Trying to find the perfect hen party activity can be tricky but we’re here to make your life easier. We’ve rounded up some of the best hen party ideas so you’ll find something for every type of bride for your Dublin hen party. Whether she is a girly girl, a crafter, a boozer or badass, you’ll find inspiration below. Read on for 12 of the BEST Dublin hen party ideas.
1. The No Brainer – Drop Dead Twice
Why? BYO Cocktails. Need we say more! Everyone gets to bring their own alcohol and the DDT mixologists shake you up some amazing cocktails. You also have the option to team this session with tapas, afternoon tea, a crafty session or some healthy competition. Prices from €33pp. Check them out here.
2. Something Different – Graffiti Workshop and Pizza
Why? Have you ever done a graffiti workshop before?? Thought so! This is different, cool and fun. Plus, it includes pizza and prosecco or you can BYO for a cheaper alternatice. And, there might be a random swing in the venue. Your Instagram and Snapchat updates are sorted! Prices from €55pp. Find out more here.
3. Nailing It – Hen Party Manicures
Why? Who doesn’t like getting their nails done? Chats, prosecco and serious nail game afterwards. Where to go? We recommend: Chipped for an alternative setting, Tropical Popical for the ultimate hen heaven (needs to be booked well in advance!) or Mink for amazing nails and a stylish setting. Oslo on both Mespil Road and in Ranelagh also offer the ideal setting for group manicures.
4. Selfie Ready – Hen Party Blowdries
Why? We want you to feel as beautiful as you can. Not only will you be selfie ready, but ready to take on anything. What bride or lady in general doesn’t love a good blow dry and a makeover. Where? You are spoiled for choice in Dublin. First up, we love Roller in Grand Canal. This is a BYO venue plus you can decorate as you please. Prices from €35pp to have the venue exclusively and the team can book you in a makeup artist if you want the full works. Dry and Fly have two venues (both very instagrammable!) with one near Grafton Street and one on Baggot Street. The offer great blowdries and GIN! The Brown Thomas Beauty Lounge is a more luxe setting. They specialise in Aveda products (great head massages) and also have nails inc for manicures. A dry style there is only €19! They also have a makeup bar.
5. Rebel Workout – for the energised hens!
Why? Orla and Jade have brought their international sass and mojo to the Dublin dance scene. You can learn a dance routine to Britney, Beyonce, or whatever your preference. These ladies will have you moving like pros. You can also do a trendy ballet barre session to some fun music. Great for those ass muscles! Cost €35pp. Get in touch with the ladies here.
6. Cool Ring Crafting – for the creative ones
Why? Well, who wants to have the same ring as someone else? Create your very own ring just for you. You get to craft something that you will actually wear. Oh, and if you haven’t received the memo yet, crafts are soooo in right now. Peeps in the fashion world are done with Netflix and chill and are all about crafts and chill. You can carve your ring over brunch / food and drinks or without. Carve offer ring making workshops and Silverworks run both ring making and charm making workshops in Dublin.
7. Flower power – crown making for the boho bride
The boho bride’s dream. Nothing ever looks as pretty as flower crowns. They are the summer festival staple and whether you decide to team them with a festival day out or some city frolicking, you’ll be guaranteed hen party chic and gorgeous hen party photos. Available in Dublin with The Crate and Kay’s Flower School.
8. Axe throwing (yes, axe throwing!)
An axe throwing hen party – can you get more badass?! Competitive hen parties and brides will absolutely love it. And better yet, it’s the perfect way to get over a stressful week. Available in Dublin with the very cool and fun guys from Axe Club. More details here.
9. Painting with prosecco or pints!
For those of you who have always wanted to bring out your inner Picasso. Or Banksy? Painting with prosecco or pints is a fun and creative hen party experience. Knock back those bubbles and watch your creative flair come to life. More details on Paint and Prosseco and Paint by the Pints.
10. Escape Boat – for the competitive hen parties
For the uber competitive bride, an Escape Room experience is a must. This alternative boat option in Dublin is the best new thing. Choose between SOS or Convicts and work together to crack codes and uncover mysteries. Locked into the smoky engine room, players have 60 minutes to use the clues dispersed around the room to escape from the ship through secret companionways, cabins and spaces to the safety of the lifeboat deck… More details here.
11. Galz gone wild – A hike and yoga adventure!
Why? Nothing makes those prosecco bubbles more delicious that when they’re very much deserved. Galz gone wild offer a cool and fun hike and yoga adventure in the Wicklow mountains. Not quite Dublin but it’s close so you can team it with a Dublin hen party. The day entails a 3 hour hike, 1 hour yoga session, prosecco and a professional photographer. More details here.
12. Prosecco and pilates. What’s not to love?
The fun ladies at Project Revive run great sessions mixing pilates and prosecco. Work on those abs and get in the party spirt. The perfect “healthy” start to your hen party fun. They also have Lattes n Pilates if you want to hold off on the bubbles. More details here.