So, the hen party’s just around the corner and everything’s arranged. But an important question remains; what are you going to wear? If you want something fun to help you stand out from the crowd and get some amazing photos, we highly recommend these hen do fancy dress ideas! So grab your tiaras, feather boas and dancing shoes because it's time to have a blast dressing up with your favourite people. And to give you inspiration, here’s our ultimate list of the best fancy dress ideas for hen parties. 

1. Great Gatsby

Step back into the roaring twenties with all the glitz and glam of a Great Gatsby party. This hen party idea fancy dress is a blast from the past, offering a chance to indulge in the extravagant lifestyle of the Jazz Age. Think flapper dresses with feathers and fringe, dapper suits and plenty of art deco accessories. From the dazzling decor to the swinging tunes, a Great Gatsby dress code promises a night of opulence and extravagance that would make Jay Gatsby proud. 

Hen do fancy dress ideas

2. Barbie

Life in plastic, it's fantastic! Embrace your inner Barbie and transform into the ultimate doll for a night of pink-tastic fun. This fancy dress theme is all about reliving childhood memories and embracing the playful, girly side of life. Deck yourselves out in bubblegum pink dresses, sky-high heels and accessories fit for a dollhouse. Whether you're channelling Margot Robbie’s Barbie from the 2023 film, Malibu Barbie or another fave from your childhood, the possibilities are endless and the outfits are fabulous!

3. RIP Single Life Funeral Attire

Say goodbye to the single life in style with funeral themed fancy dress! Deck yourselves out in all black attire and embrace the end of an era with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour. This is a hilarious way to wave goodbye to the bride's single days while celebrating the exciting journey ahead. Think black veils, black dress, and maybe even a mock eulogy to commemorate the occasion. It's a cheeky way to acknowledge and mock mourn the end of an era in epic fashion!

4. Angels and Devils

Heaven or hell, the choice is yours! Embrace your naughty or nice side with angel and devil outfits that are sure to raise some eyebrows. This theme is all about embracing duality and having fun with the contrast between good and evil. Whether you're donning angelic wings or devilish horns, this theme offers plenty of room for creativity and self-expression. It's a playful way to explore different aspects of your personality while enjoying a night of mischief and mayhem. 

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5. Hollywood Red Carpet

Lights, camera, action! Roll out the red carpet and get ready to strut your stuff like the A-listers you are. This theme is all about embracing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and feeling like a million bucks for a night of VIP treatment. From elegant gowns and gorgeously curled hair to dapper suits, this theme offers a chance to dress to impress and feel like a celebrity for the night. Whether you're channelling old Hollywood glamour or modern-day chic, it's a chance to shine bright and bask in the spotlight with your mates. 

6. GI Jane and Army

Attention! It's time to enlist in the ultimate hen do adventure with a GI Jane or army theme. Deck yourselves out in camouflage gear, combat boots, vests and dog tags as you party like soldiers on leave. Whether you're swapping war stories or dancing in epic formation, it's a chance to bond with your fellow troops and look great doing. So, lace up your boots and get ready for a night of adventure!

7. Superheroes

Calling all caped crusaders! It's time to unleash your inner superhero and save the day in style. This hen fancy dress idea is a fun way to embrace your inner hero and feel unstoppable. Whether you're channelling Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Supergirl or your own custom-made hero, this theme offers endless possibilities for creativity and fun. From striking costumes to epic poses, whether you're celebrating a hen party in London or elsewhere, it's a chance to let your imagination run wild and become the hero of your own story. 

Hen do fancy dress ideas

8. Where's Wally? 

Can you spot the bride-to-be? Get ready for a game of hide and seek with Where's Wally? outfits. This classic theme is a playful way to inject some nostalgia and fun into the celebration while keeping everyone on their toes. Deck yourselves out in red and white stripes and embrace the challenge of finding the elusive Wally (aka the bride) amidst the sea of partygoers. Whether you're blending into the crowd or standing out in style, it's a chance to test your detective skills and embrace your silly sides. 

