Published on January 30th, 2017 | by Editor0
Unusual Hen Party Ideas
Organising a hen party doesn’t have to be stressful. Neither does it have to be the usual hen night out with a sash. Sometimes you just want something a little bit different. So to inspire you lovely ladies, we’ve pulled together some alternative and unusual hen party ideas that are sure to have everyone talking and laughing about it for years to come.
Athens Bar Crawl
Upgrade the usual stumble from bar to bar and instead crawl (hopefully not literally) across the rooftops of Athens. Covering a range of quirky rooftop bars with a local guide, you and your hens will see the city from a view point few tourists do, overlooking the stunning Parthenon and Acropolis. Plus you get to enjoy a complimentary cocktail whilst you’re up there.
Pros: a drink with one hell of a view
Cons: Drinking cocktails at ground level will never be the same again
Tapas and Paella Cookery Class
Spice up your hen do and inject a little Spanish fiesta spirit into proceedings with this alternative activity: a tapas and paella cookery class. Not only will you get to master a new dish full of fire and flavour, but you’ll also get to learn about local customs and culture from a local chef whilst enjoying plenty of sangria. Soak up the sauce by eating everything you make at the end of the class.
Pros: sangria and Spanish chefs
Cons: the moment you never get invited for ‘Spanish night’ round your friends house after insisting that a true Paella must have Saffron
Pisco Sours Cocktail Class
Transport your hens from the rainy streets of London to sunny Peru with a Pisco sours cocktail class. Thee cocktail of the moment, Pisco sours are at their best when washing down delicious ceviche which will also be to hand during the class.
Pros: a good way to get dinner and drinks with a twist for you and your girlfriends
Cons: badly mixed-sours can result in odd wincing facial expressions, and you wouldn’t want those caught on camera!
Get wrapped up in your winter woolies, stick on a helmet and get prepared to scream your way around the bobsled tracks like you’re Jamaica’s first bobsled team. From a height of 120 metres along a 1.4 mile long bobsleigh track you’ll reach speeds of 80km/hour!
Pros: a fun activity where literally no one has to worry about their hair or makeup
Cons: will anything ever seem as exciting again after this adrenaline rush?
Indian Food Tour
Indian food is one of the nation’s best loved dishes and what better place to sample it than around London’s thriving and exciting food scene? Expert guides will talk you through history and culture, but don’t worry there’s plenty of food on offer too. Winding your way through the delicacies of East London, you’ll end your tour at an authentic Punjabi restaurant.
Pros: mouth-watering food, a slice of local culture and exploring shops you may not normally walk into
Cons: spicy isn’t for everyone so make sure all hens share an enthusiasm and passion for Indian cuisine
Escape typical hen do locations of bars and clubs and head back into the great outdoors by sampling one of the UK’s most adventurous activities: gorge walking. Before you take the plunge on your big day, you and your hens can plunge head-first into pools, traverse rock walls, and enjoy slipping down natural rock slides.
Pros: Scrambling up over rocky crevices might not be to everyone’s taste but everyone will enjoy free-falling down the river afterwards
Cons: not for the faint-hearted
Vintage Multi-Activity Day
Bridget Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Audrey Hepburn. Do you ever look at the stars of yester-year and wonder whatever happened to that age of demure beauty and elegance? Step back in time with this vintage multi-activity day where you and your girls can combine two activities such as Vintage Hairdressing, vintage manicure, or even vintage dining, all set within a beautiful, quirky 50s diner.
Pros: a great way to get glammed up for the evening ahead while revelling in nostalgia
Cons: the moment you try to recreate that immaculate hair at home and end up with all the frizz
Sumo Assault Course
Fall into fits of hysterical giggles as you and your hens compete against each other in two teams to complete an assault course, in sumo suits.
Pros: mass hysterical-laughter guaranteed
Cons: a minimum of 10 people is required so not suitable for intimate hen parties
What unusual hen parties have you been on? Share with us your experiences in the comments below! Find out more unusual hen party ideas over at Chillisauce.