What To Pack For The Hen Party

By: Carol

What To Pack For The Hen Party

Make sure you fill your bag with some stylish accessories before heading on the hen party ladies. Keep reading to find out What To Pack For The Hen Party.

Ladies, nobody likes to pack. Whether you are heading off on a sunny holiday or just for a weekend away, packing can be stressful. You want to ensure that you are bringing enough clothes, shoes, make up and skincare, without bringing too much. Which we personally do all the time! We often end up forgetting items too, having to stop at the shops or borrow from the hens. Packing too much yet still forgetting things – story of our lives! Then of course we end up bringing numerous outfits, tons of shoes and accessories that we don’t even use. It’s time to get organised hens!

Now, as this is hen party season, we thought all you fancy hens would appreciate a little bit of help. We have collected a few fabulous items that we spotted in Brown Thomas recently. We think that these stylish items are essential for any hen party. Whether you are hosting a classy and sophisticated do or opting for something more traditional, keep reading.

The Bag

Whether you are heading abroad or staying in Ireland, a backpack is essential ladies. We adore this Michael Kors Cooper Flap Leather Backpack for €395. This backpack will be perfect when you are heading out for the daytime activity and the colour means it will match most outfits. Pop in your make up, change of shoes, hen party sash, flower crown and any other party accessories you need, and off you go. This bag is also handy if your hen party activity is something active such as a dance class where you may need a change of clothes. Plus, it is just so elegant and stylish – what more could you want.

The Jewellery


This Folli Follie Touch necklace is so classy and elegant. Perfect for a fancy hen we think! Not only is it beautiful but it is currently reduced form €80 to €56 at Brown Thomas (ssshh, no one needs to know). This delicate piece will suit any hen party outfit. From an all black ensemble to a girly and pink dress, this piece will be the perfect addition. Pop on this necklace to add a touch of class to your look. You are sure to get so many compliments throughout the night!

The Heels

Ladies, we have all seen these beauties before. There is no wonder why these Rockstud T-Bar 100 Courts Valentino Garavani heels (€730) are so popular. Fans of Valentinos range from Suzanne Jackson to Emma Stone so if you love them, you are in good company. With a girly pink colour and rock chic studs, we think that these particular heels are the perfect addition to your hen party bag. As these Valentinos are so versatile it could even take you to the wedding day. Perfect!

The Scent

Your hen party look is not complete without a beautiful scent ladies. Enter, Jo Malone! Jo Malone has so many gorgeous scents but this French Lime Blossom Cologne for €109 is our favourite. This is the perfect spring/summer spray with floral notes and a splash of bergamot and herbaceous tarragon. Stunning! As this bottle is 100 ml it will fit perfectly in your handbag to freshen up as the night continues. This would also be a fantastic gift idea for the bride-to-be. It is a small yet classy token that she is sure to love.

The Dress

If you are looking for the perfect Little Black Dress then look no further. This stunning Sheer Insert Lace Dress by Karen Millen (€235) is the perfect mixture of fun and class. With a flattering fit and elegant detailing this dress can take the bride-to-be or hen from afternoon tea to the bar. Pair with statement heels, simple jewellery and a smokey eye and your look will be complete. This fabulous dress is something that you could wear again and again ladies. It is perfect for every event from a Saturday night out to a champagne lunch with the girls. You are sure to get lots of wear out of this one.

The Make Up

Do you need a completely separate bag for all your make up? As this is a hen party we want to make sure we look amazing! That means bringing along our beloved foundation, lipsticks and more. This unfortunately can take up a lot of room in our bags. So, when we came across this MAC Pro Palette Eye Shadow x15 we were over joyed! This allows you to place 15 of your favourite eye shadows in this compact palette that slips neatly in your bag or suitcase. Pop in your favourite colours and you are all set! Plus, it’s only €2.50. Perfect!

So keep this list in mind if you are thinking about what to pop in your hen party bag. These stylish yet practical items should help with the preparation and in turn leave more tome for celebrations!

All of these items are available in store or online at Brown Thomas.



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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