Looking for ways to surprise your bridal team, without breaking the bank? These brilliant budget hen party ideas are just the thing – from hen party games, to decor ideas and keepsakes. We’ve got everything you need to make the hens’ night one to remember.
31 Budget Hen Party Ideas and Games
DIY Hen Party Decorations
Rather than buying expensive decorative balloons, choose some basic colours and personalise the balloons with permanent marker, to make this staple decoration tailored specially to your hen party.
If you want a balloon feature, why not spell out the bride’s name, her nickname, her name-to-be? You could use large silver or gold letter balloons.
For a winter time hen party, transport your guests into Snowy Scandinavia with festive trees, cosy blankets, enamel table ware and the most decadent hot chocolate on tap!
Use some fun hen party props to add some fun to your hen party photos. You could make an area into your very own photo booth!
It just isn’t a hen party without a shiny pink bridal sash for the bride-to-be. Surprise her with sashes, banners and letter bunting all which can be made on a budget with a little creativity.
Hen Party Keepsakes
Ask your guests to write their best piece of advice for married life on a wooden spoon, and create your own recipe for a successful marriage. All you need are some inexpensive wooden spoons, a mason jar and a permanent marker for this DIY keepsake.
Small bottles of prosecco, spirits or home-made tipples make the perfect party favours. Add personalised tags to thank your hens.
This is the perfect pre-wedding gift for any preparing bride-to-be. Create the ultimate wedding survival kit as a gift to her to ensure nothing stands in the way of her perfect day.
Get the girls to give the future Mrs a smooch to remember her hen party. All you need is an empty frame and your favourite shade of lipstick.
Get the perfect snap for Instagram with your own personalised photo frame for all your hen party pics.
For the social media queens just itching to snap and share, hang up this elegant chalkboard personalised with your very own hen party hashtag.
On arrival present your hens with these fun and flirty personalised badges – these will get some laughs, guaranteed!
Add handmade, personalised tags to nail polish, lipstick or miniature perfume bottles to create the most thoughtful of girly gifts.
Whatever you and the girls get up to, a hen party deserves it’s own hall of fame! Use an instant camera to snap your memories and create a guestbook with a twist. It will be great to look back on in years to come.
Naughty and nice suggestions please! Ask your hens to write their best date night ideas on a piece of paper and keep in a jam jar for a rainy day.
Hen party games
Give the classic game of beer pong a feminine twist for your hen party.
Create your own treasure hunt and let your guests battle it out to see who wins the prize.
The most inexpensive of hen party games and quite possibly the most fun! Split into teams of three and use one from each as a mannequin to create the best toilet tissue wedding dress design your bride will EVER see. Will this bride say ‘yes’ to the dress?
If you have the weather on your side, why not play some classic garden games? Space-hopper racing is bound to get everyone giggling – make sure you get the camera out to capture the fun.
Create your own ring toss for a game everyone can play indoors or outdoors.
Hen party food
Pimp up your party buffet with these whimsical DIY diamond cutouts and pop the question to your girls!
For the after-party salvation or sophisticated bridal brunch, a fresh coffee bar with an assortment of cakes, pastries and breakfast bakes will re-energise and satisfy all your hen party guests!
For the food fanatics, the perfect canapé display needn’t be expensive and will add the wow factor to your eats! Source an old ladder and some clean wooden floorboard to use as a structure to serve starters, mains and dessert in miniature form.
Hen party drinks
He’s popped the question… it’s only fitting that you pop the cork on the champers and celebrate with a real treat! If champagne is your tipple of choice, lay out a dedicated bubbly bar with fresh juices, cordials and berries to create your own fruity infusions and adaptions to Buck’s Fizz!
Instead of champagne, why not serve prosecco studded with spirits, cordials and smoothies? Have fun experimenting and creating your own flavours.
For an inexpensive solution for keeping the good stuff chilled during the party, fill chunky ice-cube trays with blooms and buds for the prettiest booze crates, baths and buckets. Source floristry off-cuts or wilted stems – this will save on the cost of buying fresh flowers.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with candy floss cocktails.
From festival faces to sequin sashes, every bride and hen party loves a little sparkle. For shimmering ice buckets of champers, sprinkle chunky coloured glitter and into filled ice-cube trays for the coolest glitter encrusted drinks display.
For those who don’t want to drink or fancy a detox, why not make your own alcohol-free juices or punches to serve to guests?
More Hen Party Ideas…
If you love these budget hen party games ideas, you’ll want to check out this must-have list of more hen party accessories.
We’ve also been busy coming up with ways brides-to-be and their best girls can still celebrate during the lockdown and social distancing measures in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Take a look at our virtual hen party ideas for all the ways you can bring the last-night of freedom fun to your home this summer.
Hen Party Ideas: Alternative Destinations
When things to eventually return to normal, you might want to start thinking about a hen weekend away.
From haunted house tours to festival weekends, some bridal groups prefer to avoid the usual hen party clichés. Our round up of alternative hen party destinations has all bases covered.