I thought it would be a great time to re-visit this ever popular topic! If you have decided to hand over the planning reigns to your Bridesmaids, send them a link of this page for some handy and fun budget hen do ideas!
You can have a look at some other fun Budget Hen Do Ideas on a previous post that I wrote here. And I have dedicated a whole session to this topic in our 30 Day Wedding Planning E-Course - if you haven't got your course yet, you can enrol here!
♥ Go cheesy and fun: I have put this at the top of my list for a good reason! Cheesy and fun hen dos and very accessible, fun for pretty much anybody that you invite and almost always one of the cheapest hen do ideas around. I went to the hen do of one of my good friends in London last year and I was very happily surprised to learn about the very reasonable dress up theme (her husband is French, so we dressed up in stripy tops and wore strings of garlic around our necks!) and we went to see The Dream Boys in London on a very accessible price per head which included a buffet dinner and cocktail, entrance to the show, and entry to a nightclub for dancing afterwards. It was a great fun night for all involved and there were no budget worries as the price was so reasonable.
Have a look at Hen Heaven for fun ideas in a city near you!
♥ Calm and sophisticated: If a calm, relaxed weekend with your girlies is more your cup of tea, have a look into reasonably priced spa options that will be suitable for everyone from your Mum to your best mates. Lots of spas and hotels now offer great value mini spa breaks, where you can utilise their pool and facilities along with one or two treatments. If based at a hotel, you can often get residential options at great rates which can include your overnight stay and different levels of catering. I recently visited Whittlebury Hall with my sister for a twilight spa which was amazing value at £35 each and included a healthy dinner and drink, and full use of the spa and leisure facilities for the evening. There is also a great package where you can stay overnight with a three course dinner, breakfast and lunch, as well as a 25 minute treatment and full use of the spa and hotel facilities from £99 per person.
♥ Outdoorsy: If you and your friends are more outdoorsy people, it can be a great idea to find a cheap way of having some fun outside that isn’t going to break the bank. Organise a group bike ride with a good pub stop en route or organise a rambling day in the country with a brilliant destination restaurant or pub in mind where you can relax at the end of the day.
♥ Energetic: If you want to keep you and your hens super busy with an action packed hen do on the cheap, look for activity days or weekends where you can really put each other through your paces! Sign up for a challenge day such as Wolf Run which you can enter from around £40 per person or look into organised activity days including options like white water rafting or archery – there are loads of great options here.
♥ Girly, with plenty of time for bonding: Do you love taking it easy with your besties, with lots of time for chatting and relaxing? Consider booking some activities which are reasonably priced and won’t make you feel rushed. I absolutely loved my hen do trip to Home Made in London for a perfume making course which lasted a leisurely few hours and included a lovely afternoon tea and my own bottle of perfume to take home with me for £39 per person.
There are loads of other options for girly hen dos such as wine tasting, punting and cupcake making classes. And there is always the option of running your own craft class at one of your hens houses to really keep the costs down!
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