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How to Throw a 90s Themed Hen Do for Your 90s Baby Bestie

Because there ain't no party like a 90s themed party, right? Take a look at how you can plan a 90s themed hen party to be proud of

Take me back to the 90s

Take me back to the 90s

If you're in charge of planning the ultimate 90s themed hen party for a 90s kid who is about to get married, we're here to help. 

The 90s introduced us to some pretty epic moments - from bopping to Britney, tuning into The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and begging your hairdresser to cut you 'The Rachel', it was a time that's hard to forget. Trust us, we've tried to forget acid wash jeans. 

While we might be more than 20 years past the decade (gulp), there's no stopping you throwing an awesome 90s themed hen party for the bride-to-be, complete with a nostalgic 90s playlist, 90s inspired outfits and the best retro games. Incorporate these 90s touches into your party planning and it's sure to be the bomb. 

The 13 Best 90s Themed Hen Party Ideas

1. Send Retro Hen Party Invites 

Set the tone for an incredible 90s themed hen party or bridal shower with some truly retro invitations. These pastel invitations from Pixel Perfection Party can be personalised with the hen’s name and all the important details.

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2. Buy 90s Themed PJs or T-Shirts

These 90s t-shirts come in a range of sizes and colours and we think they would make perfect hen party PJs! Think of all the fab hen party pictures you would be able to take all wearing these matching tees. 

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3. Give Traditional Hen Party Games a 90s Twist

90s hen party drinking games

Traditional hen party games such as the Mr and Mrs Quiz can be given a 90s twist. Ask the bride’s other half questions all about her favourite 90s bands and artists. We love this nostalgic 90s drinking game with cards such as 'Drink if you've ever killed a Tamagotchi'. 

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4. Fancy Dress is a Must

When it comes to 90s hen party fancy dress costumes you will have so much to choose from. Perhaps you want to channel your inner Cher from Clueless or dress up as the Spice Girls? Or maybe you just want to throw on some double denim and play at being B*Witched for the day? What are you like!

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5. Don’t Forget the 90s Balloons

If you’re hiring a hen party house then spend some time finding some great décor! These I Heart 90s balloons are less than £5 for 10, so you can do some incredible decoration without breaking the hen party budget. Discover more cheap hen do ideas here.

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6. Head to a 90s Themed Bar

Two drag queens at the Hunsnet Brunch holding prosecco

If you’re planning a hen party in a major city then chances are you’ll find a bar or club with 90s music. Do your research and find somewhere with the perfect location to party the night away. Instagram meme sensations Hunset host a Hun Brunch that is ideal for 90s babies!

READ MORE: 29 Brighton Hen Party Ideas

7. Scrunchies Are a Must

Remember the days when all you had to worry about was heading down to Claire's Accessories to spend your hard earned pocket money? Chances are your purchase of the week was often a scrunchie! Velvet scrunchies, sequin scrunchies, neon scrunchies, they were just irresistible! Reminisce about a simpler time by buying scrunchies to put in the hen party bags.

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8. Cover the Walls in 90s Posters

If you’re looking for the ultimate 90s décor then these posters from Etsy are perfect! Choose from all the 90s music greats, including Britney, Aaliyah, and more!

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9. Play Your Favourite 90s Movies

If you’re planning a chill night before the main event the next day then a 90s themed sleepover with cute PJs and all your favourite 90s films is a must. If you’re looking for, like, totally the best 90s movie for a hen party then Clueless is the one for you!

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10. Create Your Own Photo Booth

Create your very own 90s-inspired photo booth with these fun props. You could even use some of your house décor to create a backdrop.

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11. Remember the Retro Drinks

Before prosecco and G&Ts were your staple night out beverages chances are you were a strict Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi Breezer kind of girl (or WKD if you were feeling particularly wild). Stock up on the retro 90s drinks, everyone will love them and you’ll get some amazing pictures with your retro beverages (strawpedos are not encouraged). Oh, and don't forget these funky 90s paper straws!

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12. Create an Awesome Playlist

Creating an epic 90s playlist will be an event in itself! Boyzone, Take That, Westlife, Spice Girls, B*Witched and the Sugababes (to name a few!) all had amazing 90s hits that will have everyone dancing and reminiscing.

13. Capture the Best Moments with a Polaroid Camera

Lilac polaroid camera

Capture all the hen party fun with a retro polaroid camera! The Instax Mini would be perfect for this and you could gift it to the bride after the hen party for her to use at the wedding. The Instax costs £69.99 at Argos – so if you’re having a hen party with 10-20 guests then each hen would only need to contribute between £2.75-£6.50 each.

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Are you planning a hen party but not sure where to even start? Take a look at our step by step guide to planning a hen party.