Category Archives: Hen Party Activities

If you’re looking for unique, stylish and fun hen party activities, you have come to the right place! Browse our blog below for ideas from real hen parties and articles on some hen do activities we recommend.

10 Best Belfast Hen Weekend Party Ideas & Activities

belfast hen party

Hiya Hens! This week’s location has a special place in our hearts here at The Hen Planner! Belfast is one of our local “big cities” and we’re so excited to share some of the things it has to offer all you lovely Hens. Whether you’re a laid-back Hen, a glamorous Hen, an adventurous Hen (or […]

The Best Bottomless Brunch Hen Do Ideas

bottomless brunch hen party

Don’t we all love a delicious brunch? But there is one way to make it even better, yes you guessed it making it bottomless! Indulge in an afternoon filled with tasty food and free flowing fizz, a perfect way to relax and unwind with your hens, whether it’s to kick start the weekend or to […]

Alternative Hen Party Ideas

Alternative Hen Party Ideas

Tired of the same old cocktail making and head melting karaoke sessions? Looking for something different for your hen party celebrations? We’ve already written about gorgeous hen party accessories, hen party ideas in Dublin and fun games to play on your hen party. Check out those posts and pages for more ideas for throwing the best […]

5 Memorable Low Key Hen Party Ideas

low key hen party ideas

Every hen isn’t the same. This one is for the ladies out there who do not want a wild hen party or even a hen party at all! We’ve compiled a list of 5 low key hen party ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Show the bride that she doesn’t have to be like the […]

5 hen party activities that NO ONE will expect!

unique hen party ideas

The hen party activity is always a bit of a dilemma. While dance classes, cocktail shaking and karaoke are still firm favourites and a fairly safe bet for some fun clucking action, sometimes a bit of a risk can go a long way to really impressing the bride-to-be and her besties. After all, while baking […]

Hen Party Survival A to Z

Hen Party Survival A to Z

A is for Assemble the troops Send out a save the date in plenty of time to give people a chance to pencil it in. B is for Bridal party brainstorming No matter how much your bride wants to be surprised be sure to get a list of dos and don’ts from her. C is […]

10 Fun Christmas Hen Party Ideas

Christmas Hen Party Ideas

There is nothing like a Christmas hen party. Winter might be dark and cold, but nothing beats that festive feeling. For any of you out there who are planning the most awesome send off for your bestie around the festive season, we have put together a few alternative hen party ideas for keeping the hen troops entertained […]

Perfume Making Hen Party

Perfume Making Hen Party

Tonight I tried out the new perfume making hen party activity with The Hen Collection. I must say, I’m quite impressed with my perfume skills and new little perfume just for me! I named my perfume Dolly 22 after my grandmother who passed away recently. I have some green tea in it so I think […]

Torichella, a hen party festival

Torichella, a hen party festival

Lucky Tori got a BIG surprise when her sister and mum organised a her very own festival in their back garden. We are loving TORICHELLA. Be inspired by this dreamy boho hen party with impeccable Coachella style outfits, complete with a tipi, glastonbury style lettering for TORICHELLA, fairy lights, candy floss cocktails and lots of […]

6 Hen Party Ideas For All Ages

6 Hen Party Ideas For All Ages

Planning a hen party for a hen party group that includes mums, aunties, younger siblings or cousins? Here are 6 hen party ideas for ALL ages so that you keep all bases covered. Fresh flower crown workshops For all boho brides-to-be, this is our absolute favourite and most popular activity for 2016. This is your […]

8 Fresh Irish Hen Party Ideas for 2019

8 Fresh Irish Hen Party Ideas for 2019

Calling all bridesmaids! So your bestie got engaged over Christmas and the New Year. Now, the celebrations are over, it’s time to start planning her hen party! If you’re looking for some inspo for a hen party in 2019, check out our list of hen party ideas, some new, some classics, all guaranteed good times! […]

4 Amazing Cork City Hen Party Ideas

4 Amazing Cork City Hen Party Ideas

Is your bride-to-be a sparkling bombshell of glitter and glam? Does she adore retro fashion, pretty florals, champagne and cupcakes? Is she the type of girl who loves to be pampered or does she just want a fun night out with her best girls? No matter what her style or which hen party theme you […]

Mobile Hen Party Activities. Bring the party to you!

mobile hen party activity ideas

If the hen party plan is mainly centred around a kick ass country house, it’s likely you’ll want to spend as much time possible in the house to make the most of the hen party splurge. Hen party country houses are great for space, luxury and bringing people together. We’ve rounded up some ideas for […]

