Unique Hen Party Ideas

By: claire

Unique hen party ideas are always on the mind of the chief bridesmaid. The responsibility (and the fun) of organising the hen party falls to you! Naturally you want to make it THE BEST HEN PARTY EVER. But, also create a memorable experience that is bespoke and unique for the bride to be! A tough task you may think but worry not chief bridesmaids here at TheFancyHen.ie HQ we have been brainstorming to bring you what we think are some stylish and unique hen party ideas!!

So, first things first, when organising the hen party location is key. You can really set the scene for an amazing night/weekend by choosing the right hen party destination for your group. Whether you choose to stay closer to home or splash out on a weekend abroad there are plenty of options available. Spain is always a popular choice when going abroad and is a great location for a hen party. But, instead of sticking to the more popular resorts of Marbella or Benidorm why not look towards cities such as Madrid or our favourite Seville!! Now we like the sound of these unique hen party ideas. Both are stunning cities with incredible nightlife, great café culture and of course fantastic shopping. They offer something a little different for the hen party group that likes to spread their wings a bit!! If you choose to stay at home there are plenty of options for groups looking for a unique location. Instead of opting for the usual hotel in town you could book a lovely retreat in the countryside and opt for a spa break. Or, hire a country house and be lady of the manor for the weekend. If you like the idea of self catering but don’t want to sacrifice your home comforts then a Glamping weekend is a great option. Glamping is guaranteed to keep even the fussiest guest happy and a great unique experience! Some great Glamping locations in Ireland are Pod Umna Village in Galway or Boutique Glamping in Co. Westmeath. Now these really do deserve to be on our unique hen party ideas list!

Next on the unique hen party ideas list is activities and there is a plethora of hen party activities available. In this instance where you are looking for a unique experience you should keep the bride to be and her preferences in mind! After all rock climbing can be a unique activity for a hen party but not if the bride to be is terrified of heights!! A roller disco is a great choice for groups who like a little throwback with some great classic hits. If your group is a creative bunch of gals then a millinery class is great fun and you leave the class with your creation! If its food that gets the creative juices flowing then a cookery class/demo or chocolate making class is just the ticket! Or if your group just likes to chat and relax then why not opt for a vintage style afternoon tea? For the girls that love the outdoors and a big dose of adrenalin then an adventure style activity is the way to go. Zorbing is unbelievable fun and is a unique activity which is perfect for those that like to live on the edge!! If you like to keep your feet on solid ground and your hair and makeup intact then we recommend a burlesque dance class. Here you could pick up a few new moves! Or why not opt for a photo shoot. It’s not something every bride would be expecting to do, so will be a lovely surprise. She will always have the photos as a memory of her day with her best friends and family!

We firmly believe that adding in a few extra little touches and nice ideas to the day will make it extra memorable for the bride. This is what will make her party a truly unique experience. After all every bride is different and tailoring the weekend to suit her is what it’s all about! If the bride to be likes to be wined and dined then she will appreciate a nice champagne lunch. You don’t have to spend a fortune, just glasses and a few bottles of bubbly in the garden of your accommodation or even the room of your hotel will do the trick. And this is the perfect time to play a few hen party games or present the hen/memory book! Have with you a message from the groom to read to your BFF and oh yeah have the tissues handy!! You could also make a mini time capsule for the bride to be. Just fill a box with memorabilia of the day – a newspaper, photo of the group, menu from the restaurant etc. The bride can open it at some stage in the distant future!!!

So, to sum up, it’s easy to choose a great location and unique activities for the hen party. Keeping the bride to be in mind and adding in those special little extras are what will make the weekend a truly special and unique experience. So, that is our list of unique hen party ideas!

For more information on any of the locations and activities have a look at our business directory and for nice ideas and games check out our website www.thefancyhen.ie for more information!



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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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