Your hen party is one of the most exciting events in your life — celebrating the end of your single life before a whole new stage as a wife. It’s a great time to get together with the important girls in your life and enjoy each other’s company without distraction.
If you want to splash out on your hen party, we’ve come up with five luxury hen party ideas!
Hire a Luxury Cottage
Companies such as Unique Home Stays offer a selection of exclusive use properties which are perfect for a hen party with a difference. Stay on the Cornish coast in a cottage that sleeps ten, or enjoy a Welsh wonder with its own heated pool, sauna and hot tub.
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Claire from Unique Home Stays explains why they’re the perfect choice for those seeking a high-end hen party: “We have the perfect weekend house party solutions for discerning ladies who crave a hearty measure of decadence, style and class... Stay a while and lap up the elegance and luxury of your surroundings whilst catching-up with your sister hens. With a food hamper on arrival, swimming pools and hot-tubs in the house and professional chefs who will organise everything from selecting and preparing the perfect local ingredients, to cooking and serving an epicurean delight — we can arrange it all; perfect for unwinding after a hard day hitting the shops.” Just bring the bottles of champagne and get ready to relax!
Enjoy a Spa Break
A spa break is a traditional hen activity for a reason! Planning a wedding is stressful, so there’s no better way to unwind and feel your best in the run up to your wedding than to relax as someone pampers you. Combine your spa treatments with a weekend away in a different city, where you can enjoy shopping trips and the nightlife too!
Paul, from The Sophisticated Hen, explains: “‘The Sophisticated Hen provides the perfect solution for hens that want the classier version for their weekend. Aspirational and inspirational it matches hens with luxurious properties and quality activities doing all the hard organisational work, leaving only the fun part. The properties are either owned by us or personally inspected to ensure only the best for our hens, along with using activity partners that are tried and trusted.”
If the bride is a real foodie, consider a decadent meal for your hen party treat. A famous restaurant at a luxury hotel such as The Savoy will provide an unforgettable dining experience, and you may even spot a few celebrities as you devour the delicious food.
Chanel Beauty Boutique
Who doesn’t want to experience the luxury of Chanel? The Chanel Wedding Party recently launched in London’s Covent Garden, and it’s a party everyone wants an invitation too. The bride and her hens get exclusive use of the Beauty Boutique’s ground floor, and will receive tips and advice from Chanel’s expert makeup artists.
The roaring 20s are so on trend right now, and the decadent fashion is perfect for a luxury hen party. Embrace the trend by enjoying flapper fancy dress and taking lessons in the Charleston, before enjoying a champagne afternoon tea. Finished with a vintage photo shoot, it’s a unique and fun experience for everyone!
Image credit: Creative Commerical Photography (top right); Rhiannon Williams
Kim-Lin, 1920s obsessive and the brains behind the fabulous Charleston Dance and Vintage Hen Parties, sums up why they’re the perfect choice for off-beat luxury: “One of our most luxury venues for our 1920s hen parties is Basildon Park in Berkshire, where the Downton Abbey Christmas special was filmed. There, our hen party groups can feel transported into another era for a day! It’s a beautiful Georgian mansion, and hens have private use of the eccentric, mural painted Garden Room for their activities, including dancing the Charleston, a glamorous 1920s photo-shoot, Champagne Afternoon Tea on vintage china. It’s perfect for a unique and beautiful vintage 1920s day out!”
If you’re still on the hunt for hen party inspirtation then check out the hen and stag party section on hitched.co.uk for even more exciting ideas.