The latest craze for hen party ideas is actually Sten parties, a coming together of the hens and the stags for one incredible event! Say goodbye to FOMO and wondering what your other half is up to and say hello to spending time sharing laughter and joy with both sides of the wedding party.
Stag and hen do’s being your ‘last night of freedom’ is definitely a thing of the past as we all become more excited to celebrate commitment and not pine after single life. The best part about finding fun group activities for your stag and hen do is having all your friends and family there to join in. This will help your big day go super smoothly as everyone gets a chance to get to know each other ahead of time.
Doubling the group size can lead to a bit of a headache with so many schedules and preferences to consider. That’s why this list of pre-wedding party ideas is the perfect inspiration to help ease any of those worries. From relaxing things to do in Manchester to foodie days out in London, we have all sorts of fun ideas to tempt you across the UK.
Ditch the pubs and clubs and try a cocktails class instead
Although those trendy bars can seem like fun, you can spend an arm and a leg on one round of drinks that fall a bit flat. Why not get the party going with fun and delicious cocktails mixed up by you and your friends in a cocktails masterclass!
Your mixology maestro guiding the session will share all their best tips and tricks to help you perfect a few different recipes. Whether you want refreshing summer cocktails like a mojito or a margarita, or you’re looking for classy hen party ideas and fancy shaking up a few cosmos and martinis, your teacher knows all about it.
You can even make a friendly competition out of it. Who can make the best DIY cocktails! Whether you’re on team bride or team groom, everyone wins as you get to unwind and sip on your delicious creations.
Enhance your Insta-game in a photography class
If you want to make sure you have incredible shots of your wedding day, why not get everyone practising beforehand! Our beginner-friendly photo classes are perfect for both stag and hen ideas as you get to spend quality time with your favourite people, being creative, and coming away with loads of new skills in the art of photography.
Whether you’re going somewhere special like visiting London or Edinburgh, or you’re spending a day in your home city, there is always the option of photography tours that help you see all the sights and best attractions through an artistic lens.
With help from your expert teacher, even iPhone photography can look professional. There is so much to learn from light and composition to editing and filters, which will help your fellow hens and stags take high-quality snaps that capture the beauty of your wedding day.
Indulge in a chocolate making class for handmade treats
Everyone can connect over their love for chocolate, so you can be sure that this dessert class will please both sides of your stag and hen party. Romance and chocolate really work in harmony, so this is a great way to show your other half a little bit of love too.
Whatever sugary treats your sweet tooth craves, there is something for you. Learn how to make truffles dusted in cocoa powder, a nutty praline, or even luxurious and creamy fudge with an expert confectioner and explore new and exciting flavours that rival anything Cadbury could come up with. Even those avoiding dairy can make their own perfect batch using a vegan chocolate recipe that uses rich, dark chocolate.
Not only will your creations be delicious, but chocolate is known to release happy hormones, or endorphins, in the brain. So with every bite, you will also enjoy a more relaxed and happier mood. It really is the perfect way to relieve all of those pre-wedding jitters.
Learn how to make a traditional Italian Pizza
Sit-down dinners at a fancy restaurant. It’s been done before! Go to the next level by bonding over the cooker as you all pitch in to make the feast yourselves. And who isn’t a fan of pizza? In a cooking class where you can make it yourself, you are sure to savour every single bite. Breathe in the fresh smell of basil and sweet tomatoes and transport your mind to Rome in an instant.
Pizza making is super easy when you have a local and friendly chef who will then show you the ways of the dough, from stretching and tossing to smothering it in a delicious sauce and more. Go wild and customise the toppings to craft your perfect pie and enjoy spending time with your SO and friends.
Try a calligraphy class for a relaxing experience
Weddings can be stressful, so finding some mindful, mixed hen do ideas that will help your whole group unwind can be a real lifesaver. But meditation and yoga don’t work for everyone. Why not inspire your creative side with some brush lettering pens and work on your calligraphy skills. You might be surprised by how relaxing lettering calligraphy can be. Focus and a steady hand are key, so you’ll be working on slowing down your thoughts and controlling your breathing to create incredible art which has the positive side effect of calmness and tranquillity.
Learning how to do calligraphy is super easy too. We have teachers all across the country ready to help you master the nibs and brushes for incredible results. You can even do this one from home, with online classes and calligraphy kits. The best part of our virtual experiences is that everyone can join in, even if they can’t make it to any of your in-person events. Making sure you can still spend time with the people you love and getting to help everyone unwind.