Five Of The Best Geeky Hen Party Themes

 Every girl has a nerdy side; whether it’s a love for all things Lord Of The Rings or a grand obsession with Game of Thrones, everyone has something they enjoy freaking out over.

And in 2016, being geeky is no longer a reason to be laughed at – it’s actually cool to be super-passionate about something, and why shouldn’t it be? Hen party themes can be based on anything and everything, so it’s only fair that us fantasy-fanatics have our day too!

For some ladies, hen parties aren’t always about strippers and spa days… although we wouldn’t say no to a massage from a semi-naked Jon Snow.

So, with that lovely vision burned into your brain, go forth and plan the best hen party of your lives – geeky girls unite!

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1. Harry Potter

Perfect for any budding young witches, a Harry Potter themed hen party is a must for the Potterhead hen in your life.

Sort her pals into houses, have themed food, drinks, outfits, party favours and games – all must-haves to make her hen party a bewitching event. Accio vodka!

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2. Super Heroes

If the hen is into her comics, Marvel movies, or even just fancies the pants off Thor (who doesn’t?), then a superhero-themed party is a fabulous idea. This one requires a little bit of forethought however, to make sure nobody turns up in the same costume!

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3. The Lord Of The Rings

Channel your inner hobbit and customise a Lord Of The Rings hen party theme for a nerdy bride-to-be! The internet is full of awesome printables, recipes and games to turn your house into Middle Earth for the evening.

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4. Game of Thrones

Organise a hen party fit for the Mother of Dragons! You could assign a house to each guest and customise decorations, favours etc. with their individual sigils on them as a simple way of fitting Westeros into your hen party.

Also, a GOT marathon and a round of this drinking game wouldn’t go amiss… You’ll end up giving Tyrion Lannister a run for his money with the amount of wine this requires. 😉

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5. The Hunger Games

We’d volunteer as tribute to attend this hen party! The world of Katniss Everdeen and co. provides so much material for hen party themes.

You could have a movie night, assign everyone a separate district and come up with some funny activities and drinking games to keep the evening interesting. And with characters like Effie Trinket for inspiration, the outfits have the potential to be very intriguing. May the odds be ever in your favour!

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Do none of these hen party themes tickel your fancy? Are you still struggling for some hen party inspiration? Head over to our Ultimate List of Hen Party Ideas!

Have you been stuck with planning the hen party? Why not save yourself some hassle and book with Henit? We’ll take care of the important stuff for you, so all you have to do is show up and have a good time! Contact us for further details or give us a call on 044-936-2222. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂 Ciao for now! xoxo

Hen Party Ideas: 9 Easy Cocktail Recipes

Usually cocktail-making and hen party ideas only cross paths if the party is booked in for a cocktail-making class, but mixing up some classy concoctions at home can be just as fun!

If you’re looking for some simple hen party ideas, cocktails are a classic way to spice up any party. The internet is full-to-bursting with excellent recipes, but a lot of them are complicated, time-consuming and full of random ingredients that you’re not going to find in your local supermarket or off-licence.

However, here at Henit we’ve taken the liberty of scouring the world wide web to find the simplest, most scrumptious hen party cocktail recipes for our lovely hens to serve at their soirées!

There’s something for everyone on this list, from the prosecco lovers to the whiskey-worshippers, so get those muddlers and mixers out, ladies. Cocktails are the queens of great hen party ideas!

(Note: For these cocktail recipes, it’s advisable to purchase a cocktail-mixing set if you haven’t got one already. Check out Amazon for some quality, affordable mixing kits. )


1. Raspberry Daiquiri

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Serves: 1


  • 50ml/shot of light rum
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 2 spoons of caster sugar
  • 6 raspberries


  1. Add 5 raspberries and sugar into mixing glass.
  2. Muddle down both ingredients into a paste.
  3. Add other 2 ingredients and fill the mixing glass with cubed ice.
  4. Shake well for 10 – 15 seconds.
  5. Double strain drink into a glass.
  6. Garnish with a raspberry.

Original recipe here. 


2. Bourbon Cherry Coke

Serves: 2


  • 2 shots of bourbon
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Bottle of cold Coca Cola


  1. Muddle together the cherries, bourbon and sugar in a jar.
  2. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight, if possible.
  3. Remove from fridge, split between glasses over ice.
  4. Top with cold coca-cola before serving.

Original recipe here.



3. Champagne Margarita

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Serves: 3-4


  • Juice of 4 fresh limes
  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of champagne or prosecco
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • salt for rimming the glasses.


