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Costume Ideas and Themes for a Hen's Party

It’s almost time for the wedding and the excitement is building! It’s so much fun getting all decked out in fancy dress costumes for a hens party! There are several great hens party costumes and hens party themes to ponder but before those choices are considered, it might be interesting to learn when and how hens parties got started.

The original hens party was modeled after the idea of a stag/bachelor’s party. Both are actually centuries old. The purpose is to give the bride-to-be a dinner celebration, surrounded by all her female friends and family. The modern hens party probably started during the 60s when the hype surrounding the sexual revolution was strong. Women wanted equality with men. “What’s fair for the goose is fair for the gander” so they say. The hens party concept wasn’t too popular in the 60s but grew more so in the mid-80s.

Now for the beginning part of the fun: there are several hens party costumes, hens party themes, and fancy dress costumes to entice those who are attending the upcoming nuptials!

For hens party themes based around fairytale weddings, what about doing a Hen’s Fairytale theme where everyone can come dressed in their favorite Fairytale character. What about a beautiful Princess, Snow White or Little Red Riding Hood. Whatever you choose it will be sure to dazzle all those whose eyes gaze upon it!

For the Hen’s with a bit of a wild side, the Busty Burlesque and Sexy Showgirls is a great dress up theme. All your sexy girlfriends can come dressed in over the top sexy Showgirl costumes. This theme is sure to bring out the wild and crazy side of any Hen’s Party.

For those fans of the Twilight series, you could have a Vampires theme. From the sexy to the slinky, we have many to choose from, 

For the Naughty little Hens the Cops n Robbers theme is perfect, have all your friends come dressed in Police, Robbers and jailbird costumes. This theme is sure to have you all stand out!

Here are a few other Hens Party Themes: