Your’e trusted with the hen party organising, but have no idea what to do and how to get started? We’ve been there, trust us. That’s why we have come up with plenty of hen party ideas for you to choose from. Whether the bride to be is adventurous, classy or loves pampering – we’ve got ideas that will match her style.
Hen party ideas in London
LONDON BOAT PARTY
What could be more memorable than a hen party spent cruising down the Thames to an amazing soundtrack? There’s no better way to enjoy the sights and impressive buildings of the capital than by taking this four hour trip which even includes an onboard DJ so that you can get down and boogie. As a light buffet is also provided, you certainly won’t go hungry as you enjoy a few drinks at the boat’s bar. Don’t worry about the night coming to an end too soon – once you get back to your boarding point you’ll be whisked away to a top London nightclub where you can enjoy dancing until dawn!
THEATRE HEN NIGHT
Theatre lovers will relish this dramatic London hen weekend that guarantees you great seats at one of the West End’s biggest and best shows. Nothing sums up the bright lights of the capital better than the glitz and glamour of an all-singing, all-dancing musical, so what better way for drama queens to celebrate? From the African savannahs of The Lion King to the revolutionary spirit of Les Miserables, you’re sure to be feeling Wicked with this exciting weekend idea that includes accommodation in a top hotel and VIP club entry so that you can try out some new dance moves after the show.
Add a touch of sophistication and style to your hen do when you choose a cocktail making lesson as part of your celebration. You’ll soon be able to impress James Bond himself when you learn how to shake, stir and pour all of your favourite drinks under the expert guidance of a qualified mixologist. Once you’ve mastered the art, you’re off to one of the hottest clubs in London to dance the night away before catching up on some sleep at a luxury 5 star hotel where you can relax and unwind in a stunning spa or swim a few lengths in the indoor pool.
Classy Hen Do Ideas
Good wines and good times add up to a hen night to remember. Whether you and your bridal party are connoisseurs or whether you just enjoy a tipple, a wine tasting experience is an ideal way to celebrate a sophisticated hen do. You can add this idea as a warm up for a big night on the town, or alternatively, enjoy it as a standalone event with its interactive and friendly atmosphere that is just ideal for a casual hen party with friends. Expert professionals will help you to discover the finer points of a range of quality wines with an emphasis on fun and having a good time.
The way to a bride’s heart is through her stomach, so why not arrange a restaurant reservation for the perfect way for the girls to let their hair down before enjoying a great night out? While you may struggle to book a table for a large group, we can help you to secure a table at a top restaurant where you can enjoy an amazing feast that perfectly suits your tastes, whether you are looking for a gourmet experience or a unique eaterie. Wherever you’re spending your hen weekend, we can help you to find the ideal restaurant for your group.
Afternoon tea may once have been an activity for the older generation, but in recent years this classy event has become one of the most popular activities for hens to enjoy. Dress up in your finery and enjoy being waited on in luxurious surroundings with some indulgent sweet treats. What better way to enjoy a sophisticated and civilised afternoon before living it up on a wild night out? Give the bride to be a special and memorable occasion with this lavish, yet cost effective hen do that is suitable for all ages, from the oldest member of your party to the youngest.
Unusual Hen Party Ideas
FOREPLAY & FLIRT LESSONS
It can be tricky to break the ice at a hen do, especially if some of the party guests have never met each other before, but that won’t be a problem at a Foreplay and Flirt lesson! This fun class brings a hint of naughtiness to your hen night and teaches the entire bridal party a thing or two about the art of seduction. A skilled sexpert will let you into some saucy secrets about the opposite sex in a fun and interactive way to bring out your inner temptresses and get your night off to a sexy start with this hands-on session.
Create your own signature scent with a premium perfume making experience that will take the girls to an intoxicating world of aromas. The ideal choice for super-chic brides to be who have a passion for Chanel and Dior, this idea teaches you about the different characters that go into making the perfect scent before creating a unique fragrance that is all your own. Not only will you have a great time, but you’ll also get a 25 ml bottle of your own perfume to take home as a memento of this fantastic experience.
If you’re looking for something interactive yet unusual for your hen party, a pub treasure hunt could be the ideal solution. Combining fun and games with that ever-popular hen do activity of drinking, this great activity isn’t just a fantastic ice-breaker, but is also a wonderful way to see the sights of the city of your choice and to enjoy a few drinks at some of the best pubs. Wherever you plan to spend your celebration, you can enjoy challenges and games through the mobile adventurer app and get the whole hen group together for a co-operative and exciting start to your hen weekend.