  1. First rim your glasses. Dip the rim of each glass in a shallow dish of water and then into a shallow dish of kosher salt.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together for the margarita base. (Lime juice, tequila, pineapple juice, triple sec)
  3. Add some of the margarita mixture to each glass.
  4. Top with the prosecco or champagne.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Original recipe here. 

4. Woo Woo

Serves: 1


  • half-shot of Peach Schnapps
  • half-shot of Vodka
  • 90 ml Cranberry Juice


  1. Pour all ingredients into a glass over ice cubes
  2. Stir with spoon for 15 seconds and serve

Original recipe here. 

5. Malibu Sunset

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Serves: 1


  • 3 to 4 ounces pineapple-orange juice
  • Shot of Malibu Coconut Rum
  • grenadine
  • maraschino cherries, for garnishing
  • pineapple and/or orange slices, for garnishing


  1. Add ice to glass.
  2. Add juice, Malibu, and stir.
  3. Drizzle in grenadine.
  4. Garnish with cherries, pineapple, and/or orange slices.
  5. Serve immediately.

Original recipe here.

6. Whiskey Sour


  • 2 parts bourbon
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • ½ part sugar syrup
  • ½ part egg white
  • Cubed ice
  • To garnish: 1 cherry and an orange slice


  1. Put ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker.
  2. shake hard for about 20 seconds to chill the liquid really well.
  3. Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice.
  4. garnish with the cherry and orange slices.
  5. Serve.

Original recipe here


7. Mermaid Water (Our Personal Favourite!)

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Serves: 2


  • 2 shots Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 2 shots Coconut Rum
  • 6 oz (180 ml) parts Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) Lime Juice
  • Splash of Blue Curacao
  • Lime Slices for Garnish
  • Ice


  1. Place ice and lime slices into a glass.
  2. Pour both the spiced rum and the coconut rum into the glass
  3. Add the pineapple juice and lime juice
  4. Drizzle with blue curacao
  5. serve immediately

Original recipe here

8. Strawberry Long Island Iced Tea

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Serves: Makes a pitcher of tea, alcohol added to personal preference


  • 1.8 liters hot black tea
  • 1/3 – 2/3 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 900g strawberries, fresh, washed and hulled
  • Shot of Vodka , Tequila or gin to taste


  1. Pour the tea into a ceramic or glass mixing bowl.
  2. Add the 1/3 (or more) cup of sugar and the lemon juice.
  3. Stir through to dissolve the sugar. Test to see if it requires additional sweetening or lemon juice and adjust accordingly. Let cool.
  4. Put several strawberries to one side for garnish. Purée the remaining strawberries.
  5. Push the purée through a fine-sieve to remove pips, etc. Press on the mixture with the back of a wooden spoon.
  6. Once the tea has cooled, add the puree and mix through thoroughly. Place in the refrigerator for at least a half hour to chill.
  7. Add some of your favourite white spirit and a few ice cubes to each glass, fill with strawberry iced tea mix, garnish with one of the remaining strawberries. Enjoy!

Original recipe here.

9. Lemon-Berry Sangria

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Serves: 3-4


  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup strawberries (de-stemmed & sliced)
  • 1 bottle prosecco


  1. Place the lemons in the bottom of a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar on top and muddle.
  3. Add the sliced strawberries.
  4. Muddle the strawberries into the lemons.
  5. Add the prosecco to the pitcher.
  6. Fill with ice and serve.

Original recipe here

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.


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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. 

Tea Party
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!

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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.

Spa Day
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!

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Dinner Party
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 😉

Castle Stay
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?

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City Break
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.

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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.

Hen Night Hair Fun!

For most brides, their wedding day is about looking pretty, sophisticated, or classic. The beautiful white dress paired with an elegant updo is the style of choice in many wedding parties. The bridesmaids usually follow suit with simple style so they don’t upstage the bride. However, for a bride’s Hen Night, it is the time to let loose a little and go for a fun, flirty hairstyle. If these hairstyle ideas interest you, search for About Yen for more information on potential hen night hairstyles!


A Hen Night out is the perfect opportunity to play with colour. One popular choice is to find wigs of different colours for you and all of your bridesmaids to wear out on the town. Or perhaps the bride could wear one bright, fun colour while her bridesmaids go with all blonde or black wigs so that she stands out a bit more. You could even coordinate your outfits to compliment this style.

