Referred to here in the U.K as a hen do (or a hen party or hen weekend), and known as a bachelorette party by Americans on the other side of the pond, the hen do celebration is a pre-wedding party where the bride and her closest friends go away for a long weekend to celebrate her upcoming marriage.
If you're a bride-to-be, or a maid of honour tasked with planning the event, and looking for ideas then look no further! Read on to find out our Top 10 picks for your upcoming hen d0 celebrations to ensure a weekend no-one will forget!
Our Top 10 Best Activities to Book for a Hen Do are:
- Hen Party Flower Crown Workshop with Blooming Flair
- Cocktail Masterclass and Karaoke with London Cocktail Club
- “Highland Cow” Paint n Sip Bar Event with Paint Chill Co
- Nipple Tassel Making Workshop & Bubbly with Charlie Doodle
- Heels Dance Class with Dance With Us
- Neon Life Drawing Class with Neon Naked
- Calligraphy and Cocktails with Creating Eleanor
- Makeup & Skincare Masterclass Experience with Seventa Makeup Academy
- Sushi Making and Cocktail Making with The Avenue Cookery School
- Beginners Body Candle Making Workshop with ByLula
Hen Party Flower Crown Workshop with Blooming Flair
Location: Of Your Choice! | Price: £45pp
Want to get in the summer party mood for your hen do? This workshop from Blooming Flair will allow you and your guests to create your very own flower crown made with fresh flowers! You’ll learn how to make your very own floral design under the guidance of talented and experienced florist Maya, to make your very own flower crown that you’ll get to wear and take with you. You don’t need any experience, or bring anything with you, with bubbles and snacks provided for you to get you in the celebratory mood!
Cocktail Masterclass and Karaoke with London Cocktail Club
Location: Shoreditch, London | Price: £40pp
Get your vocal cords ready for our next activity! In this Cocktail Masterclass and Karaoke experience from London Cocktail Club, your Hen Party will get its own private Karaoke room to ensure you feel free to sing your heart out with your group. You’ll also learn how to mix, muddle, and shake 3 cocktails for you to enjoy, taught by London Cocktail Club’s experienced bartenders. You can choose from either 2 or 3 hours for your experience, with your own private bartender on hand during your time in your private room, to ensure all your drink needs are met!Book now on Obby
“Highland Cow” Paint n Sip Bar Event with Paint Chill Co
Location: Portsmouth and Southampton | Price: from £29pp
Get creative on your hen do with this Paint n Sip workshop from Paint Chill Co! Grab a drink and get settled into the class for an evening of chilled painting, hosted by professional local artists’ who will be providing step-by-step guidance and banter; helping you and your party unleash your creativity and become your very own artist for the evening. All the materials are provided for you, so don’t worry about bringing anything with you! And if you’re worried about your artistic capabilities, don’t be! All you need to be able to do is draw a (somewhat) straight line, and you’re good to go!
Nipple Tassel Making Workshop & Bubbly with Charlie Doodle
Location: Brighton & Hove | Price: £35pp
Perfect for hen’s wanting to get their party on, this Nipple Tassel Making Workshop from Charlie Doodle will walk your party through step by step how to make your very own tassels like the ones above! Run by Charlotte Axworthy, or Charlie, a professional freelance illustrator and designer based in Brighton at the Flamigo Studio. Everything you need to create your tassels is included in the price, with a glass of bubbly included to help everyone get in the party mood. Charlie has experience hosting hen’s before, earning high praise in her reviews on Obby. Check them out for yourself below!Book now on Obby
Heels Dance Class with Dance With Us
Location: East Village, London | Price: £10pp
Want to get your groove on during your Hen Do? Then this class is for your group of party hens! In this Heels Dance Class, you’ll learn from your instructors from Dance with Us how to have confidence and sass on the dance floor! Whilst wearing heels is optional, this class is all about nailing some fun and sexy choreography that will have you and your group tearing up the dance floor in no time. In the workshop, you’ll learn how to master Dance Technique & Flexibility, Walking & Balancing in heels, Posing techniques, Stretching and Choreography and Performance.Book now on Obby
Neon Life Drawing Class with Neon Naked
Location: London | Price: from £15pp
Life Drawing with a twist! Neon Naked’s unique life drawing experience allows you to experience life drawing like never before; combining an industrial UV light and reactive body paints to give you a unique creative drawing experience. Perfect for hen do’s, you’ll be able to tap into your creative side with all the materials you need to get drawing included, and with the option for a private booking you can take just you and your hens to enjoy the neon experience! With glowing reviews, be sure to check the class out if you’re looking to book your hen do.
Calligraphy and Cocktails with Creating Eleanor
Location: Of Your Choice! | Price: £65pp
Combine creativity with cocktails for your hen do with this Modern Calligraphy class! In this beginners modern calligraphy class your teacher, lettering artist and illustrator Eleanor Herring, will start by introducing you to the tools of the trade (which are yours to take away at the end of the class!) discussing materials, styles and the correct way to place the nib to paper as well as after care of all the materials. Perfect for creating little table decorations for the upcoming wedding, with the class customisable to whatever your group wants to make!Book now on Obby
Makeup & Skincare Masterclass Experience with Seventa Makeup Academy
Location: City of London | Price: £97pp
Get wedding ready with your hens with this Makeup and Skincare Masterclass from Seventa Makeup Academy; the London based award winning academy! This class is aimed at those who want to get the best out of their makeup and learn some new techniques along the way. Their expert teachers will provide you and your party with a solid knowledge on correct application techniques to achieve a perfect skin base before moving on to creating a flawless finish with your makeup, adding colour to brighten your look and lastly getting the wow factor - perfect for a night out post workshop, or in preparation for the big day that’s looming!
Sushi Making and Cocktail Making with The Avenue Cookery School
Location: Wandsworth Town | Price: £110pp
Looking to combine a love of food and drink for your hen do? Then this class from The Avenue Cookery School is perfect for your group! You will learn how to create 2 Japanese inspired cocktails as well as mastering the art of the perfect sushi roll, with dinner and bottomless drinks provided. You’ll make all the typical sushi offerings, as well as making a Yuzu Cocktail (Sake, Vodka, Yuzu, Tonic Water and Lemon Juice) and Amaretto Sour (Disaronno, Egg White, Sugar Syrup and Lemon Juice). You’ll be able to take away your new cocktail and sushi making skills with you, as well as enjoying what you’ve made!
Beginners Body Candle Making Workshop with ByLula
Location: Of Your Choice! | Price: £35pp
Our final choice for your hen-do activity is this Body Candle Making Workshop form ByLula, where you’ll get to create your very own vegan body-shaped candle to take with you; both male and female body shapes are available, whatever your hen-do feels like! You’ll start off by choosing the scent for your candle, before colouring it or leaving it plain white, and then prepping your candle, wicking, scenting and pouring. ByLula are a female owned vegan and cruelty free candle company, selling their very own candles, having been set up by Elsa Yohannes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your group are sure to have fun during the workshop, where you’re able to bring your own drinks and snacks if you’d like!Book now on Obby
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