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There’s no doubt about it: hen parties are a great way to celebrate the last days of single life. You can fill hen weekends with dancing, laughter, eating, drinking and getting very, very merry.

And if that’s not enough, hen weekend activities are becoming more and more popular. You can try everything from pampering to quad biking.

Lots of hen weekends will involve a themed dance party. You can choose from a wide variety: 80s themed classes, cheerleading, burlesque and even pole dancing.

With such a variety of activities available, and so many different places to choose from, deciding what to do can be difficult. That’s where it can help to use an agent. If you get the professionals in to help you plan your hen weekend, you’ll be sure of an A1 service. They can take a lot of pressure away from the organisation.

A hen party planner can find you the best deals and the best places to go for your hen weekend while you sit back and get on with other things.

There are a wide variety of activities you can ask your agent about. Here are just a small selection of wicked hen weekend ideas you might want to try out:

 

  • Kitchen craftiness – there’s nothing better than home-made food and drink. Especially when the food is chocolate and the drinks are cocktails!
  • Afternoon tea – with a hen night of partying ahead, why not take some time out with afternoon tea, along with sandwiches and cake. A perfect way to catch up with old friends
  • Bath time bonanza – make bath time a great time by creating your own bath bombs! Pick your own fragrances, colours and moulds to make a bath time treat as individual as you are
  • The wheels on the bus... take in the thrills, spills, sights and sounds of your hen weekend’s host city with a fantastic bus tour
  • Lock and load – take a sedate trip along one of the UK’s many canals – and stop off at a pub or two on the way for a great hen weekend treat
  • Pedal power – if you’re feeling energetic, why not take a cycle tour around the area? It’s a great way to see the sights – and keep fit too.

 

Vanessa Robinson is Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the hen party specialists. She says: ‘Hen parties are a vital part of any wedding preparations. But we know it can be difficult and time consuming to get everything planned while so much else is going on.

‘Pink Kiss is committed to taking out the stress from things. We’re determined to provide a fantastic experience for hen parties and hen weekends.’

Music. Dancing. Cocktails. What else does a girl need to have a great time on her hen night? Well, for some that pretty much covers it. But if you want to move your hen party up to the next level, why not try putting a theme to your weekend. If you want some top tips and handy hints to make your hen weekend clucking fantastic, then read on.

Sex and the City: Pull out your most fabulous frock, shimmy on down in your favourite shoes and arm yourself with a cosmopolitan cocktail. Why should Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda have all the fun? They’re not even real people! A great girlie hen party idea.

Burlesque or pole dancing: Who says you need to be a professional dancer to try out a sexy dance routine? Try something unusual for your hen weekend. Take a walk on the wild side and explore discover your sexy and flirtatious alter ego.

Burlesque and pole dancing is becoming more and more popular with girls who just want to have a bit of naughty fun.

Superhero theme: Are you holding out for a hero? Why not be one yourself? Set a superhero theme for your hen party and invite everyone to come in super hero fancy dress. Wonder Woman? Cat Woman? Super Girl?

There are plenty of great characters to dress as. And to make the hen party really go with a POW! ZAP! and BANG! you could have a competition for the best dressed superhero.

School girl theme: Some girls never grow up. Still got your school uniform hanging up in the back of your wardrobe? It’s probably hanging near you Backstreet Boys posters. Well then, dig it out for your last days of singledom!

Get everyone to come to your hen party in pigtails, stockings and school shoes. With a mix of songs from your school days, you’ll be staying late after class as long as possible.

Thriller: If you like your parties to be a little bit frightening, you could try a hen weekend with a difference. Themed dance parties are a great way to get a hen weekend going. And if you love the moves of Michael Jackson in Thriller, a Thriller themed dance party will be a big hit for you and your friends.

For extra thrilling fun, get everyone to come in zombie costume. And then recreate this hen weekend routine at the wedding. Your guests will love it.

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the hen party specialists. She says: “A themed hen party is a great way to create a memorable time for the bride-to-be and her friends. Whether you want to recreate your school days, recreate a classic dance routine or enjoy a bit of fancy dress, you’re sure to have a great time.’

So, you’re getting married. Rings bought? Check! Honeymoon booked? Sorted! Seating plan arranged so Aunty Doris isn’t sitting next to Cousin Derek? Done and dusted. But what about the hen party? Hey, maybe you could even turn it into a full hen weekend!

Over the years, a hen party has become an intrinsic part of any wedding celebration. After all, what better way to say goodbye to the life of singledom than with a big old party with your closest friends? A hen party should be an unforgettable time for you as you get together, have a few drinks and PARTY!

