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Our Hen Party Treasure Hunt Experience with Hunt Fun

If you are looking for something a bit different for your hen or stag party then a Hunt Fun treasure hunt is a really fun daytime activity.

I recently organised my sister’s hen weekend in Bath. There was a group of ten of us, and some girls knew each other and some had never met before. I wanted to find an activity for the Saturday daytime that would be fun, different, would have everyone involved and that no one would have done on a hen party before. We could have gone for a soak in Bath Spa, but I had other plans.

Whilst searching for fun activities in Bath, I came across Hunt Fun, who organise treasure hunts across the county. To be honest, I did wonder if the girls would want to walk around Bath with a map and clipboard. However, Hunt Fun is different to the traditional treasure hunts you might be picturing right now.

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GPS Treasure Hunts

Hunt Fun offers GPS treasure hunts in over 200 cities and towns across the UK. There are many different themes you can choose from; hen or stag, 80’s retro, sport, spies and more. The questions are then tailored for your event and city.

We chose the hen party treasure hunt theme. As well as general knowledge questions we had questions about celebrity couples, and even had to find something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

As the hunt is on GPS it’s fully interactive, so you use your phone or tablet instead of a clipboard.

Hunt fun treasure hunt features

Each team logs into the account created for your event. All teams have the same questions dotted around the city/town so you can go off in any direction to find them. The questions are marked on the map in little circles, and if you want to play with a ‘winning’ strategy (this activity really showed who the competitive ones are!) there are different coloured circles, each with different point scores (i.e. the gold ones are worth more points than the bronze ones). During the hunt there are also some ‘selfie’ questions where you have to take a selfie as your answer.

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Bake with a Legend baking hen party workshop

Hen Party Workshops – Exciting and Creative Activities

Forget about primping and preening with a relaxing hen weekend… it’s time to get crafty. There are a whole load of exciting and creative hen party workshops where you can learn or hone a skill – with the addition of naked men, of course. Lauren of Last Night of Freedom rounds them all up.

Bake with a Legend

Get ready to lovingly erect your buns and conquer the dreaded soggy bottom on your hen do.

Bake with a Legend baking hen party workshop

That’s right – this is baking, GBBO style, with our Bake with a Legend activity. Our all-new and exciting hen party activity will take you on a doughy journey – inspired from the hit TV show.

You’ll bake with former (and legendary, hence the name) contestants of the programme. We’re not talking minor stars. Howard Middleton, the unsuspecting victim of custard gate and Bake Off memes. Paul Jagger, the creator of the world-famous lion in bread (rendering Paul Hollywood speechless…). Ian Cumming, the runner up of season six. Glenn Cosby, renowned for his supersize baking talents. Those are just some of your expert teachers. You’ll even get a glass of Prosecco, snacks throughout the class and prizes for Star Baker. On your marks, get set, bake!

Graffiti Workshop

Get out and paint the streets of London (not literally) on your hen party with a graffiti workshop.

Graffiti Hen Party Workshop

With this activity, anything goes. Channel your inner Banksy and get creative (and covered) as you learn spray paint and stencil techniques under the guidance of an expert (not Banksy – our contacts only stretch so far).

You’ll produce your own masterpiece and go on a whirlwind tour of East London’s infamous street art, seeing work from the likes of Banksy (him again), Shepard Fairey, Invader and Jimmy C.

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Tequlia Rose Shots

Tequila Rose Cocktails and Cupcakes

It’s not often we share ideas for drinks, but today we’d like to introduce you to Tequila Rose. If you haven’t tried it before, you must! Tequila Rose is a unique blend of strawberry flavour cream liqueur and premium Mexican tequila, and it’s SO good!

A Perfect Hen Party Drink

If you are looking for a special drink for your hen party, or even your wedding (maybe for the evening as it might be a little much for the daytime), then this might be the tipple you are looking for.

Tequlia Rose Shots

I’m partial to a strawberry liqueur (usually in a cocktail), but I’m not usually a fan of tequila… however, I loved Tequila Rose!

I recently organised my sister’s hen party (feature coming soon) and I was sent a bottle of Tequila Rose to try; what better way to try it than with a group of hens! It’s a pretty pink colour, which was perfect for our hen party theme. It also made a really nice change from the wine and bubbles.

Tequila Rose Cocktails

Tequila Rose is a beautiful drink on its own (it’s too good to down in one; this one is a ‘sipping’ shot!), but it’s also really good in a cocktail.

Tequila Rose Cocktails - Wild Rose

Try these delicious Tequila Rose cocktails…

Wild Rose

  • 0.75 oz. Tequila Rose
  • 0.75 oz. Irish Cream
  • 0.75 oz. Vanilla Flavoured Vodka
  • Serve on the rocks in a short glass

Sexy Strawberry Cocktail

  • 1 Shot of Tequila Rose
  • Half Shot of Vanilla Flavour Vodka
  • Add ice, shake and strain into a Martini glass

You can see more recipes here.

Tequila Rose Cupcakes

Another fabulous way to enjoy Tequila Rose is to create some yummy cupcakes. Again, these are great for hen parties as they have a natural pink colour (or you could change the colour of the icing by adding a colouring).

