Murder She Wrote
If butler in the buffs and pink stetsons aren’t your idea of a great night out, then look no further. Michelle Clarke knows a thing or two about a classy hen do. In the colder months, an intimate indoor location is key. Throw in some fab activities and you’re onto a winning winter hen party…
A murder mystery evening might seem an obvious one but it’s a great way to bring the hen party together and bring out the guests theatrical sides! Plus it’s an event that can be held almost anywhere. Choose a theme to suit your bride to be, her favourite Dickens novel, movie characters, or Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatters.
A Spa Weekend
Surely the ultimate girly break involves a long weekend of pampering? Break open the champers, unwind in beautiful surroundings, and have a giggle and a catch up in the sauna and jacuzzi. Breadsall Marriott has a private Hen House with four bedrooms for your tribe to celebrate in in style. Book bespoke massage and beauty treatment packages with full access to the Priory spa to really spoil your party.
A Great Gatsby Dinner
Give your hens the chance to get really glam and sophisticated with a Great Gatsby themed dinner. Have a 1920’s themed dress, pop some champagne, gin or cointreau cocktails, hors-d’oeuvre, nose to tail pork and orange sorbet on the menu and you’re halfway to capturing the opulent tastes and smells of Gatsby’s parties.
Is your bride a creative lady? A craft experience is a great option come rain or shine. Our local landmark Denby Pottery Village has been home to the famous pottery makers for over 200 years. Take a factory tour and get hands on with a craft room experience. Brand some Denby keepsakes with the hen party so you can take the magic home.
Don your pretty frocks and dig into dainty sandwiches, scones and tea on tap for the ultimate in civilised hen celebrations. It’s never too early for a spot of Pimms too! If time constraints or budget call for a short and sweet hen do then an afternoon tea is the one. Plus when a night out beckons, it’s a great opportunity to wear out aunt Ethel and the mother-in-law if they’re not required for the evening’s proceedings.
Really want some sun? Skip the country!
If a bash in the colder months just isn’t making you want to yell ‘best hen do EVER!’ then there are always winter sun destinations for you and your inner hen do circle. Remember this option is logistic heavy and you may need serious planning to get all your kittens herded over land and sea. Marie Claire magazine sites Valetta in Malta, New York and Marrakech as some of the classiest hen party destinations.
For Hen House, Priory restaurant, afternoon tea and spa day enquiries please contact Breadsall. http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/emags-breadsall-priory-marriott-hotel-and-country-club/