Vintage hen do ideas
Not everyone wants a crazy night out in the town for their hen party, sometimes something more elegant and retro is more up the Bride’s alley? Nice classic tea party for example, or a chilled picnic in the sunshine with all her close family and friends.
Forgot about tacky, how about tasteful and unique? Vintage themed hen parties add that touch of class and elegance that Bride will just love.
We have the perfect guide with ideas to having the best vintage hen party.
What to consider if having a vintage themed hen do?
Type of event and location
What would the Bride and her guests enjoy doing? There is a great choice of fun ideas for the party to do. Here are some suggestions:
Sandwiches, macaroons, cupcakes and plenty of tea. Sounds delicious right? You can have a lovely classy afternoon, sat around a table enjoying a selection of finger foods and tea.
A great opportunity to learn about champagne, try many varieties and you may even find the perfect champers for the wedding reception party. This is a fun sit down option for the party.
Both provocative and fun, burlesque dancing can be the ultimate laugh for the party.
glamorous style of camping, great for outdoors people, without having to sleep on an uncomfortable airbed in a cramped tent. Ideal if you want to extend your hen do for more than just a few hours. Get together around a fire, have a few drinks and have a good laugh with your friends and family.
Arts and crafts lessons
Whether it’s glass blowing, perfume making, garter making etc. There is such a huge variety of arts and crafts lessons available, all of which can be lots of fun and a great activity to do together.
Dress up or dress down, clothing and accessories
Having a vintage themed hen party is a great opportunity to go all out and dress up with glamorous dresses and gorgeous hair up-dos or even if you want something a bit more casual there is still some great vintage hen party accessories to make you look fab at the hen do. Here are some of our favourites:
50s Style Vintage Style Party Cocktail Dress
These styles of dresses are an absolute classic, perfect for a vintage themed hen do. This particular dress is made from polyester and spandex, with a pleated bodice and a concealed zip. Available in 13 colours and sizes S – 3XL. This would look incredible with a curly updo, red lips, pearl necklace and a cute pair of kitten heels.
1920’s Style Vintage Feather Headband And Accessories
These styles of headbands give off the vintage vibes. The whole party would look fab with one of these on. They make for a perfect photo to remember the hen party by. This particular headband accessory set comes with one black feather jewelled headband, a pearl necklace, a pair of black gloves, backdrop earrings and a black cigarette holder. Perfect to match with any outfit to give it the ideal retro 20’s look.
Personalised floral, vintage hen party sash
Sashes are a typical accessory at a hen party, but they don’t have to be tacky and a complete eye-sore. They can be a gorgeous accessory and make a lovely keepsake to remember the event. This particular sash is available in 4 different floral print, 10 wording choices and the Bride’s one can be personalised with her future surname. Made from 100% cotton.
Gold Vintage Hen Party Badges
Hen party badges are a lovely gesture for all guests, they also make a great keepsake. These particular badges are available in a pack of 24. They can be fully personalised with dates, names and roles.
Decorations are a general must-have no matter where you are having the hen party. Whether it is just a cute banner or you want to go all out and have balloons, crockery, confetti, the whole damn lot! There are so many vintage hen party decorations to choose from. Here are some of our favourites:
Vintage Fabric Heart Bunting
Buntings are very cute and simplistic, they can be hung no matter where your party is located. They can be attached to the wall or a table and make a fantastic feature in the room that can also be used as a photo prop. This particular bunting a total of 3 yards in length. Made with fabric with a little white heart on each flag.
Gold Vintage Heart Confetti
Confetti is such a cheap but wonderful decoration to have at a party, it is versatile so you can sprinkle some on the table, sprinkle into gift bags, put inside of balloons or even just have some fun and throw it all around. This particular confetti is cut into vintage style love hearts and will look sweet and sophisticated however you use it.
Vintage Floral Dinnerware
If you are planning on having food at your hen party that a nice add-on to suit the vintage theme is some vintage style disposable dinnerware. This particular set comes with enough for 24 guests including plates, knives, forks, spoons, napkins and cups. It has a gorgeous vintage floral look to it and it is made from biodegradable paper.
Party favours are a lovely gesture, you can provide items that can be useful or fun throughout the party and for after the party. As well as little keepsakes to remember the party. Here are some of our favourites:
Rose Gold Floral Hen Party Gift Bags
It is always nice to give party favours to the guests, and more than likely you are going to need a bag to put these in. Whether they be just simplistic brown bags or something a bit more fancy, there is a great range of vintage hen party bags available. These particular hen party gift bags are perfect to suit an afternoon tea party or a garden party etc. available in a pack of 5. There is a whole range of elegant vintage floral decorations and accessories to match on Amazon.
Personalised Vintage-Style Lip Balm
Very sweet and useful. This lip balm comes in a tin that can be personalised with text of your choice, there are many designs to pick from including different vintage floral designs and an amazing 30 different flavours to pick from. Made from natural ingredients and it is vegetarian. Making it the perfect gift everyone will enjoy and appreciate.
Vintage Thank You Matchbox
This makes a wonderful container for placing little gifts into or even just some sweets. The box has ‘a little thank you’ writing in vintage writing. This is available in a pack of 10 and each box measures 4.5cm x 6.5cm.