>The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival is a comedy festival held every summer in Kilkenny City. The festival is known worldwide, and it is Ireland's annual craic pilgrimage. It is usually held over the first weekend in June every year however this year it has been postponed due to the global pandemic.
Being the maid of honour / best woman comes with a lot of responsibilities including the HEN PARTY! The goal is to plan the best possible hen party for the cheapest prices, however, it does come with its headaches and annoyances, from trying to ensure everyone is booked, trying to receive payments from the group and making sure everyone has an absolute ball!
Kilkenny city has become a very popular stag party destination in the last couple of years. This month, we are looking into why you should consider the famous hurling county as an ideal location for your big weekend! The reasons for its popularity are the endless amount of stag activities, a wide range of accommodation options as well as lots of pubs and restaurants to avail of. There's no need to have your stag do in Carlingford, or Dublin or Carrick-on-Shannon. Instead try Kilkenny, it is perfect.
You have the honour of organising a Hen Party to remember, but there’s just one problem – you have no idea where to start! Well don’t worry because we’ve put together a list of fun, quirky and completely unique Hen Party ideas. Read on for the very best hen party ideas in Kilkenny. A hen party male model, a dance, perfect for mixed ages, and the very best unique hen party ideas. Even the mother of the bride is invited.
1. Afternoon Tea
What better way to start your classy Hen Do than with a relaxing visit to a beautiful tea room in the city centre and just a stones throw away from Kilkenny Castle and all the best shopping spots. You’ll fall in love with the handmade pastries, cakes and sandwiches along the banks of the River Nore. If you’d like something a little stronger don’t worry! A glass of bubbly will go down a treat with the Hens.
We think that this a great way to start off a Hen, get everyone together and toast the bride before heading out. A classic example of a great idea for a hens party.
2. Cocktail Class
The perfect fun and exciting Hen Party activity. Learn how to make all the classics from a professional mixologist. From a mojito to a cosmopolitan you’ll learn them all! Why not go off script and try to come up with the next hit (Or miss!) cocktail by mixing and matching flavours?
We’d really recommend this as a fun hen party activity for all types of groups.
3. Dance Class
Another great Hen Party idea where The Bride can learn some new moves for the night ahead at their own pace in a relaxed and fun dance studio. From the rumba to the waltz, you’ll learn all the styles with a professional dance instructor.
Work up a sweat – or not! The Hen Party dance class is fun-filled and for all ages. It’s perfect if the Hen includes the mother of the bride, or grandmother. Get ready to dance to some of those unforgettable cheesy hits on your Hen Party to remember!
4. Paint a Nude!
When your looking for the perfect way to start the night out this is always a good place to start! Sure, this might be a classy Hen Party you’re aiming for – but everyone enjoys a giggle. So why not organise a Paint a Nude class?
This is such a unique and fun Hen activity for all those creative brides-to-be out there. Get your pencils in hand, settle down, and blush your way through the evening as you sketch or paint a nude male model! Truely a great hen party idea in Ireland.
Sometimes you just have to let it all out. This is where Splatball really comes in handy! It’s a low impact Paintball that has all the excitement, but none of the bruising. Get some friendly competition going between the Hens and team up to see who comes out on top.
With the lighter equipment and smaller courses Splatball injects some heart-pumping excitement into the Hen Party, but still leaves you with plenty of energy to get through the night! An exciting and fun Hen Party activity for the adventurous or sports loving Hen.
So there you have it, five fun and unique Hen Party ideas! Of course there’s lots more to do in Kilkenny for your Hen Do – to see even more Hen Party specific activities head over to our Package Builder. Or if you’d like to call we can suggest some personalised activities and games for your Hen Party.