Hosting a hen do and stuck for ideas? From glamping to floristry – try something a little different with six alternative party ideas
Words Joy Montgomery
UNWIND WITH A YOGA-THEMED DO
Ideal for a yogi hen do, The Secret Yoga Society offers classes in beautiful and unusual settings. Led by some of the foremost teachers in the field, you can choose from a wide range of dynamic and relaxing yoga styles alongside live music. The class will be followed by head and neck massages and, if you so desire, a candlelit three course feast. Past food collaborations include Trullo, 26 Grains and Wild Laurel while venues range from Soho Farmhouse to Ham House.
GET GREEN-FINGERED AT GRACE AND THORN
Decorate your home with fashionable foliage with this green-fingered hen do. Hosted in one of Grace & Thron’s chic stores in Soho or Hackney, you can choose from one of their signature workshops. Everything from hand tied bouquets to stunning floral crowns and succulent-stuffed terrariums. Palms, petals and prosecco. What more could you want?
GET CREATIVE WITH A GRAFFITI WORKSHOP
Alternative brides will love spending the day getting their spray paint on with a graffiti workshop at Graffik Gallery. Situated on the cool Portobello Road, experienced street artists will help you create your own urban artwork to hang in your home. Previous experience or artistic ability not required!
ENJOY A LUXURY SLEEPOVER AT ZETTER TOWNHOUSE
The Zetter Townhouse’s Grand Night In is the party package for classy hens wanting a seriously souped-up sleepover. You’ll be treated to one night in the Grand Suite (the Townhouse Apartment and the Townhouse Suite combined), which sleeps up to six guests. Lucky attendees will enjoy neck and shoulder massages, movies, cocktails, REN products and a sumptuous breakfast. Dreamy.
GET BACK TO NATURE WITH GIRLY GLAMPING
If a classic night on the town hen do isn’t your thing then The Oxford Yurt just might be the perfect alternative. Set in three acres of stunning natural beauty of the Oxfordshire countryside, the venue houses cosy Yurts and Geodomes. The perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you can enjoy quality time with your besties under the stars. Those who like their creature comforts need not worry as each yurt comes with bedding, wood burners and running electricity.
BAKE WITH A GBBO LEGEND
Yes, you heard us correctly. Make every GBBO lover’s dream come true with the opportunity to bake with a former contestant from the award-winning TV show. You will first be greeted by the celebrity baker and a refreshing glass of prosecco, before they provide you with a demonstration. Then it’s your turn to bake! All your efforts will be judged and prizes awarded for the best baker, so feel free to get practice in beforehand. We won’t tell.