5 Delicious Hen Do Trends for the 2021 Bride Tribe
Some things just go together – like chocolate and hen dos! Whatever your dream hen do is, we know that a sprinkle of cocoa makes everything better!
L-plates, sashes, strippers (gasp) or not, chocolate always has your back. Our choc-fuelled fun is always the perfect ingredient for any hen do (even if we say so ourselves). So, roll up your sleeves and get your apron on as we give you the low down on post pandemic hen do tips and trends that guarantee every hen do is as memorable and delicious as possible.
So, embrace the new and turn the traditional hen do on its head with our choc-a-block ideas for hosting the most modern do!
1. Don’t play by the regular hen party rules - have your hen do after your wedding!
Rip up the rule book! Yes, traditionally you’d have had your hen before you said “I do” but let’s face it, after the year we’ve had anything goes. Brides have had no choice but to cancel, amend and postpone not only their weddings but also their hen dos due to Covid and now some brides are kind of, well… loving the new options!
Avoid the post wedding, post honeymoon blues and instead look forward to spending some much needed down time with your best hens and closest family. You’ll be able to reminisce over the gorgeous wedding stories and relive the romantic moments and laughter. Our choc-filled workshops are the perfect après wedding activity for you and your hens. A super chance to catch up and gossip, they are intimate enough for your bride tribe and just amazingly yummy, (who doesn’t love choc) it’s a sweet treat for those you care about and oh-so-fun too.
2. Staycation Hens! Don’t risk cancellations or unforeseen issues abroad
Going abroad still looks soooo uncertain. That’s why lots of brides are staying closer to home and we don’t blame them. Why not opt for less stress and more luxe! Whether its raucous, understated or super glam with the option of boutique hotels, retreats and cottages galore, you can have all the decadence in the comfort of perfect surroundings. Add special touches with personalised PJs, hot tub hires and maybe even a personal chef. Choc it up a notch with one of our oh-so decadent workshops brought to you and your hens at your staycation venue. It’s classy, chocolatey fun that everyone will love. Melt into a workshop with only the finest Belgian chocolate and mix, pipe and shape your truffles to your hearts content. A delicious start or end to your hen weekend with oodles of scrumptious truffles to be taken home.
3. Support small local independents – hen do vibes without having to leave your hometown!
Everyone’s sense of local is stronger than ever especially post pandemic. Supporting small independents makes all the difference particularly if you’re keen to do your bit to boost your hometown economy. Family run restaurants, small businesses or independent shops – every little bit of support helps, and hen dos can also do their part.
So, bring the hen do vibes without having to leave your hometown – you may already know the best locations like local restaurants, bars and activities and if you don’t (trust us) there’s loads of little gems out there to be discovered if you do a bit of digging. Best thing about staying local is that independent businesses spread their profits to good causes and the community. Good times and good positive vibes whilst giving something back to your community is a win-win for everyone.
At the Chocolate Collective we host choctastic workshops in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds so we’ve got oodles of options for those who want to do something closer to home at these fab locations. Whatever your reasons, keeping your carbon footprint low or opting for unique experiences that your hens will remember over ‘things’, we know that our chocolatey workshops are the best organised fun you can have with your bride tribe.
We also do an independent business happy dance every time we get bookings. So why not book in some edible happiness for your hen do by filling it with chocolate and laughter!
4. Bringing the chocolate to you – at home hen dos are here to stay!
Maybe you’ve decided to keep your hen a low-key affair. It’s true you don’t need to go away (or stay-away) to be pampered and indulge. Make memories and have loads of fun with the girls from the comfort of your own sofa, dining table or garden!
At home hen dos are here to stay and why not! Go to town and decorate the garden with decadent paper lanterns, gorgeous bunting and make sure you put the prosecco (or whatever is your tipple of choice) on ice.
Making it special is now oh-so-easy and fun! We know that hen dos and sweet things go hand in hand so satisfy your sweet tooth and entertain your chocolate loving gals with our DIY truffle making kit!
Everyone loves hands on parties where you make beautiful things. Our kits contain everything you need to make the most divine truffles to enjoy right away or for your hens to keep and take home as a reminder of the fun time you’ve had. Perfect for everyone to get involved with - from mums and aunties and of course your besties. Get your hands dirty in the finest of Belgian chocolate, its seriously instagrammable!
Go on spread chocolate and smiles - host the perfect hen party at your own home, why go anywhere else?
5. Go Micro - the micro hen is intimate, flexible and ultimately a lot less stress!
Micro wedding so why not micro hen-do?
Brides are embracing the smaller, quality over quantity get-togethers. Think smaller groups, aligned tastes, plus having less in your group means you can splash out more - hooray. Everyone loves chocolate so whip up a day (or weekend) of fun by creating a fantastic line up of things to do. Cocktails and lunch and then why not opt for deliciously good fun with one of our daytime workshops – keep it cosy and just between you and your besties with your own little table within the bigger event. You might want a micro get-together but fret-not, we won’t be holding back with the chocolate!
Tying the knot with less pressure and a more down to earth vibe is what going micro is all about. Make an unforgettable celebration with our one-of-a-kind choctastic fun. Thank goodness for chocolate!
Whatever hen do celebration you are considering, whether it’s pre or post your wedding, a staycation or more local affair, macro or micro, we know everything tastes better when it’s dipped in chocolate! Make your hen do a choc fuelled affair with the Chocolate Collective!