How to Choose the Best Hen Party Activities?
Undeniably the most exciting decision to make when planning the last blowout is picking the hen do activities themselves.
However, the number of options available for hens can also get a little bit overwhelming – and this is why a hen party organiser is so useful! Above all else, the hen do activities in 2021 are all about making your bride to be happy and filling the time with unforgettable memories that she’ll carry into married life.
Whether you want one individual experience or one of our pre-made hen party packages, we’re here to help from start to finish.
Popular Hen Do Activities
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!
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!
With over 40+ different themes to choose from, there is something for everyone.
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.
Play 8 classic games including space hoppers, sack race, egg & spoon. Of all the hen do activities, this is one of the most popular year on year.
A classic celebratory staple, watch some hunks get their kit off with a meet & greet at the end of the strip show!
Make your own meal for the evening with a pizza making class. Toss dough & use traditional pizza ovens in a tradition Italian restaurant.
A dainty afternoon tea is a classic party staple with a group of girls, but why not add a cheeky spin on your meal with a sexy butler to serve your food and drink.
Add a bit of energy to the celebrations with this funky and sporty experience. All your equipment will glow for a super fun effect!
Can Hen Do Activities be Socially distanced?
In the midst of these crazy pandemic times, this question is on everyone’s mind. We have plenty of existing hen party activities that are safe to social distance. However, we’ve worked throughout 2020 to adapt some activities and make them fit for this new world.
Our events managers are always up to date with what hen packages are viable and happy to help your girl gang celebrate properly.
What are the Best Cheap Hen Party Activities?
We wouldn’t claim any of our hen party activities or packages are “cheap”, as this implies a lower quality. There are plenty of ideas that will suit every budget and include all your brides loved ones without breaking the bank.
You can book just one of our fabulous activities or stack a couple over a weekend depending on the cost. Read our hen party handbook available with planning freebies and games to save some time and money!
We also have a page with hen party ideas for small groups which are budget friendly.
7 Tips for Picking the Perfect Hen Activity
1. Suit the Bride – See the hen do event through your bride to be’s eyes, what she would love and treasure for years to come.
2. Memento – An experience that generates a keepsake is one of the best ways to remember the event fondly.
3. Budget – Do all those pesky calculations early on and stick to a budget to avoid upset and disappoint amongst the guests.
4. Location – We suggest choosing your location before the activity, as not all experiences are available everywhere. First question – UK or Abroad? See the best hen do locations.
5. Get Boozy – If your budding bride loves a bit of tipple, find an activity to suit her. A cocktail making class maybe?
6. Evidence – Make sure to take a least a few snaps of the hen party so you have the memories to look back on.
7. Assistance – Don’t take the stress alone, if you can’t find the right ideas ask our experienced event managers.
Can Hen Activities take place in Cottages, Hen Houses & Apartments?
In recent years, mobile hen party activities have become so popular with groups. We can see the appeal as it’s more private, provides a weekend getaway and has a lot of options.
Hen activities can easily be slotted into a hen house hire or at a home affair. Ideas such as mobile cocktail making is are prime example of why brides to be love to celebrate in their own space.
What about planning a festival themed hen party at the hen house.
Sophisticated Days & Party Nights
To create a successful weekend, you need to make sure both the hen day and hen night are filled with fun experiences that your bride to be will love. Whether you're choosing classy hen do destinations abroad or party cities like Newcastle, below is some inspiration.
Hen Daytime Activities
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 three hen party activities during the day to make sure you have time to breath in between. Try and get one unusual hen party activity mixed with some more traditional ones.
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.
If you'd rather a classy experience with the ladies, we have hen party ideas for older brides too.
Hen Night Activities
Everyone knows that the evening is the pinnacle of the hen celebrations and done right it can create amazing memories. No matter what city you’re in, there’s a few steps you can take to make sure the night is a success. What about a virtual race night with the girls?
Firstly, do your research! Choose bars or clubs your whole group will enjoy, and then book a booth to secure your place for the evening.
A booth usually comes with drinks to get the evening 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 the guestlist to skip the queues and leave more time for celebrating. See our naughty hen party ideas available at the evening.
What’s a Hen Party Package?
A hen party package is everything you need for an unforgettable celebration. You will be booking the whole weekend through one agent like us for example. Which means all the organising and payments go through us which makes the weekend a lot less stressful for you all.
Usually a hen party package includes:
- Choosing your destination
- Picking your accommodation
- Selecting the activities
- Planning the night out
- Booking your food
- Organising the payments
The best part about hen party packages are that you can choose how many of the things listed above that you want to include in your celebration. Usually activities and accommodation are the most popular to book together.
Advantages and Disadvantages to Booking a Package Hen Do
Advantages of Hen Weekend Packages
Less Hassle – Everything for your booking is all in one place with one business so you don’t have to spend time and effort organising each thing separate.
Simplicity – We have my events area which means everyone in the celebration can log on themselves and pay with ease. And you can keep track of it all too.
Experience – Booking hen weekend packages with companies like us means you can enjoy a tailor-made package with plenty of advice and insight from the event planners.
ABTA Protection – Like many other businesses, we are fully ABTA protected which means you will have financial protection if something goes wrong with your booking.
Disadvantages of Hen Weekend Packages
The Cost – Sometimes full hen party packages can be a little more expensive but if you are booking with a company you won’t have as much stress and work that you have to deal with. So paying that little extra may be worth it in the long run.
Choices – Booking a package with a hen party company might mean that your choices are limited. Although with Funktion Events we have set packages and the chance for you to create your own.
All or Nothing – Although it is handy to have everything that you’ve booked for the celebration all in one place there is a risk if the worst happens and the company goes bust. You could lose your whole booking. But we are ABTA protected so you will be protected against this kind of issue.