Just because you’re opting for a different kind of hen night, it doesn’t have to be boring. Grab all your girls and take a look at our 10 best classy hen party ideas, arrange a few classy hen party games and we promise you, there’s won't be a penis straw in sight.
1. Yoga & Brunch
Best for the girl that’s into her wellbeing
Yoga has become all the rage in the last few years so if your BFF loves getting into weird positions (not those kind of positions, this is a classy post) then she’ll love a hen party that allows her to break into her zen. Even better, refuel afterwards with a healthy brunch and for those of you looking for that extra something, there’s loads of bottomless brunches around.
2. Hire a Country House & Hen Party Life Drawing
Best for getting all the girls together
Whether you want to stay close to home or head a little further afield, going away for a hen party doesn’t have to break the bank. Rent out a holiday home in the country, stock the fridge with that all important fizz and remember to take a few games. Look out for somewhere with its very own pool or hot tub, explore the local area with a long walk and for a truly unique trip away, why not arrange a life drawing class? Put the art in party with this truly unforgettable and personal activity that will see your bride-to-be pose with the model in the final shot!
3. Ibiza Pool Party & Barbecue Beats
Best for those party girls
For the ultimate sunny hen do, it’s got to be Ibiza and if you’re going to go to beefa, you’ve got to do it properly. Hire a glamourous villa, make sure you’ve got tickets to all the latest pool parties and of course, don’t forget to look out for the odd celeb. This is the playground of the rich and famous. Go all out and hire your very own private chef and host your very own barbeque party complete with juicy burgers and plenty of cocktails.
4. Brighton Central Townhouse & Pop-up Cocktail Bar
Best for those who prefer to stay in
Britain’s best-loved seaside is perfect for a hen party and has everything to suit a range of budgets, styles, ages and tastes. Plus, who needs to go out on a Friday night when you can bring the party inside. Hire a big house, arrange your very own pamper party or Brighton life drawing class, and bring the cocktail bar to your accommodation. Looking to head somewhere else? Check out the top hen party UK destinations here.
5. Bake With a Legend & an Adult-Themed Dinner
Best for those foodies
If your bride-to-be fancies herself as the new Mary Berry, then why not arrange a baking afternoon with one of TV’s most popular bakers? Plus, afterwards head out to Chelsea’s Kings Road or Covent Garden for cocktails, dinner and of course the perfect Instagram shot. For a unique evening experience, head to La Bodega Negra which offers delicious mexican food and drinks in adult-themed surroundings.
6. Bath & Bristol Hen Party Weekend
Best for those who like to explore
Planning a hen weekend destination can be a big deal - so why go for one when you can opt for two? Bath and Bristol are two of the UK’s award-winning weekend away locations and at just 12 minutes apart on the train, make for a great hen party. Simply spend one day and night in Bath and another day and night in Bristol. Two locations also means double the amount of bars, hurray.
7. Countryside Glamping & Hire a Butler
Best for those boho brides
A themed hen party doesn’t have to be tacky. Instead escape to the country and arrange a little glamping party complete with flowers in your hair, brightly coloured wellies and fairy light decorations. Chill out, drink fizz and choose from a range of accommodation such as a posh tent, cute cottage or traditional campervan. To go the extra mile, you could even hire a butler for the evening. Champagne, m’lady?
8. Relaxing Spa Day & Afternoon Tea
Best for total relaxation
Wedding planning can be stressful so plan the ultimate relaxing party before the big day and head off for a day of pampering. Massage away life’s daily stresses and afterwards indulge in afternoon tea. From a prosecco tea party to an alice in wonderland inspired tea, there’s plenty of afternoon teas to suit every taste.
9. Festival vibes & hire an Airbnb
Best for those young at heart
Every year a number of music festivals descend on fields around the world, promising a weekend of good fun, great memories and a hell load of glitter. The UK festival scene is bright but there’s also plenty of choice abroad, plus using AirBnB is definitely a better choice than a small sweaty tent. All that’s left to do, is to plan your outfits.
10. Winter Hen Party & Wine Tasting
Best for those wine buffs
Not every bride dreams of a summer wedding and for those who dream of a winter wedding, a winter hen party can be just as sparkly. From champagne winter afternoon teas to wine tasting events with perfectly paired food, there’s a whole host of activities that will keep your spirits lifted and bodies warm.
So, ladies whether you’re the bride-to-be or a hen planner, we’ve shown you that hen parties can be high on class and low on crass. For the ultimate classy hen party, why not get in touch or take a look at these top tips for the best hen party preparations.