Creative experiences can be a great way to celebrate a special occasion and where better to do it than at our beautiful Peak District, self-catering properties. Here, we will offer you our guide to a fun way of bringing your friends together to both celebrate and prepare for your wedding day. Here at Peak Venues, whether you want new homemade decorations; something to wear or special memorabilia, our team are full of great hen party ideas for you.
A hen party is often a once in a life time occasion for you to share with your friends, so we believe that it is essential for this to be a fun and memorable experience. We can often recommend adventurous country sports dates, afternoon tea and wine tasting but understand that this is not for everyone.
Alternatively, a craft hen party is a fun group activity which is huge right now and we know you won’t want to miss out. This slightly more unique activity is perfect as it can be tailored to suit you and your party.
There is an endless list of activities you can do during your unique hen party celebrations, so we simply can’t list them all. Instead, here is our top 5 favorite hen party ideas:
This is one of the most popular craft activities which you can take part in for your party and one we highly recommend. Why don’t you and your group all make your own beautiful flower crowns? Faux flowers allow you to re-wear your crown and become royalty wherever you go. Not only does this activity allow you to look fabulously coordinated on the big day, it is a classy activity for you and your party to enjoy and relax doing during the build up to your wedding. However, if floral isn’t for you, why not flaunt a homemade pom-pom crown for a more unique experience with a quirky twist.
Feeling cheeky? Let your creative mind run wild as you ‘pimp your pants’ in this fun alternative craft which you can do with your friends. This activity is brilliant for groups of all sizes and allows you to have a giggle with your friends whilst you craft your own personalized pants! This activity is growingly popular for those that want to relax during their hen party and are less on the serious side. This activity suits a mixed group of all ages and abilities. Why not turn it into a competition? Superman style the way you wear your pants and show off your new look to your friends.
Another highly recommended craft activity is a fun pottery painting workshop in which you can explore your artistic side. Not only can a mixed group of all ages and abilities enjoy this activity, you can work together on a personalized tea set which would make a great gift for the happy couple on their wedding day! So, get your crafty hens together and enjoy the experience as they create for you a gift which you can take and cherish forever.
Whether you’re in need of a ‘something blue’ or a ‘something new’ this one is a problem solver. This classic hen-do activity leaves the bride-to-be and her entourage with a fun keepsake and you are guaranteed to have a fun time in the process. Making your own garter will allow you to mix a love of crafts with such a special occasion and can be fun for everyone. However, this one will take a little bit of sewing! If you don’t know how to sew, don’t worry, we have a solution for you. Why not use a craft party provider and leave all the hard work to them so on your special day, all you have to worry about is having a good time. We can recommend The Crafty Hen who are the original provider of craft parties nationwide and will often come to you! The team are friendly and affordable and come with a great selection of materials and tools to ensure your creativity will not be limited.
If you’re after a bit of glitz and glamour at your hen-do, making your own fascinators may be a great option for you. This slightly more sophisticated activity can be done by anyone anywhere and, just like the flower crowns, leave you with memorabilia that you can keep forever and flaunt on the big day. Whilst all partaking in the same activity, you don’t all have to limit yourself to doing the same thing! Challenge yourself to make the brightest fascinator you can or match it to your outfit, either way you’re bound to be left with chic results.
We understand that crafts aren’t for everyone and have some more great ideas of activities which will entertain you during your stay! Some of these include: Country sports such as clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and fishing; a pampering spa day or a lovely country walk (Hopefully with a country pub or two which you conveniently stumble upon. We can recommend the Royal Oak at Hurdlow).
Alternatively, you often can’t go wrong with sporty activities for your hen party such as paintballing, quad biking, cycling, navigating, water sports and outdoor adventure activities. For a more relaxing hen party, you could enjoy cooking courses, pottery classes, cocktail making or a popular favorite: Wine tasting!
For a full list of some of the activities available in the Peak District, please see our Peak District Activites page , and don’t forget to check out www.thecraftyhen.co.uk for your craft based hen party.
For further details of our perfect properties for hen parties in the Peak District please see our Hen-Dos Page