Hen Party Inspo: A Day At The Races

With the Royal Ascot now behind us (sadly) we’re just dying to keep the excitement going!

If you’re newly engaged, it’s not too late to start planning for the year ahead! Why not celebrate in style and plan for you “last fling before the ring” to be a day at the races?! From showstopping outfits, fashionable fascinators to quirky pre-race decorations you’ll be set for a fun-filled hen as you head off to the racecourse. Chances of winning best-dressed may be slim, but you’ll definitely win the best hen party for years to come!

Start your soiree with some of these race day must haves…


Cocktails are a must for a race day hen! Start off your celebrations with something refreshing like a Mint Julep or the classic Pimm’s Cup. Of course, if these flavours don’t tickle your tastebuds a champagne cocktail is sure to please your gals… and what better way to top your libations off with their own fabulous fascinator?!

Images via Oleander and Palm and Punch

See how to make on Pizzazzerie

The Fascinator

Don’t forget your own fascinator! It’s the most important accessory of your race day attire, and the perfect opportunity to add a little fun and sophistication to your overall ensemble. Feel free to get creative…sometimes bigger is better!

Bethann Greenberg Photography via Style Me Pretty


Whether you’re just planning a themed hen or actually heading off to the racecourse, this is the perfect opportunity to let your inner fashionista shine through. Some racecourses have ladies’ days where they give away prizes for the best dressed! So don’t be shy, dress to impress!

Image Via GetSurry 


Add to the overall ambience of the day with some fun and festive race day decorations! You can’t go wrong with classic ribbons, horseshoes and some pretty paper flowers to set the mood for your girls’ day.

Ribbons Brit+Co via  The House That Lars Built

Cameron Ingalls Photogra via Style Me Pretty , via Darnice 


Honestly, how could you resist these gorgeous treats?! They might even be too pretty too eat but, but you’ll need a little something to go with your cocktails!

Via Cookie Connection , Jockey Jerseys via Ali Bee’s Bakeshop 

Photo Ops

What is a hen, or any party for that matter, without a few picture-worthy moments?! Create the perfect memories with these race day inspired hats in front of a glam floral backdrop.

Find them on CreativeSenseCo on Esty


Via Etsy


Now you’re ready to head to the races!





Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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