So, your bestie is about to tie the knot, and it's time to celebrate her last fling before the ring. But who says a hen party has to be tacky with glitter, inflatable penises and chaos? If you're looking to add a touch of class and sophistication to the festivities, you've come to the right place. Let's wave goodbye to the clichés and dive into some classy hen party ideas that are bound to make memories that last a lifetime.

Top 25 Classy Hen Party Activities

Here’s our top classy hen ideas to celebrate that last weekend of freedom without a giant inflatable you know what in sight!

1. Afternoon Tea

Channel your inner royalty with a sophisticated afternoon tea party. Dress up in your chicest clothes and head to a posh tea room for an afternoon of delicate, feather-light finger sandwiches, decadent pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam and, of course, a selection of fine teas. Toast to the bride with elegant teacups and saucers. You can even add a glass of Prosecco or Champagne to make things even more special, creating a refined atmosphere that will have everyone feeling like queens.

Classy hen party ideas

2. Spa Day

For a more relaxed and pampering experience, why not choose a spa day for the bride-to-be and her squad. Choose a luxury spa that offers massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and all the pampering your hearts desire. You’ll also get access to the swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and relaxation areas. It's the perfect opportunity to unwind, gossip and, most importantly, make the bride feel like a million dollars before the big day.

3. Boat Trip

Take your hen party to the open waters with a glamorous boat trip or cruise. Whether it's a day cruise or a sunset sail, being surrounded by the water adds an element of sophistication to the celebration. Whether it’s a party boat, a river cruise or a yacht trip, you’ll going to soak in some seriously stunning views and can expect good vibes galore. Enjoy some bubbly and music, take in the breathtaking views and dance the night away on your floating paradise. 

Classy hen party ideas

4. Perfume Making

Try a scent-sational perfume making workshop for your hen party! Get hands-on, unleash your inner perfumer and create a bespoke fragrance that's as unique as you are. A perfume expert will lead your workshop and teach you how to blend the most gorgeous fragrances. No previous experience is needed as you’ll get full tuition as you unleash your creative side. You’ll even get to take your perfume home with you afterwards. Trust us, everyone will be asking where you got it from next time you wear it! 

5. Wine Tasting

Why not kick off the celebrations with a touch of refined indulgence? Indulge in your love of vino with a laid-back wine tasting where a wine expert will treat you to a range of delicious red, white and rose samples and teach you all about how each wine is made. You could even plan a day trip to a picturesque vineyard where you and the girls can savour the finest wines and soak up the stunning surroundings. A wine tasting experience is not only classy but also an excellent way to bond with the bride-to-be over shared tastes.

Classy hen party ideas

6. Yoga

Ditch the stress and strike a pose with a yoga class for your hen party! It's the ultimate blend of zen and giggles, setting the tone for a classy and sophisticated day out. Unleash your inner yogi, share some laughs and bask in the glow of good vibes. This chilled out activity is perfect for creating a serene atmosphere before a night on the town. So, roll out those mats, inhale the good vibes and exhale the bride-to-be jitters! Namaste, queens!

7. Flower Crown Making

Get ready to bloom at your classy hen do with a flower crown-making extravaganza! Picture this: giggles, petals, and Prosecco – the perfect combo for an unforgettable celebration. Crafting your own floral crown adds a touch of whimsy to the festivities, giving you and your squad a chance to bond, create, and flaunt your fabulous creations. It's not just an activity; it's a memory in the making! So, grab those blooms, let your creativity blossom, and get ready for a hen party that's as unique as you are!

Classy hen party ideas

8. Classic Murder Mystery

Ditch the run of the mill hen party ideas and embrace something quirky! Get dressed up in your most glam outfits and detective hats as you try to solve a mystery. This is your chance for your fabulous friends to channel their inner Sherlock. Dive into suspense, show off your mystery-solving skills and turn your hen party into an exciting whodunit. Get ready for clues, red herrings and professional actors who’ll give you all a night to remember. 

9. Bottomless Brunch

Brunch like there's no tomorrow! Elevate your hen do game with an indulgent bottomless brunch where cocktails and prosecco flow and memories are made. There’s loads of options when it comes to a classy brunch where you can unwind against a backdrop of sophisticated decor, delectable bites and seemingly endless toasts to the bride-to-be. Expect good vibes from start to finish. Some brunches even include a fun theme and live entertainment! So, gather your besties and get ready to indulge in style. 

Classy hen party ideas

10. Private Chef

If you're choosing to stay in during your classy hen party, why not go all out and hire a private chef? This is a fantastic way to spice up your celebrations and bring a restaurant experience to your own home or rented hen house. They'll whip up a delicious meal, present each dish in turn, describing every delicious thing you’re going to be eating. You won’t have to lift a finger at all and can avoid all the stress of cooking a decent meal. They’ll even wash up and wipe down the kitchen afterwards! What's not to love? 

