*The Vintage Glitz Hen Party*

Posted in: Heavenly Hens, Vintage Glitz and Glamour On: January 16, 2015

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We have all the inspiration you need to plan the perfect *Vintage Glitz Hen Party*

The glorious decades of the 1920’s and 1940’s are a perfect vintage hen party setting. Think Art Deco, Gatsby, Blitz, Tea Dances, Feather, Pearls, Tea Dresses. But most of all think Vintage Glitz and Glamour.

*1920’s Day Out*

A roaring twenties treat filled day filled with art deco delights, including Charleston dance lessons, a vintage afternoon tea and a 1920’s photo shoot. You will be in Gatsby heaven!

Charleston Dance

For more information, please see *Charleston Dance*

gold heart*1920’s Themed Party*

A tailor made 1920’s themed party with an array of activities available: a Charleston dance lesson, a pearl jewellery workshop, a vintage afternoon tea, a flappers headband workshop, a 1920’s makeover, canapes and cocktails. Perfect for a glitzy day out with your hens.

©HopeandGlorious

©HopeandGlorious

For more information, please see *Hope and Glorious*

gold heart*1940’s Afternoon Tea*

The Fourteas tea room offers a 1940’s experience in the lovely area of Stratford-upon-Avon. They offer the Ivor Novello afternoon tea, which prides itself on being freshly prepared, locally sourced and can be enjoyed with the musical accompaniment of music from The Andrews Sisters. The upstairs spitfire room is the perfect spot for a private hen party.

©TheFourteas

©TheFourteas

For more information, please see *The Fourteas*

gold heart*1940’s Themed Party*

A perfect way to enjoy the truly glorious era of the 1940’s. A glamorous 1940’s makeover, a vintage afternoon tea, a jive dance lesson, 1940’s craft workshops to create a housewife pinny, vintage corsages, headbands or costume jewellery, and 1940’s props and a photo shoot are all options to create your bespoke 1940’s hen party.

 ©HopeandGlorious

©HopeandGlorious

For more information, please see *Hope and Glorious*

gold heart*Art Deco Afternoon Tea*

This absolutely stunning art deco setting is the perfect place to enjoy a glamorous 1920’s afternoon tea. You can choose between the Park Lane or Art Deco afternoon tea menus, which both include a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with seasonal preserves, pastries and loose leaf teas. This would be a wonderful feature as part of a 1920’s themed hen party.

©ThePalmCourt

©ThePalmCourt

For more information, please see *The Palm Court*

gold heart*Art Deco Cinema*

A simply spectacular setting to watch a film, the Rex cinema has also been acclaimed to be ‘Britain’s most beautiful cinema’. They have an excellent range of films and good selection of seats to choose from – ground floor seats complete with tables, tiered seating or royal boxes. This would certainly be a glamorous place to watch a film with your hens.

©RexCinema

©RexCinema

For more information, please see *Rex Cinema*

gold heart*Alice in Wonderland*

Wonderland House is a vintage and whimsical haven for Alice in Wonderland fans. This quirky house provides luxury accommodation with vintage boutique style bedrooms. and has stunning views over the sea. The dining room is set as a mad hatters tea party. This would be a truly wonderful base for a vintage hen party.

©WonderlandHouse

©WonderlandHouse

For more information, please see *Wonderland House*

gold heart*Ballet*

Take a trip to the ballet to see pretty tutus, twirling and swirling. This is sure to be an evening of sophistication and there will be plenty of prettiness to swoon over.

 ©EnglishNationalBallet

©EnglishNationalBallet

For more information, please see *English National Ballet*

gold heart*Blitz Party*

Featuring live music, swing dancing, delicious cocktails, typical wartime snacks, The Blitz Party would certainly be a hen party to remember, so “Pencil on those stockings and pin up your victory curls. Make your way to the 1940’s bunker for a night long celebration of neighbourly spirit.”

