The hen party is perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of getting married – the ultimate occasion to let your hair down with your close friends. Whether you’re the bride-to-be or chief bridesmaid, planning the last night of freedom is no time to play safe. Here are some great ideas to help you pump up the excitement even further.
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Start out the evening with a not-so-sophisticated cocktail-making class. Try out the recipes you’ve always envied, gain some valuable knowledge and maybe even forget it along the way. This tried and tested hen party routine has something for everyone – virgin mojitos for your mother-in-law and long island iced tea for the bride-to-be. London Cocktail Club offers a great masterclass in the capital, available for up to 25 hens.
Go fancy dress
Themed parties add a great personal touch, and props don’t need to be expensive. A theme could be related to the bride’s favourite film, TV show, or even her occupation.
Hitting the town arranged in group fancy dress will secure some attention from passers-by and set the tone for a wild and unique evening. After all, you don’t want the hen party to feel like any other night out – and a group theme sets a fun tone without the need for stereotypical pink sashes and ‘L’ plates, if that’s not your thing. Fancy dress options are endless – whether your theme revolves around decades or your favourite snacks, there are many ways to draw hen night outfit inspiration.
Hire a personal chef
A small hen do at home is still a great option – after all, some of the best nights are enjoyed with a small group of friends, over a glass of wine or two. But did you know it’s possible to hire a professional chef, to come to your come and prepare something delicious, while you watch?
This is perfect for the bride to dream (perhaps unrealistically) about marital life. For a cheeky twist, you can even hire a nude butler, who will serve your food in just a small apron. This is a practical twist on the traditional ‘male’ order butler, and is sure to add a memorable spark to the bride’s last supper.
Play Truth or Dare
The hen party is an occasion designed for reliving youth in the most outrageous ways for one last time before settling down. There are few quicker ways to achieve that goal than Truth or Dare.
This is certain to inject excitement, and is best taken to the bars. Hen party dares are a perfect way to break the ice and unleash all kinds of antics on the bride, from challenging her to piggybacks with strangers, to proposing to men on the dancefloor.
Host a Zen Party
Excitement doesn’t have to involve raucous partying – this is a YOU day, and there is no better way to celebrate with the hens. Hen do trends for 2018 show spa days are more popular than ever, showing luxury can be exciting. There’s no reason why you can’t combine ideas – and a dreamy spa day or luxury sleepover weekend can involve cocktails, too.