Up and Out There

Up and Out There
Another choice for a fun hairstyle at the Hen Party is to try some outrageous updo styles for the evening. There are some amazing braided, twisted, pinned updo styles that bring an elegant flair to your hair. Try placing a starfish comb, flower, or other themed accessory to make the updo pop and go with something the bride loves or with the theme of the wedding. Or have the bride wear her hair down while the bridesmaids wear a simple bun or vice versa.

Extend the Fun

Extend the fun
If it is in the budget and the brides style choice, consider getting extensions put in to make your hair choice more versatile. If a sew-in option is too permanent or not affordable, a clip-in extension in a fun colour could be a nice choice. Having some extra hair to work with can make it easy to create a cool Hen Party hairstyle.


bling bling
The bride’s ring doesn’t have to be the only thing sparkling at the Hen Party. Adding hair glitter and makeup can make your girls stand out in a big way. If you are going to a nightclub with dance lights, the reflection off the sparkle will make for a fun party atmosphere. Another way to add some bling is too get tiaras for the bride and bridesmaids to wear out for the party. The bride’s tiara could be a little more extravagant or maybe have a veil attached.

How to Have a Big Summer Hen Weekend on a Chick’s small Budget


Your best friend is getting married, and as the bridesmaid, you’re tasked with creating the perfect weekend for her, but have to do it affordably. You wonder if it is possible to plan two days of fun for the wedding party without running up months of debt. With a few simple tips and ideas, you can have a glorious weekend, full of fun and thrills without busting your piggy bank. Here’s how. 

Have a party before you go to the bar

Have a party before

Alcohol is very costly at bars. Don’t choose to drink there. Go late and have a private party before. You can buy whole litres of vodka for the price of three drinks! Same goes for champagne – even beer. Think up some fancy cocktails you can have at home – perhaps everyone can vote for a favourite and you choose several. Think mango daiquiris, appletinis, cantaloupe margaritas (which are supposed to be sublime), cosmopolitans, and other refreshing summer-tasting beverages. Perhaps think of a few shot glass drinks and drinking games. The Sex on the Beach is always a good choice. Make them fun with fruit, umbrellas, and other drink decorations. You’ll never miss the bar as long as you keep it fun.

Go somewhere great and practically free


You could go to places like zoos, planetariums, and museums. There are so manyplaces you can go together where it’s either free entry or a really small admission fee and create memories to last a lifetime. Go to the zoo together or an aquarium. Spend an afternoon at a planetarium seeing something that you probably wouldn’t usually go to!

Decorate fun but cheap

Decorate fun but cheap

£1 shops have great prices on decorations that actually work very well. Uniquely coloured Christmas or even better — fairy lights can be strung around columns, windows, everywhere. Fairy lights are available everywhere now, and pink is one of the most available colours. You can get them unique paper star fairy lights or hearts to set a glowy mood of love. To create a festive mood, fill some helium balloons in foils and bright colours. Candles are great and set a wonderful mood full of expectations for the evening. Light them at dusk, make some drinks, put on the perfect dancing music, and everyone will be ready for fun.

Plan one nearly free night of fun

Plan one nearly free night

Some fun ideas are to bring along some spa supplies and spend the night making each other beautiful. Give wraps, massages, face masques and peels. Give each other pedicures and have everyone bring gorgeous polishes so you can throw them all in a pile and let everyone choose. Braid each other’s hair for curls in the morning. Get online and use photos to experiment with different hairstyles and colours. Another neat idea is candlelight horoscopes, ghost stories, or Truth or Dare. Have everyone assigned to a friend and bring along an extended horoscope for her. Have a wonderful time reading each other’s horoscopes by candlelight. Horoscopes always spark a great conversation, and it will get the bride thinking of her future with her beau. Another great idea for groups is to go ROLLERSKATING together. Roller rinks are always a lot of fun. Bowling is always fun too, as it’s always fun making fun of the one girl who won’t know how to bowl. You can always rent some good girly flicks for cheap or even free at the library. You’ll know your best friends tastes and make sure to rent her favourite movie of all time.

Create festive meals together

Create festive meals

There are sure to be one or two gals here who really pride themselves on their cooking. Designate a couple of them to come up with themed meals—taco night or Italian night are good, budget friendly ideas. You can make a lot of pasta and sauce for very little. Likewise with tacos. Equally fun is to make several pizzas together, two girls to a pizza and each can put her favourite toppings on one side.

