* THIS IS A GUEST POST
Planning a pregnant hen party is easier than you might think, and you don’t have to avoid all of the more well known hen party pastimes. While, being pregnant will certainly mean that alcohol is off the menu, we’re out to prove that you can still have a ton of fun with your baby bump.
Certainly you’ll have to bear in mind how far along the bride to be is, but here we explore some of the best ways to have a great hen party with a pregnant hen.
Go somewhere cultural
Travelling somewhere special for your hen do is one way to make it an event you and your friends will never forget. As an expectant mother, the popular party locations are best avoided in favour of a culturally enriching destination.
UK based organisers Maximise list a broad range of hen parties across the UK and Europe. Even if you’re planning the event yourself, their list of hen party locations will give you an excellent idea of all the different types of hen party places, many of which can be tailored to your pregnant hen. giving you an excellent idea of the range of places suited to. For example, they offer a treasure hunt hen do activity in Liverpool—a great way to see the city and embrace culture that does not involve booze.
UK cities like Liverpool and even Hull have won awards for their cultural significance, making them great destinations for the culturally-minded bride-to-be.
If you are not too pregnant to travel further afield, international destinations await you too, with anywhere from Paris to Budapest being a great option for a hen do with things to do, not just to drink.
One popular teetotal hen do idea is to have a luxurious spa day. This is a great pregnant hen party idea too, though there are some caveats.
Pregnant spa-goers must make sure they inform staff of their pregnancy ahead of time to make sure they do not engage in any activity that may be harmful to themselves and their baby. Things like massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are all a-okay for future mums, but some spa staples, such as steam rooms, saunas, jacuzzis and mud baths are to be avoided.
Learn a new skill together
A group class in anything from cooking to pottery are some of the most rewarding hen do options available to any bride, pregnant or otherwise. Learning a new skill is always an enriching experience for everyone involved, and learning that new skill in a class together is a great bonding experience.
Many cookery schools offer special hen do packages for brides and bridesmaids to come together and rustle up recipes. These hen dos cater for all kinds of cuisine, from Thai to French to Italian, to simple plain bread. So whatever you are craving, you can learn to make it.
Other educational experiences on offer for pregnant hen dos include luxury nail painting classes, and even a fire breathing workshop. There really is no limit to what you can learn together as a group on an intensive course.
Go to a show
If none of the above sounds appealing to you, fear not, because there is one more tried and tested pregnant hen do idea that you can’t argue with: going to the theatre.
With thousands of plays and musicals playing all over the country (and the world) there is no doubt that you will find something that takes your fancy. Considering the prestige of theatre districts around the world, why not combine your hen do theatre trip with a hen do cultural trip. Hen do in NYC anyone?
Have you ever planned a hen party for a pregnant hen? Do you have any tips to share?