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10 Hilarious Hen Do Fancy Dress Ideas

While you might have a fabulous hen weekend organised, in our books, a hen do isn’t complete unless there's a great fancy dress theme.

Despite what you may have seen before, hen do fancy dress does not need to be tacky, expensive or cringeworthy. When it comes to our hen do costumes ideas, it's all about having fun, getting dressed up and having a giggle with the girls.

Apart from standing out and looking amazing, you and the girls are certain to have a fabulous time creating your fancy dress outfits as well.

And, we're not talking about the classic hen party fancy dress options like nurses or Saints & Sinners either. No, these hilarious hen do fancy dress ideas are certain to have you all in stitches.

The hen party fancy dress ideas we have are unique, out-of-the-box and truly memorable.

Along with looking great in photos and easily being able to spot each other, hen do costumes get everyone in the festive mood and make sure you all look the part on the night.

Sometimes it is the little things that make the biggest difference.

Here are Maximise's 10 Hilarious Hen Do Fancy Dress Ideas:

Charity Shop Chic

And by 'Chic' we mean the ugliest and cheapest things you can find.

Hen do fancy dress isn't just about baring all and looking perfect like a Playboy Bunny.

A charity shop fancy dress theme is a great way to get a hilarious costume without spending a fortune. Mix and match colours and patterns, find some kitsch jewellery and throw it all together. This is one hen do fancy dress theme that will make you stand out. As we mentioned before, these hen party fancy dress ideas are a little more unique than what you're used to seeing. Anyone can put on a tutu or rock the same colour, but why do something everyone else has already done when you can do an ugly charity shop outfit instead?

You've all heard of the ugly Christmas sweater or ugly costume parties, well, this is the hen party variation. 

Funeral Attire R.I.P

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Yes the cute and sexy LBD was so last decade, but that's no reason not to get creative with black attire. Especially funeral black attire.

After all, a hen weekend is all about saying goodbye the single years, so why not through them a funeral?

Well not literaaly. But, Funeral Attire is certainly a hilarious hen party fancy dress them. While the bride-to-be does her best to look like her soon-to-be-dead single years, the bride's tribe will rock the best black outfits. An LBD, funeral attire or even a sexy tuxedo, you can get as creative as you want with this costume idea, which doesn't have to blow the weekend budget.  

Activities to suit the Funeral Hen Do Fancy Dress: Til Death Do Us Party and Murder Mystery Evening.

Kardashian Fancy Dress

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Undoubtedly the most photographed, famous and fashionable family in the world, dress-up as the Kardashian and Jenner clan for your hen do.

While you might not have the Yeezy's or designer labels, that does not mean you can't have fun dressing up like Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris, Kendell, Kyle...You know the list.

Whether you go biker shorts and a band tee, fashionable sweats or get dressed up to the nines, a Kardashian hen party fancy dress theme will make for an unfor­get­table weekend.

Activities to suit your Kardashian Themed Hen Party: Everything VIP and Exclusive, Limo Rides, VIP Club & Bottles, Private Cruises and Delicious Dinners 

G.I. Jane or Toy Soldiers

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Just because this is a bit of a classic stag do fancy dress idea, doesn't mean the girls should miss out on any of the fun.

G.I. Jane or Toy Soldiers is another hilarious hen party fancy dress idea that goes hand-in-hand with a great drinking game. A game that can be played throughout the entire hen weekend.

What we love about this hen do fancy dress idea is that there are hundreds of different costumes and accessories available. Whether you go G.I. Jane, Army-themed or Toy Soldiers, there is something to suit everyone's style and budget.

As for the Toy Soldiers drinking game, you'll need a pack of toy soldiers and make sure everyone gets a different one. For the entire hen weekend, whenever the maid-of-honour shouts ‘assume the position’, you have to get into the position of your toy soldier. The last 'soldier' to get into position will face a forfeit. Generally, you'll have to drink!

A great hen party game paired with a great hen do fancy dress idea.

Activities to suit your G.I. Jane or Toy Soldiers Fancy Dress Themed Hen Do: If you are ready to get down and dirty take on a Boot Camp or Assault Corse. You could get trigger happy with a shooting activity or put your driving skills to the test with Karting or Quads. 

Ball Gowns or Bridemaids Dresses

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Finally a use for your old bridesmaid dress or school prom dress!

There are a few ways to go about this. You can either opt to go to the charity shop to find something hideous, you can glam up an old bridesmaid dress or get the giggles going with the old school prom gown.

