Christmas is a time for getting together with loved ones, eating a few too many mince pies, washing it all down with some champers and getting cosy on the sofa while you watch reruns of Gavin and Stacey with boozy hot chocolates. But it’s also a fantastic time for a hen party. 

From activities around the open fire to glamorous evenings with your very own private chef, when it comes to hen party ideas in December, we’ve got plenty of them as well as a few incredible hen party houses up for grabs! Just imagine drinking mulled wine round the table at Ivy House in Bath or say hello to a truly magical celebration, complete with festive hen party decorations, in this Bristol Hen House

Like the sound of it? We’ve pulled together some of the best activities for the ultimate Christmas hen do. Activities that we can even help to arrange. Just think of us as your Hen Do Fairy Godmother. 

  1. A luxury evening with a private chef

Because why go out in the cold, when you can stay inside and roll to bed once you’re done? Plus, with a private dining experience, you get to choose the dress code. Opt for full glam and swap your heels for slippers whenever you like or chuck your matching jammies on and get ready to feast. In this activity, an award-winning chef and MasterChef finalist will create an incredible menu, cook up a delicious storm and even clear up afterwards! All that’s left for you to do is decorate the table with a few festive bits. 

  1. A cocktail shaking party 

If you do venture into the nearby city, it’s likely that you’ll be looking for something to warm you up. Cocktail making is a fun and hands-on activity that will not only shake away those cold fingers but release a little friendly competition. Plus, after a few different drinks, you’ll definitely be cosy in your vodka coat and ready for whatever’s planned next. Alternatively, we can arrange an at-home festive cocktail party for those who really can’t face going out in the cold. 

  1. A chocolate making workshop

Come on, Christmas isn’t Christmas without your favourite chocolates. In this hen party activity, you’ll learn how to make your very own truffles, flavoured with alcohol, fruits, spices and more – and you’ll even be taught how to decorate and enhance the finished treats. What’s more, you get to taste them and take them home with you. It’s a win-win. Just make sure you’ve got a bottle of something nice in the fridge to enjoy with them later on in the evening. 

  1. A Christmas craft experience

Wandering around the local Christmas markets might be fun but, let’s face it, it’s cold and most probably wet. So instead of shopping for your Christmas gifts, why not make them instead? Hey, you could even make a gift for the bride. From tote bag decorating and paper crafts to flower crown making and knicker decorating, we have a whole host of crafty Christmas hen do activities that all ages will love. Of course, it is the festive season so a hearty lunch and a glass of fizz somewhere will definitely go down well afterwards. Just don’t forget to book a table.

  1. Hen party life drawing 

Looking for a fun activity that can be enjoyed inside on your hen weekend? A life drawing experience is exactly what you need. Not only can we arrange it in the comfort of your own hen party house but it’s guaranteed to get every hen party guest giggling. During the session, your model will play a few hen party games to get the atmosphere going before getting into a few different poses as you sketch away. Your bride-to-be may even be invited up for the last shot. 

  1. A cheese and wine night

Whether you’re a simple cheddar girl or the stinkier the better when it comes to cheese, is there anything better than a cheese tasting evening? Discover where your favourite pieces come from, the key flavour notes and the best pairings, and wash it all down with a glass of vino. After a few glasses, there’s always one mate who will claim she’s a cheese connoisseur though…  

Looking to plan a winter hen night? Perhaps you want some more Christmas hen party ideas? At HenQueens, we’d love to help. From hen party houses and activities to the best locations, we can arrange fun Christmas celebrations for all ages. Hurry though, things are getting booked up fast so get in touch today to avoid disappointment.