ROLLER DISCO PARTY
Bring a hint of old school nostalgia to your hen party by reliving all the fun of a roller disco! What better way to have fun with all of your friends and to show off some of your favourite moves from days gone by, than by this fantastic retro experience, complete with a pop soundtrack and flashing lights! Take the whole bridal party for a trip down memory lane with a classic roller disco party that includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. Or why not go for the exclusive experience of a private event where you can even bring along your own favourite tunes for a personalised soundtrack to the night of your life!
While struggling to light a campfire and wrestling with sleeping bags on the hard ground may not be the best way to spend a hen party, you can rest assured that a glamping weekend is an altogether more luxurious experience. This new form of camping lets you get back to nature and escape from it all but with the benefit of all the home comforts that you know and love. Combining all of the pleasure of staying in a boutique hotel with the stress-free relaxation of the great outdoors, this memorable hen weekend idea involves staying in a comfortable pod, airstream or yurt in beautiful natural surroundings but with luxury touches like fairy lights, mirrors and hot tubs.
Cheap Hen Party Ideas
Treat your hens to a blast from the past when you relive the experience of a traditional teenage sleepover! Remember all the fun that you used to enjoy with your girlfriends back in the day? Well, an adult sleepover is even better with the added bonus of a few alcoholic drinks thrown into the mix! A great idea for small groups of close friends, a hen sleepover party lets you share an intimate yet fun experience, watching girly movies, munching on popcorn and snacks, and playing classic games like charades, truth or dare or Twister. You’ll be having so much fun that none of you will want to go to sleep!
A great idea for summer hen parties, a BBQ allows big group of friends and family to get together and celebrate in the sunshine. Nothing feels more celebratory than a slap up meal of burgers, steaks and barbecued chicken followed by a few cocktails or glasses of wine, and even better for hens on a budget, you can enjoy it all in your own back garden! And if the weather turns, you can always take the fun indoors and have a picnic on the living room floor while you wait for the rain to stop – as long as the drinks are flowing, who needs the sun!
DINNER AND WINE
For girls on a budget who are still hoping for a fun and sophisticated hen party with an intimate atmosphere, arranging to have an evening of dinner and wine at home is a great solution. Ask every hen to contribute something to the meal and to bring a bottle of wine of their choice for a night of giggles, catching up and celebration. As an added bonus, this hen do idea can be even more fun than going to a restaurant as you can feel free to be as loud and crazy as you like without worrying about disturbing the other diners.
Sophisticated Hen Ideas
LUXURY PAMPER HOUSE
Are you looking for the ultimate self-indulgent experience for your hen do? Look no further than the Hen Heaven Pamper House in Bournemouth. The ideal place to stay for hens who are looking for a luxurious pampering experience, this lovely property is in the heart of one of the UK’s top coastal party destinations with only a short walk to the beach and a hop in a taxi from the city centre. The property’s fully equipped pamper room is ready and waiting for any treatment you can imagine, from massages to manicures, and as it is large enough for a big group, it helps you to save money too with all of the comforts of home and fabulous self-catering facilities.
Pamper Party Ideas
If you’re looking for a unique hen party idea that leaves you with a lasting reminder of the special day, a photoshoot makeover is the ideal solution. Which girl hasn’t dreamed of being a model, striking a pose and gliding down the catwalk? Well now you can all live out your fantasies with this great idea that lets you strut your stuff in front of a camera. Your group will receive a full makeover from a professional make up artist before meeting your skilled photographer who will take some gorgeous pictures as a memento of the event that you can cherish forever.
VINTAGE HAIR, MAKEUP & PHOTOS
Are you looking for a stylish and sophisticated way to celebrate a hen do but with a hint of something just a little bit different? Why not consider a vintage inspired makeover? Capture the glamour of the golden age of the 1940s and 1950s, or take a trip back in time to the flapper girl era of the 1920s when each member of your party is transformed into a gorgeous starlet by a skilled professional stylist. Choose from a vintage hair styling or make-up experience or add on a vintage photoshoot – the perfect way to create a lasting memento of this unforgettable day.