9. Grannies

Grey hair, don't care! Embrace the golden years with a granny fancy dress for your hen party that's sure to bring the laughs. This theme is a hilarious way to celebrate the bride's journey into married life while poking fun at the inevitable march of time. From floral dresses and thick tights to sensible shoes and oversized glasses, this theme offers plenty of opportunities for creative costumes and silly antics. And don’t forget the talcum powder in your hair for a gorgeously grey look! 

10. Disney

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! Step into the magical world of Disney for a day or night out that’s straight out of a fairy tale. Whether you're a princess, villain or a talking animal sidekick, there's a character for everyone in the enchanted kingdom. From classic favourites like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White to 90’s faves like Ariel and Belle and more modern heroines like Tiana, Elsa and Moana, the options are endless. Dust off your tiara and get ready to live happily ever after with your fellow Disney divas! If you're a big Disney fan, you'll love our Disney hen party ideas blog. 

11. Naughty School Girls

Time to break out the rulers and pleated skirts for a hen do that's sure to get detention-worthy! The naughty schools girls theme is a total classic, all about tapping into that mischievous schoolyard vibe. Embrace your inner rebel with knee-high socks, short skirts, buttoned up shirts, pigtails and maybe even a pair of nerdy glasses. It's a playful nod to those carefree days of youth, with a dash of cheekiness thrown in for good measure. Don’t forget your textbooks!

12. Spice Girls

Spice up your life with a hefty dose of girl power and 90s nostalgia! Pay tribute to the iconic girl group and their messages of empowerment and friendship. Whether you're Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger or Posh, there's a Spice Girl for everyone in your squad. From platform shoes to Union Jack dresses, tracksuits to leopard print, it's all about embracing your inner popstar and zig-a-zig-ah-ing into the night!

13. Festival

Rock out with your flock for the ultimate festival vibes. The festival theme is perfect for any free spirits, made even more fun with flower crowns, floaty skirts and dresses, flares and a bit of face paint. Whether you're channelling Woodstock with fringe and bell bottoms or embracing Coachella chic with boho dresses and flower prints, it's all about letting your inner hippie shine. Go sticks are a great accessory here too. 

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14. 1990s

Party like it's 1999 with a 1990s-themed hen do that's sure to be all that and a bag of chips. This theme is a tribute to the grunge fashion and pop culture of the nineties, perfect for channelling your inner Spice Girl. Choose crop tops, plaid shirts, denim, oversized trousers, dresses over T-shirts and platform boots. And you can’t beat butterfly hair clips and a bit of brown lippy for added nineties nostalgia. It’s excellent! 

15. The Groom

Turn the tables and celebrate the groom-to-be with a hilarious hen do twist! The groom theme is all about dressing up as the man of the hour and giving him a taste of his own medicine. Think oversized suits, fake moustaches and beards and maybe even a blow-up doll for good measure. Alternatively, you could get cardboard masks of his face printed. It's a chance to poke fun at the groom and show him what he's in for when he says "I do." 

16. Harry Potter

Accio hen do fun! Step into the magical world of Hogwarts with Harry Potter fancy dress that's sure to cast a spell on the bride-to-be. Whether you're a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, there's a way for everyone to dress up to suit the wizarding world. From robes and wands to house scarves and sorting hats, get creative with your costumes. Visit our blog Harry Potter hen party ideas for more inspo. 

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17. Britney

Oops, you did it again! Pay homage to the one and only pop princess with a Britney-themed hen do that's sure to hit you, baby, one more time with nostalgia. She has so many looks to recreate including her school girl outfit, red PVC catsuit, sequined jumpsuit, circus ringleader, flight attendant from Toxic and so much more. There's a look for every era of the princess of pop's iconic career. Snakes are optional! 

