Hens Party Theme Ideas for any Bride to Be

Following on from a recent popular post I wrote about Hens Party Games I thought I would compile a list of Hens Party theme ideas. Having hosted two hens parties and attended more than I can count, I think it’s safe to say that the best ones were the ones with great themes you could dress up to.

Not all brides like the typical crazy shenanigans so I have compiled a list of theme ideas based on your bride-to-be’s personality type. If she is crazy you might want to dress in burlesque or as naughty school girls or if your bride is more of a tomboy there’s some ideas for her too, why not try farmers, military or superheroes?

For the Crazy Bride:

  • What’s your emergency?! (Firemen, police, plumbers, paramedics, doctors etc)
  • Burlesque
  • Bros and Hoes
  • Jungle
  • Angels and Devils
  • Nautical
  • Dominatrix
  • Back to School
  • Playboy bunnies
  • Fifty shades of grey
  • Policewomen

For the Classy Bride:

  • Hollywood
  • Red Carpet
  • High Tea
  • Black and White
  • Great Gatsby
  • Masquerade
  • Marie Antoinette
  • French / Parisian
  • High Fashion
  • Tiffany’s
  • Casino
  • Gold

For the Girly Bride:

  • Disney Characters
  • Princesses
  • Barbie
  • A Touch of pink
  • Ballerinas
  • Spicegirls
  • Cheerleaders
  • Fairies
  • Pink ladies
  • Cupcakes
  • Alice in wonderland
  • Hello Kitty
  • Mermaids
  • Fairy Tales
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Prom Night

For the Tomboy Bride:

  • Tradies
  • Grandmas
  • Ugly bridesmaids
  • Circus
  • Country and western
  • Dress like the groom
  • Superheros
  • Military
  • Vikings
  • Onesies
  • Gangstas
  • Farmers
  • Safari
  • I shouldn’t be here (Dress as you were supposed to do anything BUT be at a party, e.g. scuba gear, your nightie etc.)
  • Zombies
  • Ugly Sweaters
  • Double Denim
  • Pirates
  • Indians
  • James Bond
  • Medieval
  • Childhood Cartoons
  • Bikies
  • Bad Taste
  • Sports

For the Alternative Bride:

  • Hipsters
  • Hippies
  • Bohemian
  • Handmade
  • Vintage
  • Op Shop
  • Emos

For the bride who just wants to have fun:

  • Seventies
  • Eighties
  • Nineties
  • Bollywood
  • The brides first letter of her name (eg: Dress as something starting with S for Shannon)
  • Hawaiian
  • Rock stars and Pop stars
  • Around the world
  • Ancient Greece (togas)
  • Rubik’s Cube (Turn up wearing different coloured clothing, then swap with people and leave wearing only one colour)
  • Under the sea
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Pajama Party
  • Mardi Gras
  • Day of the Dead
  • Aussie Icons
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Fluro
  • Beauty and the geek
  • Tight and bright
  • ABC (Anything But Clothes)

For the bride who isn’t that crazy on dress ups:

  • A touch of pink
  • Wigs
  • Polka Dots
  • Bling
  • Bows
  • Tiaras
  • Cocktail party
  • Fascinators

Do you have any more hens party theme ideas that should be added to the list? Let me know in the comments below!


Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway
Shannon Clarke - Editor, The Wild Hideaway

Shannon is a travel and lifestyle writer with a keen taste for global adventure – whether it be snorkeling in the waters of Fiji, or exploring the art and architecture of Barcelona. When Melbourne calls her back home, she spends most of her time exploring and planning weekend road trips. To fund all of her trips, Shannon is a freelance writer and marketer – she was named the Australian Young Marketer of the year in 2017!

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