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Summer Hen Party Ideas 2018

20 Apr 2018

Although it may not seem like it at the moment, summer is just around the corner. This means that wedding season is fast approaching as the most popular month for weddings is June. Therefore, you’ll need to start planning your summer hen party now. Summer weather opens up a whole new array of possibilities for hen parties. With warmer weather and longer evenings, it is much easier to spend your hen do outdoors.

To help you out, we’ve put together a list below of some fun, fabulous and unique ideas for your hen do this summer.


Although the idea of camping often fills people with dread. There is another way and glorious glamping is the solution. You get to still enjoy the wonders of the outsides, looking up at the stars and eating outside. However, you get an added bit of luxury! You will sleep in a real bed, in a magnificent tent and there will be electricity and a real shower, almost like home. To make the evening more memorable you could even book a butler to serve your drinks.

You could go one step further and incorporate a pamper session into your experience. Imagine having a massage while listening to birdsong or the trickling of a nearby river. what could be more relaxing? The team at Mad Dogs and Vintage Vans offer exactly that! They even have the added bonus of being set in the Wye Valley, which offers stunning views of the Black Mountains. This will truly make the perfect summer hen party.

Glamping tent for a summer hen party Glamping tent

Life Drawings

What better way to spend your summer hen party than drawing a hunky male model. This is an activity that brings out the artistic side of your guests. Even if everyone isn’t gifted with the skills of drawing, you can still have a great time. Especially when you compare your pictures (which are bound to be entertaining). The model will judge the pictures and pick the best; he will also be available to pose for photos afterwards. At the end of the evening, you will have a piece of art to take home with you to remember the party. Many models will sit for an hour and how clothed they are is entirely up to you, let the giggling begin!

Picnic in the Park

What is more classic than a picnic. With the beautiful weather that comes with summer, the best way to enjoy it is to be outside. Food always seems to taste better out in the open, so make sure you pack a picnic fit for the occasion. We’re talking bubbly, strawberries, cucumber sandwiches, the works! You can also enjoy the company of your friends in a beautiful setting. If you want to add your own spin to the picnic, why not pick a theme or hire a food cart? If you don’t have a nearby area for this, you could always host a garden party. This has the added bonus of being able to run inside easily if the great British weather changes. As well as this you can decorate your home in and out. Or even add the eye candy by arranging a buff butler to pour your drinks.

Girls on a summer hen party having a picnic Girls on a summer hen party having a picnic

Cocktail Making Class

This is one of the most popular choices for a summer hen party and it’s easy to see why. The best way to break the ice and get everyone talking at a hen party is with some alcohol. Take advantage of the sunny weather by holding the class outside. You can start the session off with a glass of Pimms and you’ll really begin to feel ready to party. You’ll be shown some classic recipes and get the chance to create cocktails of your own, letting your creative side run wild or you can stick to tried and tested favourites. Just imagine the perfect summer afternoon, in your garden, surrounded by your friends, sipping your favourite cocktail. We’ve put together the top 10 hen party cocktail recipes to get you started.


If you are after something a little different and aren’t afraid of some mud, why not book a military boot camp with British Military Fitness. This activity will definitely bring the group together. As well as giving you an excuse for more indulgence when the evening celebrations begin. If this sort of thing is right up the Bride-to-Be’s street you could also enter a team in a tough mudder challenge. Helping each other climb over walls, crawl through ditches and negotiate rope ladders is bound to result in some amazing moments. You will also definitely get to know everyone in the group very well by the end! These activities have the added bonus of not being entirely weather dependent, perfect given how unreliable the British summer can be.

Hopefully, these have got you thinking about your own summer hen party, remember you can spice the occasion up even more with one of our topless butlers.

Three girls doing pushups outside for a boot camp Summer hen party boot camp

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