Either way, using Ball Gowns or Bridemaids Dresses as a hen do fancy dress idea is unique, eye-catching and certainly memorable. Perfect for the photos and locating each other on the dancefloor, we love this hen party fancy dress theme. 

Decade Themed

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From the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s to the double denim and questionable fashion of the noughties, decade themed fancy dress ideas are always popular for a hen weekend.

It might border on the classic end of the spectrum, but that's not to say decade themed fancy dress ideas aren't hillarious, eye-catching or hen-tastic.

Get the chokers and boob tubes out for the 90s. It's all-things groovy and flared for a 70s themed hen party. For the 80s, take a look at Cyndi Lauper and Madonna for inspiration. Hair reached new heights, leg warmers were in and neon went with every outfit. And, let's not forget about shoulder pads either!

But, our favourite decade for hen do costume ideas is the 2000s. Paris Hilton made velour Juicy Couture tracksuits one of the most popular outfits, G-strings came out as jeans reached their lowest cut and mini hipster skirts were a rage. Oh yes, relive the years and fashions with a noughties hen party fancy dress theme. 

Regardless of what decade you go for, we have dozens of activities to suit your decade themed hen party. From the 20s to the 2000s, we have a dance class to suit your decade. For the 70s we also have Flower Crown Making or Nude Life Drawing. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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From simple to saulty or OTT to DIY, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a picture-perfect hen do fancy dress idea.

Whether there is 8 or you including the bride or 18, this is a fancy dress theme that comes with plenty of variety and can be suitable for everyone.

The amount of Snow White costumes, accessories and ideas that are out there is slightly ridiculous. Throw on a yellow tutu with a blue tank top or go all out with Disneyland worthy costume, it's up to you and your budget.

For the drawfs, the options also vary. You can get creative with coloured T-shirts, stitch on some name tags, get coloured beanies, buy a costume or put your own spin on your outfit. Just remember there is Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful and Sneezy. There is also the witch and prince if you need two more outfits, otherwise, we just repeat the dwarfs. Your hen do, your rules. 

Where's Wally or Wenda

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Whether you are finding Wenda or Wally, your bestie has found her Wally and this is a great hen party fancy dress idea.

Eye-catching to say the least, red stripes and blue pants are certainly going to get you noticed. If your bride-to-be loves to have a laugh, this is the ideal hen do costume for he hen weekend. Colourful, kitsch and a little childish—we love it and so will she.

Once again, this is a hen party costume theme that can range in style, expense and coverage. Mini skirts and boobs out or covered up for a winter hen do, this Where's Wally theme is versatile and good year-round. 

Escape Games are a great activity to pair with this hen do fancy dress idea.

The Great Granny Hen Party

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What's that saying...women become their mothers at 30?

Well skip a generation and become your granny for the night instead. Certainly a hilarious hen do fancy dress idea, you and the girls can raid your granny's closet, head to the charity shop and get your granny glam on.

Don't worry about having your eyebrows on fleek, pencil on some wrinkles instead.

If you are wanting to make some memories and have a granny giggle during your hen do, rock this hen party costume idea during your hen weekend. 

Perfect Hen Do Activities for your Granny Themed Fancy Dress: Afternoon Tea, Cooking Classes and Fascinator Making (Also Great for the Great Gatsby Theme) 

Great Gatsby

Relive the 1920s in the 2020s for your hen do with a glamorous Great Gatsby fancy dress theme.

Sure, this might not be the most unique or hilarious hen do fancy dress idea but given we are yet again in the 20s, it seems only right to make the top ten cut.

No other decade is as glitzy or glamorous as the 1920s, so if you want to dress to the nines this is the perfect hen do fancy dress theme for you.

From the cloche hats, fringe dresses, beaded headbands, art deco jewellery and long stem cigarette holders, there is nothing quite like the roaring twenties. 

Activities to go with the Great Gatsby Fancy Dress Theme: 1920s or Flapper Girl Dance Class, Murder Mystery Evening or Vintage Makeover.  



Whether you have plenty of time to prepare or you need an outfit in a hurry, adding a theme to a hen party is a great way to make the weekend extra special and memorable.

And, whether you are crafty or not, these hen do fancy dress ideas don't need to cost a fortune. That's something we love about fancy dress, you can go as extreme or subtle as you want. From the D.I.Y to the designer, there is a hen do fancy dress ideas to suit everyone and every budget.

More more hen do ideas or activities, take a look through our website or give us a call on 0208 236 0111