Five relaxing hen do ideas
09 Jun 2016
Feed the mind, body and soul with these hen do ideas, designed to relax and reinvigorate
Don't fancy a debauchery-filled hen do? Opt for a more relaxing alternative, with these ideas from Pandora Symes, founder of Rooted London.
1. Country escape
It sounds obvious to get away from all the hustle and have a go at being ‘at one’ with nature, but how about really giving it a go and trying out a canoe along the river, visiting the local honey farm or seeing the country from a different view in a hot air balloon? Instead of doing all the things you would at home like shopping and drinking, lose yourself in an outdoor adventure, get back to being a kid and go make a den in the woods; whatever you choose to do, soak up the true beauty of nature.
2. Movie night
We all love a good classic movie; one of those films that we’ve seen a thousand times, know all the words to and even still cry hysterically to, even though we know what’s coming! Tell each friend to bring a beanbag, a movie snack and their favourite film or box set and you’ve got yourself your very own theatre showing – perfect for reminiscing over good times.
3. Food workshops
Want to learn how to whizz up your own key lime pies or quick 10 minute staples? Why not try a food workshop for your hen party? Get your girls and get creative in the kitchen, and once the cooking’s done, you’ll have a delicious feast to tuck into. Smoothie making and mocktail classes promote an alcohol-free zone in which to re-energise and feel fresh at every stage.
4. Afternoon (herbal) tea
Sick of sugary cakes and finger food? How about being in charge of your treats and create your own herbal afternoon tea party? Ditch the éclairs and cucumber sandwiches and instead source caterers that provide nourishing, fulfilling meals. Raw, nourishing foods incorporating plant-based snacks and herbal teas that provide the essential nutrients your body needs ahead of the big day.
5. Yoga party
Thanks to the yoga gurus of the world, yoga is increasingly becoming a part of more individuals' daily routines. So instead of replicating the ‘squeeze in a class one night after work with a girlfriend’ type of yoga, why not set your hen do off on the right foot and have an entire session of yoga to keep energy levels at a high? Clear away unnecessary stress and allow yourself to be mindful and happy with complementing meditation exercises.