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Alternative Ideas for Your Hen!

Alternative Ideas for Your Hen!

Tired of the same old cocktail making and head melting karaoke sessions? Looking for something different for your bridal shower or hen celebrations?  Read on for some fun and alternative hen party ideas from our recent hen party survey. 

1. Power ballad yoga

Yes, power ballad yoga! A unique and uplifting combo of power ballads and yoga. If you want a feel good start to your hen party this is it. This has been featured at Glastonbury so if you’re bride is a little off beat she will love this. A serious alternative hen party idea. If power ballads aren’t your thing ask the instructor to do yoga to your choice of play list for a more personal yoga session. 

2. Ring Carving

This amazing workshop shows you how to carve your very own ring. All the hen guests will create and take home something they will actually use again! Available in Dublin, Galway and further afield with Carve and The Workbench in London

3. The Prosecco Bike

Winner winner! A prosecco bike is a little tacky (yes, you will be that rowdy group cycling around the city sippin’ on bubbles) but just think of the FUN! Available in certain cities around Europe including this in Amsterdam

4. Catered Hen Party Picnic

The option is seriously weather dependent for sure. If you’re heading abroad to somewhere like Lisbon or Barcelona this is the perfect activity for one of the days. On the beach, in a park or, bring the picnic to you. This company provide for gorgeous hen party picnics in Ibiza, Barcelona and more. Main image from

5. Paint and Prosecco

This hen party activity is perfect for all types of hen party guests, young and old. Keep the party animals happy with the bubbles and the quiet ones will love the zen of this activity. Available in Dublin or London

6. Fluffy Sock Disco

Yes, random! If you are doing a 2 night hen in a house, a fluffy sock disco is a cute activity to add to your hen party itinerary. You could bring matching socks for the squad and set a themed playlist. You could also give the guests a little challenge. Allocate them all a different song that they need to show off their dance moves for. (A few drinks essential for this, Eeeek!)

7. CSI Save the Groom

Word on the street is that this hen activity is SO MUCH FUN. Record the groom beforehand getting abducted (we’re thinking hangover style). The bride and hen team are shown the video and the activity is essentially a themed treasure hunt to save the groom! A must for CSI or Line of Duty loving brides. More details here

8. Private Chef

A private chef is ideal hen party idea for the foodie bride. Bring it all to you and enjoy all the good food and butler service. Spice it up with a butler in the buff. 

9. Boat Party

Whether you’re in Ireland, the UK or sunny destinations, a boat party is always a hen party winner. If you’re somewhere warm a fun yacht style afternoon is a must. For less warm locations, barge trips are a people pleasing option.

10. Treasure Hunt

This most underestimated as a hen party idea!! A treasure hunt will require a little bit of prep but you can make it personal, fun and save money (as it’s a DIY activity). Break the hen party up into groups and give them 10 things to do. We’re thinking a video of someone doing their best mission impossible impression in a M&S or borrowing an item of clothing and walking the “catwalk” on the street. Use your wildest imagination. Watch all the video clips back later and decide the winner. 

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