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Unique Hen Party Ideas and Themes


It’s your big night! You and your fellow hens have been looking forward to this night for a VERY long time. Yourself, your maid of honour and the bridesmaids may just be beginning to plan your bachelorette party and choosing the right hen party theme is crucial! Whatever your style is, we have put together our top 13 unique hen party ideas and themes.

Choosing a hen party theme

Let’s be honest, there are two types of hen parties to choose from; classy and sophisticated and then the traditional tacky, fancy-dress, nurses and bunnies costume hen do. Most brides opt to go for the traditional ideas when choosing a unique hen party theme but would still like an element of originality and sparkle added to it! Below you will find our very favourite unique hen party ideas and themes split into three fab sections:

  • Unique hen party themes
  • Classy hen do ideas
  • Funny hen party ideas

Whichever unique hen party ideas and themes you decide to choose, our hen party venue in Warwickshire is the ideal place to host your event. Ettington Chase boasts a fantastic bar where you can watch our talented bartenders create your favourite cocktail, private dining rooms for you and your hens to dance the night away and relaxing accommodation so you can get a restful nights sleep. We are also close to the city centre if a big night out on the town is more your style. No matter what your planning, our party venue in Warwickshire is guaranteed to give you the best night out.

Top Tip: Read more on our 8 Unique Birthday Party Themes for Adults that are totally Instagrammable for extra ideas!

Unique Hen Party Themes

If you are after totally unique hen party ideas and themes, then look no further! Mix sophisticated and tacky with some of our favourite unique hen party themes we have seen at our venue. From costumes to stylish to down right inspirational, find your unique hen night theme below.


Mix camping and fun activities with a little bit of glam and what do you have? Glamping! This is a fantastic bachelorette party idea and is great for a girls hen weekend away. Glamping is all about being at one with nature and spending time with your nearest and dearest whilst in the stunning English countryside. Over the recent years, glamping has become a full blown phenomenon and you can now find stylish glamping locations all across the UK that each offer different experiences. If you’d still like to add some sophisticatedness to your hen do, then why not look for a venue that offers cocktail master classes? And if boho girl is more your style, find a glamping venue that offers yoga retreats as part of the package!

unique hen party themes glamping

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2. Festival Chic

Hens, you better get your flower crown ready, as we’re going festival chic! Boho festival wear such as summery floaty dresses, flower crowns and, of course, glitter are everyone’s cup of tea. This is a perfect unique hen party idea and theme if your do is in the summer. Spend the morning drinking mimosas and getting ready and then head out to your favourite festival! Whether it’s the ultimate festival of the year, Glastonbury, or a day festival in London, you’re guaranteed to have a big day and night. Chill out with your hens, relax in the sun, listen to music and dance the night away in front of your favourite bands and singers. A great tip is to combine this hen party theme with the glamping idea.

unique hen party themes festival chic

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3. Burlesque

What’s more appropriate for a hen party than learning a sexy burlesque dance? Get your Moulin Rouge outfits to the ready and throw it back to the 1920’s! There are some fantastic Burlesque companies out there that provide you with your very own dance instructor plus some fab accessories such as feather boas. Bring a few bottles of Champaign with you and get a few good friendly laughs going as you each perform a fun, sexy and confidence boosting dance routine – perfect to show your new hubby after the wedding day. Burlesque themed parties can also be mixed with other themes such as the Great Gatsby and Art Deco and you can even go all out with a vintage photoshoot so you can really capture the fab evening.

unique hen party ideas and themes burlesque


4. Masquerade Ball

There is something magnificent and mysterious about wearing a mask. If you’re looking for non-tacky unique hen party ideas and themes, then this is perfect. Masquerade balls require stylish dresses, long gloves and foot long cigarette holders. You can even add some glitter and sparkle with diamante jewellery and accessories. This is a great idea if you are hiring out a private room for an all-out hen do, or if you’re heading out into town for the night. Some great advice? Get some masks printed of the groom for an added bit of fun. No one will be able to recognise you and who knows, maybe one of your hens and bridesmaids will have their Cinderella story moment!

unique hen party theme masquarade

Classy Hen Do Ideas

Tacky isn’t everyone’s style. Whilst it is the more traditional get up for hen party themes and ideas, it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Non-tacky ideas can be difficult to think of – given that most blogs you’ll read are based around the non-classy elements of a hen party. You can find our favourite unique and classy hen do ideas below.

5. Nude / Life Drawing

A hen life drawing party just screams sophisticated. Submerge yourself and your hens into a session filled with laughter, cheekiness and of course, a divine model of your choice. Most companies will supply you with all the tools you need to draw your nude male model such as sketch pads, pencils and more. Treat the bride to be to a girly, outright classy and funny experience. But be warned – you are expected to be VERY detailed with your drawings in certain areas ;). If you choose the right nude life drawing company then they will provide you with an experienced model, who will pose in different positions throughout and will be sure to provide you with plenty of inspiration. In some cases, you will be able to hire a mobile life drawing model to come to the venue of your choice.

classy hen do ideas life drawing

6. Monochrome

If fancy dress isn’t your thing, but you’d still like unique hen party themes and ideas, then monochrome is for you. Simple, classy and elegant. Ask all the hens to wear black and ensure that the bride is the only girl in white! After all, she is the bride to be. If you don’t want total monochrome, then add a splash of gold to the decorations and accessories to give the theme a pop of colour, yet still stay sophisticated and non-tacky. This theme is perfect if the bride doesn’t want too much fuss but would still like to have a great night with her girls.

non tacky hen do ideas monochrome

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7. Pretty in Pink

Pink doesn’t have to be tacky! Leave the pink feather boas at home and instead opt for pretty pastels. Invest in some cute decorations such as pom poms, flowers, confetti and hen party crowns. If your bride loves to be all pink, then make sure her hens go all out and do the same! This will make your photographs stand out and not to mention, is a sure safe way to get those social media likes rolling in. Pink is an easy and traditional colour to wear and you girls know the saying right? Pink to make the boys wink. It’s your last night of freedom, so go all out with a pretty in pink classy hen do idea. This theme is easy to integrate with all of your hen party ideas be that a restaurant, night club or spa day.

