20 Virtual Hens Party Ideas To Impress The Bride-To-Be
Guest Blog - Brooke, Pretty Zen Hen
With social distancing rules in place, virtual hens parties are the new normal for many bride tribes across the globe. Events are returning to normal in some parts of the world, yet in others, we will be celebrating from a distance for a while longer.
The silver lining of this situation is that if you are planning a hens party, you can focus more on creating a thoughtful event rather than fussing over the tableware and your outfit choice. Mix and match from our list of 20 virtual hens party ideas to create the ultimate online event the bride-to-be will love!
Creating a signature cocktail and naming it after the bride is a sure-fire way to make her feel special. You don’t need to be a mixologist… Just choose a basic cocktail recipe or one you know she loves, and get creative with a name. Suggest the virtual guests have the ingredients on hand to mix their own. Cheers!
Paint & prosecco
With the recent surge of online workshops, you won’t find it difficult to organise an online paint and sip session. Alternatively, you can DIY with BYO paints and objects to paint. Go one step further with nude life drawing for a cheeky twist!
Ask each guest to request a song that reminds them of the bride-to-be. This will likely bring up some fun memories and stories to tell. Pop the songs on to a playlist that all the ladies can tune into via Spotify or a similar music streaming service.
Make the most of being at home and wear your best PJs! Pyjamas are great to wear to a movie night or a pamper party, and you could gift the bride a gorgeous robe that she can wear again when she gets ready on her wedding day.
Choose some classic hens party games to play to break the ice. Remember that with a virtual party you all must partake in the same conversation so you will need to pick games which focus on one person at a time. Our favourites are the Mr & Mrs Quiz, Would She Rather? and Who Am I? which you can download for free here.
Have a virtual speed cook-off! For this activity, all the guests get creative making a meal out of whatever they have in their kitchen pantry in twenty minutes. The bride picks the winning meal!
Tell a story
At the start of the online event, go around the group and have each guest introduce themselves and tell a story about the bride. This could be how they first met or their favourite memory of the bride. Another version of this is to ask each guest to show an object that reminds them of the bride. Either way, this is sure to make the bride feel loved and there will be a few funny stories told.
A beautiful keepsake
Ask the girl gang to send a photo of themselves and a message to the bride-to-be prior to the event. Compile it into a beautiful keepsake book sending it to her on the day. This is sure to be a tear-jerker!
Pop some popcorn and watch a movie together on Netflix Party. Chill and enjoy!
You aren’t going to let the bride get away with not wearing her sash, are you? Pop the sash in a gift box with some champagne and flowers and have it delivered to her door on the day.
Gifts and games
You may have been planning a bridal shower or kitchen tea where the bride-to-be was to be given gifts. Arrange for the gifts to be delivered in bulk to the bride’s home so she can open during the event. Turn it into a game where the bride guesses who gifted her what!
Crown for a queen
Send the bride a gorgeous fresh flower crown to wear on the day. She has likely had her dress picked out for months so you will know just the colours to choose to match it perfectly.
Babes who brunch
How about a virtual brunch date? We love the idea of an online yoga workshop followed by brekkie and coffee delivered to start your day the right way.
DIY pamper party
A pamper party is the perfect at-home virtual hens party idea. Send each guest a sweet pamper package with items such as nail polish, nail file and face mask. Dress in your comfiest clothes and enjoy a virtual mani-pedi and facial together. Pyjamas are optional!
Were you intending on enjoying a meal together as part of your hens night plans? Have the hen’s favourite cuisine delivered to each of you, or each whip it up yourself and have a feast together.
Consider a dress code for the event. You could pick a dress-up theme such as Coachella or all simply wear the same colour. If the bride-to-be’s signature look is bold red lippy, all the guests could wear the same. You could go all out, and continue the theme through to the cocktail choices, music, games and activities.
High vibe dance party
Start the event with an online dance class and continue the high vibe energy by streaming your own personalised playlist and dancing the night away.
Choose to partake in some online games such as Heads Up created by Ellen Degeneres or Games Against Humanity.
Special guest appearance
Schedule a guest appearance from the groom-to-be. You could have him join you online for The Mr & Mrs Quiz game for an extra giggle. Or better yet, have the boys join in on the fun for a joint hen and bucks do. There are no rules!
Get the party started
Those décor accessories you were going to style at her real-life hens party? Send them to the groom and ask him to style in their home to set the mood for the virtual party. Good luck with that one!
Next steps? Go through and select a few of these virtual hens party ideas to make the bride-to-be feel super special. Bring the event to life by reading How To Host A Virtual Hens Party.
If you are looking for fun party accessories and gifts for the bride-to-be visit the Manage My Wedding Hens and Bridal Shower collection here.
This post was written by guest author Brooke Ristovichis, the owner and founder of Pretty Zen Hen, a hens party planning blog and directory of Australian hens party experiences.