If pink sashes teamed with plastic L-plates and a sticky club carpet isn’t your idea of a good time, you’ll definitely want to read on…
Now, we know that planning a hen party can be pretty stressful – there is a lot of pressure on the Maid of Honour to get it spot on! If you’ve got a hen party to plan for a rather particular bride, we’ve got some fantastic and unique ideas to share that we are certain will go down a treat by all the attendees.
Zen Retreat or Spa Weekend
You wouldn’t believe how many of us neglect our need for downtime and relaxation so we are sure that everyone will jump at the chance for a blissfully relaxed weekend, tucked away somewhere in the countryside.
Although it may be exciting, at times most people find planning a wedding stressful. So give the bride some well-deserved chill time with her girls before she’s officially a ‘Mrs’.
This is especially ideal if the bride is into all things wholesome, healthy and wellness. Just imagine; massages, yoga, meditation, hot tubs, gorgeous food and a few glasses of bubbly… bliss and guilt-free for all involved!
Chase the Adrenaline
Worlds away from our first idea, this party is for the more adventurous hens! There are so many exciting hen party options out there dependant on your budget. The UK offers a whole host of amazing adventure days such as GoApe, go-karting, Treerunners, kayaking, paintballing and obstacle courses.
For those with more money in the pot, why not opt for a skiing holiday abroad? You can have fun on the slopes during the day and relax by an open fire with some bubbles at night – perfect!
If your ladies are the artsy type, or you just think it’s something everyone would enjoy and like to try, why not a traditional pottery class or the cheekier option of life drawing?
Lush also offer a great and affordable creative workshop, where you make your own bath treats. If you’ve got a group of hens that are passionate about food – why not try a chocolate making class, sushi making or exotic cooking class? Lots of these classes provide a charming space for you to indulge in your culinary masterpieces and enjoy a few glasses!
Whether you’re adrenaline junkies or fiercely competitive, there is an escape room out there perfect for your group of hens. From mind-boggling riddles to terrifying ‘slaughter houses’, escape rooms are popping up all over the country and they are always guaranteed to be a fun and affordable day out.
There are so many different amazing festivals all over the world – and the UK too – that you are bound to find one that ticks all of the boxes for your bride and hens. If your ladies aren’t the biggest fans of being outdoorsy or camping, you could always opt for a day festival, non-camping or experience glamping!
Imagine - glitter and flower crowns with amazing activities and music… we think it sounds like bags of fun.
Our pick of the festivals -
Isle of Wight Festival - £195
If it’s good enough for Kate Moss, we are sure it’ll be good enough for your bride (yes, she really did have her hen do here!) Ideal for a group with varied music tastes as the line-up always promises to be diverse, with huge headliners and undiscovered acts.
Pimp your festival experience with luxury toilets and wood fired hot tubs!
Glastonbury – around £245
The festival of all festivals – Glastonbury is a truly magical experience. It caters for the old to the young and rock chicks to reggae lovers. It’s the gift that keeps on giving with endless workshops, rides, activities and music to get involved in.
It’s one of the most iconic festivals in the world, so as you can imagine tickets sell out fast. They normally go on sale around October so you’re going to need to plan ahead and get your hens organised! If you’re going to go, you have to go all out and camp to get the full Glastonbury experience!
HenFest – starts at £175 - http://www.gohen.com/activities/hen-fest.asp
What could be more exciting than having your own mini music festival? Well, now you and your hens can! Set in four different locations across the UK, each as charming as the others, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the bride-to-be’s big day!
The weekend includes luxury camping, such as, yurts, log cabins and wigwams, a hog roast, live music and a varied assortment of activities, plus lots of other add-ons.
So there you have it, our ultimate guide to alternative hen party ideas, suitable for all budgets and all types of guests.
We know that whatever you decide to plan for the bride’s big party, she’ll be sure to love it because nobody knows the bride better than her maid of honour!