Category Archives: Ireland Hen Party

Ideas and inspiration for your hen party in Ireland from activities to hen do themes to hen night accommodation and much more. Vintage, alternative, unique, fun and classy.

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 […]

Lockdown hen party ideas… (thanks Corona)

Coronavirus Hen Party Ideas

To paraphrase Lenin, ‘There are decades when nothing happens and there are weeks when decades happen.’ These are extraordinary times and right now if feels like we’re living in an episode of Black Mirror. We’re not going to give any advice on what we should all be doing – we’ll leave that to the experts. […]

6 of Dublin’s Best Rooftop Bars

best dublin rooftop bars

Dublin has endless options when it comes to pubs, bars and clubs. There is definitely no shortage! That said, some occasions (like when you’re throwing the best hen party ever) require that EXTRA special venue and setting. There’s nothing quite like a rooftop setting with amazing bubbles, a long cocktail menu and the best views […]

13 Amazing Ireland & Dublin Hen Party Accommodation Ideas

amazing hen party houses in ireland

Originally, this post was strictly about Dublin hen party accommodation.  Then we did some research and expanded this to entire Emerald Isle (Ireland!) Turn your hen into the ultimate house party by renting out a gorgeous gaff for the weekend! Getting the bride tribe together in a big house creates a lovely chilled vibe and […]

16 Amazing Dublin Hen Party Ideas

Dublin Hen Party

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 […]

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 […]

Insta-Glam! Dublin’s Most Stylish Venues for hen party dinners, drinks and bottomless brunches!

Insta-Glam! Dublin’s Most Stylish Venues for hen party dinners, drinks and bottomless brunches!

Looking for the most PERFECT place for your hen squad to eat, drink and catch amazing photos around Dublin? From old favourites to new kids on the block, our Dublin hen party hotlist has you covered. You’ll find all the best drinks and the coolest vibes in the city’s most insta glam locations. We have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hippy Hen Party, A Completely Unique Zen Hen Weekend in Ireland

Hippy Hen Party, A Completely Unique Zen Hen Weekend in Ireland

Our lovely Etain was at a very alternative, untraditional and zen hen party last week. If you’re planning for a bride who has been there and done that, this unique hen party idea will give you tonnes of inspiration. Read on for more on Hippy Hen Party, A Completely Unique Hen Weekend in Ireland… Having […]

Hen party in Ireland. Where to go?!

Hen party in Ireland. Where to go?!

Ireland is packed with perfect hen party destinations. And whether you want to be the only hen in the village or surrounded by gaggles of girls and guys on their final fling before the ring, there is something for everyone. We’ve picked our top hen party locations across the country to get you on the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Festival Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Festival Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Looking for hen party ideas for a music loving bride? A festival themed hen party is one of our favourite ideas for this. You can combine all the best aspects of outdoor festival fun with friends and the hen party twists. If you want to bypass the less enticing elements of portaloos, warm pints and […]

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, […]

Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny Hen Party Ideas

Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny Hen Party Ideas

Wondering where to base your hen party in Ireland? Thirty-two counties is a whole lot to handle when it comes to researching the big event, so we’ve shortlisted three cool locations full of eastern promise to tempt all you planners. Think spa getaways, tea party treats, movies, popcorn and whole lot of prosecco!  Read on […]

Claire’s Cork Hen Party

Claire's Cork Hen Party

Hi ladies, I’ve never formally introduced myself to you on The Hen Planner and now it’s well over due… So, HI! I’m Claire. That’s me facing the camera in the photo. I’m from Cork and live in Dublin. I lived in London for 7 years before moving to Dublin a few years ago. I’m a total product junkie […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Perfect Boho Hen Party

The Perfect Boho Hen Party

Creating a modern boho look is a nice and easy alternative for your hen party. It’s the perfect style for a laid back summer hen party whether you’re heading to a festival or on a glamping hen weekend. Natalie from Boudoir Girls shares 5 tips on how to pull together this look.   Colours Boho […]

World Macaron Day

World Macaron Day

Attention macaron lovers! World Macaron Day is coming to Dublin and The Natural Bakery are getting involved… This 20th of March, the Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day will be celebrated for the 10th time. Created in Paris by the world-known pastry chef Pierre Hermé, this day is a celebration of the delicious and colourful macaron. Cities such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rosanna Davison Hen Party in Castle Leslie

Rosanna Davison Hen Party in Castle Leslie

We’ve been busy stalking the beautiful Irish model, Miss Rosanna Davison’s hen party on Instagram. A true Hen Planner style hen party, we are loving these stunning and stylish photos (from Rosanna’s instagram account). A perfect hen party in our books! Where? Castle Leslie. We have the fabulous Castle Leslie listed on our directory and […]

Makeover Hen Party Dublin

Makeover Hen Party Dublin

If you’re looking for a girlie and sophisticated hen party with a difference in Dublin, we really recommend this fabulous option. Where you’ll stay? The Beacon is a fabulous boutique hotel in just outside Dublin city.   What’s the activity The activity is a makeover and photoshoot experience. Treat all the girls to professional makeup […]

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 […]