From flirty 1920s flapper girls to exotic burlesque honeys to sultry 1950s sex kittens, vintage inspired hen parties are the hottest trend this year. If you are considering adding a vintage twist to your hen party or shaking up to a totally vintage affair, read on for our favourite hen party and bridal shower ideas with that vintage feel. A hen party with a vintage twist!
Vintage photoshoots and makeovers
This is perfect for the ultimate girlie girl who loves makeup and pampering. Choose the decade and let the wonderful makeup artists do the rest. For the ladies who know how to work a camera (or at least want to try!), capturing the vintage look with a styled photoshoot is the perfect keepsake for the hen from her hen party. Have fun rummaging through vintage accessories from feathers to pearls, to diamontes, sexy corsets, wigs and glamorous costume jewellery. You can also create your own photoshoot if a professional shoot is too much for your budget.
Elizabeth Peat, Vintage Styling
Vintage Tea Party
Add a touch of old school glamour or flirty kitsch to your tea party by opting for a vintage affair. Indulge in tasty sandwiches and cute little buns whilst drinking tea (or something a little more naughty!) out of the best china cups around and become your vintage alter ego.
Doily Days Brighton
Vintage craft workshops at places like Drink, Shop & Do in London combine the activity with a vintage tea party. You girls explore your creative minds whilst nattering with the other guests and drinking from cute vintage tea cups filled with tea or something more naughty. Explore our crafts directory for ideas including vintage beads, fascinators and where you’ll find the best vintage tea pot.
Drink, Shop & Do, London
Accessorise and decorate
You can bring a vintage twist to a hen party with a few simple accessories. From adding a vintage flair to the food as well as cute vintage decorations and bunting. Make sure you complete the vintage look by getting the bride a vintage styled rosette and downloading the free food and drink labels from The Vintage Cream! Complete your vintage party with the perfect vintage inspired food. From beautifully decorated cupcakes to the sweetest bunting lines, these little touches will go down a treat.
Pinwheel fans from Erika Gerdemark Photography
Images from The Hen Planner Boutique and The Vintage Cream