After a long winter, it appears spring may have finally have sprung. Although this is a welcome season after such a cold and miserable weather for so long, there is also a little anxiety that comes with it, as soon it will no longer be possible to hide pale winter bodies under oversized wool jumpers! Yes ladies, it’s that time of year where salads and tinted body moisturiser move to the top of the shopping list. If you’re planning a hen party, then you might feel like the usual hen party antics involving drinking alcohol will set you back on your summer body regime (you know, cutting out bad food etc!) however, there are plenty of healthy alternatives which are just as fun!
By choosing to do something which is a little healthier, you and the rest of the hens will feel rejuvenated and confident, rather than puffy eyed and hazy, the former of which is especially important in preparation for your big day. Whether you’re in the UK on a hen weekend in Liverpool or overseas on a hen do in Marbella, there’ll be an option which will be good to the mind, body and spirit!
Choosing an activity like a dance class will get everyone moving and will increase the energy in the group! They’re good exercise too and we don’t mean the kind of exercise you do down the gym (thank goodness!); they’re fun and they usually incorporate a well known theme which everyone will know and love! There’s an incredible variety of different dance classes available for your hen do including Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Glee, Abba, Hip Hop, Thriller, Pole dancing, Burlesque, Cheerleading and many more, so there’s bound to be one which will suit you and your group.
Adventurous activities are not only intrinsically beneficial for fitness, they almost always take place in the great outdoors and this is ideal for boosting well-being (at least when it’s not raining!). Kayaking, white water rafting, zorbing, quad biking, surfing, and plenty more; there’s no end to the choice of exciting and active ideas, plus, they’re also a great way of burning off energy from those pre-wedding nerves!
Learn a new skill which will benefit your life after the hen party is over; a cooking class is perfect for this and it’s a great fun idea to share with the girls. There’s a huge variety of choice in cooking classes, from simply learning the essential techniques needed to cook well, to learning how to cook specialised foods, such as sushi, Spanish tapas, Thai, Italian, Moroccan and much more. Whatever type of cooking class you choose (as long as it’s not cooking with lard!), you’ve got yourself a healthy hen party idea!
It doesn’t get much healthier than spending a weekend, day, or even a couple of hours chilling out in a spa and being pampered. Opt for a full day detoxing in the sauna and steam room, chilling out in the jacuzzi and taking advantage of the other spa facilities; not only will you feel revived, spas are great spaces for socialising so you can spend some decent quality time with your hens. Alternatively, or as an extra to your spa day, indulge in a specialised treatment, such as a facial or a massage; you can’t beat that for a hen party idea focusing on well-being!