Classy Hen Party Ideas

By: claire

Classy Hen Party Ideas

So, your bestie is getting married (woop woop!). And soon, after the initial discussions of wedding dresses, venues and honeymoons, thoughts usually turn to classy hen party ideas! Now listen up girls because we have loads of classy hen party ideas to make the hen party a really spectacular event. As chief bridesmaid this is going to be your opportunity to give the bride to be the best night of her life (prior to the wedding of course)!

Now, if you ladies have decided to go for a real classy affair, there are a few things to keep in mind! Firstly, accessories such as flashing bunny ears, straw willys and fluffy L-plates will not be on the agenda. Secondly NO STRIPPERS! Now you could certainly get away with a “butler in the buff”. But remember girls- classy is what you’re after. And don’t worry because we have a list here of some fantastic classy hen party ideas to make it a really stylish and sophisticated affair. And, these classy hen party ideas don’t sacrifice the fun!

Classy Theme: Themes are really popular for hen parties and there’s no reason if you want a classy hen party not to have one. We like the Sex and the City theme – it encompasses all things feminine, sophisticated and of course classy. Ask the guests to wear their favourite LBD and go glam with the hair makeup and skyscraper heels! Sip on a few cocktails in true New York style to get the party started. The bride to be will love this classy touch!

Another option is to choose a monochrome dress code (very in right now). Be it pink and black or black and white, there are plenty of options. Theme this with matching bunting and decorations for your venue or restaurant of choice for a slick and classy finish!

Vintage is another great theme as it can be carried through from dress code to activities and even the venue! Opt for a country house or splash out on a castle for the weekend, we love Waterford Castle for the elegant, vintage theme. Organise a stylish afternoon tea or a millinery class as the main activity. You can dress up in chic vintage style for the evening as you sip on cocktails before dinner! Check out our blog on vintage style hen party for more info!

Classy Activities: Us classy ladies really love cocktail hour and how better to show our appreciation than by taking a cocktail making master class. Discover the art of mixology with all your close friends and family. And the best part is you get to sample your own creations!

If you girls are a cultured group, why not take in a show. With a little forward planning this is a lovely way to spend the afternoon and is definitely in keeping with classy hen party ideas! Or, if the great outdoors appeals to your group why not charter a boat and take a cruise! Seriously classy and lots of fun!

Wine tasting is our favourite classy activity and is one that will appeal to chic hens of all age groups. Why not give it a go? Perfect for a classy hen party!

Venue: You will find no shortage of classy hen party venues here at home! Whether you opt  for city chic or a country retreat with the choice of fab hotels and country houses you won’t be disappointed. Even some uber stylish glamping is a classy hen party idea! If you fancy spreading your wings a little then Marbella really is the obvious choice for classy hen party ideas. Indeed any of the Spanish hen party packages will definitely fill your criteria for a stylish and classy hen party!

Nice touches for a classy hen: When organising a hen that leans towards the classier end of the spectrum it’s the little touches that you add to the event that really make it special. So for classy hen party ideas for the bride, make a memory book for the night or organise a champagne reception. Another great touch is a little gift bag with the brides favourite cosmetics. We have lots more info and ideas on our website if you need some inspiration!

All in all if you want to create a hen party that’s classy and sophisticated then all of the above are great ideas. Everyone, especially the bride to be will love them! We have more information on everything mentioned here on our website Have fun girls and in the words of the great Ron Burgundy – Stay classy!!



If you are planning a classy hen party we are here to help. Get in touch and we will build you a fabulous hen party.


What Others Say

Thanks we had a great weekend. Activity was great fun along and food was lovely in the restaurant.

- Helen O’Keeffe, Galway Hen Party

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