From vintage tea parties to casinos, Brighton has a lot to offer a hen party. With this in mind, here is a step-by-step guide to planning the perfect hen do to Brighton.
Locate a Base
Once you have your guest list in hand, it’s time to secure a suitable base for the bride to be and her hens. If your group is of 7 or more people, it’s wise to book a holiday apartment in a central location so that you can all spend the weekend together rather than being separated in different hotel rooms. Sharing accommodation of this kind can also save you a bundle right off the bat. Checking to make sure everyone is comfortable sharing a room before you book is advisable to avoid complications further down the line. Alternatively, if you’re keen for more privacy, Brighton has a great selection of hotels to suit all budgets.
One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to planning a hen do is finding suitable activities to do during the day that will please a large group of people. As the chief organiser, it’s important to know your audience and plan activities accordingly. Mixing a blend of friends and family will throw a few obstacles in your way but if you want an activity that will suit people of all ages, you can’t beat afternoon tea. Brighton is home to some of the most decadent afternoon tea destinations from vintage offerings at Metro Deco to traditional afternoon teas with champagne at Hotel Du Vin, there are so many options you’ll be spoiled for choice.
If the bride to be is more of a chocolate lover be sure to head to Choccywoccydoodaah Boudoir. Your hen party can have exclusive use of the boudoir and enjoy two hours of chocolate heaven. (This activity costs around £20 per person so it is slightly more expensive than your average afternoon tea and it’s advised to book in advance).
Film Your Own Pop Video
If you want to treat the bride to be to a truly unique hen weekend, why not film your own pop video? Gather your hens and spend an afternoon in your very own studio whilst working with a choreographer to show off your best moves. You’ll get maximum points for originality but this kind of activity will set you back around £70 per head. Go Experience can help you organise a booking.
If a booze-fuelled hen party isn’t the bride to be’s thing or you simply want to incorporate a bit of recovery time into a hectic hen weekend, surprise the hen with a pre-party pamper session in your apartment and prettify your whole group without moving an inch. From manicures and pedicures to this season’s smoky eye, this is one activity that will please the pickiest of brides.
If you fancy planning a hen do that involves a bit of outdoor action with a bit of fun thrown in, gather your hens and try out the It’s A Knockout obstacle course. 80’s brides will love the nostalgia of attempting one of the UK’s most popular game show’s assault courses. With foam inflatables and buckets of fun thrown in for good measure this is a great activity to kick off the weekend. When planning these types of activities, always take into account the age of your group and assess whether everyone will be able to take part. This activity will take around 2-3 hours to complete.
Bars and Nightclubs
There are endless options for hens looking for a good night out on the town. Start of your night in Lucky Voice and enjoy a spot of karaoke for around £14 per person (hen parties get a round of free shots) before moving on to the Grosvenor casino located on the seafront (there are complimentary training tables for those who are new to the sport but fancy a flutter). Finish of the night in Oceana, Brighton’s superclub and dance the night away.