Hen parties can be a rite of passage before you get married, but the ones you’ve been on before might have been a bit of a snoozefest. Overpriced and underwhelming itineraries, embarrassing outfits and the chance to deeply discuss someone’s genitalia with their mum? No thank you. We love our bride too much to do that to her! Luckily, that’s where CLUCK – the alternative hen party planners – come in. We asked them for their top 5 alternative hen do ideas, and they certainly brought the goods.
Funny you should mention snoozefests, because our first alternative hen party idea is our version of a hen slumber party: a luxury pampering sleepover experience. Our version is all of your childhood sleepover dreams come true – but a chic grown-up version, of course. Set at the 5* South Place Hotel, you’ll start with a three-course bottomless brunch fit for a queen in a beautiful private dining setting – and THEN MOVE ONTO THE PENTHOUSE SUITE! Your own private wing of the hotel, city skyline views, super king size beds, a glass bathtub, a cinema area…it’s the perfect space to continue the party. To complete the luxury experience, the glam squad will arrive at the suite armed with all the tools for the perfect blow dry or make over. Relax and let the professionals pamper you! Then you can head out for the evening in nearby Shoreditch – or stay in for the evening and take full advantage of your surroundings, drinking cocktails or watching films with popcorn in special bridal PJs…
If gin is your bride’s tipple, take it one step further than just drinking copious amounts of it: head to a gin-making workshop and make your own. Blend, bottle and name two of your own gins to take away under the guidance of an expert distiller. Our favourite is based from one of our favourite drinking holes ever, who happen to also serve fresh hot donuts with the biggest mountain of accompanying Nutella we’ve ever seen in our lives. It’s the start of a very, very good hen do, even if we do say so ourselves.
If you’re coming up to London for the weekend, you’ll want to be spending your time where all the cool kids go. We’ve got a bar that’s exactly that, filled with palm print, pink neons, plants galore and loads of cool and quirky furniture. Up to 30 guests can party in private, away from prying eyes, with your own fully stocked bar and bartenders, speakers, and the possibility of a bespoke cocktail menu. It’s like a lock in, but less Peggy Mitchell and more Peggy Gou.
This alternative hen party plan is all kinds of sophisticated, giving you a totally different view of our bustling capital city. After a bottomless brunch in edgy Camden, take an open-sided tour boat to some of the most stunning parts of London, like London Zoo, Regent’s Park, Little Venice and Camden Lock. Being chauffeured by boat can be hard work, so why not bring along some fizz & nibbles? The evening finishes at a karaoke bar (where all good evenings finish), where you’ll have your own private room to cut loose and sing your heart out.
This one’s for the super chic brides among us. Start off the party with a private blow dry party enjoying exclusive use of the salon space to crank up the tunes and let yourself be preened, before heading over to a fun and informative wine tasting. Once you’re clued up on the good stuff, you’ll head downstairs to a stunning private dining room to enjoy fine dining and (more) delicious wine.
CLUCK is an alternative hen party planner, specialising in bespoke hen party packages and experiences. We eat, sleep and breathe hen parties! Get in touch, and your own personal hen party planner to begin the fun! firstname.lastname@example.org 0203 086 8958