So, you’ve gotten engaged, you’ve chosen your bridal party and wedding planning is full steam ahead!
Outside of your own flurry of Pinterest boards, vendors quotes and wedding dress shopping – your bridal party is furiously planning something just as special… Hens, Bachelorette, Bridal Shower, The Last Fling ... whatever you call it – the last ‘celebration’ before you walk down the aisle is an important and exciting time of your engaged life and something that most brides eagerly look forward to.
And whilst being a bridesmaid/man is so special, the pressure to plan the best celebration for the bride-to-be can be a lot! From the décor, catering, guest list, entertainment and trying to ensure everyone has an unforgettable time, it's quite a big job if you don’t know where to start.
Luckily for you, we’ve attended and planned many a hens do in our time and have collated some of our favourite hen’s day themes & activities.
VEUVE BEFORE VOWS
Décor: Pops of veuve yellow/orange and veuve pink, bows & ruffles, bright florals, balloon garland, custom champagne glass toppers.
Dress Code: Veuve yellow/orange and Veuve pink. Optional: Bride to wear white.
Activity: Bottomless champagne brunch/lunch or a winery tour with champagne tasting.
Signature Drink: Veuve, obviously!
ON CLOUD NINE
Décor: Baby’s breath clusters, soft drapery in silks & tulle, large opaque balloons, cocktail tower, feather trims, glittering disco balls
Dress Code: Cream, pale blues, lilac and shades of grey. Optional: Silk pyjamas
Activity: Hen’s weekend away. Think your own personal chef for a bougee dinner followed by a slumber party and the ultimate home dancefloor.
Signature Drink: Fairy Floss Martini
'BRIDES' LAST DISCO
Décor: Mixed disco balls, disco balloons, glitter tassel or mirror backdrop, custom neon sign, accessories corner complete with assorted sunglasses
Dress Code: Disco of course! But make it chic by laying over a colour palette, we love all things metallic or pops of pink!
Activity: Glitter makeup station (with professional makeup artist)
Signature Drink: Sparkling Rose with tiny disco ball toppers
DRUNK IN LOVE
Décor: Pink heart balloons, disco balls, neon sign, custom label wine bottles, love silly straws, letter balloon quotes, confetti & love heart sunglasses
Style Guide: Shades of pink and red. Optional: bride to wear silver, sequins or white.
Activity: Neon party bus finishing with late night cocktails and dancing.
Signature Drink: Cosmopolitan
BRIDES LAST RODEO
Décor: Mixed cow print and metallic pink balloon garlands, metallic tassel curtains, custom themed coasters, tiny disco balls and a build your own cowgirl hat station complete with bedazzler.
Dress Code: Cowgirl chic! We’re talking diamanté tasselled cowgirl hats, metallic shirts, luxe neck bandanas and cowgirl boots
Activity: Drag queen with Shania Twain “Let’s Go Girls” living on repeat
Signature Drink: Moscow Mules & Cowboy shots
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE SPECIAL?
If following the masses isn’t quite your thing and you’re looking for something a little more unique and out of the box, why not dream up a theme completely unique to your bride to be!
Our GM’s maid of honor shows us how it's done with a little help from one of the best mood board templates we’ve seen – thank you Steph (@themodernwed - TikTok).
Born from an initial list of the brides & couples' favourite things – restaurants, cocktails and style, Shelley (MOH) - @dalyessentials - then compiled these into 6 incredible themes which are all unique to the bride.
The end result was so amazing it was almost worthy of throwing 6-part hens-do just to have them all!
Our pick? Its go to be “All Scooped Up” – inspired by the couples' favourite desserts, complete with venue location, bespoke cocktails and a silky sweet dress code. It's so delicious we're definitely going back for seconds!