Hello ladies! Whether you're a bride to be or a maid of honour, we've got some great inspiration for you today. Every month the Red Star Fancy Dress team bookmark their favourite hen party blogs, articles, sites and inspirations to share the cream of the crop with you so you can plan a party to remember!

This November, find out how to plan the perfect vintage inspired hen do, find out why some hens are opting to throw a “hag” do, plus discover some chic ways to style your hens for your big night out on the tiles.

How to Throw the Perfect Vintage Hen Do


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Does the bride to be in your life have an affinity with all things vintage? Whether she loves the swinging 60s or harks back to the flapper glamour of the 20s, a vintage hen do is the perfect way to celebrate with your girls!

This brilliant blog from One Fab Day is chock-a-block with ideas for a vintage themed hen party, from jitterbug classes which will ensure you get your retro shimmy on, to vintage cocktail making classes and lots more besides. Read the blog, choose your era and start planning a vintage hen party that your bestie will adore!

Should You Have a “Hag Do”?

So which one is the lucky bride? So which one is the lucky bride?

The traditions which lurk behind conventional hen dos and stag dos and leave many people feeling, well, a bit uncomfortable with the whole idea of throwing or attending one. While some of us will leap on any excuse to parade around the streets in a blur of giggling and revelry, there are others amongst us who would rather opt out the the orgy of novelty inflatables and jagerbombs. The solution? A hag do.

As Danielle of the fabulous Diva Magazine explains, a hag do is half hen do, half stag do and none of the usual conventions apply. Don't exclusively invite your female friends, invite the people closest to you in the world and ignore gender entirely. If you want to wave an inflatable phallus around on your local high street – go for it. But if you'd rather see your mates wiggle amusingly through a beginner's burlesque class – it's entirely up to you! Vive la hag do, we say! Thanks Danielle.

5 Pretty Ways to Style Your Hens


It's great to look like you're part of a group when you're on a hen night. Not only can you keep track of all your lovely ladies, everyone else can see you're celebrating too – and join in the fun! But if you're not going down the neon tutu or fancy dress route, how can you ensure your ladies look chic and like a member of your team?

This lovely blog from Darling Hens has some cracking ideas for creating an identifiable look for you and your hens. From balloons for each guest, to classy slogan t-shirts there's lots of inspiration to be found here.

How will you be styling your hens for your upcoming shindig? Do you think that a hag do sounds like a good idea? Have your say below.