Whether you have asked to be a bridesmaid or maid-of-honour, one of your main responsibilities will be organising a spectacular hen party.
If your bride is looking for some rest and relaxation or some adrenaline and fun, make sure to check out these quirky ideas to surprise your bestie!
From spas and retreats, to party bikes and gin classes, we have all the inspo to help you start planning the ultimate hen party.
Book a Hen Party Coordinator
Worried you might not be able to pull off your brides expectations? Why not get in touch with a hen party planner such as Belfast Hen & Stag Party. They are your one-stop shop when it comes to planning a unique and tailored hen party package. From your accommodation, to your meals out, activities, and more! You pick the dates and they can do the rest.
Why not check out their tipsy tea parties for those wanting to go an extra mile? With this package, you can have a teapot prosecco and cocktail of your choice, along with a bird cage of gourmet sandwiches sweet treats scones and jams. There is also an optional Cheeky Butler to serve your treats to make this a truly fabulous Hen! The Cheeky Butler will play a few party games in his skimpy apron leaving nothing to the imagination.
If your bride is just looking for some quality time with her besties, a spa weekend might be right up her street.
The luxury Thermal Spa Village at Galgorm is hard to beat when looking for a perect spa retreat with the girls. For bigger parties, the Rabbit Hotel which offers exclusive use of its spa pool so you can throw your own groovy pool party. You are sure to dance the night away!
Searching for a hen where you can get away from it all and relax before the big day arrives? Teapot Lane in Co. Leitrim boasts over a decade of hosting glamping hen parties at unique venues to provide the perfect weekend away.
Tuck into a delicious wood-fired pizza on Friday evening as you settle in before enjoying some prosecco at a vintage tea party or getting competitive and designing the best knickers for the bride on Saturday.
Fancy throwing shapes on the dance floor? Teapot Lane Glamping can provide the party with a complimentary bus to take you to and from Sligo or Bundoran.
Dare to be Bold?
Step into someone else’s shoes for the night and take part in some of the fantastic Role Play hen party packages at Treacys Hotel Wexford. There is something to suit everyone and you are bound to have a unique hen experience that your party members will be talking about for a long time!
Feeling a bit bold? Why not book their Paint A Nude, Burlesque Party or Pole Dancing Experience packages? Draw on your art skills as you try painting a model, learn some burlesque moves or test your core strength and learn some pole dancing techniques. Your friends are sure not to forget any of these activities!
Makeup Masterclass & More
Celebrate your Hen party in style at Silverbirch Hotel, located in the heart of Co.Tyrone in the bustling town of Omagh!
A quality family owned Hotel, Hen Parties have a choice of 64 bedrooms which are beautifully decorated. The stylish surrounding of Barreta Bar & Grill or Bertha’s Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a celebratory cocktail or glass of bubbly. They have a selection of hen packages to suit all your needs, including a benefit makeup masterclass package!
A Hen Party Movie Night!
Does your bride love the movies but want to bring a unique twist to it? Why not book a screening at The Avenue, Belfast where you can order food and cocktails while watching the latest films. Whether you’re opting for their classic cinema snack selection or gourmet burgers and delicious seasonal small plates, The Avenue’s Café & Bar menu is sure to cater for every taste.
If you are looking for a more private cinema experience, the in-house Cameo Cinema at the Montenotte Hotel Cork is very exquisite, with dinner and a movie and bubbles packages available.
Bottle It Up!
Its all about the Bride-to-be when you attend Belfast Artisan Gin School! Bring the Hen party to Gin School and make a bespoke keepsake bottle of Gin for the Hen. Everyone chooses a botanical to make up the recipe and signs the ‘TEAM BRIDE’ bottle which the bride can take home and keep. Package lasts 90 mins and includes the bottle of Gin for the Bride and 4 drinks each. Additional bottles for Bridesmaids, Mothers of the Bride etc are also available.
Tribe Irish Gin also does a very similar gin package. Enjoy the full Tribe Gin school experience and hear about Galway and Tribe Gin’s history! Choose botanicals to distill your own bottle of gin, enjoy UNLIMITED G&Ts, and indulge in a charcuterie and cheese board featuring local Irish brands! What’s not to love.
Escape rooms are an ideal activity for hen parties to realise their competitive edge and get your adrenaline pumping for the rest of the day. Escapade HQ offers fun and challenging escape rooms in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Based in Dundonald International Ice Bowl near Belfast you are a stone’s throw from lots of hotels, restaurants and bars should you wish to continue the party.
Escape Limerick also provide hen packages. Their escape Rooms are fun, interactive and perfect for all ages because they know you might want to all ages along. Escape rooms provide the perfect mix of competition, challenge and fun, and are a brilliant way to get the entire group chatting together.
What better way to celebrate the impending responsibility of marriage, than with your friends and family, whizzing down a zipline and swinging across a cargo net. Enjoy the buzz of the challenge and live a little with Zipit forest adventures!
Get the best of both worlds with Todds Leap in County Tyrone. They also offer hen packages such as a one night Bed & Breakfast onsite, Choice of 2 Activities , 2-hour Spa session includes mini treatment, hydro pool & relaxation room and complimentary foot rub. How lush!
Are you a big fan of Burlesque? The Burlesque Party in Dublin City Centre is taught by a qualified professional teacher and is suitable for specifically Hen Parties! They will teach the group an elegant but fun mix of Classical and modern Burlesque using various props and also learn some fabulous showgirl moves which are put together into a show-stopping routine.
This session is light hearted, exuberant and suitable for women of all ages. They can also cater the workshop to what you would like to learn – The Roaring 20’s (The Great Gatsby) is another option.
DIY Hen Party
Whether the budget has already been spent on an intimate hen do abroad or you are stuck for time why not host a hen party at home?
You could create your own tailored mini spa with prosecco and pick up some matching pyjamas for the whole party! Take a trip to your local chemists or beauty store and collect a collection of nail polish and face masks. Each person within the bride tribe could also create their own cocktail for the party that symbolises the bride in their eyes! You could finish the evening with a classic rom-com or a chick flick, the options are endless for those who are budget savy!