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Alternative Hen Party Ideas

Hello all, for this post, I am going to share some fabulous alternative hen party ideas. This post has been on my to-do list for a long time now, if you're stuck on ideas for something different then don't worry because I have you covered, from Gin School to Glamping and everything in between. These venues and activities will ease the stress of planning so enjoy the read.

Organising a hen party can be a very difficult and tiring task. If you have been tasked as the hen party organiser you probably have a sense of the pressure already.
My top tip is to make the whole planning process as easy as possible for yourself, especially if you're not used to planning and organising. The venue and activities that you choose will help take that stress away so ensure that you choose well. Also bear in mind that the Bride needs to feel special and relaxed.
Even if there is mayhem going on in the background don't let her see it.


Listoke Distillery & Gin School:

First up is Listoke Distillery & Gin School  Irelands first interactive Gin School, located in the beautiful settings of Drogheda County Louth. Gin has become a very popular drink in recent years and if the Bride is a gin drinker then she is going to love this. A visit to the gin school costs €95 per person.

 Listoke Distillery & Gin Scool (image via Facebook) 
"Lisotke 1777 is handcrafted in small batches on the grounds of the Listoke Estate in the heart of the Boyne Valley in Co. Louth. The distillery is located in a converted stable on the grounds of the estate. The Gin is made in small batches of 350 liters at a time. It is bottled, labeled and sealed all by hand"

 Listoke Distillery & Gin Scool (image via Facebook) 
Listoke Distillery is perfect for an intimate group and the Gin School caters for up to 12 people at a time. As part of the experience, you will enjoy a tour of the distillery and learn about the history of gin. Each guest will get to bring home their own bespoke bottle of gin now that's very cool. While your gin is distilling you will also be treated to some food and I hear they do delicious pizza.

Where your bespoke Gim will distill (image via Facebook) 

Sounds like a fantastic day out and there are plenty of Hotels and B&B's to stay in around Drogheda so you can make a weekend of it. For more information and booking check out heir website Listoke Distillery & Gin School


 Listoke Distillery & Gin Scool (image via Facebook)



Next up is Teapot Lane Glamping located in Castlelegal Co.Sligo. You can create the perfect weekend package for the hen party. There are loads of activities that you can do from abseiling, spa treatment's to a vintage tea party. Packages are €229 per person see more on the Hen Party Package

Teapot Lane (image Via Facebook)


Teapot Lane (image Via Facebook)
The package price also includes a DJ, catering on the night you arrive and a campfire. You can read more about the packages here Teapot Lane Glamping
Weekends at Teapot Lane are exclusive to hen parties so it's all yours to enjoy.
Accommodation wise there are plenty of options from Yurts, Vintage Caravan, Treehouse and a Cottage. Laid back, fun, cool and relaxing another great option for an alternative hen party.



Teapot Lane (image Via Facebook)

Teapot Lane (image Via Facebook)

Teapot Lane (image Via Facebook)

 Vintage Tea Tours:



Vintage Tea Tours (Image Via Facebook)

Having a hen party in Dublin? Then check out Vintage Tea Tours.
A very unique way to see Dublin, if you're a vintage-loving bridal party then this experience will be right up your street.  While enjoying delicious afternoon tea you will be treated to some 1950's Jazz music. Why not dress up for the occasion in 1950's clothing to make it extra special. Cost is €40- €50 per person and the tour lasts 1.5 hours and if you have any special requests just ask when booking. 

All the information and how to book is here 

Vintage Tea Tours (Image Via Facebook)

Vintage Tea Tours (Image Via Facebook)



Mountrath Vintage Tea Tours (Image Via Facebook)


The Crate Flower Crown Workshops:


The Crate Image Via Facebook

The Crate Image Via Facebook

Hands up have you have ever wanted to make your very own Flower Crown? I know I have. Well, The Crate a Dublin based company hosts private Flower Crown making workshops. At the workshop, each of you will get to make your own crown (no experience is necessary) and who knows the skills gained might come in handy on the wedding day especially if the Bride loves DIY.

The Crate Image Via Facebook


The Crate caters for large and small groups and the cost is €35 per person for a Dublin Based Workshop and it lasts 1.5 hours. If you are outside of Dublin the cost will increase due to travel.

What's cooler is.... they will come to you. If the hen party is in a penthouse of a hotel, this is becoming a very popular choice among hen parties or the party might be in a rented house or in a reserved area of a bar. The Crate can bring the workshop to your party location( if it is ok to do so of course). This takes the hassle out of the group having to travel.

Another fabulous, fun and alternative activity, for further information and workshop booking, check out their website  The Crate for more information.

"The Crate was born from a love of all things that tell a story, an idea shared between childhood friends Claire & Steph, with the aim of making people happy.We have developed a unique offering of wildflower styled bunches for you to create a story with someone special to you. Order online to make someone’s day!We also design flowers for events and would love to be part of your story" 




Roundwood House: 

Image Via Roundwood House Facebook

If you want to go all out then Roundwood House is for you. You can rent this beautiful 18th Century Country house exclusively for your hen party, Roundwood House is located in the picturesque setting of Mountrath Co. Laois. 

The hen party package is €130 per person sharing or €150 for single occupancy and it includes: 
Exclusive Use of the House
Tea & Homemade Scones with Raspberry Jam & Cream on Arrival
Three Course  set dinner followed by tea/coffee
Bed and Full Irish Breakfast

For booking a €500 deposit is required and everything else is payable upon departure. If you want to carry the party onto the second night, Roundwood House will offer a reduced rate of €70 per person sharing for bed and breakfast.  


Image Via Roundwood House Facebook

Image Via Roundwood House Facebook
There are stunning reception rooms in the house where you could host a pre-dinner drinks reception. With a choice of the drawing room, study and dining room and the library. For this, you can bring in up to four bottles of Prosecco and up to six if numbers are over 20. If additional bottles are brought there is a charge €10 corkage per bottle, there is a full bar the house so everything is catered for


Image Via Roundwood House Facebook
I can see a Downton Abbey or Great Gatsby Hen Party theme for this as you are literally stepping back in time. Accommodation wise there is accommodation in the main house and the Forge and Cottage are also available for numbers of 20 and over. All information and booking see Roundwood House Website

Image Via Roundwood House Facebook


Image Via Roundwood House Facebook

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So there you have it, some of my alternative
Hen Party options. 
Yours in Hen Party planning  
Mary 
xxx




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