Party bags have been a feature of kids parties for generations, but recently they’ve started to become popular for hen parties too and what a great idea they are! There’s no better way to break the ice and to begin your celebration than by handing out bags containing a selection of fun treats for all the girls. You can choose from all kinds of items, from cheeky tokens to pampering products and from personal touches to emergency essentials, so think about what your guests would appreciate and the tone of your event before you make your decisions about what to include. Whether you’re planning a relaxing hen night in, are heading out for a big night on the tiles or have arranged an unusual themed celebration, here you’ll find an exciting range of party bag fillers that are ideal for any bride to be’s special occasion.
The novelty bridal veil and tiara have been a staple of the hen night for generations, and a hen night wouldn’t be the same without the traditional L plates! A big part of celebrating a hen night is to let the whole world know about your special status, so include some novelty dress-up items in your hen party bags. There are plenty of options to choose from, including novelty headbands, sashes, rosettes, badges, tutus, funny sunglasses or even matching T shirts for each member of the party. Give your group a unified feel with matching items and make yourselves really stand out from the crowd!
TIPPLES AND TREATS
There’s no better way to get the party off to a bubbly start than with a glass of fizz, so put a miniature bottle of champagne, cava or prosecco in the hen party bags and pop the cork on a night of fun! Sweet treats are perfect for any party bag, but candies or chocolates that are themed to the romance of the occasion would be even better. A mini pack of Love Hearts would fit perfectly with the wedding theme, while heart shaped truffles or Hershey’s Kisses also complement the sentiments of the event and are sure to be appreciated when the late night munchies kick in!
Turn your hen party bags into a hen night survival kit with some emergency supply items to suit all eventualities. Keep unruly hair in place no matter how long you stay on the dance floor with some bobbles and hair clips, and tame those loose strands with a miniature hairspray. A tube of breath mints eliminates any halitosis worries after eating that garlic bread while a mini can of deodorant will stop you from disintegrating into a sweaty mess by midnight. A pack of plasters will keep the bride to be dancing all night, even in those high heels, while a box of painkillers is going to be a lifesaver the morning after!
All girls love to pamper themselves, and never more so than on a girly occasion like a hen night, so fill your party bags with beauty products that the bridal party are sure to love such as glittery nail varnishes, face masks and flavoured lip balms. A colourful lip gloss is a great addition, especially for those who’ve headed out without their regular lippie, while some novelty fake eyelashes are sure to go down a storm with adventurous girls! Another useful gift would be a compact mirror and pack of wipes – ideal for keeping those late night panda eyes at bay!
Get your party off on the right note with some essentials that will conjure up the right atmosphere. Glow sticks, party poppers and balloons are all great traditional ideas, or you could opt for something a little saucier to go with the cheeky hen theme such as novelty shaped chocolates or drinking straws. A disposable camera is a perfect addition to any party bag, capturing all of the evening’s special moments and providing a handy reminder of what went on the night before! Or make your party go with a swing with some truth or dare game cards and make sure that the ice is well and truly broken before you head out on the town!
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Personalised gifts are some of the most popular additions that you can make to any hen party bag. All of the girls are sure to love something that has been tailored to them and that provides a long lasting keepsake to remind them of this special occasion, and creating bespoke gifts is one of the best ways to impress the bride to be. Catch the eye of the crowd when you include a personalised t shirt for every member of the party, or raise a toast to the happy couple with a personalised champagne flute or shot glass. For a more budget friendly option, customised badges are a fun way to mark the occasion that won’t break the bank.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but not many hen party hostesses are going to be able to afford to splash out! Luckily, there are lots of jewellery gifts that you can add to your hen night party bags that are sure to impress without costing the earth. A pair of heart shaped earrings would nicely capture the essence of the event, or a cheap matching pendant for each of the girls. Another low cost trinket would be a friendship bracelet for every lady in the party, representing the special bond forged between the group on their big night out.
Although some people choose not to bother with hen party bags, they are a great way to thank each guest for coming and for reminding everyone of how special this event is for the bride to be. Pick and choose from our suggestions and put together a collection of gifts that your guests will love – from the practical to the unusual and from the sentimental to the personal. What better way to get your event off on the right foot?