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Classy Hen Do Ideas

1 Jun 2018

When you think of a hen do, you imagine nightlife, clubs, loud music and an overflow of alcohol. But it doesn’t always have to be like that. If you want something a bit more sophisticated, maybe something that the mother of the groom could enjoy too, why not try one of our classy hen do ideas?

Pampering day

Everyone needs a little TLC, so what better way of achieving that than a spa day? Book in massages with a fantastically talented masseur. Try out a mud bath for the first time. Sit in the sauna and enjoy the steam cleanse. Not only is this a brilliant pre-wedding day, but it’s something incredibly satisfying that will leave your skin smooth and your body wonderfully relaxed.

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Four beautiful girls pampering themselves

Wine tasting

For the wine connoisseur, going to a vineyard and enjoy the experience of wine tasting may be the best hen party for you. During wine tasting events, you can enjoy the serene beauty of the idyllic vineyard, see how wine is made and perhaps even have the chance to make some yourself before bottles are popped and your glasses are filled. Take your bride to the classic rich wives event and enjoy the oaky flavours of a good red! This is the perfect classy hen do idea for your wine loving bride.

Cocktail making

Full of colours and fruit, cocktails are bright, lively and utterly delicious, so what can be better than learning how to create them yourself? Learn how to make your old favourites or become the master of your own creations. The best part is that, after making them, brides and bridesmaids are allowed to drink them.

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Girls making cocktails at a cocktail masterclass with a mixologist and a buff butler

Afternoon tea

A posh classic, afternoon tea is something that has grown in popularity over the years. Most places, from hotels in cities to cafes in picturesque parks, offer the opportunity for an afternoon tea. You can pick between standard and champagne options, which give you a glass of bubbly to enjoy with your finger sandwiches and sweet treats. This is an option for the calm bride, who wants to keep the wild hidden and find something that can please everyone in her wedding party.

Chocolate making

As with cocktail making, this allows bride and bridesmaids the chance to create their own chocolate masterpieces. Create moulds as wacky or as crude as you please, and find your own perfect balance between chocolate and added flavours to create a masterpiece. This is perfect for lots of laughs and a fantastic way to create some brilliant memories.

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Smiling woman making chocolate at a chocolate making class

Hire a castle

Spend your classy hen do as a princess and hire a castle to ensure the most authentic experience possible. There are multiple hire options that will take you out of the city and into the serene beauty of the countryside. Enjoy winding staircases, elaborately decorated bedrooms and staff that will wait on you hand and foot. All you need to do is get your flowing dress to truly commit to the royal lifestyle – for a weekend at least!


To enjoy some pampering and have a memento of the day, why not book a studio day? There are tons of these event places around the UK. All you need is to pack your suitcase with a handful of costume changes and leave the rest to the studio. Professional make-up artists and hairstylists will style you to perfection. Enjoy a glass of something alcoholic while you sit back and get treated like the model you are. Then, walk on to the set and let the photographer guide you through the process. This is a fantastic day out that can be enjoyed in small and large groups, with any member of your wedding party.

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Three beautiful girls in short black dresses posing for a photo with cocktails and party crowns

Millinery classes

Enjoy perhaps one of the most unique classy hen do experiences by attending hat making classes. Popularised by milliner Katherine Elizabeth, this is something that has grown in popularity over the years. Rather than spending time looking for fascinators and elaborate hats for your wedding day, why not try making them yourself? A professional will be with you to walk you step by step through the process of creating your own masterpiece, ensuring the best quality fabric and details that will match your dress for the upcoming big day.

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