You’re out of lockdown – hurrah! And now it’s finally time to get your hen party of dreams full steam ahead once more. Perhaps you’re going all out on the sass, with ‘L’ signs, party poppers and shades of pink at every corner.
Or maybe you’re looking for something a little low-key, with a dash of fizz and just the one stripper as opposed to two! Well, no matter which turn you take on the hen do train, you’ll likely be in need of some roof raising ideas for your get together with the girls, and we’ve got five ideas up our sleeves as the perfect amuse-bouche…
If you can’t face the thought of dirty wellies and attempting to apply a face full of makeup in a sweaty tent, then perhaps glamping is the one for you. You and the girls can head for a short break in a glam yurt, cabin, safari tent, shepherd hut or treehouse and it’ll become a boujee bolthole for the entirety of your trip.
Plus, you can decorate it to your dreamy standard; from a disco themed tent to a bohemian-inspired treehouse with colourful lanterns galore. You and the girls could light up a fire outside and toast marshmallows, or why not hire a glamping spot with a hot tub on site to cheers the Champagne in?
What’s more, glamping often comes with some of the best countryside views, set among leafy landscapes with Instagram opportunities a’plenty. Glamping also caters for bigger groups too, more often than not, making it the perfect option for a hen do.
Have a gander at the epic Rainbow Pods on offer in Powys, Mid Wales which sit snug next to a mature orchard in the Welsh Hills. These pods cater for large groups and there’s a hot tub onsite too – bonus! Or take a trip to Hampshire and revel in the boutique camping site that is Manor Farm. Here, you’ll discover camp fires, wooden hot tubs and luxuriously finished bell tents – does it get much better?
Cocktail making classes
Shake things up with a cocktail class that’ll have you and the hens having fun in no time.
Cocktail making classes need little introduction, and they’re super easy to find and to book online. Take Mixology Events; these custom-built classes can host groups up to any size and each hen is given their own workspace to create, learn (and drink) at! You’ll rustle up four cocktails in your allotted time and begin proceedings with a glass of Champagne – dreamy.
There are a whole host of venues across the UK that offer up tempting cocktail classes that’ll have you sipping on Porn Star Martini’s, Daiquiris and Margaritas in no time – after all, it’s five o’clock somewhere right? From TT Liquor to Revolution’s epic cocktail classes, each offering packs a different punch. But there are also a whole host of places that’ll come to you too!
That’s the spirit!
Murder mystery evening
Imagine Cluedo… but a life size version! Ok, ok, without all of the blood and gore of course but with all the thrill of the chase and costumes a’plenty.
We’re talking a Murder Mystery evening, for you and the girls to enjoy. A range of companies, like Murder 57, create fully interactive breaks in an eclectic array of venues across the UK, and you’ll be able to put your detective skills to the test as you and the hens delve into a night of mystery, mayhem and, we hope, cocktails!
Keep your cool, and piece together clues to reveal who dunnit with a range of plots on offer. As a palette wetter, Murder 57 offer over 100 whopping great scenes, from a 50 Shades of Murder setup where you’ll get to know a successful chap named Dominic Harker, to A Kind Jester hosted by none other than Rolo the clown.
Whichever plot you choose, get your magnifying glass at the ready…
A spa weekend
Give yourself and the hens the pamper time you’ve been craving and embark on a dreamy spa weekend. There are so many places to choose from across the UK, and you and the girls could benefit from back massages, foot rubs and facials before enjoying a lip-smacking lunch with a bottle of wine.
After all, does it get much better than popping open the Champagne at a fancy hotel? We think not! And there are a huge range of hen-friendly places to choose from across the UK.