Glamping hen party tips

tips for a bell tent hen party!

We’ve put together some hints and tips to help you organise your glamping hen party.

You’ll also find a link to an activities sheet with some suggestions from us, and some that have been tried and tested by previous glamping hen parties! 

We set up bell tents for hen parties in Hampshire, The New Forest, Sussex and Surrey. 

From April – September we also have a designated hen camp on the outskirts of the New Forest 

1 | don't fly solo

Grab yourself a wing girl or wing boy.

Sometimes you need someone to bounce ideas with. And sometimes you just need someone to shout with.

Trying to arrange dates that accommodate 20 people is no easy task. It’s near on par with trying to wrestle a toddler into a car seat. 

Anyway, the phrase ‘a load shared is a load halved’ is said for a reason. Split the jobs. Split the stress, and possibly make a new friend if it’s another hen you don’t really know! 

2 | modern technology

Let’s be honest, most of us that check the screen time on our phones are pretty horrified at just how often we spend looking at them. 

With that in mind utilise WhatsApp for a hen party group chat, or Facebook messenger. And if you’ve a member of the group who has managed to avoid both, then there is always the option of a group text message. 

Keeping all the messages in one place makes it easy to check back for reference, and get any important info out to everyone in one go.

3 | Hard cash

It’s the toughest bit. Everyone has different expenses and different pay dates. 

Open an instant access savings account that you can close after the hen party weekend, and give everyone the details so they can pay in gradually and at their leisure. 

Did you know we only take a 25% deposit at booking?

The balance is due 28 days before your hen party – so you have plenty of time to gather in the funds.

4 | Plan plan plan

Don’t leave the food shopping to chance. You will end up with 15 tubs of dip and no milk. 

Do a communal food shop (as an extra tip get everyone to pay a bit extra into your communal bank account to cover the food shop or extras over the weekend). 

If you don’t fancy this, then give everyone a specific list of food to bring. Don’t forget the ice!

Do ask your venue if they are happy for a supermarket delivery to come to site. 

Did you know we also have a range of hampers, stoves, kettles and saucepans available to hire? 

5 | Activity ideas

We’ve started you off with some ideas to keep the group amused over the weekend! 

Friday nights are a good night to ‘stay in’ as it gives people a chance to arrive after work, and also for members of the group who don’t know each other to bond. 

Hen party ideas PDF

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