hen party at home ideas

Hen party ideas for Zoom that you'll love

Love conquers all, even during lockdown, so here are some hen party ideas from games to t-shirts

Karen Silas

With lockdown thwarting everyone's social plans in 2020, brides-to-be have been scrambling to figure out how to celebrate the countdown to their wedding with their closest friends... from a distance. Thankfully there are lots of ways to adapt to the new normal, ensuring that we are able to throw hen dos with all the traditional fun and games, even if it is by video call. (Or, possibly in the near future, at home! On 23 June, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said soon members of two households will be able to meet indoors.)

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But what you can do to keep the festivities lively while social distancing? We have plenty of tips to make sure your bachelorette party is one to remember.

 Decorate, decorate, decorate!

If you are on video call, have everyone zhoosh up their surroundings with balloons and streamers so that each guest is fully immersed in the party vibe. And don't forget the drink accessories! Everything from personalised glasses to straws can help add a more festive vibe.

team bride balloons

Ginger Ray Team Bride Confetti Balloons, Pack of 5, £4.00, John Lewis

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fringe curtain rose gold

Ginger ray fringe curtain in rose gold, £7, John Lewis

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personalised flute glasses

Personalised Flute Glasses, £3.50 each, Etsy

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copper wine cup

Copper bachelorette party wine glasses, £14.90, Etsy

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personalise mason jar glasses

Personalised mason jar glasses, £7, Etsy

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team bride straws

Ginger Ray Rose Gold Team Bride Straws, £4.50 for pack of 16, Boohoo

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Have everyone dress alike

One thing that brings us all together and can be pretty hilarious, is being dressed alike. Have everyone wear hen party t-shirts or PJs, or send a kit to guests with fun tiaras and party eyeglasses.

team bride pjs

Bride Squad Satin Embroidered Pj Short Set, £9, Boohoo

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bride squad sunglasses

Bride Squad Sunglasses, £3.99, Etsy

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personalised lockdown hen do tee

Lockdown Hen Do T-Shirt, £11.99, Etsy

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Plan the entertainment

Fun activities you can enjoy during lockdown times include having everyone do facials during the party or have liquor, wine or port tasting – you can order the kits online and do it virtually. Another option is to play games like Never Did I Ever, made popular by Ellen DeGeneres on her chat show. If you're on Zoom, the maid of honor can be Ellen and guests can play along to reveal their funniest secrets to the bridal party.

platinum peel foil sheet mask

Starskin Foil Face Mask, £18, Beauty Bay

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never have i ever game

Never Have I Ever Card Game, £29.95, Amazon

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Make a signature drink

You can design your own party drink named after the bride or groom, or if you are individually isolated another great option is to make sure every guest has the same cocktail making kit. 

gin therapy cocktail kit

Gin Therapy Cocktail Kit, £16.99, Amazon

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prosecco toppers amazon

Prosecco toppers,  £12.99, Amazon

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te tonic gin infusions

Gin Tonic Botanical Infusions, £7.95, Amazon

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Give the bride-to-be a gift to remember

It’s time to embrace this historic moment and commemorate that love conquered all – even a pandemic! – in 2020.

Friends themed quarantine hen party tee

The One Where I Was Quarantined t-shirt, £9.99, Etsy

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inside still bride tshirt

Stuck Inside But Still the Bride T-shirt, £10.49, Etsy

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lockdown bride to be kit

Virtual Hen Party Kit, £28.00, Etsy

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