What are the best Hen Night activities?
There are several things your group could do to set the stage for a memorable event of bonding and boozing. They’re also a great alternative to a straightforward knees-up, and they give your Hen Night some structure, too.
If you’re on a budget, activities like dance lessons or karaoke are a cost-effective but fun way to set the mood. If you’re looking for something more abstract an unusual, you could try an experience day (often available on money saving sites like Groupon or Wowcher at a discount), on which you could take turns racing around a track in a luxury car, trying your hand at hover-crafting or even developing your own fragrance. These unusual days range in budget so you can choose how outlandish or simple you’d like your activity to be.
There are luxurious favourites too, such as chocolate making and champagne tasting. These make for a great event and a memorable day afterwards. And if you want to raunch it up a little, why not try a pole dancing class, nude drawing class or hire some male entertainment? There are a plethora of options to suit any budget, some of which are hosted by companies and some of which you can arrange yourself.
Any Hen Night ideas for smaller groups?
Small Hen Parties are a great way to catch up with each other in an atmosphere that larger, rowdier parties don’t usually allow. To make the most of your small Hen Night, why not try a day of pampering at a spa? Several locations have wedding packages for exactly this purpose, offering champagne and a full TLC treatment giving you plenty of time to relax and recoup before the big day.
Alternatively, you could combine your culinary talents and put together a potluck feast. Each member of the Hen Party can bring a dish; to make it interesting you could pick a theme, or have each person bring a traditional dish that represents their heritage such as Italian or Irish. Combined with a menu of cocktails fit for a bride-to-be (such as a Blushing Bride or Flirtini), this is a great way to spend an evening: savoring good food, great drinks and even better company.
What are the best non-drinking activities for a Hen Night?
If you’re not into boozing, there are plenty of options for a dry hen night. You may want to take your party to a theatre show in the evening, or arrange a classy high tea for the afternoon. Either way, everyone has plenty to celebrate, so you’re sure to have lots of laughs without the booze. Taking a weekend away to a luxury spa or having a blow out Sunday lunch together are other great booze-free ideas.
What are the best daytime activities for a Hen Night?
If a big night out isn’t your style, there are plenty of daytime activities to do on a Hen Night (well, Hen Day!)
Shopping is always a crowd-pleaser, especially if you make a day of it by hitting up the high streets in conjunction with the best vintage thrift shops in town. Areas like London are perfect for this and provide ample dining options for when you’re all shopped out and feel like a meal and a wind-down with the girls.
If you prefer something a little sportier, why not pick a full-day outdoor activity such as paintballing, canoeing or punting, horse riding, abseiling or a theme park? These are great ways to get some exercise and bond with the other members of the party, creating memories that will last a lifetime and friendships that will make the wedding day itself even more fun!