Planning a hen party in Scotland? Put paid to any stress: Flock Events has thrown out the rulebook and we couldn’t be happier about it…
We’ve all been there: so much stress has gone into your mate’s hen that, by the time it rolls around, the thought of it fills you with dread. The passive-aggressive chat in the WhatsApp group, the feigned interest in some unconventional activity (we’ll pass on the axe throwing, thanks), and the financial costs that just never seem to end. Surely, you think, there’s a better way to do hen parties?
That’s where Flock Events comes in. Providing a number of handpicked hen packages across Scotland, Flock can cater for brides who want to party, relax, consume culture, or eat good food.
Founder Kathryn decided to establish the company when she was planning her sister’s hen, finding the existing offerings repetitive and expensive. Instead, she wants to give groups personalised, high-quality experiences for a reasonable price. With prices starting from £135pp, with the option to add on accommodation, the only thing you’ll need to bring is the fizz (or herbal tea).
One such package, The Bohemian Bride, will see you and your pals take over a 15th-century castle (above) in Edinburgh for the weekend. The first night involves grazing boards, wine tasting and bar-hopping, before a Saturday morning spent doing yoga or crafting. A guided reiki session in the afternoon will set you up nicely for the evening ahead: feasting on a three-course meal made by a private chef and playing party games.
“Planning a hen is hard!” sympathises Kathryn. “Bringing everything together whilst also managing payments from everybody takes an incredible amount of time and effort. Our purpose is to make the process easy, while also delivering an incredible trip that forever lives in your memory. We focus on the very best experiences possible, working with accommodation and activity partners that we have tried and tested ourselves.”
Well, we’re in. A classy, affordable hen do, and not a penis straw in sight – who would have thought it!