Buy Gifts and Props with an Online Saving Service 

Buy gifts and props

The amount of hen props and gifts you can buy online is vast and impressive. The range of funny props and costumes is large and you’ll sure to find something hilarious to suit the theme of the hen night. Cashback shopping services are alsousefulfor saving you money. If you wanted to buy a whole host of props and costumes for example, sites like Lyoness offers it’s customers money back on their purchases. This is ideal if your buying many items for a hen night so look upLyoness on Facebook for more information.

Girls Night In

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Though it has become common practice for hens to have a night out, that does not mean they cannot have a “girls’ night in.” Brides who do not have the time for a hen weekend in Ireland or do not want a night out can always opt to have a more intimate time with their girlfriends.

If you are too busy planning for the wedding, have a girls’ night in instead. This way, you can still have much fun with your closest friends before your wedding. Here are some ideas to ensure your girls’ night in will be a blast!

Retro Rewind: Back to the 80s Vibe

Imagine this: a neon paradise, leg warmers, and a soundtrack that’s the ’80s personified. Let’s transport ourselves back in time, darling! Slip into your most rad 80s attire, crank up the tunes, and relive the era of big hair, bold fashion, and unforgettable memories. It’s, like, totally tubular, and we’re here for it!

Games Galore: Because Girls Wanna Have Fun

Who says games are for kids? Not us, darling! Gather your glam squad for a night of loud laughter with hen party games. From the luck-infused Bunco to the scandalously fabulous Dame to Do, we’ve got games that’ll make your heart race and your spirits soar. No referee needed—just let the good times roll and the giggles flow!

Shake It Off: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Why hit the club when you can turn your living room into a dance floor? Enlist the help of some fabulous dance instructors for a night of twirls, spins, and maybe even a touch of pole dancing glam. Don’t worry, it’s all in good fun! Whether you’re strutting your stuff with burlesque or getting down with belly dancing, these lessons promise a night of laughter, camaraderie, and moves that would make even Beyoncé proud.

Potluck Princesses

Food is the language of love, and we’re about to speak volumes, honey! Have each fabulous friend bring their culinary masterpiece or embark on a cooking adventure together. It’s not just about the food; it’s about creating a feast of memories that’ll have you reminiscing with every delicious bite.

Movie Magic Marathon

Lights, camera, popcorn, darling! Pick a theme or a beloved movie series and settle in for a cozy movie night with your besties. Whether it’s a rom-com marathon or a dive into the wizarding world, surround yourselves with blankets, pillows, and a stash of your favorite snacks. It’s like a cinematic slumber party, but with a touch more sparkle!

DIY Spa Soiree: Pamper Like a Princess

Who needs a spa when you can create your own pampering paradise at home? Break out the face masks, nail polishes, and soothing music for a DIY spa night. It’s the perfect excuse to unwind, gossip, and emerge feeling like the royalty you truly are. Get ready to glow, darling!

If you need help planning a DIY spa for your besties. You can click here to check out’s DIY Spa Day guide!

Board Games Bonanza: Strategize in Style

Board games aren’t just for family gatherings; they’re for fabulous girls’ nights too! Gather a variety of games for a night of friendly competition and laughter. From classics like Monopoly to modern favorites, the possibilities for strategic brilliance (or hilarious blunders) are as endless as your charm.

Crafting Chic: Where Creativity Blooms

Release your inner artist with a crafting party! Whether it’s making jewelry, painting canvases, or trying your hand at DIY projects, let the creative juices flow. Plus, you’ll have a charming memento to remind you of the fabulous night you and your girls crafted together.

Wine Wonderland: Sip, Savor, Slay

Sip, savor, and share the joy of wine with a tasting night fit for queens. Pair your favorite wines with an assortment of cheeses, and for the non-drinkers, include some delectable non-alcoholic options. It’s a sophisticated yet playful way to elevate your girls’ night in. Cheers to clinking glasses and making memories!

Karaoke Couture: Sing Your Heart Out

Unleash your inner diva with a karaoke night to remember. Whether you’re hitting high notes or laughing at the off-key attempts, it’s a fantastic way to bond and create memories. Pick your favorite tunes, grab a microphone, and let the music be your guide to an unforgettable night of vocal glam.

There are so many fun activities that can be included in your hen party girls’ night in. Just make sure to choose activities that everyone will enjoy and have a great time! Take a look at our ideas section if you need more help planning for your girls’ night in.

Mature Hen


Hen parties are known for being wild with daring games, outrageous activities, and an all-out night of indulgence. However, mature hens might not appreciate such hen parties. Still, every bride should celebrate her last moments of freedom! So, if you are planning a hen party for a mature hen, here are some hen ideas that might help you.

