Hens Night Ideas

In New Zealand, a Bachelorette Party is most commonly known as a "Hens Night".  Do you have one coming up?  Planning can be a mission and the stakes are high when there are a lot of people in town keen for a good time.  Here's some ideas of things to do, give and buy from some research we did with our customers.

 

Hen's Night Activity Ideas:

  • Bride had t-shirt which x amount of men had to sign and put message on
  • Bride Questions About Future Husband (which he had already answered)
  • Brides dress out of toilet paper
  • Caluzzi or Cabaret show
  • Card games
  • Circus show
  • Clubbing
  • Cocktail catered dinner
  • Cooking or cocktail making classes
  • Costume party
  • Dance to old school songs like Grease
  • Dancing etc in viaduct dressed as school girls
  • Dares
  • Day at the spa
  • Dinner at themed restaurant
  • Draw Penis on a Man
  • Drinking games
  • Everyone tell an embarassing story about the bride
  • Find as many married guys as possible in one night and get them to give her one tip to a happy marriage that she wrote down to refer to later
  • Gave the bride a basket of roses and she had to give all of them away to men for a kiss (within a time frame)
  • Get a mobile beauty salon to come along and pamper you
  • Handbag game (guess what belongs to each person)
  • High Tea at Langham Hotel
  • Hire an apartment in town
  • Home BBQ & Nibbles
  • How much do you know about the couple game
  • List of tasks
  • Lucky dip of "naughty" toys
  • Made little hair pieces same as brides veil
  • Made penis models out of pink clay
  • Make your own cocktails
  • Makeup and photo session with friends
  • Making the veil (we all got given kits and had to make a funny veil for the bride to wear)
  • Map to follow which was places the couple had dates and a little story with each one
  • Memory board of fun single days
  • Pass the Parcel
  • Penis Pinyata
  • Penis Ring Toss game
  • Picking a task/object out of a hat and a limited amount of time to return with it
  • Picture board as feature
  • Pin the Penis on the Man
  • Pole dancing lessons
  • Presents game for diff stages of her life
  • Private viewing of a chick flick in a small comfortable cinema
  • Promise bag - each person had to come up with one promise and put into a bag and the bride had to promise to do these things in the marriage
  • Psychic or tarot reading
  • Public announcement made somewhere
  • Salsa or Burlesque Dancing lessons
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Sex Toy party
  • Sing Star / Rock Band / Guitar Hero
  • Social sport like bowling, go karting, mini putt, snowplant, paintball, rock climbing
  • Something to keep and remember at the end
  • Stripper
  • Suck for a buck - lollies attached to apron on st and strangers had to remove with teeth and donate $1
  • Superhero bike wine tour
  • Surfing lessons
  • Surprise games or adventures
  • Surprise people there who you thought couldn’t be
  • Surprised hen with a costume theme, when everyone else knew the theme
  • Test the bride and groom the night before and see how close answers were
  • Topless male servants handing out drinks
  • Travelled to beach on ferry / Private boat cruise
  • Truth or Dare
  • Trying on lingerie
  • Twister
  • Video messages from friends around world who could not be there
  • Vodka Jelly Shots
  • Weekend away
  • Whole night being a huge surprise
  • Wine tour

 

Hen's Night Present Ideas:

  • Flowers!
  • Things for her to wear
  • Funny things for wedding night
  • Gift vouchers for day spas
  • Jewellery
  • Outdoor lights for an outdoor tea party
  • Perfume
  • Chocolates
  • Wine
  • Lingerie
  • Scented candles
  • Bubble Bath
  • Whip
  • Handcuffs
  • Body paint
  • Chocolate
  • Video from friends
  • Hand written vouchers (ie baby sitting and massage)
  • Platters and drinks
  • A basket of her favourite things
  • Photo album remembering all her fun single days with comments from everyone
  • Gorgeous poster photo of her and her future husband
  • Massage oil
  • Choc Body Paint
  • Perfume
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Makeup
  • Gift vouchers for facials and fave shops

 

Websites and Stores to help out:

 

Key Factors To A Great Hen's Night:

  • Everyone being together
  • Games or dressups to break the ice
  • Good organisation
  • Not too expensive
  • Ensure everyone is introduced
  • Enough food and drink
  • Being ready to laugh and have fun
  • Bride's friend are together supporting her
  • Everyone having open mind and letting hair down
  • Pushes the boundaries of flirting with men for last time
  • Everyone feeling involved
  • No dramas!
  • Caters for all budgets
  • Older ladies feel included
  • Not too many people there
  • It being a safe and fun night
  • And lastly, ensuring someone looking out for the Hen so she still gets married!