Five Of The Best Geeky Hen Party Themes
Every girl has a nerdy side; whether it’s a love for all things Lord Of The Rings or a grand obsession with Game of Thrones, everyone has something they enjoy freaking out over.
And in 2016, being geeky is no longer a reason to be laughed at – it’s actually cool to be super-passionate about something, and why shouldn’t it be? Hen party themes can be based on anything and everything, so it’s only fair that us fantasy-fanatics have our day too!
For some ladies, hen parties aren’t always about strippers and spa days… although we wouldn’t say no to a massage from a semi-naked Jon Snow.
So, with that lovely vision burned into your brain, go forth and plan the best hen party of your lives – geeky girls unite!
1. Harry Potter
Perfect for any budding young witches, a Harry Potter themed hen party is a must for the Potterhead hen in your life.
Sort her pals into houses, have themed food, drinks, outfits, party favours and games – all must-haves to make her hen party a bewitching event. Accio vodka!
2. Super Heroes
If the hen is into her comics, Marvel movies, or even just fancies the pants off Thor (who doesn’t?), then a superhero-themed party is a fabulous idea. This one requires a little bit of forethought however, to make sure nobody turns up in the same costume!
3. The Lord Of The Rings
Channel your inner hobbit and customise a Lord Of The Rings hen party theme for a nerdy bride-to-be! The internet is full of awesome printables, recipes and games to turn your house into Middle Earth for the evening.
4. Game of Thrones
Organise a hen party fit for the Mother of Dragons! You could assign a house to each guest and customise decorations, favours etc. with their individual sigils on them as a simple way of fitting Westeros into your hen party.
Also, a GOT marathon and a round of this drinking game wouldn’t go amiss… You’ll end up giving Tyrion Lannister a run for his money with the amount of wine this requires. 😉
5. The Hunger Games
We’d volunteer as tribute to attend this hen party! The world of Katniss Everdeen and co. provides so much material for hen party themes.
You could have a movie night, assign everyone a separate district and come up with some funny activities and drinking games to keep the evening interesting. And with characters like Effie Trinket for inspiration, the outfits have the potential to be very intriguing. May the odds be ever in your favour!
Do none of these hen party themes tickel your fancy? Are you still struggling for some hen party inspiration? Head over to our Ultimate List of Hen Party Ideas!
Have you been stuck with planning the hen party? Why not save yourself some hassle and book with Henit? We’ll take care of the important stuff for you, so all you have to do is show up and have a good time! Contact us for further details or give us a call on 044-936-2222. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂 Ciao for now! xoxo
15 Fab Hen Party Accessories For Under 15 Euro
One tradition that still stands with hen parties is that of matching hen party accessories; the deely-boppers, whistles, feather boas and shot-glasses with penis motifs all fall under typical hen party garb.
But what about those of you who'd still like to do matchy-matchy, but with less tacky-tacky? Alternative hen party accessories can be bank-breaking for some hens, so with that in mind, we at Henit found the 15 cutest, brightest, best hen party accessories for you to choose from - all for under 15 euros each. Fab!
1. These adorable little crowns
These sparkly mini-princess crowns hail from Hippenings and an 8-pack is only €8.90. Buy here.
2. These dinky little diamond flash-tattoos
These adorable inkings are stick-on and safe, a sweet way to have the whole hen-party matching without going overboard. They start at €2.77 per 2 sheets and can be purchased here.
3. These eye-catching matchy-matchy t-shirts
T-shirts are a great memento to take away from a hen party, and these ones are far from typical. What better way to support the bride to be than wearing matching shirts in her honour? These ones are available from this shop on Etsy and are priced at €14.76 per tee.
4. Cutesy wine-glass charms
These Instagram-worthy wine glass charms are made-to-order and personalisable, meaning each guest can have her own specific charm. Prices work out at €1.71 per charm and they're available from JGjewellerycreations on Etsy.
5. A set of quirky die-cut lips for straws
These funky straw-props are great for photo opportunities! A pack of 25 costs €11.54 and can be purchased here.
6. Some funky-but-practical hair ties
Because spare hair bobbins are always a good idea, and these ones are waaaay too cute to pass up! Prices for these ones start at €5.54 and can be purchased here.
