When it comes to the hen party, a lot of brides these days want to involve their mums. Luckily, it’s no longer just a case of spending your last night of freedom in a nightclub wearing L-plates – hen parties becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep everybody happy.
Whether you choose to invite your mum to just the daytime activities, or the entire weekend, our friends at Red Seven have picked out a few special hen party ideas that your party-loving best friends and your indispensable mum will love.
Choose a daytime hen activity where all of your guests can relax, have fun and feel special.
An extravagant treat
Afternoon tea is ideal if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for your hen party. Your guests will love being served luxury tea, cakes and beautifully presented delicacies in the decadent surroundings of an upmarket hotel. Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without a glass of champagne – perfect for helping your mum get to know the other hens better.
If you’re determined to have the drinks flowing at your hen party, there are a few alcoholic options you can choose from. A girly cocktail-making class in a stylish bar or a sophisticated wine tasting experience is sure to get your mum into the party spirit.
A foodie day out
Try something different – take the hens for a cooking lesson where they’ll learn how to create a delicious new dish, or a delectable chocolate-making class. The girls will craft their own mouth-watering truffles and take their creations home.
Spa and pampering
What mum doesn’t enjoy a luxury spa day, complete with massages, facials and plenty of champagne? That way, your girls can get ready for the wedding in style.
Whether your mum is along for the whole evening, or just helping to get the party started, there’s a whole host of ideas she’ll be happy to join in with.
A celebratory meal
Begin your hen night at a classy restaurant. With the wine flowing and gossip flying, there’s no reason for your mum not to have a brilliant night.
If you want to add some humorous frivolity to your night, then a comedy club, theatre trip or cabaret show are bound to keep the hens entertained. Depending on the type of show you pick, the subject matter can be tailored to everyone’s tastes.
Hen weekend holidays
Holding your hen weekend away from home, either in the UK or abroad, is a great way for your mum to choose how involved she wants to be in the wilder hen party antics. With her own room in a luxury spa hotel, we don’t think mum will be complaining too much about being left behind whilst the hens go out and party until dawn. By day, she can join everyone for sightseeing or a cruise, or talent-spotting on the sun loungers. Remember, most mums have seen it all already!
To find more hen party ideas your mum and your friends will love, take a look at some of the great options on the Red Seven website – or, to get your mum’s outfit sorted, why not check out our Mother of the Bride section?