11. Chocolate Making

If you’re after a tasteful weekend, it’s definitely worth adding a chocolate making workshop to your list. You’ll learn how to create the yummy stuff, and will of course be given samples to feast on throughout the workshop. This hand on activity is perfect for foodies or beginners alike. All you need is a love of chocolate and some creative flair! Your sweet treats will be packaged in suitably pretty boxes with ribbons so you can take your creations home to share with your family or loved ones. Yeah, right!

Classy hen party ideas

12. Afternoon Tea Bus

If you’re after more sophisticated hen do ideas, an afternoon tea bus could be just the way to spend it. This is a great activity if you have a mixture of older and younger group members, or if you want to have a second hen do where you don’t mind your Mum knowing what you got up to! You’ll get treated to delicious food and drink as you ride around your chosen city on a vintage Routemaster bus. You might not be able to justify splurging on finger sandwiches, cakes and champagne every weekend, but if you can’t treat yourself on your last weekend as a single girl with your besties, when can you?

13. Professional Makeover

Glam up for the ultimate hen party with a professional makeover! You and your friends will get dolled up to the nines, surrounded by mirrors, brushes and laughter. This glamorous transformation will take your celebration to the next level. From dazzling hairdos to flawless makeup, unleash your inner beauty queens and capture those picture-perfect moments. A range of looks are available. We think a classy hen do always deserves a touch of elegance and a dash of glam!

Classy hen party ideas

14. Cooking Class

Why not spice things up with a cooking class that's not just about whipping up delicious food but also includes a dash of entertainment as you unleash your inner Bake Off star? Your class will either take place at a restaurant or at your own home or venue and will be led by a professional chef. There’s a range of dishes to choose from, from fine dining and Italian to British classics and cakes. You'll learn some new skills while having a blast with your favourite people.

15. Dance Class

Strut your stuff like the sophisticated ladies you are! A massive range of themes are available from fierce Beyoncé moves to groovy ABBA vibes, dazzling Bollywood beats to passionate Flamenco and sultry salsa rhythms. Take your pick and dance like nobody's watching! A professional dance teacher will teach you a choreographed routine to match your theme, making sure everyone can keep up and let their hair down. You’ll have a laugh as you bust a move together and put on a show-stopping final performance. 

Classy hen party ideas

16. Cocktail Making

Shake things up with a cocktail making class where you’ll learn how to make all your favourite drinks. A professional mixologist will break down every recipe and teach you how to make classic and classy cocktails step by step. You’ll all have a turn behind the bar to see what you can whip up. It’s a great chance for your group to bond over flavours and fun. Sip, shake, stir and savour the moment. Are you ready to become cocktail queens? 

17. Gin Tasting

Are you ready for a gin-tastic twist? Dive into the world of gin with a gin tasting workshop, led by an expert. They’ll share their expert knowledge with you, sharing fun facts about the history of gin and why it tastes so good. This is so much more than just a drinking session; it's an immersive experience that adds sophistication to your celebration. Become gin experts, taste delicious samples, toast to the bride-to-be and let the good times flow.

Classy hen party ideas

18. Burlesque Dancing

Unleash your inner bombshell with one of these fun yet sophisticated burlesque dance classes. Shimmy, shake, twirl and giggle your way through this dance and seduction class on a journey of self-expression and empowerment. Channel your inner burlesque queen, learn sexy moves and revel in the laughter with your sensational squad. Let the feather boas fly, the music groove and your confidence soar!

19. Jewellery Making

Unleash your inner artists with a creative hen party where you’ll learn how to make jewellery. It’s a great way to let your creativity flow, whether you’re naturally arty or have never tried to make anything. Not only will you have a blast expressing yourselves, but you'll also have a unique memento to remind you of the special day as you’ll take the jewellery you’ve made home with you. Plus, it's a fantastic way to create lasting memories with your besties.

Classy hen party ideas

20. River Cruise

Whether you want to indulge in a delicious lunch, or simply take in the sights, a river cruise is the perfect activity for hens wanting a laid back weekend of exploring. Let’s face it, trying to keep everyone together and wandering around unknown streets trying to find somewhere for a drink or to take some Instagram-worthy photos isn’t easy! That’s where a river cruise classy hen party comes in. Not only will you be able to see the local attractions with your besties, but it’s also not something you’ll do on any old weekend! Its not just the UK either. River boats can be in loads of cities around Europe too!

21. Painting Class

Are you good with your hands? Do you enjoy making things to keep around the house or to decorate? Then a fun painting class might be the best option for you. You’ll be taught how to paint by a professional art tutor who’ll share their top tips and techniques to help you make a masterpiece. All art materials will be provided so you just need to come to the class, ready to get your art on. Some classes include a glass of bubbly to help get those creative juices flowing. You can even get the group to work on something for the wedding!

