You know what they say, 40 is the new 30! Well, that’s what we say anyway. And we have a whole host of fabulous hen party activities for the more mature bride-to-bes. 

Plus, whether she still thinks she’s 18 or is at least trying to grow old gracefully, these ideas are guaranteed to impress and give her a celebration to remember. So, without further ado, here are some of our favourite hen do ideas for older hens… 

Self-care session

The truth is, everyday life can soon take its toll on our bodies – whatever our age. But they really weren’t joking when they said hangovers get worse with age, were they?! For that reason, a little self-care session in the Zen Hen Den is the perfect way to unwind and treat your mind and senses. Sit back and enjoy a tailored facial and breathe away all of your wedding worries as you listen to soothing music.

Even better, why not make a full day out of it, and arrange a spa day at a luxury hotel? Fizz and afternoon tea are essential obvs, you know that. 

Pasta making

You might have survived off pasta and tuna – and maybe even pasta and baked beans (try it!) – in your uni days but your palette is probably a bit more sophisticated these days. At least, we hope it is. Plus, what’s better than cooking up a storm in the kitchen, surrounded by your besties and with a gorgeous Italian on the side. By that, we mean Pinot Grigio… 

In this hen party activity, you’ll be shown the Italian cooking ropes by a team of chefs. Armed with a few cooking tips and some best practice advice, it’s time for you to get creative! You’ll even get to try your dishes at the end, which is a great way to line your stomachs before the big night out. 

Sports day madness

We all remember the days of the beanbag race and the egg and spoon relay, and this sports day madness activity allows you to relive your childhood. Although, you probably won’t be up for it after a night of vodka jelly shots. Unleash your team spirit, see who has a competitive streak and don’t forget to come up with a team chant to spur each other on. 

Of course, if you prefer to sit trackside, a bottle of fizz, your sunglasses and a picnic blanket is a must. 

Vineyard tour

We all know that after a certain age, we drink because we like the taste and not to get drunk. Or, that’s what we tell each other, right?! The UK is home to some of the best vineyards in the world and a vineyard tour makes for a fantastic and sophisticated hen party activity. Until your mate does the spit or swallow joke. There’s always one. 

Even better, head to the on-site shop afterwards and stock up on some treats for that evening – or to enjoy on the way home. No-one’s judging… 

Private dining

Don’t worry if you fancy a quiet night in as you can still have a boujee hen weekend celebration. Simply arrange for a private chef to come to you, and sit back while they do all of the hard work. In fact, they’ll come up with the menu, serve up a few Instagrammable dishes and even clean up afterwards! All that’s left for you to do is keep the glasses full and play a few hen party games in the living room. 

Now, you could get all glammed up for a night in or opt for your pyjamas and enjoy a slumber party – over 40s style!

A boat cruise 

What better way to experience the best of your chosen hen party location than with a boat cruise along the river? This is a hen party though so expect music, fizz and great fun and games. If you speak to the driver nicely, he may even drop you off at a nearby pub so you can really celebrate your last night of freedom.

See, hen party ideas for older brides don’t need to be any less fun. In fact, at HenQueens, we have a whole host of fun activities and hen party packages that guarantee a good time for all ages. We can also arrange hen party hotels and accommodation and take care of your hen party planning. Plus, if you’re looking for any hen night inspiration, our instagram has loads of real-life experiences and HenQueens’ brides! Just think of us like your hen party fairy godmother…