The new year is in full swing, and for a lot of you, it’s the official countdown to drop the Miss title and finally become a Mrs. In the run up to disappearing into a blissfully happy married life, it’s important that your send-off is just as unforgettable as your big day itself.
2015 saw a rise in the ‘kitsch’ activities: cupcake classes, macaroon lunching, afternoon teas and vintage baking. But here for 2016, with us ladies taking on much more interest in our health and lifestyles, there’s a whole range of fresher ideas which focus on beauty, zen, wellbeing and fitness activities. Plus, do them right and you’ll get to remember every special moment of your girly hen adventures. After all, you want to saviour the memories, right?
For a more sophisticated hen party which benefits a healthier ‘you’, take a list of the top hen party trends for 2016…
Nothing beats relaxing in a wonderfully luxurious spa to celebrate your impending nuptials. Planning a wedding (and a hen weekend) can be extremely stressful, so booking in for a full spa day experience is the ultimate relaxing way to celebrate. Plus, as well as treating yourself to a pampering massage, it allows you to have valuable catch up time with the girls drinking Prosecco in the hot tub, going for peaceful swim, de-stressing your skin in the sauna, enjoying a massage, and finishing off with a champagne lunch of course.
In a bid to combine a fitness activity with light-hearted fun, look no further than hitting an all-singing all-dancing movement class – like salsa or pole dancing. Or, put your best foot forward with a pop style cheese-tastic dance class, one that even the older members of the hen party crowd can have a try at. There is an entire range of themes for the dancing queens; from films and nationalities, to eras and music genres. Not only will you be in fits of laughter, you’ll be burning those calories to make space for the champers later. Why not spice up a salsa class by bringing along some of our Butlers with Bums too? They make great dancing partners- a win-win situation.
With a slight turn in trends leading people towards the great outdoors and nature, glamping sites are set to see more groups of hens flock to the fields than those luxury hotel breaks. As well as setting up ‘home’ in a smarter style cosy tent, daytime tasks can include all sorts of activities such as yoga, scenic walking, folk singing, outdoor cooking and BBQ’s. All the benefits of an outdoor experience whilst spending quality time with the girls.
If your partying days are more about coffee and cake than Martinis and miniskirts, there’s lots of gorgeous hideaways in the heart of the British countryside you can escape to with your favourite females. A grand country house in a quaint village can offer the freedom to enjoy outdoor activities, along with relaxing evenings indoors with a range of customised games. Why not bring in some Butlers with Bums to add to the entertainment and play host?