Six Classy Hens Party Ideas the Bride Will Love
Hens parties have come a long way in the last few years. It is no longer the norm to expect the bride to be cool with sipping cocktails through a penis straw and running around town completing cringeworthy dares… Unless she wants to of course!
Hens parties in 2020 are more about injecting the bride’s personal style into the event and creating a celebration that is thoughtful and unique to her interests. Let’s take a look at some classy hens party ideas sure to impress your best friend. No strippers or penis straws in sight, I promise!
Roses & Rosé
Flower crown parties are so popular at the moment and for good reason! Perfect for the boho bride or the girly girl, a flower crown workshop is a fun and creative way to break the ice between guests as you clink your glasses and your put your floristry skills (or lack thereof!) to the test. It really is such a versatile activity which suits all ages and can easily be incorporated into most types of hens parties whether you be celebrating at a winery, a picnic or at home. Plus, you get to wear your flowery creations for the remainder of the day!
Hens day hint – Get the girls to all wear flowery dresses or jumpsuits to take the floral theme to the next level!
Paint & Perve
We can probably all agree that engaging the services of a male stripper to grind on your bestie is not the best way she could spend her hens night – cringe! But what if she’s down for a little bit of cheeky fun before she makes her way down the aisle to forever with the man of her dreams? A classy way to inject a touch of male nudity into the occasion is through life drawing. No talent required; just a sense of humour, a glass of wine and an open mind.
Hens day hint – Bring along some prizes for the best drawings as judged by the male model.
Yoga & Mimosas
I know what you’re thinking… ‘Yoga at a hens party – SNORE!’ But remember, it’s about creating an event the bride will love, and if she’s a yogi, chances are she will adore starting her hens day by getting her zen on with her favourite girls. Follow it up with a nutritious brunch and a mimosa or three!
Hens day hint – If a yoga hens day goes down a treat, organise for the bride’s wedding day to start the same way to prepare her for the day ahead.
Glamping & Pampering
Escape to the country or even the back yard for the night in a luxe glamping tent and spend the evening chilling out and drinking bubbles. Add to the chillaxed vibe with a pamper session of mani-pedis and facials. Set up a DIY nail bar with all the equipment required for the girls to give themselves or each other a set of freshly painted nails. Or go all out and organise for a mobile beauty therapist to pamper everyone for the ultimate in luxury.
Hens day hint – Gift the bride-to-be a beautiful pair of personalised pyjamas or robe which she can wear in the glamping tent and again getting ready on her wedding day.
Sushi & Saké
If the bride is a sushi-lover, its likely learning how to make the delicious Japanese food is on her to-do list. Start the hens day fun by taking part in a sushi making workshop, then follow it up with an interactive teppanyaki show complete with your own personal chef. Don’t forget the saké for the ultimate Japanese foodie experience.
Hens day hint – If Japanese isn’t the bride’s cuisine of choice, swap it out for another cuisine or foodie activity such as pasta-making or cake decorating.
Tarot & Tapas
You’ve been to how many hens parties over the past year and you’d love to include an activity that’s a little bit different for your bestie. Something that hasn’t been done over and over. An experience which is sure to surprise and impress the spiritual bride-to-be is a tarot card reading. Provide some yummy tapas and sangria for the girls to share and you’ve got a unique night in right there!
Hens day hint – Not sold on tarot card reading? How about astrology reading, palm reading, numerology or even jewellery reading?
Written by Brooke from Pretty Zen Hen – an online platform providing bridesmaids with the tools to plan an incredible and personalised hens celebration. Search our directory of group experiences, event vendors and beautiful bridal products, and read our blog for more hens planning tips and ideas.