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Our Favourite Hen Party Fancy Dress Themes

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Looking to set a fancy dress theme for your hen party? It’s a great idea and can make your hen party stand out from all the rest. Forget the printed t-shirts and sashes, we’re talking about going all out with costumes and accessories. It’s a fab idea and one that’ll leave you with some of the best memories. Here are some of our favourite fancy dress themes for a hen party.

Superheroes for a Fancy Dress Theme

Ever wanted to be your favourite costumed hero? Don your best outfit from either Black Widow, Scarlett Witch, Wonder Woman or Batgirl. Or how does a female Deadpool sound? A Superhero themed hen party allows you to do just that. Whether you choose Marvel or DC, you’ve got a wide range of heroes you can choose from. You can even get creative and make your own superhero costume. With a massive cosplay community online on both Instagram and YouTube, you can find tips and tricks on how to design your very own superhero outfit. So why not give it a try?

Sleepover Party

Are you having a pampering day as part of your hen party? This fancy dress theme will fit right into that plan. Simply dress up in your finest pyjamas (fluffy if it’s wintertime) and you’re ready to go. The idea is a simple one but it ensures you’ll be as comfortable as possible for the whole day. You can decide to keep the theme going for the night out as well and it’ll bring some nice laughs to the group when you all walk into the bar looking like you’re about to hop into bed. But hey, the best part is that once you get back to your hotel room, you actually will be ready to just hop in.

Burlesque for a Fancy Dress Theme

Ladies, are you ready to feel sexy? Dust off those corsets (or maybe they’re not so dusty), pull up those tights and get ready to hit the town hard! Your best-winged eyeliner and most colourful lipstick will be a big help with a Burlesque fancy dress theme. The idea is to go over the top with the glitz and the glam and rock that sassiness like you know you can! Include all the accessories such as elbow-length gloves and frilly hats and you’ll be onto a winner. The bars won’t know what hit them when you all rock up looking to party!


Show your assertiveness with a policewoman outfit. Equipped with your baton and cuffs, you’ll have to make sure you don’t get into character and “arrest” some random strangers during the night. All in the name of fun, of course! So whether you choose to be the good cop or bad cop, remember to enjoy your time and keep the fun coming all night.


Who doesn’t love their Grandmother? That’s the idea behind this fancy dress theme. A cardigan, grey wig, glasses and a long dress with flat shoes will complete the look. It’ll add extra laughter when you show off your best moves on the dancefloor later in the night. Granny’s got moves!

And that’s that! We hope at least one of these has caught your attention. If you choose one of these themes for your hen party be sure to tag us in your Instagram photos because we’d love to see them.

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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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Paul Twohig
Cooler than a pint of Guinness, with the ultimate little black book of Irish suppliers. The go-to guru for suppliers and contacts. In his spare time, Paul likes to read, cycle and spend time with his family.
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