There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a strange year. For any brides planning to get married, and maids of honour and bridesmaids planning a hen do, you’re probably wondering how on earth to throw a hen do whilst following the government guidelines?
The current government guidelines include a six-person limit on gatherings and social distancing, making an event like a hen party tricky.
But don’t worry, we’ve asked the experts at Fizz Box how to plan a hen do during a pandemic whilst still adhering to government advice and staying safe. Your hen do is still guaranteed to be your highlight of 2020!
Hen Dos and the Rule of Six
New regulations have been introduced, restricting groups of more than six people gathering inside or outside. However, this doesn’t mean your hen party need to be any less fun. There are still lots of activity providers pulling out all the stops to ensure your hen do is safe and worry-free.
Foodie Hen Do Ideas for Groups of Six or Fewer
Treat your taste buds to a classic British pastime that’s fit for a queen. You and the girls can sit back, relax and enjoy a good old gossip as you tuck into sweet and savoury goodies from feather-light finger sandwiches to scones with clotted cream and jam. Wash it all down with your choice of tea, coffee or even a glass of bubbly.
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Delicious dishes and unlimited alcohol, what’s not to love? Bottomless brunch is the perfect boozy, daytime treat with a range of venues to suit everyone’s tastes from cheap eats to super sophisticated, chain restaurants to quirky cafes. You get your teeth into a range of dishes with local and international flavours and toast your hen do with unlimited glasses of prosecco, cocktails and more.
Most Instagrammable Hen Experiences for Groups of Six or Fewer
Partying on land is so last year! Take your hen party to the water for a night you’ll never forget! You’ll pass gorgeously illuminated nighttime sights that are the perfect backdrop to any selfie or group shot. What’s more, you’ll enjoy drinks and nibbles on board as well as party tunes played by a DJ that’ll get everyone on their feet and dancing.
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Immerse yourselves in another world as you race against the clock to beat the escape room in just one hour. All the hens will have to work together to raid the room for clues, codes and puzzles to solve. You can choose from a range of exciting themes. One escape game could transport you to a jungle and the next to a murder’s hideout. Dress up to meet the theme and don’t forget to take a group photo at the end.
Outdoor Hen Do Activities for Groups of Six or Fewer
Unleash your adventurous sides as you tear up the great outdoors on a beasty quad bike. You’ll receive a safety briefing and full tuition from experienced instructors before you zip off into the countryside. Whether you’ve tried quad biking before or are complete newbies, you’ll soon be showing off as you speed around, tackling tight corners, challenging hills and muddy puddles.
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Paddle boarding is the hottest water sport of the moment! Give it a go in a laid-back atmosphere with full instruction from paddle boarding experts who’ll show you how to sit, lay and stand up on the board as well as the best balancing and paddling techniques. You’ll all be in hysterics when you inevitably wipe out but if you jump back on that board and give it another go, you’ll be a pro in no time.
Take it Online
The power of the internet means that we can still stay connected, even during such unpredictable and confusing times. We’ve got some exciting virtual experiences that will help you connect with you all your best girls, no matter where they are in the world.
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Cheeky Online Hen Do Activities
You’re at a hen do, so, there’s got to be a little hint of naughtiness, right?
Virtual nude life drawing will get you all sketching out a totally naked male model. You’ll be connected via Zoom with the model’s screen being the main focus of attention. He’ll give you some top drawing tips and advice as well as show off his best *ahem* assets. And, unless you’ve got super high-quality webcams, nobody will see you blushing!
A male stripper at a hen do? Yes please! Adonis Cabaret is a sexy and hilarious stripping experience that’ll see you all blushing in your seats. There will be a comedy drag queen host along with some gorgeous guys who’ll be there for your eyes only. Your webcam will be turned off. However, if you want to be invited onto the virtual stage, all you need to do is switch it on!
Adonis Online Tour Dates 2020: 2nd, 16th and 30th October 2020, 9:30 pm.
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Boozy Online Hen Do Activities
Make your video call more interesting with some fun boozy hen do activities!
You can now discover how to whip up your favourite cocktails at home! All ingredients and ingredients will be sent to you, so you’ll be ready to shake it up over the internet. A professional mixologist will lead your hens over a video call where you’ll each create four drinks. Luckily, it’s not too far to fall into bed at the end of the hen night!
For a sophisticated hen do that can be enjoyed from home, try out a virtual whisky tasting class hosted by a professional ambassador via video call. You’ll each receive six premium mini bottles of Scottish whisky in the post along with tasting note cards. During the session, you’ll discover the different whisky-making regions of Scotland and identify the varying flavours and aromas of your samples.
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Relaxing Virtual Hen Do Ideas
It’s been a stressful year all round, so what better way to enjoy your hen do than a well-deserved relax all while connecting with your best mates?
Candles are known to help de-stress and relax. So, what better way to chill out than with a virtual candle making session? All ingredients will be sent to your door. They are all ethically sourced, cruelty-free and 100% natural, so you can be sure this is a truly virtuous activity. An expert will meet you via video call and teach you all about fragrance families, essential oils and how to set up the wick to create your own 165ml candle.
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Embrace the zen hen do and opt for a virtual yoga class. Experience the benefits of stretching, deep breathing and soothing movements while being led by an experienced yogi via video chat. Can we get an ‘ommm’?
Check out our guide to yoga for beginners if it sounds like your thing!
As you can see, there’s no reason not to have an amazing hen do to remember during these times. And no matter your style, there’s sure to be something for everyone!
Stuck with your hen party planning? Make sure you read our list of hen party dos and don’ts…