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Hen-Spirational Hen Party Ideas

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GoHen is a great website filled with lots of hen party ideas, from spa weekends to travelling abroad. GoHen has it all covered so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Over to GoHen to give you some inspiration for your hen party…

“Planning a hen party can be a tough task, you want something new and original for the nearly-wed to make their big weekend memorable, but want to avoid anything too weird and whacky. A hen do is a big occasion, what can sometimes make it more complicated is the number of different guests, some of whom you might not have met before. That means lot’s of girls to keep entertained without making anyone feel uncomfortable.

At we’ve helped thousands of hens head away for pre-wedding parties and our first rule of thumb is to talk to the bride-to-be to see if she has her own hen party wish list, that might seem obvious but sometimes in a bid to please the majority, the bride’s own preferences can get a little lost. If you’re planning on surprising her you could take inspiration from her wedding plans, if she’s having vintage touches at her wedding you could match it with a little vintage chic for the hen party.


If you’re looking for inspirational hen party ideas here are a few of our favourite hen weekend activities for this summer.

♥Glamping – “Welcome to Hen-Fest”

Create your own mini-festival in honour of the bride-to-be. There’s a wide range of funky and glamorous glamping options; yurts, log cabins, tipis and more with wood burning stoves, tea light chandeliers, sheepskin rugs, lanterns hot showers. Add a few extra touches as invites themed as festival flyers, wristbands, festival/hen T-shirts for a real weekend to remember. Read more…


♥Inflatable Games – It’s going to get messy!

Adventurous hens can step into their own favourite giant TV games shows. If the bride has ever wanted to tackle Wipeout, It’s A Knockout or Crystal Maze, now’s her chance and an opportunity for all the hens to get wet and wild on a series of giant inflatable games. Expect foam, buckets, water, sodden sponges, giant obstacles and hilarious mayhem. Read more…


♥Vintage Makeover – Step Back in Time

Fashion conscious hens can take a trip to yesteryear with a fabulous vintage makeover. A team of hair, beauty and fashion experts have created some fabulous looks to completely transform the hens, the moment will then be captured in your own photoshoot. You select the era, 40’s VE Day celebration chic, 60’s cool Britannia, you decide the look and the experts will work their magic. Read more…

♥Perfume Making – Scent-sational

It’s not just celebrities that have their own perfumes, each hen can create her own signature fragrance in this fun and informative perfume making workshop. You’ll learn all about the subtleties of mixing the ingredients to get the perfect balance. The differences in creating fruity or musky scents and at the end of the session each hen will take home her own perfume. Read more…


♥Life Drawing – Artistic Leanings

Whether art class was your favourite class at school or not, this is one art class that will keep all the hens entertained. As well as an art instructor on hand to help you all on your brush work, the centre of attention will most definitely be the hunky naked male model. This tongue in cheek lesson really will put a smile on everyone’s faces and bring out your artistic sides. Read more… 

♥Dance Class – Let’s Get Physical

While hen party dance classes have been around awhile they are still hugely popular and nowadays there are more dance classes to choose from than ever. Energetic, great fun and at times hilarious there is so much to choose from; you can get jiggy with Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’, get a little spooky with ‘Thriller’, get a little sultry with a burlesque class, , pole dancing or even a striptease workshop. Read more… 


♥Cocktail Punting – Relax & Unwind

After weeks of wedding planning a little R&R could be just what the bride needs and there’s something a little decadent as well as therapeutic about relaxing on a punt as it lazily drifts along a river on a summer’s day. Especially if you have your own cocktail barmen on hand to create perfectly blended tipples for the hens to toast the nearly-wed. Read more…


Our final tip is to be decisive. With so many people perhaps wanting to put forward ideas of their own, planning the party can get a little chaotic and at times confusing. A quick pow-wow with the bride to find out what she’d like will set you on the right road. After that, while it’s good to hear other’s ideas stay focused on giving the your friend then hen party she wants a pre-wedding weekend she’ll never forget for all the right reasons.


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