How to Decide Which Hen Party Activities?

Undeniably the most exciting decision to make when planning the last blowout is picking the hen party activities themselves.

However, the amount of options available for experiences can also get a little bit overwhelming – and this is why a hen party organiser is so useful! Above all else, the hen weekend is all about making your bride to be happy and filling the time with unfor­get­table memories that she’ll carry into married life.

Memorable Hen Weekends

Creating Memorable Hen Weekends

Either just before or straight after you’ve browsed through the hen party locations on offer and made your final decision, it’s time for the juicy bit – picking some experiences!

Planning an adrenaline-fuelled excursion can be all well and good, but if the mother of the bride is scared of heights and hates getting her hair wet, your hen will miss out on the opportunity to celebrate with her mother!

Trying to decide on the masses of hen party activities available can get a little tricky, but we’ve come up experiences for everyone. Think classics, non traditional hen party ideas and everything in between!

We also know how difficult it is to find hen party ideas for mixed ages (especially if you're inviting your mum), and hen party ideas for older brides that you will actually enjoy.

Trending Top 10 Hen Do Activities

1. Cocktail Making Hen Party

Mix & muddle your own tasty cocktails using expert equipment, plus a few cheeky drinks & games in-between.

2. Smartphone Hen Treasure Hunt

Work together completing funny challenges, quiz questions and tasks!

3. Life Drawing Parties

A cheeky addition to any celeb­ra­tions, show off your best drawing skills as you sketch a nude male model who will get into several poses before your very eyes!

4. Dance Hen Parties

With over 40+ different hen themse to choose from, there is something for everyone.

5. Goofy Games

Energetic and hilarious, the goofy games is a series of silly, inflatables challenges that you girls will compete through will loads of laughs in between.

6. Old School Sports Day

Play 8 classic games including space hoppers, sack race, egg & spoon.

7. Dreamboys Show

A classic hen do staple, watch some hunks get their kit off with a meet & greet at the end of the strip show!

8. Pizza Making

Make your own meal for the evening with a pizza making class. Toss dough & use traditional pizza ovens in a tradition Italian restaurant.

9. Afternoon Tease

A dainty afternoon tea is a classic hen weekend staple, but why not add a cheeky spin on your meal with a sexy butler to serve your food and drink.

10. GlowSports

Add a bit of energy to the celebrations with this funky and sporty experience. All your equipment will glow for a super fun effect!

Alternative Hen Do Ideas

What Alternative Hen Do Ideas are there?

There are a lot of tried and tested ever-popular hen activities which will always create magical memories. But if your looking for some unique hen weekend ideas then we have you covered.  Goofy games, escape rooms, prosecco bike, quidditch, private chefs, naked chocolatier are just a few alternative activities we can offer

What If Your Hen Party is a Smaller Group?

Just because your a small hen group doesn't mean you can't have huge fun! We cater for large and small groups with a range of activities to suit all types. You can always look at our low key hen party ideas if you do have a smaller group.

Check out our specific page which details 15 hen party ideas for small groups.

7 Tips for a Happy Hen Party Activity

The hen weekend is probably the most fun, light-hearted part of the whole wedding planning, so make sure you enjoy yourself!

Consider Everyone

The focal point of the hen weekend is your bride to be, but also consider her friends & family when choosing an activity (nothing too scary!)

Hen Party Location

Travelling might not be best for the bride to be, make sure she’s where she wants to be.

Choose Your Budget

You don’t want anyone stressing over money, this should be ironed out ASAP. There are hen party Ideas for small groups which can make it more affordable

Photo Finish

Memories are everything, so don’t forget to get some photo evidence of the whole thing happening.

A Week-Long Affair?

As well as budget, it’s important to know how long people are willing to none stop celebrate.

Hen Party Essentials

It’s the little things that matter most! Think hen do games, hen party favours & thoughtful extras.

Don’t Forget, Its Meant to be Fun!

The hen weekend is probably the most fun, light-hearted part of the whole wedding planning, so make sure you enjoy yourself!

Hen Party Packages with Hotels

Hen Party Package, Anyone?

To make things a little easier for yourself, just get the whole lot sorted in one go!

Hen party packages are the smoothest route when it comes to booking a hen do extra­vag­anza.­  Choose the date, accom­moda­tion, daytime & night activities then pay just one £40 deposit.

Available to book well in advance, more for your money and fully organised for you, the question is – what are you still doing reading this? Start building your own by choosing your hen party location!

What are the Best Cheap Hen Do Ideas?

Funktion Events doesn't do cheap! Its the Bride last night of freedom, believe me she doesn't want "cheap".

However there are great value fun hen party activities that wont break the bank out there.  Smartphone treasure hunts, cocktail making, afternoon tea's, dance classes and butler in the buff. Maybe create your own - see our free hen party games here!

Sophis­ticated Days & Party Nights

To create a successful hen weekend, you need to make sure both the hen day and hen night are filled with fun that your bride to be will love.

Hen Day

Probably the hardest part about making sure your daytime activities are organised is balance. Plan too little and you’ll have loads of time waiting around with nothing to do but plan too much and you’ll find yourself rushing around all flustered. From experience, we’d suggest no more than 3 hen party activities during the day to make sure you have time to breath in between.

See our best selling ideas here

The easiest way to organise a successful hen day is to simply plan around meal times! (Trust us on this). Fuel up in the morning before enjoying a fun experience, have a break for lunch and a few mimosas with an activity to follow before you sit down for your evening meal. Then if you’re feeling really daring, top the hen day off with an activity in the evening.

Hen Night

Everyone knows that the hen night is the pinnacle of hen party celebrations and done right it can create amazing memories for your budding bride to carry into married life. No matter what city you’re in, there’s a few steps you can take to make sure the hen night is a success. Firstly, do your research! Choose bars / clubs your hen will love, and then book a booth to secure your place for the evening.

See our hen do nightlife section for ideas

A booth usually comes with drinks to get the hen do toasts rolling, and from there you can boogie with a base to go back to. Another element we suggest is pre-ordering nightclub entry. There’s nothing worse than getting to a club and realising it’s no hen parties allowed! Get yourselves on guestlist to skip the queues and leave more time for celebrating.