Planning the perfect hen party is one of the biggest responsibilities you’ll have as maid of honour. These days it pays to think outside of the box, with the usual, traditional knees-up down your local pub done on a much grander scale to celebrate.
As well as hen party ideas being personal to the bride, these pre-wedding shindigs are no longer restricted to just the one day or night. Hen weekends are particularly popular for many reasons.
With a hen weekend you can do it all, guaranteeing one epic last hurrah for that special ‘single’ lady in your life and providing a great opportunity for the bride to catch up with those very important people who’ll soon be a part of her wedding day.
In this blog, we reveal the hen weekend ideas you haven’t thought of so you can make sure the hen is as memorable as the wedding day itself!
Unwind in a rather different way
The spa weekend has been done and done again across hen celebrations around the world, but why not relax in a very different way by booking an experience in the UK’s first floating hot tub!
Messing about on the river has never been so relaxing or fun. The Skuna Hot Tub Boat can be hired for 90 minutes and accommodates a total of seven hen party goers.
Larger groups can hire multiple boats. Sail the River Thames in style and see the capital from a different viewpoint during your London hen weekend.
Survive a zombie apocalypse together
Ever wondered what it would be like to survive a zombie apocalypse? Your bride’s hen weekend could be the perfect time to find out. This is a scary movie on a whole other scale and a number of companies provide exciting, adrenaline-fuelled zombie survival experiences specifically for hen and stag parties at numerous sites around the country.
Compete in your own hen-lympics
For active hens, mixing adventure with pre-wedding relaxation is the perfect hen weekend combination. But you don’t have to stick with the classic dance class. Those serious about sport will want to compete in their own hen-lympic games.
Many hen event companies run these types of events. Olympic themed activity days host numerous hen parties, all of which compete against each other so there’s no chance of creating any friction in your own party before the wedding.
The games you’ll compete in aren’t traditional sports either. Silly games like foot darts, caterpillar archery, and giant egg and spoon races mean plenty of fun for hens of all ages.
Enjoy a night out with a twist
“Trade in heels for trainers on your hen do and head over to Disco Yoga for a more unconventional evening of zen-party hybrid celebrations. Use their biodegradable glitter stations to ‘glitz up’ before sun-saluting and vinyasa-flowing to party classics from a live DJ set. The party doesn’t stop when the gong sounds at this quirky class; you get to share a toast with your fellow queens afterwards with Blame it on the Blueberry superfood cocktail.”
Alternatively, you can trade the tunes for something that makes you feel even more rejuvenated. Book a laughter yoga session for your hen weekend and discover why laughter really is the best medicine.