Planning Guide for Hen Party Ideas at Home
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
- Games for a Hen Party at Home
- Hen Party at Home Decorations & Accessories
- Food & Drink Ideas
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
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
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
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
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 like these ones we found on Funkin Cocktails. Then all you need are some cocktail classes!
Pros: Brings everyone together in a fun environment no matter what group size
Cons: Might bring out your competitive side a little too much
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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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