7. This must-have ring shot-glass
How adorable! Make necking shots a whole lot more palatable with one of these bad boys. Priced at $8.95 (€8.03) for a set of 12, you can purchase a set for you and your crew here. (P.S. drink responsibly!)
8. These fairy tale-esque party food picks
These precious party-picks come in packs of 10 and are available here. Priced at €6.14 per pack.
9. These charming transferable nail tattoos
A subtle set of matching accessories for your bridesmaids. Priced at €14 for a card of 47 temporary tattoos, these fab decals can be bought here.
10. This bonny "bride-to-be" headband
If tacky tiaras and veils aren't your scene but you'd still like to participate in hen party tradition, then this headband might just be perfect for you! Available in multiple styles, this headband will only set you back €6.46 and is available here.
11. These wonderful wish-bracelets
These dinky little single-charm bracelets are a perfect memento for your guests. They're priced at €1.10 per bracelet and are available to buy here.
12. This enchanting pair of fairy wings
These unique wings are suited to a bride with a sense of individuality. They're priced at €5.00 per pair and can be bought here.
13. This super set of matching sunglasses
Everyone loves some coordinated accessories, let's not lie to ourselves! These bad boys are priced at €4.61 per pair, and can be purchased from here.
14. These sublime matching bridal-party headbands
These adorable head-bands are sure to make your group stand out, and they're a far cry from the dirty deely-boppers one normally associates with hen parties *ahem*. They're priced at €6.45 per headband. Pick them up here.
15. These tastefully cheeky flash tattoos
Oooh, how 2016 of us! Flash tattoos are the latest trend in hen party accessories, and we happen to like these ones very much. They start at €0.92 per tattoo and are available here.
Why not take the weight of party-planning off your shoulders and book with Henit? We'll do all the hard work so you don't have to, leaving you with far more free time to decide on things like hen party accessories. Enquire here or call 044-93-62222!
Hen Party Ideas: 9 Easy Cocktail Recipes
Usually cocktail-making and hen party ideas only cross paths if the party is booked in for a cocktail-making class, but mixing up some classy concoctions at home can be just as fun!
If you’re looking for some simple hen party ideas, cocktails are a classic way to spice up any party. The internet is full-to-bursting with excellent recipes, but a lot of them are complicated, time-consuming and full of random ingredients that you’re not going to find in your local supermarket or off-licence.
However, here at Henit we’ve taken the liberty of scouring the world wide web to find the simplest, most scrumptious hen party cocktail recipes for our lovely hens to serve at their soirées!
There’s something for everyone on this list, from the prosecco lovers to the whiskey-worshippers, so get those muddlers and mixers out, ladies. Cocktails are the queens of great hen party ideas!
(Note: For these cocktail recipes, it’s advisable to purchase a cocktail-mixing set if you haven’t got one already. Check out Amazon for some quality, affordable mixing kits. )
1. Raspberry Daiquiri
- 50ml/shot of light rum
- 25ml lime juice
- 2 spoons of caster sugar
- 6 raspberries
- Add 5 raspberries and sugar into mixing glass.
- Muddle down both ingredients into a paste.
- Add other 2 ingredients and fill the mixing glass with cubed ice.
- Shake well for 10 – 15 seconds.
- Double strain drink into a glass.
- Garnish with a raspberry.
Original recipe here.
2. Bourbon Cherry Coke
- 2 shots of bourbon
- 1 ¼ cups fresh cherries, pitted
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Bottle of cold Coca Cola
- Muddle together the cherries, bourbon and sugar in a jar.
- Cover and leave in the fridge overnight, if possible.
- Remove from fridge, split between glasses over ice.
- Top with cold coca-cola before serving.
Original recipe here.
3. Champagne Margarita
- Juice of 4 fresh limes
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
- 2 oz. triple sec
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of champagne or prosecco
- lime wedges for garnish
- salt for rimming the glasses.
- First rim your glasses. Dip the rim of each glass in a shallow dish of water and then into a shallow dish of kosher salt.
- Mix all the ingredients together for the margarita base. (Lime juice, tequila, pineapple juice, triple sec)
- Add some of the margarita mixture to each glass.
