Many brides today are foregoing the tacky hen parties with booze, L plates and feather boas galore, and are instead enjoying a wide variety of fun activities. Whether you like adventure, gossiping, or complete relaxation, we have just the idea for you. Below are six fun and unusual hen party ideas that you and your hens will treasure memories of for a lifetime.
Learn A Group Wedding Dance
You’ve seen it on YouTube: the lights go out, there’s some shuffling around and muttering, then the spotlight hits and suddenly the bride and bridesmaids are dancing an impressive (or not so), routine to the bride’s favourite jam. This could be you! Spend the weekend learning a professionally choreographed routine, specially adapted to you and your bridesmaid’s abilities. It will be of course tailored to your wedding (any themes), to make sure your dance wows your friends and family, and will be shown at family occasions for years to come. You never know – it might even go viral!
Spa days can be quite cliche, but Zen parties are a hot new trend! What better way to escape the stresses of wedding planning than to get away for a weekend with your girls, and truly relax your mind and body. Yoga, meditation, detoxing smoothies, organic facials and vegan brownies are just some of the treats you can expect at a Zen party – you can even create flower crowns for you all to wear at your wedding.
How about a bit of nostalgia and adventure with a treasure hunt! If you and your friends love being active, then this might be the idea for you. Carefully written clues will take you around the city or countryside, allowing you and your hens to bond as you try to figure out where the treasure is hidden. There’s even a ‘secret spy’ theme available, so you can dress up and act out your favourite spy movies.
Record Your Own Music Video
Unleash your inner pop star, rock goddess, disco queen, or R&B babe, and star in your very own music video, with your hens as backing girls! This specially tailored weekend away will see you learning a song and routine, getting your hair and makeup done, and professionally filming your music video. Not only will the weekend be unforgettable for you and your hens, but a DVD of the music video will ensure friends and family won’t forget your talents either!
This hen party will unleash your inner creative; lace, ribbons, silk flowers and bubble gum coloured sewing machines will help you make your perfect (or hilariously hideous) lingerie to show off to your new husband. Don’t get your knickers in a twist – professional help is on hand, so you can have another glass of bubbly without worrying that your lingerie will be more nightmare than naughty. This is the perfect option for hens who love a giggle and a gossip with their friends, and would love to surprise them with an unusual and fun activity.