L-plates and a single night on the tiles are becoming a thing of the past.

Modern hens are coming up with new hen party ideas to make their break one to remember! But can you have an amazing hen party without forking out hundreds? Here are our top 5 new hen party ideas to try in 2013, that won’t blow the budget!


Camping might not seem like an obvious choice for hens, but it’s a cost-effective choice that’s so much fun! Get the vino out while you put up the tents (guaranteed giggles), get dressed up in wellies and raincoats and prepare your own bonfire with toasted marshmallows. If that sounds just a little too much like hard work, glamping is also an option – book out your own chalet or static home on the campsite. It shouldn’t be too expensive when the price is shared out.

Country hens

With shabby chic and Cath Kidston style still as popular as ever, next year’s hens will continue their wedding theme in their hen parties, too. Hiring out a cottage in the country will be a popular choice, with Cornwall becoming one of the best spots to choose. When you split the price, it’s really quite a cheap option. You can spend one day making DIY details, using your surroundings as inspiration.

Cocktails at home

Cocktail masterclasses were a big deal this year, but creating your own tipples at home can be just as fun. You can buy the mixers in advance or follow online tutorials with the girls. The perfect way to start the big night out.

cheap-hen-party-ideas-try-2013-hen-rememberMurder Mystery

For the more civilised soiree, 2013 hens will love Murder Mystery parties. The kits are very cheap and you can have hours of fun over dinner and drinks. You could even spend the daytime making your outfits out of cheap materials!

Hit the beach

Us Brits love to sun it up, which is why it’s surprising that beach breaks aren’t more popular with hen parties. This looks set to change next year… Depending on the weather, hens will enjoy sunbathing and gossiping with the girls before the night out. And what’s more, spending time on the beach is free! If you’re feeling a little more energetic, you could always try your hand at body boarding, too?

What are you doing for your hen party? Is it a one-of-a-kind idea?

Leave us your comments!


  1. I am going to Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry for a Medieval night, everyone will be dressing up and you get overnight B&B accommodation plus a medieval feast with mead and wine and all for just £97.50 a head ! It will be a proper giggle as I have a friend who has been there.

    • That sounds amazing Michelle, don’t forget to chuck the bones over you shoulder for the dogs!

      Let’s hope it’s not too spooky 😉

    • Make sure you don’t eat too much bbq then get in the hot tub or you’ll feel sick :-@

      We’re having a paintball day in Bristol – it’s not just the boys who can do it!

  2. Love some of the ideas! We booked a cocktail masterclass through Jaminns cocktail training who we had previously booked with, they were brilliant the hen even used the drinks we made at her wedding! Before this we hired a private chef who prepared canapés to line our stomachs. The whole weekend cost £130 per head, this was so much cheaper than staying in a city centre hotel and the experience having the private services was so much more personal. The girls really appreciated the two very sexy bartenders Jaminns provided 😉


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