©BlitzParty

©BlitzParty

For more information, please see *Blitz Party*

gold heart*Bus Bar*

A vintage routemaster that has been converted into a bar with ample seating area might just be the vintage touch needed for your hen party.

©VintageBusBar

©VintageBusBar

For more information, please see *Vintage Bus Bar*

gold heart*Cabaret*

An exquisite spectacle with an award winning cast, including vintage singers, burlesque performers, comedy performers, aerialists, fire performers, acrobats, trapeze artists and many more. This would be the perfect sophisticated and vintage hen evening.

©BlackCatCabaret

©BlackCatCabaret

For more information, please see *The Black Cat Cabaret*

gold heart*Charleston Dance Lessons*

A fabulous dance class that teaches you the signature moves to become the glitzy flapper girls of the 1920’s. Fun and glitz guaranteed!

 ©CharlestonDance

©CharlestonDance

For more information, please see *Charleston Parties*

gold heart*Classic Car Hire*

Why not hire a classic car and go for a drive in the country, find a spot and enjoy a wonderful picnic. Or drive in style to your hen weekend and use as a feature for your hen party photos.

©ClassicCarHire

©ClassicCarHire

For more information, *Classic Car Hire*

gold heart*Fabric Flower Bouquets*

Vintage fabrics, buttons and lace are provided for this hen party workshop, in which the hens work together to make a wonderful bouquet for the bride. Each hen then gets to make  a brooch, buttonhole, corsage or other accessory to take home. A fabulous interactive workshop filled with vintage treasures.

©TheCraftyHen

©TheCraftyHen

For more information, please see *The Crafty Hen*

gold heart*Fascinator Making*

The Glam Hatters Tea Parties are just divine! A selection of four hen party workshops are on offer: vintage fascinators, beaded tulle fascinators, gatsby vintage accessories and luxury vintage fascinators. They provide the materials, the tuition, the tools and can even put on a tea party for you. What an utterly fabulous hen party idea!!

©GlamHatters

©GlamHatters

For more information, please see *Glam Hatters*

gold heart*Festival*

This three day festival hosted at the Goodwood Circuit is the absolute pinnacle of vintage glitz and glam. Complete with classic cars, planes, vintage entertainment and shopping, this wonderful event is now a British institution. With a host of glam vintage inspired outfits, this could be the perfect vintage day out for you and your hens.

©GoodwoodRevival

©GoodwoodRevival

For more information, please see *Goodwood Revival*

gold heart*Gatsby Headband Workshop*

A glitzy workshop to make glamorous Gatsby headbands. A wonderful selection of materials will be provided including lace, satin, flowers, pearls, feathers and sparkles, along with tuition and tools. Best of all – you get to take home your gorgeous Gatsby headband or wear it on your 1920’s night out.

©MakeDoMenders

©MakeDoMenders

For more information, please see *Make Do Menders*

gold heart*Great Gatsby Afternoon Tea*

This vintage tea room ooozes glitz and glamour and would be a gorgeous setting for a hen party vintage afternoon tea. Their Boudoir hosts a wonderful 1920’s dress up box and provides ample photo opportunities and there are three tempting afternoon tea menus to choose from, including their Glamorous Great Gatsby afternoon tea. A must visit!

©BettyBlythe

©BettyBlythe

For more information, please see *Betty Blythe Afternoon Tea*

gold heart*Hair Styling Vintage Style*

Offering vintage hair styling with tea. Their ‘Hollywood Beauty School’ covers iconic hair and make-up of the Hollywood glamour era, the ‘Hairspray’ package offers tutorials in retro hair styling tutorials with a bespoke vintage hair style for each hen and the ‘Lights, Camera, Glamour’ photo shoot equips you with all that is needed to be a vintage beauty.

©TeaandTrim

©TeaandTrim

For more information, please see *Tea and Trim Hairstyling*

gold heart*Hat Making Tea Party*

A fun, creative and interactive workshop, in which the expert milliners from Katherine Elizabeth teach you to make a ‘Fashionable Fascinator’, ‘Couture Headpiece’ or the wowing ‘Ascot Hat’.

