After the initial excitement, the maid of honour often comes to realise that planning a hen do isn’t as straightforward as they once thought! Firstly, there’s setting a date, followed by getting people to commit, collecting deposits and then making bookings… the list goes on. With the pressure on to arrange a hen party to remember, here are 5 very different hen do ideas that can please any bride-to-be.
1 Wedding hat masterclass
If you’re keen on an interactive activity but don’t want to book the obvious dance or cocktail-making class, why not arrange for the ladies to participate in a wedding hat or fascinator-making masterclass? With headgear now all the rage thanks to strong female fashion icons, your guests could walk away with something that they can actually wear on the wedding day.
2 Pirate canal party
If what you’re after is a bring-your-own-booze-fest, then a party by the river might be just your style. You can cruise along the River Avon near Bath or even the London Thames and soak up the scenery whilst partying like a… well, pirate! You’re then on the doorstep to the big cities and their banging nightlife too.
3 Tank experience
Has your bride ever considered a tank experience? Yes, you did read that right (though if we were to have said ‘tan’ it might be a different answer altogether…). Why not take your bride-to-be by surprise and arrange for her to get in the driving seat of an authentic tank. The perfect choice for a self-confessed tomboy! Armourgeddon is a company specialising in this original experience (https://www.armourgeddon.co.uk/tank-driving-experience.html).
4 Cocktails in
Maybe you want to bring the party to your bride, or perhaps you have hired a cottage for the weekend and don’t want the hassle of getting everyone from A to B? For around £35 a head you can get your own personal bartender and unlimited cocktails along with themed glassware to match. For other stay-at-home hen ideas, see https://www.henpartysuperstore.co.uk/blog/2016/11/how-to-have-a-hen-party-at-home/. It’s the best way to beat the queues.
5 Perfume making
Your bride might have a favourite perfume but organising a perfume-making experience means that she can create her own unique scent to wear on her big day and after. This original idea is both fun and fascinating and allows everyone to walk away with a memento from the event.