Before the “I dos”

10 Mar 2015

Before the “I dos”

Top ideas for your hen do in 2015 from

For some brides planning a party is all plain sailing, others are definite swans, serene on top and kicking madly below the water, for some unforeseen circumstance can add extra worries. No matter where you’re at with your planning, one silver lining is your pre-wedding party with your closest friends. An oasis of calm, to relax away from the madness of wedding planning.

So just what’s hot for hen parties in 2015?


Destination Anywhere?



The beautiful city of Bath (above) is perfect for hen parties, funky bars, great hotels, good nightlife and the city is nice and compact meaning you can travel most places by foot.

Overseas hens are feeling the TOWIE effect as “Marbs” (Marbella) is shaping up to be a big hit with hens and stags this summer along with Ibiza.

For those wanting somewhere more unusual Budapest (below) and Berlin are surprise destinations that are growing increasingly more popular with hens, while party loving Dublin is still as popular as ever.


Off the beaten track…


For hens who don’t like to follow the crowds and want something they can put their own stamp on, glamping is set to be a huge hen party hit this summer. Yurts, tipis, bell tents, cabins are all available with companies like to create your own mini festival dedicated to the bride-to-be.


Top five

Hen parties are looking for increasingly novel activities and entertainment during their weekends. Here are five fantastic activities for the summer ahead.


Vintage Makeover – Choose the era and get the look, 1940s Hollywood heyday glam to 1960s Carnaby St beehives to 1980 power dressers. Once transformed the whole group will then enjoy a photoshoot.



Burlesque Lessons – Vintage glamour is certainly in vogue, now you can learn the sultry skill behind this sensual performance style.


Mobile Spa – Enjoy a spa session from the comfort of your hotel or hen accommodation. A great chance for the girls to catch up while being pampered.

Afternoon Tea – Vintage tea rooms have never been more popular, especially with hen parties looking for a civilised calm afternoon before dancing the night away.


Inflatable Games – Adventurous and competitive hens will be going head to head in their own TV game show style giant inflatable games. Foam, chaos and plenty of laughter, the perfect antidote to stressful wedding plans.



Life Drawing – Good clean fun for the whole family… Apart from the perfectly proportioned male model who just happens to be naked. Cheeky life drawing classes work well with groups of mixed ages.

Increasingly hens are going more traditional with their hen party ideas, inviting along older relatives for a little fun. Budget airlines and great deals mean hens can venture further and do more. The average individuals spend on their hen party is around £130 (not including the price of flights and drinks). However for those really looking to push the boat out there is something for even the most expensive of tastes, recently launched a “Hen Parties on the Orient Express”, overnight travel on the world’s most famous train, London-Paris-Venice.


Kye Harman, Marketing Manager at GoHen said “Hen parties are definitely travelling further abroad, we now offer over 60 destinations simply to keep up with changing tastes and offer hens something new and exciting they won’t have done before.”


So why not dare to be a little different. With so much to choose from take the girls outside their comfort zones and find a new activity for a hen weekend you’ll always remember. After all a hen weekend is not just about the wedding, a hen party is a celebration of friendships, special bonds and those precious girls you hope you’ll continue to laugh with and at for years to come. 

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