AUTHOR: BEC OF 'FOR EVERY HEN'
You're planning the day, night or weekend to celebrate your amazing best friend and her upcoming nuptials; and you're after some bridal shower and/or hen party activities?
Well, with a list SO long you'll soon be struggling to decide what NOT to do, you've definitely come to the right place! See below for a vast array of options catering to all party styles and personalities.
90+ BRIDAL SHOWER & HENS NIGHT IDEAS!
AERIAL OBSTACLE COURSE
Get your Tarzan and Jane on by tackling an aerial obstacle course in the trees. Giggles, rope swings and challenges will be just the beginning!
Play a game of bubble soccer at a venue of your choice! Imagine picnicing by the beach when, out of nowhere, giant balls arrive! A surprise that will be both fun and exciting, it's the perfect way to treat your competitive hen on her special day.
After an adrenaline rush? Why not take your hen for an exciting day out, driving buggies around either sand dunes or dirt tracks. When you're ready to cool down, continue the party with champagne, platters and re-caps of your wicked buggie skills demonstrated throughout the day!
CLAY TARGET SHOOTING
Do something completely different and take your bride-to-be clay target shooting!
Find out who the competitive ones are in the group with a bit of go-karting
Play some high tech hide-and-seek with a laser tag party! This can be held at a laser tag venue OR hire the equipment and play where you like (bush, beach, backyard - the options are endless!)
Enjoy an active and colourful day out with a few games of paintball.
Go for something completely different and try some parasailing
For the adrenalin junky bride-to-be, why not test your strength with some rock climbing?!
SNOWBOARDING AND/OR SKIING
Hit the slopes for the day (or weekend), then warm up by the fire with some delicious food, drinks and games.
Buy tickets to your local theme park and/or water park and spend the day testing your limits on the crazy (and not so crazy!) rides
Is your bride-to-be a bit of a beach babe? Incorporate the big blue into her day with some kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, jet boating, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding or water skiing!
WHITE WATER RAFTING
Hit the river and spend the day white water rafting, before relaxing waterside with some bevvies and platters.
For the water lovers, spend the day at the beach before hitting up some local waterfront bars and restaurants to indulge in some cocktails and party the night away
FLOATING BAR EXPERIENCE
Have a relaxing day on the water with a floating bar experience
If one of the girls has a pool at her house, why not host a pool party?! Add lounge chairs, inflatable pool toys, pool games, cocktails and music and you'll have yourself an event to remember
SNORKELLING & DIVING
Take your under the sea themed party to the next level by booking in a session of snorkelling or diving
BUTLERS IN THE BUFF
When you want cheek and class at the same time - hire a 'Butler in the Buff'! Dressed in less and ready to impress, they will bring the fun and help to your event.
CHEEKY BAKING CLASS
Laugh your way through a cheeky baking class by creating some 18+ biscuits or cakes!
HIRE A STRIPPER OR GO TO A MALE REVUE SHOW
Want a naughty night out? Hire a male stripper to come out to your house/hotel room/venue OR hit the local strip club to watch their male revue show!
LAP DANCING CLASS
Get the giggles (and some cheeky moves) at a lap dancing class!
POLE DANCING CLASS
Get those muscles working with a pole dancing class
PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS
A cheeky show that also brings the laughs? Don't mind if I do! Hire the guys from puppetry of the penis and your cheeks will be sore from all the giggles!
Take your party to the high seas and head out on a cruise or boat party. For those wanting a naughtier night out, consider hiring a stripper for the boat OR booking a place for your group on a stripper cruise
TANTRIC HEN PARTY
Give your bride-to-be an experience that will keep things exciting in her relationship with a tantric hen party - exciting, sensual AND educational!
Hire some topless waiters to serve food and drinks at your celebration. They'll even host (and join in) games!
Leave the party with the most unique souvenirs ever by hiring a caricature artist!
Does your hen enjoy learning new skills? Why not book in a creative workshop? With everything from Ikebana flower arranging to terrarium making, there's something to suit everyone! And if she's not keen on heading out for the class? Order some DIY craft boxes instead and get creative at home!
