12 Hen Party Activities At Home

 

You might think that hosting a hen party at home or your hen party house sounds like a bore, but we’re here to tell you otherwise. Besides, it’s not the venue that makes the party – it’s the people! This means you don’t need to blow the budget on expensive activities and you can focus on what’s more important – having fun!

To help you plan the perfect hen do, we’ve put together a list of hen party activities at home that is guaranteed to give your bride-to-be the perfect send-off! 

Enjoy an afternoon tea party

Fun rating: 4
Best for: Hen guests of all ages 
Cost: Buy an afternoon tea kit from £15 pp

Afternoon tea is chic, sophisticated and so easy to recreate at home. All you need are some stylish decorations, tasty treats and not forgetting a few bottles of bubbly! If the thought of planning it all by yourself is overwhelming, just ask each of the hens to bring a few food items and you’ll soon have a delicious spread.

 

Murder mystery hen night

Fun rating: 5
Best for: A memorable hen party 
Cost: Buy a murder mystery kit for £20 online

Looking for unique hen party ideas at home? A murder mystery hen party theme is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Each hen dresses up as their given character, and you spend the evening wining, dining and solving clues as to whodunnit! This interactive activity is the perfect way to break the ice too. 

 

Try your skills at life drawing

Fun rating: 5
Best for: Having a giggle
Cost: Prices start at £20pp

Nude life drawing is a home hen party idea full of giggles and fun, but it’s also great for getting creative too. With a glass of fizz in hand, your professional life model will strike a range of poses as you get busy working on your masterpiece. At the end, you’ll be given a folder of everyone’s drawings to laugh at in years to come!

 

Throw a dinner party

Fun rating: 3
Best for: Keeping it classy
Cost: 3-course meals from £10pp (low budget option)

Nothing says a classy hen do like a dinner party. But don’t worry, we’re not expecting you to do all the catering! You could hire a caterer or for a low-budget option, ask all the hens to bring a dish or two. Just make sure they’re a mix of starters, mains and desserts. You could even pick a theme to make it more interesting, like a colour palette, the 80s or al fresco! 

 

Arrange a treasure hunt

Fun rating: 4
Best for: A classic hen party game
Cost: Free (but depends if you need to buy any items)

You don’t have to be at pubs or clubs to play the classic hen party scavenger hunt. Just have the bride-to-be complete pranks, tasks or find items around the house instead. Or if you fancy a little competition, split the hen group into teams and race to be the first to tick all the items off the list! 

 

Host a pizza-making party

Fun rating: 3
Best for: Making a tasty treat
Cost: From £5 per pizza

A pizza-making party gives each hen the chance to be their very own chef. Toss the dough then sprinkle on your favourite toppings. It’s the perfect low-budget idea for a hen because all you need are the ingredients. Find a recipe online, or some restaurants even sell their own pizza-making kits. Why not go all out and buy personalised chef hats and aprons!

 

Play the toilet paper wedding dress game 

Fun rating: 4
Best for: Some friendly competition
Cost: £10 for toilet rolls and sellotape

This hen party game sees the group split into teams and race against the clock to make the “best” wedding dress out of toilet paper. All you need is toilet paper (obviously), sellotape and a bit of creativity! The bride-to-be will be the judge and will crown the winner after the time is up. Make things interesting by giving the losing team a forfeit!

 

Organise a cocktail-making class

Fun rating: 5
Best for: A virtual hen party
Cost: Classes from £30pp

If your hen party group isn’t able to meet up, why not organise a virtual cocktail-making class? Everything you need will be delivered straight to your front door. On the day, your guide will talk you through how to make your delicious cocktail. You’ll be a cocktail-making wizard by the end… we’ll have ours shaken, not stirred! 

 

Have a pampering session

Fun rating: 3
Best for: Having some downtime 
Cost: This will depend on the tools you’ll need

Wedding planning can be exhausting, so why not give the bride-to-be some much-needed R&R with a DIY pamper session. Find out what she likes to do to relax and then pick up some supplies – face masks, nail kits, facial rollers, bath bombs and candles are perfect for recreating a luxurious spa-like experience. 

 

Compete in a hen party bake-off

Fun rating: 5
Best for: A hands-on hen party activity 
Cost: From £10 per bake including equipment

The perfect hen party is recreating everyone’s favourite baking TV show. Have all the hens follow the same recipe and once the bakes are out of the oven, let the judging commence! Nominate the bride-to-be to judge, or have everyone score each other’s creations and the one with the highest points wins. Ready, set, bake!

 

Make your own flower crowns

Fun rating: 4
Best for: Getting crafty
Cost: DIY flower crown kits from £15pp

If you’re planning a hen party at home, everyone will love getting involved in a bit of arts and crafts. Buy a DIY flower crown kit for each hen and get to work making your sparkling headpieces – which you can proudly adorn all night long. They’ll look fabulous in all the selfies too! 

 

Host a hen party sleepover theme

Fun rating: 3
Best for: Bonding with all the hens
Cost: Free (but consider buying snacks, drinks and supplies for hen party activities)

Having a girly sleepover is probably the best way to make the most of a hen do at home. Choose some of the hen party activities from this list to organise the perfect do for the bride-to-be. End the night with some films, a pamper or lounging around in your pyjamas. To make it extra special, put together some party bags for the hens to take home with them as a souvenir. Check out this popular hen party house in Brighton, that has its own cinema room! 

Popular Hen Party Destinations

Brighton

Manchester

Cotswold

Bristol

Liverpool

Bath

London

Types of hen party houses

Luxury Hen Party Houses
Celebrate in style in an ultra-luxurious hen party house. From swimming pools and tennis courts to private butlers and elegant roll-top baths, these incredible properties come with everything you need to make your hen do extra special.
Hen Party Houses With Hot Tubs
Nothing says ‘hen party’ quite like having your very own hot tub. Whether you’re enjoying glasses of fizz whilst watching the sunset or soaking away the night before, the hot tub is the perfect place to start and end the hen party fun.
Hen Party Country Houses
Party like royalty at your very own manor house, set in the heart of the countryside. Spend evenings laughing and drinking wine around the long oak table and, come morning, blow the cobwebs away with an invigorating countryside walk.
Hen Party Houses In The City
Bag yourself a chic and sleek hen party pad, set in the centre of a city. Culture vultures and party animals alike will love having the bustle of the town on their very doorstep. What’s more, with no need to organise taxis or minibuses to drive you around, planning a night out for all the girls has never been easier.
Hen Party Houses By The Beach
Calling all beach babes and mermaids, it’s time to celebrate in a sensational seaside setting. Book yourself a bohemian beach hut, put a few bottles of bubbles on ice and sit back and enjoy the view. During the day, you can take the group out sailing or for walks along the beach. Come evening, a fresh fish dinner and drinks at a pretty seaside spot should definitely be on the agenda.
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