Healthy Hen Party Ideas

Healthy Hen Party Ideas

If your Bride to Be is a fitness fanatic or a fan of all things wellness, we have some perfect ideas of how you can plan her a healthy-ish hen and plan some activities to burn off your much deserved bubbles! Prosecco Pilates A pilates teacher says it’s always great having a bride to be […]

8 Hen Adventure Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

8 Hen Adventure Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Whilst we sing from the stylish sheet often here at The Hen Planner HQ we do love adventure and trying something new. A glass of champagne or a margarita is never better than when really deserved after a morning of frolicking in the great outdoors. Although we might dread the thought beforehand of having to exert any […]

Unique Afternoon Tea Party Ideas in Ireland

Unique Afternoon Tea Party Ideas in Ireland

Afternoon tea or a tea party should never be underestimated as an activity for your hen do. It’s always one thrown out there but it doesn’t always happen. Sometimes people have an image of it being a little stuffy and no fun and too much of a carb fest however we disagree. It entails friends, […]

Active Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Active Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Hen parties can be a great opportunity to try out something adventurous that you might never get the chance to experience otherwise. If your bride to be likes to be active, is always up to try something exciting or unusual AND she’s not afraid of getting wet (if required), there are lots of great unconventional […]

Unique Hen Party Activities in London

Unique Hen Party Activities in London

To us, London is the home of random. Fresh out of college in Cork, we learned pretty quick that there was a lot more to fashion than our Miss Sixty baggy jeans and Puma runners. We probably (definitely) over used the word random when we first moved there, gobsmacked by everything and everyone we saw. […]

Kenmare Hen Party Ideas

Kenmare Hen Party Ideas

If you’re looking for a pretty and classy hen party location in Ireland, Kenmore ticks ALL the boxes! Distance wise, it’s ideal if you’re travelling from Cork. It’s probably equal distance to Killarney but it has more of a small town feel. If you’re coming from further afield it’s about 45 minutes from Kerry airport. […]

5 cool summer hen party ideas

5 cool summer hen party ideas

If you’ve found yourself stepping outside just to breathe in that freshly cut grass, you’re probably aware summer is well and truly here. Yay! And if you’re lucky enough to be planning a hen party over the next few months, be sure to take full advantage of what the great outdoors has to offer. Go […]

The dream hen party on a budget

The dream hen party on a budget

Hen dos are full of fun, laughter and good old-fashioned girl time. And while you only need your greatest girlfriends around you to create the best memories, the hen celebrations of today are likely to set you back a fair few pounds or euros. Here are three unique, affordable ideas for DIY hen celebrations so […]

7 boozy hen party ideas

boozy hen party ideas

As you know by now, we like to talk about nice and “stylish” hen parties. Some people hear this and think, eh boring! However, just because we like them to be pretty and fashion focused, it does not mean that we don’t agree with drink on hen parties. We’re all for the party and as they say, […]

5 Hen Party Activities for the Diva Bride!

5 Hen Party Activities for the Diva Bride!

Although some bride’s shy away from the hen party attention and fuss that comes with being a bride, most will want to embrace it. Having been there and wore the veil, we are all for embracing your bridezilla moment, especially when you’ve been watching what you eat, doing all the squats and sleeping with a […]

Modern Hen Party Planning

Modern Hen Party Planning

Myhenplanner is the modern approach to hen party planning. This new and exciting web platform gives you the chance to connect directly with unique businesses. We bring you unique businesses across Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond in one place so you can find them all with an easy search and connect directly for fast, reliable and personal booking […]

Saints and Sinners Hen Party

Saints and Sinners Hen Party

Given the month that’s in it we thought we’d try something new here and mix the ideas up a little with the Saints and Sinners Hen. This is the hen for those of you that have more than a passing interest in the outdoors but still know how to party hard. Fear not, we will make […]

Gift Ideas for the Bride

Gift Ideas for the Bride

So you’re on the guest list for your bestie’s hen. Glad rags and good times lined up but what about that gift? So here, I’m referring to the “keep it simple girls, don’t go any trouble but produce something funny and meaningful for under a tenner ” gift!! This is a type of activity or […]

Seasonal Hen Party Ideas

Seasonal Hen Party Ideas

Using the seasons to plan a hen party can be a massive help when it comes to choosing the right hen party activities and hen do ideas. Weddings have become year round events, no longer the preserve of the sunnier months. With that come hens for all seasons and plenty of alternative ideas when it comes […]

Dublin Fashion Hen Party

Dublin Fashion Hen Party

Bridesmaids, have you got a fashionista bride-to-be that’s head over heels in love with all things stylish? Well we’ve got a hen party that’s not on the high street. Forget Paris, New York and Milan and hit the cosmopolitan streets of Dublin’s fair city, the home of too many chic secrets to mention. We’ve lined […]

Kitchen Hen Party and Games

Kitchen Hen Party and Games

Our fabulous blogger Noelle tells us exactly what a Kitchen Party is and why it’s the perfect alternative hen party celebration for friends and family of all ages! As the eldest girl in our family when I got married a couple of years ago I was breaking new ground in hen planning. Neither my mother […]

Mums and Hen Parties

Mums and Hen Parties

Introducing our new blogger, Jen! Just a few lines about myself, my name’s Jen and I’m living in Dublin. I’m currently planning my own wedding later this year and loving every bit of it! I could certainly do this all day every day. So to say I am delighted to be involved with thehenplanner.com is an understatement. I’m looking forward to sharing […]

Festival Hen Party? Yes!

