Classy Hens Night Ideas

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It’s so hard knowing what to do and where to go on a hen night – there can be a huge variety of activities and it’s impossible to do them all. But the key thing is to make sure the hen night suits the hen! If the bride is a classy kind of lady, you’ll need some classy hens night ideas for her – she might not be too impressed with strippers and willy-shaped confetti. So, what are the most classy hens party ideas?

Cultural hen party

A bit of culture always goes down well. One hen party I went to was for a bride who was a massive fan of Diana Ross. The V&A happened to have an exhibition on, all about the Supremes, so we went there before having afternoon tea in a hotel in Kensington. The hen didn’t drink, so we needed to do something that didn’t involve too much alcohol. Of course, there was the chance for the rest of us to have a glass of champagne with our afternoon tea!

Hen night themes

A theme can really help make a hen party feel that bit classier. For the V&A party, we all dressed in 50s prom dresses (not quite the right era, but we just felt like it!) – we looked cool and prom dresses are just the right length for paddling in the fountains when it gets  a bit hot! Of course, the paddling isn’t strictly necessary…

Or how about a 1920s theme?  Flapper dresses are flattering and fun at the same time, and you can theme activities around it – how about going to a speakeasy bar or doing a Charleston class? If one of the bridesmaids is a crafty type, they can make 20s- style headbands for everyone to wear , even if they don’t want to dress up completely.

Luxury hen week end

Another idea for a classy hens party is a luxury weekend away in a cottage somewhere. You can rent converted barns in the countryside, which often have their own Jacuzzi, and settle in with a few bottles of wine and a lot of food.  One cottage I went to had enough space for almost 20 hens and a massive dining table we could all sit around for meals. We took turns in cooking for everyone, drank a lot of wine and chilled out in the hot tub. It was snowing that weekend, but that only made it better – there’s something awesome about sitting in a hot tub in the snow, with a glass of champagne. The only problem is getting out again!

Out on the town

Of course, there’s also the option of hitting the town with all your hens in tow.  You can go to a posh cocktail bar, with everyone dressed to kill and then onto an exclusive nightclub. Or everyone can go out for a nice meal together – check on the internet first for some money-off vouchers! Tapas can be a great hen party meal – everyone orders a few small dishes and then shares them all. It can be a good way to get people talking to each other and bonding ready ahead of a night of dancing.

Sunday lunch

Then there’s the recovery lunch. After a Saturday night of partying, why not summon your hens together one last time for a nice Sunday lunch? You can find a country pub or a nice restaurant and everyone can enjoy chatting over the weekend’s events while nursing hangovers. It’s a nice way to round off the hen party and for everyone to recover together.

So, if you’re looking for a hens party which isn’t the typical raucous night out, try some of our classy hens party ideas! Eat good food, drink fine wine, enjoy each other’s company…and make it a classy hen night to remember.

About the author

Hiya. I’m Gaynor – Hen Party planner extraordinaire.

A few years ago my best mate Sally asked me to be her bridesmaid. With that came the responsibility of organising the Hen Do which was an exciting but slightly daunting prospect. I had a reputation as a bit of a party girl so the expectations were high. The challenge was the budget – there wasn’t one! But with a bit of improvisation and a lot of imagination I managed to pull it off.

The success of the night was mainly due to the unique and fun Hen Party Games I’d organised to get everyone interacting and laughing. On this site I’ll share some of the best ones I’ve discovered over the years.

Enjoy x

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