Pretty Zen Hen
May 3, 2021

If you’re reading this article you are likely on the hunt for a hens party activity to impress your bride-to-be. Or maybe you’re looking for ideas for your own hens party… We have compiled the ultimate list of hens party activities to suit every kind of bride. From the foodie or boozy bride, to the crafty or active bride-to-be, and everything in between. There truly is something for everyone!

For the boozy bride

What’s a hens party without a drink or three?! If you’re wanting to focus your hens party around drinking a few bevvies with the girls, here are some booze-based hens party activities for you to consider.

  • Winery tour
  • Gin distillery tour
  • Brewery tour
  • Cidery tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Champagne masterclass
  • Gin masterclass
  • Cocktail making masterclass
  • Bottomless brunch
  • Organised pub crawl/cocktail bar/wine bar crawl

Decided on a winery tour? Our blogs Winery Tour Tips: Planning a Day amongst the Vines and Ten Quick Tips for an Amazing Winery Tour Hens Party will kickstart your party planning.

Rows of wine glasses with a plate of cheese and crackers
Image credit – De Silva Lining Events

For the bride in need of pampering

If your bride-to-be has had a stressful time wedding planning (and who hasn’t during the era of Covid 19?!) a pampering hens party may be just what she needs to destress before the big day. Or, if she’s kind of lady who loves her makeup and skincare we have some beauty oriented hens party activities she will love.

  • Makeup lesson
  • Skincare lesson
  • Makeover & professional photo shoot
  • Professional hair and makeup application
  • DIY pamper party at home
  • Day spa
  • Glitter application
  • Hot thermal springs
  • Mani/pedi at a nail bar
  • Soap making workshop
  • Perfume making workshop
  • Skincare making workshop

If you’re loving these ideas, you might like to read our blog Pamper Party Ideas: Glitter, Makeup & Day Spas, oh my!

Three women holding champagne glasses and wearing robes after having pedicures as a hens party activity

For the foodie bride

For the bride-to-be who loves checking out the latest new restaurant on the weekends, it’s a no-brainer to include a food-based activity in her hens party celebrations. Read on for our list of foodie activities to celebrate the bride-to-be.

  • High tea party
  • Cooking class
  • Private dining room at a restaurant
  • Personal at-home chef
  • Catered pop up picnic
  • Teppanyaki restaurant
  • Organised foodie tour of restaurants
  • Sushi making class
  • Cake/biscuit decorating workshop
  • Chocolate making class
  • Blindfolded dinner
  • Fromagerie

Get some help with planning a high tea hens party by reading our blog Tips & Ideas for Hosting a High Tea Hens Party or a picnic hens party by checking out The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Bridal Shower Picnic and Four Perfect Places to Host a Hens Party Picnic.

Woman at a sushi making workshop as a hens party activity

For the crafty bride

Crafty hens party activities are up there with the most popular as they’re a fun way to learn a new skill and have a giggle with the girls. Take a look at these crafty ideas for the creative bride-to-be.

  • Candle making workshop
  • Jewellery making workshop
  • Ceramics/pottery workshop
  • Mosaic workshop
  • Paint n sip
  • Life drawing
  • Crochet/knitting workshop
  • Macrame/weaving workshop
  • Calligraphy workshop

If these crafty hens party activities sound like fun, you’ll love our blog Fourteen Crafty & Creative Hens Party Ideas We Love Right Now.

Woman making a macrame wall hanging

For the flower-loving bride

With flower crown workshops being so popular, we have brainstormed a range of botanically inspired ideas perfect for the flower-loving or green thumbed bride. Hint: If you’re unfamiliar with some of these terms, click the links to find out more.

For more floral ideas, take a look at our blog Spring Fling: The Prettiest Floral Bridal Shower Theme Ideas.

Women taking part in a terrarium making workshop as their hens party activity

For the active bride

The bride-to-be who loves filling her weekends with getting out and about hiking, surfing or simply running her local beach could be up for getting active with her girl gang on her hens day. From fun-filled dance classes to relaxing yoga and horse riding, check out our round up of active hens party activities.

  • Dance class
  • Burlesque class
  • Pole dancing class
  • Watersports lesson (paddle boarding/kayaking/surfing/sailing)
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Yoga
  • Mountain biking
  • Barefoot bowls
  • Circus class
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Sailing/cruise

Considering a yoga hens party? You’ll love our blog Healthy Hens: Why we Love Yoga Hens Parties & Wedding Day Yoga.

Woman riding a horse

For the bride who wants a night away

Not content with just a day or night out with the girls, your bride may want to make the most of it with a night (or weekend, or week!) away before she gets ready to walk that aisle. Here are some ideas to spoil your fav lady with a getaway before her big day.

  • Luxury hotel stay
  • Slumber party at home
  • Glamping
  • Camping
  • Cruise/overnight yacht stay
  • Country destination
  • Coastal destination
  • Tropical destination
  • Mountain destination
Group of women celebrating a hens party in a pool with the bride on an inflatable swan

For the entertainment-loving bride

For the bride who enjoys a visit to the cinema, checking out the latest theatre show or a road trip to a festival, consider some of the following hens party activities that she is sure to love.

  • Private cinema hire
  • Backyard/at-home movie night
  • Festival
  • Music concert
  • Theatre show
  • Ballet/dance show
  • Comedy show
  • Karaoke
  • Day at the horse races
  • Escape room
  • Treasure hunt/scavenger hunt
  • Murder mystery evening
Two women hugging at a festival

For the spiritual bride

And lastly, for the bride who likes to get in touch with her intuitive side or just wants to do something different before she becomes a Mrs, try one of these spiritual hens party activities.

  • Tarot card reading
  • Astrology reading
  • Numerology reading
  • Palm reading
  • Tea leaves reading
Woman having tarot cards read as a hens party activity
Image credit – Ladybella Flower Crown Parties

Whoa, that’s a pretty comprehensive list of hens party activities! Send the link to this article to your bride-to-be and ask her to pick out her favs!

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