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
A Modern Vixen’s Guide To The Vintage Hen Party
As far as modern-day hen parties go, vintage themes have been soaring in popularity over the last handful of years. And rightly so - when done properly, a vintage hen party can be an utter delight!
Vintage doesn’t just mean one set theme of doilies and tea dresses - anything between 1910 and 2000 can be considered vintage, anything before 1910 is considered antique, and anything post-2000 counts as modern. A little language lesson for you all!
Bearing this in mind, picking a vintage theme shouldn’t be all that difficult. Every lady has a decade she wishes she could have lived in (or even a decade she already lived in and loved!)
You can base your outfits, food, activities, party favours and pretty much everything else on your theme. This makes the whole ordeal of planning both easier and more enjoyable - who doesn’t love coordinating?
So now that you have the low-down on the trendiest hen party plan around, it’s time to dive into some ideas.
The world really is your oyster here, darlings - you’ve got almost an entire century to choose from. There’s a style to suit every hen. 1920s fabulous flapper, 1940s Rosie The Riveter, 1990s grunge groupie and everything in between is fair game.
Movies based in eras can also make good themes - The Great Gatsby, Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Grease are all excellent ideas.
If decades aren’t general enough for you, why not try a theme like old-school Hollywood? Zeroing in on one set theme makes the rest of your party planning much less effort - a theme pretty much color-coordinates itself, and props and trinkets can be easily found online for pretty much any party theme.
If you're still unsure on what to do for your theme, have a look at this fab video portraying defining aspects of women's fashion over the last 10 decades.
Food for vintage parties is always fun, quirky and eye-catching. Cupcakes, cocktails and champagne are all on the menu for any decent party, never mind a hen party!
Pair your 1920s theme with some champagne in classic glasses, throwing back to the Prohibition Era when the forbidden bubbles tasted so much naughtier. Served with some lemon cakes and millionaire’s shortbread, the girls will feel like they're in Gatsby's mansion.
If you’ve chosen a 1950s theme, why not serve diner-style mini-burgers and fries with some grown-up frosty milkshakes like these ones?
Mason jars are also all the rage lately, and tie in perfectly with a vintage party. Serve some retro cocktails in pretty jars, poured from vintage glass pitchers, et voila - rustic and refreshing!
Vintage decor is a topic that’s been explored in countless blog posts and Pinterest boards. For a general vintage theme, upcycling old teapots, vases, jars and milk bottles are all on-trend.
Fill some teapots with flowers for centerpieces or serve cocktails from milk bottles with striped paper straws if you’re looking for that extra sparkle.
Bunting is something that rarely makes an appearance in modern-day parties, but it’s definitely making a comeback. Garlands of flags in pretty floral patterns, antique-looking signs spelling out sweet sentiments, it’s all coming back into popularity, and no wonder - it's such a pretty look.
As far as themed vintage parties are concerned, finding or DIYing decorations specific to your decade/theme will be simple. Sites such as Pinterest, Etsy and even Amazon have more than enough choice for any aspiring vintage hen party planners.
Vintage hen party invitations are an adorable way to ask your hens to come to your soiree. If you have an eye for design, you can use a design site to build your very own unique invites.
Try eBay, Amazon and other wholesale websites for pre-printed designs, or use a graphic design site like Canva to make your own for that personal touch.
Again, physical invitations aren’t something people do any more, with the exception of weddings, so actually being handed/posted an invite will definitely give your vintage hen party that extra touch of old-world class.
What can one actually do at a vintage hen party, I hear you cry? Well, the answer: quite a bit actually!
Photo-shoots are wildly popular amongst vintage hen parties, and in fact a company in Dublin has set up shop especially for them. Cake decorating and cookery classes are also available across Ireland for anyone channeling their inner 50s housewife.
A Downton Abbey Experience exists in Westmeath, for anyone with a fondness for the 1910s and 20s. For anyone who’s chosen a 1980s theme, book yourselves into a nail bar like Tropical Popical (Saoirse Ronan's fave nail salon!)and get some stunnin’ neon nails done while you swill some cocktails.
If you’re staying in, organise a movie-night with movies from the era you’re channelling, or pick out a playlist from the decade and break out the microphone-brushes!
Henit have a huge selection of hen party activities to choose from, and we’re sure there’s something in there to suit your vintage hen party.
Are party favours a thing anymore? We certainly haven’t seen them being handed out in a long while… Perfect for a vintage hen party then!
Personalised champagne bottles, mini-sewing kits, lipsticks to match the era, nail polishes, sunglasses, whatever your heart’s desire is - pop it into a little party bag and hand them out to your ladies to thank them for attending.
If you were following a 1960s theme, some chunky earrings, light lipsticks and pastel polishes would make excellent favours. Scrunchies and eyeliner would suit a 90s theme perfectly.
They’re adorable, and everyone will leave with a keepsake to cherish from the weekend.
Now that you’ve got all your bits together, it’s time to get to work girlies. That vintage hen party won’t throw itself!
Sash Hen Party Theme
Feel like a beauty queen on your last night of freedom and go for a Sash hen party theme! If you prefer a simple theme that’s not wild, but pretty, a sash hen party theme will be the perfect one for you. All you have to do is get satin sashes for everyone and have all your guests wear them.
Having a sash themed hen party will always be a safe choice. You can’t really help it, but there are times when you happen to have some guests that aren’t really willing to go all out or dress up in costumes. In that case, this theme is one of your best options.
A sash theme can be far from boring if you have different words written on each sash! That will make more fun as well. So, get creative and come up with different words or titles for each of your guests.
Pimps & Prostitutes Hen Party Theme
Have a wild hen night with a Pimps & Prostitutes hen party theme! Let your imagination run wild and dress up with the sexiest attire you can think of. Tight miniskirts, fishnets, thigh high boots, red lipstick, and big hair are some ideas to get you started.
If you’re willing to get some unwanted attention during your hen night, go with the Pimps & Prostitutes hen party theme! You just might get more attention than you thought possible.
Your hen party is an opportunity to make your wildest fantasies come true. So, make it happen, step into the wild side and dress up as a pimp or prostitute and have a very unforgettable night out with the girls!
Naughty Nurse Hen Party Theme
Be a naughty nurse for your hen night with a Naughty Nurse hen party theme! You can be the ultimate seductress in a nurse outfit with a short skirt, thigh highs, garters, and spiked heels. Top it off with a white nurse’s cap and you’re good to go. You can even choose to add certain accessories to complete your getup.
It is easy to find a naughty nurse costume. In fact, some women can just raid their closet and find clothes for it there. However, for additional accessories or those that cannot find what they need in their closet, do not fret, our online store has everything you need.
Sex and the City Hen Party Theme
Do you feel like looking stylish, glamorous, sexy, and fabulous on your hen night? Then, the Sex and the City theme is the perfect hen party theme for you! In addition to being an awesome theme for your hen party, your guests will not have a difficult time finding costumes for your party.
Your hen party theme is bound to be an instant hit especially if most of your guests are fans of that television show. All of you can then feel like celebrities for a night and dress the part! Just make sure that you have all the necessary accessories to play the part. Check out our online store if you need other hen party decorations, accessories, etcetera to make your Sex and the City hen party theme a success!