Top 10 Ideas You Can Do On Your Hen Night
It’s time to organise your hen party, and you know what that means… the copious quantities of vodka, the male stripper, those stretch limos that always seem to appear on nights like these… No, wait – you want your hen party to be a bit more distinctive than that?
Of course you do – it’s a pretty unimaginative and old-fashioned hen partier who hankers for much of the above these days. Everybody wants something different for their last night of freedom – and here are 10 of the best ideas for making that a reality.
1. Clamber on board the London Eye
Don’t look sullen in those tourist queues – instead, use every Brit’s favourite Ferris wheel to kick-start your hen party in style. Marvel at the panoramic skyline of the city as you chug that champagne in the company of your nearest and dearest fellow hens, in your own private capsule.
2. Get knee-deep in the mud at a music festival
Are you too precious to get yourself caked in the dirt before prettifying yourself for the walk down the aisle? Didn’t think so. From the V Festival to Latitude and the evergreen Glastonbury, you’ll have definite fun amid the overflowing toilets, pouring rain and titchy tents. And music as well, obviously.
3. Have your own Great British Bake Off
Baking seems to be taking over our TV screens, so it might as well take over your hen night as well. Make sushi, bread, cupcakes… or anything, really. After all, there are loads of classes on offer, seemingly everywhere.
4. Make that make up masterclass
Few hen night activities have any continuing value once the party’s a mere memory. This is decidedly not one of them. Share a giggle with the girls while learning how to flatter yourself with mascara for once.
5. Be thrilled at an amusement park
There’s nothing that gets you feeling like a kid again, quite like an amusement park. Choose the most white-knuckle attraction you dare – the one that you were petrified of as a child – and then await those hideous photos of you screaming your head to within an inch of its life.
6. Surf’s up in… Newquay?
Yes, Newquay. It’s not Hawaii, granted, but it’s the UK’s surf capital, so it’ll have to do. Actually, we’re being harsh – and you’ll realise that you were, too, after a few days of tuition combined with suitably exhilarating (and probably hilarious) practice.
7. Record the next Thriller… or not
Fair enough, so you might not possess the singing chops of La Toya Jackson, let alone Michael Jackson, but that’s not the point of a hen party recording session. Whether or not your night’s efforts end up on CD, what it’s about is that ultimate one-time pop star treatment.
8. Replace the stripper with nude drawing classes
Keep the customary naked guy, but have him in an art studio where you can brush up on your drawing and painting skills. Every hen involved will feel so much more arty and sophisticated at the end of the night. It’s great for those preferring a low key, more therapeutic hen night.
9. Dance, dance, dance
You’ll certainly be saying “yowsah, yowsah, yowsah” to dance lessons that make you the star of your next appearance at the disco – and with classes encompassing everything from Bollywood dance to Salsa, you’re not limited in how you boogie.
10. Make that bingo hall virtual
Bingo… it’s the ultimate time-honoured game of chance. It never goes out of fashion and is wonderful way to bond with others. You don’t even need to head out to the local bingo hall. Just get every fellow hen joining an online bingo site of your choice, and bingo games can be the centre of the perfect girly hen night in.
Being a middle aged woman, who stays at home most of the day looking after my baby I tend to get slightly bored in the afternoon’s when Sasha my baby is sleeping. Normally he dozes off around 2pm just after lunch and doesn’t wake until 5pm. So for 3 whole hours I get to relax! Sometimes I even go for a doze myself as any mother would. Looking after a baby can be so tiring as I am sure you know!
So I decided that rather than sleep every afternoon I would try and do something which would be fun for me! So for five weeks in a row I give the following 5 activities a try in order of which ones I enjoyed the most! They go from playing games to knitting!
1. Online Bingo
Online bingo is a new thing over the last 7 years. Its fun, you can play for free on some sites and you get to meet loads of great people. I started off playing at Butlers Bingo an online bingo site. I immediately got chatting with the chat host of the game and a few other players. I deposited roughly £10 and when all was square, after my hour, I was up £50! Not bad for a few hours work! Playing online bingo was so much fun, the time really flew in and before I knew it I had to go back to my motherly duties!!
As a child and an adult I loved reading books. When I got married and my baby came along, a lot of my free time was taken up by him. So my reading dropped off and I had not read a book in over 3 years. So I decided it was time to take this up again. I read a few books including Angela’s Ashes, The Firm by John Grisham which was a fantastic book ( I think there is a film of it starring Tom Cruise?) and I also read a book on online bingo strategies.
I love food, it is definitely one of my passions. With a little one it is hard to get the time to cook anything which takes a considerable amount of time. Baking is what I love. Baking cakes and buns and other pastries. I spent a few afternoons last week baking some swiss rolls, apple tart, and fairy cakes…yum yum yum!!
OK OK so not something glamorous I admit but it was therapeutic in a weird way. I could to create something. My mom taught me to knit when I was a teenager and this brought back some childhood memories. I started to knit a woolly jumper for next winter! I will let you know how it goes!
5. Poetry Writing
When I was at school and when I was at university I loved writing poetry. Some of my best pieces were written when I was a child and I won quite a few poetry competitions in the state I lived in. Normally I would enter competitions at school, newspaper competitions and even through our local church. I started writing poetry again but I found it a lot more difficulty than it used to be. I think it will be a while before my creative juices start to flow again.
So to sum up I tried 5 activities over the last 5 weeks and the one which I found the most enjoyable was playing the online bingo at Butlers Bingo. It was thoroughly enjoyable, and I got to meet a lot of new friends.
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