The 10 Most Popular Hen Party Activities
1. Tea Party
Tea parties are scaling the hen party ladder quite quickly in terms of the most popular hen party activities. They’re quirky, cute and a unique way to add a classy twist to your hen do.
They don’t have to be all prim and properness, either - spike your tea with a drop of whiskey et voila! Perfect hen party activity.
2. River Cruise
Take your hen party into unknown territories with a river cruise! Booze, best friends and banter, all quite literally in the same boat - what’s not to love?
A river cruise is a nice way to do something a little different without straying too far from traditional hen party activities.
3. Pole Dancing Lesson
Ahhhh, pole dancing - the hen party activity to top all hen party activities!
Swinging yourself around a pole in front of the girls might not seem like it’s going to be good craic at first, but trust us on this one - it’s one of the best laughs you’ll ever have, and it’s a great way to bond with your pals. There’s a reason it’s so popular after all!
Plus, you might even come away with a few new moves you didn’t know before hand. 😉
4. Spa Day
Male or female, hen party or no hen party, everyone deserves a spa day at some point, but brides-to-be arguably deserve one most of all. And, as far as hen party activities go, there are a lot worse things to do than getting a massage and facial!
The stress that goes into planning a wedding can take its toll on our poor hens, so why not book her and the rest of the crew in for a day of bliss? Get primped, preened and pampered before you take on the town that night.
5. Cocktail Making Classes
Cocktail making classes have become somewhat of a hen-party staple in the last decade, and we can see why - they’re educational and an excuse for fruity drinks! (OK, educational might be a bit of a stretch, but still.)
Take an hour or two to learn from the masters, and arrive back to your accommodation ready to mix up all your favourite poisons perfectly. You’ll be a cocktail queen in no time!
For those not in the know, Zorbing is the act of being strapped into a gigantic inflatable ball and rolling down a track at breakneck speed. Sounds like great craic! Zorbing is a perfect day out for the hen with a passion for adventure.
This activity is great for working up a decent thirst before your big night out on the town. Go solo or grab a few of your ladies and ride it out together on Europe’s only cornered globe-riding track here in Ireland.
7. Party Bus
Don’t fancy pushing your way around a packed nightclub on your last night of freedom? Why not rent a Party Bus, your very own nightclub-on-wheels!
Hop on and experience the road-trip of your life, with unlimited alcohol, fingerfood, your choice of music on an excellent sound-system, and plenty of space for your crew to shake their tailfeathers. If you decide that you’d like to go to the club after all, the Party Bus will drop you outside the door of a club of your choosing. Nice one!
Channel your inner Katniss Everdeen and try your arm at archery, easily one of the most fun hen party activities on the planet. Grab a bow and arrow and let loose at some targets for the afternoon with your best friends - it’s a fab way to work up a thirst for the pub that night.
You’ll walk away feeling like a complete and utter badass. Trust us, you’ll be ‘volunteering as tribute’ in no time!
Traditionally assumed to be more of a stag-night activity, go-karting is becoming a more popular choice for hen party activities, and rightly so. Who wouldn’t enjoy zooming around with your friends, competing for the title of the fastest gal on the track?
Choose this as an activity for your hen weekend and get the adrenaline pumping before you take on a bar crawl that evening.
The ultimate in ladies’ entertainment, a stripper is the Maraschino cherry on top of the boozy hen party cake. Can you think of anything better than a broody, bicep-flexing babe breaking out his best moves for you and your party while you sip on some cocktails? We certainly can’t!
If a whole show seems a bit much for you, why not enquire about our Butler In The Buff service? We’ll send a handsome hunk to your party ready to wait on you hand and foot for an hour, and he’s all yours to ogle. Perfect!
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7 Of The Best Sophisticated Hen Party Ideas
These days, women are beginning to branch out when it comes to hen party ideas – naughty straws, veils and pub crawls are slowly being swapped for daintier, more sophisticated soirées. While a traditional hen party is still the most popular type, posh hen parties are becoming more and more popular. If you’ve found yourself reading this article, chances are you’re interested in throwing a posh party to celebrate your last night of freedom. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for some idea inspiration when planning your sophisticated hen party.
Themes are without a doubt the most versatile point on our list of posh hen party ideas. Themes don’t always have to be kitschy or common. There’s a world of themes out there that are perfect for a sophisticated hen party! Themes such as a vintage party, The Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, boho-chic or even a Disney theme like The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party can all be tweaked to fit a perfectly posh party. A theme is what you make of it, so it all depends on your approach, but when it’s done right themed parties can turn out fabulously. Kick it up a notch by serving themed foods and drinks.
A sophisticated hen party idea that’s growing in popularity is the tea party. High tea is an adorable, original way to celebrate your hen party. The internet is bursting with pretty ideas for tea party décor and activities. Grab some vintage teacups, cakes and macaroons and enjoy! Tea parties don’t have to be strictly non-alcoholic tea, either. There are plenty of alcoholic iced-tea recipes online for you to choose from (This one is our personal favourite – it tastes fab and it’s pink!). Sip from your china cup wearing your best white gloves and your prettiest tea dress, while all of your closest friends do the same. Cute and classy!
Brunch: even just the word conjures up images of female CEOs wearing tailored two-pieces and taking power lunches. A hen party brunch is the perfect way to remain sophisticated and get tipsy at the same time. Organise brunch in your favourite restaurant and sip on mimosas while nibbling on breakfast foods. You’ll look like an adult who’s got her life together while sitting there secretly buzzed at 2 in the afternoon. What’s not to love?! If you’re not keen on going out for brunch, you can just as easily set up at home.
Avoid the debauchery of a drunken weekend and set off with your ladies to a spa instead. Spa days are cream of the crop when it comes to sophisticated hen party ideas. A day of champagne and strawberries while you indulge in your favourite spa treatments, is there any better way to unwind from months of wedding planning? Team this with a meal in a nice restaurant that evening for the perfect sophisticated hen party. You’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the wedding of your dreams by the end!
Dinner parties are the epitome of adult sophistication. Good silverware, great wine and the best friends are three key ingredients for this posh hen party idea – and food, of course! If you’re something of a whiz in the kitchen or just feel like a challenge then you can cook the meal yourself. Print up fancy menus on the backs of the hen party invitations for a personal touch. If cooking isn’t on your agenda, then you could designate everyone to bring a dish or a bottle of wine for the group. You could even hire a personal chef for the evening if you’re looking to splash out. Nothing is too good for our classy hens 😉
Ireland has no shortage of residential castles, and a night away in a converted castle is one of many excellent posh hen party ideas. Treat yourself like the queen you are and book into a room with a four-poster bed, clawed bathtub and rich furnishings. You and your ladies will be wined and dined to your heart’s desire in the finest of fortresses. Depending on the castle, you can also indulge in some spa treatments to pass the time. Dressed to the nines and with a bottle of champagne chilling in the room, what more could a lady want?
City breaks are modern, cosmopolitan and the epitome of the high-society lifestyle. Gather your girlies and jet off to Paris, London, Amsterdam or wherever your heart desires for a weekend full of culture and cocktails. Instead of spending your entire hen party ossified in your local pub, why not spend it tipsy off champagne in a foreign city instead? While city breaks aren’t going to be inside everyone’s budget, there are some fantastic deals online if you have a look around and spend savvy. City breaks are the ultimate in posh hen party ideas.
Planning that posh hen do seem like a lot effort now? Don’t worry! Here at Henit, we have a fab selection of up-scale hen party services, including city breaks, tea parties and spa days. Go ahead and enquire now so we can get started building your perfect hen party.