Hen Heaven: Our Favourite Hen Activities
5 June 2017
Nothing beats a fabulous hen do with your favourite girls and with so much to choose from you're bound to find something perfect to suit your style. So whether you're a lady of leisure or after a tad more adventure, there'll be something here to float your... er, paddleboard!
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
For a spot of SUP visit WeSUP in Falmouth. There is a choice of activities to enjoy so whether you're after a beginners class or something more advanced there'll be fun in the water with these guys! We love the look of the Extreme SUP Adventure which includes free diving and cliff jumping, it's not for the faint hearted! Their Secret Beach package is an opportunity to explore some secluded coves and see some Cornish wildlife with time for sunbathing, snorkeling and a picnic with a view. But our favourite has to be the Overnight Wilderness Adventure. Stand-up paddle board to the most remote location where there is zero light pollution. With just the moonlight and the stars to guide you, spend the night in the wilderness around a campfire, that's a hen party to remember!
Indulgent Spa Day
Looking for a different kind of water-based experience? A soak in the hot tub and a dip in the newly refurbished pool at St Michael's Hotel and Spa is just the ticket! Afterwards, spend some time in the award-winning spa. Indulge in a relaxing treatment such as a massage or facial and perhaps get a pop of colour on those toenails in preparation for the big day. Enjoy lunch in the Flying Fish Restaurant overlooking the ocean and why not have a bottle of fizz or a cocktail or two? Spend the rest of the day relaxing with the girls in comfy robes and getting some rest in before the big day!
Holly Young Workshops
Holly's Hat Making workshops are the best and offer a chance for you all to do something unique as you put together fascinators to wear on the big day. All of the materials are included and you'll leave with a vintage-inspired creation of your own to wear. There is total creative freedom so you'll create something true to you and that you love with materials including feathers, ribbons, silks, buttons, beads and more. Either hold the party in your home or at a hotel or venue with a little finger buffet for everyone.
Decadent Afternoon Tea
The ultimate in hen party chic, you simply can't beat an afternoon tea and one of our favourites is at The Alverton in Truro. The grandeur of the venue creates a real sense of occasion and the choice of places to enjoy afternoon tea include the stylish Library, the restaurant, the lounge next to the roaring open fire or one of the many unique and characterful event suites overlooking the garden. Our favourite place is on the terrace in the sunshine. With finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones, rich chocolate brownie and the famous Alverton macaroons, it's the most deliciously decadent way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials in style. All served with locally grown Tregothnan Tea, how wonderful! Alternatively, why not add a glass of Champagne for a real sense of occasion?
Create Floral Crowns
Last but not least, why not attend a floral workshop for a hen party with a twist? Local florist Loulabel holds tailor made workshops where you can create beautiful and unique floral crowns to wear to the wedding, perfect for the bridesmaids! Working with a seasonal selection of beautiful blooms, you'll get to work with the charismatic and creative Lou from Loulabel who will demonstrate how to get your blooms working their magic and forming the perfect crown for the big day. Petal power!
Wow, what a great selection of hen activities. Can we do them all please? After all, we have to "research" these things you know! What have you got planned for your hen party? We would love to know!