Why hello & happy Friday to you all! I hope your brain is feeling a little more intact than mine at the end of the week, and that you have something nice planned for the weekend? Perhaps some of you are having your hen/stag do this weekend? Much like the evolution of wedding culture over the last decade or so, there’s now a massive amount of scope to have a hen/stag do that’s a bit different. A bit more ‘you’. That’s not to say that the tried and tested rowdy nights out, with all manner of naughty blow up things, fancy dress and tequila slammers are a thing of the past - more that there are plenty of other options to consider too. When Jessica at Red7 Leisure contacted me asking if we’d like her to contribute a guest feature on alternative hen party ideas, naturally we snapped her up on the idea! Red7 are a group of Party Experts (sounds like a pretty nice career hey?) who can organise a bespoke package for your hen/stag weekend, which will reflect your personality and the kind of party you want. You’ll have your own dedicated Party Expert, who’ll advise you of the hottest destinations to visit, and what to do while you’re there. They’ll even do all the hard work booking you and your hen or stag group into a great hotel, get your names on the VIP guest lists for the hottest nightclubs in town, and million other stressful tasks you don’t want landed with. All you have to do is remember to pack your toothbrush! To help spread the cost, they also offer free monthly instalment payments of as little as £6 per month, which will definitely take the pressure off…
Big thanks to Jessica at Red7 who has taken the time to provide this exclusive list of hen party ideas, just for our readers. I hope it gets you excited and inspired to try something new on your own hen weekend…
It’s likely that you’ll be providing wine at your wedding so why not enjoy tasting some wines for your hen party and choose your favourites to have on the big day? It can sometimes be difficult to choose a hen party idea which will appeal to older members of your group such as your mother and mother-in-law however; a wine tasting is a relaxing, fun all rounder.
It’s impossible not to feel happy when you’re dancing, especially to gorgeous Latin music. Become a true “salsero” learning the bold and beautiful dance that originated from Cuba. It’s both a fun and unique dance to learn and will leave you and the girls feeling utterly uplifted.
Fancy something a little different? It might not be a combination you’d thought of before but that’s what makes it so great! Cupcakes are delicious and who doesn’t like a cocktail?! In this session, you’ll get to decorate cupcakes with all sorts of pretty decorations whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail. Plus, at the end, you’ll get to take away a pretty little box of cakes (if you haven’t eaten them all before you leave!).
Sometimes all you want to do is have a decent catch up with the girls over a cup of the old favourite English brew, tea. With an afternoon to spend purely relaxing, chatting, drinking tea and nibbling on delicious cakes, pastries and sandwiches, there’s really no better combination.
You can’t go wrong with pure relaxation especially before the big day. Book in for a spa day and relax in the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi followed by an Indian head massage or a manicure. You can catch up with the girls too and leave feeling revived and happy.
Big big thanks to Jessica at Red7 Leisure for these great ideas – do hop on over to their website to learn a bit more about what they can do for your stag/hen weekend. Don’t forget to also check out some of the other features on hen parties on this very blog.
A great weekend to all… Don’t forget, the first ever ‘In the He House’ – our new man blog is coming on Monday. x