Don't fancy L plates and pink willy straws? If the thought of male strippers makes you cringe, have a vintage hen do instead. The trend for vintage weddings is still huge and now hen parties are following suit.
There's more to a vintage hen party than sipping tea and scoffing scones off mismatched china plates. This is the time to let your hair down and have a little fun with the gang. Vintage covers everything from the sophisticated to the sexy. Go ladylike a la Audrey Hepburn or give it some va-va voom like Marilyn.
Here are five vintage hen party ideas to get you started.
Get the girls together for a vintage makeover and photoshoot at Birmingham's sassiest salon. This place is a real treasure trove full of 50s-inspired frocks, hats, shoes and accessories. They've also got some amazing outfits from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 60s. Choose your favourite fashion era and have hair and make-up done in the style of the decade. At the end of the session, you'll get a group photo as a memento.
This is just perfect for a vintage hen party. Retro, sexy and classy, a burlesque dance class is brilliant fun. Burlesque was huge in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Think hourglass figures, pin-ups, high heels, gorgeous basques, stockings, suspenders and flirty striptease. Don't worry; you won't be flashing a ton of flesh. Burlesque is all about anticipation, tempting and teasing the audience. Your other half won't know what's hit him!
If you're planning a whole hen weekend in Nottingham, make the second evening a girls night in at your hotel with classic movies, munchies and wine. Pop on your PJs and spend the night catching up over your favourite retro films in a lovely hotel suite.
Let's have it right; no vintage hen party would be complete without a proper afternoon tea. I'm talking sandwiches with the crusts cut off, dainty pastries, bite-size cakes, scones with lashings of jam and cream - the full works! The champagne cocktail afternoon tea takes the traditional one and adds oomph. Enjoy!
The Chicago dance class is about as vintage as you can get. If you love the film, this is the hen party activity for you. Learn a big group routine based on the biggest numbers from the show, like He Had it Comin' and of course, All That Jazz.
Call the girls at Hen Weekends for more vintage hen party ideas today on 01773 733051.
Date Posted: Monday 9th September 2013
Author: Yazmina Wallace