Planning a Classy Hen Do for Your Best Friend
If you’ve been given the responsibility for planning and arranging your best friend’s hen do and you’re sure that a drink-fuelled evening of debauchery, decadence and male strippers isn’t her idea of a good time, you’ll need to look at doing something a little classier.
Not your average spa weekend is what we’re looking at here, but rather an ultra-classy, ultra-luxurious spa break with amazing culinary delights and of course top-shelf liquor. There are plenty of amazingly luxurious spa resorts throughout the country so wherever you are, or however far you feel like travelling, you’re sure to find a luxurious spa at which to spend the weekend.
The Great Gatsby Afternoon Tea Experience in London
Obviously you can’t spend the entire weekend having tea, but this is a wonderfully classy way to spend an afternoon before painting the town red in the evening. The striking West London teashop Betty Blythe (named after the Hollywood starlet of the 1920’s) is the place of places to begin a classy hen do. Quintessentially British in every respect, if your friend has a love of all things classy this is certainly an activity that should rank highly on your ‘things to do on the hen do’ list – plus the Betty Blythe ladies are renowned for doing fantastic cocktails.
If you’re on a bit of a budget, or would simply like to save the money-frittering side of things until later in the evening when things get wild, there are a number of affordable afternoon tea options to look into at top London hotels, including the London Hilton in Paddington, where afternoon tea is surprisingly reasonable when arranged in advance.
If you’re planning to charter a yacht for the weekend ensure everyone, and particularly the bride to be, has a set of sea legs on them, especially if you’re all going to enjoy a beverage or three at sea. For those with the time and the finances, what could possibly be more idyllic than a long weekend on a yacht sailing around random islands in the Mediterranean? However, if you’d rather sail domestically, then somewhere off the southern English or Welsh coast would certainly suffice.
A Day at the Races
Spending the day at the races is an ultra-classy way to kick off a hen do and a great excuse to get dolled up early on in the day. To do this properly you’ll need to make a grand entrance and exit, so look at hiring a limousine and arranging champagne, caviar and whatever else makes a day at the races complete – betting money perhaps?
An Evening at the Theatre
A great way to kick off the evening – especially for a bride to be whose soon to be husband isn’t a fan of the more refined, cultured things in life – London’s swanky West End is the place to spend an evening at the theatre, plus there’s plenty of bars, clubs and pubs to be found everywhere.
Weekend in the Country
The possibilities here are endless – depending on your budget. From cosy Cornish cottages to upmarket Jersey hotels from which you’ll never want to leave, not to mention grand Scottish castles, a weekend in the country is an excellent hen do idea, one that you can make as classy as you want, or afford. If spending the weekend in the country sounds like an idyllic hen do you’ll need to plan it perfectly, especially if you’re spending the weekend somewhere remote like a cottage in the Cornwall countryside – you don’t want to run out of booze before the weekend is through!
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