This year marks 70 years since the Queen first became the British Monarch – and to celebrate, she’s giving us an extra long Bank Holiday. So, what better reason to dress up for the occasion and have a right royal hen party celebration. Don’t worry if you’re stuck for ideas either as we’ve got plenty to cover all types of brides.
Live like a royal
First things first, you’ll need a grand manor to call home for the weekend. Luckily, we have lots of luxury hen party accommodation all over the UK. Choose from those pads with swimming pools and hot tubs, or get the party started in one of our properties that come with a games room and bar area. Of course, you do know that the Queen probably doesn’t do her own cooking, right? So why not hire a private chef for one night and really live like the other half…
Enjoy some tea
Is there anything more British than afternoon tea?! This is a hen party though so we’re expecting lots of fizz too. You can even make your own cakes or order in and enjoy a garden tea party fit for the Queen. Don’t forget the bunting and garden decorations though. While afternoon tea might all be about cakes, scones and finger sandwiches, your party is nothing without a few decorations! Don’t forget some hen party games such as ‘Who Am I: Royal Edition’ or even a royal-themed quiz for the hen night.
Hen party themes are hugely popular. After all, when else do you have an excuse to dress up like that? Those looking for a royal hen party have a lot of ideas to choose from too. First, you could go down the kings and queens fancy dress route, going as Henry VIII or one of his wives. A blue, white and red theme is another great option as is printing off some Prince Harry and Megan masks and painting the town red. Of course, if you prefer something a little more simple, pulling out your glammest dress and getting tiaras and crowns for everyone is sure to impress.
Go to the races
The Royals don’t make it a secret that they love a little flutter on the horses and can often be seen at some of the UK’s biggest racing events. While you might not be able to actually brush shoulders with the Queen herself, a trip to the races is always fun – especially on a hen weekend! Plus, it’s a fantastic excuse to get all dressed up and treat yourself to an incredible fascinator. Most races are held close to cities too, making it a great choice before the big night out. Our favourites include Chester, Bath, York and Newmarket.
Looking for any more hen party activities? We have a whole range of great ideas and experiences including yoga and brunch, life drawing, dancing, a vineyard tour and more. Plus, we even have hen party packages that combine accommodation and activities. Drop us a message today with exactly what you’re looking for and we’d be delighted to help.