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Lights, Cameras, Costumes: Movie – Inspired Hen Weekends

Red7 , September 4, 2013

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Dressing up at a hen party is seen as a rite of passage for any bride to be and her hens – it adds to the fun and makes you feel like a united band of revellers.

But how do you decide what to wear? One way is to pick a theme for your hen party – this can cover fancy dress but also location and hen party activities – and guarantees that you and your hens will have a riot.

Film-inspired hen parties are extremely popular because they’re easy to recreate and can be personal to the bride. Casually ask her what her favourite film is and get the action under way. You can watch the film while you’re getting ready for a bit of inspiration too. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Dirty Dancing – learn the iconic dance moves from the film in a professional dirty dancing dance class, and act out the moves on the dance floor later. The bride should be wearing the pink dress from Baby’s last dance!

Grease – Get those Pink Ladies jackets on and take a Grease-themed dance class. Spend the evening dressed as characters from the film. You could even go to a theme park like the fairground at the end of the film.

James Bond – This theme can be executed for a hen party in two ways: either dress up as sexy Bond girls and have a glamorous night with cocktails at a casino, or try the Red Seven Bond Girl Experience and have an action packed day playing at spies and completing missions. If you’re hen do is in London, top it off with a Bond speed boat ride down the Thames.

The Hangover – Hopefully you’ll have a little more memory of your hen party antics than The Hangover boys do – but the more ambitious hen party could still jet off to Las Vegas.

Alice in Wonderland – why not give your fancy dress theme a mad twist and dress as characters from the film? Activities can include a tea party with some weird and wonderful decorations, or even themed cupcake and cocktail making.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – There’s nothing stopping a hen party in New York from donning some glamorous black dresses lie Holly Golightly, and taking a breakfast picnic to Tiffany’s.

The Wedding Singer – throw your hen party into some garish eighties fancy dress and indulge in some good old fashioned karaoke. Do you really want to hold meee…?

Notting Hill – Have a sophisticated afternoon in London’s Notting Hill and spot your own Hugh Grants.

Bride and Prejudice – Bollywood hen parties are on the rise. For this, you and your hens need to invest in some gorgeous saris and book into a Bollywood dance class. Finish the evening off with an Indian meal.

Moulin Rouge – burlesque dancing, cocktails, lipstick, need we go on?

The Great Gatsby – have a vintage themed hen party and use The Great Gatsby as your inspiration. Dress in 1920s flapper dresses, feather hair accessories and lots of red lipstick. A speakeasy style cocktail bar would be the ideal venue.

27 Dresses – Have a wedding dress rehearsal with a twist and dress up in some horrible bridesmaids dresses – it’s guaranteed to get the girls laughing.

If you fancy a movie inspired dance class for your hen do then take your pick –

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