Classy hen party ideas

22. Flower Arranging

Who doesn’t love the gorgeous sight and smell of flowers? This activity isn’t just about creating pretty bouquets, it’s a great bonding activity if you have a group wanting to have a laugh without the tacky, novelty paraphernalia. Flower arranging lasts for around two hours and is filled with all things floral. You'll be led by a qualified instructor who'll let you pick your own colours and teach you the basics of floristry. To top it off, you'll be able to take your creations home with you! 

23. Garden Party

The best part about a garden party is that you're completely in control of the decorations, the lighting, the ambiance, the food and the guestlist. This means you can make it as sophisticated as you like. Swap out party food for cupcakes from a local bakery. Arrange fairy lights to float overhead and into plants or trees. Work out the theme you would like for your classy hen do, whether that's something retro like the 1920s or 50s or something else entirely. We've even heard of people hiring posh furniture for their garden parties, meaning as long as you don't damage it, you can get some really stylish furniture at minimal cost compared to purchasing a set of furniture you might not need again.

Classy hen party ideas

24. Sophisticated Sleepover

You don't always have to head out on the town, sometimes staying in can be just as much fun, especially with all the mobile based hen do activities we have available. If this is something that interests you, why not ask the girls to come round, or hire a hen house and have an amazing pyjama party? Get all the snacks, plenty of prosecco and spend a quality night in together. This can be great fun, particularly if you don't spend enough time together anymore. You’ll finally be able to catch-up, plus you can play games like Mr and Mrs Questions

25. Weekend Getaway

For the ultimate classy hen party, consider a weekend getaway to a dreamy destination. Whether it's a charming European city, a beachside resort or a cosy countryside retreat, a change of scenery adds an extra layer of magic to the celebrations and makes things feel even more special. Plan a mix of activities, from exploring local culture to indulging in fine dining, ensuring an unforgettable experience for everyone. Here's to a hen party that's as classy as the bride herself!

Classy hen party ideas

Classy Hen Party Decorations

When it comes to decorations for a classy hen party, subtlety and sophistication are the name of the game. Opt for a colour palette that compliments the bride's taste and the overall theme. Think muted pastels, metallic accents or classic black and white. Elegant floral arrangements, candles in stylish holders and soft lighting can transform any home or venue into a chic space. Consider personalised touches like custom banners or monogrammed serviettes to add a personal flair without sacrificing class. Balloons can also be incorporated tastefully, perhaps in metallic or pastel hues, avoiding over the top designs for a more refined ambiance. Without a doubt, any giant inflatable penises or penis straws should be majorly avoided!

Classy Hen Party Food

When planning the menu for a classy hen do, focus on bite-sized delights and gourmet treats that appeal to a more sophisticated palate. Consider a selection of artisanal cheeses, smoked salmon canapés and mini quiches. A charcuterie board with a variety of cured meats and exotic fruits adds a touch of opulence. Gofor a plated dinner with refined options, or go for an elegant buffet with a mix of cuisines. For dessert, consider a decadent cake or a dessert table featuring petite pastries and macarons. The key is to offer a dining experience that reflects the refined taste of the bride and her guests.

Classy hen party ideas

Classy Hen Party Drinks

Elevate the drink menu with a selection of classy and inventive cocktails. Start the festivities with a signature welcome drink, perhaps a refreshing elderflower spritz or a sophisticated Champagne cocktail. Create a bespoke cocktail menu that includes upscale options like a classic Martini, Old Fashioned and Moscow Mule. Don't forget to include non-alcoholic options, such as mocktails or a selection of premium teas and sparkling waters. Serve drinks in elegant glassware and consider adding personalised drink stirrers or garnishes to make them look totally Instagrammable. Remember, it's not just about the drinks themselves but also about the experience they create.

Classy Hen Party Themes

Choosing a theme for a classy hen party can add a touch of excitement to your celebration. Consider a Vintage Glam theme with retro-inspired dresses, classic Hollywood make up and vintage decor. A Garden Party theme brings a touch of nature with floral dresses, outdoor venues and botanical-inspired decorations that are bang on trend. For a more adventurous twist, a Masquerade Ball theme helps your hen party to embrace elegance with elaborate masks and fancy evening wear. Whatever theme you choose, make sure that it matches the bride's taste and sets the tone for a sophisticated party. Keep the decorations, outfits and activities in line with the theme to create a seamless and gorgeous experience. 

Book Classy Hen Party Activities

We all know the words ‘hen do’ can conjure up all manner of image. From the infamous pink legwarmers and feather boas to the obligatory L-plates. While we won’t deny we love a big hen night, we know it isn’t for everyone, which is why we’ve come up with our favourite ideas for a totally classy hen do. Here at Fizzbox, we know that classy doesn’t have to mean boring, so leave the raucous whistles and cowgirl hats at home. You can rest assured you’ll still have a hen party to rival any pink glitter covered affair. Get yours booked today!