Pretty Zen Hen
March 7, 2021

Written by Philippa Davies of I Do, Hen Do

A hens party at home can be as special as any professional event. It will save you and all your hens money if you host your party at home, and there’s no reason why you can’t have an amazing and memorable event. 

Here are five fun ideas for your hens party at home!

Host a bake-off style cupcake or cookie decorating party

Have you seen the beautiful cupcakes and cookies on Pinterest recently?! There are so many gorgeous decorating ideas. Here are some of my recent favourites…

Decorated cookies at a hens party at home
Image credit – Pinterest
Decorated cupcakes for a hens party at home
Image credit – Pinterest

Pre-bake some cupcakes or cookies, get your supplies for the decorations and let your hens be creative and have fun! 

Don’t forget to ask your bride to play judge and pick her favourite decorations! 

Which Hen’s cupcakes were…

  • The most professional looking?
  • The best piping skills?
  • The most creative idea?
  • The most colourful?
  • The best beginner?

DIY your own craft workshop

A creative workshop is a great idea for a hens party as it allows all guests to get to know each other, chat and be creative. Choose a craft you’re comfortable with or something the bride has been interested to try.

Over at I Do, Hen Do we have workshop guides so you can host your very own craft workshop at home. With these guides you get everything you need to host a successful, fun and personal event with your hens. In your pack you get a step-by-step guide to running the event including a checklist and ice-breaker quiz. There’s a comprehensive supplies list with recommended suppliers and variations depending on number of guests. And finally, a print out for your hens to use on the day, including how-to guides and inspiration. 

You don’t need any prior experience to host your own craft workshop and you can save loads of money than if you were to outsource!

Lingerie and sewing accessories for an at home hens party craft workshop
Image credit – Pinterest

Take a look at the I Do, Hen Do Lingerie Decorating Workshop guide

Host an at home spa day

Who doesn’t love a spa day? Why not host one at home!

Grab some supplies, aromatherapy essential oils and relaxing music, and do manicures and make-your-own face masks!

Take this to the next level and buy personalised robes that the hens can take away after as their party favour.

Flat lay of oils, salts and a face mask for a spa hens party
Image credit – Pinterest

Host a movie night

I think it would be lovely to pair your relaxing spa day with a girls movie night!

Who doesn’t love a classic chick-flick with prosecco, a sweets and popcorn station and cozy blankets?!

Pick a film that your bride-to-be loves or pick one of the classics. Why not try:

  • Grease
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Clueless 

If it’s a beautiful summer’s night, why not take it outdoors and create a cinema set-up with a projector and picnic blankets.

Don’t forget to add blankets and string up some fairy lights to give you a cozy feel.

Backyard movie night set up with projector screen, rugs and cushions
Image credit – Pinterest

Host a DIY afternoon tea with games

Plan a beautiful afternoon tea with fancy cakes and scones!

This is a classic hens party activity and easy to prepare and personalise.  Even better, you can also ask people to bring items along to help you out! Why not ask one person to bring the scones, another to bring ham sandwiches?

If you want to host an afternoon tea at home here are some ideas to make it an extra special and fun event!

Choose a Theme

Creating a theme for your afternoon tea will help ensure it feels like a party!

I love themes like vintage, Titanic, or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as you can get really creative with them.

Or, why not try the popular Alice in Wonderland inspired Mad Hatters tea party? You could pair this with croquet in your garden and cute decor like ‘Drink me’ labels on your drinks.

Buy some special teas and create a tea menu

Just like at a restaurant, have a few different teas that your hens can choose from and create a fun menu card.

Teas I love are:

  • English Breakfast
  • Jasmine
  • Earl Grey
  • Rose
  • Mint
  • Assam

Play games

Throughout the afternoon tea, add in games related to your theme or classic hens party games such as ‘Who knows the bride best?’

Shop for games in the Pretty Zen Hen online store!

Cup of tea with macarons for a hens party at home
Image credit – Pinterest

I hope this list gives you some ideas and inspiration for hosting a fabulous hens party at home, as good as any professionally run event! I’d love to hear what you chose to do! 

Pinterest graphic with the words '5 Fun Ideas for a Hens Party at Home' with an image of two women wearing face masks at a spa party.

About the author

Philippa Davies founded I Do, Hen Do, combining her passion for crafting with the enjoyment she experienced whilst hosting hen parties for her friends. I Do, Hen Do is all about giving you the freedom to personalise your event whilst making your budget go further. Philippa has designed the first workshop guides for hen parties allowing you to host a creative, fun and low cost activity for you and your friends.

If you’re a bridesmaid or maid of honour, with so many things to co-ordinate including a budget, let I Do, Hen Do help you pull it all together and give you options on where to save money whilst keeping things beautiful and classy, giving your bride-to-be the day she dreamed of.

For more help with planning your hens party at home and other creative DIY ideas, head over to I Do, Hen Do.


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