Tequila Rose Cupcakes

This delicious recipe is by Baking Bar

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 150g Butter
  • 150g Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (or other flavour)
  • 1tsp Tequila Rose
  • A few drops of colouring (optional)
  • 150g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp Milk

Buttercream Frosting

  • 450g Icing Sugar
  • 110g Butter
  • 0.5tsp Salt
  • 2tbsp Tequila Rose
  • A few drops of colouring (optional)
  • 1tbsp Milk (optional)

To Make the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and pale.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Fold in the vanilla extract, Tequila Rose and any colouring (if required).
  6. Sieve the flour into the cupcake batter and add the two tablespoons of milk. Fold the ingredients together, but do not over-stir.
  7. Place tablespoons of the cupcake batter into cupcake cases.
  8. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cupcakes spring back when pressed lightly.
  9. Place on a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

To Make the Buttercream Frosting

When the cupcakes are cool you can begin making the frosting.

  1. In a large bowl beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Then gradually add the icing sugar a little at a time. You may want to use a wooden spoon to cream this icing sugar with the butter or you will end up in a cloud of icing sugar if you use the electric mixer.
  3. Add the Tequila Rose and salt at this stage to help bring the mixture together.
  4. Now you can move back to using an electric mixer (if the mixture is still very stiff add 1tbsp of milk). Add any colouring (if required) and beat on a medium / high speed for around 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
  5. You can add more icing sugar or more milk to change the consistency slightly if you wish. The consistency will vary slightly depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

These cupcakes are perfect for weddings, parties, hen parties, or just because you love them!

I’m pretty sure that Tequila Rose is going to be your new obsession this year (it’s certainly mine!). You can find out more on their Facebook page

Cheers!

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Lane7 Newcastle Hen Party Activity

The Best Newcastle Hen Party Activities

The spectacular homeland of Geordie Shore, Newcastle Brown Ale and the North’s finest nightlife. Newcastle was, rightfully so, top of the most popular hen party destinations in 2016. Last Night of Freedom, stag and hen experts and resident Geordies, are super proud of the city. Lauren rounds up the best Newcastle hen party activities.

Geordie Shore Makeover

Your Newcastle hen weekend is about to get even more glam… with a Geordie Shore makeover.

Geordie Shore Makeover Newcastle Hen Party Activity

This gorgeous city is the holy land of bouncy hair and big lashes, and this luxurious makeover session will prepare you for a weekend in The Toon. The Geordie Shore girls don’t leave the house without primping and preening, and there won’t be any hens looking less than perfect on our watch.

This beautiful salon, located right in the centre of Newcastle, has styled the stunning Geordie Shore girls, as well as everyone’s favourite Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffat. You’ll get a professional hair stylist and make-up artist taking care of you, and you can even bring your own Prosecco to toast to a fab hen weekend.

Lane7

Forget your childhood games of bowling, this is 21st century bowling.

Lane7 Newcastle Hen Party Activity

Lane7 is a concept unique to Newcastle – and a hugely popular one at that. The American diner-style venue, dedicated to the games of the past, features an uber-cool bowling alley, ping pong and beer pong tables, arcade games and a sweet karaoke room to boot. It has combined all this with a gastro pub, serving delicious food inspired from Murica.

Lane7 boasts an unrivalled atmosphere, as well as classic cocktails and Hooch (for those feeling super retro). We’ll arrange your bowling game, buffet and drink.

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Newcastle - Most Popular Hen Party Destinations of 2016

Most Popular Hen Party Destinations of 2016

Last Night of Freedom has over 25,000 stag and hen weekends under their belt, and 2016 was the biggest year yet. As it has drawn to a close, Lauren Green rounds up the most popular hen party destinations of 2016.

1. Newcastle

The undisputed northern nightlife hub has clinched the top spot for the second year in a row.

Newcastle - Most Popular Hen Party Destinations of 2016

Newcastle‘s cosmopolitan centre can be split into several exciting and alluring drinking districts, including the illustrious Diamond Strip (better known for its stint on Geordie Shore), the Quayside overlooking stunning attractions on the river bank and the opulent Grey Street.

This wonderful city even features one of the UK’s biggest shopping centres, the world-famous Metrocentre. Plus, with so many fabulous Newcastle hen party activities it’s little wonder that this city is firmly in the heart of our hens.

2. Dublin

Delicious Dublin is lively and, quite frankly, outrageous.

Dublin - Most Popular Hen Party Destinations of 2016

A never-ending party of iconic and boozy attractions, including the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Whiskey to name but a few. For this, Dublin has retained the coveted second spot for another year.

Of course, special mention goes to the legendary Temple Bar. It’s Dublin’s most famous son and home to a huge amount of traditional pubs, swish bars and clubs that don’t stop until dawn. The Fair City thoroughly deserves its title.

3. London

After a fourth place finish in 2014 and 15, London has made it into the top three most popular hen party destinations of 2016.

London - Most Popular Hen Party Destinations of 2016

Landan Taan has seen a whole new wave of activities take centre stage. From the likes of a WAH Nail masterclass and a London Bus afternoon tea, to a graffiti workshop in East London and a cocktail class at the A-list haunt, Juju. Plus, it has stolen the crown of marvellous Marbs.

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