UKbride Member Request 21 Mar 2019

Hen do blues

Any advice on what to do for my hen do? I had invited 9 family members and 3 friends.. not even that close friends as i dont have any. 3 family members and 1 friend cant make it, 1 friend will be very pregnant so might not make it / will leave early, 3rd friend is very quiet and shy and probably wont drink. Im just feeling really crap about it all and dont want a hen but also dont want to let my family down or miss out on the experience. Any advice?

Jessica Bateman
Jessica Bateman 22 Mar 2019

Why not do a meal and drinks, that way everyone will be comfortable. I did a meal and drinks and then went on to a club after that way people can pick what they would like to join in.

Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 22 Mar 2019

I did an escape room for mine, with a buffet meal afterwards then a few cocktails. Was home by 11.. was just what I wanted. This was a week before my wedding, my sister in law was due to have her baby on the Tuesday, we had it on the Sunday before, wasn’t to busy out on the town and was perfect, I only had 9 people at mine, which turned into 6 at the end and tbh i wouldn’t have had it any other way.. x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

Do different activities so suit all! So like a spa package and then shopping, nice meal and cocktail making after? Then hit a club?

Natalie Lloyd
Natalie Lloyd 22 Mar 2019

Tbh i didnt/dont want a hen do, but i also dont wanna miss the chance to experience, but my sister who is also my MOH is in charge of it and i said i dont wanna know what it is until the day. I dont actually have any friends so its just my family and i dont know who is or isnt coming. Best thing i did xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

For my hen do we went to a restaurant and had a 3 course meal. It was really lovely, and I had a few drinks too. I didn't really want to go out and get drunk at night as I didn't want to leave my one year old. I know of people that had a slumber party, got loads of snacks, a takeaway, lots of drinks and played silly games and watched films. All depends on what you want to do, but it doesn't have to be boring just because there's not many of you xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

I am hiring out a little apartment in the city near me, one night have a big sleepover and takeaway then the next I’ll go out and it’s peoples choice if they come or not will be cheap if everyone can chip in for you

Emma Anstee
Emma Anstee 22 Mar 2019

For mine we're going for Afternoon Tea and then to crazy golf which has a bar and food. Not too expensive and should be fun for everyone.

Kathleen Burns
Kathleen Burns 22 Mar 2019

Spa day! With food and cocktails 😄

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

I dont want to spend to much as we're saving for the big day so we have decided on doing our own version of an open air cinema in the back garden! I'm not one for drinking (although I do love a dance) but I just want to be comfey with my nearest and dearest. I'd rather they spent there money stay the night of our wedding then doing a wkend away or meal/clubbing, spa day the list could go on!

Diane Cavanaugh
Diane Cavanaugh 22 Mar 2019

For my hen do I had different ages. So decided to go on canal boat for afternoon tea. Afterwards some people went home some stayed out for drinks.

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 22 Mar 2019

I did Segway, spa and a curry!!
You could do a vintage afternoon tea, meal, paint your own pottery, escape room, evening meal, movie night with takeaway etc.

Tracy Battershill
Tracy Battershill 22 Mar 2019

I'm only doing a meal and drinks with a few close people I'm not in to clubbing anymore quiet happy to sit around a table and have a good laugh

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UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

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Claire Louise Inns
Claire Louise Inns 22 Mar 2019

1 of my Cousins who is also going too be my Chief BridesMaid is organising my Hen so I am not 100% sure what she is planning it could be a meal & drinks or it may be an Afternoon Tea I really have not got a clue x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

YOU Need to do what you want! How about tipsy afternoon tea/no alcohol for pregs
Or you could do life painting (men naked) go to watch a show ? Or the dream boys

Wendy Brown
Wendy Brown 22 Mar 2019

A hen night isn’t compulsory, don’t do it if it doesn’t feel right.

Beverley Farrand
Beverley Farrand 22 Mar 2019

Theatre night and nice meal.

