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TEAM ZOELLA JULY 17, 2021

Hen Do Ideas & Aesthetics For Every Bride to Be

Whether you consider yourself a low-key, casual bride or have hopes of a big weekend to end all big weekends, there are endless options to fill your itinerary, both budget and boujie, to help see in your final days as a single lady.

So, you’re engaged?! Ahhh! Marrying the love of your life, committing to forever with your best friend, getting to wear the big, white dress of your dreams and dancing the night away with your nearest and dearest- what’s not to love? But let us not forget the one pre-wedding ritual that you may (definitely) have planned perhaps as much as the big day itself – the hen do!

Whether you consider yourself a low-key, casual bride or have hopes of a big weekend to end all big weekends, there are endless options to fill your itinerary, both budget and boujie, to help see in your final days as a single lady.

And with every good party comes a theme or aesthetic to tie it all together, and what better chance to go a little extra than a weekend with your fave ladies?! The style of the wedding in question will likely give some direction to the hen party vibes, be your bride one for some tacky but timeless penis straws or a chic and sophisticated soiree, gauging the feel of the party will be led by her.

So, get your notebooks at the ready and let’s get planning…

The Boho Bride

The Cottagecore lover, the beachy wave queen and friend with endless floral midi dresses, this theme is for the nature loving, wholesome bride-to-be in your life. A day or weekend with your boho bride involves activities designed to bring you closer together, allowing you to relax and converse over a glass (or 4) of wine during wine tasting, pottery painting or flower arranging. If your bride is a lover of all things calm and her love language is quality time, then tapping into wholesome activities that encourage memories worth scrapbooking will always be a winner.

Why not also try:

  • Spa day
  • Pottery painting
  • Cosy dinner
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Flower arranging
  • Jewellery making

It’s all in the details:

The Boozy Bride

Chin chin ladies, this one’s for the life and soul of the party kinda brides who love nothing more than sinking a cocktail or two with the girls – let’s raise the roof! A typical hen involves drinking aplenty and for this bride, feeling the effects of a Pornstar Martini is a priority. Start with a bottomless brunch to get the good vibes a’flowing and make sure your stomachs are lined for a no doubt heavy hangover to come. Love a night out? Going ham on the disco-worthy decor, balloons and glitter for the occasion will ensure you get that 10/10 Insta pic ticked off before you’re knee-deep in Sambuca shots and straddling the stripper.

Why not also try:

  • Boozy Bingo
  • A stand up comedy night
  • A secret bar crawl
  • Hot Tug Hot Tub Party
  • Cocktail making class
  • Drunk karaoke

It’s all in the details:

The ‘Can’t Sit Still’ Bride

Go, go, go – when there’s group fun to be had, there’s no time for relaxing! Who even needs sleep anyway?! For a bride that can’t sit still and prioritises getting her 10,000 steps in over a night on the sofa, a jam-packed weekend of physically testing activities and team-building fun is what gets her pulse racing. A summer hen might involve glamping in a dreamy countryside location, paddleboarding into the sunset and horse riding through the hills, whilst a winter party sees you battling an escape room, 90s dance classes or disco dodgeball. Let’s keep it moving ladies!

Why not also try:

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Murder mystery
  • Go Ape
  • Axe throwing
  • Kayaking

It’s all in the details:

The Food Lovin’ Bride

A girl after our own heart, the theme of this hen is all about eating real good and we can’t think of a better use of our time or money tbh. Wedding season is a great time for food in general and there’s no reason the hen can’t be an extension of this, especially for the bakers, chefs and takeaway enthusiasts amongst us. Start the day with an indulgent brunch (Mimosas on repeat), followed by a late afternoon tea and finally a boujie tasting menu and cocktails to boot. Make the most of an excuse to go all out in the food venues you visit and you can guarantee it won’t be a weekend you’ll forget in a hurry!

Why not also try:

  • Walking food tour
  • Chocolate making
  • The Big London Bake
  • Cookery class
  • Luxury picnic in the park

It’s all in the details:

The Pampered Bride

This bride sure knows how to take care of herself, and looking her best is understandably a priority for her hen. A pamper party feels like the ultimate in throwback sleepovers, complete with face masks, mani/pedis, open-air rom coms and bubbles on tap, and there’s no better time to indulge in some serious self-care than in the run-up to the big day. A failsafe crowd-pleaser for besties, mothers-in-law and grannies too, a day or weekend spent enjoying some serious TLC makes for ultimate hen party success.

Why not also try:

Duck & Dry Blow Dry Party
Spa treatments
Hot tub by the sea
Face gym
Open air cinema

It’s all in the details:

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