Rock n Roll! Best Dressed of the Month: 1950s

Just look at these amazing ladies, who had 1950s makeovers in London for a fabulous 1950s hen party!

1950s Hen Party

I just love their looks and their outfits – and their fab photos and cheeky poses they all look simply marvellous!

1950s Day Out

1950s Party

Fabulous hair and make up artists busy in action!

1950s Hair and Make Up

I just love this picture! The megaphone is fabulous!

Vintage Hen Party

Thanks so much Sarah for sending these in!

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1920s Makeover and Photoshoot hen party

We are so proud of the latest photos from one of our 1920s makeover and photoshoot hen parties. This very special group of girls had a dressing up session with our vintage clothing expert, along with hair and make up, 1920s style. We adored given them that jazz age, Great Gatsby look! They also booked one of our pop up tea parties complete with our vintage dressed waitress! And then they posed for our Roaring Twenties style photography.

All images copyright Rhiannon Williams, Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties, not to be downloaded or copied without permission

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1920s style photo with top hat

Marlene Dietrich style top hat and dinner jacket shot

Downton Abbey hen party

Downton Abbey eat your heart out!

Our vintage dressing up expert brings the clothes to the venue and dresses up the hens – it’s like having your very own vintage fair and personal vintage dresser! We have books and photos galore on hand to help you get that authentic look!

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1920s hair and make up – giving the girls that jazz age look!

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Puttin’ on the Ritz!

Shimmy-lin put on her beaded gown and swan feather fur last night for a trip to the Ritz!

The Ritz

Two flapper dancers exraordinaire, Rosaria and Amber, kicked up a storm and misbehaved splendidly performing and teaching Charleston at a Gatsby themed Christmas partyAnd we attracted a bit of attention in the foyer too…

Vintage Christmas Party

Happy feet and vintage splendour from a bygone era – this venue really made us feel the part!

Vintage Christmas Party

Vintage Christmas Party

Charleston Hen Party

Vintage Hen Party











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1920s Charleston flapper class in London

Here’s our latest hotsy totsy, spiffing bunch of flappers in training to enjoy our 1920s Charleston class!

Aoife Charleston hens

And some of the latest testimonies on our 1920s Charleston dance Classes and vintage hen parties!

‘I’ve been meaning to send you an email to tell you that we had an absolutely wonderful time! Kelly (the hen) was blown away, she really loved it. Our teacher was so lovely and went at the right pace throughout, the venue was great – we all had such a giggle and it definitely warmed us all up on a cold day! – I’m going to have them play  the tun…e at the wedding so we can see how many of us remember it!’

‘The dance lesson was great, we had such a giggle! We were pretty impressed that within two hours we actually had a routine sorted. The afternoon tea was also lovely. It was great that everything had been organised in advance so we didn’t have to worry about anything.’

‘I just wanted to email you and thank you for all your help and organisation for Saturday. We had a great time and the dancing went really well!’

Thanks to the Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties flapper dance team for all your fantastic work this Autumn!


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Mad Hatters Tea Party!


A new dressing up box and suitcase are all packed and ready to go, for something rather fun is afoot…


Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties is now offering a most marvellous pop up Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, with some wonderful flavours and Alice inspired goodies – in fact a whole mad menu –  put together for us by our friends Pepper’s Pastries. The photos are from parties that took place in Oxford, but we can also offer this in London, Cheltenham and Reading.



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The tea party comes complete with our suitcase of mad hats and wacky headgear, and last but not least, white rabbit dressed baker and waitress, Pepper! Pepper really is rather marvellous – she bakes everything on the day, including the coloured bread for the mad sandwiches, and a full and filling menu of other goodies, and serves it all on her collection of mismatched vintage china. Hoorah!




Hens can book a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to go with any of our other activities. It goes down a treat with a Charleston Dance Class, our hair and make up, or why not have an Alice themed or vintage photoshoot? Visit to book!

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1940s Photoshoot Hen Party in our portable photo studio

…And now for some more glamorous moments from this summer, from a 1940s photoshoot in our portable photostudio. This was for a particularly lovely group of girls, for a hen party this July. The Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties team had a real treat with this one, it was one of my favourite shoots from the summer, as the girls were great fun and happy to experiment with a variety of 1940s fashion styles, from tea dresses to daywear to 1940s movie star style gowns.

We were inspired by 1940s vogue and other 1940s fashion photography for this shoot. Further inspiration came from the wonderful dressing by our vintage clothing expert Ali from Frock n Roll, which went very nicely with our props and accessories.

1940s Photoshoot

1940s Photoshoot

Vintage Photoshoot

Vintage Photography

Images copyright Rhiannon Williams, all rights reserved, not to be used or downloaded without permission.

1940s makeover & photoshoot by Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties

1940s Photography



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Unusual moments from the summer’s vintage hen parties no. 2: a mountain drive in a 1940s racing car!

We had such fun dressing up and shooting our 1940s hens for our first vintage hen party photoshoot with a vintage car, and 1940s hair and make up! It took place in Oxford this July. Our photographer certainly had a lark combining the styles of 1940s photography with modern photoshop fun and games!

These two ladies were transported into the mountain scenery in this comic shot…

Vintage Car Photoshoot

The beautiful bride to be looks very authentic in this shot, doesn’t she?

Vintage Car Photoshoot

Here’s the bride to be’s sister looking very 1940s vogue, too.

Vintage Car Photoshoot

1940s Photoshoot

And the rest of the ladies!

1940s Photography

Our vintage photographer was really having fun combining 1940s photography with modern day photoshop in this image. Zoom zoom!

Vintage Car Photography

Tally ho!

Vintage Car Photoshoot

A 1940s photoshoot hen party by Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties

All images copyright Rhiannon Williams, all rights reserved, not to be used or downloaded without permission.

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