Fabulous Hen Party at Home Ideas
Home Hen Party Activities
If you’ve been tasked with planning a hen party at home, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s plenty of great ideas that are a little more exciting than simply ordering a pizza and sticking Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on the TV. With a little extra creativity and some expert planning, you can give the bride-to-be an unforgettable hen night from the comfort of your own home. Plus after a few too many homemade cocktails, it’s just like being in Vegas…
DIY Spa Day
Pros: You don’t have to worry about sharing a sauna with a hairy fat man
Cons: You may become too relaxed to do anything… Yawn
Give your bride-to-be a little TLC in time for her big day and organise a pampering day. Whether you fancy yourself as a little beauty therapist or want the professionals to come to you, don’t forget a little bit of fizz to help celebrate her special day. Take a look at these classy hen party ideas for more inspiration.
Nude Life Drawing
Pros: A naked man in your living room. It feels a little naughty and we like it.
Cons: The gorgeous male model can’t stay all night
Release a little schoolgirl humour with a hen party life drawing class. Unleash your artistic side as you sketch and draw your model in multiple positions. Even better, your model will play a number of fun hen party games guaranteed to lift the atmosphere. This personal and fun activity will definitely see your bride-to-be blush when she has to pose with the model in the final shot. Look at these daytime at home activities for a hen party for more creative inspiration.
Tapas Supper Club
Pros: You can pretend you’re a whizz in the kitchen
Cons: Prepare to be disappointed when the girls find out who the real master is
This unique and tasty Vintage Tapas Evening will impress all the hen party guests. Sit back and relax as the restaurant is brought you. Choose from six delicious tapas dishes, which will be served on vintage china and enjoy the vintage music from a traditional gramophone. A memorable hen party meal that will satisfy all senses.
A Pop-up Cocktail Bar Complete with Topless Waiter
Pros: Drinks are always cheaper at home!
Cons: Someone’s gotta wash all the dirty glasses (Bagsy not us)
If cocktail making is just your cup of tea, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of cocktail bars and mobile mixologists that will cater for hen parties ahead of the wedding day. You’ll get your very own pop-up bar, cocktail-making lesson and the option of a topless barman. Why not ask him to create a bespoke cocktail just for the bride or release a little friendly competition with a cocktail-making competition?
Themed Dinner Party and a Private Chef
Pros: You can pretend you have you a private chef for one night only
Cons: Tomorrow it’s jacket potatoes and cheesy beans on the menu
Private Chefs don’t have to break the bank balance and with your own selection of booze, it can often be a fantastic idea for hen parties on a budget. Simply choose your theme, and your chef will create a delicious menu. Plus, these pictures will certainly ooze class on Instagram.
Bake Off Hen Party
Pros: You get cake. Need we say more?
Cons: Not everyone will get to the lick the bowl
Led by a qualified chef, you and your hens will be split into teams before being set a fun baking challenge. Deliciously sweet and ideal for breaking the ice, this vintage hen party activity will test your cooking and teamwork skills. You’ll even get to eat your treats at the end. Ready, Set, Bake!
DIY Wine and Cheese Night
Pros: Oh come on, look at the title -plus it can be as cheap as you like!
Cons: Too much cheese can cause nightmares. It’s official
We challenge you to find two better things! Nope, it’s impossible. Invest in some good quality cheeses, wines, biscuits, chutney, and a few grapes for garnish. Not only is it a great idea for foodies, but it is also ideal if you’re looking for a civilised activity in which all ages can get involved. Remember you can always do vodka shots once your future mother-in-law has gone! Check out these 9 Clever Tips For Hosting a Fabulous Wine And Cheese Party.
BBQ and Garden Glamping
Pros: The toilets will be better than a traditional festival
Cons: Knowing that your warm cosy bed is just inside is more than difficult
Why pay hundreds of pounds to stand in a muddy field when you can stand in your own muddy garden for free? Okay, we’re joking. Fire up the BBQ, indulge in various burger sauces and toppings and set up your glamping site. Check out Boutique Camping for glam camping accessories that are sure to wow!
A glamorous makeover and vintage tea party
Pros: Every girl loves to get her glam on
Cons: Choosing your era is a tough decision
Every girl loves getting her glam on, so why not treat your hens to a vintage makeover and tea party? With a dressing-up suitcase jam-packed with retro accessories, you can transport yourself to any era you like. Traditional afternoon tea, pretty china, and of course, vintage music will also be included.
Who did it? A murder mystery evening
Pros: It’s unlikely that anyone has ever been to a hen party like it
Cons: It may release a little competition
If you want to get your bride-to-be’s brain ticking over, then an evening of mystery, mayhem, and murder is on the cards. For all the rules and how to plan the ultimate murder mystery hen party, head to http://www.nightofmystery.com. Get all the girls in their best Gatsby-style dresses for ultimate glam.
A Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Craft Party
Pros: You could create something for the big day
Cons: If art isn’t your strong point, it might look like something the kids have made
The perfect activity for those creative brides, a crafts day is easy to organise and will keep you occupied for hours. From fascinator workshops to flower crown making, there are plenty of mobile creative businesses just waiting to entertain your hens.
Pros: You’ll find out whether you’ve met Mr Right before it’s too late
Cons: That girl who’s always the bridesmaid and never the bride may not like her reading
Find out what the future has in store with a psychic evening. Choose from tarot or palm readings or go out with a psychic supper. Plus, there are loads of companies offering a whole host of workshops and games to ensure that the spirits are lifted.
Home Hen Party Games
BEST FOR A CHEAP LAUGH
Get everyone to write down a question at home – naughty or nice – and place it inside a balloon. Blow the balloons up, and throughout the night, the bride-to-be chooses a balloon, pops it and answers the questions. Note to self: The popping never gets easier. Want to get the whole group involved? Then every hen answers the questions, too! Guaranteed to get everyone giggling. Looking for balloons? We love these confetti balloons by Party Pieces!
BEST FOR PRE-DRINKS
You’ve probably heard of beer pong, but Prosecco Pong is a classic hen party at-home game that fizzes with fun. Split into teams, pour some drink and try to get your ball into the opposite cups. Whoever lands their ball in the cup, wins that prosecco. Plus, it’s a great picture opportunity – watch those concentrated faces…
Mr + Mrs
BEST FOR DIGGING INTO THE BRIDE’S RELATIONSHIP
This hen-do game takes a little preparation but will show you a different side of the bride. Before the hen night, ask the groom 20 questions. Then, once the hen party has begun, ask your bride-to-be the same questions and see how many times their responses match. For some question inspiration, take a look at our Hen Party Mr. and Mrs. Quiz Questions.
For maximum bridesmaid brownie points, try the brilliant Him&HerVideos website to create a glossy Mr and Mrs video complete with graphics and music. It’s a fantastic way to get the groom on-screen and the website does all the work for you.
The Wine Tasting Game
BEST FOR PRETENDING YOU’RE SOPHISTICATED
We’ve all got that mate who claims to know her Pinot from her Chardonnay and now you can really test her taste buds. Ask each guest to bring a bottle of wine, cover the labels and taste each bottle. Then vote for your favourite wine and the person who bought the wine will reveal the cost of the bottle. Great fun while drinking wine at home – need we say more?
The Present Game
BEST FOR A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
Every hen brings a gift for the bride that reminds them of their friendship. Line them up and then get the bride to guess who brought which gift. The gifts can be as small or big as you like. Our favourites include a handwritten poem, a CD compilation, a tacky t-shirt or a photo of the first night you met.
BEST FOR PLAYING WHILE OUT AND ABOUT
This personalised prosecco challenge is a must for any hen party at home. Whether you’re heading abroad or staying closer to home, be sure to take these pop-up dice with you and set some fizz-fuelled dares. These bubbly challenges are fantastic, from pretending to be a prosecco expert to getting a stranger to buy you a glass. Even better, there are cocktail and gin versions if prosecco isn’t your thing.
The Cocktail Challenge
BEST FOR KICKING OFF YOUR NIGHT AT HOME
Test your hen’s knowledge with some cheeky cocktails. Invest in some cocktail quiz sheets (like these) and see if your hens can guess these naughty names. It’s even funnier when the answers are wrong, so expect some spectacular guesses. Even better – why not ask the barman to create a cocktail based on the wrong guesses?
The Bride Quiz
BEST FOR SEEING WHO KNOWS THE BRIDE BEST
Split all the hens into mixed teams – you don’t want all her university friends together. Then, hand out these personalised quizzes and see how well everyone knows the bride. To really heat things up, confirm the answer after each question. Those who got it wrong have to take a shot. This quiz really could end up anywhere.
Gin & Tonic Pong
Gin lovers (that’s all of us, right?), this hen party game is for you. For the ultimate makeover to the classic beer-based game, gin fans can find gin pong at gettingpersonal.co.uk (while there’s also a classy prosecco pong version available at Not On The High Street).
Hens are bound to love this as a way to get the party started and it’s a great way to get a little light-hearted competition in to your evening! Although might we suggest adding gin and tonic rather than straight gin to the cups?!
Never Have I Ever
BEST FOR A CLASSIC DRINKING GAME
From drinking in the park at 15 to drinking value vodka at university, Never Have I Ever is everyone’s favourite drinking game. Not only does it get the party going, but it’s a great way to find out some naughty tales about the other hens. Note to self: don’t let all your best mate’s secrets out; you still want some friends for the plane home.
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So girls, with these ideas for a hen party at home, you can arrange an unforgettable celebration in the comfort of your very own homes. Not only will your bride-to-be be impressed, but you’ll sure be in the good books for years to come. For more inspiration, check out even more Classy Hen Party Games or Hen Party Decorations & Accessory Ideas.