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5 Hen Party Ideas for Alcohol Free Brides to Be

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Hen parties are a terrific opportunity to get with the girls, indulge and have a few more drinks than you normally would. Not every bride likes to drink alcohol, however, but it doesn’t have to be a problem. You can take alcohol out of the proceedings and have just as much fun. If you’re a bridesmaid in charge of organising the bride’s hen party, here are five smashing ideas to make the party go with a swing:

1.     A spa day

What can be better than rounding up the girls and spending the day pampering yourselves? You can relax in a sauna, steam room, swimming, jet pool and more and just take it easy. You could get some beauty treatments while you’re there. All of this and there’s not a glass of champagne in sight.

2.     Camping

Yes, it’s a little unconventional, but that’s part of the fun. It’s the sisters doing it for themselves. You can have a real laugh out in the open, putting up the tents, cooking the food over a campfire and sharing stories and gossip. You don’t need alcohol for that. It’s a fabulous opportunity for the bride to bond with her besties before the big day (but not right before it, of course).

3.     Pole dancing class

Pole fitness is all the rage now, so why not sign the girls up for a pole dancing class? These classes might sound awkward in theory, but in practice they’re tremendous fun and there’s not a bar in sight. Get the girls together and have a good laugh. You might even pick up a few sharp moves you can bring out at the wedding reception.

4.     Mocktail masterclass

Just because the bride doesn’t drink cocktails, it doesn’t mean she has to miss out on the fine flavours of them. Mocktails are the next best thing and you can book classes with experienced mixologists. You’ll learn how to mix the drinks and combine the refreshing flavours. While you’re making them, you can catch up on all the gossip. You never know — one of you might discover a hidden flare for cocktail making, too.

5.     Theme park trip

You’re never too old to have fun, so why not book a trip to a theme park? You can really let your hair down and get a bit of adrenaline pumping as well. Several theme parks offer hen party packages. It’s always a good idea to go at an off-peak time so you can avoid the crowds and squeeze in more rides and attractions.

Don’t let a lack of alcohol stand in the way of organising a good hen party for the bride. All the above ideas are a fantastic and enjoyable way to give her a final hurrah before she enters married life. Cookery classes, an old-school sleepover and afternoon tea are extra options if you feel like doing something different.