Top Ideas for an Alcohol Free Hen Party
Posted in Hen Party Ideas & Advice by Amanda Hosking on 18/08/2016
Alcohol free hen parties are becoming more popular for lots of reasons.
Maybe the bride is not a drinker? Or a couple of hens are older (mums, nans, aunties etc.) and are not that interested in drinking and clubbing. Gone are the days when a hen party was just a few drinks and then off to a club. It can now be a full weekend packed full of exciting activities. As there is so much choice there is no need for alcohol to feature if your hens do not want it too. Here are some great alcohol free ideas to get you thinking!
Day at the Races
Whilst you are in Leeds why not opt for a day at the races! All the hens can get dressed up in their finery, heels and big hats which will make some memorable photos for the bride. Enjoy a private box or be at the centre of the action by the rails. Put your bets on and win some cash for a meal later on. The races make a great classy day out for hen parties. Bookable here on stagandhenleeds, as well as many other activities.
If your hens are foodies at heart, then a baking or cookery class is the activity for them. A chocolate making class will take you through the whole process and at the end you can take home your chocolate creations. Be prepared to get messy with this one! Or if you are more into savoury treats give pizza making a go and get flipping that dough. These classes are fun for every age and will get you all laughing and having a brilliant time.
Always wanted to dance like Beyonce? Or does the bride love Dirty Dancing? If so choose from one of the many dance classes available in Leeds. Learn the moves from your favourite movies or pop icons and have an experience the girls will never forget. This is a really enjoyable group activity and something a bit different. For something a bit cheekier why not try Burlesque dancing!
Does the bride like a bit of adventure and excitement? Then why not get active and go to an outdoors activity such as Treetop Nets at Ripon (just 1 hour away by car). Explore the treetops by walking on nets, jumping on trampolines, going down slides and wriggling through tunnels. All whilst being 40ft off the ground. This activity is great fun and can be a good laugh! Another idea is to go to a theme park if you all love rides, Lightwater Valley is 1 hour away by car.
Be ladies that lunch and go for an afternoon tea. This is the perfect activity if you want to relax whilst enjoying some sweet and savoury treats and your choice of speciality teas. For a twist on the traditional afternoon tea why not go for afternoon tea on a canal boat. Enjoy your delicious treats whilst cruising along the Leeds canal and exploring the city in a unique way!
If your hens are all partial to some pampering and relaxation, then why not go for a spa day. You can relax in the spa for the full day making use of the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. In addition, you can all choose one pamper treatment each. This is such a chilled out day for the bride and a way for you to all enjoy some quality time together and have a good catch up.
Watch a Show
Have an evening at the theatre and go and watch one of the bride’s favourite shows. There is plenty of choice at Leeds Grand Theatre including: Rocky Horror Show (October 2016), Chicago (November 2016), Mamma Mia (May 2017) and Dirty Dancing (July 2017). Extend the night by enjoying a meal before making your way over to the theatre, then sing along to your favourite songs! This would be a fun filled night for all the girls.
If you all love a good giggle, then head off to a comedy evening in the centre of Leeds. Start off with some food before the show starts, get some drinks (non-alcoholic of course!) and then be entertained for the evening by a variety of comedians. This will be a fun surprise for the bride and if you are in fancy dress be prepared to be targeted! Lots of laughs to be had here.
An alternative to a spa day is to have an evening pamper party in the comfort of your own apartment. Let the pampering come to you and have a relaxed evening full of treatments of your choice. Options include: facial, hot stone massage, manicure, weekend lashes and many more. This is a great option if you have had an active day and want a laid-back evening with the girls.
If your hens can all belt a tune out, then why not go to TigerTiger for some karaoke! And don’t worry about other people hearing you - you can book your own private pod where the hens can sing as loud as they want. What’s more is that you can order drinks from the pod and get them brought over to you. Nice touch! You can all have a fantastic time singing your hearts out here.
Why not go for a bit of gambling and try a casino night for something entertaining and memorable. You have the option to have a buffet or three course meal before the night begins. You will then be given a gaming tutorial and you are then set to go! This is an exciting experience for you all to get involved in and see who can win the most cash. Find out who has the best poker face!