The Healthy Hen Party

Published on Apr 4, 2017

How to throw a healthy hen do

Here are our top tips on how to throw a hen do without binging on calories.

  • Substitute your mixers with juice or sugar-free versions.
  • Sporty activities rather than inactive events
  • Limit the binge food
  • Start your day with a morning ice-breaker activity


Trim The Fat On Your Hen Party!

With the wedding day fast approaching and the white dress of your dreams fitting to perfection, the last thing you want is to undo your recent hard work by luxuriating a little too much at your hen party! Although it’s hard to believe, you will still be allowed to party after the wedding and then you can overdose on the calories without feeling the slightest bit of guilt! So instead, here are our top suggestions for indulging on your throwing a healthy hen party without the worry of how many calories are in that delicious bit of chocolate cake!


Dietary Substitutes

The first and most off-putting point of throwing a healthy hen do is substituting meals and booze. Everyone’s on the hen do to indulge so we’re not suggesting an alco-free, kale salad kind of weekend but you can cut the calories by following the following steps:

  • Exchange your mixers for juice or diet versions. You can save 140 calories per drink by simply exchanging a coke for a coke zero!
  • When you’re out for the big meal, order what you like but don’t add any sauces and don’t pile up on the sides.
  • There’s no shame in sharing a dessert.
  • After a night on the tiles, you’ll all be thinking of that post-night-out kebab. Don’t.
  • Plan your drinks, research what the worst drinks are and avoid them whilst out!


Our Top Active Activity Ideas For Your Hen Do

Go back to school with a retro sports day

One of the most popular hen party activities is the back-to-school sports day! A perfect ice-breaker for large groups meeting for the first time and a great throwback for the girls who have been friends since childhood. The day starts in your local sports centre, park or back garden, providing flexibility across the UK. The group is split into teams of your choice and then will spend the day competing in hilarious activities that will turn back the clock!

Here are some of the mini games available:

  • Sack Race
  • Egg & Spoon Race
  • Through the hoop
  • Space hopper madness
  • Bean bag bonza
  • Wheelbarrow race
  • Three Legged race
  • Skipping Race

Treat yourself to a Spa Day

Who doesn’t love a little pampering? With the stress of wedding planning making you wrinkle, why not spend the day in the spa? You and the girls can catch up,
rejuvenate yourselves, relax in hot tubs and steam your skin in the saunas whilst you wait for that all important massage! You’ll be glowing and looking your beautiful self for the big day!

Did you know that we offer a number of beautiful self-catering properties that include spa facilities within them? That’s right, you can treat yourself to a little pampering without having to leave your accommodation! Check out this luxurious Nottingham Self Catering Country House.

Perfume Making

If the bride is particularly creative and is into her smellies then perhaps she’d approve of a perfume making day! Take the journey through exquisite blends and incorporate as many as you like into your very own perfume design. Whilst being guided by the perfume consultant you will learn what perfume suits what skin tone and will explore what fragrances blend together to make the perfect combination for you!

It’s a Knockout!

If you prefer a little rough and tumble then you might consider an “It’s a knockout” experience! Based on the hit TV show, this activity is the perfect ice breaker for the hens that do not know each other and also a hilarious day that requires no makeup and an excuse to get back on the inflatables! The day is brilliantly organised and is guaranteed to leave a smile on every hen’s face, and give them a memory to last a lifetime.

Dance Lessons

There are hundreds, if not thousands of dance styles out there and if you say you can’t dance then clearly you just haven’t found the one for you! Whether you want to try a bit of cheeky burlesque or even take part in a Dirty Dancing experience, we can make that happen! Dance lessons aren’t just a whole load of fun, they’re also a fantastic way to trim the calories and learn a few new moves for your big wedding day!


What to pack for your active hen do

Hen party game accessories

If you’re planning on organising some mini games for the downtime in your accommodation then you’ll have to come prepared. Remember pens & paper and any unusual necessities you may
require. Check out our top hen party games.

Spare clothes

Whether you’re planning on jogging in the morning, hitting the hotel gym or partaking in a wacky activity – remember to pack comfortable sportswear and some comfortable trainers.

Bathroom cabinet supplies

Visit the pharmaceutical aisle and stock up on painkillers, plasters and insole gels. Let nothing stop you from getting out and about, not even the dreaded hen-party-hangover.

healthy hen party infographic