5 Winter Hen Party Activities
There is nothing like a Winter hen party. It might be dark and cold outside, but nothing beats that festive feeling. For any of you out there who are planning the most awesome send off for your bestie around the festive season, we have put together a few alternative hen party ideas for keeping the hen troops entertained over the hen weekend.
Visit Santa’s Grotto
Take a trip down memory lane with an all time favourite winter experience and go sit on the old guy’s knee. If at all possible you could try organise with the team at Santa’s workshop to have the Bride put on the naughty list to add to the fun. Of course Santa has been known to be a bit of a chancer himself so no doubt this will make for some great fun and festive Kodak moments.
Ice skating can be a great way to get the whole gang giggling. With festive music, the smell of hot chocolate and festive food filling the air, this is a great one for getting everyone in the spirit and no doubt there will be a few less than dignified skaters who spend most of the time on their bum providing the laughs for everyone.
Warning: best to check out that all involved are physically up to skating before deciding on this one.
Gift Wrapping Class/Tree Decoration DIY
Christmas can be an expensive time for everyone, so why not go down the DIY activity route. Keep it fun and simple. Look up a few gift wrapping or DIY tree decorations tutorials on Youtube or a crafty blog. Put on your teacher’s hat and wow them all with your artsy creativity. All you will require are some materials which can be sourced super cheap. Lauren Conrad eat your heart out!!
Trip to the Pantomime
Revisit your youth and take a trip to the local pantomime. The Panto is always great fun and is an activity suitable for everyone from your Aunty Betty to your other halves younger sister, - win-win!! A twist on this is a trip to a panto’s naughty cousin, the adult panto. This has become increasingly popular in more recent years and is a guaranteed comic night out, but with a strictly 18+ admission rule, be sure to check that this one is suitable for all attending and maybe leave Aunty Betty at home for this one...!
As important as it is to cover the budget conscious party, there is always room for a few hen party splurge ideas too. What better way to send your bestie off into winter wonderland marital bliss than getting everyone in the spirit at a stunning Christmas Market. Among the top 10 in Europe are Munich, Vienna, Krakow, Prague and Budapest to name a few. A little closer to home there is the stunning market that takes over the city of Bath. A Christmas shopper’s paradise, each year 170 chalets packed full of gorgeous Christmas gifts line the streets surrounding the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Depending on which side of the pond you are one, there is also the Christmas Market in Dublin with more than 60 chalets taking up residence in St. Stephen’s Green.
So there you have it. Some festive activities sure to keep the most fabulous of hen parties entertained throughout the winter season. Now get to planning Brideslaves!
Written by Aisling Rigney of thehenplanner.com, the home of the stylish hen party
Photography by The Pinwheel Collective
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Bride: Meg Killory
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