There are lots of things to do on a hen weekend. If you like to be pampered, why not arrange a trip to a spa? Or if you would like to try something a bit more energetic, you could try a themed dance class for as part of your hen party.

There are plenty of dance styles to choose from. 80s themed dance parties and cheerleading classes are particularly popular as part of a hen weekend. But if you want to try something a little more risqué, you might want to have a go at burlesque or even pole dancing.

Even better, instead of planning your own hen party, why not get your chief bridesmaid to arrange it for you! After all, you’ve got enough to be doing without arranging your own hen party or hen weekend. There are companies out there who will even deal with planning your hen weekend for you!

Tradition dictates that all celebrations should end up down the pub. And your hen party should be no different. Choose a great venue near to where you’re holding your other hen party activities.

Once your there, you can have plenty of fun setting dares for each other, singing to karaoke or simply dancing the hen night away. And don’t forget to have the number for a taxi for the trip back afterwards!

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the hen party specialists. She says: ‘Your hen weekend is one of the most important events leading up to your wedding day. So fill it up with lots of great activities, games and dances to make it the best hen party ever!’

There are plenty of ways to stay in shape these days. Lots of people will try different diets. Others will go down the gym. But how about dancing?

 

Dancing is a great way to exercise and keep in trim. And many brides want to do just that: so they can look perfect for the big day. So if you want to do something energetic before the wedding, how about a hen weekend of dance?

 

There are plenty of different dance styles to consider for a hen weekend. So you’re sure to find something just right for you and your friends. From cheerleading to Bollywood via burlesque and pole dancing, there are plenty of different things to try.

 

There are even classes where you can recreate moves from your favourite films and shows: such Grease, Dirty Dancing and Glee. And each form of dance offers great ways to exercise. It’s a great start to a hen weekend full of fun and laughs.

 

The beauty of dancing – whether it’s part of a hen weekend or just for fun – is you won’t even notice you’re exercising. You’ll be having too much fun to notice you’re keeping fit at the same time.

 

Dancing is a big hit at the moment with dancing shows like Britain’s Got Talent, Got to Dance and Strictly Come Dancing on the television. And it’s inspiring many women to strut their stuff and try something different. It’s a really good alternative to going to the gym.

 

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the themed dance specialists. She says: ‘Every bride wants to look perfect for her special day. Exercise like dancing can be just the thing if you want to watch your figure and have a great time while you’re doing it.

 

‘At Pink Kiss, we offer a wide range of classes to cover every taste. They’re open to people with all kinds of fitness levels. If you have any concerns about exercising with a particular condition, we always recommend checking with a doctor first.’

 

But it doesn’t have to stop with the hen weekend. If you’ve been bitten by the dancing bug, you can repeat your new routine on the wedding day. Your fellow guests are sure to love it.

If there’s one TV show everyone’s talking about at the moment it’s Glee. The all singing, all dancing drama is a huge sensation across the world. So what better way to spend a hen weekend than satisfying your inner Gleek?

Themed dance parties are becoming a more and more popular feature of hen weekends. They’re a great way for old friends to get together and have fun. But they’re also fantastic icebreakers if people don’t know each other very well. With a dance party, everyone gets to dance to some great songs – and learn some fantastic moves. What else could you need to get the perfect hen weekend started?

A Glee themed dance class will feature classic songs from the show like “Don’t Stop Believing", "Single Ladies" and "Vogue". They concentrate on the dance moves rather than the singing. But you can always attend to that later on with a bit of karaoke! As you progress through the session, you’ll learn a fantastic routine. If you’re feeling really brave you could even try performing it on the bride’s big day! The guests at the wedding are sure to absolutely love it.

Dancing is a great way to have fun and get the hen weekend started. But it’s also a great way to exercise. Many women find they prefer dancing to going to the gym. You’ll find you’re having so much fun learning the moves you don’t even notice you’re exercising.

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the dance party experts. She says: “Dancing at a hen weekend is a MUST DO. So why not go one step further and get a routine together? Glee is full of songs that are absolutely perfect to dance to.

“We’ve found loads of people have come to us booking a Glee themed party for a hen weekend. There are Gleeks everywhere!”

And after the dance session is over, you can always keep the Glee theme going. Whether you want to head out to a karaoke bar to sing hits from the show or simply get together for a huge Glee marathon, your hen weekend is sure to go spectacular-glee!

So, if you love the hit TV series Glee, a Glee themed dance class will be perfect for your hen weekend. Dancing to classics like “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Vogue” is a perfect way to get your hen weekend started in style.

Find out more about Glee dance parties and then book a session.

Here at Pink Kiss HQ, we're very excited about the launch of our newsletter, Kiss and Tell. We published it on Friday.

