When it comes to organizing a Hen Do (or any do for that matter), women won’t stand for nonsense and need a little more than just booze, beer and shots to have a good time. Whilst a toned torso or two will no doubt be on the agenda, women look for that touch of class and sophistication in a weekend break. Listed below are three such destinations that offer all the right ingredients for the perfect Hen Do.
Paris is only a train ride away, so rally the troops and jump aboard the Eurostar for a weekend of culture and class. Finding accommodation isn’t a problem and prices are reasonable so your shopping money can be focussed on the designer boutiques. Stroll the charming streets of Paris, and take in the Louvre, divulge in the superb cuisine and excellent wine. The only problem is the Hen won’t want to leave for her Big Day.
Brighton in the UK is the queen of the Hen do and each weekend you can see tipsy giggling ladies wandering around in L plates, matching outfits and Tiaras. Often starting of in a civil environment that caters for such partys such as Gala Bingo (www.galabingo.com) then making there way through the multitude of clubs to hit a raunchy Brighton show. Hen do’s done the classic British way by the sea.
If total relaxation, amazing beaches and hours of sun are your idea of a great break, pack up and head to the idyllic islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Top up your tans before the wedding in the unbelievable climate and spend all day on the beach. Evenings in Grand Canaria can either be a chilled fine-dining affair or an all out club experience – the choice is yours. There isn’t anything missing from these quaint islands, so take your pick and be guaranteed the perfect break.
Like Paris, you can get to Brussels via the Eurostar. Brussels isn’t always the first place considered for Hen or Stag Dos, however, with their many cosy bars, their love of frites (chips) and mayonnaise and beer, not forgetting their silky chocolate, Brussels ticks all the right boxes.
Visit The Grand Place, a large medieval square filled with bar terraces, a flower market and a busy schedule of concerts and events, including the famous Tapis de Fleurs (flowers). Shopping comes in the form of designer boutiques, and taking a coffee break involves quaint and quirky cafes found along the cobbled streets. This is certainly a great destination if you prefer something a little different.
I hope you’ve taken some inspiration from some of the above destinations and are now considering something a little different to surprise the Hen. Go online and delve further into what you can expect from these places, or better still, take the inspiration further and find a destination of your own.