The Ultimate List of Hen Party Ideas

Hen Party Ideas

We’ve collected all of the hen party ideas in one place so you can easily find the perfect hen weekend for you or your bride-to-be. 

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- Introduction

- How to plan your hen party ideas

- Hen party ideas by category


The amount of hen party ideas on the market in the UK and Europe can seem overwhelming. To help, we’ve pulled together a complete list of hen do ideas to make your organising job a whole lot easier. Build the perfect event for your budding bride with the perfect location, accommodation and activities! 

How to Plan Your Hen Party Ideas

Scroll down to find the ultimate list of hen party ideas, but before you get into the categories we have some steps to make sure the party runs smoothly. 

1. Meet with the bride herself to get her initial favourite hen do ideas so you have a good idea of where to start – and what not to book! 

2. Get together with the bridal party to discuss roles, respon­sibi­lities and gather their hen party ideas too. This will make your job a bit easier and avoid any conflicts later. 

3. Decide on the overall theme of the hen do. Will it be glitz and glam? A luxury weekend? Are you going overseas or a classic hen night out? Agree on a type of hen party idea to help you narrow down your options 

4. Chat to the bride and sort out the guest list so you can ask the invitees about the proposed date and budget options per person. An anonymous poll to decide the budget is a good idea so people don’t feel too pressured! 

Hen Ideas by Category

Budget Friendly Ideas 

1. If you’re working with a tight budget, there are plenty of cheap hen party ideas that don’t skimp on quality to create a memorable last night of freedom without any money stresses. 

2. DIY Cocktail Making – Host your own cocktail making at home with the ingredients, DIY decorations and some nibbles from the supermarket that can be made fancy. 

3. A reasonably priced restaurant meal with a few shared bottles of wine and some table decorations 

4. Charity shop crawl! 

5. Host a karaoke night at home 

6. A cupcake decorating party with prizes for the winner 

7. Play a game of rounders at your local park followed be a scenic picnic 

8. Have an afternoon tea in your home or garden 

9. Host a games night including a variety of hilarious hen party games 

10. Hire a projector and a hot tub and host a fancy movie night at home complete with popcorn and cocktails 

11. Hike a beautiful scenic route and end with a few glasses of prosecco to toast to the bride 

Luxury Ideas 

12. If your group has a bit more money to spend on a showstopping event, there are plenty of luxe hen party ideas to make you feel like a queen for the day. 

13. Luxe spa day in the UK or abroad 

14. Hire a hen party house with a hot tub and some mobile activities throughout the weekend 

15. Rent a boat or yacht for a party cruise 

16. Book a penthouse suite for the girls with rooftop views 

17. Travel abroad and hire a villa for a full weekend of partying 

18. Hire your own chef and bartender to wait on you like queens 

19. Hire out the bride's favourite bar or restaurant for the evening with signature cocktails 

20. Rent your own castle for the weekend 

21. Hire a beach house with stunning views 

Charity Hen Do Ideas 

22. Do a good deed whilst also celebrating the upcoming nuptials with hen do ideas that tie in charity like making a craft to donate or raising money for a good cause. 

23. Turn your hen do into a fundraising event and raise money for a charity close to the couple’s heart 

24. Organise a fun run, dress up in pink and raise money whilst getting fit 

25. Enjoy a crafty workshop and donate the projects you make like knitwear or pottery to a good cause 

26. Get your swimwear on and participate in a beach clear up 

27. Head to a car boot sale with some bubbly and stuff you want to clear out 

28. Spend the day planting trees in your local park 

29. Host an afternoon tea at a local care home as a good deed 

30. Host your own charity (and boozy if you wish) bingo night 

31. Have a big sort out of clothes and other trinkets and donate to your local charity shop 

32. Have a garage sale!  

Nighttime & Party Ideas 

The most traditional hen party is a last night of freedom, complete with fun and boozy nightlife hen do ideas that usually ends with a kebab on the way home. 