18. Beyonce

Bow down and celebrate Queen Bey in all her glory with outfits that are fierce, fabulous and flawless. Unleash your inner Sasha Fierce, Mrs Carter or simply Beyonce herself. We know you’ll love every minute of being a queen for the night. From bodysuits to bootylicious dance moves, there's no shortage of inspiration when it comes to paying tribute to the ultimate R&B icon. What could be better if you’re crazy in love with Beyonce? 

19. Doctors and Nurses

Time to play doctor! The doctors and nurses theme is the perfect prescription for a hen do that’s fun and flirty. Whether you're rocking a white lab coat or a skimpy nurse's uniform, the photos are going to look amazing. Add some stethoscopes, syringes and maybe even a fake thermometer for good measure, and you're ready to administer a healthy dose of fun to the bride-to-be. Are you ready to play doctor? 

Hen do fancy dress ideas

20. Flight Attendants

Prepare for take off for some high-flying fun! The flight attendants theme is the perfect excuse to dress up in your chicest airline attire and jet set around the world (or maybe just the local pub during your Liverpool hen party!). Think crisp uniforms, stylish scarves and maybe even some pilot hats for good measure. Embrace the glamour of air travel and feel like a first-class passenger for the night. Are you ready for take off? 

21. Safari Animals

Pack your binoculars and get ready for a wild adventure with a safari hen do fancy dress. This theme is a roaring good time, perfect for unleashing your inner jungle queen or king. From fierce lions to graceful giraffes, there's an animal for everyone in your safari squad. Embrace earthy tones and animal prints for your outfit, and don't forget to add some safari-inspired make up, like golden eyeshadow and a bold red lip or even full on face paint if you want to go all out. 

22. Cheerleaders

Give me a H-E-N, give me a D-O! Get ready to bring the spirit and pep to the party with a cheerleader dress code. Expect enthusiasm and plenty of high-energy fun as you bring it on! Deck yourselves out in pom-poms, megaphones, little skirts and cheer-worthy outfits as you rally together to celebrate the bride-to-be in true cheer-tastic fashion. Whether you're leading a cheer or busting out your best dance moves, it's a chance to let loose and spread some happiness. 

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23. Grease

Tell me about it, stud! Step back in time to the fabulous 50s and rock ‘n' roll all night long. This theme is a blast from the past, perfect for any budding Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Think leather jackets, poodle skirts, ponytails and plenty of retro-inspired accessories to complete your look. The bride-to-be can come in Sandy’s final look, complete with spray on tight trousers, an off the shoulder top and the biggest hair. And don't forget to add some vintage-inspired make up, like winged eyeliner and a pop of red lipstick. 

24. Pyjama Party

Snuggle up and get cosy with this hen do fancy dress that's all about comfort and fun. This theme is perfect for kicking back and relaxing with your favourite girls and guys in your comfiest PJs. Think fluffy robes, fuzzy slippers and plenty of oversized onesies. You don’t need to wear much make up with this theme, making it perfect for low maintenance hens but if you want to wear some, soft pastel eyeshadow and a touch of glitter goes a long way. Now, who’s up for a pillow fight? 

25. Hawaiian

Aloha, party people! Get ready to hula your way into the perfect tropical paradise with Hawaiian-themed hen do outfits. Embrace the laid-back vibes of the islands and soak up the sun with your favourite ohana. Think grass skirts, flower leis, wavy hair and plenty of colourful prints for your outfit. And don't forget to add some island-inspired make up like bright floral eyeshadow and a pop of coral lipstick. It's a chance to escape to a tropical paradise and say Mahalo for a night of fun!

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26. 1980s

Calling all Material Girls! Revel in the cheesy music, neon colours and big hair of the 80s as you don shoulder pads, leg warmers, tights and lycra, complete with chunky, plastic earrings and loads of bangles. The more, the better! For your makeup, choose  bold, dramatic looks with neon colours. Bright blue eyeshadow is always good for added retro flair. What better outfit to wear as you dance the night away to 80s tunes? 

