Ladies, are you ready to party? Well, you're not alone because according to the stats, hen parties are more popular than ever! So let's dive into the juicy details and see what's hot and happening with hen party statistics for 2024. 

Hen do statistics

Hen parties have become increasingly popular over the years, with many women choosing to have elaborate celebrations that involve travel, themed parties and other fun activities.

When it comes to the guest list, hen parties are usually kept small and intimate. The group is usually made up of 12 of the bride's closest friends and family members. It's all about quality time, people!

First things first, we need to get the date in our diaries. Drumroll please...According to our research this year, the most popular date for a hen party is the weekend of July 22nd, 2024! So mark your calendars and get ready to let loose!

The appetite for celebrating that famous last weekend of freedom is stronger than ever with Google searches for ‘hen party activities’ rising by 90% in the last year.

Now, when it comes to booking, January is the month to get organised. Apparently, 18% of all hen party bookings for the year happen in January. So, grab your besties and get planning as early as possible.    

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And when it comes to games, it's all about Mr and Mrs Questions! This classic quiz is the most popular hen party game, a must-have for any hen party and is guaranteed to have you in stitches. Check out our definitive list of Mr and Mrs Questions now!

We also have some insider info on the bride's name. The most common name of the person getting married this year is Charlotte. So, if you know a Charlotte who's tying the knot, it's time to get your party shoes on.

The Most Popular Hen Party Destinations

Now, let's talk about destinations. The most popular UK hen destination is Liverpool, followed by Brighton and London. England's capital city remained unbeaten and held on to the top spot for 12 years, up until 2022, before toppling to third place in 2023 with Liverpool hen parties becoming the runaway winner.

And if you're looking for a foreign adventure, then Benidorm is the place to be. According to Fizzbox booking data, the most popular destination for a hen do abroad is Benidorm. The next most popular destinations are Marbella, Amsterdam and Ibiza. The desire of hen groups to go abroad for their celebrations appears to be higher than ever with Google searches for ‘hen do destinations Europe’ rising by 300% in the last year.

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Interestingly, the number of hen parties in Oxford has risen by 11% in the last year. So, if you want to get your Hogwarts on, then Oxford is the place to be.

But all this fun comes at a price and, let's be real, while worth every single penny, these shindigs can be pretty pricey. A UK hen party costs an average of £250 per person, so make sure you budget accordingly. Expect to add a few hundred more if you're planning to party further afield with hen parties abroad costing an average of £750 per person, depending on where you choose to celebrate. 

Top 10 UK Hen Party Destinations for 2023

1. Liverpool 2. Brighton 3. London 4. Bath 5. Newcastle

6. Leeds 7. Bristol 8. Bournemouth 9. Chester 10. Nottingham

Top 10 Hen Party Destinations Abroad for 2023

1. Benidorm 2. Marbella 3. Amsterdam 4. Ibiza 5. Albufeira

6. Magaluf 7. Madrid 8. Tenerife 9. Barcelona 10. Dublin

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Statistics for Hen Party Activities

We hope you're all ready to let loose! We all know that a hen do is the ultimate excuse to let loose and have some fun with your besties before the big day. And according to the stats, the activities that you're most likely to be getting up to are seriously entertaining!

According to our stats, the most popular hen party activity is cocktail making with more bookings than any other activity on our website. It's easy to see why. After all, what better way to get the party started than by learning how to mix up some delicious drinks? Plus, you'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour afterwards. It's a win-win! 

Next up at number two on our best sellers list, we have male strip shows. We don't need to tell you why this is a popular choice, do we? (wink, wink). Number three on the list is another naughty activity, nude life drawing where you learn how to draw a totally nude male model. Interesting, Google searches for 'classy hen party ideas' have risen by 100% in the last year, showing that a hen party can be classy yet cheeky at the same time.

In fourth place is the wacky and wonderful Bubble Mayhen. It's perfect if you want something more active. Put on your bubble suits and get ready to bump into each other. This one is hilarious so it's not surprising that so many of our hen party customers are booking it.

Whether you're sipping prosecco on a bike or bumping into each other in a bubble suit, make sure you have a blast and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Glasgow cocktail making

The Most Popular Activities for Hen Parties in 2023

1. Cocktail making 2. Male strip shows 3. Nude life drawing

4. Bubble mayhen 5. Lip sync battle 6. Boat party 7. Prosecco bike

8. Cheeky butlers 9. Themed dance class 10. Cabaret show

Statistics for Hen Party Accessories

It's time to talk about hen party accessories! We all know that no hen do is complete without a few fun and quirky accessories to help you stand out from the crowd. And according to the stats, there are a few particular items that are seriously on-trend right now.

First up, let's talk about T-shirts. It seems that everyone is looking for the perfect hen party T-shirt to wear on their big night out. In fact, Google searches for 'hen party T-shirt ideas' have risen by a whopping 180% in the last year! Whether you're looking for something funny, sassy, or just plain cute, there are plenty of options out there to suit every style.

But it's not just T-shirts that are popular; inflatable men are also having a moment! Google searches for 'blow up man hen party' have risen by 120%, which means that more and more hens are opting to bring a blow-up man along for the ride. Whether you're looking for a cheeky prop for your photos or just want to add a bit of humour to the party, an inflatable man is sure to get the giggles going.

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Of course, no hen party is complete without a goody bag, and it seems that hens are getting more creative than ever when it comes to filling them. Google searches for 'hen do party bag fillers' have risen by 90% in the last year, which means that more and more people are looking for unique and fun items to include in their party bags. From personalized mini bottles of prosecco to cheeky photo booth props, there are plenty of ways to make your party bags stand out.

And let's not forget about sashes. After all, every hen needs to feel like a queen for the day! Google searches for 'hen party sashes' have risen by 50% in the last year, which means that more and more hens are looking for the perfect sash to wear on their big night out. Whether you're looking for something simple and chic or want to go all out with a flashy design, there are plenty of sashes out there to suit every taste.

A Great Year to Have a Hen Do

So, there you have it ladies. The hen do statistics for 2024 are in and it's clear that hen parties are the ultimate way to celebrate before the big day. Whether you're sipping cocktails in Liverpool or soaking up the sun in Benidorm, make sure you have a blast and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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