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The best hen party and weekend essentials you need in 2019

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Are you a bridesmaid this year? Then look no further, we have rounded up a selection of incredible things to help make your loved one's hen party a night (or a weekend) to remember! Make sure you have a list of these essentials for the lucky bride-to-be...

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Party Balloons

Get your bride tribe together and celebrate your hen in style with the gorgeous Hen Party Balloon Pack! Adored by the likes of former Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, these balloons from Bubblegum Balloons are printed with phrases such as 'Last Fling Before the Ring', 'Goodbye Miss, Hello Mrs' and 'Bride Tribe'. To make the celebration extra special, why not get the bride an inflated personalised balloon!

Prices from £8.95,

prosecco pong

Prosecco Pong

Why just sip prosecco when you can turn it into a raucous drinking game? An upgrade on beer pong, prosecco pong is sure to liven up any party. This kit comes with 12 plastic glasses, three pink ping pong balls and a whole promise of fun!


bridesmaid sash

Bridesmaid sashes

Make sure your girls have their uniform on, which means a compulsory Bridesmaid sash! Far from tacky, these classy white sashes feature a gold foiled printed design that glimmers away. Each pack contains two sashes, and there are Mother of the Bride, Maid of Honour and Bride to Be options too.



Team Bride Tattoos

Celebrate in style with these rose gold 'Team Bride' temporary tats - the perfect way to unite the whole group!


snobby hen

Snobby Hen gift boxes

If your hen one classy bird? Then you'll probably want to hook her up with a Snobby Hen gift box. Made for the most tasteful celebrations only, each box is filled with luxury and indulgent treats such as a Katie Loxton tassel pouch, robes for the bride-to-be and bridesmaids, personalised bracelets and necklaces, gorgeous smelling candles and lavender scented eye masks. You can pick and mix and create your own bespoke box, or buy the pre-packaged options. You get £300 plus worth of goodies in one beautiful box - what's not to love?

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Prosecco shimmer

What's better than prosecco? Shimmery prosecco, of course! Pimp your drinks with violet and rose gold powder. If gin's more your thing, sprinkle a bit of the blue pearl shimmer.


sucka straws

Eco-friendly straws

Planning an eco-friendly wedding and hen? You have to check out these exstrawdinarily cool metal straws. These stylish reusable straws can even be personalised with phrases including Bride to Be, Groom and Hen Party.

From £2.99 per straw,


'I do' serviettes

It's the little details that make it, right? Make sure that even your table is dressed for a lavish hen celebration with these 'I do crew!' gold foiled paper napkins.


confetti balloons

Confetti balloons

Decorate your space with these gorgeous, hard-to-miss confetti balloons. Each box contains 20 balloons ready to be inflated in pink, black and rose gold. And at the end of the hen, why not pop the balloons for a real confetti explosion?



DIY photo display

Love a bit of DIY? Make your hen truly personal by downloading app PixPax, which lets you print 18 of your favourite photographs for free, in an old-school retro style. You can pick from different coloured borders and even add little captions and emojis to really bring your photos to life. All you have to pay for is the £3.99 delivery fee.


deluze hamper

Make your own cocktails

Let's face it, drinks are a big part of a hen do. With this deluxe cocktail hamper, you'll receive a selection of spirits, popular cocktail mixes and a shaker to make your own mojitos, pina coladas, margaritas and more from the comfort of your home. Who needs to go out out when you've got your favourite cocktails to hand?


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Pass The Parcel

This game is a classic and the perfect chance to embrace your inner child. This really is the ultimate ice breaker, in the guise of the much loved party game, pass the parcel. This kit will equip you with everything you could possibly need for a game to remember, with pretty pink tissues to wrap gifts in, confetti for between the layers before unfolding the prize. However, there is a twist - in each layer lies a forfeit card!


90s game

That's So 90s Quiz

This might bring back some fun memories for your girlfriends. Test your '90s knowhow on 10 different general knowledge categories; Music, movies, TV, science & tech, sport, pop culture... and even more! This could also work as the perfect ice-break for those who don't know each other.



Kodak Printomatic Instant Print camera

This device is the ideal accessory for any hen party! Don't keep your memories locked away in your phone - snap, shoot and print with the Kodak Printomatic instant print camera. The bride will love this stylish point-and-shoot camera that instantly prints high-quality, full-colour photos right from the camera.

£69.99, Argos, Amazon and Currys

bride sash

Bride To Be Sash

This is the must-have accessory for a hen party. It'll be a great gift, or the perfect way to set the bride apart at the hen party celebrations. The sash is easy to wear and features the lettering "Bride to be" in gold foil detail. It'll complete the look during your girly get-together and you can combine it with a floral veil and more!


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Hen Buttons

The Hen Button is a fun gift to remind all those attending a hen party that what happens on a hen party stays on a hen party. The buttons are a keepsake item, designed to make you smile, which can be personalised to include certain text or an image to the Hen's specifications. Very cute!

£4 each,


Team Bride Photo Props

Who doesn't love taking a Polaroid! Add some magic into your pictures with these novelty hen party props. This 10-pack package includes everything from lip and blingy diamond rings on sticks, to hen party glasses and cocktails.



Statement balloon

You can't have enough balloons. Get party ready with this amazing addition. You can also get the personalised, and make them extra special! We love this pretty pink choice.


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