- Top with the prosecco or champagne.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.
Original recipe here.
4. Woo Woo
- half-shot of Peach Schnapps
- half-shot of Vodka
- 90 ml Cranberry Juice
- Pour all ingredients into a glass over ice cubes
- Stir with spoon for 15 seconds and serve
Original recipe here.
5. Malibu Sunset
- 3 to 4 ounces pineapple-orange juice
- Shot of Malibu Coconut Rum
- maraschino cherries, for garnishing
- pineapple and/or orange slices, for garnishing
- Add ice to glass.
- Add juice, Malibu, and stir.
- Drizzle in grenadine.
- Garnish with cherries, pineapple, and/or orange slices.
- Serve immediately.
Original recipe here.
6. Whiskey Sour
- 2 parts bourbon
- 1 part lemon juice
- ½ part sugar syrup
- ½ part egg white
- Cubed ice
- To garnish: 1 cherry and an orange slice
- Put ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker.
- shake hard for about 20 seconds to chill the liquid really well.
- Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice.
- garnish with the cherry and orange slices.
Original recipe here.
7. Mermaid Water (Our Personal Favourite!)
- 2 shots Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- 2 shots Coconut Rum
- 6 oz (180 ml) parts Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) Lime Juice
- Splash of Blue Curacao
- Lime Slices for Garnish
- Place ice and lime slices into a glass.
- Pour both the spiced rum and the coconut rum into the glass
- Add the pineapple juice and lime juice
- Drizzle with blue curacao
- serve immediately
Original recipe here.
8. Strawberry Long Island Iced Tea
Serves: Makes a pitcher of tea, alcohol added to personal preference
- 1.8 liters hot black tea
- 1/3 – 2/3 cup superfine sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 900g strawberries, fresh, washed and hulled
- Shot of Vodka , Tequila or gin to taste
- Pour the tea into a ceramic or glass mixing bowl.
- Add the 1/3 (or more) cup of sugar and the lemon juice.
- Stir through to dissolve the sugar. Test to see if it requires additional sweetening or lemon juice and adjust accordingly. Let cool.
- Put several strawberries to one side for garnish. Purée the remaining strawberries.
- Push the purée through a fine-sieve to remove pips, etc. Press on the mixture with the back of a wooden spoon.
- Once the tea has cooled, add the puree and mix through thoroughly. Place in the refrigerator for at least a half hour to chill.
- Add some of your favourite white spirit and a few ice cubes to each glass, fill with strawberry iced tea mix, garnish with one of the remaining strawberries. Enjoy!
Original recipe here.
9. Lemon-Berry Sangria
- 1 lemon (thinly sliced)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ¼ cup strawberries (de-stemmed & sliced)
- 1 bottle prosecco
- Place the lemons in the bottom of a pitcher or punch bowl.
- Sprinkle the sugar on top and muddle.
- Add the sliced strawberries.
- Muddle the strawberries into the lemons.
- Add the prosecco to the pitcher.
- Fill with ice and serve.
Original recipe here.
7 Of The Best Sophisticated Hen Party Ideas
These days, women are beginning to branch out when it comes to hen party ideas – naughty straws, veils and pub crawls are slowly being swapped for daintier, more sophisticated soirées. While a traditional hen party is still the most popular type, posh hen parties are becoming more and more popular. If you’ve found yourself reading this article, chances are you’re interested in throwing a posh party to celebrate your last night of freedom. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for some idea inspiration when planning your sophisticated hen party.
Themes are without a doubt the most versatile point on our list of posh hen party ideas. Themes don’t always have to be kitschy or common. There’s a world of themes out there that are perfect for a sophisticated hen party! Themes such as a vintage party, The Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, boho-chic or even a Disney theme like The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party can all be tweaked to fit a perfectly posh party. A theme is what you make of it, so it all depends on your approach, but when it’s done right themed parties can turn out fabulously. Kick it up a notch by serving themed foods and drinks.
