Choosing a hen party theme is a very serious business. A hen night (and matching stag night) is considered a real highlight of the whole wedding process. It provides the hen with unadulterated fun amongst her closest friends and family members in a way that a very proper wedding ceremony and reception could not and it marks the change from the old life to the new.

Hen party costumes and the whole theme of the party should reflect the personality of the hen herself and also be in keeping with the venue of the party. The theme may be obvious to all the participants from the start as it may take into account the job, hobby or general obsession of the hen. A few good examples of this could be Grease (the movie), doctors and nurses or period drama hen party outfits!

If the potential hen party participants are struggling for an appropriate theme they may consider visiting fancy dress shops or websites in order to gain inspiration or hen party fancy dress ideas. There they will not only see complete outfits but also specialist accessories such as wigs, theatre make up or face paints. Many people will consider purchasing a couple of accessories rather than a whole outfit especially if budgets are tight.

Themed decades are popular choices for hen parties. The decade the hen spent her formative years in is a good idea as music and decor can also be matched. Whatever the ultimate choice of themes for the hen outfits the whole process of choosing and planning should almost be as enjoyable as the party itself.