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5 Unique Things to Do at a Hen Party

Celebrating together with your friends before getting married is one of the highlights of many people’s lives. It is filled with memories that the bride and her friends will treasure forever and can be the perfect opportunity to let loose and party the night away together. 

Whether you’re the one getting married or you’ve taken on the challenge of planning the perfect hen party, there are many ideas and thoughts that might be swirling around your mind. It’s not unusual to want something that’s a little bit different and stands out from the crowd, so if you’re on the hunt for some unique ideas for a hen party, you’ve landed at the right place. 

1. Writing funny themed poems 

This is an ideal activity for a creative crowd. To make this even more interesting, create a set of cards or pieces of paper which are labeled with different themes – such as ‘the bride’, ‘the groom’, ‘the wedding night’, or ‘the big day’. 

You can customize them as much as you like – in fact, the more you can customize them the funnier and more exciting it will be. For example, if the bride is a lawyer, have one for the theme of ‘law’. 

Guests will then take turns choosing a card and each person has to write a verse of a poem. You can either choose to select a winner, or simply have each person read out their poem for fun. 

2. Have a casino competition 

If the bride and her pals enjoy a bit of gambling, why not head to a casino and spend a couple of hours trying your luck at the tables? 

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There are many sites to choose from – you can get new sites at throughout the night and play different games in different ways. For example, set up different tables where guests are playing different games, such as blackjack and roulette. Or you could create a league table to see who wins the most by the end of the night. 

3. See who the best artist is 

There are so many ways that you can create an activity for a hen party using the theme of painting. If the guests are daring, you could try a life painting class. Another option that often attracts plenty of laughter is to blindfold your guests and ask them to take turns painting a certain object. 

You can either stick with paints or use crayons, glitter, sand, pencils, or any other creative tools. If it’s going to get messy, consider whether there is a tailor-made space you could hire to keep things running as smoothly as possible. 

4. Plan a scavenger hunt 

This one requires an extensive amount of planning and is something you can either arrange yourself or enlist some professional planning help. Have a look in your area to see whether there are any locations that specifically offer scavenger hunts for adult events such as hen parties. 

The scavenger hunt could be themed around the couple who are getting married, or it could focus on the friendship between the bride and her ‘hens’. Consider whether you want to include photographs of the people at the party, photos of the couple, alongside puzzles and questions to help the guests reach the next step of the hunt. 

5. Host a mini festival 

If the hen party is happening anywhere near a beach, it could be the perfect opportunity to include a mini-festival in the plans. This could be an element of the party that is reserved for the evening and works particularly well if the party is running over more than one day. 

Features such as a fire pit, function bands, music, cocktails, snacks, and of course, a beautiful sunset will give you everything you need for the perfect beach festival recipe. If the budget allows, you can even hire one or two personal assistants or chefs to come and make this even more memorable.

Renee Scully
Renee Scully
Travel, Business and Tech Blogger. Loves to travel almost as much as she loves her hometown in Chicago. Blogging for over 5 years.

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