A Christmas Hen Party
Posted in Hen Party Ideas & Advice
by Kimberly Low
So you’re in the midst of choosing a theme for your hen party and you want to make sure it’s fun and unique. Well, why not get inspired by the most magical time of the year – Christmas?
It may seem a little unorthodox, but that is precisely why a Christmas-theme hen party is going to be fabulous. Besides, you can also reuse the props for actual Christmas later in the year so all you hippy dippy, organic-food only types will definitely find this appealing.
1. Yuletide fashion
Work your hen party costumes around colours such as red, green and white to evoke the most of Christmas spirit. We love the combination of a body hugging black top with a luxurious green midi skirt or a red wraparound jersey dress. Don’t forget the Santarina hats!
2. Makeup and accessorising
So you’ve got the right clothes for your Christmas hen party. Next, you need to make sure that your makeup and accessorising are on point. For your hair, a sexy up-do framed by a pair of party reindeer antlers would take your appearance from drab to fab. As for your makeup, keep the lips red and the eyes dramatic and you won’t be far off the mark.
3. Food and drinks
What do you eat and drink at a Christmas hen party? Well, exactly what you would eat at a Christmas party, of course! Start with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on crackers for appetiser followed by mains such as a beautiful roast beef with ginormous Yorkshire puddings. Go all out with the desserts – fruity Pavlova, cherry trifle and or course, Christmas pudding with brandy butter.
4. Party colours and decorations
The quickest way to ensure that you’re on theme is to have one common element to tie everything together. In the case of a Christmas themed hen party, it would be the ubiquitous red and white or gold colour. After the colour palate has been decided, start looking for items to populate the party space. Christmas-y objects such as tree ornaments, candy canes, Christmas hats, Christmas socks and Christmas wreaths are all very effective decorations for your party.
5. Games and activities
There’s nothing better than to combine the fun of hen party games with Christmas. Take inspiration from your childhood and host a game of “Toss the ring” with empty bottles and light Christmas wreaths. You can also keep it sedate with a game of “Who’s the real Mrs Santa?” inspired by the classic “What’s in My Purse?” game, where points are assigned to common items in the purse such as red lipsticks, comb, teabags or spectacles. Whoever has the most points is the Real Mrs. Santa and she wins. Of course, there’s also no harm with throwing in some classic hen party games like “Pin the Penis”, “Toilet Roll Wedding Dress”, “Charades”, quizzes and many more.
Have a wonderful merry Christmas hen party!