Whether you’re wanting to tease the hen with a couple of buff butlers, take her on a heart-racing adventure through an escape room, or wish to spoil her rotten with a relaxing spa day, there’s no shortage of things to do when it comes to arranging a hen party in Manchester, Liverpool or Chester.
If you’re a bride-to-be, or part of the bridal party with the all-important job of planning the hen-do, we’re here to help. Below is a list of 10 ideas for a hen party in the North West of England.
1. Enrol onto a cocktail masterclass
The best kind of education that all your friends and family will appreciate. On a cocktail masterclass, you and your hen party can become cocktail connoisseurs and be taught to mix and muddle a range of different cocktails by a professional mixologist.
Once you’ve all learned how to make them, and tried out your own concoctions, you can then head out and get tasting cocktails throughout the city with your new-found knowledge!
2. Feeling fancy? Take your hen party for an afternoon tea
There’s nothing more quintessentially British and no better way to make you feel super fancy then going out for some cream scones, dainty finger sandwiches and maybe even a glass of fizz or two.
Afternoon tea is a lady-like addition to any hen-do weekend, and the North West cities are teeming with coffee shops, tea rooms and hotels serving traditional afternoon teas.
3. Enjoy a game of crazy golf
This is not the kind of crazy golf you used to play with your family as a kid. These crazy golf joints are 18+ with the mini-golf courses being strewn with cool lights and wall-art and, best of all, they also boast exceptional cocktail bars and live DJs.
Playing some adults-only crazy golf is one way to ensure the evening of your hen-do starts with some healthy competition and lots of fun!
4. Be indulged on a chauffeured gin crawl
The Gin Journey is different to any night out you’ve experienced before. It is a historical, educational and fun-filled tour that will take you and the girls through the North West’s finest gin bars with a taster at each stop.
On the tour, your party will be chauffeur-driven by a gin carriage to five different bars, and even a gin distillery, where you will get to try specially selected premium gins and gin cocktails whilst discovering the history and different production methods of gin.
5. Unwind on a relaxing spa day
A day (or maybe two) of indulgent pampering is the perfect way to unwind and relax after a busy hen weekend. Maybe you could even spoil the hen to a treatment or two, so she looks and feels her best, in preparation for the big day.
6. Test your bond in an Escape Room
Here the strength of the bridal group will be tested, and bonds will become stronger as you work together under the pressures of both time and fear. As a group, you will have to piece together clues, solve riddles and find objects in order to make an escape from the Escape Room.
7. Unleash your creativity in a life drawing class
Get creative as your hen party tries their hand at life drawing. A handsome male model will strip off and strike some poses and you and the group relax and have a few drinks whilst appreciating the male body. An art tutor will be on hand to offer some guidance as you work on your masterpiece (well, we hope it will be), which will later be given to the bride-to-be in a portfolio as a gift.
8. Get your dancing shoes on
Have you always wished you could look as sassy as Sandy when she makes her comeback in Grease? Or want to feel like a star doing the infamous Swayze-style lift like Baby in Dirty Dancing? All you have to do is pick your movie, or, if you’d prefer, you can become a 90’s babe or burlesque queen for the night. Then, you can choose the most convenient city-centre venue and professional choreographer will be arranged to meet you there and guide you through a fun-filled group routine.
9. Take a weekend retreat in a yurt
If you wish to opt for an alternative hen-do, or just need to have some quality time with the girls away from the city, a weekend away glamping is the perfect solution.
You can head to a yurt, or some other form of glamping accommodation, in the Lancashire countryside and get away from the maddening crowds and enter a world of wide-open spaces, fresh air and long late-night chats with your best friends. Still with a touch of glamour, of course.
Available in the Lancashire countryside.
10. Get the girls giggling with a couple of Butlers in the Buff
Butlers in the Buff will add some spice to your pre-drinks! Order a semi-naked butler to serve your hen party and ensure some cheeky giggles from the girls. Your butler in the buff will be specially trained to deliver all your wants. He will act as the perfect party host and waiter, making sure all your drinks are kept topped up, and the party games are flowing. It will certainly make it an occasion to remember.
Let us know via social media if you try any of the above on your hen do! We’d love to hear about it!