Arranging a hen party is never easy, and if you are thinking of organising a hen do abroad, the planning process is even more complicated. However, the task becomes a lot easier if you opt for one of the many ready made hen night packages that give you everything you need to enjoy a fantastic time with friends without any of the associated stress of planning. Let us take all of the hard work out of your hands with one of our fantastic hen weekend packages either in the UK or abroad. We have an extensive range for you to choose from, so you can be sure of finding the perfect celebration for you and your bridal party.
Top Hen Party Destinations in the UK
London is one of the top choices for hen do packages, and it is easy to see why. England’s vibrant capital city has it all, with character, history and fantastic entertainment. Whether your hen party themes include shopping, drinking, dancing or relaxation, there is something for everyone here. Where better to shop than the glittering stores of Oxford Street? Then you can follow it up with a pampering beauty treatment in a 5 star spa before hitting the dance floor at a top club. Head to Soho for a night of wild and quirky partying or sip cocktails from a jam jar in boho North London. Or why not head south of the river to the Ministry of Sound, or enjoy a taste of the sophisticated at Kensington Roof Gardens? Alternatively, if you are looking for hen weekend packages with a more cultural flair, a river cruise on the Thames or a champagne flight on the London Eye could be an ideal addition to your break. With accommodation located across the heart of the city, even getting around is a breeze thanks to the wonderful underground Tube system which will speed you effortlessly wherever you want to go, so you won’t have to walk too much in those heels!
Bohemian, hip and happening, Brighton is a great place for a fantastic hen weekend. Giving you a taste of something a little different, this funky city gives you a host of options, from classy cocktails by the beach to sophisticated afternoon teas in luxurious surroundings. Reminisce about the days of mods and rockers as you indulge in the delights of this seaside resort with its ice cream and candy floss, or sample some world class cuisine in one of the city’s delightful restaurants. For the shoppers of the bridal party, the eclectic boutiques of the Laines should provide hours of entertainment and once the sun goes down, hit the bright lights of West Street and party until the early hours, or visit the Laines where you can indulge in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the many pubs and bars. Wherever you stay in Brighton, you are just a short walk from all of the attractions and bars, but if you don’t trust yourself in heels after a night on the tiles, you could always hop in a taxi or take the night bus.
The UK’s second city and unofficial northern capital, Manchester is well known for offering its visitors a good time. Its clubbing and music scene is unrivalled, while its shopping opportunities are second to none, adding up to a hen weekend that is filled with fun and activity. Cutting edge, young and vibrant, Manchester has it all both by day and by night. Head to Deansgate Lock for some cool new vibes or relax in the sun by the canals in Castlefield and then, when evening comes around, head to a characterful northern pub, try your hand at making some fashionable cocktails or dance the night away in a trendy bar to rival anything in London, and if you want to stay out until dawn, two of the world’s coolest clubs – the Hacienda and Twisted Wheel are right on your doorstep. Getting around the city is also a breeze with taxis costing a fraction of London prices.
If you love the idea of a hen party abroad but can’t quite stretch to the budget, Bournemouth is the ideal compromise, bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to England’s south coast. Once thought of as a resort for retirees, today, thanks to its thriving university it is becoming known as one of the UK’s top party spots. With its own unique style, it is an ideal destination for fun loving, vibrant hens, with beautiful boutiques to browse during the day, fabulous luxury spas, the glorious beach and then, when night comes around, plenty of award winning nightlife. With stylish waterfront bars and packed mega clubs, Bournemouth has the perfect recipe for fun, and getting around the city couldn’t be easier, as its compact size makes it easy to walk from A to B.
Bristol is an unusual but exciting destination for a hen night, offering something for everyone. On the city’s cobbled streets you can discover fabulous music venues, world class entertainment, and a fascinating cultural experience as well as beautiful restaurants offering an unparalleled fine dining experience. Head to the harbourside for cocktails on a boat or visit a comedy club for a hilarious night out. Or for art-loving hens, an art tour of the city will allow you to discover Banksy’s famous works. Bristol is a great city to explore on foot, however, if you prefer to travel by cab, Baldwin Street is the best place to find a taxi rank.
