Article published: May 24th, 2023

What is an Alternative Hen Party?


Have you been tasked with planning an alternative hen party? Has the bride-to-be declared that a traditional hen party isn’t her cup and tea, and she wants something more unconventional?

If you’re seeking something different for your hen party, then explore these alternative hen party ideas that offer a refreshing twist. Plan a memorable hen party that suits her personality and preferences.


Wellness Retreats

If you’re looking for the perfect escape from the stress of wedding planning and want to feel rejuvenated and relaxed, this is the hen party weekend for you. From soothing yoga sessions to spa treatments. A hen party wellness retreat will help you discover inner peace, bond with friends and leave feeling refreshed and revitalised.


Outdoor Adventure Weekend

Perfect for the adventurous bride! Pack your weekend full of exhilarating activities such as hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking or paddleboarding. Embrace the adrenaline rush and create unforgettable moments.


Creative Workshops

Great for the creative brides-to-be and getting the whole bride tribe involved, there is something for everyone. From cooking classes, cocktail making, painting, pottery, or even flower crown making, these hands-on activities offer a fun and interactive way to spend your hen party time together. Unleash your inner artist and let your creativity flow!

If the bride-to-be is a potential budding artist or has a creative side, this kind of weekend will work really well.


Weekend Getaways

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life with a weekend away with your besties. Get your bride tribe to immerse themselves in local culture, and cuisine and explore nearby attractions. Try wine tasting, sightseeing, or taking in a local festival. Embrace nature and enjoy walking in the countryside. This is a great alternative hen party that promises plenty of bonding and relaxation.


Retro or Themed Party

Girls love a theme, and you can really personalise your hen party weekend to the bride-to-be’s taste. Encourage everyone to dress up in period-specific styles like the roaring 1920s or vibrant 1980s. Let your imaginations run wild and create a night filled with nostalgia and excitement.


Charity or Volunteer Work

Give back and make a difference for brides with a heart for helping others. Consider organising a hen party focused on giving back to the community. Participate in a volunteer project, charity event or fundraising activity. Create positive memories and make an impact on the lives of others.


There are loads of alternatives to a traditional hen weekend, so why not break away and create your own unique and memorable hen party?


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