Festival Hen Party? Yes!
// I love festival. Festival feeling, festival fashion and festival fun. Festivals are such a happy time. Everyone at a festival has switched off from the real world and is the most relaxed they have been in a long time. I recently got engaged and all I can think about is a festival wedding. Unfortunately [...]

5 Reasons to do a Vintage Photoshoot

5 Reasons to do a Vintage Photoshoot

The fabulous Natalie from Boudoir Girls in Galway knows a thing or two about hen parties and even more about photo shoots. Read on for 5 reasons why a vintage hen party photoshoot is a great hen party idea! 1. It was the era where all bodies were “Good Bodies” There was no body shaming of […]

Hen Party Activity : Makeup Masterclass

Hen Party Activity : Makeup Masterclass

The Christmas season is already starting to catch up with our faces and skin here at The Hen Planner HQ. Our attempt at being good and saving has been thrown out the window with our reignited love for makeup and hiding our tired faces during the festivities. Last night I attended a makeup masterclass in […]

Hen Party DIY : Flower Crowns

Hen Party DIY : Flower Crowns

Our love for beautiful flower crowns is never ending. We would wear them every day if we could! They work perfectly for hen night accessories and we love it as a hen party activity idea. We also have a love for DIY and going the extra mile with hen party planning. Anyone who has planned […]

Tea Party Ideas

Tea Party Ideas

Oh So Sweet Occasions share our  passion for all things vintage, sweet and girlie. They love a fabulous vintage tea party with lots of cake and chats.  Offering a mobile tea party service, they provide tea parties around Waterford City and County, Cork City and East Cork, Kilkenny and some parts of Wexford for just €20pp. If your […]

Creative London Hen Party Idea

Creative London Hen Party Idea

When Laura Felicity Designs first came to  me to tell me more about her hen party workshops, I didn’t really know what to think. Why would anyone want to do lino or screen printing for their hen party? What even is lino printing? Screen printing? I didn’t even know what they were to be honest. […]

Dublin Tapas Trail

Dublin Tapas Trail

We recently added a new business, The Tapas Trail (a new Dublin food tour) to our directory. We like to try out businesses where we can before including them to ensure that they’re the right fit for you ladies and your fabulous hen parties. I can tell you, that this is one experience I HIGHLY […]

Downton Abbey Hen Party

Downton Abbey Hen Party

Earlier this year we helped Niamh organise a hen party for her Downton obsessed bestie! Here are some details on their gorgeous and fun hen do. Friday. Arrived in Mullingar and got to hotel round 6.30pm. Checked in to a lovely 4* hotel and were greeted by very friendly and helpful hotel staff.  We then had dinner […]

We love Glamhatters

We love Glamhatters

Ever since we came across Janie Lawson of Glamhatters recently, we have been a little  obsessed with her gorgeous hair pieces. Janie originally studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins School of Art, and then went on to study millinery at Kensington & Chelsea College and Morley College in London. She has exhibited on numerous occasions at […]

How to hen party like a fashion blogger

How to hen party like a fashion blogger

We were doing my usual Instagram surfing and spotted that Erika Fox of Retro Flame, one of Ireland’s leading fashion bloggers was heading to a hen party in Kinsale, Co Cork.  It turned out that this wasn’t just any hen party… The hen party was for Nessa Cotter of the Life’s Lust Haves blog, a […]

Downton Abbey Hen Party

Downton Abbey Hen Party

For all you Downton Abbey fans, we are excited and delighted to bring you this unique hen party experience.   This Downton Abbey Hen Party activity is a fun mix of downstairs busyness and mischief, and upstairs posh and naughtiness. To kick it off, everyone dresses as servants to do some of the household “chores”. Don’t […]

Mrs Doyle Hen Party

Mrs Doyle Hen Party

2014 hen parties have just kicked off and the hottest theme  in Ireland right now is taking on the ultimate house host and ‘glamorous’ woman herself, Mrs Doyle from Father Ted. Read on to find out more. Go on go on go on go on. From tea parties to lovely girls competitions, ladies are dropping […]

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