Taking the plunge into holy matrimony can be exciting, but stressful at the same time. So, if you’ve been tasked with planning the bride’s hen party it’s important to get it right.
Whether the bride wants to party her last single nights away or to pamper herself to perfection, there are a wide range of activities that are guaranteed to make her hen weekend magical. Our experts have put together a list of the most popular activities for hen parties, from vintage glam to experiences that are designed to get your heart racing.
The hard part is going to be choosing which ones you go for on your hen weekend!
Celebrating the bride’s final weekend as a single woman can be so much more than sipping long drinks and dancing the night away in a nightclub. Before your bridal party heads out to paint the town red, get everyone bonded before the big day with a session of Cocktail Making.
Cocktail Making is by far the most popular hen party activity in the UK and in destinations abroad. When you arrive at the venue, you’re greeted by a mixologist who will get all the girls in the party spirit. He’ll demonstrate how to fix up some of your favourite drinks, but then it’s your hen party’s turn to jump behind the bar to get your mix on.
Perfect for bonding a hen party where all the ladies aren’t familiar with one another. A few cocktails will loosen everyone up, and by the time it’s over you’ll be ready to take on the bars and clubs of your chosen destination.
Vintage Makeover and Photoshoot
For brides who love the look of Bettie Page, Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe, this is an easy choice for a hen weekend. Whether you want to do the old world Hollywood style or you’re going for the sexy pin-up look, there’s something for everyone.
There are several different options when it comes to a Vintage Makeover and Photoshoot. If you’re doing a fancy dress hen weekend, this is the perfect way to make it classy. You’ll have much more to remember your final weekend of singledom with the girls than a few drunken smartphone snaps!
What’s even better? There are Vintage Hair and Makeup sessions that make it perfect for a bride who wants to do her own throwback look for her big day.
Sure, you could whisk your hen party off to the cabaret, but why not learn your own routine? A Burlesque Class is a brilliant way to celebrate femininity on your hen weekend, whilst bonding your bridal party through a shared experience.
This type of dance class is brilliant for upping the bride’s confidence and will give her a few tricks for the night of her honeymoon as well. When you’ve finished the class your bridal party will be brimming with excitement, ready to take on a night out in the city.
It’s a Knockout
Keeping your hen party entertained during the daylight hours can be a tall order. It’s a Knockout makes it simple! Foam, fun, and inflatables? What better way to wave goodbye to the single life.
Ideal for hen parties who want an activity that’ll get energy levels up, give the girls a good laugh and bond a bridal party before the hen walks down the aisle, It’s a Knockout is just like your favorite cult classic game show from the 70s and 80s.
Throughout the UK, there are several cities where It’s a Knockout is hosted on Saturdays. These are special because they are the ultimate battle of the sexes. Get your hen party together and take on the Stags; it’s time to show them who’s boss!
After months of wedding planning, dress fittings, seating plans, and cake tastings the bride is going to need something to get her glow back. When it comes to Spa Days there are a ton of options available for a Hen weekend. If you want to go big, do something like a 5* Spa Holiday with the girls, complete with full body massage, spa circuit, and afternoon tea.
If you’re doing a hen weekend on a budget, your hen party can still relax and refresh without breaking the bank. There are inexpensive spa days in every city in the UK, there are also activities that will bring the spa to you. Get your manicure, pedicure, and facials right in the comfort of your home or accommodation.
If there is ever a must-have activity on a hen weekend, it’s to pamper the hen to perfection before her big day.
Don’t Tell the Mr
Sending the bride off in time-honoured tradition doesn’t have to include a male stripper covered in baby oil. If the bride isn’t up for something so cringeworthy, you can still get all the girls giggling with a sophisticated visit by a Cheeky Butler.
Decked out in only a bowtie, cuffs and an apron, these toned, tanned and gorgeous butlers in the buff will join your hen party for a range of activities. Have them serve up afternoon tea, add a bit of excitement to your pre-drinks with cocktails made by a Cheeky Butler or have them accompany your hen party on a night out.
If you really want to ramp up the excitement of the bride’s final weekend as a single girl, this is the way to put a smile on her face.
These are only a small fraction of the activities available to get stuck into on a Hen weekend. Planning your best friend’s hen do doesn’t have to be stressful. Give the girls something to look forward to with a range of mind-blowing options.
For any help planning the perfect Hen Weekend check out Hen Weekends.