Be inspired by the Disney movie Alice Through the Looking Glass! This whimsical fairytale will give you more vintage hen party ideas than you can shake a pocket watch at!
Bride in Wonderland Hen Party Theme
There's bags of inspiration to be taken from Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the surreal Underland to help the Hatter (Johnny Depp) find his family and must fight Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) to save him. It's a Tim Burton movie, so the look is surreal gothic fantasy with a Victorian edge. Take Alice in Wonderland as your hen party theme, put a little twist on it and do Bride in Wonderland instead.
Location, Location, Location
So, where do you have a Bride in Wonderland vintage hen party? Bristol has got a big vintage scene. It's known for being quirky, creative and a good night out. Split the cost of a private cottage and stay in a rustic pad in a converted barn or stables, with period features like wooden beams, that's only 15 minutes from central Bristol by car. Winner! There are loads of retro hen activities in Bristol. You've got everything from a vintage dance and afternoon tea to a vintage picnic with prosecco. And if you want a retro activity that involves drinking, gin tasting is sure to go down well with the girls!
Fancy Dress Vintage Hen Party Ideas
You can really go to town with a Bride in Wonderland vintage hen party! Obviously the bride gets to be Alice...or you could break with tradition and have her as the Queen of Hearts instead. Either is a strong outfit choice and if you're pretty handy with a sewing machine you can create a real showstopper of a costume. If you hate sewing, have a rummage for things in a vintage shop. If the girls all want to get in on the act, the Disney Store has some great white ladies' tank tops emblazoned with a gold 'A' surrounded by black and gold scrolling, with 'Wonderland' underneath in looping letters. I would actually be happy to wear one of these to a bar on a hen night. And if you want to get creative with a vintage hen party activity that will give you something to wear on the day, vintage accessory making is a great place to start.
The Tea Party
Well, you can't have an Alice in Wonderland-inspired vintage hen party without tea and cake! There are loads of fun twists on the traditional afternoon tea. Go with the classic option or check out something like Tea, Cake and Pamper, which combines bubbly, cake and scones with a vintage makeover. Scoff treats while you get your makeup and hair done. Now you're ready to go out and paint the town red!
Date Posted: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Author: Jenna Halford