27. Pub Golf

Fore! Tee off for a hen do that's guaranteed to be a hole in one with pub golf style clothing. This theme is a fun twist on classic golf clothes where you’ll don polo shirts, plaid trousers, long socks and visors. Once you’re ready, it’s time for a pub golf crawl around the town where you’ll really look the part. Don’t forget to take loads of photos of you all looking fresh. 

28. Pirates

Ahoy there, mateys! Set sail for adventure and a swashbuckling good time, perfect for any pirate queens. From eye patches to tricorn hats, cut-off shorts to gold medallions, there's no shortage of pirate-inspired accessories to complete your look. And don't forget to add some pirate-inspired make up like smoky eyes and a bold red lip. You can even make up on a few scars to really look the part! What better outfit if you’re doing a treasure hunt? 

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29. Cops and Robbers

It’ll be criminal to neglect these popular hen party outfits! Play cops and robbers as you dress up and commit crimes against fashion. Have fun with some cheeky roleplay as you choose whether to be a policewoman or a bank robber. Go for police uniforms, handcuffs and, of course, loads of black and white stripes. Dramatic make up works a treat here so try out smoky eyes and bold red lipstick. Indulge in some harmless mischief and make memories with your fellow lawbreakers. 

30. Minions

Banana! Get ready for a despicable night of fun with Minions themed hen do fancy dress ideas that are sure to bring out your inner child. This theme is a hilarious tribute to everyone's favourite yellow troublemakers. Don bright yellow tops, blue denim dungarees and oversized goggles. Use lots of bold yellow and blue eyeshadow for those signature minion eyes. It's a chance to embrace your silly side and let loose with your fellow minions. 

31. Masquerade Ball

Step into a world of mystery and intrigue with a masquerade ball hen do dress code. Embrace the elegance and romance of a bygone era and indulge in some glamorous mask-wearing fun. Slip on elaborate ball gowns, sparkling accessories, and, of course, a stunning mask to complete your ensemble. It's a chance to feel like royalty for the night and dance the night away in a whirlwind of fantasy and romance. Everyone will be wondering who’s behind the mask. 

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32. Little Black Dress

Keep it classy and chic with a little black dress that’s timeless and elegant. This simple to do theme is ideal as most women will have a LBD in their wardrobe, helping to cut down on costs. Plus, there’s a LBD to suit every style and silhouette. And when it comes to make up, less is more with this classic look. Think understated elegance with soft, neutral tones and a touch of shimmer for added glamour. 

33. White Party

Get ready to glow in the night with all white clothing, oozing elegance and sophistication. This theme is like stepping into a dreamy cloud of white, where everyone looks like they just stepped off the pages of a fashion magazine. From flowing white dresses to crisp linen suits, the outfit options are endless. And when it comes to make up, think ethereal and luminous with soft, shimmery shades and a touch of silver or gold for extra sparkle. It's a chance to shine bright like a diamond.

34. Unicorns

This theme is a little kid’s dream come true as you channel your inner unicorn princess. Think pastel-coloured tutus, glittering unicorn horns and plenty of iridescent accessories to make your sparkle and shine. And when it comes to make up, the sky's the limit! Think rainbow eyeshadow, glittery eyeliner and a touch of holographic highlighter. Let your imagination run wild with this mythical hen party dress theme. 

Hen do fancy dress ideas

35. Mermaids

This one’s bound to make a splash! This theme is all about embracing your inner sexy sea siren and it’s great fun, whether you’re big fans of The Little Mermaid, Splash or just want to look gorgeous. Don your shimmering mermaid tails, seashell bras, pearls and make your hair wavy and flowing.  Make up wise, go for an ethereal look with soft, sea-inspired shades of blue, green and purple. It’s time to find out if it really is better down where it’s wetter! 