Hen Party Ideas - Nighttime and Party Ideas

33. A reserved area in your bride’s favourite bar or nightclub 

34. Cocktail making class 

35. Hire a venue for a private party 

36. Bar or pub crawl! 

37. A cheeky male strip show 

38. Rock out at a concert of your favourite artists 

39. A drag show 

40. Hen party bingo on your night out 

41. Pub quiz night 

42. Hire a stripper 

43. Your own festival in the garden 

44. Ghost tour for any Halloween lovers! 

45. VIP bottles, shots and drinks to celebrate the occasion 

Hen Party at Home Ideas

More and more hen parties are choosing to hire a hen party house or stay at home, and this means there’s a ton of mobile hen party activities or DIY activities at home you can incorporate into the celebrations.

46. Craft workshop at home

47. A DIY Pamper day without having to leave the house

48. 24-hour movie marathon

49. Mobile cocktail making session

50. Hire a chef or bartender to serve you at home

51. Hen festival just for you and the girls!

52. Hen party games night 

53. Host a themed party like space disco, pretty in pink or dress up as the groom! 

54. A girls and pets night with your favourite furry friends 

Relaxed Ideas 

Amidst all the wedding planning, take the weight off your feet for a day or weekend with these rejuvenating hen do ideas that will have you glowing from the inside and out.  

55. A gorgeous picnic in a park or even on the beach 

56. A chilled yoga class to start the celebrations 

57. Hire a glamping pod or yurt 

58. Host an epic BBQ with your brides favourite foods 

59. A mini road trip with an epic playlist 

60. SUP or body boarding at a local lake 

61. Give each other manicures and pedicures! 

62. An outdoor movie night with a hired projector, blankets and snacks 

63. Hire a canal boat for the day 

Pamper Party Ideas 

Feel like a princess with our collection of hen ideas that include a day of pampering for you in the girls, whether that be beauty or wellness. 

64. Of course...a spa day! 

65. Full self-care night or weekend with the girls 

66. Perfume making class 

67. Skincare making workshop 

68. Rent a salon out for the day 

69. Shopping spree day 

70. Have a baking day

71. A sophisticated afternoon tea

72. Make your own mocktails

Crafty Hen Party Ideas 

Get creative in honour of the bride’s big day and craft a special gift for yourself or someone else with expert-led crafty workshops. 

73. Flower crown making 

74. Knicker making for a cheeky option 

75. Fascinator making 

76. Book a bunting making workshop and make the decorations for the upcoming wedding 

77. Craft the centerpieces for the wedding for a personal touch to the day 

78. Jewellery making session 

79. A pottery painting or creating class 

80. A fun and cheeky life drawing experience 

81. Decorate your own cakes and crown the best 

82. Pimp that penis – design a ceramic penis ornament with paint and decorations! 

83. A body painting class where you paint a semi-naked life model 

Icebreaker Ideas 

If you’re bringing together a new group of ladies, the below list of hen party ideas is designed to help you effortlessly get to know each other so everyone can enjoy the partying ahead. 

Hen Party Ideas - Icebreaker Ideas

84. Who Am I game 

85. Hen party bingo cards to get to know each other 

86. Two truths and a lie as a unique way to learn fun facts about the hens 

87. Visit a comedy club 

88. Explore your local area with a fun treasure hunt 

89.A nostalgic old school sports day 

90. See how well the girls work together in an escape room experience 

91. Line dancing class 

92. Silent disco tour 

Foodie Ideas 

Who doesn’t love good food to mark a special occasion? Opt for a foodie-themed hen do idea that will fill your bellies as you toast to the budding bride. 

93. Pizza making session 

94. Have each guest bring a different themed food board for a hen do at home 

95. Book a 5-star restaurant 

96. A BBQ at the local park 

97. Colour-themed picnic 

98. A traditional cooking class 

99. A tapas making (and eating) workshop 

100. Host a cheese and wine night at your hen do home 

101. Hire a private chef 

102.Finger food and fizz party 

Boozy Hen Ideas

Swap the traditional night out on the town with a booze themed activity to get the party started, from cocktail making to wine tasting and everything in between. 