The Girly Haven

Who needs to go out when you can turn your living room into the ultimate girly sanctuary? Think fairy lights, fluffy pillows, and a playlist that’ll make you want to dance until the sun rises. It’s like a sleepover, but with a touch of grown-up glam.

Chic Hotel Vibes

If home isn’t your scene, why not opt for a chic hotel stay? Picture this: a room filled with laughter, pampering sessions, and a minibar stocked with all the goodies. It’s a slumber party but with a dash of sophistication!

Check out OneFabDay’s 9 Hen Party Spa Weekends In Ireland!

Theme Time

Sprinkle some magic on your hen ideas with a theme! Pick something your bride adores—whether it’s a mysterious masquerade or a pop star extravaganza. Dress up, decorate, and let the theme set the tone for a night you’ll talk about forever.

Relaxation Rendezvous

Mature hens deserve some serious pampering, right? Treat your bride to a spa retreat. Picture a day of serenity, soothing massages, and facials that leave everyone feeling like a million bucks. It’s not just a party; it’s a full-blown pamper fest!

Wine Wonderland

A wine-tasting tour is a must for the bride who loves her vino. Sip on the finest wines, explore local vineyards, and prepare for a sophisticated day out. Bonus points if you hire a wine guide—because who doesn’t love a bit of expert advice?

Culinary Adventures

They say the way to the heart is through the stomach, so why not bond over a cooking class? Whip up some culinary magic, learn new skills, and feast on delicious creations. It’s hands-on, it’s fun, and it’s a feast for the senses!

Artistic Escape

Let those creative vibes flow with an art and craft workshop. Painting, pottery, or crafting—take your pick. It’s not just about creating; it’s about making memories and having a blast while at it.

Culture Club

Elevate your hen ideas with a touch of class. Attend a live performance—be it a play, ballet, opera, or musical concert. Combine it with a fancy dinner for a night that’s as classy as it gets.

Gourmet Get-Together

Indulge in an elegant dinner party at home or a posh restaurant. Spoil the bride with a feast fit for a queen. Consider bringing in a chef or opting for catering to keep things stress-free. Because who doesn’t love a gourmet soirée?

Zen Zone

If wellness is your jam, a yoga retreat is the answer. Picture a weekend of zen, relaxation, and healthy bonding. Stretch, meditate, and find your inner peace—it’s the perfect prelude to the bride’s big day.

Cruise Control

Take the party to the water with a cruise or a private boat trip. Sail away with scenic views, good company, and a hint of onboard entertainment. It’s a leisurely way to celebrate with the waves as your backdrop.

Blooming Fun

For the green thumbs among you, a gardening workshop or a beautiful garden tour is just the thing. It’s a serene and educational experience that combines nature with a touch of sophistication. It’s one of our most unconventional and fun hen ideas!

Vintage Vibes

Step back in time with a vintage-themed tea party. Delicate tea sets, finger sandwiches, and pastries fit for a queen. Encourage everyone to dust off their vintage attire for added fun. It’s like stepping into a girly fairy tale!

Organized Bliss

No matter which girly idea you go for, plan everything to perfection. Make sure it’s all organized, from decorations to activities, because the bride deserves a stress-free celebration that’s as fabulous as she is.

In conclusion, hen parties for mature hens can be as cute and unique as the bride herself. Whether it’s a cozy night at home, a themed extravaganza, or a sophisticated soiree, these girly hen ideas promise a memorable experience that your fabulous bride deserves. So, gather your glitter, prep those playlists, and let the girly planning commence! 

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Hen Party Planning

Congratulations, lovely ladies! If you’re on this page, it means you’re on a mission to plan the most unforgettable hen party in Ireland ever, and I’m here to sprinkle a bit of Irish charm on your hen party planning journey. Buckle up because we’re about to dive into the world of fabulous hen party planning, where you’re on a journey to make the bride-to-be’s last hurrah fab!

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The Lowdown on Hen Parties

So, you’ve got the task of organizing a hen night, or perhaps you’re thinking bigger and aiming for a whole hen weekend. Well, first things first – take a deep breath. Hen party planning is as exciting as it gets, and it’s not as tricky as it may seem.

A hen night is not just a party; it’s a tradition, a rite of passage from being single to being gloriously hitched. It’s the bride’s last hurrah in the world of singledom, and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make it chic.

