Manchester is cool, calm and collected (during the day…), boasting a huge amount of hen party activities. You won’t be short of naked men, dazzling drag queens and delicious cocktails. Lauren of Last Night of Freedom rounds up Manchester’s best activities for an unforgettable hen weekend.
Naked Chocolatier Party
This indulgent class boasts all the necessary elements to a sumptuous Manchester hen party; semi-naked men and chocolate. The Naked Chocolatier Party involves audience participation (ooh err), as you’ll be mixing, piping, dipping and decorating your own mouthwatering truffles.
Of course, you’ll do all this alongside the Naked Chocolatiers. Your spectacular companions will give you tips and tricks for creating your masterpiece, whilst wearing a teeny tiny apron. You can even bring your own drinks which they’ll pour and serve for you. This is what dreams are made of.
The Birdcage Cabaret Show Entry
The Birdcage is a dazzling stage show of sequins, drag queens and feather boas. Thought of as ‘a slice of Vegas in the heart of Manchester’, this swanky venue is a scene straight from an eccentric film. It’s spacious and impressive, turning into a fully-fledged nightclub after dark.
The cabaret show performances take place every 40 minutes, and your hen group will get reserved tickets for the unforgettable show. Get swept up in a heady whirlwind of the best drag queens in the north, along with the finest music.
MAC Makeover and Photo Shoot
Primp, preen and perfect that look with our hugely popular MAC makeover and photo shoot. You’ll feel seriously VIP under the care of an expert make-up artist, with bags of experience under her (very extravagant) belt. Whilst you are supremely taken care of, there’ll be a glass of bubbly to add to the decadence of your hen party.
Once you are ready, it’s time to step under the bright lights. The professional photographer will teach you insider tips to working the camera during your exciting mini photoshoot.
Murder Mystery Night
Immerse yourself in a whodunnit on this murder mystery Manchester hen weekend. It’s the excitement of Cluedo, but in real life. Actors will perform a show, involving a climactic murder scene… and you’re all suspects. Evidence will be brought forward throughout the night, with a detective leading the intense investigation. Then all will be revealed at the end of the night… If your suspicions were correct, you may even win a prize too.
There are three different themes to choose from, ‘Hollywood Hen Night’, James Bond-inspired ‘Goldzimmer’ and ‘Death by Chocolate’. So, are you up to the challenge?
The Fitzgerald Tipsy Afternoon Tea Party
The Great Gatsby’s Manchester home (not literally…) is a dazzling venue to celebrate the bygone era of the 20s. The Fitzgerald is a beautiful cocktail den, tucked away in the boho Northern Quarter. Although dedicated to the days of the Prohibition, this place has plenty of booze to keep you entertained on your hen do. In fact, you’ll enjoy a tipsy afternoon tea party – 1920s themed, of course – with two delicious cocktails each.
Amongst the crushed velvet, cut glassware and flickering candles, you can choose Moulin Rouge or The Great Gatsby to screen during the activity.
It’s a Knockout
Forget feeling utterly relaxed on your hen weekend, and prepare to fight for survival in an inflatable costume. Based on the legendary BBC show, It’s a Knockout is an outrageous and hilarious hen activity involving the use of water, foam and those aforementioned inflatables, as well as native wit and cunning.
You’ll be attempting a range of challenges, including the Slippery Summit, Wacky Walters, Fools Gold and Penguin Pursuit, and there’ll even be an opposing team arranged. Not only that, but the costumes you’ll be wearing (and there will be costumes) are originals. It’s a knockout… it is now.
Guest post by Lauren Green of Last Night of Freedom