It’s one of your last soirées before you tie the knot, so you want it to memorable. If you are a bride looking for ideas or a bridesmaid planning the entire thing, then you should really consider having a hen party in Manchester.
With unlimited things to do, from cocktails masterclasses to murder mystery parties, there is a fun hen party idea for all types of brides and bridal parties.
Manchester nights out are unforgettable and with these ideas, you will be sure to have a great time, but don’t forget to bring these hen party accessories with you.
11 Unique Hen Party Ideas in Manchester
Mad Hatter Tea Party
If you’re looking for a party that will leave you with a Cheshire cat grin then the Mad Hatter Tea Party hosted by Manchester’s Richmond Tea Rooms is the one you’ve been looking for. This isn’t just any conventional tea-party though. It’s action-packed with burlesques performers and drag acts.
This brilliantly-themed tea party is packed full of laughs and great food and will have your bridal party going absolutely bonkers.
The best way to see Manchester, with a drink in your hand! If you are looking for something completely unique for your hen party in Manchester then this could be it. Why not hire a boat and take a cruise along Manchester’s famous canals.
Manchester very own booze hounds, The Liquorists set up Cocktail Cruises back in 2010 and since then they have been a great success. Choose from many of the different cruise themes they have including ‘The Gincident’ and ‘The Rum Runner’s Revenge.’
Get Crafty with The Crafty Hen
If you’re a crafty bride or just simply looking for a unique hen party experience in Manchester then this one is for you. The Crafty Hen has creative workshops all around the country that include classes such as, flower-crown making, memory book making and garter making.
This is a lovely way for you and your hens to get together and create a beautiful keepsake to remind you of this special time in your life. Every craft party is led by an experienced professional crafts person.
If you enjoy getting crafty, you’ll love our edit of how to make paper flower décor.
The Dreamboys Tour
Everyone likes to be a little naughty on their hen night and what’s cheekier than going to see the iconic male strip show, The Dreamboys. An action-packed night of music, muscles and memories, this is definitely something to get the party started for you and your bridal party.
The all-in-one ticket includes the strip show, Drag Queen comedy, free cocktails plus VIP entrance to the nightclub.
Sashay Dance Classes
Get your bridal party moving with Sashay dance classes. With over 15 types of dance to choose from including, Salsa, 1920’s Charleston and Burlesque, your girls will be able to learn some new party moves (and have a laugh) at these fun dance classes.
The 90-minute dance class includes a friendly professional dance teacher, props and even a prize for the hen. Suitable for all ages, this is something everyone in your bridal party will be able to attend and if you enjoy it enough, you could even show off the moves you’ve learned at the wedding.
Love dancing? Why don’t you check out our 5 ways to make your first dance more memorable.
Bring and Mix- Cocktail Masterclass
A bespoke cocktail masterclass like non-other. Bring & Mix is a new and unique kind of cocktail experience that is set in the swinging 1920’s where prohibition has taken hold of the city. The only way to enter the secret establishment is by getting a password through booking a table on their website.
And that’s not the only twist! You actually bring alcohol with you! Yes, that’s right!
Take with you a bottle of your favourite spirit and the talented mixologists will create sensational cocktails. Using a wide selection of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, homemade syrups, herbs and cordials you will be able to enjoy your favourite spirts in ways you never imagined.
The cocktail masterclass includes an education in equipment, the bar and spirits, sampling flavours and learning how to shake properly. Tons of laughs will be had between you and your bridal party during this unique hen party experience.
Planning a wedding can be a little bit tense so what better way to unwind than to plan a spa trip for your hen party in Manchester. The inner-city sanctuary at Malmaison Manchester is the perfect place to escape and relax both your body and mind.
The ‘Spa Night In’ package includes a 30-minute treatment, chocolate truffles on arrival, continental breakfast, a two-course meal and a cocktail. This is the perfect place to take a well-needed time out and to have a long overdue catch up with your bridal party.
If you love this idea see our other spa hen weekend ideas.
Bottomless Boozy Brunch
What’s better than celebrating this time in your life than with a glass of bubbly? Oh yeah! Unlimited bubbly. Manchester is brimming with restaurants and bars and because of that, there are many fantastic places you could go to for bottomless brunch.
Dirty Martini offers a unique bottomless brunch with the inclusion of their signature martinis. The standard £25 pp brunch includes bottomless prosecco, martinis and food served in one of their brunch birdcages.
This is a perfect way to kick off your evening of partying or even a way to treat those hangovers.
Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Manchester
A hen party is not only a chance to party and get drunk. It is also about having the most important people in your life all around you for one final weekend of celebrations before the most important day of your life.
So, if you want a hen party memory to always cherish then the unique experience of a hot air balloon ride across Manchester is something you should really consider.
Whichever way the wind takes you, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience with your bridal party as you share this experience together.
Nothing says hen party like dressing up in 1920’s attire, having some food and a drink of gin and accusing one of your friends of a crime. The Gin & Sin murder mystery party is a thrilling experience that is perfect for a bridal party.
Based in various locations in Manchester’s city centre the events are perfectly planned and have exclusive murder mystery scripts and enthralling games, making it an entertaining night for everyone.
Here are some more hen party games that your girls will love.
Make Your Own Perfume
There’s an old saying that says a certain smell can evoke a memory. That’s why many brides buy themselves a new fragrance for their wedding day. So, what could be more personal than creating the perfume yourself.
Manchester’s experience days has many platinum making sessions. Throughout the three-hour experience you’ll learn all there is to know about creating perfumes and then you’ll make your own unique fragrance to take home with you.
This is a lovely way to create a personalised fragrance that you can wear on your wedding day.
Still not sure what kind of hen night you should have? Why don’t you take our hen party quiz to find out.