Planning a hen party but have run out of ideas before you even start? Brides & Bustles have got you covered!
Not sure what you want to do for your hen party? Don’t want to go away for a weekend due to party size or budget reasons? Don’t give up hope! There are so many other ways you can have the best hen party ever!! Here’s a list of our favourite ideas to get you started - a blog post that you can casually forward to your maid of honour!
1. GO TO A SPA
It may not sound like the typical crazy hen party but hear us out! Having a spa day at a full-service spa that offers every treatment you could possibly imagine is the perfect form of relaxation, especially when you have been planning a wedding! From massages to manicures, everyone will appreciate this and you could also end your hen party with a lovely meal at a restaurant or still go and party...!
2. HIT THE CLUB
Your key to making this successful instead of cringey is to find the perfect vibe for the bride. Whether it’s a cocktail bar or drag show, reserve a table and get ready to dance.
3. CONSIDER KARAOKE
This isn’t everyone’s favourite, but there’s no denying it’s good fun. Get to a karaoke bar and sing your hearts out. You could even go out for a meal beforehand and give people a few extra drinks if they need some encouragement! Which most will...!
4. A FANCY AFTERNOON TEA
The most popular type of hen party right now is definitely the afternoon tea theme, and with good reason. You could host it in yours of a family member’s home or you could book a table and really go all out. From finger sandwiches, scones, tea and even prosecco, this is one of our favourite ideas. Our favourite has to be SKETCH.
5. EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS
If the bride-to-be is a big outdoors fan, then why not take the hen party outdoors, too? There are plenty of ideas to choose from, including glamping, horseback riding, swimming and so on. Just make sure whoever is organising it lets all the girls know what the dress code is!
6. COOK UP A STORM
Attending a cooking class is something fun that you can all do together. Ask the bride what her favourite cuisine is and then get a cooking class booked. Or, if you don’t want to do the cooking, you can even hire a private chef and have a dinner party at home instead.
7. HAVE A WINE TASTING AFTERNOON
Wine tastings are a big hit for a hen party idea, and again, you can either visit somewhere or invite someone to your home for a private wine tasting. You can make it even better if cheese is involved!
8. TAKE IN A SHOW
If your bride-to-be loves all things musical theatre, treat her to a Broadway show on London’s West End. You could have dinner beforehand, and even combine it with a bit of wedding shopping – now that sounds like the best day ever. The Lion King anyone?
9. A ROLLER DISCO
This would be such a fun way to host a hen party with a real 70s feel – you can even embrace the vibe and dress up too! Plus, you can bring your own playlist. Here's a great one!
10. SOMETHING SAUCY!
Nothing says Hen Party like a bit of naughtiness! Be it a troupe of male strippers, chocolate body eating or pole dancing lessons it doesn't have to be the only activity that night but it can certainly be a highlight of the evening! Just make sure everyone is on board, especially if Grandma is coming!! GoHen have some great ideas!