Ok, it’s time - hen party ideas coming at you! The hen party is an important occasion, and whether the bride is organising, or the bridesmaids, it can be difficult coming up with ideas! There are plenty of things to consider, such as; budgets, logistics, timings, and outfits… but at the end of the day, if you’re describing it as ‘stressful’, it’s time to take a step back and let us help! Plenty of us at Rock My Wedding have organised a hen do, and trust us when we say, we are here to make it as simple as possible. So, cue Shania Twain and “let’s go girls…”
In need of hen party ideas? We hear you!
If your bride isn’t particularly into having a mad one, and fancies something a little more lowkey but beautifully curated, afternoon tea is the one for you. There are plenty of options (such as adding in a little alcoholic beveragino), and means you can easily cater for all dietary requirements! It’s the perfect opportunity to get a little glam, take some Instagram-worthy pictures, and chill out with the bridal party.
Bottomless brunch is 100% the way to go if you’re looking for a little boozy fun. Not only that, there are plenty of places now offering more than just alcohol and food! Complete with entertainment, all you need to do is book the tickets, sit back, and relax. A word of advice though, many bottomless brunches will begin the moment you sit down, meaning your allotted time will be noted, so ensure your party arrives together. If you’re wanting something with a little more than just food and drink, check out the drag brunches that are now available!
A relaxing spa day (or weekend) could be just the idea you’re looking for. It’s the perfect opportunity to spoil the bride and give her time to chill out before the big day. We would suggest keeping a spa day to a smaller group, simply because a lot of spas are only able to accommodate a specific amount of people due to therapists being available. There are plenty of package deals on offer, and having a shop around is always a great idea! You could also include an afternoon tea and an overnight stay if you’re feeling a little bouji.
At Home Hen Party Ideas
If you’re looking to keep things simple and in one place, then there is SO MUCH you can do at home! From a catered dinner to games, to cocktail making, you can have it all. If you’re feeling particularly organised, why not create an itinerary? You can decide upon a day that suits you best, and this leaves no room for boredom. You can find plenty of freelancers available who will come to you and ensure you’re left to enjoy yourself whilst they get everything ready. Hey, you could even do a little ‘Still Life’ painting…
There are genuinely so many hen do ideas. However, a word of advice, don’t let it all be the responsibility of one person! Trust us when we say, we can guarantee that Maid Of Honour who offered up her services, or the bride who said she’d do it all herself is in desperate need of a little help. Ensure you reach out to your friends and ask what they need - a little message goes a long way! We would also suggest asking for budgets in advance, so you know what you’re working with. Head on over to our How To Organise A Successful Hen Do podcast for more! Happy planning, gorgeous people!