36. Bond Girls

Being a Bond Girl might be known by some as the cheat’s fancy dress but it’s a classic for a reason, mostly because it’s easy and you can usually reuse a dress you already have. The Bond Girl look is all about looking glamorous and gorgeous; think little black dresses and sleek gowns with expensive looking accessories and vampy make up. It's a great look if you're doing a classy activity like cocktail making in London or your chosen city. Bond movies come out pretty regularly so there’s plenty of inspiration available. 

37. Alice in Wonderland

Fall down the rabbit hole with a whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme that's full of fantasy. The dress code for this includes pretty tea party dresses, oversized hats and playing cards, especially if you’re going for a Queen of Hearts look. You can have fun with face paint here, whether you’re Alice, the Cheshire Cat or the White Rabbit. With so much choice, it gives every hen the freedom to express herself. 

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38. Toga Party

Party like you’re in ancient Rome in a toga, a hilarious throwback to laurel wrests and epic feasts as well as university fun. Unleash your inner Julius Caesar with this simple theme where you can buy a toga or just fashion one out of your bed sheet! Keep your make up classic with soft, natural tones and a touch of bronzer for that sun-kissed glow. You’re going to like it's 49 BC!

39. Baywatch

Pamela Anderson ain’t got nothing on you, ladies! These popular hen party costumes are hotter than the California sun as you dress up as the iconic lifeguards from hit TV show, Baywatch and embrace that beach babe vibe. Pop on red swimsuits and mirrored aviator sunglasses. That’s all you’ll need! It's a chance to flaunt what you've got and strut your stuff like Pam or David Hasselhoff running in slow motion.

40. Burlesque Dancers

Unleash your inner seductress as you dress up like a burlesque dancing pro, perfect for sassy hens. Celebrate your femininity and curves with some glamorous vintage-inspired flair. Think corsets, feather boas, fishnet tights and plenty of lace and satin for your outfit. Add smouldering make up with dark, smoky eyes and vampy purple lipstick. It’s time to let your inner showgirl out and put on a dazzling performance for your adoring audience. 

Hen do fancy dress ideas

41. Prom

Relive the magic of your school days and dress to impress as you indulge in all the glitz and glamour of your teenage dreams, minus the drama of cliques and mean girls! Think elegant ball gowns, fancy tuxedos, corsages and boutonnieres. Keep make up classic and elegant with soft, romantic tones and a touch of sparkle for added glam. It's a chance to feel like royalty as you dance the night away with your favourite people. 

42. 2000s

Bring the Y2K vibes with a 2000s themed night that's sure to be off the chain, paying tribute to the iconic pop culture, music and fashion of the era. Think Paris Hilton, Britney, Beyonce and Lynsay Logan for a hen party in Brighton, the UK or Europe to remember! Get out your low-rise jeans, crop tops and bling. And for makeup, go for glamorous looks with bold colours and maybe even some rhinestones for added sparkle. We highly recommend not plucking your eyebrows off into oblivion though!

43. Sailors

It’s going to be smooth sailing all night long with this nautical fancy dress idea. Think navy blue and white stripes, anchor motifs and, of course, a cute sailor hat. Fresh make up with a bold red lip and winged eyeliner is perfect for creating the look of classic pin-up girls. So, hoist the anchor and get ready to sail away into the sunset with your hens. 

Hen do fancy dress ideas

44. Dinosaurs

Get ready for a prehistoric party that's sure to be dino-mite! This theme is a blast from the past, perfect for Jurassic Park fans or anyone who wants to wear something quirky and stand out from the crowd. Think dinosaur onesies, inflatable T-Rex costumes, dinosaur print dresses, jewellery and more. For make up, think green scales, yellow spikes and a touch of glitter for that Jurassic sparkle. It's time to party like it's the Cretaceous period. 

