Hen Party Ideas

(9 Posts)
Amaya123 Mon 10-Oct-16 17:09:09

Whats the best hen party you've been on? looking to do something not the ordinary any suggestions?

Leeds2 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:42:43

If I were choosing, I would go to a meal in my home town, or the bride to be's home town, at a decent restaurant with lovely wine. Optional to go to club afterwards, but no pressure put on those who, for whatever reason, didn't want to.

I went to one where we hired a house in Devon, on the weekend that a beer festival was in town. Was fun!

user1487324876 Fri 17-Feb-17 10:15:46

You can arrange some games to play like bingo cards, balloon question time, truth and dare games.

HairsprayBabe Fri 17-Feb-17 10:22:39

I have been to two,

One was a weekend in the bride's home town, shopping, nails, dinner out, went to see the dreamboys, clubbing, late brunch the next day and home was really really nice.

Other was one night out in the bride's home town. Drinks at hers where the maid of honor didn't show, the other bridesmaids refused to play the games she had set up and complained about everything. Then out to the gay bars for some clubbing, 1/2 the group went home before we went out and the bars were really dull and full of creepy old blokes looking to get some with women who had let their guard down because they were in a gay club. No food, awkward atmosphere = shitty evening!

So just do something that the majority will enjoy, dont embrace drama and make sure you feed people!

Cinderellamovedout Sat 18-Feb-17 11:46:28

What does the bride like?

That's where I start with hen nights. It's not the time for majority rules, this one us all about the bride spending time with her friends without the worry hosting brings.

Do something the bride will love, the other guests all have the option of not going if it doesn't appeal! (Or organising something themselves).

The best hen night I went to was a night away in a cottage in Edinburgh, just bride and her best friends.
-collected bride at 1pm (without telling her where we were going.)
-afternoon tea
-printable bridal game
- decorating empire biscuits (ending with the fiasco "Amy! Don't lick the penis, I haven't finished!" )
- lots of chatting, cake, food and prosecco
- gave Bride option to go out for drinks (she declined)
- Cards Against Humanity
- Balloons fIlled with questions. Pop the balloon, everyone answers question. Silly forfeit if you don't answer.

Loads of people would have hated that. She loved it. It was just the 5 of us (bride and bridesmaids), all friends for years. The next day we had breakfast delivered to the cottage from hotel, packed up and drove to one house for hair and make up trials.

Another bride is doing a vintage style wedding in church hall. She likes sewing, knitting crafting. The rest of us stab ourselves trying to fix buttons. Her hen might include a sewing workshop were we make bunting for the hall, cake and cocktails. (Unless her maid of honour has her way- then there will be strippers).

Escape Puzzle Rooms could be fun for a bride who likes puzzles, there are city treasure hunt companies out there with entire afternoons worth of scavenger clues and prizes.

If you focus on what the bride enjoys Google that with "hen do" you might be surprised at what comes up!

BilboBagg1 Wed 22-Feb-17 09:23:59

I've only actually been on one but it was so fun! We had afternoon tea, then went to a cocktail masterclass and ended up in a private karaoke room!

meditrina Wed 22-Feb-17 09:26:45

What makes a good party for the bride?

Doing something she likes, and is essentially the 'special' version of how you party for other occasions, is a good recipe for a good do.

ExpectoPatronummmm Wed 22-Feb-17 17:06:40

We got a bus to another city then went and did "life drawing" sounds cheesy but everyone absolutely loved it and didn't expect it.
It involved a naked model (fit) and a n art teacher and we had to draw the naked model whilst having a laugh and a drink.

We then went for a meal

Then to hotel to get glammed up

Then a karaoke bus picked us up and took us for a ride around the city for 90 mins whilst we sang and got drunk.

Was brilliant

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Wed 22-Feb-17 17:10:12

Depends on the bride. Expecto's night is my idea of hell, although I'm sure it was fun for them all!

Are you the bride or the organiser? My best friend has been begged to make mine low key. No matching tshirts, penis necklaces, blow up dolls, sashes, hats, bride's outfit etc. I'd be sick with anxiety and stress if anything like that was planned for mine! I'd like a spa day / trip to Bath Spa, that sort of thing, lovely dinner and late night in a good pub. I'm sure that sounds boring to a lot of people!

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