Top Hen Party Tips

Over the past 12 years we have hosted lots of fabulous hen parties, with guests from across the UK and beyond, to enjoy a unique and memorable weekend in the beautiful Peak District. As such we have put together our top tips for making the hen party a great weekend away with the girls!


What a fabulous opportunity to get all the girls together! Hen parties are always a lot of fun, especially when booked with various activities that all the ladies can enjoy together. Enjoy a spa treatment, opt-in for laugh-filled knickers decorating, cocktail making, make your own music video, or test your skills at various outdoor activities.

1 – Get the Hen’s input

Of course you should begin by finding out what the main hen is interested in doing, or not doing! Draw together a list of ideas, activities and locations that the hen would love to enjoy.

2 – Put together the guest list

Draw up the list of the key people to be invited, ask the hen about any decisions regarding invitations (should the Mum in law be on the list?). Make sure to note down any food or accessibility preferences. Decide at this point how you are going to finance your hen party. Do you want to ask for contributions, and how can you be fair to those who perhaps have a tighter budget?

3 – Getting the right venue

Discuss with the hen what type of location the venue should be set in. Is she looking for a city break or a countryside retreat? Aim to have it somewhere where all the guests can meet easily. Then look at the venue layout, making sure there is enough space for everyone to get together under one roof! Check on the venue snippet on the right-hand side of the venue to ensure they accept hen parties and book well in advance as more often than not, places get booked up fast!

4 – Who’s in charge of what?

Feel free to delegate some of the tasks, with so much to coordinate it makes sense everyone gets a task from food, drinks, activities, surprises etc.

5 – Hire a caterer and take the night off!

We always recommend to our hen guests to bring in a caterer. Not only will they come to your venue, cook and serve a stunning 3-course meal, they will also wash up and clean up after themselves. You can even bring your own drink, so it’s much better value than a restaurant.

6 – Do the food shopping online

Like all our Party Houses, most venues will be able to have large supermarkets or smaller local providers deliveries to them. Save yourself the hassle of carting it all in the car and have it delivered fresh to your venue.

7 – Quick personalisation with balloons

Arrive one hour before the hen and set up the venue with balloons or flowers.  A cheap but effective way for making a happy entrance!

8 – Learn something new

Most venues such as Party Houses will have the option for multiple activities to learn something new. Why not bring in a cocktail maker for example? That way you and the fellow hens can have a laugh whilst learning some new tricks to show off at your next party! We work with many fantastic activity providers that you can choose from so scroll through list of activities and get inspired.

9 – Try something unique

With so much available, truly surprise your guests with an activity that they would never have done before, from sky-diving to potholing, or for the more relaxed options, falconry or archery.

10 – Communicate with your venue

Always feel free to ask your venue for any advice, suggestions and tips on organising the perfect hen party. Like us, they should be more than happy to help!

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Friendly and Professional Cocktail Staff with Mario’s team

Have you ever wanted to take part in a cocktail-making master class? Well now you can! Cocktails with Mario is a mobile cocktail bar company that can deliver a wide range of exciting experiences across the whole of the UK. Hen parties, stag parties, weddings, corporate events, you name it… Cocktails with Mario can cater for you! With over 20 experienced and highly-skilled mixologists on the team, this celebration cadre can work with both small and larger groups to ensure that all experiences are the best experiences… Curate your own cocktail, sample your spirit, personalise your party package!

With a 360 degree photo booth, DJ service, PA system, karaoke, and party lights, this is the perfect addition to your future fiesta- don’t waste time, book now to avoid disappointment!

Mobile Flower Bar

If you’re looking for a fantastic pop-up bar for your next event, Mobile Flower Bar is a great option. With over 19 years of experience in the industry, they will go the extra mile to make sure your night is perfect. With UK-wide services, they will tailor-make a bespoke bar for you depending on what best matches your event. Once you’ve hired their services, their highly trained staff will take care of everything from the beginning till end. Enjoy a bar made of flowers depending on the colour code of your party, flower accessories like sweets and frozen bits, and a sweet buffet including a chocolate fountain. Whether you want to hire an indoor or outdoor bar, themed bar, or a bar show, they have it all! They are also running a special offer wherein you can get the all-inclusive package with free cocktail masterclasses, free bar services, and bar shows!

