Halloween is a time for spooky fun and dressing up, and what better way to celebrate than with your closest girlfriends? A Halloween hen party combines the excitement of Halloween with the joy of celebrating the bride-to-be.
So if you’re ready to take your Halloween celebrations to the next level, read on for some tips and ideas for planning the ultimate Halloween hen party.
Halloween Hen Party Ideas
Halloween is one of the most fun hen party themes you can go for – so let’s get into some ideas to make your Halloween hen do the spookiest and most memorable weekend that won’t be forgotten in a hurry!
Stay in a ‘haunted’ house
Of course, if you’re going to have a proper Halloween hen weekend, then you’ll need to get the venue sorted first, and where better than staying in a spooky or even haunted(!) house together.
Here are some of the best Halloween hen party houses we’ve found – we can’t confirm if they’re haunted or not, no doubt you’ll find out for yourselves though if things start going bump in the night!
1. Peep O Day, Devon
This cute, thatched cottage probably isn’t haunted, but it does have a staircase with a carving salvaged from a local shipwreck in 1879, so who’s to know what ghouls might be around…
- Sleeps 6
- Wood burner
- 1 mile from the sea
2. Great Escape Glamping, Hay-on-wye
If you want to go all Blair Witch project for your hen weekend then why not book these cosy but potentially spooky shepherd huts. Each hut has a double bed and wood burner and you can all gather round the fire pit to tell ghost stories!
- Fire pit
- Sleeps 8
- Off-grid retreat
3. Bobbin Mill, Lake District
This old cottage in the Lakes would make an ideal setting for a small Halloween hen weekend, and it even comes with its own heritage water mill. The secluded location near waterfalls and nature will make a suitably scary setting.
- Converted mill
- Sleeps 5
- Wood burner and open fire
Of course there are loads of hen party houses around the UK that would make a suitably spooky setting. We recommend looking at the ‘quirky’ section on holidaycottages.co.uk.
What to do for Halloween Hen Party activities
Next up is sorting some fun Halloween-inspired activities to do, and there are plenty of ideas that you can do either where you’re staying or head out and try to get spooked!
Visit the Dungeons!
If you feel like getting a real fright, then you need to head to the Dungeons and discover what lies beneath!
There are dungeons you can visit across the UK, but we particularly like the sound of the Screams & Spirits tickets which for £41 per person includes entry to the London Dungeon as well as a cocktail, to help calm your nerves!
See a scary show
There’s no better bonding experience than all seeing a scary show together, so if you’ve got a theatre-loving bride then a great idea for a Halloween hen party is booking tickets for a show – ideally something that will have you shaking in your boots!
How about booking tickets to see:
Do a ghost-hunting Tour
Fancy a good outdoor activity for a Halloween hen party? How about booking a ghost tour. You’ll be following in the footsteps of local ghosts and on the trail for signs of poltergeists!
You can book a 2 hour walking ghost tour of London on Get Your Guide.
Take on a scary escape room
Another good way of frightening your socks off is to take on an escape room as a team. You can find escape rooms with all kinds of different themes across the UK, take a look at some of the scariest ones below:
Have a scary movie marathon
Nothing says halloween hen do better than grabbing all your favourite scooby snacks and pigging out in front of your favourite scary films.
Here are few Halloween movies to get you started:
- Hocus Pocus
- The Addams Family
- The Shining
Play games for a Halloween Hen Party
To make sure your Halloween-themed hen party is a success, you need some spooky games to play! There’s many different type of classic Halloween games to choose from:
- Apple Bobbing – Get a large bowl filled with water and floating apples – give each hen two attempts to grab as many apples out with their mouths as they can. You could even jazz up the game with some special additions like pumpkin punch and toffee-vodka flavoured apples!
- Pumpkin Carving Competition – Get all the hens to bring a pumpkin and some tools (you can even buy special pumpkin-carving kits!) and have a go at designing the best pumpkin, then pick a winner!
- Ghost stories – Take it in turns to tell each other the spookiest ghost stories – make them wedding-related if you can! – you can come up with, and see who chickens out and turns the light on first!
Halloween Hen Party Decorations
Halloween Hen Do Costumes
Of course you’ll be needing some appropriately spooky costumes for your halloween hen party, so why not get into the spirit of things and try one of the following looks:
1. Zombie Bride – £24.99
2. Pumpkin Bride – £24.99
3. Sexy Witch – £14.99
Summary – Throwing a spooky Halloween Hen Do
A Halloween hen party is a perfect opportunity to let loose, have fun, and create unforgettable memories. From themed decorations to costumes and games, there are endless possibilities to make this party a night to remember for the bride.