Top 4 2017 Hen Party Trends

By: Carol

Top 4 2017 Hen Party Trends

Planning a hen party this year? Check out our Top 4 2017 Hen Party Trends and help make this a party to remember!

So you have been asked to host a hen party for your best friend or family member. Maybe you are thinking about planning your own hen party. As enjoyable as this process can be, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start. With so many destinations and packages to choose from, it can be daunting. Here at The Fancy Hen we have an inside look into the trends for hen parties this year. To help you create a fun, classy and memorable hen we have complied a list of trends that are expected from 2017 hen parties. Just to give you a little inspiration!

Classics remain at the top

Classic hen party activities have always been a favourite with groups. This will continue into 2017 also. Fun activities like cocktail making, vintage tea party, dance classes and cooking demonstrations will continue to be a big hit. These activities are popular because they will more than likely suit the interest of the group. They are fun activities that include all group members so no hen will be left out. Learn how to create some delicious and pretty cocktails, indulge in some tasty treats, bust a move or cook up a storm. What’s not to love?!

  • Our favourites include The Cork Dance Studio for dance classes. Whether you are a professional or beginner you will have an amazing time with all the girls. Learn some new moves while you dance along to classics from Beyonce, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Perfect to get you warmed up for the night ahead!

….but unique activities are close

Even though the classics will continue to be popular, unique activities are on the rise. Hen party groups are starting to look for something more unique and exciting to celebrate this special occasion. Packages such as glamping and murder mystery dinner are fab unique ideas. What a great way to create long lasting memories with all the girls! Glamping allows the group to enjoy the fun and tranquility of camping but in comfort. Murder mystery dinner injects some excitement into the evening with an activity that all the girls can get involved in. If you are looking for a traditional activity with a fun twist then a Hendricks Gin Tea Party is for you. The perfect send off for the bride-to-be!

  • Our favourites include the Hendricks Gin Tea Party at Busker Browns Bar in Galway. Located in the heart of Galways Latin Quarter, the bride-to-be and hens are sure to have a fab time creating tasty drinks here.

Classy all the way

Many brides and hens are steering away from the traditional style hen party and seeking a more classy party to celebrate. Brides want to swap their pink tutus and L plates for rosette badges and flower crowns. This is the same for hen party packages. Packages like afternoon tea and cookery demos will be very popular in 2017. These packages allow guests of all ages to celebrate this special occasion while having fun and spending time with loved ones. Brides now prefer to enjoy classy activities where they can have fun experiences with loved ones and look back at what an amazing time they had. Perfect!

  • Our favourites include the Killarney Plaza Hotel for some fab afternoon tea. Sit back and relax in the beautiful hotel surroundings as you indulge in some tasty treats. Get your fill before heading off to the bar or nightclub!

Home is where the heart is

Hen parties will be staying close to home in 2017. Opting for packages in Ireland means that guests don’t have to travel too far. They also have the opportunity to explore more of this beautiful country. Something that we unfortunately don’t get to do too often. With so many fab packages available all over Ireland, where else would you want to go?! Celebrate in your own city or town or escape for the weekend to another location.

  • Our favourites include Galway and Cork. Explore the charming streets of Galway while stopping off in some local bars for a drink. Cork has a great nightlife with tons of great activities to choose from also. You will be spoiled for choice. The perfect way to celebrate this special occasion!


So keep this list in mind when planning your hen party this year ladies. Don’t forget, if you need any help make sure to contact us on We love a good party!



If you are planning a classy hen party we are here to help. Get in touch and we will build you a fabulous hen party.


What Others Say

Thanks we had a great weekend. Activity was great fun along and food was lovely in the restaurant.

- Helen O’Keeffe, Galway Hen Party

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