Some great ideas for Hen Parties
The Hen party (or bachelorette party) is a happy time for the bride-to-be to enjoy with her friends before she settles down in to married life. The hen party should be enjoyable for everyone that the bride is close to in her female friendship and family group, so it’s important to choose an activity or destination that’s accessible for all and won’t alienate the older members of the group. Here are some great ideas for an enjoyable hen party.
Women are never too young or too old for a bit of pampering. A fantastically relaxing activity for a hen group is to enjoy some beauty treatments together in a nail or hair salon, which you could all show off later in the evening on a night out. Or go one step further and spend the whole hen weekend in a spa and enjoy swimming, saunas and massage treatments. Spending relaxing time together will allow you to gossip and natter to your hearts’ content.
Add a bit of excitement and intellect to your hen party by organising a murder mystery weekend or a treasure hunt. You can opt to use a professional events company to help you organise this, or opt for your own ‘Cluedo’ style costumes, clues and props to help you decide whodunit! Send each hen a secret list of what to prepare before the night. A treasure hunt could include interesting facts about the bride and groom and incorporate some of their favourite places in town.
For the more outgoing hens, there are some confidence testing activities to be enjoyed as a group and to learn some new skills – such as burlesque dancing, pole dancing, and karaoke. These are all good fun and create a great team building atmosphere with plenty of giggles along the way and surely some funny photographs will be taken from the day!
If you’re looking for a less expensive option then there’s no reason a house party can’t be good enough for your bride-to-be’s farewell to freedom. There are a lot of parlour games that are great fun and simple to organise. Some ideas include: Dress design – in teams of two, design a dress made completely out of toilet roll and sticky tape; Pin the tail on the donkey – except the donkey is a man and it’s not his tail you’re pinning…; Model a man – each hen makes a different ideal make body part out of modelling clay, and when finished all the different parts are put together to make the supposedly perfect male!
The most important thing to remember when planning a hen party is that every member of the group should feel involved in helping the bride have the perfect send-off she deserves.