Planning a Dublin hen party but looking for something different to the typical Temple Bar hen weekend? Well, we’ve got you covered with the insider guide to a cool hen weekend in Dublin. We’ve rounded up some of the best hen party ideas in the fun city and 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 15 Amazing Dublin hen party ideas. We’ve also covered Dublin’s most instagrammable hen party venues and Dublin’s cool rooftop bars.
1. The No Brainer – Gin & Tonic Bus Tour
If you’re coming to Dublin for your hen weekend, this unique and fun hen party activity will tick all the boxes. See the sights of the capital AND keep the hen party guests topped up on gin. This sounds pretty perfect to us. More details on this Dublin hen party activity 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. The Secret Venue – Dublin’s Best Kept Secret!
You heard it here first ladies! The biggest inside scoop for a venue in Dublin is the Canal Club. This is a cute venue on the canal just south of the city. Here you can have your own private space to play as many hen party games and drink as many cocktails as you like. You can rent the entire venue for €300 and go as hen as you like. There are various food packages available or you can just have drinks. Music is your choice and it’s so cute that you don’t need to worry too much about extra decor. Afterwards, head to Harcourt Street for some fun late night dancing.
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 and here is another Zen Hen option.
13. A silent disco tour of dublin. For something completely different!
Ensure everyone in town spots your hen squad with this unique hen party idea. The Silent Adventures team will take you on a journey of song and dance through the streets of Dublin. With your high tech headsets on, prepare to wow the streets of Dublin with your funky dance moves as you listen to all your favourite songs as you do a walking tour of Dublin. More details here.
14. 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.
15. Meet new friends! Kayaking in Dalkey with gorgeous seals
Dalkey is one of Dublin’s most picturesque villages and the best part is that it’s right next to Dublin’s gorgeous coastline. And you and your hen squad can get wet and wild on the water and meet some adorable seals on the way! More details here.
16. Vintage Tea Bus – The perfect activity for mixed ages!
If the bride is a tea lover, the vintage tea bus tour of Dublin is a no brainer! It’s a great Dublin hen party activity for a mixed hen group – mums, aunts, siblings, different friend groups etc. See Dublin city whilst sipping on tea and enjoying an afternoon tea spread. The bus can be decorated also to bring your hen party to life! More details here for this Dublin hen party ideas.
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