Ladies say hello to the hen party season; an exciting time for friendship, love and celebrations. December may have been the month of proposals, but January is certainly a time for planning the bachelorette weekend. Being asked to be the bridesmaid is a huge deal. This shows the bride-to-be wants you to play an important role in one of the most significant events in her life.
Yes it’s all very exciting, but we know that the thought of organizing the hen party can be truly overwhelming. There are so many things to plan and such little time, from the location, to activities to accommodation. Picking the perfect destination for a hen party can be hard because there are so many places to choose from.
This is why we spoke to Miriam from Hen Heaven, who told us about the 5 top destinations for a hen weekend away in 2016.
Let’s start with the trendiest hen party location, Marbella. The Spanish resort town is known for its luxurious status and being a frequent celeb holiday spot. Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan often vacation here, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s fashion icon Audrey Hepburn used to holiday here as well. So what can hen groups get up to here?
Well you can start the day soaking in the sun at one of the lavish beach clubs. You can do this VIP style, with private sun loungers and sipping on cocktails because this is how it’s done in Marbella, it’s all a little bit fancy. You can also take a boat trip around the sunny shores where you will be served refreshing drinks and a DJ will entertain with fresh tunes, Marbella style. At night, get glammed up and experience some seriously posh nightclubs and bars, because as we know, The only way is Marbella.
This Hungarian capital city is definitely the place to be if you are looking for amazing thermal spas and delicious food. Budapest is a beautiful city to explore and it is perfect for a girl’s weekend away. There are so many cultural sights to see, including the famous Parliament building, which is known as one of the oldest legislative buildings in Europe.
Hen groups can indulge in a relaxing thermal spa session as well as full body massages. River cruises are also available as part of the hen party package, where you and the rest of the hens can enjoy a buffet dinner and some drinks, whilst on the beautiful Danube. The nightlife in Budapest never fails to impress because of the vibrant atmosphere this city has to offer. You should definitely experience the ruin bars which the Hungarian city is famous for. The cuisine here is absolutely amazing here and you cannot leave this city without having tasted the famous traditional goulash.
And if you don’t believe us, the world’s funniest Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy was spotted walking around the city. And she knows a thing or two about hen do’s.
Arriba, the hen groups have arrived! Barcelona is definitely a hen party trendy spot; there are so many exciting things you can do here, all you need is to get on that flight and get ready for the weekend of your life. We all know the Spanish can party the night away, so get ready for the fiestas ladies. During the day, you can cruise around the Mediterranean on a luxury boat which offers a bar on board and serving the traditional Cava, of course. In the evening, learn how to cook appetizing Spanish cuisine, the famous tapas which we all love so much.
Believe us, it is here where you will experience the authentic taste. Hen groups can also book pub crawls where a guide will take them around town to the most popular bars, where they will skip the queue and get VIP entrance. Barcelona is truly an inspirational city full of culture and art.
Benidorm is a hen do favourite for those groups who are looking for sunshine and living the party life for the weekend. There is nothing mundane about this sunny town with stunning beaches and impressive skyscrapers. The Benidorm nightlife has plenty to offer and you can definitely prepare to have a wild time. You can see the Las Vegas Show at the Benidorm Palace, a spectacular theatrical performance including acrobatics, magicians and professional dancers.
During the day, hen groups can spend the day sunbathing on the beach sun loungers, take a boat trip, book a cocktail making classes or even take a dancing class, one of the most popular being pole dancing. If you are serious about having fun, Benidorm welcomes you and the rest of the hens for an unforgettable weekend.
The Irish capital city is fast becoming a popular location for the bride-to-be and her besties. Groups can take the Guinness storehouse tour experience where they can learn about the making of this traditional Irish beer and of course drink it whilst there.
Irish dance classes are also available for the hens who are looking to learn this traditional dance; but there are plenty more activities Dublin has to offer, including burlesque dancing classes, nude life drawing classes and cocktail making. For those of you who are looking for more of a lady like activity, afternoon tea with champagne is available.
When the sun goes down and the night arrives, get ready to party and paint the town red. It’s true what they say, the Irish really know how to have fun. There are private guided pub crawls available for the hen parties who wish to have a more exclusive view of the city’s nightlife. Ah the luck of the Irish!
So there you have it ladies, the 5 most popular European hen party cities of 2016 have been revealed. If you need help planning the hen do, Hen Heaven will organize it all for you. Don’t forget to take loads of photos and make some unforgettable memories. Which city will you choose?
Special Thanks to Hen Heaven for helping us with all this information. Hope all brides and bridemaids look to experience their Hen Parties in a unique and interesting way.
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