LIFE DRAWING CLASS
Learn who the artistic ones are in your group with a life drawing class (cheeky and creative all in one!)
80S DANCE CLASS
Shake your booty at an 80s dance class
Did someone say Beyoncé party? Blare her tracks, hire a dance teacher and learn the moves to one of her songs (Single Ladies, anyone?!) and basically own the party as the one and only Queen B would!
BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASS
Take a Bollywood dance class and shimmy your way towards married life!
BURLESQUE DANCE CLASS
Learn all the right moves at a burlesque dance class
BURLESQUE SHOWBOAT CRUISE
Watch some amazing performances on a burlesque showboat cruise
HENS PARTY DANCE CLASS
Hire a teacher and learn some great moves with a hens party dance class. You can then use what you've learnt at the wedding reception with a hilarious flashmob!
TWERKING HENS PARTY
Nail the art of booty dance with a Twerking hen's party!
VINTAGE DANCE CLASS
Learn how people danced back in the day with a vintage dance class
CAKE (OR DESSERT) TASTING PARTY
When your best friend has a taste for the sweeter things in life, you HAVE to incorporate it into her celebrations! Make her dreams come true with a cake (or dessert) tasting party!
Take your sweet-tooth hen out for a chocolate luncheon
CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS
Take part in a chocolate making class and eat what you make
Host a cocktail dinner party that requires red carpet worthy attire
FOOD TRUCK PARTY
Host a food truck party and enjoy the goodness that is dessert, beverages and main meals
Enjoy a relaxed celebration complete with high tea. If you want to up the ante, take a high tea cruise and enjoy the sites while you devour some delicious food and bevs
Have the dinner party to beat all others by hiring a personal chef for the night (they can even teach you some sneaky cooking tricks!)
Go out for a lovely dinner at a restaurant
Organise a surprise picnic at a location your hen LOVES (e.g. her favourite forest or park). Make sure you pack all of her favourite foods and drinks too!
Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a camping trip - there are so many beautiful places around, it's a cheap and wonderful option that will create lasting memories
Spend the day/weekend in the city exploring, eating, drinking, site-seeing and generally enjoying each other's company
COUNTRY STYLED 'FARMER WANTS A WIFE' PARTY
Head to the country for a Farmer found his wife style party! You can hire a gorgeous place to stay, dress up in gumboots and flannys, learn how to make cheese and bread, milk a cow, devour some scones and more!
Camp in style with a glamping getaway
Have a relaxing weekend away on the river by hiring a houseboat
MINI ROAD TRIP
Hire a personal chauffeur and go bar hopping, restaurant or café hopping, on your own version of a wine tour or even on a mini road trip!
If there's a small group of you, you could take the party abroad and have the ultimate girl's trip!
Have the ultimate girl's weekend away by booking a few nights in unique accommodation
After the ultimate keepsake pics? Hire a photobooth and get snap happy! Don't have the $$$? Create your own photobooth backdrop and set out a basket of fun dress ups (you will find lots of hilarious treasures at your local op shop)!
Why not bar hop around your local city with a bus party tour (add a stripper and/or topless waiters for a cheekier soiree!)
Go club hopping around your local town or city
DAY AT THE RACES
Dresses, fascinators, brimmed hats and champagne. Grab the girls and have a day out at the horse races before continuing the party at a restaurant or bar afterwards
ICE BAR EXPERIENCE
Rather than hitting up the usual bars and clubs, why not opt for an ice bar?
Take part in a pub crawl - make it interesting by having challenges that need completing at each stop (e.g. have a jam donut shot before moving to the next location)
Treat yourselves by hitting a day salon or day spa
MAKEOVER AND/OR MAKEUP LESSONS
Organise a makeover for the girls as part of the initial festivities. If this is too pricey, consider makeup lessons or a beauty bar instead and then you can take it in turns to practice on one another before heading out!
