When it comes to a hen party, it is really down to the pampering the bride to be and giving her time to remember and cherish forever. She may want to go out to cheeky nightclubs and add a touch of kink to the night or have a spa weekend with her girls, relaxing and having a good time.
No matter the plans or destination, if there is one thing the bridal party needs, it is style. Making a head-turning stylish entry into a club or a resort is bound to make the bride to be feel special and set tone to the rest of your hen weekend.
You can choose a dress code or base your hen do theme around fashion and take your hen party up a notch. To add a touch of glamour to your hen party, here are some styles you could follow to get inspired and have the coolest celebration.
- The Great Gatsby
There is a reason that this theme has been so popular at parties. It is classy, vintage and glamorous. Channel your inner 1920s glam; add sequins, headpieces and lots of jewels and earn yourself a spot at Gatsby’s grand parties.
The classic theme is fail-safe and your hen do will be the talk of the town.
- Bohemian Rhapsody
One of the hottest hen party themes right now is the Boho Chic. It makes for a perfect summer theme. Don some flowing dresses, flower crowns, hats and flash tattoos and you are ready to rock your Bohemian chic style.
Add bright colors and don’t shy away from sporting quirky hairdos. The Bohemian look is all about expressing yourself through fashion and style.
A Bohemian themed party is also a fun way of incorporating creative activities to the celebration if the bride chooses to relax indoors. You could engage in some DIY activities and decorate the interiors with floral garlands, aroma candles etc while sipping on some Ginger Gin Basil Cocktail.
- Sex and the City
It is almost a given that every group of friends draws a parallel with the characters in the iconic Sex and the City. For your hen party, embrace your character parallels and dress up like the super fashionable New York girlfriends from the show.
Of course you don’t have to rush to Valentino, Gucci or Manolo Blahnik to commit to your character. Get creative. If you are channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw, be bold and confident to sport her unique styles. Add some bling, put on your high heels and get those cosmos coming.
- All Black Everything
Karl Lagerfeld once said, ‘One is never overdressed or underdressed in a little black dress’. Truer words were never spoken. Choose an ‘All Black Everything’ dress code. This theme is more relaxed and has wider prospects to help the guests pick out their outfits and express their fashion statement. Besides, black always screams classy!
You could choose to go Hollywood Glam by channeling Holly Golightly from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and add a string of pearls for a touch of elegance, maybe rock the bold and iconic Angelina Jolie look from the 2012 Academy Awards or keep it simple yet playful with an LBD like the one Victoria Beckham sported during her engagement announcement in 1998.
Remember that you can never go wrong with black!
- Sleepover Chic
Hen parties are all about are having fun with the girlfriends. Revisit your childhood days of sleepovers and centre your hen party around them. This theme is perfect for a hen party at home or for an idyllic spa weekend. But who said sleepovers can’t be stylish?
Don your quirkiest PJs and hottest night dresses. Set up a tent in the room for a nostalgic appeal. Trade your childhood hot cocoa for some tequila or wine and have a blast with your friends.
Indulge in makeovers, play the classic game of ‘spin the bottle’ and dish out your wildest stories and secrets. A Sleepover chic party is the ideal way of having a relaxed time and paying homage to the bride-to-be’s journey from a little girl to a strong woman all set to walk down the aisle.
Hen weekends are the one time during wedding planning that the bride and her bridesmaids are relieved of the stress and can party like there is no tomorrow. It is the celebration of the bride’s singledom before she gets hitched. To make her hen do truly special and memorable, adding a style quotient goes a long way. Throw a style themed hen do for the bride-to-be as a nod to your teenage ‘dress ups’ and make your bridal party a head turner wherever you go. An added bonus- an awesome style themed party looks great in photos too!