A lot of pressure and anxiety comes down to the bridesmaid and maid-of-honour as the hen party preparations come rolling in. After all, this is her last hurrah for her remaining days as a single woman! You’ll want to make it a night to remember for everyone.
This party has been hallmarked as a wild, atrocious night filled to the brim with alcohol and scantily-clad men but, we know that not all brides are the same which is why we’ve come up with 5 hen party ideas to keep your bride and guests laughing through the night!
Read on to pick an activity to best fit your bride.
- For the fun, DIY queen
This is a super easy and fun way to get your guests off their feet and giggling after a few rounds! It’s practical too since you only need a few materials to get this make-your-own cocktail party started.
You can purchase mixers, Moscato, and some Vodka shots and set them up on the table. Add some flowers and fruits for garnish and, voila! You’ve got your own mobile bar set-up for everyone.
Take it a step further by making it a competition! You can let your bride be the judge for the drink of the night.
- For the artsy yet adventurous bride
Things are about to get cheeky…literally! Don’t be shy, ladies because these gentlemen are ready to entertain the hen and the entourage through an exciting hen party life drawing activity.
If you’re looking to just spice the night up with a lot of giggles, set up easels and glasses of wine because an attractive male model will pose just for your drawing (and viewing) pleasure. Don’t fret; you’ll be guided by an experienced artist but a little liquid courage won’t hurt.
This is sure to elicit a lot of hoots and laughs throughout the night so get your pencils and brushes up for a night of blush-inducing art made fun!
- For the nature-loving hen
Glamping has steadily become a recent trend and there’s no reason for you not to consider it for a hen night. A luxe, relaxing escape in a decked-out cabin or fancy chalet is sure to get everyone RSVP-ing to the hen night in advance.
Don’t forget to throw in a few party games that will foster the fun and help everyone bond! Camping doesn’t have to mean mosquitoes and a nowhere-to-be-found loo; Treat this as a get-away for your inner goddesses.
- For the self-care princess
You don’t have to stick to a rowdy night, especially if the hen night’s a few days away. Everyone will be treating this party as a treat through all the pre-wedding pampering they’re about to receive.
Check out companies that offer in-house packages or inquire if they offer services for the entourage to be in the comfort of a private place. Get a full package of relaxations, from mani-pedis to hair treatments and everyone will leave the party pampered for the big day.
- For the kind-hearted beauties
If your bride is someone who has a soft spot for charity, then volunteering may be the best way to meet her desires and do the world some good!
Try and think or ask about causes that are dear to your bride-to-be. There are various foundations and charities that will be glad to help you out for an afternoon of being helping hands! It can be something as simple as a feeding program, cleaning up a local area, running for a charity marathon — whatever will best fit your bride.
Don’t forget to reward yourselves afterwards! Does happy hour sound great, ladies?
Whatever type of woman the bride-to-be is, make her final days of singlehood a night to remember.
The quintessential hen party shouldn’t be limited to just one typical, rowdy night. Don’t get us wrong; we have nothing against going for the cookie cutter. But if you want a party that your guests and your bride will be gushing about from the wedding to months beyond, get a little creative!
Of course, don’t forget to have everything documented so you’ll have photos to look back on. You can even set up a photo booth or a couple of disposable cameras to immortalize the party!
Set the hen night party standard high and the bride-to-be will surely be thanking you for helping bid adieu to her singlehood in the best way. When it all comes down to it, just have fun, let loose, and don’t forget that the hen night is to help everyone ease up from the pre-wedding stress.
Have any more ideas that you think can spruce up a hen party? Let us know in the comments!