Low key hen party ideas

Perhaps going to a comedy club and being singled out by the compere is your bride’s worst nightmare. Or maybe, she’s more tea and sugar than tequila and schnapps. Either way, a hen party doesn’t need to be loud and brash. You can have just as much fun with your BFFs with a low-key do that every age and type of bride can get involved in. 

Don’t believe us? Here, we explore some of our favourite low-key hen party ideas for the perfect hen weekend…

A Pampering Session

Wedding planning can be stressful so why not unwind in style before the big day? Whether you’re off to a fancy city spa for the day or have decided to bring the treatments to you, a girly day getting pampered is the ideal way to relax and a great low-key activity. And, why not include a glass of fizz or two? Remember, there’s no reason why you can’t call up ahead and tell them the reason for your celebration…

a girly slumber party

Yes, as our mother likes to remind us, we might nearly be 30 but a sleepover is still every girl’s dream, right? And a sleepover with alcohol is like heaven! Fuss-free but still fun, grab your mates, put a movie on, fill the fridge up with naughty snacks and get ready to have a laugh for the ultimate girls night in. You could even arrange a virtual workshop as little mid-evening entertainment.


And, if you want to take your slumber party to new heights, then why not go glamping?! Forget nylon tents and wet sleeping bags in a muddle field, there are plenty of online companies who will come to your house and set up luxury tents for the night. You could even combine with another activity like outside gin tasting. Or fire up the BBQ to keep those mouths fed. Or do both. We’re sold.

Drinks and Dinner

Because the biggest lie that girls ever tell boys is that we’re not hungry. There’s nothing better than eating and drinking so why not combine the two for an ultimate low-key hen do. Either book a cosy setting like a roof-top bar or get some private caterers in for a truly memorable evening. Don’t forget to take some pictures of your classy drinks for the gram.

A Yoga Class

Alternatively, if your bride-to-be doesn’t drink or prefers something a little calmer, then a healthy hen do will be right up her street. Start the morning with a yoga class – there’s plenty of videos online and even if you can’t quite master the downward dog, you’re sure to have a laugh. Afterwards, why not enjoy a delicious and healthy brunch? You could even include a few virgin cocktails…

Get Crafty

From life drawing art classes and bunting creating to ceramic painting and fascinator making, there are plenty of creative hen party activities that are a great idea for a low-key weekend. Try your hand at a flower crown workshop or get saucy in a garter making event. There’s even a knicker customisation and nipple tassel creation activity that are sure to result in some red faces after a drink or two. Just because you’re not out until 3am doesn’t mean you can’t still have a laugh. Get creative while enjoying quality time with the girls, and you’ll even have something to take home afterwards. 

DIY Wine And Cheese Tasting

Because what’s better than cheese and wine?! Get everyone to bring a different cheese as well as a bottle of wine and make sure you’ve stocked up on biscuits, chutney and a bit of apple if we’re being posh… Naked Wines have a great deal that won’t set you back too much. Not only is it a great activity for all ages, but your insta pictures will be new levels of bouji. And, you know what’s perfect after a few too many? A life drawing session. Who knew we could be so childish?!

Afternoon Tea

This ultimate sophisticated girly treat is ideal for a low-key hen do that all ages will enjoy. Head into the city or choose a country house and enjoy a selection of freshly baked scones, sweet treats and savoury delights. Of course, fizz is a must! Alternatively, why not create your very own DIY afternoon tea and enjoy a hen party at home with a naked butler of course…

What’s better than shopping and lunch? Taking your soon-to-be-husband’s wallet out! Keep it low-key and try on honeymoon outfits or arrange a personal shopping experience for that VIP touch. Remember to book somewhere classy for dinner afterwards – a girl’s gotta refuel…

Top tips for a low-key hen party

Keep the numbers small

One thing that is guaranteed to make the weekend stressful is large numbers and differing opinions. Be selective about who to invite and make sure that the only people who are there are the ones that the bride would really want. 


Don’t forget to dress up

Sure, your bride might not want to go clubbing but there’s nothing wrong with getting dolled up. It can still be a weekend to remember, even if you aren’t partying until the early hours. And, there’s always room for a themed hen party…  


Hen party games 

What’s a hen party without a few hen party games? From Mr & Mrs to fully interactive murder mystery events, there’s plenty of games that will certainly get the laughter (and truths) flowing. But, you might want to wait until a few of the older guests have gone to bed… 


Consider your location

Even low-key hen parties deserve an incredible location – and, you don’t have to go abroad for it. There’s plenty of hen party houses all around the UK, ideal for you and the girls. Whether you’re planning a full weekend of celebrations or a one-night stay, we’ve got a whole host of properties that will get everyone talking for the right reason.

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