Manchester Hen Party Ideas

Top Ideas & Themes from Local Experts

No where on the internet will you find so many ideas in one place to inspire the perfect party. It can be so easy to underestimate what is needed to make something extra special and memorable for the bride and her guests. Whether you’re looking for activities, party themes, accommodation or where to go in the city, you’ll find it all here. You can also get more ideas from the hen party advice section of our blog.

Activity Ideas

Top Hen Do Activities in Manchester

There are tonnes of activities on the Stag and Hen website for you to explore – but just to keep things quick and simple (whilst your just looking for inspiration) here’s a run down of some hen party favourites.


Popular hen Party Themes

A bit of advice...

See an idea you like in the Gallery above? Here’s a little more advice and choosing a hen party theme. Sometimes there can be more to consider than you bargained for. Will your party venue allow fancy dress? What age groups will be in your hen party? Sometimes its best to choose a theme that’s quite broad, meaning everyone can have their own fun with it and look amazing!

Sexy – If you’re looking to do something sexy without turning too many heads for the wrong reasons, add a touch of glamour or something classical to the look. Perhaps go as vintage pin-up girls, burlesque dancers or something cheeky like a gang of cheerleaders. These themes really are fun but bear in mind you may have to save some of them them for the evening! You could even book in a dance class to suit the theme e.g. burlesque dance classes & cheerleading. 

Sophisticated – Hosting a glamourous hen party is one of our favourites at Stag and Hen. The dress code is simple, glamourous! For a touch of unity you could all wear a matching hair accessory or feather boas. Hosting a sophisticated weekend can be simple if you just sit back and imagine the luxuries, think: Spa Day, Wine Tasting, Champagne, A Luxury Apartment and VIP locations such as the Milton Club.

Ultra-Simple – For a really easy theme that’s easy for everyone for jump on board with, consider something as broad as a free-for-all Fancy Dress, Silly Hats or Colourful wigs. It sounds simple but trust us you’ll have a barrel of laughs when the relatives show up with pink hair and you can spend the whole day swapping looks. Hats and wigs also tend to be less “extreme” forms of fancy dress, so you can get into more venues during the day and pop them in your bag if necessary.

The Unexpected – Is your bride a bit of a comedian? And is your group not scared of a bit of attention? You and the girls could draw a lot of funny looks if you hit the town in the unexpected e.g. A group of cleaners, prisoners, nannies, teachers or even brides! You could even dress up as the real bride herself with matching wigs and custom masks to show how much you all love her!

Where to stay

Stay Somewhere Perfect

The Right Group Accommodation for your hens

Finding the right accommodation for a group of hens can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for a little luxury. The reason for this is a) availability and b) many places do not allow hen parties, sadly. At Stag and Hen Manchester, we have found the best hen party accommodation and split them into bronze, silver and gold to suit your budget, we can also book you into a Luxury apartment stay.

Here’s some of the apartments below:

Our Featured Apartments

Hints and Tips

Make sure your accommodation:

  • Allows hen parties
  • Is close to transport links
  • Has suitable car parking
  • Is close to convenience stores
  • Has a check-out time that will fit with your plans
  • Allows outside activity providers in
  • Has enough space for your plans
  • Has all the essentials like towels and hairdryers

City Guide

Discover Manchester - We give you the inside scoop!


From humble beginnings Manchester has grown considerably to cement not only its position as the 3rd largest city in the UK but also as the unofficial “Capital of the North”. You will find an abundance of things to do and places to see within the city centre itself during the day as well as in the Greater Manchester Urban Area such as the Trafford Shopping Centre. Development is also continuing to bring further growth to what is already a cosmopolitan and lively place for fun.

Come the evening its “24 hour party people” have over 500 licenced premises in the city centre to choose from that can cope with up to 250,000 visitors at any one time and normally see around 130,000 revellers on a typical weekend night. So you can expect the normal friendly northern welcome.

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All in all it has everything you will require for that Hen party that you will never forget!

As you can see from the above map courtesy of 'Visit Manchester' with so many different areas to choose from this guide could go on for ever but as you will see from the following pages Stag and Hen Manchester has picked out what is relevant to you stags and hens so your weekend goes without a hitch. If you do however need further information on anything at all both in this guide or not, then please just Contact us – we’re here to help.

This guide will help you with information on how best to get to Manchester, what’s there when you arrive, information on best forms of local transport available to use and useful web-links and telephone numbers to help you up to and during your stag or hen weekend. Please also have a look at our image gallery so you can get a flavour of what to expect.

So no more pestering of the organiser for travel information and tips hens! – this guide is here and free for you to use now.


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Every week we write about all things Stag and Hen – from creative party ideas and themes, to what’s going on in the city and your role might entail at the hen party or wedding. Perfect for party organisers, the bridal party and all the hen party guests.