45. Christmas

It's time to sleigh! Whether you’re having your hen party during the festive season or just want an unusual theme, these winter wonderland outfits are sure to spread holiday cheer and festive vibes. Think Santa hats, ugly Christmas jumpers, reindeer antlers and twinkling lights. And when it comes to make up, think frosty and festive with shimmering eyeshadow and a touch of red or green lipstick. You’ll rock around the Christmas tree all night and look fabulous doing it. 

46. Gangsters

Get ready to make an offer they can't refuse with hen do fancy dress outfits that are straight out of the Roaring Twenties. Are you ready to channel your inner mob boss or moll? Put on your best pinstripe suits or skirts, fedoras and faux fur for over the top glamour. And when it comes to make up, think smoky eyes and a bold red lip worthy of a femme fatale. It's a fun way to indulge in some old-school glamour.

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47. Girl Guides and Brownies

Were you a Girl Guide or a Brownie when you were a kid? Relive the good old days with this nostalgic theme where you’ll wear uniform-inspired outfits complete with sashes, badges in blue or the iconic brown and mustard yellow. Brownies and Guides are known for being good old fashioned go-getters.  Just see how long you can all keep your good girl reputations when the drinks start flowing! 

48. Nerds and Geeks

Prepare yourselves for a nerd-tastic time. This theme is all about embracing your inner brainiac and celebrating all things nerdy and geeky. Think braces, chequered patterns, big glasses and long socks with your hair slicked back and make up freckles added for authenticity. It's a chance to let your geek flag fly and bond over your shared love of all things nerdy. Don’t forget your calculator. 

49. Playboy Bunny

Hop into the ultimate bunny brigade with sexy and playful fancy dress costumes, perfect for bombshells. Wear satin corsets, bunny ears, fishnet tights and fluffy tails for your outfit. And when it comes to make up, think sultry and seductive with smoky eyes and a bold red lip. It's a chance to embrace your feminine power and strut your stuff like the ultimate sex symbol. So, grab your bunny ears and get ready to play dress-up in the Playboy Mansion…or your favourite cocktail bar!

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50. Cavegirls

Go back in time with a fancy dress idea for hens that’s straight out of the Stone Age. Wear animal prints, faux fur and bone accessories to party like it’s 10,000 BC! Make up can be as subtle or wild as you like. You can keep it earthy with neutral tones or go all out with tribal face paint. And don’t forget to ditch the straighteners and backcomb that hair if you really want to show off your wild side. 

51. Oompah Loompas

Look like you’ve just walked straight out of Willy Wonka's factory. This is a great ideas for fans of the movies or just chocolate in general! Pop on orange wigs, green overalls, face paint and sweetie accessories like sweet-shaped earrings. Have a good laugh as you unleash your best Hugh Grant impression from the Wonka movie! This theme is your golden ticket for a great time.

52. Wild West

Saddle up for a rootin' tootin' good time with a Wild West theme that's sure to be a hoedown to remember. Are you ready to unleash your inner cowgirl or outlaw. Slip on cowboy boots, fringe vests and denim skirts. Add some bronzed and sun-kissed make up with a touch of rustic charm. So, grab your lasso and get ready to ride off into the sunset with your favourite people!

Hen do fancy dress ideas

53. Nuns

This one’s a cheeky classic, a hilarious nod to the traditional clothes of convent life, perfect for channelling your inner sister. Think black habits, white wimples and rosary beads. And when it comes to make up, keep it simple and demure with soft, natural tones and a touch of innocence. It's a chance to embrace your pious side and have some fun with a bit of religious satire. Get ready to repent (or just party) with your fellow sisters!

54. Super Mario Sisters

It's-a me, Mario! Get ready for a gaming adventure with a Super Mario Sisters themed hen do that's sure to be a 1-Up. This theme is a nostalgic tribute to everyone's favourite plumber, his brother and his friends. Wear red or green overalls and hats or go for a look inspired by Princess Peach, Bowser or even Yoshi! It's a chance to bond over your shared love of classic video games, sure to level up your night out. 