Mint Cocktail Company

Whether you’re looking for a unique cocktail making experience or looking to have a mobile cocktail bar at your next event at one of our venues, Mint Cocktail Company is a fantastic choice. Learn how to prepare your favourite drinks under the supervision of experienced mixologists. The best part is that they bring their services to the venue of your choice! Whether you’re celebrating a hen/stag party, birthday, corporate event, or just a weekend break, Mint Cocktail company will provide you with a range of packages to suit your taste and budget. Once you’ve selected your package, you can trust everything is in their hands. Their mobile bars can be adapted to the kind of event you’re hosting and come with bespoke bartending services. Allow them to skillfully take care of your drink requirements and turn your party into an event. Everything from the mobile bar, specialist cocktail equipment, alcohol, ice, and professional staff will be provided and they will show up, serve and clear up so that you can just sit back, relax, and have a memorable time.

Love Pamper Company

Love Pamper Company is a mobile spa company that offers over 30 indulgent treatments brought to your holiday home, workplace, hotel or even your home. Whether you want to opt for something romantic for two or you’re celebrating a girls gathering, hen party, anniversary, family get-together or merely just a holiday, Lovapamper Company will surely have a package to suit them all. The highly-trained therapists go the extra mile while trying to create a calming spa environment while playing relaxing music and lighting scented candles before starting the luxury treatment of your choice.

Wellbeing Retreats & Zen-Do’s with Camberry

Are you looking for some time out or a unique experience with friends and family? Camberry is a fabulous supplier, offering an exceptional and stress-free service organising Zen-Do’s (wellbeing hen weekends) group getaways, private retreats and activity breaks across the UK. Our cosy, hygge inspired weekends focus on togetherness, laughter, quality time spent with loved ones and connecting with likeminded souls – at the same time as investing in yourself and your health. Kickstart a healthier lifestyle, learn something new or simply take some time out and escape the stresses of day to day life and recharge.
Boost spirits, nourish your soul – have everything taken care of from wholesome healthy meals, sourcing your venue, yoga classes, fitness & lifestyle coaching to goody bags and more – all interwoven with green living.  We save you time and take the stress out of organising a fun, wellbeing focused activity break and allow you to enjoy the simple things in life. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, so expect a little indulgence – cake and bubbly is allowed!

GETTING YOU BACK TO YOU –  connected, more confident, fulfilled and empowered. 

Hen Party Artistry

Discover the inner artist in you while cracking jokes with your favourite ladies! Hen Party Artistry is here to give you a life drawing experience – drawing a nude human figure standing in front of you. The activity starts with a complimentary glass of prosecco to loosen you up, followed by a professional tutor helping you to draw an attractive life model, male or female. All materials will be provided and you will be able to choose your own background music. An hour and a half into the activity, there will be a break to grab some cocktails and enjoy the party. This activity works for hen parties, birthday parties and other fun-filled retreats.

The Bartender at Home

Since being established in 2005, The Bartender at Home has been providing great cocktails to parties and events all around the UK. Their aim is not only to share the knowledge or their charismatic mixologists with your party, but to entertain with drinks and leave you not with a hangover, but with a memorable weekend! They offer three main packages; the all-inclusive package perfect for pre-going out drinks, such as Cocktail Clinic, Cocktail Chemistry, and other exciting workshop that will take your cocktail game to a whole new level. The prices of these unique cocktail events start from just £30 per person.


Stir up your stay at your Party House with the Go-Experience! You can choose from a whole range of activities such as Cocktail Making, Homeparty Dance Classes, and Making your own home pop-video.

Perfect for hen and stag and dos, team-building events, and everyone else who want to make their stay incredibly fun and keep a memorabilia of it too! Offering entertainment nation-wide, Go-Experience team will gladly travel to your Party House and organise a tailored activity for you.

Sauced Here – Peak District

Sauced Here is a great alternative to generic supermarkets delivering fresh produce from local farmers while supporting the local economy. There’s a great range of over 1200 products available from more than 40 best local suppliers. You’ll be able to choose from a range of baskets and the team of Sauced Here will pick up your ingredients and drop them off the same day at your Party House at a time convenient for you!