From traditional fancy dress to more unique and fun hen party themes, here are some ideas to really get the party started.


25 Top Hen Party Themes to Try

A hen party isn’t complete without a great theme. Stag and Hen Manchester know how to throw a good party, which is pretty important when it’s your last party as a certifiable single lady!

The experts share their top hen party themes and ideas to make sure your last night of freedom is nothing but fun.

Traditional Hen Party Theme

23 unmissable hen party themes guaranteed to get you girls in the party mood...

Go for the traditional hen do attire! Grab some L plates, sashes, tutus, custom t-shirts and willy straws and you’re good to go.

Last Rodeo Hen Party Theme

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Probably one of the most popular hen party themes of the last year or so, Last Rodeo is a full-on girly western-themed extravaganza. Think cow print, cowboy hats and boots and a lot of sparkle. Go all out and get your own digital hen do or bachelorette invite to really tie in the theme, we love this Last Rodeo invite and itinerary duo from Etsy.

Pirate Hen Party Theme

Go for a swashbuckling adventure – think corseted dresses, swords, high boots and bandanas!

Naughty Nurses Theme

Go as naughty nurses for the night – don’t forget your stethoscopes!

Last Disco Theme Hen Do

Hen party themes last disco

Disco balls galore. Have fun with mirror ball details, disco lights, and fabulous 70s outfits and dance the night away with your besties – Saturday Night Fever style. Check out this digital invite on Etsy to get the ‘disco ball’ rolling…

A Burlesque Night

Let out your naughty side and go as sexy burlesque dancers as you hit the town for a night of laughing and dancing with your best girls.

Granny Fancy Dress

Great for a laugh, all get grannied up for the night! Think grey wigs, big spectacles, slippers, nighties and walking sticks.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Theme

Flaunt those pins in vintage swing dresses and feel fabulous with a 50’s pin up style up do like the beehive or victory rolls for a super chic look!

Cops & Robbers

Grab the goodies and the baddies, and head out all out together for a raucous night!

Playboy Bunnies 

It may seem a little tacky, but it’s your hen night after all! When else could you get away with harking back to the days when it was (kind of) acceptable to head out in hotpants and bunny ears?

Disney Princess Theme

A brilliant theme. Be big kids and dress up as your favourite Disney princesses. Bride gets first dibs!

Pyjama Party Hen Party Theme

Everyone bring your favourite pyjamas and slippers and have a fun and comfy night in!

Hen party themes pyjamas


This is a classic hen party theme and lends itself to some great (if somewhat dangerous) photo opportunities. Go for matching outfits and pom poms.


For those brides to be with a dark side, why not venture into the world of villains? Costumes could include: Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Maleficent, Cruella de Vil and The Snow Queen.

Angels & Devils

If your wedding ties in with Halloween this is a great hen party theme to consider. Get your girls together and work out who is naughty and who is nice (for the night at least).

Spice Girls

I’ll tell you what I want what I really really want… a spice girls hen do! No explanation needed for this one.


Add a dose of action to the hen party and dress up as your favourite superheroes! How about Black Widow or Cat Woman?

Masquerade Ball 

Create some mystery by each wearing a masks and a glamorous dress to match.

A Comedy-Themed Hen Night 

Dress as comical characters, your favourite in-jokes, internet memes or even become 10 look-a-likes of the bride for the day!

TV Characters

A nice broad theme that is easy for everyone to do… your favourite TV characters!

White Dress Party

A simple but effective theme. All choose a white outfit and you will definitely stand out.

A Great Gatsby Hen Party

Go back in time to the 1920s with this theme. Wear flapper and art deco dresses paired with beautiful headpieces for a classy affair!

Credit: Boardwalk Empire / HBO

At The Movies

Let the bride choose her favourite movie and all go as different characters from Moulin Rouge to Alice in Wonderland.

Black and Gold

This theme oozes glamour and sophistication. Get out your best bling to wear with a striking LBD.

Army Hen Party Theme

Show how tough you and your hens are and go as army girls. 

Top Tip: Choose a broad theme so each hen can go as something different and make sure you download a hen party planning guide to make sure all your hens are in a row and you have the best night ever!

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