55. Circus Ringmasters

Roll up, roll up! Step into the spotlight as a circus ringmaster with an outfit that's sure to be a showstopper. Think Greatest Showman and slip into bold red jackets, fishnet tights and top hats, adding lots of theatrical flair for your outfit. If you’re feeling brave, you can complete your look with a whip to command attention! Go for dramatic looks with make up with bold colours and exaggerated features to match the circus vibe. You’re the star of the show tonight. 

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56. Shepherd and Sheep

You’re in for baaaa-rilliant fun with this theme that guarantees a flocking good time. This theme is a hilarious twist on the traditional farmyard theme, perfect for embracing your inner shepherd or fluffy little lamb. Go for shepherd costumes with crooks and robes, or fluffy sheep onesies for your outfit, complete with some fluffy ears or a curly wig. It’s a great idea for the bride to be the shepherd and the hens being the sheep to make things even more fun. 

57. Jailbreak Convicts

Break out of the ordinary and embrace your inner rebel, causing a little mischief along the way. Slip into black-and-white striped prison uniforms or go for orange jumpsuits, complete with a mugshot board for hilarious photo ops. Don’t forget the handcuffs. They could come in handy for some hen party dares! Have fun pretending to be on the wrong side of the law with your fellow convicts!

58. ABBA

Dancing queens, get ready to boogie the night away and look good doing it! This theme is a tribute to the legendary Swedish super pop group and it’s the perfect choice for disco divas. It’s time to slip on those glittery jumpsuits, platform boots and sequined outfits for a dazzling retro look. For your face, use shimmery eyeshadow and a bold lip to match, making sure to channel those 1970s vibes. There's no better outfit if you're heading an ABBA themed bottomless brunch in Manchester. Also available in other major cities. 

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59. Sex and the City

Take on the town in style with a Sex and the City fancy dress that's pure cosmopolitan chic. This theme is a tribute to the iconic TV show and its fabulous leading ladies, perfect for channelling your inner Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda. Think trendy Manhattan style with designer dresses, killer heels and statement accessories, complete with a cosmopolitan cocktail in hand, of course! It’s all about glamour, sophistication and self expression. You might even find your very own Mr Big or Aiden tonight! 

60. Oktoberfest Bavarian Girls

Prost! Raise a stein and celebrate in true Bavarian style with an Oktoberfest-themed hen do that's full of beer, bratwurst and Bavarian charm. Whether you’re celebrating your hen in October, in Germany or neither, this fun theme is perfect for unleashing your inner beer maiden. Don those dirndls, lederhosen and plaid clothing, complete with a pretzel necklace and an alpine hat. For makeup, think fresh-faced and rosy-cheeked with a touch of Bavarian flair. 

61. Onesies

Snuggle up and get cosy with a hen party fancy dress idea that’s about comfort and fun. This theme is a nod to everyone's favourite one-piece pyjamas, perfect for embracing your inner child and looking wacky while doing it. Think animal onesies, superhero onesies and movie-themed onesies, the funnier the better! What’s even better is that you don’t have to worry about wearing heels with a onesie so you can hit the dance floor all night without any pain!

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62. Sporting Stars

This theme is a home run as you celebrate your favourite sporting superstars and athletes, perfect for channelling your inner sporting superstar. Wear polo shirts, shorts, sweatbands, headbands, recreating the look of your favourite sports star. Go for bold looks with vibrant colours for your make up, and maybe even some face paint to represent your favourite team. It's a great way to show off and bond over your shared love of sports.

63. Hen Hats

If you’re looking for an easy to create fancy dress costume for your hen do, wearing hats is a great option. There’s plenty of fun to be had with playful headgear. Think outrageous hats, fascinators, tiaras and crowns. You’re spoilt for choice with hats such as fedoras, caps, beanies, berets, bucket hats and so many more. You can even get crafty and make your own hat from scratch!

