What to pack for a UK hen Party

You've booked the hotel, arranged fun activities and planned the mother of all bar crawls. But what do you actually pack for a hen party? Here are 11 things you really need in your bag.

Party Outfit

Probably the first thing you think of when deciding what to pack for a hen party, the going out outfit needs to be a winner. If you're grabbing the chance to dress up and do the glam thing, a playsuit, party dress or jumpsuit will do the trick. Having said that, a new going out top is always a good thing and it's often cheaper than buying a whole outfit. Decisions, decisions! Whatever you go for, it needs to be something you're not hitching down or fiddling with all night. You don't want to be thinking about the possibility of a boob popping out when you're on the dancefloor. You don't need a wardrobe malfunction on a hen do. It might go viral!

Killer Heels

They're ridiculously high (and a touch too tight) but damn they look good! You might wear your beloved killer heels for all of 30 minutes but you'll hit town in full-on, mega-glam mode.

Party Feet

A big must because regardless of whether you wear your skyscraper heels all night or end up in your trusty flats, these little cushions will help save you from blisters. Even if you're in a town where all the best bars are in one area, you'll need to actually walk from one to the next. Then there's clubbing of course. Party Feet are a no-brainer. You can stick with the originals or get cheaper non-branded ones from places like Boots and Superdrug.

Flats for When Killer Heels Murder Your Feet

Yeah, you know it's going to happen at some point! Even the most committed stiletto fan will find it hard to go the distance on a hen party that includes clubbing till the early hours. Especially in a city with cobbled streets.


To be put on your bedside table, on your pillow or anywhere really obvious for a drunk person. Basically, drunk you needs to be able to find them after a big bar crawl. They won't stop the inevitable hangover but they'll help. Sort of.

750ml bottle of still mineral water

It's 4am, you've stumbled back to the hotel, your tongue feels like a carpet and you need one thing desperately: water! Only you don't have any because you were too excited about cracking open the first bottle of prosecco and couldn't be bothered to go to the shop. We've all been there. Stick a bottle of water in your suitcase and feel a bit smug when you find it later on.


As Daft Punk once said, "she's up all night to get lucky." Not the bride, obviously!

Cotton Buds

Eyeliner gets smudged and nail polish goes wobbly. It happens. Nip it in the bud (literally) with these little lifesavers. The alternative is toilet roll. All this will do is smudge it even more and make your eyes red. Not a good look.

Micellar Cleansing Wipes

If you're thinking about what to pack for a hen party, these wipes should be on your list of essentials. They shift everything from heavy foundation to waterproof mascara effectively without making your eyes sting. Great when you've just got back from pub or club and can't be bothered with your usual makeup removal ritual.


Sharing is all very well and good but not when you're all trying to get ready at the same time! If you can't live without your straighteners or curlers, they need to come with you.

Phone Charger

Easy to forget in all the excitement but a big must. Back in the day, absolutely everyone had the same Nokia. Then it was the iPhone. Now, we all have different phones so don't assume someone else will have a charger for yours. When you're wondering what to pack for a hen party, your charger definitely needs to be on the list.

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Date Posted: Wednesday 15th June 2016

Author: Jenna Halford

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