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Top 10 Budget & Luxury Hen Ideas
A hen night is the perfect excuse to party with your girls. So rather than your last night of proverbial freedom, think of it as the ultimate opportunity to have some real fun with your best friends. Here are Nell'Amore's top ten hen night ideas to suit every budget from luxury including the most amazing Champagne bar you’ll ever see…
1. Relax with a spa experience
Luxury: Enjoy a long weekend away at a spa hotel, in fluffy white robes and slippers having massages, swims, facials and manicures. Finish the evening all dressed up for a three course meal and bottles of bubbly.
Budget: Check out last minute deals at spa hotels or save even more cash by hosting your own home spa experience. All you need is face masks and nail varnish, just ask your friends to bring a bottle and stay the night.
Luxury: Elegant, delightful, thoroughly tasty and a great chance for all the hens to relax over some ever so fancy tea and cakes while hearing all about the nearly-wed’s plans for the big day. You could also add a little fizz by including a bottle of champagne or Prosecco to the package… Don’t mind if we do!
Budget: Cupcakes & Cocktails hosted at home!
Another perfect combination and really fun activity. While making your own cupcake creations (which you can then take away with you to enjoy later) you’ll be kept perfectly refreshed with some delicious cocktails, perfect to toast the bride-to-be ahead of her special day. “Cheers”
Luxury Afternoon Tea at Greyfriars - Colchester Essex
Luxury: Rent a luxury cottage for a long weekend and enjoy country walks to the local pub, canoeing on the river or sunbathing on the beach. Coastal towns, big cities and sweet little villages are all wonderful.
Budget: Pack a tent and sleeping bag and go camping. Drive to the coast together and either set up tents or rent a cheap static caravan for fun together on a campsite near some local attractions.
4. See the sights overseas
Luxury: Pack your bikinis and jet off to far-flung shores for a few days of decadence to soak up the sun in style. Go sight-seeing then relax on a sun lounger before hitting the bars and dancing the night away with the locals.
Budget: Channel Tunnel it to France for the weekend and live on French bread, cheese and red wine while you go sight-seeing by bus, train and foot, though leave your high heels for your night out!
Luxury: Fly to a ski resort and stay in a pretty chalet with whirlpool bath. Glide down mountains against breath-taking scenery before enjoying a fondue with friends and getting ‘off-piste’ (you know what I mean…)
Budget: Ski at the Chill Factore indoor real snow venue in Brentwood Essex (http://www.brentwoodskicentre.co.uk) with views of snow slopes Enjoy ski and snowboarding lessons and sledging before hitting Brentwood bars and restaurants.
6. Bright lights, big city fun
Luxury: Take a limo to the bright lights and enjoy a full evening’s entertainment starting off with fine dining at a top restaurant and finishing your night with a trip to the theatre, opera or ballet.
Budget: Get in the car, road trip style and eat out in the big city at a cool karaoke bar before taking in a movie or going bowling and dancing the night away. Bloomsbury Bowling in London is a great place to go.
Luxury: A sailing weekend could be the ultimate outdoors fun but if, like me, you prefer something faster then drive a racing car or motorbike round Brands Hatch, go quad biking, drive a tank or simply Go Ape!
Budget: Go mountain biking through the woods and finish with a picnic under the trees. For anyone not so ‘outdoorsy’, drive to the park and sit in the open air drinking happily on the grass before your night out.
Luxury: A chocolate making party! Yep literally, go see for yourself on the website. When you're done i'm sure you'd be booked in for a party.
Chappel Chocolate House - Chappel Essex
Budget: A chocolate and wine house party will allow you to have luxury fun at home, get yourself a chocolate fountain and and go crazy and hit up majestic wines. A night in with a movie and chocolate with your girls, perfect!
Luxury: Book a murder mystery weekend in a stately home where you’ll all dress for dinner and have fun watching a murder mystery unfold before your very eyes…
Budget: Go on a Jack the Ripper tour of London for an historical chiller complete with a drink at the Ten Bells pub or watch a horror movie together in the comfort of your home, just add popcorn, ice creams and booze.
10. Champagne or cocktails, darling?
Lie back against plush sofas and fur throws as you savour the finest Champagnes in sumptuous surroundings.
Budget: Have your own cocktail night. Dim the lights, put on music and ask your friends to come dressed up, each with a different bottle and snacks. Just add cool glasses, shakers, stirrers, umbrellas and laughter.