©KatherineElizabethMillinery

©KatherineElizabethMillinery

For more information, please see *Katherine Elizabeth Millinery Parties*

gold heart*Jazz Bar*

Have an evening at the infamous London jazz bar, which offers a fabulous selection of dining options and an extensive drinks menu with the accompaniment of some world class vintage jazz. This would be utterly fabulous evening.

©RonnieScotts

©RonnieScotts

For more information, please see *Ronnie Scotts*

gold heart*Make-Overs*

Have a glamorous vintage beauty, make-over or pamper party with your hens. The Powderpuff Girls and Lipstick and Girls both offer suitably fabulous options and packages.

©ThePowderpuffGirls

©ThePowderpuffGirls

Lipstick and Curls Salon

©LipstickandCurls

For more information, please see *The Powderpuff Girls* or *Lipstick and Curls*

gold heart*Murder Mystery*

A unique and fun experience for a hen party, murder mysteries can be created bespoke for your group or can be offered as part of a dining, disco and hotel package.

©MurderMysteryEvents

©MurderMysteryEvents

For more information, please see *Murder Mystery Events*

gold heart*Nail Bars*

Vintage themed nail bars would be a great stop off to get that perfect vintage manicure. MW Nails offers an aviation themed service, whilst Hula Nails offers a vintage tiki beauty parlour.

©MWNails

©MWNails

©HulaNails

©HulaNails

For more information, please see *MW Nails* or *Hula Nails*

gold heart*Non-Sporty Fun*

This quirky and eccentric annual event takes place in Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London. An unusual selection of events include iron board surfing and umbrella jousting are on the cards with ladies and gentlemen dressed immaculately, “More points are awarded for maintaining immaculate trouser creases than crossing the finish line”. This wonderfully unique event is certainly a fun filled vintage day out!

 ©TheChapOlympiad

©TheChapOlympiad

For more information, please see *The Chap Olympiad*

gold heart*Pearl Party*

Pearls are an absolute must for vintage glitz, so this is the perfect party for making pretty pearl accessories. Provided with gorgeous freshwater pearls, each hen gets to make a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings.

©TheBeadBoutique

©TheBeadBoutique

For more information, please see *The Bead Boutique*

gold heart*Perfume Making*

A workshop to create your very own fragrance and scent name that you can wear on the wedding day. Bubbles can be provided to enhance this sweet smelling hen experience.

 ©ThePerfumeStudio

©ThePerfumeStudio

For more information, please see *The Perfume Studio*

gold heart*Picnic*

Fancy a vintage inspired picnic? Teapots and Picnics can provide everything for a picnic tea party or can supply you with fabulous picnic hampers for your designated picnic spot. Perfect for a sunny day.

©TeapotsandPicnics

©TeapotsandPicnics

For more information, please see *Teapots and Picnics*

gold heart*Prohibition Parties*

One of London’s most famous parties could be a fabulous hen party experience – be transported back to the roaring 20’s with Charleston dancing, sensational music, cocktails, a casino and a wonderful floorshow. A 1920’s dress code is strictly adhered to, so cue the feathers and pearls. They even provide a Pre-Prohibition dance class for those who want to learn the art of the flapper girls.

Prohibition Party Logo

©Prohibition1920s.com

For more information, please see *Prohibition Parties*

gold heart*Punting and Picnics*

Take a glorious punting tour with chauffeur, complete with vintage picnic afternoon tea. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. They can even organise a ‘Hunt and Punt’ hen scavenger hunt, which sounds like good fun.

©Let'sGoPunting

©Let’sGoPunting

©Let'sGoPunting

©Let’sGoPunting

For more information, please see *Let’s Go Punting*

gold heart*River Cruise Party*

“An elegant hen party afloat” is the idea here, combining an Oxford sightseeing tour with a delicious afternoon tea and relaxing cruise along the beautiful stretch of river. There are several options to choose from, including the ‘Mad Hatters Tea’ telling the story of Alice in Wonderland or a picnic/party pimms/cocktail masterclass cruise.

