Aware of the responsibility heaped upon the Chief Bridesmaid, here at Hen Heaven we’re always trying to cook up new hen weekend ideas to help our customers plan a hen party that really dazzles. Sometimes the tried and tested hen weekend essentials just won’t cut it, so we’re hell-bent on discovering the newest, most original activities and destinations to deliver hen parties that are the ideal blow-out before the bride-to-be walks down the aisle.
The United Kingdom is incredibly well represented in the hen party stakes with destinations to suit all budgets, age-groups and tastes. Of course hen weekends are all about everyone from your 18 year old cousin to your 60 year old Aunt attending, but it’s important to factor in the bride-to-be’s age when planning the hen party to send her off in style.
For the younger bride, the coastal cities of the UK are tremendous fun, especially if she’s something of a dancefloor diva looking for cheestastic break with hen night sashes and the whole shebang. Offered in Liverpool, Newcastle and Brighton is cocktail making where your party will be shown the finer points in creating exceptional drinks from an expert, with a few shots in-between rounds of cocktails, you’ll be ready to hit these party capitals in fine form after this. As an alternative, if your bride is more of a GI Jane you simply must try zorbing which offers the rare opportunity to career down a Great British hillside inside an opaque ball, a hilarious prelude to your hen night.
If your hen party is looking for something a little more refined, a London hen weekend is the answer with its emphasis on upmarket venues and accommodation. There are plenty of spa and pamper packages available which are ideal if your hen party is also functioning as a reunion with long-lost friends as you catch up in plush, relaxing surroundings. A Bath hen weekend is another stylish, grown-up affair with the city’s natural springs and array of spa and pamper establishments on hand to leave your party feeling 10 years younger and ready to tear up the dancefloors of Bath.
If you’re looking for something a little more risqué and original, life drawing is a chance to vent your artistic spleens as a nude model takes centre stage. You’ll be tasked with putting paintbrush to canvas to uncover the Van Gogh of your group – finger painting is definitely not allowed. Another option for the day of your hen do is to find out once and for all if your bride-to-be has the X-factor by visiting a professional video recording studio to star in your hen parties very own music video. This is tremendous fun and you even get to take the video away with you as a memento of your special weekend.
So there you have it, just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hen night ideas.