Cotswold Bells, the original luxury bell tent hire company in the Cotswolds, put on a themed hen party with a difference, treating this bride and her girls to a weekend they’ll never forget…


To kick off the Indian-themed celebrations, the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids arrived in style at Elmwicke Farm, a rural campsite in the Cotswolds, in a vintage Indian Ambassador car bedecked with flowers.

The hen party’s base for the afternoon and evening was a luxuriously furnished Cotswold Bells bell tent, decorated for the occasion with vintage silk sari fabrics.


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The fun began with a Bollywood dancing lesson, choreographed to the song Jai Ho (from the Slum Dog Millionaire soundtrack). Professional dance teacher, Ann Blagden, from Egyptian Spirit, dressed the group of hens with coin belts, silk scarves and a bindi on their foreheads, to get them into the mood.

There was a lot of laughter as the girls tried to master the steps, which resulted in an impressive performance an hour later. The idea being, they could carry on practicing and perform the dance at the wedding. We love it!


For some well-earned relaxation, the group was treated to an Indian head massage demonstration, inside their beautifully decorated tent, by professional holistic therapist Amy Blacker. Then each of the women tested out their newly learned skills on each other – a truly relaxing way to finish the afternoon.

And what better way to round off this Bollywood-style hen celebration, than some Indian-style snacks and homemade lemon verbena drizzle cake provided by Cotswold Bells?


Sara Chardin from Cotswold Bells said: “The hens really looked and felt the part. They had an amazing time and lots of laughs while trying to master the art of Bollywood dancing. The ladies really appreciated the Indian theme to get them into the party spirit and loved chilling out in their luxuriously furnished bell tent afterwards.


Other themed ideas to get your hen party started, suggested by Cotswold Bells, include Moroccan, Arabian, Egyptian and Wild Western. Cotswold Bells will arrive at your chosen location, pitch their cotton canvas bell tents, furnish them with all the trimmings and leave you to turn up and enjoy.  They’ll return at the end of your stay and pack it all away, leaving you with amazing memories and nothing to worry about.


The five-metre bell tents comfortably sleep up to six people in each, with plenty of room to spare. They are furnished with comfy queen-sized airbeds, cosy rugs and cushions, colourful bunting, tea-light chandeliers, fairy lights and lanterns. The tents have a vintage feel and the cotton fabric creates an airy space, which doesn’t get stuffy like some modern, synthetic tents.


If you’re dreaming of a luxury hen do with a fun twist like this one, be sure to check out their website for more information!