We all know hen parties can be expensive – you reach an age where everyone is getting married and you’re spending your weekends forking out hundreds on exotic trips to watch people tie the knot abroad or to some fancy spa for hen party after hen party. But, it doesn’t have to be like that! Not every hen do has to cost so much you have to remortgage your house – or sell it! In fact, there are plenty of activities for budget-friendly hen party ideas. We’ve even put together a list of ways that you can make sure your hen do doesn’t break the bank.

Hire yourself a house big enough to fit activities 

Just because it’s a hen do doesn’t mean you need to spend the entire weekend in bars or spend a fortune on activities. There’s nothing wrong with hiring a house big enough to fit all of your hens in and planning a weekend of ‘house-based’ activities instead. Think a DIY bottomless brunch with your bride’s favourite foods, a treasure hunt in the garden or an at-home spa day. You can even do a massive food shop before the weekend to save you money and make sure you’ve got everything you need to keep you entertained (and, by this, we mean make sure you’ve got enough alcohol to last you the weekend!). 

Stay in and play games

Not every evening of a hen weekend needs to be spent in a dress and heels, queuing for club entry and spending £12 on an Espresso Martini that tastes like instant coffee…  There are plenty of hen party games to keep everyone entertained for an evening of homemade cocktails in your pjs. Just check out our blog about hen party games everyone will love for some inspiration! 

Get creative 

Think outside the box – both when it comes to activities and your budget. Consider what activities can be done at home and by who. Is one of your hens a talented cook? Arrange for them to do a fun hen party live cooking demonstration on one of the evenings, while your resident cocktail making hen can be on drinks duty. Or, if one of your hens is a beauty therapist, see if they’ll offer to pamper everyone for the ultimate hen party at home. Between your hens there’s bound to be a range of skills you can capitalise on to keep the costs of planning a hen party to a minimum. 

Splash out a little and bring some activities to you

Or, you could get creative – literally. We’ve got a range of creative activities that we can arrange to bring to you – from knicker decorating to a DIY craft class workshop. Or, if you want something a bit different before the big day, we’ve got a pom-pom crown headdress workshop where you’ll spend two hours wrapping, tying and decorating headdresses with flowers, ribbons and fringes. The workshop ends with a photo shoot where you show off your creativity (or lack of it) to the other hens. This activity is sure to be a giggle! 

That’s not all either as if you want to be creative while being a little bit naughty – why not invite a naked male model to where you’re staying? No, not for anything rude. Just for some life drawing – we’ll supply the materials, you get the drinks flowing and unleash your inner creative self. There’s a tutor to guide you through it as the model gets into a variety of poses and you draw and try to keep a straight face. It’s hardly surprising this gets booked up early though so we advise that you book in advance. 

Choose the country 

Weekends away and hen nights in the country can work out to be fairly cheap – especially if you’re savvy and plan the food, drinks and activities in advance. If you stay somewhere like the Peak District, or another national park, then you’ve got a plethora of walks and countryside activities on your doorstep too. Think long walks in the day, and cosy nights in the evening with a glass of wine, some games and a film. What more could you want?

If you’re looking for some more hen party activities for all ages, we’ve got plenty of others to tempt you – from dance classes, to disco yoga, to escape rooms. So why not take the first step today and drop us a message to kickstart the planning? And we guarantee to stay within your budget.