We’ve got the know-how on hen party planning for your lovely hens:

Theme Party Magic

Why not kick off the planning with a bang and consider a theme for the party? Themes add that extra touch of magic and excitement. Picture this: angels, devils, policewomen, Playboy bunnies – the options are endless. Just make sure the costumes are easy to get your hands on. After all, you don’t want the bride-to-be stressing over her outfit when she should be sipping on bubbly.

Check out a wide range of Henit’s fabulous hen party themes!

Choose the Best Hen Party Location!

Now, let’s talk location. If you’re going for the full-blown hen weekend experience, the world (or at least the country) is your oyster. Choose a spot that suits the bride’s fancy, whether it’s a chic city or a tranquil countryside retreat. Whatever you do, make sure it aligns with the bride’s taste and personality.

Our top picks for hen parties in Ireland? Check out Carrick-on-Shannon, Carlingford, and Kilkenny! They’re perfect for experiencing our list of hen party activities Ireland offers!

Dance the Night Away

What’s a hen party without a bit of dancing, right? Spice up the night with dance lessons before the big event. Whether it’s burlesque, the cancan, or throwing it back with some 80s moves, the possibilities are as endless as the giggles and laughter you’ll share with the girls.

How About Games?

Keep the good times rolling with some hen party games. There are games for every vibe, from the sweet and wholesome to the slightly daring. It’s all about ensuring the night is brimming with laughter and memories that will last a lifetime.

Having a hard time thinking of a game? Check out Henit’s hen party games!

Plan Like a Pro

What is the key to stress-free hen party planning? Dot your i’s and cross your t’s well in advance. Get those hen party invitations sorted, grab some fabulous accessories, and if your theme calls for it, deck out your venue with hen party decorations. It’s the little details that make the big difference.

Now, armed with this short and sweet guide, you’re all set to plan the hen party of a lifetime. Don’t forget to explore more hen party ideas in our ideas section, and let the adventure begin!

Unforgettable Hen Party Ideas and Activities for an Epic Celebration

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Are you excited about that fabulous hen party but unsure where to dive in? How about sprinkling in some seriously cute hen party ideas and activities to turn those last moments of freedom into a magical girly celebration?

Here are some adorably girlish hen party ideas crafted just for you to kick off your planning. We’ve whipped up a list of whimsical and fun activities that will add a sprinkle of sparkle for the whole group to enjoy!

25 Exciting Hen Party Activities

Oh, get ready to be blown away, ladies! We’ve got a ton of hen party activities that are about to take your hen party event to a whole new level of fabulousness! Get ready to dive into a world of unforgettable moments and girly fun that’ll make your hen party an absolute sensation!

River Cruise

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Alright, ladies, here’s the scoop on our first hen party activity! Embark on a dreamy river cruise that guarantees giggles, breathtaking views, and pure elegance. Picture yourself sipping on some bubbly with your fabulous hens, cruising down the water, sharing secrets, and swapping stories.

It’s like, seriously, the best hen party activity for crafting enchanting moments that’ll keep your heart all fuzzy and warm long after the waves have settled.

Spa Day

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Because what’s hen parties without a little pampering? Slide into your plush robes and slippers and let the soothing vibes of a spa day wash over you.

Facials, massages, and giggles galore – the perfect hen party recipe for relaxation.

Party Bus

Hold onto your heels, girls! When those wheels on the bus go round and round, you just know you’re in for a seriously good time! Picture a party bus decked out with neon lights and tunes that’ll have your feet tapping like nobody’s business. It’s basically your golden ticket to mobile merriment!

Dance, laugh, and wave at passersby – all while keeping the party spirit alive.


Roll the dice and try your luck at the casino, where the stakes are low and the excitement is high! A night filled with cards, chips, and a sprinkle of glamour is an ace way to celebrate with your crew.

Movie Night

Popcorn, chick flicks, and a heap of cozy blankets – a movie night in is always a fantastic idea. Whether you’re reliving old classics or catching up on the latest rom-coms, laughter is guaranteed.

Afternoon Tea

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Pinkies up, ladies! Transport yourselves to a world of elegance with a delightful afternoon tea. Sip tea, nibble on dainty sandwiches, and channel your inner royalty.

Cookery Classes

For smaller hen party groups, Cookery Classes are perfect! Get ready to channel your inner culinary goddess with cookery classes that’ll have you tossing dough and sautéing like seasoned pros! You’re in the kitchen, whipping up deliciousness, and the best part? You get to feast on your own creations – now, that’s what I call a total win-win!

