Thankfully, after all this craziness, weddings are back on the cards for 2021. So, are you next up to walk down the aisle? Well, I know you can’t wait for that big day but first things first… your hens party. 

The tradition of honouring the bride to be with a party can be traced back to centuries ago. Over the years, hens parties have built quite a reputation for themselves. Nowadays, many people perceive hens do’s as being tacky and even passe. But we’re here to challenge that perception. 

Luckily for you, we’ve done all the hard work and gathered all the information you need to know to host a classy hen’s party. We’ll cover all of the ingredients you need to host a classy hens party, including games, decorations, activities, accessories and more. You can consider this as a guide to assist you in planning a perfect classy hen’s party.

Set your budget

Whether your guests are paying for their expenses individually or you’re covering the cost of the party. The first thing you need to figure out to host a classy hen’s party is the budget. 

It is essential to do your research before you jump in. Researching will ensure that you take all the elements into consideration and don’t get stuck with a bill you can’t afford at the end. 

One crucial consideration for your budget is the number of people. The number of people you have on the guest list should be considered when you choose activities, food, venue, and decorations. We’ve found that there is an advantage of having a big group of people as you tend to have bargaining power with suppliers which mean that the cost per person gets cheaper. Because of this, we highly recommend getting people to RSVP as soon as possible. The sooner, the better. If you send out invites and get RSVP’s back before you begin planning the day, you’ll have a better chance of sticking to your budget. 

If your guests are paying for themselves, which in our experience is the most common format for a hens party, then it’s essential to consider their financial constraints. We’ve witnessed the mistake of not doing this with our own eyes – so planning a budget and sticking to it is integral to the success of your party. It would be terrible if people pulled out of the night just because they couldn’t afford it. If you’re on a strict budget, check out this article to understand more on how to Host a Hens Day on a Budget.

Pick the activities for the day.

The most enticing element of a party is the activities. The activities will set the whole mood of the day and will also be what draws your guests in. So first things first, decide on a few activities so that you can tell your guests what they’re in for. 

Whether you’re a nature person, a physical activity person, a creative person or maybe a party person, we’ve got an activity idea for you! One or more of these activities will make your hens night one to remember. Here’s the list of our favourite classy activities for your hens do. 

Once you’ve decided on activities, it’s time to make your event. Facebook has taken over in the event game and is what we would recommend using to create your event. It’s easy, free and makes communication easy. 

Pick the party theme.

The next thing to do after formulating the budget is to pick a classy hen party theme.  

Here are our top classy hens party theme picks: 

– The Great Gatsby (20’s)

The Kardashian’s are a divisive family, but one thing is for sure. They know how to throw a classy party. Kris Kardashian opted for a Great Gatsby theme for her 60th and boy did it look lavish. We absolutely love this theme! This theme pairs perfectly with the cocktail making. If you make a special request Hens Party Adelaide can even change their cocktail menu according to this theme. 

– Boho chic

The boho chic theme is perfect for a classy hen who still wants to keep it laid back. The flower crown making package will perfectly top off this theme to get everyone in the boho mood. The gold package even includes a boho set up option so you can sit back and relax while we take care of the setup. 

– Tuxedo 

How come men get to have all the fun looking suave in tuxedos? Well… no more. Ladies lets reclaim tuxedos! There’s nothing more empowering and classy than a woman in a tuxedo. Here’s the proof:

– White Party

The white party theme is classic. Everyone looks good in white! But make sure you’re drinking clear spirits only if you go for this theme. 

– Sex and the City

Do we even need to say anymore? Sex and the city an iconic culmination of sex, female empowerment, fashion, cheekiness and class somehow all wrapped into one. 

– Little black dress

The little black dress is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a classic, and everyone has one in their wardrobe. Plus it’s something a little more out of the box than the usual white theme.

 

Pick the hens party location. 

The location of your hens party can make a significant impact. If you’re looking for a more laid back classy vibe, then we would suggest hosting it at home. We’ve been to hundreds of hens parties at home, and the comfortable setting is definitely a winner for getting everyone in the party mood. However, if you’re going for luxurious classy, we would suggest finding a venue that emulates that. 

We’ve been in the hens party business for over 7 years now, so we have experiences most venues in Adelaide. Luckily for you, we’ve partnered with the best venues to bring you great deals at a reasonable price. Some of the classy Adelaide venues we work with include: 

– The Richmond

– Sparkke at the Whitmore

– The Cumby 

– The Pink Moon Saloon 

– Art Logic Gallery

If you’re looking for something a little more out of the ordinary Eventbrite has created a list of unique venues in Adelaide: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/blog/10-unique-event-venues-adelaide-ds00/  

If you’d like us to help you figure out which venue would be best for your event, give us a call on 0410 767 869 or email us team@henspartyadelaide.com.au. Even if you decide to host your hen’s party at home, we are here to assist you, and you can check out this article for more information 6 Steps for an at Home Hens Night.

Choose classy, hen party decorations.

To have a classy hen’s party then you need decorations. Decorating your hen’s party will make it not only elegant but it will also get your guests more in the party mood and will make for some great photo ops. Here are some of our favourite classy hens party decorations to elevate your hens party: 

Balloons 

Flowers

– Handmade treats

– Bunting

– Pimp your prosecco

Choose classy, hen party accessories. 

Accessories are a great way to glamourize your party to the next level. The bride especially needs to feel special on her big day! A Bride Headband or Bride Sash is sure to make her feel like the queen she is. And for the bridesmaids, sash’s, headbands, temporary tattoos and more are sure to get them in the mood. 

The final and most important step to throwing a hens party is to have fun! If you need any help with planning your classy hens we would love to chat with you 💖✨