We have another hen party theme for you today! And this time around, we've been inspired by the girls of Orange is the New Black, because this week's theme is... Cops and Robbers! This iconic party theme is one of our favourites, simply due to the fact that there are so many different ways to dress up. There are also plenty of fun activities to get up to, with the option to split the girls up into two teams and get competitive with each other! What's a hen party without a little competitive fun right?
The main part of a party theme is the fancy dress! Whether you choose to don the old navy blue uniform of the cop, or if you choose to take the bad road and go with the black and white stripped uniform of the robber, with these costumes, you're guaranteed to look the part!
A convict is not traditionally thought of as a sexy costume, but times have changed, and this sexy robber costume proves just that! Draped in the iconic black and white stripes, robber costumes allow you to stick with the theme and still look great while doing it!
Outfits like this naughty cop costume look so good people will be queuing up to commit crimes in the hope that you'll arrest them!
Time to accessorize!
No costume can be complete without a couple of accessories! There's no point dressing up as a cop or robber unless you have handcuffs and a ball and chain, you'll just look silly! Here's a look at some Cop and Robber Hen Party theme accessory inspiration:
Ball and Chain
What is the first thing that pops into your head when you think convict apart from the outfit? A ball and chain! Attach this ball and chain to your ankle to add the finishing touches to your costume!
Baby Pink Handcuffs
What is a police officer without their handcuffs? Pretty useless! Make sure you have a set of these handy, for when someone is causing a bit of mischief and needs to get punished! You can get a pair of these exact handcuffs here at HenStuff.
You're not an official police officer unless you have a badge, those are the rules! So, if you're worried anyone might question your authority, make sure you have one of these polices badges handy to whip out on the spot and prove the doubters wrong.
You're all dressed up and ready to party, now what? Some fun hen activities of course! Here are some great hen activities, that'll keep all the girls entertained and will get the cops to compete against the robbers to see which side will come out on top.
Jail - This is a great cops and robbers themed drinking game that's bound to cause some laughs and get the drinks flowing! The rules are really simple, all you need is a pack of cards and at least 4 players. You take a regular pack of cards and deal them one at a time to each of the players, then, based on the value of the card, you must do the following:
2, 3 & 4 - Player who gets the cards, drinks the number of the card
Picture Card - Player that received this card gives out 1-4 drinks, where Jack =1 and the Ace =4.
6, 7 & 8 - these cards are neutral
5 - The player that receives this card must go to jail. When in jail, the player must drink whenever someone else drinks. If the player in jail receives another 5, they must drink DOUBLE!
9 - Nines are the bathroom break card. No one can use the restroom until someone with a nine decides to play this card.
10 - This is a get out of jail free card
Players can trade cards!
Cops and Robbers - You simply can't have a Cops and Robbers themed party without playing Cops and Robbers! To play this drinking game you must get all the girls to sit around a table. Take a number of cards out of a deck that is equal to the number of people playing. One of the cards has to be a king, and one of the cards has to be an ace. The other cards can be any combo of numbers people decide on. However, the higher the card number, the greater the chances will be of getting drunk quickly (you'll see why).
- Pass out a card to each person.
- Whoever receives the ace is the robber and whoever receives the king is the cop.
- Once all cards have been passed out, everyone must stare at everyone in the group, waiting to hear the words " the deal has been made" these words will be said once the robber winks at someone.
- The person who has the king (the cop) is on alert to try to see who the robber is. The cop wants to catch the robber winking at someone. Once "the deal has been made" (the person who is winked at will say this to the group), the cop throws over his card and tries to guess who the robber is (the person who winked).
- If the cop guesses wrong, then she has to drink the number of drink on the cardholder's card. The game doesn't stop till the cop guesses correctly. For more details on how to play check out DrinksMixer.
Pub Treasure hunt - This game is the ultimate combination of treasure hunts and pup crawls, to form the greatest hen activity imaginable! One member from each team must download the game app onto their phone, which will contain all the questions and challenges, unique to your group. You mission is to them follow the clues to each pub where you'll find a series of hilarious challenges. This is still a hen party at the end of the day, so there's plenty of time to have a few drinks at each pub, where you can also compare notes with the opposing team or throw a bit of smack talk about. The team that completes the most challenges in the quickest time will claim the victory and most importantly - the bragging rights!
Hen Day Challenge - This challenge will have you and all the girls getting really active. You'll take on some incredible challenges in this outdoor centre in Brecon. This Challenge will have you and the girls doing a whole manner of different activities, from climbing and shooting challenges to zooming down a zip wire, in a competitive activity like no other. This outdoor activity will really require you and the rest of the girls to work as a team and try your hardest to become hen day champions!
Go Karting - There's no better white knuckle hen activity than Go- Karting! We know you girls have a lot of road rage built up inside of you and what better way to release all this rage by battling wheel to wheel with each other, as you race along the many tracks across the UK. Which team will have the need for speed and become the overall winner?
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