10 outside-the-box hen party ideas

04 May 2017

Don't settle for the same-old hen do; think outside the box for a party that everyone will want an invite to

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1. Hen-Fest

The GoHen.com team aren't simply adding a festival feel to hen parties this summer, they’re creating entire mini-music festivals dedicated to the bride-to-be. Welcome to Hen-fest. Enjoy a fabulous glamping weekend event tailored to the guest of honour including yurts, sheepskin rugs, live music, mobile pamper treatments, hog roasts, barbecues, a silent disco, cocktail making workshops, dance classes and more. You can even go one bigger and invite the groom and his stags for a joint sten-festival (stags and hens). 

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2. Glamp n Pamp

Taking glamping one step further, the team at Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans have launched their ‘Glamp n Pamp’ service. Enjoy luxury vintage caravans and indulge in rejuvenating treatments delivered by holistic therapist Felicity Herbert. Imagine the sound of gentle summer rain on canvas and birdsong while indulging in a hot stone massage, all with the benefit of glampers never leaving site and emerging restored and reconnected with nature. A boutique eco glampsite in the heart of the Wye Valley, the setting offers beautiful views west to the Black Mountains.

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3. Bridal bootcamp

If the bride loves a workout, then why not arrange a personal fitness class with British Military Fitness? Putting you through your paces with a gruelling bootcamp session, not only will this activity raise morale among the group but it will reward you extra wine points when the evening celebrations kick off.

4. Museum treasure hunt

Personalised treasure hunts from THATMuse take place at the British Museum in London or the Louvre in Paris. The fun-filled hunts bring a healthy dose of competitive energy to any party plans as revellers explore the museum and photograph themselves with the treasures from their clue list. The hunts also reward silliness as participants are encouraged to perform amusing poses and answer embarrasing questions about the bride or groom. Treasure hunters can book the ‘Love Hunt’ or the 'Lady Hunt', which are both filled with curious artefacts and amorous tales (of varying degrees of naughtiness).

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Image: Katy Thompson

5. Pisco Sour Masterclass

Hen specialists Chillisauce have exclusively partnered with Ceviche, a fine Peruvian restaurant in London, to bring sophisticated hens the Pisco Sour Masterclass. London Pisco Sour Week has grown rapidly over the last couple of years and Ceviche was one of the first Peruvian restaurants on the streets of the capital. After a complimentary welcome drink, you will learn all about this fantastic Peruvian export and discover how to make the perfect classic sour, martini and cooler cocktails. Participants will then be encouraged to make their own while enjoying a selection of Peruvian nibbles.

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6. Disney cheerleading

Flanked by her cheerleading hens, the bride will take centre stage in a sensational routine choroegraphed by The Cheerleading Company. And what better soundtrack to perform to than an uplifting, up-tempo Disney number? Available in locations across the UK, this idea takes group dances up a level, encouraging costumes and props to add theatrical sparkle. You could even perform the routine agan on the wedding day.

7. A Forbidden Night

Forget seedy stripper acts and delight in a saucy circus show. Circus just got well and truly sexy with Forbidden Nights, an action-packed male variety show that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Delight in a two-hour production as world-renowned circus artists perform heart-racing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines, acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease. Routines including aerial chains, fire acts, acrobatics and live musicians… not forgetting the Forbidden’s side-splitting comedy compère who is as charming and risky as the routines. Although based in London, the act also tours the country.

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8. Group hairdressing appointment

Let planning a hen do be a thing of the past as popular London blow-dry bar, Duck & Dry, launches its new group-friendly venue. At the centre of the West End and a stone's throw away from Soho's thriving bar scene, Duck & Dry is the ideal space for a pre-party pamper. With chic interiors, a party atmosphere, a prosecco bar and a group styling table, Duck & Dry is the perfect destination to let your hair down with your bridesmaids and besties. Whether you want to rent out the whole venue or just come in for an hour or two,  you will have access to treatments, trendy tresses and much more.

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9. Roller disco

For nostalgic hens looking to please a retro-loving bride, why not try out a roller disco? The Liverpool roller disco (packages available from Freedom Ltd) and Margate's Dreamland in Kent are both popular choices for hen parties. Dig out the leg-warmers and don your finest retro gear to enjoy more than an hour of non-stop skating - you could even opt for prizes and Polaroid shots to fuel the fun.

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Image: Charlotte Coneybeer via Unsplash

10. Great British Bake Off

Whip up a Mary Berry classic in this Bake Off challenge, designed especially for hen parties. Available from Red7, Bake with a Legend invites groups to learn patisserie skills from the nation's favourite star bakers. The baking challenge is to test out some of the show's most classic recipes with the help of one of the bakers from the very TV show we all know and love. Bake alongside the likes of Howard Middleton (GBBO 2013), Ian Cumming (2015) and Paul Jagger (GBBO 2015), who will teach you key baking skills and how to make some truly delicious recipes... alongside a glass of fizz, of course.

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