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7 Hen Party Ideas for 2018

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. But all good weddings should be preceded by the ‘Best Weekend Ever!’.
The hen party is one of the most important bridal traditions, a chance for the bride-to-be’s closest friends and female relatives to send her off in style as she says goodbye to her single days. There are so many hen party ideas these days, but what’s going to be hot in 2018? Hen party specialists have the answers.

hen party ideas - hen fest


Have your own mini-music festival in the bride-to-be’s honour. “Welcome to Helen-fest!” You’ll have a glamping site at your disposal, along with gorgeous tents/tipis/cabins, a live band, hog roast, activities and more. It’s just like being at Glastonbury but so much more civilised (and a teeny bit smaller). Plus there’s less mud.

hen party ideas - harry potter

Harry Potter

Who didn’t love Harry Potter growing up? You can take the bride back to her childhood with a magical hen party, from making wizard cocktails to going behind the scenes at the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Tour. The perfect weekend for any true fan of the books and also a great fancy dress idea.

hen party ideas - self catering hen houses

Hen Houses

Self-catering hen houses are becoming increasingly popular. Rather than a stuffy hotel where you have to whisper late at night to avoid waking other guests you’ll have no such worries in your own hen house. All the hens under one roof, with modern kitchens, swimming pools, hot tubs and more. Your very own escape to the country.

hen party ideas - hire a prince


Ok, so we’ve all managed to get over the fact the Prince Harry, the world’s most eligible prince, has finally put a ring on Meghan Markle’s finger (It should have been me *sniff*). But you can still have your very own royal guest by hiring a prince look-a-like to join in games and serve drinks. can arrange a Prince Harry, Prince William or Prince Charming.

hen party ideas - friends


Monica, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Rachel and Ross, we still miss you. The funniest show of the 90’s… No, ever! Now you can bring the magic back with a trip to NYC. Visit that fountain, the apartment building, go shopping in Bloomingdales with a guide, visit a 50’s diner, plus Joey and Rachel style Hudson Bay sailing. Even if you’re on a break.

hen party ideas - dance

Dance, Dance, Dance

Dance classes are a perennial hen party favourite but in 2018 they’re set to go nineties as hen parties relive girl power and the rise of the girl group. Pick your favourite songs or bands or bring them all together in a mega medley, you can even put your moves into action with an impromptu performance at the wedding reception.

hen party ideas - afternoon tea

Tea Time

Nothing could be more splendidly refined than a spot of afternoon tea. Served in refined tea rooms with finger sandwiches, cakes, fresh scones with lashing of cream and jam. A perfectly delicious addition to any pre-wedding weekend celebration. “More tea Vicar?”


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  1. Cardiff Cruises

    June 22nd, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Excellent blog and your picture look so pretty.

  2. Newcastle Strippers

    March 28th, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for featuring the amazing weekend my bestie planned! It was amazing in so many ways, including all our awesome bachette swag!

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