Planning Guide for Hen Party Ideas at Home

Planning Guide for Home Hen Party Ideas

Hen parties at home are becoming more and more popular so we thought it was about time that we put together the ultimate planning guide.

Inside our guide you will find anything and everything that you need to know about when it comes to planning a hen party at home. Whether your wanting something relaxed and simple, or you want to go all out and go crazy for the bride to be’s last night of freedom. We have an abundance of great hen party ideas at home that will be suitable for all kind of celeb­ra­tions.

This guide is full of useful information:

Hen Party Activities at Home

With all the hen party ideas at home that are available it is always best to start with deciding what activity you want to base your event on. The activity is a great place to start as you can then figure out what you want to have to surround your day.

Pamper Party at Home

Pros: Gives the bride to be the relaxation she needs before the wedding

Cons: May not have the room and facilities you need

Pamper Party at Home

Whether you want to get some profes­si­onals in to do the work or your happy to put together a pamper session yourself this will be a perfect way to enjoy a hen party at home. Get together a bunch of your favourite face masks, creams and nail polish and plan out what treatments you all want to have.

Mobile Life Drawing Class

Pros: The perfect chance to get creative

Cons: May not suit the whole group

Mobile Life Drawing Class

What better way to get creative than with a cheeky experience like this that can be brought straight to your door. Our mobile life drawing class is a great addition as you have a tutor and life drawing model who will take you through the whole session. All of the materials you need are also included.

Pyjama Party & Movie Night

Pros: Perfect girly night in before the big day

Cons: You could spend hours browsing through all the Netflix films

Pyjama Party & Movie Night

There is nothing better than getting the girls together and sitting and watching some films. You could get matching pyjamas, buy lots of snacks and alcohol and put together a list of films you will all enjoy. Then start the movie night! You could even allocate something for each guest to buy for your food and drink options for the evening.

Create Your Own Cocktail Bar

Pros: Bring the party right to your own home

Cons: You will probably have a sore head in the morning

Create Your Own Cocktail Bar

Having a few drinks with the girls is a no brainer, especially for the celeb­ra­tions! Bring the bar to your house and get together all the ingredients you need to shake up your own creative cocktails. Or buy your own pre-made cocktails from websites like Funkin Cocktails. Then all you need are some cocktail classes!

Games Night

Pros: Brings everyone together in a fun environment no matter what group size

Cons: Might bring out your competitive side a little too much

Games Night

What better way for your hen party at home to be one to remember than by creating your very own games night? You could pick out some of your favourite board games or card games and get some drinks in and have a laugh together. A games night is perfect as well especially if you have a mixed group with different ages.

Games for a Hen Party at Home

Another great way to keep the fun going is by adding games for your hen party at home. We have done our research and found a variety of different games that will be perfect for your whole group.

Truth or Dare

A classic game that needs no explanation. Put together a list of different dares and truths and either write them down on your phone or on a piece of paper and put them in 2 different boxes. Then take it in turns to choose a truth or dare!

Who Am I?

Get each member of the group to write down a celebrity or two on different sticky notes and then put them in a bowl. Each person can then choose one sticky note and place it on their foreheads. Take it in turns to then go through asking various yes or no answer questions to try and figure out what celebrity you are.

Never Have I Ever

A classic drinking game that by the end of it will probably have most of you a little bit tipsy. Have your never have I ever statements ready to go and take it in turns saying them. If the statement applies to you then drink! You will probably find out a lot of things that you may not have known about each other.

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Would You Rather?

Another easy game that will have you all laughing. Just simply go round everyone in the group and ask everyone else a would you rather question. These can be as innocent or as cheeky as you like depending on what type of group you are! But it is a good way to break the ice between a group if there are people who don’t know each other.

Cards Against Humanity

If you are wanting more of a physical game to play an extremely popular one is Cards Against Humanity! This is a game that has no limits and will either have you laughing or in shock throughout every round. But most of the time this is a game that everyone plays and enjoys playing in larger groups!

For the Girls

This game is great if you kind of want a mixture of a variety of different games and as the name suggests its for the girls. Which makes it the perfect addition! There are a variety of games included like truth or dare, never have I ever, most likely too and more. You can buy it here.

Hen Do at Home Decorations & Accessories

To make your night at home that extra bit special you can always easily add some decorations and accessories to your plans. And there are some easy additions that will suit a variety of different groups and completely transform your home into a bride to be’s dream!

Table Decorations

If you are setting up a table with buffet food or nibbles on it or even just creating your own drinks station table decorations are always a great idea. You could get things like confetti, table cloths, themed table ware like plates, cups, and straws and even napkins! There are loads of great options available on websites like Ginger Ray!

Hen Party Balloons

No party is complete until you add some balloons, especially a home hen party. It’s a quick and easy way to decorate an area and really make it feel like a party. You could get balloons that are themed that you can blow up yourselves or go all out and buy some helium balloons that will make a statement!

Photo Props

During the hen party at home you will of course be taking plenty of selfies and photos right? So it would make sense to make sure you have plenty of photo props for the occasion. Many party prop websites have a great selection of photo booth probs that will be perfect for your celebration and suit any theme.

Party Bags & Favours

If you are that little bit extra then party bags or party favours are a great idea. They can be something really simple or you can go all out with an array of different treats. It’s a great way to get creative and give all the girls something lovely to remember the celebration by.

Personalised Clothing

Another staple that is perfect for this kind of celebration is some personalised clothing. Of course take into consi­dera­tion what plans you have with the girls and then think about what clothing you could get. The options are endless, you could choose some matching t-shirts, pyjamas or even a robe each for the group.

Food & Drink Ideas to Include at the Hen Party

Food & Drink Ideas to Include at the Hen Party

During the night it is always important to make sure there are food and drink options for all the girls. We have put together a list of some great ideas that you can include.

Cakes & Cupcakes

Cakes and cupcakes always go down well as far as a party is concerned. You could get some profes­si­onally made or get creative and make your own. These could be themed to the party but of course you could also just pop down to your local supermarket and pick up some from there.


Another thing that everyone will just pick at are sweets. You could keep a theme going and have all pink sweets or go crazy and have a variety of different sweets. Another great idea would be to get some retro sweets from when you and the girls were younger to enjoy.

Afternoon Tea

A slightly more sophis­ticated option would be to go for an afternoon tea. Put together a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones, and other treats on plates for everyone to enjoy. It’s a great way to enjoy some food whilst having a catch up with all the girls.


A buffet is always great if you can’t decide exactly what type of food you are wanting to offer your guests. You can also have hot and cold food options on your buffet so that you can slowly eat the food throughout the celeb­ra­tions.

Cheese & Wine Night

Another sophis­ticated option and great for if you are partying into the evening would be creating a cheese and wine night. Put together a selection of cheeses, different crackers, and a variety of wine for your group to choose from.


During the summer months you will have a great opportunity to enjoy a BBQ. There will be plenty of options available for BBQ foods during the summer months in most supermarkets and you can also put together a buffet of cold food items to go with.

Cocktails & Mocktails

And with all of the food options you will have to incorporate some drinks. A great idea would be to add some ready made cocktails and mocktails that everyone can help themselves to. Or get the ingredients in and create your own fun cocktails together.


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