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10 Unique and Exciting Hen Party Ideas for the Modern Bride


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The idea of hen parties traces its humble beginnings in Ancient Greece. Back then, hen parties consisted of a rite of passage ritual and a lengthy feast with the female friends and family members of the bride-to-be.

Fast forward to present day, bachelorette parties involve more exciting activities such as heart-racing adventures, heart-to-heart talk in teepees and spa weekends. If you plan to tie the knot the soon, you ought to start thinking about your hen party too! Below are a few awesome ideas you can use:

#1 Paintball

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If you love Alice from Resident Evil or Lara Croft from Tomb’s Raider, you will surely love a paintball-themed hen do party. It’s the best way to get rid of your wedding jitters. Paintball companies offer various packages for bride-to-bes. Choose from a variety of cinematic venues and awesome props. Make sure to bring your A-game with your team mates.

#2 Escape Room

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If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew or other famous sleuths, then you will surely love spending your bachelorette party in an escape room. There are thousands of escape rooms that you can check out.

Some of the best escape rooms in the world are The Basement LA in California, USA, Claustrophobia Escape Room in Russia, and Trapped in a Room with a Zombie in Chicago, USA. enjoy solving puzzles and finding missing items within a short timeframe.

#3 Kart Racing

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Kart racing is an exciting activity that you and your bridesmaid can enjoy. Even if you’re not an adrenaline junkie, you will surely have fun on the tracks. For extra fun, you can challenge your bridesmaid to a race.

There are several companies that offer flexible kart racing packages for bachelorette parties. Along with the gears and racing activities, some kart racing companies also provide club passes.

#4 Weekend at the Farm

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If you want to enjoy a totally different experience, go and spend your hen party weekend in a farm. You and your guests will surely love the charming and homey vibe of the countryside. There are vendors that offer top-notch farm party packages.

You can enjoy doing various farm activities such as bread making, cow milking, animal feeding and hen chasing.  

#5 Spa Getaway

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It’s challenging to prepare for weddings. Make sure that you allot enough time to relax before your big day. You don’t want to have dark circles around your eyes or clogged pores the day you exchange I Dos with your future husband.

Unwind and relax when you’re done with all the wedding preparation. Book a trip to a spa resort. If you don’t like partying, you can just treat your girlfriends to a spa getaway for your hen do celebration. Enjoy a relaxing massage session, body rubs, facial treatments, and foot spa with your dearest friends and family.

#6 Glamping

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Glamping is not only for music fest goers and boho-chic gals. It’s also an awesome activity you an include in your hen do party. Glamping provides you the perfect opportunity to enjoy nature and chat with your friends.

There are various companies that offer superb packages. You can stay in serviced yurts, bell tents or teepees. Some packages allow you to enjoy crafting lessons, campfire activities, yoga lessons, and even a fine bottle of champagne.

#7 Karaoke Challenge

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Love singing? Bring out your inner pop diva with an old-school karaoke challenge. Belt out songs from music icons like Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, and Spice Girls. There are a lot of hotels that offer karaoke packages for hen party celebrations.

Connect with a party vendor and book a night of endless fun and music with the rest of your bridal squad.

#8 Make Up Lesson

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You’re only a few days away from your wedding, so why not host a free make-up lesson with your entourage? Enlist the help of a professional hair and make-up artist so your guests can learn many useful beauty tips that they can use on your wedding. Surely there’s a talented make-up specialist in your area.

Don’t forget to take pictures after the tutorial classes, so you can share the results with the world. You can even create a special hashtag if you will upload your photos on Instagram or Twitter.

#9 Belly Dancing tutorial

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Belly dancing is not only a fun activity you can share with your gals. It’s also a sacred ritual dance that will help you strengthen your core, awaken your spirit and improve the flexibility of your back muscles. It’s easy to learn the basic moves as long as you hire a friendly and dedicated dance instructor.

You can invite all your female guests to a belly dancing challenge a few days before your big day. Get ready to shake your hips!

#10 Classic Strip Fest

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Every hen party needs a sexy and entertaining male stripper. Don’t you agree? Male strip shows is one of the most popular hen party themes around the globe. Get ready to hear everyone giggling and teasing each other when the stripper starts his dance routine.

Hire a trusted party vendor for your classic strip show needs. They can provide you an extensive selection of seasoned male performers. You can request for any costume or props too! You can also ask the stripper to do all sorts of things.

 

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a bride who loves action-pack adventures, weekends by the countryside, long make-up sessions or karaoke challenges. It’s the 21st century. There is a variety of hen party ideas you can draw inspiration from.

Choose a hen party theme that’s closest to your heart. More importantly, choose to celebrate your last few days of being a bachelorette with your dearest and truest girlfriends.