©OxfordRiverCruises

©OxfordRiverCruises

For more information, please see *Oxford River Cruises*

gold heart*Rooftop Cinema*

Fab views, great settings, excellent snack supplied and a huge range of films on offer. This rooftop cinema experience is unique and would be a great feature at a hen party.

©Rooftop Film Club

©Rooftop Film Club

For more information, please see *Rooftop Film Club*

gold heart*Swing Dancing Class*

Take a dance class to prepare to show off your Jitterbug, Jive and Lindy Hop at a tea dance or hire them to perform at your tea party. They are swingtastic and would make your hen party fabulous!

©LondonSwingDanceSociety

©LondonSwingDanceSociety

For more information, please see *London Swing Dance Society*

gold heart*Tea Dance*

Bringing back the nostalgia of the tea dance, The Royal Opera House is hosting a series of tea dances with complimentary refreshments. This fun afternoon could be followed by a traditional afternoon tea in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.

©RoyalOperaHouse

©RoyalOperaHouse

For more information, please see *Royal Opera House*

gold heart*Tea Tasting*

Learn about tea tasting and tea blending at the Bluebird Mixology classes. Plus you get to order as many tea cocktails as you like, as well as taking home three of your own blends. A must do for the tea connoisseur!

 ©BluebirdTeaCo.

©BluebirdTeaCo.

For more information, please see *Bluebird Tea Co.*

gold heart*Theatre*

Consider seeing a classic theatre production in one of the spectacular West End theatres. Whether it be a musical or a play, there is something to suit all tastes.

London Theatre

For more information, please see *London Theatre Guide*

gold heart*Train Ride Vintage Style*

The beautiful sister train to the Orient Express, this beautifully decadent vintage train offers a luxurious journey to an array of destinations. Certainly the most opulent of journeys with exquisite dining, this would be a memorable hen party that is for sure!

©BelmondNorthernBelle

©BelmondNorthernBelle

For more information, please see *Belmond Northern Belle*

gold heart*Victorian Party*

Beautiful clothes to dress up in, fun parlour games, scrumptious food including a traditional afternoon tea, splendid surroundings and the experience of Upstairs and Downstairs make this Downton Abbey style hen party a lot of giggles.

A Victorian Escapade

For more information, please see *A Victorian Escapade*

gold heart*Vintage Accessories Workshop*

A workshop that teaches you to make beautiful accessories using stunning vintage fabrics and embellishments. Can be combined with a vintage afternoon tea. Sounds like the perfect vintage combo to us!

©CraftsandGiggles

©CraftsandGiggles

For more information, please see *Crafts and Giggles*

gold heart*Vintage Afternoon Tea*

This hidden gem is an utterly charming tearoom that offers a fabulous traditional afternoon tea. The gramophone plays glorious jazz and swing records from the 1940’s creating the perfect vintage ambiance. This would be a wonderful setting for a 1940’s themed tea party.

©SohoSecretTeaRoom

©SohoSecretTeaRoom

For more information, please see *Soho Secret Tea Room*

gold heart*Vintage Bike Tour*

The fabulous collection of British made Pashley bikes are just fabulous and can be hired for the day or as part of one of their regular tours. They also offer private vintage tours of London, perfect for hen parties and topped off with champagne and strawberries.

©TallyHoCycleTours

©TallyHoCycleTours

For more information, please see *Tally Ho! Cycle Tours*

gold heart*Vintage Boat Cruise*

Imagine a beautiful and tranquil ride along the river Thames, well Clivedon has created it with their range of vintage cruises. Whether you want a traditional afternoon tea, a pretty picnic or an extravagant Champagne cruise to Henley, they provide it all! You can combine this with a wander round the stunning gardens of Clivedon. The perfect combination for a sophisticated vintage hen affair.

