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We all know the words ‘hen do’ can conjure up all manner of images- from the infamous pink legwarmers and feather boas to the obligatory L- plates. While we won’t deny we love a big hen night, we know it isn’t for everyone, which is why we’ve come up with our favourite ideas for a classy hen do.
Here at Hen Heaven, we know that classy doesn’t have to mean boring, so leave the raucous whistles and cowgirl hats at home, and you can rest assured you’ll still have a hen party to rival any pink glitter covered affair. Here’s our top hen ideas to celebrate that last weekend of freedom without a giant inflatable in sight…
In short, because who doesn’t want to smell nice? This activity isn’t just about smelling scent-sational though, it’s a great bonding activity if you have a group wanting to have a laugh without the novelty paraphernalia.
With our hen perfume making session, you’ll be treated to a glass of bubbly as the session begins and then your instructor will give you and the girls a masterclass in the art of perfumery. You’ll also be given a 5ml bottle of your scent to take home, and the bride to be will be given a luxe upgrade to a 20ml diamante atomiser-this is one signature scent you really can call your own!
If the idea of a night downing sugary cocktails and taking part in hen dares gives you the shivers, why not escape from it all with a spa hotel break hen do? If you really want to be as far away from the traditional hen escapades as possible, this is the hen party idea for you.
Relax with treatments and dine on site to save on taxis and stumbling around in search of food in your heels. There’s no doubt that for the stressed bride-to-be a good pamper is the best way to take you away from catering, cakes and castles for the weekend.
If you’re after a civilised hen do, afternoon tea could be just the way to spend it. This is a great activity if you have a mixture of older and younger group members, or if you want to have a second hen do where you don’t mind your Mum knowing what you got up to!
If you really want to go all out, why not book afternoon tea at The Ritz? You might not be able to justify splurging on finger sandwiches, cakes and champagne every weekend, but if you can’t treat yourself on your last weekend as a ‘single’ girl with your besties, when can you?
We’re lucky if we can afford a posh cocktail or two or to share a bottle of Prosecco with our bestie on a Saturday night, so why not push the boat out on your big weekend and have a champagne tasting hen do? You’ll try a selection of champagnes while taking part in a fun quiz with our swanky session, and you’ll also be given tasting notes to take home as a memento of your day. Plus you can show off your inner champagne connoisseur at the wedding with all your new found knowledge!
Luxury chocolate making workshop
If you’re after a tasteful weekend, it’s definitely worth adding a luxe hen chocolate making workshop to your list. You will learn how to create the yummy stuff, and will of course be given samples to feast on throughout the workshop.
This activity is perfect for foodies or beginners alike-all you need is a love of chocolate and some creative flair! Your sweet treats will be packaged in suitably pretty boxes with ribbons so you can take your creations home to share (yeah, right!)
Fascinator making experience
Definitely more fascinating than people might give it credit for, a fascinator making experience is actually a wise choice for budget savvy hens-not only will you be able to take part in a fun, artistic activity, but you’ll also be able to wear your creation at the upcoming nuptials!
If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a fashion designer, it's definitely worth channelling your inner catwalk queen and adding this to your hen party plans.
Whether you want to indulge in a delicious lunch, or simply take in the sights, a river cruise is the perfect activity for hens wanting a laid back weekend of exploring. Let’s face it, trying to keep everyone together and wandering around unknown streets trying to find somewhere for a drink or to take some Instagram-worthy photos isn’t easy!
That’s where a river cruise hen party comes in-not only will you be able to see the local attractions with your besties, but it’s also not something you’ll do on any old weekend! Its not just the UK either. River boats can be boarded a a Lisbon hen activity on their famous river Tagus.
If you and your girls fancy yourselves as the classy types and are interested in any of these fab hen ideas, call our party planners today on 01273 225075.