There's no denying that the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has been a rough little rollercoaster for absolutely everyone. And the people affected close to our lil' business are the couples who've had to postpone their weddings and hens who've either postponed or improvised (spectacularly!) so their best friend doesn't miss out!
We feel you all! We’ve seen some truly epic virtual hen dos over zoom though and have been positively refreshed by the creativity we’ve seen across all the social networks - there is no stopping you and we salute you!
Fingers crossed for right now though and with lockdown easing and the re-opening of restaurants, pubs and experiences, an actual hen-do is becoming a thing once more (hurrah!).
We had a chat with some amazing local businesses and have rounded up a few of our favourite hen party ideas for you to get planned into your future celebrations. Fingers crossed for sooner rather than later for all of these.
GET YOUR GLITTER ON WITH LUXURIOUS GLITTER
Name us a bride who doesn’t want to sparkle?! A glitter hen party is a great way to get your day or night started. You can hire our glitter fairies to come along to your celebrations and glitter your party guests up before your main celebrations. Have a bit of fun with us and get adventurous with your designs – we’ll glitter faces, chests, backs, legs, arms, collarbones and for the wilder ones of your crew, even boobs!
Fancy a go yourselves? Create your own glitter hen looks with one of our Ultimate Glitter Survival Kits.
Prices start from: £15 pp
Bride perks: One of our personalised glitter kits
Special offer: Head to our Etsy shop and use GLITTERHEN10 to receive 10% off all our kits until the end of October 2020
More info: luxuriousglitter.co.uk
Follow Luxurious Glitter: @luxurious_glitter
CELEBRATE 50’s STYLE WITH LEKEUX
Looking for the perfect vintage hen party for your bride? Celebrate 50s style at LeKeux. LeKeux is one of the UK’s favourite vintage hair and makeup salon, photo studio and fab 50s party venue all under one roof and you can get your hen party game on with one of their award-winning vintage parties.
From vintage makeovers with photoshoots, afternoon tea, fascinator making workshops to burlesque and dance classes AND their pin-up academy – your group can book up as many activities as you like to celebrate!
Prices start from: From £18 pp
Special offers: If the bride also books LeKeux’s for hair and makeup styling on their wedding day, they’ll offer 10% off this service.
Follow LeKeux: @lekeuxessex
RELAXING CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH OLIVETREE HOME
Looking for a beautiful and relaxing way to spend your hen? Create beautifully scented soy wax candles with Olivetree Home which not only smell wonderful, but they look pretty gorgeous too!
Helen confesses to being a 100% candle addict and decided to set up these fab workshops where she shares her love for the super relaxing art of candle making. Currently, in a choice of two gorgeous Essex locations, your group will learn the basics of candle making and pick up a few tips and tricks on the way to take home with you. You’ll sample gorgeous fragrances before selecting one for your very own hand-poured candle in a vintage cut glass jar. Sounds divine!
Prices start from: £45pp / you can also book Helen for private workshops from your home
Bride perks: £10 to spend with Olivetree Home
More info: www.olivetreehome.co.uk
Follow Olivetreehome: @olivetree_home
MACRAME PARTY WITH THE COPPER CACTI
Macramé, terrarium, kokedama loving kinda bride? (Yes!) Copper Cacti offers up a quirky and unique experience for your hen crew. You’ll all have an amazing session creating a beautiful piece of home décor to take home with you. All materials are supplied on Chloë’s workshops and you’ll even get a glass of prosecco on arrival. Get to grips with the basics with Chloe at the start and then get to work on your own creations!
Prices start from: £33 - £65pp
Bride perks: A small plant-based gift from The Copper Cacti
Special offer: Mention this blog and you’ll get an extra glass of prosecco!
More info: www.thecoppercacti.co.uk
Follow Copper Cacti: @thecoppercacti
GLAMPING HEN PARTY WEEKENDER WITH CANVAS & PEG
Plan your own glamping hen party at a location of your own choice with one of Canvas & Peg's epic tepee setups! If you’re looking for something different, they can pitch up at your home, or your mums, or a willing venue – wherever you’d like really! And they dress their tents up beautifully for your group to use as a perfect base for your party.
Moving with the times in 2020, they’re also looking at using their tents for workshops and classes, collaborating with some other fantastic local businesses. Do you fancy making flower crowns, learning calligraphy, cocktail classes in one of their tents? They’ll look into your ideas with you you and set in your back garden so you can celebrate a special hen do to remember with your closest friends and family.
You can supply your own food and drink, use your favourite caterer or get a takeaway in, AND if you have space you can even hire a second tent and all sleepover!
They also have a bar you can hire to fill with your favourite tipple, dress as a Prosecco or Pimms stand which you can man with your favourite bridesmaid!
Prices start from: £250
Special offer: Mention this blog and you’ll get 10% off!
More info: www.canvasandpeg.com
Follow Canvas & Peg: @canvas_and_peg
HOST A FLOWER CROWN HEN PARTY WITH ROSE DÉCOR STYLING
Rose Décor Styling flower ethos is all about the PARTY! Rosie is a bespoke wedding and event florist for modern couples looking for creative, fun and totally unique flower arrangements.
Fortunately for us all, Rosie also hosts flower workshops for special events, like hen parties. There are no set packages here, which means your party can be completely bespoke to whatever you’d lie to make, using any flowers you’d like to include.
The most popular requests tend to be flower crowns - they're so much fun to create and the absolute perfect accessory for boho style hen parties!
Prices start from: £30pp
Special offer: Mention us and bride goes FREE!
More info: www.rosedecorstyling.co.uk
Follow Rose Décor Styling: @rosedecorstyling
STATEMENT CROWNS & FLOWER HEADDRESSES BOXES FROM BOMBINI STUDIO
Jess makes gorgeous bespoke handmade floral hats and headdresses and has had her work featured in issues of Tatler, Rock n Roll Bridal Magazine and the Bridal Magazine.
Jess has also set up an Etsy shop so you and your hen party can create your very own headdresses from wherever you're celebrating. The Bombini Studio hen party package includes a statement crown for the bride to be and stunning crowns for each hen and we definitely want to have a go here!
Each hen party is different, so Jess can tailor your hen party package to any theme - get in touch for more info.
Prices start from: £45 pp
More info and follow Bombino Studio: @bombinistudio
THE CRAFTY HEN PARTY WORKSHOPS
The Crafty Hen are all about making memories with friends. Their award-winning crafty hen parties are a great way to break the ice, create extra special keepsakes or even design things to wear on the big day. And there’s something for everyone with their crafty parties… from their ever-popular flower crown workshop to the more relaxing ceramic painting sessions and not forgetting their nipple tassel making workshop – their cheekiest hen do activity that always guarantees a giggle!
Lockdown hasn’t stopped them, either! As well as their crafty kits, they offer virtual crafty party experiences so you can celebrate with friends from the comfort of your own home.
Prices start from: £30
More info: thecraftyhen.co.uk
Follow The Crafty Hen: @thecraftyhenparties
There's our hen party idea roundup. Don't forget to us know how you're celebrating yours!