50s Rock and Roll Hen Party

Posted in Hen Party Ideas & Advice by Amanda Hosking on 15/08/2016

Want to stay classy but still have a great time dressing up with the girls?

Then a 50s rock and roll hen party is the perfect idea. 50s ladies wore beautiful swing dresses and poodle skirts paired with classic curls. With this theme you can all create gorgeous vintage styles and choose some fun activities and games to go with the look!

Outfit Ideas

All the girls can get glammed up and feeling fabulous with the 50s theme. The classic 50s swing dresses are available in lots of different patterns and styles. Try Amazon and Ebay which have a large selection of lovely vintage dresses that won’t break the bank. Prices start from just £9.99. Alternatively, you could opt for a poodle skirt with a neck scarf to match, or go as a pink lady from Grease.

50s swing dressesLeft to Right: Swing Dress (Party Delights), Pink Lady Jacket (Fancydress.com), Poodle Dress (Party Delights)

Make up, Hair and Accessories

50s hair is all about volume and bounce. Think beehives, big curls and victory rolls. Finish these styles with a hairband that matches your chosen outfit and a pair of large hoop earrings. More accessories include a flower for the hair, long beads and satin gloves. For make-up it’s all about an English rose look with a classic red lip and cat eye flicks.

50s hairstylesLeft to Right Sources: Pinterest, Hairworldmag.com, Reddit


Recreate that 50s experience of rock and roll dances and late night diners by adding some fun decorations to where you and the girls are staying. Grab a 50s compilation cd and banners, balloons, streamers and bunting to match the theme. Then it’s time to party like its 1950!


There are plenty of exciting activities to complement the 50s theme. One idea is to organise an afternoon tea for the hens where you will be treated to a selection of sandwiches, cakes and tea – a very classy affair. Or how about a Grease dance class to learn all those 50s moves? If the bride enjoys a bit of pampering you could all get your 50s hair and make-up done by a professional to feel fabulous for the day.

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Why not add some fun games to the day for the bride to enjoy! Try the memory game which involves all the girls writing a memory of the bride on cards, shuffling them up and then guessing who wrote each memory. Good to play whilst enjoying an afternoon tea. Another idea is to create a scavenger hunt for the big night out which sets challenges for the hens to complete, the wilder the task the higher the points.  End the night with a showing of the 1950s classic Grease.

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Now you are all set to create the perfect 1950s hen party for the bride and the girls!