Scavenger and Treasure Hunts

Get ready for treasure hunts that will put your wits to the test and have you giggling non-stop! A treasure or scavenger hunt is like the ultimate way to sprinkle a burst of excitement into your hen do.

Archery Tag

Ready, aim, hen parties! Swap those heels for sneakers and channel your inner Katniss Everdeen with an archery tag – a thrilling activity that combines strategy and pure fun.


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An adventurous addition to your hen party ideas! Paddle your way through a serene river or a tranquil lake with your crew in tow. Canoeing is a fabulous way to bond, share a few laughs, and maybe even engage in a friendly splash war.

Chocolate Making

Who needs a golden ticket when you can make your own chocolate masterpieces? Dive into a pool of molten cocoa, create sweet delights, and indulge your taste buds.

Murder Mystery Evening

Put on your detective hat and channel your inner Sherlock for a night of mystery and intrigue. Dress up, play your role, and solve the puzzle together.

Wine Tasting

Cheers, darlings! Raise a glass (or a few) and embark on a journey through the world of wine. Sip, savor, and become a vino connoisseur for the day.

Walking Tours in Ireland

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Explore the charming streets of Ireland with a walking tour that’ll take you through the heart and soul of this beautiful land. From ancient castles to hidden gems, there’s a tale waiting around every corner.

Pub Crawl

Get ready to add a dash of classic charm to your hen party ideas, girls! Picture this: a totally fabulous pub crawl that’ll have you embracing the Irish spirit, hopping from one lively town and charming pub to the next. Get ready to share giggles with your hen party guests, clink glasses, and maybe even bust out some adorable Irish dancing on your big night!

Flower Crown Making

Get crafty and channel your inner boho goddess by creating your own flower crowns. It’s a delightful activity that’ll leave you feeling like the queen of the meadow.

Comedy Clubs

Laughter truly is the best medicine, and a night at the comedy club guarantees a hearty dose. Sit back, relax, and let the comedians work their magic.

Italian Cuisine

Bring a taste of Italy to your hen do with a cooking class dedicated to the art of crafting perfect pasta and sensational sauces.


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Ever wanted to roll down a hill in a giant, bouncy ball? Well, now’s your chance! Zorbing promises laughter, screams, and a dash of adrenaline.

White Water Rafting

Another thrilling addition to your hen party ideas! Hold onto your oars and brace for some white-water excitement. Rafting is a heart-pounding adventure that’ll leave you exhilarated.

Cocktail Making Classes

Mix, shake, and stir your way to becoming a cocktail connoisseur. Craft cocktails with your own colorful concoctions and raise a toast to the bride-to-be.

Dance Classes

Swing those hips, twirl, and let loose with a dance class that promises loads of laughter and unforgettable moves.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Lock and load, ladies! Test your aiming skills with clay pigeon shooting and see who among your hens has the sharpest eye.


Another classic addition to your hen party ideas! Swap city lights for starry skies with a glamping getaway. Roast marshmallows, share stories, and embrace the great outdoors.

Go Karting

Channel your inner speed demon with a go-karting adventure that’ll have you racing against your friends and leaving rubber on the track.

Top Destination for Hen Parties in Ireland

Ireland’s just bursting with absolute gems to sprinkle into your girlish hen party itinerary! From the serene vibes of Carrick on Shannon to the electric buzz of Dublin, we’ve got the inside scoop on the dreamiest destinations like Carrick on Shannon, Galway, Kilkenny, and Dublin.


Imagine this, girls: you and your squad chilling by the dreamy River Shannon, sipping on something sparkly, just soaking in all the peace. Carrick-on-Shannon is the ultimate spot for this little slice of heaven. You can totally glide down the river on a boat cruise, feeling like the queens you truly are, or pamper yourselves with a spa day that’ll leave you feeling like a million bucks.

And for the gals who are all about that adventurous vibe, grab a paddle and hit the water for some girly canoeing or archery tag action. It’s all about that perfect mix of chill and thrill! There’s a reason why Carrick-on-Shannon is one of the most visited destinations in the hen party industry!


Alright, Galway – you had us at boho vibes and live music! This place knows how to throw a unique hen party, and you’ll be right in the middle of it. Wander around the colorful streets, hit up some pubs for a lively pub crawl, and dance like nobody’s watching.

Seriously, the street performances are a whole mood. You can shop for unique finds, eat like a foodie queen, and soak up that artsy atmosphere. Galway’s all about embracing your inner wild child.


