Great Hen Party Themes

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The hen experience is one of the most time-honoured, fun-filled rites of passage for the bride-to-be. Whether it’s a one night affair, a weekend away or a full-blown hen holiday, it should be a personal reflection of her personality and interests, but also take into account the dynamics of the group. The options are endless, so to help you out, we’ve put together a selection of our eight favourite hen themes.

The Debauched Hen: What better place to start than the utter cliché of a sex, alcohol and general debauchery infused hen. Go all out and hire a stripper to entertain the group, then move on to a pole dancing class to take the reins of your own girl power. Have some sexy naked butlers serve you cocktails and canapés before heading out for a bar crawl, or to get your groove on in an exclusive VIP nightclub.

The Sophisticated Hen: Don’t fancy getting drunk on body shots or watching the gyrating hips of a naked stranger? Than take the high road and enjoy a spot of wine tasting followed by a three course meal. Want to give the experience that added touch of class? Why not travel in style in your very own stretch limo.

The Pampering Hen: This is an opportunity for pure, unadulterated, undisturbed girl time so why not make the most of it with a Thai massage, a trip to the day spa or thermal baths (you might wonder which city can offer the whole lot, well look no further!). The bride-to-be will need to test out her wedding hair do, so why not turn an otherwise boring errand into a hen extravaganza with a collective day at the hair salon. If you’re planning a big night, treat yourselves to a professional group makeover or go for a girly trip to get your nails done.

The Burlesque Hen: A popular activity for hen event’s these day is the Liza Minelli influenced Burlesque Hen. You ladies love dressing up in waist enhancing corsets, little black hot-pants, fishnets and a bowler hat! Take your burlesque theme to the next level with a burlesque dance class. And it doesn’t have to end there, how about learning to samba or belly dance while you’re at it!

The Culinary Hen: Learning new things is always an enriching experience, so before you head off into a haven of domestic bliss, why not learn some culinary tricks to impress your friends and family. You could learn how to make chocolate bon-bons in Prague or dumplings in Krakow. And if doing cooking yourself sounds too much like hard work, why not indulge in a culinary tour to discover the best eateries in the area?

The Outdoor Hen: For the more active hen group, get Mother Nature involved in your theme and plan some wholesome activities in the great outdoors. Going on a group hike is a wonderful way to spend some quality time together, while a horse riding trek is another fun way to spend your day. Want to get wet and wild? Try kayaking , white water rafting or even underwater walking. Fancy something a little less strenuous? Sit back and relax on a jeep safari or rent a yacht for a sunny day on the sea.

The Adrenalin Hen: A great way to get pumped up before a big night out is to get the adrenalin rushing around your body with high octane activities such as paintball or laser tag. If that AK 47sounds a little tame for your liking, try going out to a real range for a shooting session. The speed demons out there might enjoy go karting or quad biking, and for the die-hard sports women out there flex those muscles and have a go at abseiling.

The Cultural Hen: Miles away from the Debauched Theme is the cultural themed hen experience. If you and your group are travelling abroad, why not go on a city tour or, enjoy the sights on a private river boat tour. For the more artistically inclined perhaps try your hand at silk screen making. If this all sounds a bit too normal or highbrow, why not add a touch of hen-worthy fuel to the fire with a destination specific tasting session like vodka tasting in Poland or visiting a local brewery in Cyprus.