5 fab ideas for your hen party

Planning your hen party is heaps of fun, with hundreds of amazing ideas and activities to choose from you can allow yourself to relax and plan the perfect day / night for you and your hen party! Although, planning can be fun it may also be stressful to find the right activity to suit all of your hens. If you have a varied age group attending you may struggle to find something for everyone – whether you’re opting for a day and night of partying, a sophisticated meal and cocktails or an adventurous activity – here are some great ideas to take the hen party panic away from you!

Self Defence & Fitness

One of our amazing founding members, Richard Mitchener, owner of Self Defence and Fitness, offers hen parties with a twist. This is perfect for a daring bride-to-be seeking an adventurous, outdoor activity. Richard helps your party to bond and form new relationships whilst having fun and learning important life skills (this is perfect for your mother to bond with your new mother in law!)

Training options can comprise:

30 minutes of theory covering reasonable force, personal safety, followed by a minimum of 1.5 hours of practical covering distance control, voice commands, protecting the head, restraining an attacker standing up and, if time allows, standing knife defence skills.

The session finishes with ‘pressure testing’ – teaching the ability to avoid “Freezing” in an attack situation.

Group size maximum of 15.

Generally training sessions are outdoors, however indoors can be arranged.

Visit Richard’s page on EWH here!

Cocktail Making

Cocktail making is a great activity for you and your guests, enjoy learning to make your favourite cocktails whilst, most importantly drinking them! If you are looking for an activity that suits all ages (above 18) this is the best activity for you! Slug & Lettuce offers an amazing package that includes, your own bartender / teacher, a cocktail making masterclass and a buffet. This hen idea is perfect for a hen who is looking for an afternoon / evening drinking bespoke cocktails and starting your night off the right way!

Spa Day

Why not opt for a hen party that requires minimal planning but is perfect for everyone! A spa day is the best way to put your feet up, relax and be pampered at the same time. With various packages to choose from you can enjoy a day of relaxation, with most packages including a lunch and glass of bubbly!

Click here for a great spa in Essex that offers prestige treatments!

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea offers a sophisticated hen party for a bride to be opting for a relaxed afternoon with more opportunity to discuss wedding plans with her guests. Mini cakes, scones and finger sandwiches, complete with champagne – who wouldn’t enjoy this?

If you are looking to make your afternoon experience a little more interesting why not try afternoon tea on a tour bus around London? Enjoy a guided tour around London on a vintage bus, decorated with fairy lights, with afternoon tea included (with great vegan and vegetarian options to suit all your guests dietary needs!) Click here for more info!


Party, party and…party

There are many options for a bride looking to hit the town and party the night away! With hundreds of bars and clubs to choose from you will definitely be able to find the right place for you and your guests! If you are looking to make your hen party extra special, look at going away for a weekend with your guests and trying out new clubs and bars that are different to your locals! Make sure you bring bright clothing and your own bride to be dress up kit!