Most hen parties have one thing in common: drink. And if you’re trying to plan a sober celebration, finding fun activities that don’t include shots is easier said than done. But at HenQueens, we believe that every bride should have the hen do of her dreams which is why we specialise in Sober Sessions.
That’s right. We’ve created an entire package for those of you who don’t need alcohol to have a good time and you might be surprised just how much there is to do. So, whether your group includes some expectant mums, you’re on a health kick for the next few months or you simply don’t enjoy drinking, here are some sober hen party activities to try.
- Yoga and brunch
Forget boozy brunch, a yoga and brunch session is the perfect way to start your alcohol free hen party. Led by a yoga expert, you’ll enjoy an hour of stress free stretching as you get into your zen and find your inner peace – which is probably much-needed before the upcoming wedding day. Once done, you’ll be shown to your table which is adorned with the best brunch grazing platters in the city – think meats, cheeses, breads, fruit and more – all of which can be catered to vegan and vegetarian appetites. Now that’s what we call a sophisticated hen party idea.
- Craft classes
The best thing about a sober hen party is that you won’t be going home with a hangover. One thing you can take home however is your very own keepsake from the day – and we don’t mean that guy’s number from last night. From flower arranging and crown making to tote bag designing and more, we have a whole host of crafty and creative hen party packages that are ideal for all ages and abilities, and act as a great ice breaker.
- Life drawing
Staying in on your hen night doesn’t have to be boring either. A life drawing session with a few hen party games is guaranteed to get the atmosphere going. In this sober hen party idea, your chosen model will come to a location of your choice before getting into a few positions as you sketch away. In the final shot, your bride-to-be may even be invited up – something you can all laugh about on the big day. Don’t worry if your drawing style is more about the stick men as this experience is so much more than being arty.
- Yoga disco
Okay, so you might have done a bit of yoga before but we bet you haven’t done it alongside some of the best disco tunes. In this activity, you’ll learn how to bend, stretch and find your zen – of course, while wearing some sparkly spandex and obligatory glitter. What’s more, if the weather’s on your side, this alcohol free hen party idea is great done outside. Even better, why not arrange a relaxing spa day with afternoon tea afterwards?
- Private dining experience
Just because mocktails and mineral water are on the menu doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a private dinner party experience. For one night only, Ben, a BBC Masterchef finalist, will come to your hen party house and cook up a feast. You can trust him to do a good job too as he’s cooked for Lily Allen and also been given approval by many of the UK’s harshest food critics. See, planning a hen party without booze ain’t so hard.
- Pasta making
There’s not much better than a big bowl of carbs – and while your bride might be conscious of her wedding dress, we’re sure you can tempt her for one night. Under the watchful eye of a team of Italian chefs, you’ll learn the tricks of pasta making, uncover a few hidden secrets in the recipe and learn how to make a meal that your mumma would be proud of. Even better, you get to taste everyone’s dishes at the end so, if yours is a failure, fill up on your besties.
Ready to start planning the ultimate hen do? Why not let the team at HenQueens take care of it? Not only can we arrange activities all over the UK but we also have luxury hen party houses with hot tubs, swimming pools and much more! We’re always on the other side of a DM so feel free to message with any questions too.