping is like camping but with some of the amenities of home thrown in. Instead of camping under the stars in a ratty old tent, you’ll be able to stay in a luxury yurt.
There are even some places that will allow you to enjoy your glamping experience in a treehouse.
Hen Party Themes for You to Consider
Once you’ve been dubbed a maid of honour for your friend’s wedding it becomes up to you to throw her the best hen party imaginable. The good news is that once you’ve got a theme in mind, the rest is pretty easy.
Try out one of these great hen party themes to put together a celebration that the bride to be will never forget.
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