Have you been tasked with the special honour of planning a hen party? If the thought of this is totally stressing you out, don’t panic! It’s likely that guests of varying ages will be on the hen party invite list, so it’s important to plan a day (or weekend) that everyone will enjoy. We’ve put together a list of perfect ideas for a hen do to remember, that are sure to please everyone!
The ultimate pamper experience
What better way for the bride to wind down and relax after wedding planning stress? From manicures to massages, a pamper session will give you the chance to indulge while spending quality time together. Combining this with a stay in the country is the ideal way of creating an extra special experience – The Secret Spa offers luxury mobile spa packages throughout Cornwall – using 100% certified organic products for a truly blissful treat.
Find your inner zen
Indulge mind and body with relaxation and amazing memories for the bride-to-be with a yoga-based hen party. Whether you know that the hen-do guests are already yoga enthusiasts, or complete novices (or a mix of both), an experienced yoga teacher will be able to cater for all abilities and provide a brilliant and nourishing way to unwind & recharge. You could always combine this zen experience with healthy and delicious meals and juices to nourish the body (or indulge with cakes and cocktails…).
Whether you want to join in a larger group class, or breathe the sea air by arranging your own beach yoga class – we recommend contacting Shine Yoga –
‘I create yoga classes that are filled with fun and laughter, joy and inspiration’ – Jen, Shine Yoga Founder
Crown and glory
Get in touch with your inner florist and enjoy creating fabulous flower crowns. Combine the workshop with afternoon tea and bubbles for a crafty experience with plenty of laughter. We recommend expert floral designer Cat from Tide Flowers, who runs bespoke flower crown workshops using gorgeous British flowers and will guide you through every step of the creative process. Natural flower crowns can also be dried, providing the hens with a special keepsake of a wonderful hen celebration.
‘Flower crown hen parties are a great way for your hens to get to know each other if they don’t already and you can all wear your flower crowns out on the town that evening!’ – Cat, Tide Flowers
Cook up a storm
Add a culinary twist to the hen celebrations with a tailor-made cooking experience. An informal cookery class is a great way for guests to bond while enjoying some delicious food and picking up some new skills. Emma recently spent a week honing her cooking skills with a team of high calibre chefs in preparation for special gathering feasts at Treseren, so we can personally recommend The Truro School of Cookery, who offer bespoke tailor-made cookery experiences in their brand-new specialised kitchens.
All these suggestions work just as well for weekends away as for hen weekends – perfect for celebrating a special birthday or occasion. If you’re searching for the perfect bolthole for your hen party celebrations, then we offer great packages at Shepherds House, just get in touch!