Top 10 Trending Activities for a Hen Party in 2018

Want something a little different from the usual boozy big night out for your hen? Don’t get us wrong here at Orchid HQ we love any opportunity to have a good old dance and drink, but we know how much every girl wants her hen to be one to remember (and for all the right reasons!). If you’re on the hunt for some inspiration to help make your hen something a little different, bang on trend or simply as fun and fabulous as you – then look no further than our list of the Top 10 Trending Hen Activities for 2018!


1. Treasure Hunt around the City

Treasure Hunts aren’t just for pirates, they are for hens too! This is one of our most popular and favourite hen activities, with each personalised Treasure Hunt kit containing all the necessary ingredients for your treasure hunt experience including clue packs, maps, pens and even a fun scratch-card quiz game ending with prizes for the winning team! A Treasure Hunt is a brilliant combination of sightseeing, clue solving and photo challenges with some great pubs thrown in for good measure, this fun activity is a great ice-breaker and guarantees to keep everyone entertained!


2. Cocktail Making Masterclass with a Twist

Cocktail classes have always been such a fun activity for any hen, but gone are the days of just shaking together a Sex on the Beach. Start your night right with a cocktail class with a twist! Whether you are a gin lover, a prosecco loving princess or mad about Martinis there is a cocktail class out there for you!


3. Private Dining

Upgrade your evening meal to something extra special; eat, drink, chat and laugh the night away with private dining for your group. Private Dining is such a lovely option for groups who want to play all the fun hen games without questioning eyes of onlookers or for anyone who wants to make their weekend feel super exclusive and intimate.


4. Wine Tasting

If you’re a group who appreciates the joys of wine but don’t want to be horribly hungover the next day after a too many glasses at a sticky floored nightclub, wine tasting is the perfect thing for you!
At Orchid HQ we <3 Veeno Wine Bar (now popping up all over the UK!), with their special wine tasting experience you enjoy a selection of white, rose and red wine alongside exclusive and authentic spuntini (appetisers) on a delicious sharing platter which complement each of the wines. Finally, you will taste a sweet wine with our homemade Italian tiramisù.


5. Spa Day

A relaxing spa day will NEVER fall out of favour. And why should it! Who wouldn’t want to be pampered all day, relaxing round the pool or in the steam room with their best girls before the madness in the lead up to the wedding begins. With access to the hotel spa facilities for the whole weekend (yes even before check-in and after check-out!), whether you are 21 or 61, everyone will be sure to leave the weekend feeling refreshed without having broken the bank.


6. Comedy Club

If you’re looking for the perfect alternative to a boozy night look no further than an evening at a Comedy Club! Put a smile on the whole groups face and laugh the night away at a comedy show leaving you chuckling all the way to the wedding.


7. Not So Traditional Afternoon Tea

An old classic that will never go out of style, Afternoon Tea is a wonderful addition to any hen making a special event out of having something to eat. Not only does it add a sophisticated twist to your weekend, but now there are so many fun variations from the traditional Afternoon Tea!  Take a look at our quirky afternoon tea ideas for hens.


8. Blow Dry & Up Do

After a busy fun filled day what better way to relax, unwind and get glammed up before you head out for the evening than getting a beautiful blow dry at a luxury or boutique salon! Having your hair professionally done isn’t something that most people get done very often (unless you’re Kate Middleton!), so squeezing in a trip to the blow dry bar will really add that extra special touch to your weekend. Whether you’ve got your Best Friend, Sister, Mum or Grandma Doris on your hen, everyone will be guaranteed to enjoy this treat.


9. Bottomless Brunch

Why just have brunch when you can have brunch with unlimited prosecco!! Forget your usual morning routine of tea and toast before you rush out the door for work and start the party with a boozy brunch and while away a couple of hours in a cosy café and enjoy having an excuse to drink before 12!


10. Dance Masterclass

Whether you want to channel your inner Beyoncé, learn how to dance the Charleston like a true flapper girl or nail that Dirty Dancing lift a dance masterclass will be sure to have everyone moving, shaking and laughing their way through the day! Dance classes are such a fun way to celebrate and make hilarious memories to last a lifetime.
Want to make your masterclass extra special? Well our friends at Dance Party Experience say that every hen party need just a few ingredients: music, dancing, bubbles and boys. So why not have a Butler in the Buff to join you for your dance class for an afternoon that is suave and sophisticated whilst cheeky and mischievous!