Alternative ideas for your hen do
PUBLISHED: 16:03 05 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:01 15 May 2015
The hen do, like the wedding, should only come around once in a lifetime.
Therefore it is only to be expected that we all want our hen do to be memorable, fun and perfect for us. Luckily for us living in today’s society the options for the hen is variable beyond measure, from going abroad, to wine tasting, to a glamorous make over and photoshoot session.
Do Something Different For Your Hen Do!
The idea of the perfect hen do varies as much as the bride to be, and so the first thing to do is to sit down and figure out what it is that you would like from your hen party?
If like many hen’s you view the hen party as marking your last night of freedom with your ladies, then why not go all out? It has fast become the ‘in’ thing to do to go abroad for your hen party, because let’s face it, a long weekend is better than one night, foreign sun is better than the English climate, and a hangover beside a pool with cocktails is much more bearable than curling up in bed.
A few of the most popular destinations include Ibiza, Marbella & Vegas, and rightly so. Depending on your budget these three are no brainers when it comes to the most energy filled party scenes guaranteed to offer an unforgettable hen party. From Ibiza or the “White Isle”, as it’s affectionately known, is the World’s mecca for the fun loving party go-er. With its 24 hour party scene, miles of sandy beaches, glistening sea and true Spanish culture, it acts as the perfect destination for unforgettable Ibiza hen weekends. Or maybe you are more suited to Marbella or Marbs as it has come to be known, with equally beautiful surroundings to Ibiza, and it’s glamorous and now famous Ocean club of which hosts it’s very popular champagne spray parties! And of course Vegas, every hen party’s dream – where else can you see the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Sphinx and many other-worldly sights? Nowhere is the answer! Vegas packs it all in and when better to visit one of the world’s must see cities than on your hen party with all of your best friends? (The wedding is sorted after all, so there’s no use the happy couple coming to get hitched in a little white chapel!) Spas, casinos, clubs, helicopter rides, breath-taking sights – Vegas has it all. Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!
Another Hen party trend I have noticed sore to the top of each hen’s wish list is a wine tasting session. I have actually attended a wine tasting whilst on a hen party myself, and it went down very well, pardon the pun. Wine tasting session’s are successful because it is an education surrounding getting a little bit tipsy, which is a rare combination to find. This is more for the civilized hen that would like their hen party to be something a little outside of the box. Another option similar to this but maybe a tad less sophisticated is a cocktail making session, although WARNING you may end up a little more than tipsy.
Last but by no means least the modern and alternative Hen Party Package that has come to be envied by many post hen’s and booked immediately by hen’s to be. A photoshoot and make over experience! With champagne on arrival, a complete make over (Hair & Make Up), plus an hour in studio with your own personal photographer, airbrushing and editing as directed by yourself, followed by a viewing session of the photoshoot. This is both an experience fit for a celebrity and memories guaranteed to look more glam than those drunken snaps taken in a club. The photoshoot can be tailored to you; the hen could have anything from group shots, to an individual boudoir experience. Many hen’s purchase a boudoir package as a gift for their hubby to be, using props such as bridal tiaras and stockings to create a bridal boudoir effect. The experience takes a full afternoon and with hair and make up done by a professional, it would last well into the evening for any post photoshoot shananigans!!