Top 7 Hen Party Activities

By: Carol

Top 7 Hen Party Activities

Are you in charge of planning the next hen party? Make the festivities even more fun with a hen party activity. To help you decide which one to pick, we have selected our Top 7 Hen Party Activities below.

Planning a hen party can be a stressful time. You have to plan a day or weekend filled with fun activities, yummy food and drinks that a group of fancy hens will enjoy. All the while making sure that the bride-to-be is happy. Not always that easy! But that’s where we come in ladies 😉 If you are starting to plan the hen party or are in the middle of planning it for yourself or a loved one, let us help. Check out our list of the most fun and popular hen party activities around.

Cocktail Making

Our most popular hen party activity has to be cocktail making. This is a popular one because it is enjoyable, simple to do and of course you get a few pre-drinks in 😉 What hen will say no to that?! Electric in Cork city is a plush setting for your cocktail making class. You will get the chance to create and try some funky and delicious cocktails. What a treat! The Lane Club in Mullingar is another fab and newly renovated location to enjoy this activity. When you arrive at the venue you will be greeted by your very own bar man who will teach you everything you need to know about cocktail making. All you need to do is decide what cocktails you would like to make! Do you love a tasty Mojito? Are you more of a Cosmo girl? Maybe you would prefer something strong like an Old Fashioned? Whatever it is, get your requests in and watch the master at work. When you have learned the tricks of the trade, it’s your turn! Whip up your cocktail of choice and have a taste. We are sure it will be delicious!


Hendricks Gin Tea Party

Looking for a hen party activity that is a little more unique? Why not try our Hendricks Gin Tea Party? The Hendricks Gin Tea Party in Galway is always a hit with hen parties. Enjoy the sophisticated yet quirky surroundings of Busker Browns in Galway while you enjoy this activity. This activity is full of class of sophistication with a bit of cheeky fun! Try some delicious Hendricks Gin served in stunning vintage style tea cups and tea pots. As well as a tasty drink you will get the chance to sample some lovely afternoon tea style treats. Get your fill of sandwiches, cupcakes and macarons while you sip on your gin. How classy! 😉 Of course there will be some non alcoholic options for the non drinkers too. This activity is a truly unique experience. You will have your own beautiful area where you can celebrate this special occasion with the girls.



Does the bride-to-be fancy herself as the next Beyonce? Is she tone deaf? Well we have the activity just for her! Karaoke is a fool proof activity that everyone will love. The Mardyke in Cork offer a private area where you and the group can have tons of fun! When you arrive you will be escorted to your very own karaoke booth where you can sing to your hearts content. And avoid bursting ear drums in public…. Let your hair down and sing along to classics like ‘Girls Just Wana Have Fun” and “Crazy In Love”. Whether you can sing or not, this is sure to be a hit for the hen party. Just wait and see ladies, after a few glasses of bubbly everyone will want a turn!

Close-up of beautiful female friends with microphone singing karaoke in nightclub. Horizontal shot.

Make Up Class

Are you after a bit of pampering for the hen party? Then our make up class is the activity for you. Get your make up done for the night ahead and learn a few tips along the way. will have you dolled up and ready for the night ahead! Meet your professional make up artist on arrival who will take you into a private room for you and all the girls. This is a real treat for the hens. Tell the make up artist what kind of look you are going for on the night and watch her do her magic. While she does your make up she will give you some useful tips that you can use again. Handy! Feel free to ask her any beauty questions you may have throughout the class. You will walk out of there feeling like a million dollars ladies!


Paint A Nude

Paint a nude is another very popular hen party activity ladies. Watch the hens blush as your model for the day walks in. But don’t get shy now! It’s time to get creative! will provide all the equipment and all the fun you need for this activity! After a few tips from the artist you will get the chance to draw the model for yourself. Make sure you don’t skimp over any body parts now ladies 😉 This activity is a great way to encourage the hens to let their hair down and have fun. Even the most classy hen will enjoy it, we promise! You might even find a hidden talent!


Spa Day

To really spoil the bride-to-be, check out our fab spa day activities. Arrive at the spa with your hens and get ready to relax. When you arrive you will get the chance to look at the beautiful treatments on offer. Take your pick from massages, mani pedis or facials. The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel will have you and the hens looking and feeling fantastic! Before your treatment you can sit back and chill out in the relaxation room. Here you will be given refreshments and treats to nibble on. When it’s time for your treatment you will be taken into your own room. Allow yourself to relax as the specialist looks after you. When you are finished, take a dip in the swimming pool or hot tub after a visit to the steam room. We feel relaxed already…….


Pole Dancing

Pole dancing – don’t knock it till you try it ladies! There is a reason that this was one of the most popular hen party activities this year. Throw on some comfy clothes and head down to the studio where you will meet your instructor. Then it’s time to limber up and get ready to learn some moves on the pole. As most hens will not have tried pole dancing before this is sure to be a great afternoon. As they say, try something new everyday 🙂 After the instructor has taken you through your paces it is time to perform. Make sure you have fun with this activity and don’t take it too seriously. It’s all about fun! You may even pick up some new moves for the night ahead 😉


There you have it ladies! Keep this list in mind when planning your next hen party to make it one hell of a night! You can also check out our full range of fab activities here.



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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