Ever wanted to time-travel while keeping the party going? Kilkenny’s your spot. This medieval city brings together old-school charm and modern fun in a way that’ll have you mesmerized. Go back in time with walking tours that spill the beans on knights and castles.

And because food is life, why not dive into a cookery class? You’ll whip up something unique and probably laugh a whole lot in the process.


Oh, Dublin, the ultimate grand finale of Irish destinations, babes! Get ready for a girly rollercoaster of excitement that’s about to turn your world upside down. Kick things into high gear with a cocktail-making class or keep it all super classy with an afternoon tea that’s just so, oh-so-Dublin.

Feeling a bit detective-chic during your Dublin escapades? Why not embark on a fabulous treasure hunt around the city streets? And if laughter is totally your vibe, Dublin’s comedy clubs are ready to serve up the giggles. This city’s got it all – charm, history, and a hearty dose of “craic.”

Tips for a Memorable Hen Party:

When you organise a hen party, girl, you want to make sure it’s a seamless and joy-filled experience for everyone involved. Here are a few fab tips to turn your hen weekend into a roaring success:

  • Advance Planning: Organise a hen party early, babe! Secure those dreamy accommodations, book exciting activities, and sort out transportation well in advance to avoid any last-minute stress.
  • Group Dynamics: Think about what all your hens love when picking out those fantastic activities. You want everyone to have a blast, so make sure there’s something for every gal to enjoy.
  • Personalised Touches: Add those girly, personalised touches that scream the bride-to-be’s vibe! It’s all about making the celebrations extra special and meaningful.
  • Transportation: Arrange transportation that’s convenient and super safe, especially if you’re jetting off to multiple destinations. Safety first, road trip glam always!
  • Communication: Keep the lines of communication open with all attendees, sharing itineraries, dress codes, and any necessary event details.

Time to Call the Shots: Craft Your Unforgettable Hen Bash!

And there you go, gorgeous! A whirlwind of perfect hen party ideas that’ll turn your celebration into something truly, like, out-of-this-world special. Whether you’re craving a touch of sophistication or a full adrenaline rush, these hen party ideas are the perfect blend for a hen party as unique as the bride.

Now, hen parties are not just about the activities! We’ve got ideas for themes and games too!

Looking for the ultimate hen party in Ireland? Explore a wide range of exciting options with Henit!

Hen Party Invitations

Planning the ultimate hen night? Well, buckle up, lovely ladies, because we’re about to dive into the world of personalised hen party invites! If you thought the dress was the most important decision, think again. The invite sets the tone for the entire shindig, and we’re here to ensure it’s as fabulous as your bride-to-be BFF.

First things first, darlings – timing is everything! Sending out those invites well in advance is like dropping the hottest gossip in town. You want to give your squad enough time to RSVP because planning for the most fab hen party ever is no small feat.

Picture this: a pink flurry, a glitter dash, and a sparkle of excitement. That’s the vibe you want your hen night invites to exude. If your night comes with a theme (and really, why wouldn’t it?), let your invitations dance to the same beat. Whether it’s a glamorous Gatsby affair or a laid-back beach rendezvous, there’s an invite to match every mood.

Now, if you’re the mastermind behind the soirée and want something versatile, choosing just one theme is impossible – fear not. The world is your oyster, and so is the array of designs awaiting your perusal. The options are endless, and they’re all as fabulous as your girl gang.

And here’s the game-changer, ladies: personalised hen party invites. Oh yes, make it personal. We’re talking about invites that scream ‘YOU’! Customize your invites to match the bride’s style, theme, or even the color of her favorite lipstick. It’s all about making a statement, and what better way than with an invite that’s as unique as your friendship?

So, where does one find these gems? Online, of course! Dive into the vast sea of options without leaving your cozy nook. Browse through designs that speak to your soul, catch your eye, and make you go, “Yaaas, this is the one!” Countless websites offer an array of choices, but let’s make it even easier for you – we’ve got some fabulous Hen Party Invitation Cards waiting for you to download. And guess what? They’re FREE!

Not just any cards, mind you. We’re talking about sizes that suit your fancy – a 6×4 landscape size for when you want to go big or a cute 4×4 square size for those who like things compact but chic. It’s all about the details, and these cards have covered it.


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So, there you have it, ladies! The lowdown on why personalised hen party invites are the secret sauce to kick-starting your unforgettable night. Get those invites out, let the excitement brew, and brace yourselves for a hen party in Ireland that will be the talk of the town for years to come. Cheers to love, laughter, and the perfect party prelude!