A sophisticated hen party idea that’s growing in popularity is the tea party. High tea is an adorable, original way to celebrate your hen party. The internet is bursting with pretty ideas for tea party décor and activities. Grab some vintage teacups, cakes and macaroons and enjoy! Tea parties don’t have to be strictly non-alcoholic tea, either. There are plenty of alcoholic iced-tea recipes online for you to choose from (This one is our personal favourite – it tastes fab and it’s pink!). Sip from your china cup wearing your best white gloves and your prettiest tea dress, while all of your closest friends do the same. Cute and classy!
Brunch: even just the word conjures up images of female CEOs wearing tailored two-pieces and taking power lunches. A hen party brunch is the perfect way to remain sophisticated and get tipsy at the same time. Organise brunch in your favourite restaurant and sip on mimosas while nibbling on breakfast foods. You’ll look like an adult who’s got her life together while sitting there secretly buzzed at 2 in the afternoon. What’s not to love?! If you’re not keen on going out for brunch, you can just as easily set up at home.
Avoid the debauchery of a drunken weekend and set off with your ladies to a spa instead. Spa days are cream of the crop when it comes to sophisticated hen party ideas. A day of champagne and strawberries while you indulge in your favourite spa treatments, is there any better way to unwind from months of wedding planning? Team this with a meal in a nice restaurant that evening for the perfect sophisticated hen party. You’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the wedding of your dreams by the end!
Dinner parties are the epitome of adult sophistication. Good silverware, great wine and the best friends are three key ingredients for this posh hen party idea – and food, of course! If you’re something of a whiz in the kitchen or just feel like a challenge then you can cook the meal yourself. Print up fancy menus on the backs of the hen party invitations for a personal touch. If cooking isn’t on your agenda, then you could designate everyone to bring a dish or a bottle of wine for the group. You could even hire a personal chef for the evening if you’re looking to splash out. Nothing is too good for our classy hens 😉
Ireland has no shortage of residential castles, and a night away in a converted castle is one of many excellent posh hen party ideas. Treat yourself like the queen you are and book into a room with a four-poster bed, clawed bathtub and rich furnishings. You and your ladies will be wined and dined to your heart’s desire in the finest of fortresses. Depending on the castle, you can also indulge in some spa treatments to pass the time. Dressed to the nines and with a bottle of champagne chilling in the room, what more could a lady want?
City breaks are modern, cosmopolitan and the epitome of the high-society lifestyle. Gather your girlies and jet off to Paris, London, Amsterdam or wherever your heart desires for a weekend full of culture and cocktails. Instead of spending your entire hen party ossified in your local pub, why not spend it tipsy off champagne in a foreign city instead? While city breaks aren’t going to be inside everyone’s budget, there are some fantastic deals online if you have a look around and spend savvy. City breaks are the ultimate in posh hen party ideas.
Planning that posh hen do seem like a lot effort now? Don’t worry! Here at Henit, we have a fab selection of up-scale hen party services, including city breaks, tea parties and spa days. Go ahead and enquire now so we can get started building your perfect hen party.
Hen Night Hair Fun!
For most brides, their wedding day is about looking pretty, sophisticated, or classic. The beautiful white dress paired with an elegant updo is the style of choice in many wedding parties. The bridesmaids usually follow suit with simple style so they don’t upstage the bride. However, for a bride’s Hen Night, it is the time to let loose a little and go for a fun, flirty hairstyle. If these hairstyle ideas interest you, search for About Yen for more information on potential hen night hairstyles!
A Hen Night out is the perfect opportunity to play with colour. One popular choice is to find wigs of different colours for you and all of your bridesmaids to wear out on the town. Or perhaps the bride could wear one bright, fun colour while her bridesmaids go with all blonde or black wigs so that she stands out a bit more. You could even coordinate your outfits to compliment this style.
Up and Out There
Another choice for a fun hairstyle at the Hen Party is to try some outrageous updo styles for the evening. There are some amazing braided, twisted, pinned updo styles that bring an elegant flair to your hair. Try placing a starfish comb, flower, or other themed accessory to make the updo pop and go with something the bride loves or with the theme of the wedding. Or have the bride wear her hair down while the bridesmaids wear a simple bun or vice versa.
Extend the Fun
If it is in the budget and the brides style choice, consider getting extensions put in to make your hair choice more versatile. If a sew-in option is too permanent or not affordable, a clip-in extension in a fun colour could be a nice choice. Having some extra hair to work with can make it easy to create a cool Hen Party hairstyle.