Joanna Fair
Joanna Fair 22 Mar 2019

I had afternoon tea and a show ... Those that stayed for the show had a cocktail in the Inbetween bit

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

Have a meal instead x I never had anything, my MofH was organising it but didn't I was OK with it x do what makes you happy xx

Danielle Thomson
Danielle Thomson 22 Mar 2019

Go to a theatre show maybe london and have a nice meal xxx

Adele Peebles
Adele Peebles 22 Mar 2019

I made a group chat invited the people that are going to my hen my bridesmaid is in charge of that and told them right it’s up to you all to arrange something you all will enjoy I said gave a few rules and then got kicked out the group so they can plan it together and I won’t know until it comes what we are doing I’m excited about it

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

Afternoon tea is so popular now. It's what I want for my hen do.

Hayley Marden
Hayley Marden 22 Mar 2019

Spa, meal and drinks. Otherwise a show and meal.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

Go for afternoon tea. We did this for my daughter,she loved it.had a few games which made it diff and a glass or two of bubbly.x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

Afternoon tea and maybe a pamper, nails feet head massage

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

Oooo I'd do a spa weekend with food and drinks in the evening... maybe get a few little games in. Like I have never (bridal version) and depending on your sense of humor cards against humanity? Lol always funny, always dodgy always a laugh lol xx

Melanie McCormick
Melanie McCormick 22 Mar 2019

Me and my maid of honour are going to Amsterdam together for 2 night and then a meal at the weekend for everybody and them a theme park the day after with my daughter. Covers everybody. xx

Kerry Mason
Kerry Mason 22 Mar 2019

We done gala bingo so that all ages, family friends, pregnant not pregnant could come and it was good fun x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019

Hen nights aren't compulsary so don't feel like your friends or family will be missing out! I didn't have one first time round, and I'm not having one this time either

Lisa Diane Thompson
Lisa Diane Thompson 22 Mar 2019

Go to the cinema or theatre

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UKbride Administrator 22 Mar 2019


Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams 22 Mar 2019

If you don’t want one, don’t have one ! It’s your wedding, your time so do what you want to do. Don’t waste your time on pleasing other people, do what’s right for you xxx

Ellie Rix
Ellie Rix 22 Mar 2019

Just a suggestion but an Anne summers party could be a fun idea for a hen? X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Mar 2019

If you dont want a hen then dont have one.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Mar 2019

Pamper party, get the glow Message me for more details x

Sarah Sharpe
Sarah Sharpe 23 Mar 2019

I felt the same so we had a joint hen/stag was a great night out the following night my husband went out with his best mate and I went out with mine. It was perfect

Michelle Ashbrook
Michelle Ashbrook 23 Mar 2019

Dinner or after oom tea x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Mar 2019

I went to dog races with family and had chicken in basket and a few drinks

Emma Lockley
Emma Lockley 23 Mar 2019

What about a spa day with an afternoon tea caters for pregnant ones and doesn't matter how many you hace I've enjoyed spas by myself before right up to having 15 people with me x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Mar 2019

How about a theatre show

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 23 Mar 2019

I hope you do something Tracy Battershill xxx

TONI BEASLEY 23 Mar 2019

Either a nice afternoon tea or a spa day x

Caroline Larner
Caroline Larner 25 Mar 2019

Afternoon tea followed by some cocktails at a nearby bar? This would accommodate everyone and yet still mark the occasion suitably. If people want to stay out they can and if they want to go home they can leave at a reasonable time. You'll probably also find that people get into the swing of things once they're out. You'll have a lovely meal and a giggle and worst case scenario you get to come home to your fiance and cuddle for the evening in front of a film with some nice nibbles and a bottle of fizz! :-)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

i am thinking a make your own perfume experience which would be fun and nice :)

Katie Jayne
Katie Jayne 25 Mar 2019

Spa day.

Laurisa Kerr
Laurisa Kerr 26 Mar 2019

a meal or spa day something nice relaxing easy


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