15 Chic Daytime Activities for a Fashionable Hen Party

If you’ve been tasked with planning the perfect hen party, it’s likely that you’re a little stuck for hen party ideas. After all, how are you meant to entertain a group of ladies that will probably range in age and likes?

Even worse, if you’ve arranged an entire 48-hour hen weekend, what are you supposed to do when it’s too early to booze? Fear not, as we’ve put together a list of hen party ideas that are perfect daytime activities and guarantee a good time for everyone involved.

Hen party wine tasting

Best for those who pretend they’re sophisticated

Sure if you wandered into a bar at 10am and ordered a bottle of your fave shiraz you’d get a few funny looks but organise a classy wine tasting session and it’s a completely different story. There’s hundreds of venues up and down the country or if you want to get truly sozzled, why not host your very own wine tasting experience at home?

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Afternoon tea and a day of shopping

Best for all ages

Want a fun activity that everyone will enjoy? Sit, back and relax as you feast on savoury snacks and delicious sweet treats. For the ultimate hen weekend activity, why not organise champagne afternoon tea? Plus you can invite your mum’s auntie and your future mother in law, without having to worry that your mate might get her boobs out. Result. Afterwards, head to the shops and see if you can nab a bargain for the big day.

Nude Life drawing for an arty party

Best for school girl giggles

Why is it that as soon as you see a naked man prancing around, we all turn into a group of giggling girls? Nude Life drawing puts the art into party with a personal and fun activity that will definitely see your bride-to-be blush when she has to pose with the model in the final shot. Looking for a classy hen party idea in London? Check out our London life drawing page!

Experience the 80s again

Best for those show-offs

Release your inner 80s chick as you get your hips swaying and booty shaking in this fantastic dance class. Led by a professional, you’ll have the time of your life while learning a number of retro themed dances to some of the best music around. After a vibrant makeover, you’ll perform your new routine in front of the camera. Don’t forget to take pictures of everyone in action, these images will be like gold-dust in a few years.

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Spa and champagne day

Best for relaxing before the big day

Planning a wedding can be stressful and there’s no reason why hen do activities have to involve sweaty clubs, the cheapest vodka and a kebab at the end of the night. Instead organise a pampering day to truly treat your bride. Whether you opt for a luxurious country spa or bring the pampering to your bride’s home, don’t forget a little bit of fizz to celebrate her special day. Take a look at these classy hen party ideas for more inspiration.

DIY cheese and wine evening

Best for varied groups

Who said you had to go out out for an unforgettable hen party? Grab all your mates, get down tesco (other supermarkets are available) and fill your trolleys with a range of cheese and wine. A great daytime activity to have a laugh and bring all the girls together while feasting on the good old stuff.

Macaron and Martini making masterclass

Best for all the senses

Tease your tastebuds, tantalise your nose and treat your eyes as this hen party experience includes unlimited martinis and macarons! Yes, that’s right. You’ll learn how to make your very own French delights in a variety of colours and flavours. Your creativity will then be put to the test as you take to the bar to shake up signature cocktails as well as creating your very own martini recipe.

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Vintage experiences

Best for something unique

From makeovers and photoshoots to baking and afternoon teas, one of these vintage hen party activities will not only impress your bride-to-be but is a great conversation starter for hens who may not know each other.

Gin Masterclass and a private banquet

Best for pleasing everyone

Simply hire a function room, enlist the help of a gin expert and get the caterers in. This fun and unique group experience will not only teach you how to make your very own gin cocktails but you’ll also be treated to a three course dinner. Plus it’s the perfect activity for pretending you’re posh.

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Bottomless Brunch

Best for getting all the girls together

This hen party activity combines our two favourite things together - food and drink. Get all your girls together and prepare to fill your boots with as much prosecco in two hours. Some cities have even gone one step further with a bottomless brunch river cruise! We’re there.

Chocolate Making

Best for something unique

Designed for all ages, this seriously sweet workshop will teach you how to make everything from truffles to chocolate. The ideal daytime hen activity for any chocoholic, you’ll get to take your masterpieces home or if you’re like us, eat them there and then!

Punting and a champagne picnic

Best for watching the world go by

The perfect activity for a sunny day, pack a picnic and head off on a punting adventure with all the girls. Not only is it a great way to catch up with all the girls that you haven’t seen for a while but in our books, it also counts as a little bit of sightseeing.

Pre theatre cocktails and a musical

Best for the wannabe actresses

Daytime performances are not only really convenient but there’s also bundles of pre-theatre meal deals just waiting to be snapped up. A great hen party activity for when the weather’s not on your side, simply book in advance or turn up to the box office on the day and see what tickets they’ve got left.

Flower Crown Making

Best for the boho bride

Flower crown making is hugely popular right now and is a great idea for a festival themed hen party. Tailored to your favourite colour and the current season, you’ll be led by an expert team of crown makers (yes that’s a real job) to design, create and fit your very own floral headpiece. Once done don’t forget that perfect instagram shot! The great thing about this daytime activity is that you can do it yourself, check out this handy guide.

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Distillery tours and tasting

Best for keeping your spirits lifted

Now just because it’s a daytime hen party activity, it doesn’t mean alcohol is banned! A gin distillery tour is a great to way to learn about your fave tipple while of course, sampling a few shots along the way. Discover the history of your favourite drink and why not head to the on-site store to invest in something good for pre-drinks?

If you’re looking for an unforgettable hen party activity, get in touch with us today. Plus, why not check out our top tips for your hen party preparations.


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