8 Hen Party Ideas For An Unforgettable Night


Congratulations! Your bestie has asked you to be her bridesmaid but now you are searching for hen party ideas that she will love.

Don’t worry as Ireland’s Wedding Journal will help you plan an unforgettable day (or weekend) for the bride-to-be!

From a sophisticated afternoon tea to adrenaline raising activities and glamping in style to forgetting wedding stresses at the spa, there are lots of hen party ideas to suit every type of bride.

Keep scrolling to find some hen party inspiration and plan the event of a lifetime…

8 Hen Party Ideas For An Unforgettable Night

Afternoon Tea

Delicious cake, beautiful china and maybe even a wee glass of bubbly, an afternoon tea is a popular choice among brides.

This is the perfect activity to start a hen party as all the hens gather around a table, get to know each other and enjoy delicious sweet treats and bubbly.

With an abundance of cafes and hotels throughout Ireland offering an afternoon tea menu, including Titanic Hotel Belfast and Pillo Hotel Asbourne, there is plenty of options, menus and delicious treats to choose from!

Five girls sit on a bad and throw confetti in the air. Balloons can be seen behind them. Image used in the 8 Hen Party Ideas for Every Type of Bride article.

Action Packed Day Out

Is your bride-to-be bestie a little bit of an adrenaline junkie? Then, an action packed day full of hair raising activities should be on your radar.

Fly across forests on a zipline, scale multi-stories on a climbing wall or join forces with the bride tribe for a round of paint-balling.

Todd’s Leap in Co. Tyrone pride themselves on offering ‘the most electrifying choice of activities Northern Ireland can offer,” which includes the Drop Zone, The Giant Swing and The Climbing Wall.

If your bride is feeling extra adventurous, why not take a ride on Ireland’s longest zipline at Colin Glen in Co. Antrim!

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Glamping in Style

Round up your bride tribe and put the glamour back into camping with glamping.

From luxury lodges to little huts, glamping is a great way to spending time with your besties before the big day. Many of these spots have fun activities nearby, private hot tubs and self-catering options so it is best to search around and find the one that is right for your group.

A bride and her hens pose in front of a lake. The bride is in a while outfit with a white veil while the others are in black outfits with pink veil. Image used in the 8 Hen Party Ideas for Every Type of Bride article.

Spa Weekend

For the bride who loves a bit of luxury and R&R, then a spa weekend may be the perfect hen party idea. What’s better than a little bit of TLC whilst sipping on champagne as the stresses of wedding planning washes away?

With lots of treatments to choose from, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Did someone say facial?

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Murder Mystery Evening

Can the bride not get enough of Netflix’s latest crime documentary?

Let her live out her detective dreams with a Murder Mystery Evening. After an unsuspecting victim falls foul to a horrendous crime, it is up to the hen party to uncover the killer.

Bonus points if you throw in some fancy dress!

A bride smiles while a group of friends surround her. They are clinking glasses and are wearing fancy dress. Image used in the 8 Hen Party Ideas for Every Type of Bride article.

Cocktail-Making Classes

A hen party classic – the cocktail-making class!

These classes are another great way to start off the hen party weekend and lets the hen chat, mingle and enjoy a cocktail (or two!)

Make sure it’s shaken, not stirred…

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Arts and Crafts

If your bride is the queen of DIY then an Arts and Crafts class is sure to be a winner.

From flower-crown making to pottery painting and creating your own candle, these classes are a great way to let your imagination run wild and is a fun way to get to know the other hens before the big day.

Four ladies sit outside and one pops a bottle of champagne.

Karaoke Night

Does the bride-to-be fancy herself as the next big thing? Or maybe she loves a singalong with her friends? Find a local bar with a karaoke night and enjoy the evening pretending to be the next big girl group.

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