Pick a wonderful weekend away with the girls that’s close to home. Words: Tom Harrod
We all know Manchester is a great night out, but did you know you can cruise through the city’s waterways in your own hired boat? Dry Barge cater for food and drink on board with your own tailored music options – the ultimate party, which could be great for joint hen and stags!
If you’re based in the South West then Hens With Pens – a still life art class with a male model – is a creative yet hilarious way to spend an afternoon.
A day at the races
There’s a fancy hen party, and then there’s Ladies Day at the races. Dress to impress – fascinators and all – sip on chilled bubbly and cheer the outsider home across the finish line. With allocated dates across the calendar year (such as Aintree in April and Royal Ascot in June to name a couple), there are plenty to choose from, but make sure you book in advance.
Do you love the fashion and styling of bygone eras? How about a vintage-style hen party including suitcases full of vintage dresses to dressing up with and a professional to style your hair and make-up? Hard Felt Designs offer this service, rounded off with a mini-photoshoot, all for just £40 per person (price based on small parties up to 10). Owner Abbie can travel to you in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Birmingham or Cheltenham.
Top tea party
Want something that mums will enjoy, too? Why not consider a fun-filled tea party? With sandwiches, cakes, cream tea and bubbly (you can BYOB for a small corkage fee!), it’s the perfect way to celebrate, with a little bit of fancy dress too! Tea Party in North London is a great host.