The Hen Weekend: Spa Edition
Have you been honoured with the bridesmaid title? As much as it is an honour, it is also a huge responsibility. One of the most important tasks is to organise a memorable hen party.
Hen parties have gone to the next level in terms of ideas in the last few years. To plan an event that is special and unique, and which everyone will enjoy, you will have to outdo yourself. These parties do not have to be all about booze, bars, partying all night, and strippers. Incorporating some workout into it could be an interesting idea for a bride-to-be who is into fitness and healthy lifestyle. Some gyms offer private sessions of yoga and dancing for 2 to 30 people.
A hen party can be a great opportunity to master a new skill, like bouquet making, or wine tasting. A visit to a beauty parlour and doing hair, nails and makeup before the big day is something no bride would say no to. Trips abroad to get the last minute tan are quite popular too, and mostly inspired by celebrity hen parties. Or if you are looking for a more traditional way to celebrate, private dinning with a lot of noise and raucous partying will always do.
Our favourite idea, however, is a spa weekend and we are sure your friends and the future bride will love it too.
Spa All Day Long
Spa weekends organized by bridesmaids have become a very popular way of saying goodbye to maidenhood. They are a great opportunity for the future bride to make a spiritual retreat from the pre-wedding fuss at least for a moment, gather her thoughts, find peace and relax in the most beautiful way.
This weekend includes hanging out with friends, all day long hedonistic experience – massages, saunas, Jacuzzis, and of course dinner and drinks for a perfect ending of a perfect day. What is there not to love?
Planning a Spa Weekend
There are a few things to consider during the planning process. The first and most important thing is to find a date that everyone can agree on.
Then think: Do you want it to be a luxury champers sipping weekend, or something more adventurous? Would the bride prefer a day at the coast, or a countryside getaway? How many people do you have? Are they willing to share the rooms? What are the dinning and spa treatment offers?
And finally, the budget. If you plan ahead and carefully, you will definitely find a perfect spa weekend regardless of the bride’s desires.
A Bit of Luxury
Who does not love a bit of luxury? Imagine an old villa, nested in a vast green piece of land, with meandering streams, and you and your friends indulging in a tasty selection of wines after a long relaxing massage. Then enjoying horseback riding lessons in the afternoon and strolling through the gardens.
Or combine a spa weekend with a city break. Book a rooftop suite at a 5 star spa hotel, with a stunning view over the city. Add some shopping and sightseeing to the equation, and you will get a perfect urban retreat.
Pampering and Physical Activities
Physical activities, such as surfing, rock climbing, cycling, or archery, are sure to bring fun and be a bonding experience. After all that sweating, your bodies will ache for a pamper session. Those ladies that are not into spending such an energetic weekend, can choose to relax in the spa the whole day.
Are you now closer to organising a memorable hen weekend?
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is also very passionate about photography and wedding design. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to beauty, fashion and lifestyle.
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