For those of us in the United States, a hen-do might sound strangel, but it’s such a fun pre-wedding tradition for brides. When it comes to planning the perfect hen-do, the pressure is on to ensure the bride-to-be has the most memorable time that she can look back on fondly for years to come. But it isn’t quite as simple as one size fits all. What one bride may love to do, might be another bride’s worst nightmare.
In this article, we explore a range of hen party ideas to suit a handful of different personality profiles for future brides.
A sophisticated spa day
If your bride-to-be oozes class and sophistication, there’s no better hen party than a relaxing spa day. Recline in a comfortable pedicure chair as you treat yourself to a french mani/pedi, or opt for a full-body Swedish massage to ease away tension from a long week at work. The beauty of a spa option is that there are treatments to suit every party member. Follow this with an elegant afternoon tea at lunchtime. Think canapes and cakes, buttery baked scones, and an assortment of sandwiches – all washed down with your choice of fresh fruit tea, bubbling champagne or a zingy G&T.
An artsy afternoon
Is your bride-to-be a budding artist who loves anything hands-on and crafty? If so, booking a party-themed pottery course could be just up her street. You’ll find plenty of courses to choose from online, with studios that offer drinks throughout the workshop – so you can all sip prosecco as you paint! The best part about this is you’ll all leave with a handmade keepsake as a token to remind you of your bestie’s hen-do.
An outdoor escape
If you want to plan something a little different for your bride-to-be, why not embrace nature with a wholesome weekend away glamping? Glamorous camping, also known as glamping, is far from slumming it in a shoddy tent. Nowadays there are beautiful, heated tipis, complete with plush double beds, shower facilities, sofas, and even hot tubs! End an adventurous day of hiking with a relaxing soak under the stars and a bottle of bubbly. Bliss!
A cocktail making masterclass
If your bride-to-be knows her Pimm’s from her Pina Coladas, a cocktail making class could be a fun-filled evening for all the gang. Master the art of mixology and learn how to make all of your favourite tipples. This can be as engaging as you make it – create your own concoctions or why not bring along blindfolds to test your tastebuds and see whose cocktails are the tastiest? Once you’ve made your array of delicious drinks, it’s time to toast the bride and reward everyone’s hard work by drinking your creations afterwards. Just make sure you don’t do this one on an empty stomach!
Would you consider a hen-do before your wedding?