103. Cocktail making experience 

104. Gin workshop 

105. Go wine tasting 

106. Visit a vineyard 

107. Make your own beer at home 

108. Visit a whisky distillery 

109. Visit a drinks factory like the Guinnesss Factor or the Heineken Experience 

110. Treat yourself to a day out at the Cadbury’s Factory 

111. DIY cocktails and funny names 

112. Create a movie themed drinks menu 

113. Prosecco or beer bike around town 

114. Hire your own cocktail bartender 

Adrenaline Ideas 

If your bride-to-be is a known dare devil, consider organising one or a couple of high-octane experiences to get the blood pumping! 

Hen Party Ideas - Adrenaline Ideas

115. High Ropes Course 

116. Go Karting 

117. Quad Biking 

118. Kayaking 

119. Jet Skis – perfect for an abroad hen do idea 

120. A theme park like Alton Towers or Thorpe Park 

121. A water park, especially if you’re visiting somewhere like Tenerife of Majorca 

122. Zip lining 

123. Fly a plane 

124. Hot air balloon 

125. Skydiving for the dare devils! 

126. Bungee jumping 

127. Enjoy a rage room 

128. Inflatable assault course 

Virtual Ideas 

Remote hen do ideas are a great option if all the guests are scattered around the UK and the world, as it’s a cost-effective way to bring everyone together with a fun experience. 

129. A virtual pub quiz 

130. A remote movie night 

131. An online murder mystery 

132. A music quiz through Zoom 

133. Host a cooking competition 

134. Candle making 

135. Online comedy show 

136. Pyjama party 

Nerdy Ideas 

If your bride to be is an avid follower of a beloved fandom or just has a particular obsession for a film or game, incorporate this passion in her day with these nerdy hen do ideas. 

137. Have a LAN party 

138. Play a new multi-player game together 

139. A Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter movie marathon 

140. Visit a comic-con 

141. Cosplay karaoke 

142. Visit Disneyland! 

143. A reading marathon with snacks and your favourite books 

144. Head to an arcade games bar for retro gaming 

Outdoorsy Ideas 

There are plenty of hen party ideas for nature lovers who thrive under the sunshine, doing something adventurous or simply sleeping under the stars. 

145. A camping (a glamping) party 

146. A beautiful hike in the countryside 

147. Bike ride followed by a picnic 

148. Wine vineyard 

149. Visit a lido 

150. Visit the beach on a sunny day 

151. Take a ferry or boat trip 

152. Book a surfing lesson 

153. Buy some canvases and paint nature 

154. Go foraging and press flower petals 

155. Clay pigeon shooting 

Fitness & Wellness Ideas 

The hen weekend is all about your bride to be, and if her passions lie in keeping fit and healthy then she would greatly appreciate an experience that includes that.

Hen Party Ideas - Fitness and Wellness Ideas

156. Dance class 

157. Book a rejuvenating yoga class 

158. Make your own smoothies 

159. Host a healthy brunch to start the day 

160. Go for a fun run (maybe even for charity) 

161. Book facials for the girls 

162. Zorb mini games 

163. Enjoy a pole dancing class 

164. Book a pilates class 

165. A rock-climbing adventure, indoor or outdoor

Themed Hen Party Ideas 

Who doesn’t love a fun theme to make a party more memorable? Ask your bride or choose an eye-catching theme you know she’ll love and tell the guests to arrive in fancy dress, decorate the theme and even serve themed food and drinks! 

166. Disneyland 

167. Each hen is a different colour 

168. Burlesque including a themed dance class and photoshoot 

169. Dress as your past selves or the occupation you wanted to be when you grew up 

170. Dress up as the first letter of your name 

171. Dress as movie stars and decorate the hen party house like a film set 

 172. Host your own Oktoberfest with beer tasting and lederhosen 

173. Tropical island themed party to transport you to a holiday destination 

174. Christmas themed for any festive lovers! 

175. Hen-festival in your own back garden 

176. Harry Potter themed with wizards, witches and potions 

177. Black and white themed to match a traditional wedding 

178. Pretty in pink! 

179. Your bride's favourite musical like Chicago, The Greatest Showman or Les Miserables!

See our complete list of hen party themes for more inspiration!


With so many different hen party ideas, there truly is a perfect hen weekend for every bride-to-be out there. As long as you did a bit of prep before getting stuck in, you’re sure to pull off a successful celebration to remember.

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