Planning a vintage hen party at home and on a budget? Well, you are in the right place. Follow these really simple steps from HenBox – suppliers of all kinds of hen party goodies – and you will see how to pull out all the stops without breaking the bank.
Step One:Choose Your Era
First things first, you need to decide which era suits your personality best. Do you love the roaring twenties? Or are the swinging sixties more your style?
Once you have settled on a theme, ask your hens to visit local vintage / charity shops and find a suitable themed outfit. This doesn’t cost the earth and will look great in photos.
Step Two: Set The Scene
Hosting a hen party at home is a cheaper alternative to renting a space or hiring someone to run it for you. But it does mean making a little bit more effort when it comes to hen party decorations and accessories.
Treat the bride to a vintage inspired rosette and sash and the rest of the hens to badges. It’s the little touches that will make your hen party stand out from all the rest. Decorate the room you are hosting the hen party in with vintage-inspired bunting and some pretty paper lanterns.
Now that the scene is set, choose some music to reflect the era that you have chosen. Add some personal touches too. Create a memory wall full of pictures of the bride with all her guests (print them in black and white or try out the vintage image effects over at Pic Monkey). Give all the hens a goody bag full of presents to help them survive the hen do in style.
Step Three: Choose Your Activity
Next up, you will want to either book someone to run an activity or try to host it yourself. There are lots of activities to choose from. Vintage craft workshops, Charleston dance lessons, retro makeovers, vintage photo shoots…you name it. If you are looking for a vintage hen party company to travel to you, take a look at the HenBox Supplier Directory.
Step Four: Food and Drink
Food is easy. If you are having a vintage hen party, there is just one choice when it comes to food…an afternoon tea party. Ask all your guests to bring something and either have a buffet or a sit down afternoon tea at home. So bring on the scones, sandwiches, tea and cake because a vintage hen do would not be complete without an afternoon tea. (And don’t forget the fizz!) HenBox sells a wide range of vintage hen party plates, cups and cake stands so that you can throw your own tea party at home.
Step Five: Hen Party Games
Last but not least, choose your hen party games. It’s important that you choose a game that will be appropriate for not only your bride, but also the guests. So make sure you think about your hen party games before you commit. HenBox has a free Hen Party Game Kit that you can download at home. If hen party games fill your bride with dread, why not get some vintage inspired photo booth props instead!
And that’s it. If you have followed these five steps, you should easily plan a vintage hen party at home without too much fuss. For more hen party planning ideas, check out the HenBox blog.