After years of friendship or sisterhood in some cases, you’ve been through everything together. The laughs, the tears, the fallouts and the break-ups and now your BFF is getting married. Naturally, she’s asked you to be her maid of honour and you delightfully accept before she can even finish her sentence. Now, if you’re anything like us, you forget all about the wedding and your mind will dart straight to planning the BEST hen party to send off your best girl. Here’s some hen party inspiration for planning the ultimate last night off freedom before sending her off into the sunset of happiness with Mr. Right.
Hen Party Inspiration
With it being the year of the yogi, it wouldn’t be surprising if the bride to be is a health-conscious lady. Traditionally, hen parties are associated with boozy parties that look like an episode from girls gone wild. Now, not that there’s anything wrong with this, but if she is more into her raw food and smoothies than a night on the town, it could be a good idea to go down the zen hen route. Think spa weekend mixed with an afternoon filled with yoga. This kind of send-off is becoming increasingly popular and also means older family members can join in the fun too. Why not take a look at our spa packages that we offer at each of our hotels, we also have state-of-the-art gym facilities. So, treat your bride-to-be to a relaxing weekend away and don’t worry, the bottle of Prosecco can still join the party, come on, it would be rude not to invite the fizz wouldn’t it?
If your BFF would rather spend her weekends getting her next adrenaline fix than in the local shopping centre, it might be an idea to organise a hen do a little out of the ordinary. Enjoying a group activity together is great for creating new memories that will have you laughing for years to come. Why not head to Bournemouth for a beach retreat and sign up to one of the many surf schools on the infamous seven mile stretch of golden sands. Surfing is a fun water-sport, that will give you a sense of achievement when you catch your first wave. Plus it will have you all in stitches at each other when you don’t quite make the wave. Take a look at our three hotels in Bournemouth, Bournemouth Carlton, Bournemouth West Cliff and Bournemouth East Cliff all with ocean views making it the perfect last single girls weekend for the bride-to-be.
A traditional hen party, experiencing a wild night out with her hens could be more what the bride-to-be has in mind when saying her last goodbye to being a single lady. If this is the case, the UK is home to many cities bustling with vibrant nightlife. Liverpool has long been a popular destination for girls on tour and there’s good reason for it. The scouser’s certainly know how to have a good time, with Matthew Street turning into party central at the weekends. The street is brimming with live music from the many late night bars. That’s not the only place in Liverpool that offers music and a place to dance away until dawn. Check out notorious gay club Garlands for an outrageously fun night. Why not make a weekend of it with some retail therapy at Liverpool One and a trip to a Liverpool salon for a Liverpool favourite, the curly blow dry, before a night on the tiles with the girls. Before heading to a comfortable bed at one of our Liverpool hotels, Feathers or The Alicia.
Is the bride-to-be a reality TV fanatic? Does she know the ins and outs of the latest gossip on The Only Way Is Essex? Well, this might just be the perfect hen party inspiration for her. Plan a weekend trip to the home of the TOWIE cast and enjoy a unique tour of the locations from the hit ITV show. Brit Movie Tours offer a four hour TOWIE tour, where get the chance to see the casts favourite haunts and have a browse inside the shops owned by cast members that appear on the show. If you’re lucky you might even get the chance to say hello and have a photo taken with the TOWIE stars. Once you’ve finished the tour head back to our London Chigwell hotel for some pampering before a night of partying like the stars. You can’t do a TOWIE hen do without heading for a night out at The Sugar Hut now can you?
If your bride-to-be is after a civilised affair that’s suitable for all ages and members of the family, then think about a country retreat. Escape to the beautiful Stourport Manor in the Worcestershire countryside with the girls. You can enjoy the fabulous views of the River Severn, go for walks in the country, or even enjoy the 9-hole pitch and putt. This is a very British retreat, so why not toast it with a quintessential English tradition, a spot of afternoon tea in the private beautiful grounds. There’s also a fabulous health club with spa and tennis courts fro the more active members of the group. This could be the perfect more family orientated hen party inspiration to send the bride-to-be off into marital heaven.
Now you’ve got some hen party inspiration it’s time to get planning. Check out our top 10 things to when organising a hen party here: http://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/blog/top-10-things-to-do-when-organising-a-hen-party