10 Hen Party Ideas for Every Bride - UKbride Blog

10 Hen Party Ideas for Every Bride

Stuck for hen party ideas? Organising your hen party is definitely one of the more fun aspects of wedding planning, as it’s all about what you and your girlfriends want to do. However, with so many different options available when it comes to your hen party, deciding what to do can be quite the task!

At UKbride.co.uk, we’ve put together an extensive list full of hen party ideas so that you and your bridal party have the best hen party ever.

Spa Break

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Amidst the chaos of wedding planning, a spa break can be the perfect getaway for you and your hens. It gives you all a chance to relax and unwind whilst enjoying a good pampering. It’s also the perfect opportunity to bond with your bridal party and get excited about the impending big day! There are so many fantastic spa deals available that it can be as affordable as you like, too! Most spa breaks include use of all the facilities (gym, pool, sauna, steam room), whilst treatments are usually extra, depending on the deal you opt for. You can also get lunch/afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco thrown in with a lot of deals, so it’s worth having a shop around.

Attend a Class

Why not learn something new, and enjoy yourself whilst doing so, as part of your hen party? There are a plethora of different classes available to take part in: chocolate making, belly dancing, cocktail making, cookery, burlesque, pizza making, salsa dancing… the options are endless.


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If you’re a fan of the outdoors with a sense of adventure, then why not book a glamping trip for your hen party? It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the comfort and luxury of staying in a yurt or tipi whilst still being able to sleep under the stars. Many glamping holidays include a hot tub and hamper packed with food and drink as part of your stay, too.

City Break

Brides with a bigger budget might want to opt for a city break for their hen party. Places like Paris, Amsterdam and, budget-allowing, Las Vegas or New York make amazing hen party destinations, and give you and your party the chance to see the sights, shop ’til you drop, take in the nightlife and make some incredible memories.

Afternoon Tea

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Tea, cake, sandwiches and scones… what more could a girl want? Afternoon tea is often a very popular option for brides, because it’s the perfect chance to bond with your hens over some delicious treats. Many afternoon tea venues offer Prosecco as part of the tea, and more and more venues are creating themed afternoon teas for something really special. Why not pop along to an Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed tea for your hen party?

Theatre Break

Why not head down to London and enjoy dinner and a trip to the theatre for your hen party? With so many amazing shows on offer, including the likes of Wicked, Aladdin, The Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia!, there is guaranteed to be a show your entire bridal party would like to see. You could book a hotel to stay overnight and head out for drinks after the show to really make a trip of it!


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If you’re planning your hen party for during the summer months, then a trip to a festival should be at the top of your list of hen party ideas. There are so many festivals on over the summer dotted all around the country, including V Festival, Reading and Leeds, Wireless, Bestival, and Isle of Wight, so grab your wellies and get ready to party with the girls.

An Action-Packed Weekend

If you’re an active, thrill-seeking bride, then a weekend of action adventure could be just what you and your bridal party need. Whether it’s go-karting, indoor skydiving, paint-balling, quad biking or rock climbing, there are dozens of options for adventurous brides.

Pool Party

If you want to inject a bit of sunshine into your hen party agenda, why not hire a villa abroad and have the ultimate hen pool party? Book some cheap flights to the likes of Spain or Greece, grab your bikini and your Instagrammable inflatables and jet-set off for a weekend of fun in the sun.

Night Out

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Of course, you really can’t go wrong with the traditional night out for your hen party. Whether you choose to do this locally or take a trip away is completely up to you, but it’s definitely worth looking into hiring a VIP area or even a limousine to take you to the nightclub, to make your night extra special. It’s the perfect opportunity to get dolled up with your gal pals, having a drink (or several) and dance the night away, whilst wearing the obligatory ‘Bride-to-be’ sash and tiara.

Will you be using any of these hen party ideas? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter what you have planned for your hen party!