If you’re a bridesmaid for the upcoming wedding of your best friend or you’re the bride-to-be’s sister and you’ve been assigned to plan the hen party, the pressure is definitely on. But whilst the idea of planning a hen party can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time, there’s no need to panic. You can come up with the best and most memorable hen party ever as long as the activities you choose are favourable to everyone. And, the best part is, there are plenty of ideas to choose from as well. Here’s your ultimate list of ideas and activities for the best hen party ever.
- Afternoon tea
Yes, afternoon tea may already be a bit of a cliché, but it can still be great. An afternoon tea party is a go-to kind of activity for certain guests, especially mums and aunts and nans. If the bride wants to include her older relatives in a hen party, afternoon tea is a great choice as it’s entirely suitable for all the guests. Make the afternoon more exciting by including champagne, and don’t forget the delicate china, scrumptious cakes and scones, and lots of tea. One more tip: if you think afternoon tea is too staid for the other guests’ taste, you can always plan another activity which is more to your wild side’s liking.
- A weekend at the spa
A weekend at the spa is another great option; it’s the ideal getaway. There are a lot of hen-friendly spas across the UK, and it’s the best way to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. Whilst you’re at it, think of other classy hen party ideas to make the weekend even more spectacular. One increasingly popular hen party idea for an evening or afternoon activity is a life drawing class, where you can draw a handsome model from life – and it even comes with a butler service as well as drinks. Definitely a great way to end the weekend.
- A scavenger or treasure hunt
Another great idea for a hen party is a scavenger and treasure hunt, and it’s also a good activity if you want the rest of the guests to bond. You can pair the hens in teams so they can work together and provide each team with clues as well as a map of the location of the scavenger or treasure hunt. Be as creative as you can be with your list – let the girls find coasters from a particular bar, take photos with strangers, collect shot glasses from a pub, and so on. The team which has the best collection can then win a prize.
You’ve probably heard of glamping and are curious about trying it out. Well, this is the perfect time to do some glamping! It’s camping, but with a difference – rather than spend the night in a cramped, musty tent, you’ll be spending it in a glamorous and luxurious tent equipped with all the modern and cosy amenities you expect. It’s also a brilliant way to bond with all the hens and of course, bond with the bride around a nice bonfire, swapping stories and sharing memories. When the night is over, you’re all besties. Have fun!