Published on Jan 2, 2020
Hen Party Gift Bag Ideas
Designing the ultimate hen party gift bag full to the brim with thoughtful, fun and lavish surprises and handing them out to the bride’s hen groupl is the perfect way to start the special occasion. The gift bag acts as a personal way to thank everyone for attending the bride’s hen party and gives them all of the essentials they’ll need to take part and enjoy both the relaxing and mischievous hen do activities.
In this blog you’ll find a list of accessories, fun miscellaneous items, and little memories that can be added to any hen party gift bag, regardless of whether you’re planning a luxury trip abroad or celebrating at home with your nearest and dearest.
Hen activity ideas: UK Spa days
Before you begin to think about what essential items to present your fellow hens, you need to decide on the type of gift bag to hold everything in. The main three things you need to consider are style, size, and price!
Eco friendly paper gift bags (See example here)
One of the most popular hen party gift bag ideas are the eco-friendly paper bags made out of recyclable kraft paper. These come in different shapes and sizes but the best thing about them is that you can print your own text or designs onto them. This could be something like “Sarah’s Hen Do” or for all of you pranksters, a close up shot of the bride to be’s best face. If you’re feeling extra crafty you can add your own sparkle and ribbon to them after they’re printed for that extra magical touch.
Hen Party Tote Bags (See example here)
Tote bags are an increasingly popular choice of hen party bags because they’re cheap, light and durable, and a gift that you can keep long after the celebrations. You can choose from a range of colours and print your own message or design onto the bags. Consider printing individual names for all of the hens to make them feel extra special.
View: UK Hen Accommodation
Your hen party gift bag is going to be full of little treats for the entire group. You’ll want to include cute matching accessories to wear when you’re out and even a few pampering gifts to apply in the getting ready phase before you hit the dance floor.
Beauty face masks and bath bombs
Who doesn’t want to feel a million dollars before a night out? Pop a little face mask into your gift bags so that everyone’s skin can feel soft and look radiant. If you’ve rented a self catering house then why not really relax by adding in some lush smelling bath bombs to help your skin feel extra nourished and moisturised.
Glossy lip balm and glitter galore
Hen parties are a no cracked lip zone so don’t forget to put some glossy flavoured lip balm into the bag. Add a couple of sachets of glitter too so that you can really glitz up for the party!
There’s loads of room for creativity with personalised bangles, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Handcrafted accessories are a really nice and personal gift that the bride and her trusty brunettes are going to adore.
Hen Party Face masks (See example here)
This is a classic and essential accessory that is the absolute definition of hen parties. You have to choose whether to print out the face of the groom so that the queen hen can’t look anywhere without seeing her bethrothed’s dazzling face. Or you can make sure that everyone who gazes upon your group knows exactly who’s tying the knot by printing the hen’s face. If you’re ordering these you need to make sure they’re going to fit in your hen party gift bag!
Headbands, hats and hen do sashes (See examples here)
If your hen party has a theme then hats are an important accessory to finesse any outfit. Cowboy hats, bridal veils, floral headbands, or sparkling crowns so that all the hens feel like royalty for the day. A hen party isn’t complete without a glammed up sashe so don’t forget to order and personalise the entire groups online in advance.
Sweets and chocolate are delicious and cheap gift bag fillers and there’s plenty of choice! Little bags of prosecco and gin flavoured jellies always go down a treat, or chewy strawberry bonbons because who doesn’t love a bonbon! Heart shaped lollies are a win or for extra friend points you could pick out just the haribo rings and bag them up especially for the bride.
Head to your nearest luxury chocolatiers and pick out some cheeky chocolate treats. Make sure you sample the goods on offer because it’s important to pick the right type of chocolate for the occasion. Little fairy cakes are another delightful option and something you could bake in your own kitchen for just a few pounds. We hope your cake decorating skills are up to scratch because it’s all in the detail when it comes to the icing. It might be a good idea to practice your icing on a few test cupcakes for pristine presentation skills.
Cocktails for the Hens
Pop into your local supermarket and grab an on the go alcoholic drink. You’ll find quite the selection from fruity gin and tonics, summer time PIMM’s, and cocktails in a can like passion fruit martinis. Or just stay classy with a classic WKD.
Willies for the Hens
If there isn’t a willy in your hen party gift bag, is it even a hen party? Willy drinking straws, wind up racing willies, willy keyrings, stress willies, mini willy hoopla, willy water guns, jelly willies, need we go on?
Hen Party Gift Bag Momentos
A hen party is a celebration of friends, love and an experience you’re going to want to remember for years to come. Give all of the hens an adorable little gift that they can keep as a memento. If you all live in different areas, who knows the next time you’ll all be in the same place.
Group Hen photo
If you’ve already got a group photo of everyone attending the hen party, print it out on some nice glossy photo-paper and make a little frame for it. If you haven’t got a picture with all the hens at this point, add a nice decorative frame into your hen gift bag and make sure you get a few photos taken of the whole group whilst you’re taking part in activities, in your fancy hen pad, and whilst you’re on your big night out. Then send the photo in your group chat so they can all individually print and frame it.
Hen Party Badges (See examples here)
Badge making is definitely not just for kids – have some fun with your design and messaging. Not only can you wear them on your day out but it’s a small memory to keep and smile at on a rainy day.
The brilliant thing about these hen party gift bag ideas is that there are so many options to choose from which makes for a really personal experience, and if you shop around and get creative, these ideas aren’t going to break the bank.
If you’re booking a hen party and need some fabulous self-catering accommodation to base yourselves in for the weekend, and want some hilariously fun games to keep you busy, check out our hen party page here.