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How To Create The Perfect Hen Party Bag

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

We all know that planning a hen party can be chaotic. You've finally decided on the perfect hen weekend destination and planned a killer itinerary. But - you still have to tackle the hen party bags!

Don't worry; we won't leave you running around like a headless hen trying to put these together. We've got the ultimate guide for creating the perfect hen party bags.

Not only are hen party goodie bags a cute and fun addition to the festivities, but they can also be super practical. So, whip out that hot glue gun, your credit card, and a glass of wine (you'll need it), and let's get going!

Decide On a Theme

The first step to creating the ultimate hen party bags is deciding on a theme for the bags. The good news is that there are hundreds of great themes to choose from. Here are some themed hen party bag ideas for a little inspiration:

Last Fling Before the Ring

This is a classic hen party theme that never disappoints. You can make it as sparkly and regal as you like, from the bag design to the goodies inside. Include items like a sash or tiara and party favourites, like shot glasses and a mini bottle of gin.

Tropical Paradise

Bring the beach to your party with this tropical theme for your hen party bag fillers. This is perfect if you're celebrating by the sea and you can include items like mini sunscreen bottles, flower hair clips, and a cute drink tumbler.

Spa Day

If you'd like a more relaxed but still classy hen party bag idea, this theme is the one for you. Throw in some scented candles, bath bombs, and face masks to help the bride-to-be and her crew unwind and destress before the big day.


If your idea of the perfect hen do is getting down and dirty for the weekend, consider an adventure-themed hen party bag. You can include things like fun face paint, a mini first aid kit, a yummy snack, and even a cute pink Swiss army knife!

Glitz and Glamour

Glitz and glamour is another fantastic option for those looking for a classy hen party bag theme. Fill the bag with goodies like lipstick, nail polish, and a personalised piece of jewellery.

Choose a Stylish Hen Party Bag

Once you've decided on the theme, it's time to pick the perfect hen party bags for your girls. Now, we use the term "bag" loosely here, so feel free to get creative. You can mix it up with boxes or baskets if bags aren't your thing.

When it comes to choosing a unique and beautiful hen party bag to hold all those wonderful goodies, the options are endless. Check out bags at your local craft shop or on websites, like Amazon UK.

You could opt for something sturdy made from cardboard, or paper that will only last a journey home - or go for an eco-friendly, reusable option, like trendy canvas hen party bags. And if you're feeling fancy, why not get them personalised? It's a great way to make your hens feel extra special!

If personalizing bags are a bit too pricey for your budget, don't fret. A cheaper alternative is to buy plain gift tags and jazz them up with your hens' names.

Remember, it's the thought that counts! So feel free to get creative with the look of your party bags.

Fill Your Hen Party Bags With Goodies

Now it's time for the real fun - filling up your bride squad bags with all the goodies! As the designated hen party bag organizer, you call the shots and can personalise them to match the bride's unique style and party theme.

So, what do you need to include in the perfect hen party goodie bag? If you're short on inspiration, don't worry - we've got you covered. You'll want to include a little bit of everything to keep your bride tribe happy and entertained throughout the night.

The beauty of it is that there's no wrong way to fill a hen party bag - so just have fun with it! To help you out, here's a jam-packed list of the best hen party bag fillers:

Mini bottles of bubbly

Who doesn't love a mini bottle of bubbly? Cute bottles of fizz or wine are great for getting the party started and celebrating the bride-to-be. Plus, you can jazz them up with personalised name labels and fun ribbons.

If some of your hens aren't fans of wine or bubbles, you can always replace it with a mini spirit and mixer! For non-drinkers, there are some great non-alcoholic bottled spritzers and ready-to-drink "mocktails."

Disposable cameras

What better way to capture the memories of your hen weekend than with a classic disposable camera? Sure, everyone has smartphones these days, but there's something special about capturing moments on film.

The best part? Getting them developed after the weekend and laughing together about things you don't even remember!

Hangover kits

We all know that what happens at the hen party stays at the hen party, but sometimes that means waking up feeling a little worse for wear. That's where a hangover kit in your hen party bag saves the day!

You can put together a little drawstring bag filled with painkillers, mini makeup removal wipes, plasters (someone is bound to take a tumble after all that bubbly), a snack bar, a mini bottle of water, and an undereye mask. Practically anything that will help your bride squad feel like themselves again.

Novelty straws

Now, you can get a little cheeky here. Novelty straws are a hilarious addition to any party bag. But if traditional naughty straws aren't your style, no problem. You can mix it up with some personalised straws or go wild with colour clashes and patterns.

For those who want to keep it classy but still make a statement, you can get metal reusable straws (they come in rose gold too!) that your girls can use long after the celebration ends.

Yummy treats and sweets

You know the saying; the way to a man's heart is through his stomach? Well, whoever said it didn't realise it's the same for the girls. From personalised cookies to chocolates and gummies, a little bit of sugar is always a good idea.

We're certain your local bakery would be more than happy to whip up some personalised treats for the ladies!

Personalised jewellery

Personalised jewellery is the perfect way to add a sentimental touch to your hen party bags. Not only will it give your guests something beautiful to wear on the night, but they'll also have a keepsake to remind them of the special occasion.

You can do matching bracelets or necklaces with each of the hen's initials - whatever fits your budget. When you hear the awwww's after they open it up, you can feel proud knowing you did something extra special!

Hen party headwear

No hen party is complete without some fabulous headwear, making it a great addition to your hen party bags. Whether it's sparkly tiaras, flower crowns, or veils, you can easily find a quirky headpiece to match your theme.

Not only will it make for some fun photos, but it's also a great way to find your group in a crowded venue.

Hen party sashes

Of course, the "bride-to-be" sash is a staple for every hen party - as it should be! But who's to say that all the hens can't get in on the fun? Make a statement and get some fun hen party sashes that say "Team Bride", "Bride Tribe", or "Bride Squad."

This is a great hen party bag addition to help make your girls feel more united and excited!

Drink bling

If your hen party bags are all about the glitz and glamour, then you need some drink bling! Edible beverage shimmer and wine glass charms are great for adding some fun to your drinks while enjoying the last fling before the ring.

Not only will they make your drinks look fabulous, but they'll also make sure your guests never mix up their drinks - you don't want to accidentally take a big sip of vodka thinking it was your water!

Pampering goodies

Last but not least, some luscious pampering goodies for the girls never go amiss. After all that hard work planning the wedding and hen do, the bride-to-be and her girls deserve some TLC.

Along with other hen party bag fillers, you can include a mini bottle of posh bubble bath, a small scented cream, a lip balm, or nail polish. Trust us - your squad will be thanking you for these pampering goodies long after the party's over!


What are some affordable items to include in your hen party bags?

Anything that you can DIY yourself or buy in bulk could be an affordable option for your hen party bag fillers. A hen party sash, lip balm, a sweet treat, and a hand-written card are some great ideas for affordable party bags.

How many items should go into a hen party goodie bag?

When it comes to putting together some party bags for your girls, less is more. You don't need to overstuff your goodie bags. Four or five carefully selected items will do the trick.

What are some ways to decorate hen party bags?

There are many fun and creative ways to decorate goodie bags for a hen party. You can create custom stickers with a phrase like "Team Bride," add some fun confetti or glitter inside, or tie some fluffy ribbon around the bag. Options are endless, so let your creativity run wild!

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