SPA HEN DO
Planning a wedding can be hard work, so what could be better than a hen party that allows the stressed out bridal party to unwind and relax in an indulgent spa? Get the girls together and leave the busy world behind as you enjoy a wonderful day of being completely pampered. There are many gorgeous spa venues to choose from, all offering a range of incredible treatments from massages to manicures, and before and after your treatment you can take advantage of the spa’s excellent leisure facilities by taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in the bubbling jacuzzi. What better way to surprise the bride to be?
A hen night wouldn’t be the same without a hint of naughtiness, and what could be better for a group of girls who just want to have a good time than a night at the Adonis Cabaret? Your hens are sure to love ogling the ripped, semi-naked men who dance and perform for your pleasure in this fun comedy strip show with its fantastic drag compere, finger food buffet and free welcome drink. You and the girls will enjoy two hours of sexy fun before getting free entry into the nightclub after the show so you can carry on drinking and enjoying yourselves.
BUTLERS IN THE BUFF
Just because you’re planning on staying in with the hens doesn’t mean that you can’t add a bit of naughtiness to your celebration. If you’ve arranged a hen weekend away in an apartment with the girls, you can arrange for some gorgeous male order butlers in the buff to come around and spice up your evening! Cheeky yet charming, these semi-naked butlers are super-sexy and are sure to leave the right impression with all of the hens and the bride to be while guaranteeing you a hen do to remember as they serve you drinks and act as the ideal party host, refereeing your games and getting the conversation flowing as well as the drinks.
Alternative Hen Do Ideas
Do you need to plan a hen do for a group of active hens who have a love of exciting, adrenaline pumping thrills? Then a buggy driving experience is the perfect hen activity for you! This rough and tumble drive is nothing like a drive into town as you cross muddy, bumpy terrain that will leave you gripping your steering wheel and having the time of your life. Put your pedal to the metal and try this fast paced activity for a hen do that is completely out of the ordinary and that is sure to be the best fun you’ve had in ages!
Try something completely different with your group of hens in a horse riding experience that takes you out into the beautiful English countryside. Whether your group are complete beginners or experts on horseback, your friendly instructor will help you to get the most out of your experience as you saddle up and gallop off into the sunset for an activity that can be as exhilarating or peaceful as you choose. Find your inner cowgirl, learn a few dressage skills or simply enjoy a brisk trot along the trail on the back of your sturdy steed in this activity that is great for outdoorsy types.
A modern hen party is all about embracing new experiences and getting out of your comfort zone. If you are planning a hen do for a group of crazy girls who are looking for something completely different that guarantees pulse racing fun, wakeboarding is the perfect choice. Similar in appearance to a surfboard, a wakeboard is strapped to the back of a boat for better control while you crest the waves. Your group will love the adrenaline rush that they get from learning this new skill, and the qualified instructor will ensure that in no time at all you’ll be whizzing at high speed through the water in the ultimate outdoor water activity.
Are your hens a group of adventurous ladies who are looking for something a little more exhilarating from their hen do? Then a quad biking experience is the obvious choice. Your group are guaranteed to have a great laugh while getting covered with mud as they venture into the great outdoors in this outdoorsy activity that is easy to learn and fun to do. Even if you are all complete beginners, in no time at all you’ll be tearing up the turf, crashing over hills and splashing through puddles as you navigate the course, and you’ll be perfectly safe under the watchful eye of your expert instructor.
Perfect for girls who don’t mind getting their hair wet, kayaking is the ultimate hen experience for those who are looking for a high adrenaline water activity that is sure to thrill. A real opportunity for girl bonding, kayaking will give you all a great sense of achievement and create memories that you’ll all cherish forever. Even if none of you have ever kayaked before, your skilled instructor will soon get you up to speed so that you can conquer the rapids like a professional. There’s no better way to fill the day before you head out for a fun filled night on the tiles with the girls!
CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING
One of the more unusual hen party choices and yet one that is sure to be a hit with the girls, a clay pigeon shooting experience is something completely different that all of your group are sure to enjoy. Discover which of you is the queen sharp shooter when you escape the city and venture into the great outdoors of the British countryside on a shooting adventure that you’ll never forget. Your qualified instructor will make sure that you’re safe at all times as you build up your confidence and learn to demolish the targets like a pro. What better way for the bride to be to blow away those pre-wedding jitters than by letting rip at the firing range?