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Let’s Dress The Hen Up - Costume Ideas

Hen parties are known to include a fancy dress theme where everyone dresses up in something to do with the theme and lots of fun is had as all the ladies go gallivanting around in their costumes.

But let’s try something new! Why not dress just the hen up while all the other ladies dress as they would on a normal night out? It’s the perfect way to let everyone around know that the only lady in costume is the one that the hen party is for. All eyes will be on her and that’s the aim of the game, right ladies?

So let’s get into some of our favourite costumes you can bring along and have the hen dress up in...and, hey, maybe she can dress up in more than one costume!

So here is Let’s Dress The Hen Up - Costume Ideas!

1. Cop

The hen will feel in charge while wearing this costume. It can be done in many ways. The classic cop costume will add some sexy mysteriousness to the hen and she’ll feel great in the get-up. On the other hand, she could dress up as a member of An Garda Siochana (the Irish Police) and it could lead to some funny moments as the hen party goes on.

2. Cowgirl

Yee-haw, partner! There are a few options here...the hen can dress up as Woody or Jesse from Toy Story for some hilarity, the standard cowboy outfit for some more laughs and giggles, or she can go the sexy cowgirl route and wear some short denim jeans, a checkered shirt with a light T-shirt underneath, a cowboy hat and some cowboy boots!

3. Nun

The solo version of the Sister Act! The hen can dress up in her finest nun costume equipped with some stylish rosary beads and a massive cross around her neck. The innocence of the costume may be tested as the night goes on though so make sure she doesn’t drink too much of that Holy Water.

4. Cheerleader

If you think of all of those classic American high school movies then you’ll definitely know the cheerleader costume we’re talking about. With the brightly coloured short dress that normally has a capital letter on the front and the pom poms that will make the hen want to swing her arms around in joy, this costume is super simple but will be sure to draw attention her way.

5. Superhero

Dress the hen up in a heroic Wonder Woman costume and make sure she has the lasso because this simple outfit can be doubled up to start a game. Wonder Woman’s lasso has the power to make people tell the truth so the hen can go around lassoing people all night and she can ask them questions to which they have to tell the truth.

These ideas are more than enough to show that dropping the fancy dress theme for the whole hen party and just applying it to the hen can be just as much fun as everyone dressing up, if not more! This is her moment to shine and what better way than to make her stand out from the crowd?

Kate Hyde
Kate Hyde
Kate, originally from Cork, founded in 2008 in her spare bedroom in Waterford. Since then, the company has grown to 6 websites in our group across 4 countries. Kate is an expert on hen party and stag party planning and organisation and is even the author of a book on the topic - “How to Hen Party - the Essential Guide” (Currach Press).
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