From throwing your hen do in the Welsh capital Cardiff, to signing your ladies up for a naughty (yet classy!) life drawing session, the Red Star Fancy Dress team have perused the web to bring you some of our favourite blogs, ideas and inspiration from the hen night front lines!

The Cardiff Hen Do Infographic

There are some UK cities which were pretty much built for hen dos. Amongst the best, Cardiff is a real player. Small enough to explore in a day or two, with ridiculously friendly locals, a laid back pace, plenty of nature, a sprinkling of culture, yummy restaurants and yes, plenty of places to drink and dance, the Welsh capital is a cracking town to let your hair down. Oh, and did we mention all the hunky rugby boys?
This infographic from the fabulous UK Girl Thing blog offers lots of ideas that will ensure your Cardiff hen do is simply “lush”. Whether you're unwinding with a glass of something sparkly in the Bay, or shopping until you drop in St David's, there's lots of hen party inspiration to get stuck into here. Don't forget to take your hen party accessories along too!

Forget Strippers, Try Hen Party Life Drawing

xiatHz99From butlers in the buff, to full-on strippers, a traditional hen party wouldn't be a hen party without some risqué male nudity. But sweaty strangers jiggling around isn't everyone's cup of tea. That's why a hen do life drawing session makes for the perfect compromise.

Sophisticated enough to placate the less naughty members of your group, but saucy enough to fulfil your male nudity quota, a life drawing session from companies like Artful Hen Parties could be the ideal halfway house that keeps all of your hens happy! Take a look at the website to find out more about this fun and arty hen night activity!

In Praise of the UK Hen Do


Flying a gaggle of your giggling gal pals across the globe isn't every bride's idea of a good time. Sometimes, the idea of a sun-drenched adventure can be very tempting but, when you consider adding the logistics of a hen do getaway to your huge wedding “to do” list, the whole scheme can seem, well, just too stressful.

This was bride Lydia's experience and, although tempted to get jetset, she made the decision to stay on more familiar shores and compromise with a cottage break in Bath. If you're tossing up and struggling with the “should I stay or should I go” problem – Lydia's blog on the Save the Date website could help you make your final call. Inspiring stuff!

What's your ultimate hen night city in the UK? Are you tempted to travel further afield for your do? Does a hen night life drawing class tickle your fancy? Have your say below.