So you've said "Yes" - congratulations - Now what?
With the big day ahead of you, there's a lot of planning to do for a wedding (which your partner can totally help you with, by the way). Probably one of the most exciting things to plan is your hen party, or a bachelorette party, as they call it across the pond.
If you're a fiancee/bridesmaid/dude of honour, with the daunting task of planning a hen party in front of you, never fear. The Closer team is here to help. One of the most important aspects of any hen do is the party goody bags. Whether this is for holding activities that will go ahead during the event, or just little gifts to say thank you to your beloved friends, we've got you covered. In this ultimate hen party bags guide, we cover the following topics:
Read on for...
∙ The best hen party bags you can buy online (normal, personalised and pre-filled)
∙ The best hen party favours to fill your bags with (from classy, cute, to hella raunchy)
∙ Hen party inspo: we ask around the office to get tons of theming ideas for your do
To get us started, let's first find you the best hen party bags. We've separated these into three different categories (normal, personalised and pre-filled) so you can find exactly the style you are looking for. As well as this, we have listed each item in order of lowest price to highest, because we are determined to cater for any range of wedding budgets. You can find some amazing deals without having to spend a huge chunk of your allowance (and p*ssing off your partner in the process).
The best hen party bags you can buy online
The best hen party bags to buy online 2022
Bride Squad Bags
Blush Rose Gold Team Bride Bag
Team Bride Party Bag With Handles
Hen Party Bags - Pack of 5
Rose Gold Team Bride Hen Party Canvas Bag
Ginger Ray Floral Hen Party Rose Gold Foiled Bags 5 Pack
Team Bride Medium Gift Bags - Pack of 5
Hnmedia 10 Pieces Gift Bags
Tupa 18 Pieces Dot Paper Bags
'Team Bride' Hen Party Tote Bag
'Bride Squad' Hen Party Tote Bag
Hen Party Jute Bags
Blue Planet Fancy Dress Hen Party Bags - Pack of 12
Go the extra mile with personalised hen party bags
The best personalised hen party bags 2022
Personalised Gift Bags
Hen Party Personalised Bags
Personalised Party Favour Gift Box
Gold Personalised Gift Bag
Team Bride Personalised Hen Night Bags
Bride Tribe Personalised Hen Night Favour Party Bags
Hen Night Personalised Party, Favour Bags
Personalised Hen Survival Kit Bag
Gloss White Hen Party Gift Bag
Personalised Hen Party Gift Box
Personalised Party And Occasion Bits Bags
Personalised Bridal Party Tote Bags (6 colours available)
Hashtag Wedding Or Hen Party Bag
Personalised 'Hen Party' Bag
Personalised Hen Party Gift Bag
Personalised Hen Party Bag
Personalised Hen Party Bags
Or how about pre-filled hen party bags?
The best pre-filled hen party bags 2022
Personalised Filled Hen Party Bag - complete with tissue & 5 items
Hen Party Pre Filled Gift Bags - Personalised
Bride Tribe Survival Kit
If you want to fill your bags yourself, here's our guide to the best hen party fillers:
From sophisticated, to down-right cheeky...
Classy party favours 🍸
The best classy hen party favours 2022
Team Bride Slider
Bride’s Squad Glitter Legging Set
Personalised Hen Party Favours Heart Mint Tins
TEAM BRIDE Sashes Rose Gold
#Teambride Hen Party Mini Gin Bottles
Personalised Cocktail Drink Stirrer
Blush Hen 'Team Bride' Flag Paper Straws (x16)
Grey Rose Foil Floral Thank You Cards - Pack of 10
Sparkle Drops To Make Your Gin And Tonic Shimmer
Wedding Party Personalised Mirrors
Personalised Classic Wedding Bridal Hen Party Sash
10 'Go Wild' Hen Party Wildflower Seed Favours
Blush Hen Brides Besties Dressing Gown
Personalised Hen Party Glass
Embroidered 'The Bride' Script Personalised Sweatshirt
Six Hen Party Mirror And Wine Charm Favours
Personalised Hen Party Sleepover Kit
Cutesy party favours 🥺
The best cutesy hen party favours 2022
Ginger Ray Bride Tribe Sashes 6 Pack
Team Bride Diamante Headband
Bride Squad Swimsuit
Team Bride Hen Party Badge
Personalised Hen Night Badges
Henfest Hen Party Wristbands
Lesbihen Bride Pride Gay/Lesbian Hen Party Wristbands
Pink Diamante Hen Party Sash
Hen Party Vip Lanyards
Henbrandt Pack of 12 Hen Night Bubble Wands
Bridesmaid Hen Party Badge
Let's Party Party Blowers
Huxters Hen Party Accessories – 20 Pcs Advice for The Bride Card Games