The bride’s ring doesn’t have to be the only thing sparkling at the Hen Party. Adding hair glitter and makeup can make your girls stand out in a big way. If you are going to a nightclub with dance lights, the reflection off the sparkle will make for a fun party atmosphere. Another way to add some bling is too get tiaras for the bride and bridesmaids to wear out for the party. The bride’s tiara could be a little more extravagant or maybe have a veil attached.
How to Have a Big Summer Hen Weekend on a Chick’s small Budget
Your best friend is getting married, and as the bridesmaid, you’re tasked with creating the perfect weekend for her, but have to do it affordably. You wonder if it is possible to plan two days of fun for the wedding party without running up months of debt. With a few simple tips and ideas, you can have a glorious weekend, full of fun and thrills without busting your piggy bank. Here’s how.
Have a party before you go to the bar
Alcohol is very costly at bars. Don’t choose to drink there. Go late and have a private party before. You can buy whole litres of vodka for the price of three drinks! Same goes for champagne – even beer. Think up some fancy cocktails you can have at home – perhaps everyone can vote for a favourite and you choose several. Think mango daiquiris, appletinis, cantaloupe margaritas (which are supposed to be sublime), cosmopolitans, and other refreshing summer-tasting beverages. Perhaps think of a few shot glass drinks and drinking games. The Sex on the Beach is always a good choice. Make them fun with fruit, umbrellas, and other drink decorations. You’ll never miss the bar as long as you keep it fun.
Go somewhere great and practically free
You could go to places like zoos, planetariums, and museums. There are so manyplaces you can go together where it’s either free entry or a really small admission fee and create memories to last a lifetime. Go to the zoo together or an aquarium. Spend an afternoon at a planetarium seeing something that you probably wouldn’t usually go to!
Decorate fun but cheap
£1 shops have great prices on decorations that actually work very well. Uniquely coloured Christmas or even better — fairy lights can be strung around columns, windows, everywhere. Fairy lights are available everywhere now, and pink is one of the most available colours. You can get them unique paper star fairy lights or hearts to set a glowy mood of love. To create a festive mood, fill some helium balloons in foils and bright colours. Candles are great and set a wonderful mood full of expectations for the evening. Light them at dusk, make some drinks, put on the perfect dancing music, and everyone will be ready for fun.
Plan one nearly free night of fun
Some fun ideas are to bring along some spa supplies and spend the night making each other beautiful. Give wraps, massages, face masques and peels. Give each other pedicures and have everyone bring gorgeous polishes so you can throw them all in a pile and let everyone choose. Braid each other’s hair for curls in the morning. Get online and use photos to experiment with different hairstyles and colours. Another neat idea is candlelight horoscopes, ghost stories, or Truth or Dare. Have everyone assigned to a friend and bring along an extended horoscope for her. Have a wonderful time reading each other’s horoscopes by candlelight. Horoscopes always spark a great conversation, and it will get the bride thinking of her future with her beau. Another great idea for groups is to go ROLLERSKATING together. Roller rinks are always a lot of fun. Bowling is always fun too, as it’s always fun making fun of the one girl who won’t know how to bowl. You can always rent some good girly flicks for cheap or even free at the library. You’ll know your best friends tastes and make sure to rent her favourite movie of all time.
Create festive meals together
There are sure to be one or two gals here who really pride themselves on their cooking. Designate a couple of them to come up with themed meals—taco night or Italian night are good, budget friendly ideas. You can make a lot of pasta and sauce for very little. Likewise with tacos. Equally fun is to make several pizzas together, two girls to a pizza and each can put her favourite toppings on one side.
Buy Gifts and Props with an Online Saving Service
The amount of hen props and gifts you can buy online is vast and impressive. The range of funny props and costumes is large and you’ll sure to find something hilarious to suit the theme of the hen night. Cashback shopping services are alsousefulfor saving you money. If you wanted to buy a whole host of props and costumes for example, sites like Lyoness offers it’s customers money back on their purchases. This is ideal if your buying many items for a hen night so look upLyoness on Facebook for more information.