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How To Plan An Authentic 20s Flapper Hen Party

If the bride-to-be is a bit vintage chic, then a Great Gatsby, 1920s of Flapper themed hen party might be the perfect classy theme choice for this ‘do’.

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1920s or Flapper is potentially one of the most popular hen party themes and it’€™s very easy to see why. When else are your hens going to get a chance to get decked head to toe in furs, feathers and sequins? We just love the glamour of it all.

With the release of the movie blockbuster and adaptation to the novel starring Leo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby and roaring twenties themes have unsurprisingly had a massive revival, with stars like the Kardashians getting in on the trend for Kris Jenner’€™s birthday bash.

What to wear

Some hen costume ideas for this glamorous hen party theme include:

  • flapper headbands
  • beautiful sequins
  • strappy stilettos
  • fedoras
  • smokey make-up
  • stylish pant suits
  • cigarette extensions (you can fill them with confectionary cigarettes if you don’€™t smoke)

Hen activity ideas

Great hen do activities that will help cement your twenties theme include the dance classes, a murder mystery dinner, a cocktail class or even a poker tournament.

You can commemorate your look with our makeup and photoshoot session that will see you styled for a full Gatsby-themed shoot. Book in your fav hen activity in our of our top hen party destinations like LondonBathCarrick-on-ShannonGalwayCorkBerlin or Amsterdam.


This vintage-chic hen party theme is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a classy experience for the bride-to-be. Your ladies will look glam and the dancing is just downright fun. Just make sure to download the Great Gatsby soundtrack to lay the backing track for your 1920s hen do.

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For help booking your hen weekend or to discuss your ideas, chat with us live during office hours, submit a quick enquiry or contact us for any other queries.


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