Best Hen Party Destinations Abroad
When it comes to hen parties abroad, it doesn’t get more glamorous than Marbella. This playground of the rich and famous boasts miles of beautiful beaches, glorious weather, gorgeous guys and tons of fantastic drinking spots, all adding up to a hen night that is out of this world. Marbella is the ideal destination for a sophisticated bar crawl, or why not indulge in a VIP nightclub experience on Pangea’s open air terrace? Indulge in a luxury spa experience, try a spot of designer retail therapy in Puerto Banus or try to spot a celebrity on one of the resort’s sun-drenched beaches. While it may be tempting to explore the Golden Mile on foot, you may want to give your heels a rest and hop in a taxi.
One of the top spots for hen weekends abroad, Benidorm offers a classic hen experience, with long lazy days in the sun followed by hedonistic wild nights in one of Europe’s top clubs. Known as a fun filled resort, Benidorm is bold, big and brash – the perfect spot for hens who are determined to have a good time. Its plentiful bars, wealth of hen party activities and seemingly endless beaches are enough to guarantee a memorable hen do for the entire bridal party. Boasting year round sunshine and pleasant temperatures, while Benidorm is mostly about its nightlife, it also has plenty to enjoy during the day too, from Jeep safaris to catamaran cruises.
If you are looking for a fun and sophisticated spot for a hen weekend abroad, Barcelona is an ideal destination. Buzzing with life, this Catalan city offers culture, beaches, and fabulous nightlife for a weekend to remember. Soak up the sun on the city’s beach, take a catamaran cruise, be pampered in an Arabic spa or even try your hand at snorkelling by day, or sample the city’s artistic heritage at one of the galleries or museums before heading to a tapas bar as the sun goes down for a few glasses of cava. Party until the early hours at a mega club, or even head to a mountain top to La Terraza for an unforgettable hen experience.
There is nowhere more iconic for a hen party experience than Ibiza. This sun soaked paradise has long been known as a mecca for partygoers and no wonder, with its 24 hour club scene, long sandy beaches, and sparkling seas. Explore the pretty Old Town, discover a hidden cave along the shoreline, take a scenic catamaran cruise or relax on the sands before experiencing the island’s wilder side by night. Some of the world’s most famous clubs are here, and partying starts at about 7pm, so be prepared for a long night of fun! What better spot for a memorable hen weekend?
Best known for its iconic red light district and hedonistic nights, Amsterdam is the perfect hen night for girls who want to relax during the day and then party all night. Filled with culture, Amsterdam boasts endless attractions for hens to experience during their stay, and all just a one hour flight from the UK. Small enough to explore on foot, this colourful city is famous for its canals and museums, so take the time during the day to experience a boat trip followed by a visit to Anne Frank’s house. The city also has several lovely parks where you can soak up some rays before heading to one of the quirky nightspots such as Paradiso, which was once a church.
Most Popular Hen Party Packages And Activities
Benefit Cosmetics Pamper Package
Benefit Cosmetics is a well known and glamorous brand, having created a name for itself over the last 40 years thanks to its unique, world class style. For hens who love being pampered and want to look gorgeous, a Benefit Cosmetics Pamper Package is the perfect hen party activity. The entire bridal party can visit the brand’s flagship store on London’s famous Carnaby Street for a glass of fizz, a faux blow or mini mani followed by a fabulous make up session with an expert beauty artist. Not only that, but the everyone in the party receives a £30 voucher that they can spend in store. Once everyone looks stunning, they then head off to a top London club for a VIP nightclub experience before heading to their 5 star hotel where they enjoy a one night stay with complimentary spa facilities and delicious breakfast all included.
Cocktail Making Hen Party
One of the most popular hen night activities, cocktail making is a fun and interactive way to spend a hen weekend. Ideal all year round, a cocktail making class allows the bride and her hens to learn how to make the perfect cocktail by improving their techniques from free pouring and shaking to stirring. One of the best ways to start a big night out, this activity teaches you how to make all of your favourites and then – possibly the best part – you get to drink them all! What better way to celebrate in style and get the good times going!
