We have all been there, your best friend is getting married and you want to throw her a great hen party that she always look back on fondly and smile, laugh and cry happy tears,when she remembers her hen party spent with all her besties.
There are tons of ideas out there especially on Pinterest. But I have done the leg work for you and found some of the best ideas around and brought them here to you.
So without further ado lets dive in!
First things first! To get this right we need to figure out what kind of hen she is?
Ask yourself is she Quiet and Laidback? Is she daring & adventurous? Or is she loud and fun?
Once you have figured out her personality this will set you down the right path.
With so many options available to us we are spoiled for choice which is why step one will help narrow things down for you making the job easier.
Making a list of all your options is a great start then you can narrow that down when you start thinking of your budget.
I have put together some ideas based on the personalities above to help you get started.
The Quiet & Laidback Hen
Pamper Day at a Spa
City Sight Seeing
Party at Home
The Daring & Adventurous Hen
White Water Rafting
Murder Mystery Evening
The Loud & Fun Hen
If you think the hen would like any of these above then really it will come down to your budget. It will depend on how many are involved, travel expenses and whether or not the event includes food for everyone.
Lets take a look at some popular choices.
Pamper Day at a Spa
The ultimate luxury day for any bride to enjoy. A great chance to get spruced up before the wedding day and unwind with a de-stress. Many spas offer hen packages for a large group of girlies and you can also grab a meal there too.
Hold a party at home where you can decorate to your hearts content with fun decor, play games, enjoy a nibble feast and reminisce with the bride to be.
Set up a big screen and cosy outdoor seating, grab your popcorn and watch your favourite chic flicks.
There are so many crafts to try, it really does make a great day out for all the hens to enjoy. From therapeutic crafts such as paint your own pottery, to jewellery making to the more challenge skills such as a cookery class or dance lessons. Everyone gets the chance to learn something new, it creates a great bonding experience, and at the end of the day they will have something hopefully to show for it! An idea which is growing in popularity is making something like floral crowns or floristry which they could use the skills for the actually wedding afterwards.
Dainty tea cups, vintage crockery and posh finger food is a popular choice, especially for the mum's of the wedding party. Drink tea and eat cake whilst having a good old natter.
Why not tackle the trees with going to a climbing and zip lining adventure park for the day. Cycle, hike or Segway through the forest for full on activities.
Unleash your wild side with a frantic paintball session, might be good to let out any stress on the lead up to the big day!
Matching swim wear, fun inflatables, music and cocktails. Have a game of volleyball or chill out on sun loungers.
More and more hens are wanting to make more out of the 'hen do' then just a night out or a day trip. Grabbing the opportunity while it's here to go all out and spend more time with their girlies.Therefore making it increasingly popular to have a hen weekend. Here are some ideas what you could do if you have a bigger budget to play with.
Going on a mini break has lots of advantages, you maybe able to grab a deal at the last minute and set off somewhere nice. Choose a exciting city break where you sightsee in the day and go clubbing at night. Or you may prefer a house in the country to go on long walks with a local pub to wonder to.
Ideal for the outdoorsy bunch who love to do something different. Glamping is camping which is fun but with a few more home comforts. Choose a yurt, bell tent or a tipi and sit by the camp fire toasting marshmallows. Or go to a festival where you can all let your hair down and dance the weekend away to your favourite bands.
Hop on a mini cruise break where you will be celebrating in style. Be wined and dined, enjoy the on board entertainment and relax all in one.
After you have chosen what you are doing and everyone is happy, the next thing to think about is your gift for the hen! Knowing what you can buy the hen can be a bit of a mind field, but whether you are gifting from just yourself or chipping in as a group I have the perfect gift idea for you.
The ultimate hen party gift for any bride to be. This box contains lots of goodies, from beautiful keepsakes to useful items to use at her event.
All the items are presented in this beautiful foiled box which is personalised with her name so that she can treasure it forever.
A Stylish Make-up Bag
Personalised Hen Party Card
Hen Party Milestone Cards
Hen Party Game Cards
Straw Flags personalised with name and date
A Bride to Be Mini Banner
And a 25% Discount Voucher to spend in Confetti Sweethearts
I hope this has given you lots of ideas for what to do for a hen party or a hen weekend to give the 'bride to be' the best, most memorable event.
If you would like more tips on planning one then this blog post is really helpful too.