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8. Pyjama Party

This isn’t just for the ladies who are looking for a low-key hen theme. Even if you are looking to go for a heavy night out on the town, matching pyjamas are a cute and fun fancy dress option. Not to mention comfy! The perfect excuse to leave your stiletto and platforms in the cupboard. Some great advice and a top tip is to order personalised pyjamas! These can be ordered online for an affordable price and is a fab keepsake for both the bride and the hens. Hiring out an Airbnb is a fantastic activity to do if a pyjama party is your ideal hen idea. You can hire out some stunning properties and a small price – some of which include hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms!

classy hen do ideas pyjama party

Funny Hen Party Ideas

Some of you girls looking for unique hen party ideas and themes will simply be looking for something outright funny and tacky! So don’t you worry – we have you sorted with our favourite traditional, tacky and glitter covered funny hen party ideas. From Spice Girls, to Grannies and Angels and Demons, we have all the very best tacky and funny hen party ideas that are guaranteed to give you the best night.

9. Spice Girls

Are you hens ready to SPICE UP YOUR LIFE. We all remember Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh. I’m sure at some point in our life we all desperately wanted to be part of the Spice Girls and we each had our favourite. And who can possibly forget the totally unreal Spice Bus? Well that iconic accessory is now available to hire! That’s right, you can actually hire out the original Spice Bus with its zebra print carpets, neon signs and the famous Union Jack exterior to sleep in. So get on Airbnb, hire out the Spice Bus, dress up as your favourite Spice Girl and hit the town for some awesome karaoke sessions. Be sure to include all the classics such as Wannabe, Never Give Up on the Good Times and Viva Forever.

10.  Grannies

This is for the ladies who love a bit of silliness. Take this chance to dress up as grannies, as let’s face it, once the bride has tied the knot, she won’t be going out again! Of course, we are kidding but either way the granny themed hen party idea is great way to have a laugh, be silly and throw some awesome moves on the dance floor. Shop online and find the perfect outfit with accessories and decorations such as grey wigs, blue rinse, hair scarves, pearls, wrinkly stockings and giant oversized glasses. If you want to go all out, purchase a fancy dress walking stick or Zimmer frame! But bear in mind, these might not return with you after a night out of drinking cocktails and wine.

11. Angels and Demons

Every girl group has its mummies and then the bad influencers. That’s why the angels and demons themed hen party idea is great. Let the bride choose who should dress up as what and get creative with outfits. Angels and demons can both be sexy in their own ways so don’t be afraid to go all out with unique accessories and decorations. Wings and halos are a staple accessory for all you angels whilst you sexy devils should opt for horns and a pitch fork to showcase your bad side. This unique hen party theme and idea is perfect if you are going to a cocktail master class. Ask the bartender to design cocktails around the angels and demons’ theme and don’t forget to do shooters throughout.

funny hen party ideas angels and demons

12. Cowgirls

Probably one of the most traditional themed hen party idea going, cowgirls is a great way to lasso all the girls together for one last night of uncontrollable fun. Cowgirl bachelorette parties can include some fab games that require little planning and we’ve found a blog with only the best cowgirl themed party games.. Of course, most of these games include drinking games and shots but some require teamwork, so get ready to become Thelma and Lousie! Fancy dress costumes are easy peasy. Chequered shirts, Demin jeans, cowboy boots and of course the iconic hat are required for this hen party event. So get your costumes set up and be ready to listen to a whole lot of Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus.

funny hen party ideas cowgirl

13. Cheerleaders

Give me a H. Give me a E. Give me a N. What does it spell? HEN! HEN! HEN! What better way to keep your spirits alive than with a cheer-tastic unique hen party theme? We’ve all seen the classic girly films such as Bring It On and absolutely fangirled over Kirsten Dunst. There are some fantastic fancy dress ideas and costumes online including the traditional American schoolgirl cheerleader outfits with pom poms galore. Online stores such as Etsy will be able to provide you with custom made cheer outfits, so get the whole squad together and get ready to cheer the night away.

unique hen party themes and ideas cheerleaders

Unique Hen Party Ideas and Themes Concluded

So, there you have it! 13 unique hen party ideas and themes to get you started in planning your best hen party theme ever. From unique hen party themes to classy hen do ideas and funny hen party ideas, we’ve outlined our very favourite themed hen parties we’ve seen at Ettington Chase. It’s now down to the bride squad to get those planners out and start getting creative with fancy-dress, costumes, accessories and decorations.

If you’re in need of a planner to help you get started, our events coordinators are experienced at planning awesome hen dos tailored to your requirements. Make a weekend of it by staying in our gorgeous manor house with our hen party venue in Warwickshire.

What comes after the hen party? Planning the wedding of course! Read more on our wedding ideas below:

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