Pamper that beautiful bride-to-be with facials, manicures and pedicures
Feel like celebrities for the day by organising your very own photoshoot! Your hen and her girls will have a beautiful keepsake (or keepsakes) to look back on following a day of hair, makeup and piccies! If your group is a little smaller (and you're after a more unique option), why not book in a boudoir photography session instead?!
Indulge yourselves with a fancy hotel suite, gourmet food, delicious cocktails, day spa treatments and more.
VINTAGE HAIR & MAKEUP CLASS
Do a makeup lesson with a twist! Take a vintage hair & makeup class (and base the party around a vintage theme)
HENS AT HOME
Have the party at home and enjoy a day or weekend of chats, giggles, food and drink (click here for some fantastic at home party inspiration!)
Have a good old fashioned house party! Make it even more fun by incorporating a theme/game such as this Rubik's Cube party.
Remember when you used to stay up all night with your closest friends? Bring back the memories by filling a room with mattresses, pillows, bedding, sweets and pizza and hosting a classic sleepover party
Put it all on red at a casino day/night
Take your hen on a fairytale adventure with a day based on her favourite Disney or princess story.
OUTDOOR GARDEN PARTY
Host an outdoor garden party complete with oversized lawn games (such as giant jenga)
73) Run away with the circus for a day with a circus skills class or a flying trapeze workshop
Host a themed party with anything from the roaring twenties or James Bond to modern day cop vs. robbers (your hen is the cop, all of the girls are robbers) or winter wonderland! For a great list of ideas, click here.
But not just any bowling... this celebration calls for a bowling bar!
CLOTHES SWAP PARTY
Get a new wardrobe and an event in one by hosting a clothes swap party
Prepare for a night of laughter and book in to see your hen's favourite comedian (keep an eye out for comedy shows at your local pubs/bars OR purchase tickets to the comedian's show of your choice at a larger theatre)
Hire a comedy hypnotist and giggle your way through the celebration (make sure you have your cameras ready, because grandma rocking out the air guitar is something that needs to be caught on film!)
Hire a daiquiri machine
See how well you can solve puzzles as a group by locking yourself in an escape room
INTERACTIVE AFRICAN DRUMMING
Interactive African Drumming - for an incredibly fun activity that your hen definitely won't see coming!
Hold your own intuitive party and have a great time whilst learning more about yourself and your friends
Sing the day away by hitting up a karaoke bar or hiring a karaoke machine for your house or venue
MOBILE SILENT DISCO
Dance through the streets with a mobile silent disco party
MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT
Add some mystery to the celebration by hosting a murder mystery night.
Have a night out at the movies - with a difference - by going to an outdoor cinema
RUBIK'S CUBE PARTY
Host a Rubik's Cube party and enjoy dress ups AND a game all in one!
Host an adult treasure hunt or scavenger hunt
Save your cash and hit the shops with the girls for the ultimate shopping spree! Don't want to spend buckets? Cruise around local op-shops instead (the get-ups you find could be what you then wear out and about that night)!
Tarot reading with the girls
Head to the theatre and watch a performance
TRAVEL IN STYLE
Travel in style with your very own stretch hummer or limo
Rather than the usual wine tours, why not opt for something unique and take your hen on a brewery tour?!
COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS
Learn how to make your hen's favourite drink (plus a few others!) at a cocktail making class
WINE TASTING PARTY
Hire a presenter and host a wine tasting party at the venue of your choice
WINE TOUR BY HORSEBACK
When your hen loves wine AND animals - why not combine the two? Book in for a wine tour by horseback
When your hen is a wine lover, you should definitely include the delicious beverage in her day - and nothing has more wine than a wine tour!
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HAVE AN AMAZING TIME!
I hope this list has provided you with LOTS of hen party ideas, making your planning that much easier. I'm always searching for fun, new, exciting and unique kitchen tea, bridal shower & hen party activities, and every time I come across a new one it will be added to this list. If you have any you would like to share, please do so via the social media or the comments section below!
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Cheers to an AMAZING party where the activities are unforgettable!
Much love, keep smiling - Bec x