Personalised Hen Party Glass Charms
Rose Gold Foiled Floral Team Bride Paper Cups
Bride Quiz Hen Party Game
Hannah's Games WHO KNOWS THE BRIDE BEST QUIZ
Bride To Be Party Reusable Straw Packet
Celebrate Slogan Headbands - Pack of 5
Blue Planet Fancy Dress 6 Team Bride Shot Glasses
Hen Party Coffee Gift In Tin
Personalised Hen Party Mug
Bridal Shower And Hen Party Fortune Cookies
Flower Crown Kit
Personalised Bride Squad Hen Party T Shirt
Maid 'Babe' Of Honour Script Bridesmaid T Shirt
Hen Party Flower Crown Kit For 10 Hens
Cheeky party favours 👀
The best cheeky hen party favours 2022
'I'm Not Wearing A F*!%Ing Sash' Hen Party Badge
Hen Do Pictionary | Hen Party Game
Hen Do Drink If | Hen Party Game
SMILE GIFTS UK Hen Party Game
'Would You Rather' Hen Party Straw Game
Neon Pink Willy Straws, Pack Of 15
Hen Party Dare Cards
24 Hen Party Mug Shot Photo Props
36 Pieces Bachelorette Party Dancing Men Straws
gearelec Bachelorette Party Ring Toss Game
STAY GENT 12 Pieces Bride to Be Sashes
Hen Party Personalised Hip Flask Set For Bridesmaids
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Hen party theme ideas
If you're struggling to think of a plan for your hen do, we've asked around the office to find out what our colleagues did for their last fling before the ring, to get some inspiration.
Jade Moscrop, Deputy Commercial Content Editor (engaged): "I think hen do nights out on a weekend away are overrated - people are day drinking and usually tired by the time it comes to hitting the town. I've been to a few and they've never lived up to expectations. I much prefer a chilled vibe with all my besties, hence why I'm going abroad. Drinking wine by the pool and relaxing before the big day sounds like the ideal weekend."
To summarise, Jade's advice would be:
· Ditch the hen nights out and go for something more chilled with your closest friends
· Relax on a holiday abroad if you can - it's the best way to relax before the big day (for help, read our "Where to book flights for under £30" article).
Anna Fitzjohn, Bauer Academy General Manager (married for six months): "I had a very small online party during lockdown. My friends surprised me by sending Champagne and craft supplies, and penis straws. I made a penis crown! I also took ideas from Rock N Roll Bride, which is a great website to get unusual hen party and wedding inspo."
To summarise, Anna's advice would be:
· Don't let any lockdowns or isolation get in the way of your well-deserved fun - have an online hen party.
· It isn't a hen do without a bit of raunch, so don't be afraid to be super silly with your friends.
Wynonna Mathius, Data & Compliance Officer (married for 8 months): “I had a weekend-long hen do. I rented out an Airbnb for 13 people. The first night was just us celebrating my hen-do. I was dressed in all white, had a separate cake and all games relating to brides; this was fun. The second night was related to my birthday as it was the same weekend. We had another cake etc., all over again, and my friends planned to paint a canvas each by picking one of my baby photos. This was super special, and now I have ten canvases full of memories. I arranged food from a catering company and alcohol that I had already stored for my wedding.”
To summarise, Wynonna’s advice would be:
· Age-old hen party traditions such as the bride wearing white, and baby photo games are such staples. It brings fun to the party every time. Much like the “don’t be afraid to go modern” sentiment, don’t be afraid to go traditional either!
· Don’t forget to organise a good stream of food and alcohol to keep you energised throughout the event!
Anna Dewhurst, Grazia's Deputy Picture Director (married for 10 years): "I had a hag, which is basically a hen party with men, too. I kept the party to the evening because I think it's too much for people to do all day and evening. It was cheap and in London so it was accessible for everyone. I had a rule that no one was allowed to give me gifts on the night. And my theme? Dress as your favourite sweet."
To summarise, Anna's advice would be:
· Switch things up and go for a hag do, inviting all genders to your bash.
· Remember to keep your party as accessible as possible. AKA a price range your friends can achieve, and located somewhere everyone can reach.