If you haven't had a chance to look at it yet, just click on the link below.

It's full of useful info. There's a piece about cheerleading and an interview with one of our instructors who recently appeared on the telly! Also check out the pictures from recent Pink Kiss dance parties and your comments.

Enjoy the read, and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you!

The Pink Kiss team

We’re forever being told we’re living in tough times. The news is full of horror stories about economic crises and no one having any money.

So what happens when it comes to celebrating a bride-to-be’s last days of freedom? Should we forget about it and concentrate on the big day itself? Certainly not!

A wedding can be expensive enough before you get started on the hen party – both for the bride and her friends. But the perfect hen party needn’t cost the earth. You definitely don’t need to splash the cash to have a hen party to remember!

A themed dance party is a great way to get the hen party going. And it’s affordable too. For just £25 per person, you can have the time of your life dancing to a variety of styles. Grease, Dirty Dancing, ABBA, cheerleading are popular choices to get hen parties going. Fun comes as standard. And you’ll be guaranteed a great time.

If you fancy something a little naughtier, you could even try burlesque or pole dancing classes. These classes aren’t just about learning great seduction techniques. They’re a great way to exercise and have fun too.

Affordable themed dance classes like these run across the country. If your hen party is in the mood for dancing, you’re sure to have a great time!

But the hen party fun needn’t stop there. Nights on the tiles might pummel the purse, but there’s loads of other ways to keep the party going. Why not get take the hen party back home? Ask everyone to bring a bottle and let the fun unwind. Try a bit of pampering with face masks, watch a classic film and get the gossip going!

Vanessa Robinson is the Events Manager at hen party specialists Pink Kiss. She says: “A hen party is one of those landmarks in life. And it’s important to get it right. But even if you’re on a budget there are still loads of great things you can do.

“After a low cost activity, such as a themed dance party, you can keep the hen party going back at home. If you want to keep a theme going, why not do a Grease routine before getting the DVD out at home? You could even dance along with Sandy and Danny to the new moves you’ve learned!”

We know our themed dance parties are a great way to have fun during a hen weekend. But why let the fun stop there?

It's not just at hen parties you'll find people dancing. There's the wedding reception too!

Why not take the 80s dance or cheerleading routine you learned to the wedding reception? You can be sure the wedding guests will love watch it as much as you love performing it!

And if you're feeling really brave, you could even film it! Don't forget to send us the youtube link!

There are as many types of hen weekends as there are hens to go on them. While some hens may prefer to take things easy with pampering, others may want to go for an adrenaline fuelled day of motor racing or climbing.

One activity that’s increasing in popularity is dancing. Thanks to shows like Britain’s Got Talent, Got To Dance and So You Think You Can Dance, more and more people want to get down and boogie! Want to know more? Here are eight dancing styles guaranteed to get your hen party grooving.

 

  1. Pole and burlesque – try something sexy and flirtatious with a pole or burlesque dancing session. It’s not just about the art of seduction: these dance classes are a great way to build confidence, exercise and HAVE FUN
  2. Cheerleading – Give me a B! Give me an R! Give me an I! Give me a D! Give me an E! What have we got? One fantastic hen weekend of dance!
  3. Classic 80’s Dance – The 80’s is back with a vengeance. If you want to re-create the moves from Flashdance or Fame, get your legwarmers and neon outfits ready. Dress sense optional!
  4. ABBA Dance Theme – Are you a dancing queen? If the answer is “ja” (that’s “yes” in Sweedish) then put your money, money, money where your mouth is and take a chance on this dance session
  5. Glee Dance Theme – One for gleeks everywhere. A Glee themed dance party is a sure fire way to get the party started for all fans of the hit TV series
  6. Thriller Dance – Celebrate one of MJ’s definitive moments by re-creating all the moves from the dance sensation that is Thriller! And to make it extra special why not slap on some zombie make up?
  7. Movie favourites: Dirty Dancing or Grease – Ever dreamed of being Baby or Sandy for the day? Well, now you can. Have the time of your life with a movie themed dance party. It’s sure to be the one that you want!
  8. Mix and match – not sure what you want to do? How about mixing and matching? Whether it’s combining pole with Glee or Cheerleading with Thriller, it’s all about making your dance session perfect.

 

Vanessa Robinson, Events Manager at hen party specialists Pink Kiss says: “Dancing parties are a great way to get together with friends and have some fun. Whether you want to relive some of your favourite moments from film or TV or try something a little more risqué, you’re sure to find a dance style that works for you.”

We'd love to hear from you about what your favourite dance style is. Burlesque or Salsa? Bollywood or Belly dancing? Why do you prefer your chosen style? Do you have any funny dance related stories? It'd be great to hear from you!