©ClivedonHouse

©ClivedonHouse

For more information, please see *Clivedon House*

gold heart*Vintage China Hire & Floral Design*

This unique service offering a fabulous selection of vintage china hire with stunning vintage-inspired floristry would be perfect for a vintage tea party. The stunning vintage floral arrangements would be the perfect touch to your sophisticated vintage hen party. Even better, Vintage Floral Teas is an ethical and sustainable company who source flowers locally and support the ‘Antiques are Green’ campaign.

©VintageFloralTeas

©VintageFloralTeas

For more information, please see *Vintage Floral Teas*

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*Vintage Craft Classes*

A craft party with a vintage twist offering a whole array of vintage inspired workshops, including the making of  vintage fascinators, feathered headpieces, charm bracelets, pendants, cake stands, bunting, and notebook binding. They also offer confectionary workshops – luxury chocolate truffles, cake pops and cupcake decorating. The only problem you might have is narrowing down the wonderful choice!

©HandmadeByYou

©HandmadeByYou

For more information, please see *Handmade By You*

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*Vintage Craft Parties*

Hope and Glorious offer a fabulous range of jewellery parties, including a pearl party, charming bracelet party and the ultimate bridal party. They also offer a wonderful array of craft parties, including the making of bunting, fascinators and flower headbands, as well as cupcake decorating and customising sashes. And their vintage themed craft parties are just divine: corsage and accessory making, customising 1950’s pinnies, vintage bunting, vintage fascinators and hats and 1920’s headbands.

 ©HopeandGlorious

©HopeandGlorious

For more information, please see *Hope and Glorious*

gold heart*Vintage Makeover*

A glitzy 1920’s or 1940’s makeover with specially trained vintage hair and makeup artists to pamper your hens. This can be combined with other vintage activities, such as a dance class, tea party or photo shoot. Sounds heavenly!

Charleston Dance

For more information, please see *Charleston Dance*

gold heart*Vintage Pop Up Fairs*

A fabulous glitzy day out full of vintage gems and treasures. The pop up fairs take place at a variety of locations including Alexandra Palace and Old Spitalfields and offer a fabulous vintage shopping experience. The Sunday fairs also provide an extravaganza of entertainment with vintage singers, beauty parlours and pop-up tea rooms. Would be a fabulous addition a vintage themed hen day out.

©PopUpVintageFairs

©PopUpVintageFairs

For more information, please see *Pop Up Vintage Fairs London*

gold heart*Vintage Photo Shoot*

For utter Hollywood glamour, consider a makeover and pin-up photo shoot.

©LoveVintageEvents

©LoveVintageEvents

For more information, please see *Love Vintage Events*

gold heart*Vintage Tea Cup Table Decorations*

Provided with a tea cup and saucer, you will be armed with vintage fabrics, buttons and flower templates to make a beautiful vintage tea cup decoration, which could be featured at the wedding itself. There is also opportunity to make matching brooches or hair accessories. A fun filled and vintage workshop providing beautiful mementos to keep.

©TheCraftyHen

©TheCraftyHen

For more information, please see *The Crafty Hen*

gold heart*Vintage Tea Party*

Dolly’s fabulous china hire service would be perfect if you are planning your own tea party or they can organise it all for you with their fabulous range of afternoon teas, including a ‘Vintage Tea’ or a ‘Dolly’s Fancy Favourites Tea’. They can also provide a whole range of vintage props, a vintage photo booth and other pretty vintage styling features. This would make a wonderful hen party!

©Dolly'sVintageTeaParty

©Dolly’sVintageTeaParty

For more information, please see *Dolly’s Vintage Tea Party*

*Sparkle Pearls and Lace* hopes you are now feeling inspired to plan your perfect vintage glitz and glam hen party!

Next Week | *The Country Bumpkin Hen Party*

Sparkles,

Klee x

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  1. Bee says:

    Thank you for all here at Makedomenders for mentioning us on your brilliant post on all things hen!!

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