Hen parties don’t have to mean spending a whole weekend away or be weekend long parties, yes they can be fun and there is most definitely a place for them, but, every bride is unique. Having a perfectly planned daytime hen party can be the perfect solution.
I’ve curated 5 unique ideas for daytime hen parties in London. From the zen bride to the active bride, these ideas should get you excited about planning your friends hen party!
Hen parties don’t all have to be full of alcohol and embarrassing games. If your bride to be loves her yoga and taking time to stretch it out on the mat then organise a private yoga session on Hampstead Heath or in Hyde Park. I can hire a private yoga instructor who will create a session tailored to the group. Namaste.
After a long relaxing yoga session make your way to one of the great health-food restaurants in London, my favourite being Farmacy in Nottinghill. They have a beautiful private dining room covered in lush green plants and filled with natural daylight where you can enjoy lunch and toast the bride to be!
How to personalise: Get your hens some beautiful workout leggings and personalised water bottles.
This in an arty hen party that’s not life drawing! If your bride to be enjoys a bit of drawing or getting out the paintbrushes you should definitely think about a graffiti workshop. Have fun with those spray cans and create something totally unique. It’s a great way to get everyone talking and working as a team.
If art is her thing then make sure to book dinner at the ever-so-arty Gallery restaurant in Sketch. You know, that pink room. British artist David Shrigley has 91 colourful works on the walls making this pink dinning room truly iconic.
How to personalise: Provide all hens with some beautiful linen art overalls and a little pamper session before dinner.
And by paddle boarding I mean Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). This is quite a new sport which developed from surfers in Hawaii and is now becoming very popular in the UK. You don’t have to go all the way down to Newquay for that surfing weekend – you can go paddle boarding along the Thames or in local lakes!
It’s relatively easy to learn the basics and private sessions mean they will work with you to create the best experience for you and your group. You gracefully paddle along the water, organise races or games too.
I would definitely organise a hearty dinner in a local private dinning room for afterwards so you can celebrate your hard work on the water and toast the bride to be!
How to personalise: Get a GoPro to capture the day whether in or out of the water (!) and create a video for the bride and hens afterwards.
Book a candle making workshop at the oh-so-stylish Rachel Vosper’s in Belgravia. You can choose from the bespoke fragrance library and with the guidance of Rachel your hens will leave with the skills to make a candle and their own creation to take home. Enjoy your complimentary glass of champagne while you admire your beautiful smelling creations.
Afterwards move on to the ultra-sophisticated Pret-a-Portea afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel. Nibble on some pretty pastries inspired by the world of fashion and season’s trends. The menu of couture cakes gets a makeover every 6 months to reflect the latest catwalk trends, colours and designs so it will always be super stylish.
How to personalise: Each hen can take home a beautiful smelling reed diffuser to match their own candle.
Hire a canal boat for the day to take you around London’s waterways. Get the brides favourite music on those speakers and bring aboard her favourite tipple. No festival bride would be complete without their flower crown. Bring in the experts and enjoy a flower crown workshop whilst you go past secret parts of London you’v never seen before.
Take a wander from Camden to Primrose Hill where your epic early evening feast will be laid out on beautiful blankets and cushions for drinks and food whilst you all watch the sun set over London and cheers the bride to be!
How to personalise: Design bespoke festival t-shirts for everyone to wear.
Not sure where to start with planning your friends hen party? Or know exactly what you want but don’t have the time to research and organise it all? Contact me to find out how I can make sure your hen party will be a total success!
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