Vintage Hair, Makeup & Photos hen parties
Thinking up hen party games and finding the right hen party accessories can be a challenge, but you can forget all about these problems when you choose a vintage hair, makeup and photo hen party package. Take you and your bridal party back in time to the splendour of the golden eras of the 1920s, 30s, 40s or 40s with a fabulous vintage experience. Each hen will be transformed into a gorgeous starlet thanks to a professional quality makeover by an expert stylist with either hair styling or vintage style makeup that will take you straight to Hollywood’s golden age. Expand your package with an additional professional photo shoot to help you to capture your memorable experience for a lifetime, or add on a delicious afternoon tea or cocktails and nibbles for a fun filled day out.
For energetic hens looking for a show-stopping experience, a dance activity could be the ideal choice. Fun and interactive, there is no better way to break the ice and get the whole group together. Try a specific dance class such as the Michael Jackson Thriller Workshop, or something more exotic such as pole dancing for a great time with your nearest and dearest.
Dinner, Adonis & Dancing
The Dinner, Adonis and Dancing package is a great value, traditional hen experience that the whole party is sure to love. What could be better than a 2 night stay in a lovely hotel combined with a delicious dinner and a wild night in the clubs, with the additional excitement of the gorgeous hunks from the Adonis show? Celebrate the bride to be’s last night of freedom by indulging in a bit of eye candy at the Adonis Cabaret where some of the UK’s hottest ripped guys perform sexy strip routines with comedy and cabaret. The two hour show, with its hilarious drag compare is sure to give you a hen do to remember.
All you need for a hen party
The perfect hen party always begins with just one idea, and the inspiration could come from anywhere – a colour, a place, a movie, a song, an interest… The biggest problem is coming up with that one idea in the first place. If you need to plan a hen night for a friend or family member, the pressure is on to come up with a wonderful night that the bride-to-be will remember forever, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, our helpful site is the ideal place to find suggestions, inspirations and brilliant hen party ideas to help you plan a truly unforgettable hen do.
Have you just been charged with the responsibility of planning a hen party but don’t have a clue where to begin? The key to hen party planning is to avoid leaving everything until the last minute. The best hen nights are planned well in advance, especially if you are booking a special event or venue as the most popular shows and activities tend to book up quickly. When you give yourself plenty of time to arrange the hen do, you not only give yourself the best possible chance of booking your chosen venue and entertainment options, but you also give the guests the chance to plan ahead so that they won’t miss out on the special day.
All of the best hen parties have a specific theme around which the event is based, and this could be something generic, such as a colour, or something a lot more specific such as a 1920’s Flapper theme. You may want to focus your theme around one of the bride’s hobbies or interests – for example if her favourite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean, you may want to go with a pirate theme, or simply go with a key word such as “sparkle”, and centre your event around it. When you choose a theme for your party, the event will have a drive and a focus, and this will help you to choose the right entertainment, decor and games, making your planning much easier.
No hen party would be complete without the right hen night accessories. Whether you decide to opt for the traditional sashes, veils and learner plates or something more original, choosing appropriate outfits and accessories is key to the atmosphere of the event. By matching your hen party accessories to your theme, you will be giving the event a cohesive feel and helping all of the guests to feel a part of the occasion, even if they don’t all know each other. There are all kinds of accessories to select from, from simple touches like pin badges and tiaras to completely customised matching T-shirts for the entire group, so take the time to choose those that are most suited to your overall theme.
Hen do games are a big part of any hen party, not least because they help to break the ice between guests who may not have met before. Including games as part of your event is not only fun, but will also boost the party atmosphere and really get the night off to a great start so that everyone is ready to let their hair down and fully participate in all of the activities to come. Choosing the right activities to match your theme and your guests is key to setting the tone of the celebration and ensuring that everyone has the best possible time, but luckily there are so many different games to select from that you will have no difficulty in finding something that is ideal for your party.