64. 1950s

Step back in time to the fabulous fifties, a right blast from the past. This theme is a tribute to the golden age of rock 'n' roll and retro glamour. Think American culture and pin-up girls with swing dresses, poodle skirts and polka dots galare. Don’t forget the winged black eyeliner and a bold red lip to match your vintage style. It's a chance to indulge in some old-school glamour and dance the night away to your favourite fifties tunes!

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65. 1960s

Calling every flower child! It’s time to get groovy baby with a 1960s theme. Embrace the spirit of the swinging 60s  and all its psychedelic glory. Think mini dresses, go-go boots and paisley prints, complete with retro accessories. Make up from this era is just as fun with bold, colourful looks, bright eyeshadow, heavy eyeliner and false lashes for added drama. Tonight is all about peace and love!a 

66. 1970s

Get funky with this disco ready hen party theme that’s bound to be a boogie wonderland and perfect for all dancing queens and kings! Wear your best flares, platform shoes, over the top patterns and medallions. A bit of glitter always helps to add a bit of 70s glam too! Now you’re dance floor ready, it’s time to strut your stuff on the dance floor like you’re in Saturday Night Fever!

67. Zombies

Sink your teeth into a ghoulishly good time with zombie hen do fancy dress that’s frightfully fun. This theme unleashes the undead for a night of spooky shenanigans. And a great part of this theme is that you can make your own outfits. Create tattered clothes by cutting up stuff you don’t wear anymore and smothering it with fake blood. Use fake blood and pale powder for your make up to help you transform into a zombie. Accessorise with fake wounds, torn stockings or even a zombie pet if you're feeling adventurous! 

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68. Bride's Initials

This is nice and simple and gives guests plenty of freedom when it comes to what to wear.  All you need to do is to dress up as something that starts with the same letter as the bride’s first name. So, if the bride-to-be is called Sarah, you could come as Snow White, a smurf, surfer, sorcerer, skeleton or supergirl. If her name is Charlotte, you could come as a cat, Cinderella, a cavewoman, clown or cheerleader. You get the idea. 

69. Crayons

This fancy dress idea can be DIY or shop bought as you dress up as the iconic Crayola style crayons we all had as a child. Think bright and bold outfits representing different crayon colours, from fiery reds to cool blues and sunny yellows. Accessories could include oversized crayon hats or DIY crayon box bags. Colourful eyeshadow and lipstick to match your outfit is essential. 

70. Bride's Favourite Colour

This is probably one of the easiest hen party fancy dress ideas and offers lots of flexibility. All you need to do is dress in the bride-to-be’s favourite colour, whether it’s red, black, pink or anything in between. Alternatively, you could each wear different colours. Coordinate your hair and make up to create a gorgeously uniform look. You’ll get some amazing photos tonight!

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71. Beach Party

Dive into fun with a fancy dress theme that's like a mini holiday, bringing the beach vibes wherever you are. Slip on gorgeous tropical prints, flowy dresses and beachy accessories like straw hats and sunglasses. Don't forget your flip flops or sandals for that authentic beach feel! For make up, keep it fresh and natural with bronzed skin and shimmering eyeshadow to capture that sunkissed glow. Then it’s time to hit the town, looking vacation ready! 

72. Star Wars

May the force be with you! If you’re looking for nerdy hen do fancy dress costume ideas, a Star Wars theme is always a winner, transporting you to a galaxy far, far away, It’s time to unleash your inner Jedi or Sith Lord. Choose costumes inspired by your favourite Star Wars characters, from Princess Leia's iconic white dress and space buns to Darth Vader's menacing black armour. Accessorise with lightsabers, blasters or even droid companions if you’re crafty!

Arrange Your Hen Party Fancy Dress Today

We hope you've found some inspiration in our ultimate guide to hen do fancy dress ideas. Whether you're rocking retro 80s vibes or channelling your inner superhero, the most important thing is to have fun with your theme and celebrate in style. And don't forget to capture all those Instagram-worthy moments!