If your pre-wedding celebrations happen to fall during the summer months, then you are in for a treat with a generous range of fun-filled ideas available to you. Hen parties often run the risk of all becoming a little ‘samey’. So if you want yours to stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression on your main ladies, you’ve come to the right place.
We caught up with Jonathan, owner of HenorStag.com, who shared some inspiration for planning the most epic summer hen party ever!
Life’s A Beach
If you are lucky enough to get good weather during your weekend away, then a trip to the beach should be on the cards. Sunbathing with a cocktail in your hand, followed by a refreshing ice cream is guaranteed to be a fabulous day for all. Your group will be looking Instagram ready armed with stylish straw hats and aviator sunglasses – don’t forget those mandatory swan pool floats! If you’re searching for a more thrilling activity, go the extra mile and book some surfing lessons.
Whether you are looking to stay on dry land or venture onto the water, take advantage of the rugged Irish landscape and plan an experience your hens won’t forget in a hurry. Exciting outdoor activities such as zip-lining, zorbing, kayaking, and rock-climbing will instantly boost your adrenaline ahead of refueling with a cheeky cocktail later in the evening. For something alternative yet leisurely, a forest segway experience or a themed treasure hunt is sure to get plenty of laughs.
With festival season in full swing during those warmer months, why not gather your hens and cross the experience off your bucket list. We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to top notch festivals in the UK and Ireland. If your taste is more mainstream when it comes to music, Glastonbury and Electric Picnic should be your top choice. But if you’re looking for something a little more chilled back with an indie vibe, Longitude or Indiependence will be right up your street. For a splash of luxury and comfort, check in to a nearby hotel instead of slumming it in bog standard camping facilities. Only the best will do for the bride-to-be!
Laid Back BBQ
For those of you hoping to host your celebration in the comfort of their own home, a backyard BBQ is definitely the call of the day. A vast array of tasty bites, champagne on ice and some of your favourite tunes blasting in the background will set the scene nicely. This is the perfect option for all ages; the mother-of-the bride and your pals alike. It’s an ideal opportunity to catch up on all the last-minute wedding gossip before the big day arrives.
Luxury Boat Party
Living the mermaid life! If a seaside getaway and a nautical theme sounds like bliss, then hop aboard a plush party boat to kick-start your celebrations. Most boats offer a fully licensed bar, live entertainment, tasty nibbles and relaxing indoor and outdoor facilities. The perfect excuse to party like a celeb all day long!