Liverpool Hen Parties

Liverpool Hen Parties

For the last two years, Liverpool has been a top UK destination for hen parties.  We’ve seen a huge number of hens booking life drawing and hen party dance classes in this vibrant city…  Let’s have a look at just why Liverpool is the first choice for hens.

Liverpool Hen Parties Madame Peaches Hen Parties

  • Scousers are some of the friendliest people that you could meet. We were lucky enough to have a business meeting in Liverpool earlier this year and it really seems that everyone has time for a chat and a bit of banter. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. (You may not understand everything at first – so here’s a handy guide)
  • The beaches.   Liverpool has some pretty amazing beaches.  Just 6 miles North of the city centre – be sure to check out Crosby Beach, home to Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’, an art installation made up of 100 cast-iron, life size statues, known locally as ‘the iron men’. Each statue stands alone, staring out over the sea in silent contemplation.
  • The food. One of the first things on your list should be a proper bowl of scouse. Scouse is short for lobscouse, a dish normally made of lamb/mutton, potatoes, carrot, onion and gravy. Maggie May’s, Thomas Rigby’s and The Baltic Fleet are all worth a visit.
  • Shopping. Shoppers will be in heaven visiting the Liverpool ONE shopping district. From High-Street to High End, you’re sure to find something to suit every taste and every budget. Located at the heart of the city centre, it’s easy to get to by car or public transport.
  • Museums and galleries. Liverpool is famed for its extensive range of arts spaces, with its list of museums and galleries also pretty impressive too. A quick walk around Albert Dock will see you take in the Tate, International Slavery Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum, while some fantastically historic buildings await in Walker Art Gallery and The Oratory.
  • The Beatles. We just wouldn’t be doing our jobs properly if we didn’t add them to this list.

If you’ve picked Liverpool as your hen party destination – check out our fantastic classes available.  We book super central private rooms in top venues and professional instructors to ensure your hen party is amazing!

Life Drawing

Dance classes

Tanalise and Tease


Lip Sync

Body Painting

RuPaul – coming in 2020!

The little things you might have forgotten

There is no doubt about it – planning a hen do can be an all-consuming, responsibility laden job.  You must confirm numbers, manage budgets, gather funds, choose the activities and so much more besides.  It’s not surprising that with so much project management – some of the small touches that can really add so much sometimes get overlooked.

Here are some of our ideas to add some hen party sparkle.

Hangover Kits:

The little things you might have forgotten Madame Peaches Hen Parties

Last month we had the pleasure of booking Lyndsey a hen party Thriller dance class in Liverpool.  She was super organised and shared this cute and thoughtful idea with us.  Lyndsey knew that the Saturday night would be the big party night and with relatives coming all the way from Australia – she also knew the booze would be free flowing!

  • Bottle of water – rehydrate, rehydrate, rehydrate!
  • Sweets – sugar boost!
  • Berocca – scientifically proven to reduce tiredness
  • Face Mask & lip balm– sooth and hydrate
  • Mints – in case you can still taste tequila and kebab
  • Pain killers – take the edge of your headache
  • Mini bottle of Prosecco – in case ‘hair of the dog’ is your handover cure!
  • Hair tie – if you’re feeling really rough
  • Plasters – sort those party blisters

Check out Etsy for loads of cute ideas and if you have the time – why not put together yourself?  The individual items can be picked up cheaply at your local supermarket or discount shop and you’ll have fun choosing little packs and handwriting the name tags.

Hen party name badges

The little things you might have forgotten Madame Peaches Hen Parties

This seems obvious – but it can be a MASSIVE help at the start of a hen do where a lot of the girls don’t know each other.  It really helps to break the ice and get everyone chatting.  Earlier this year, we arranged a Life Drawing class in Edinburgh for Sarah.  Her best friend Jen was the hen and she had a guest list of friends from lots of different locations.  Childhood friends from Inverness, family from Glasgow, Brighton and Newcastle, work friends from Edinburgh, Uni friends from Brighton and the grooms sister from Leicester! Sarah felt that a life drawing class would get everyone giggling and feeling relaxed pretty quickly (she’s right – a hen party life drawing class is the most perfect icebreaker – everyone knows willies are hilarious 😊) but she was still worried about the group gelling as a whole.  We suggested the name badges and this coupled with the life drawing class worked a treat!

Check out Not on the Highstreet for some great ideas that have a classier feel and make a sweet little keepsake.

A memento to bring a tear to a glass eye.

The little things you might have forgotten Madame Peaches Hen Parties

Sometimes you want more than photos to remember the hen do by.  We’ve always loved this idea.  It’s simple and you can do it yourself easily.  You need a frame (The Range do a great selection at low prices), a piece of thick white paper, Felt tips in the colour/s of your choose…and of course a whole load of hens with their lippy on. We also like the idea of each of the hens signing her lips.  If you buy a slightly larger frame & paper, you’d also have room to write a few words too.  This is a truly beautiful idea and something that the hen can keep forever.  Aww.  I’m welling up!

Hen Party Dance Class Ideas

Dance classes are still one of the most popular hen party activities. Ever since we began Madame Peaches back in 2008, the popularity of hen party dance classes has never waned.
Hen Party Dance Class Ideas Madame Peaches Hen Parties

Whether you’re looking for a sexy dance class (Burlesque, Chicago, Beyonce Single Ladies) or a bit of nostalgia (80’s, 90’s, Dolly Parton Line Dancing, Dirty Dancing, Pink Ladies) having a dance class is such an easy way of breaking down barriers and getting all the hens bonding super quick.

Hen Party Dance Class Ideas Madame Peaches Hen Parties

Most hen groups book in for a Saturday afternoon giving themselves times to nip back to their acommodation and get glammed up for their night out. We provide the venue which is always city centre and all your group has to do is turn up and have a good time!
If you are booking before the end of 2018, we are offering 20% off your 2019 hen party – just quote BLACKFRIDAY when booking.

Pole dancing classes in Edinburgh – reasons to give it a spin!

Not only is it a great way to embrace your inner sexiness, but pole classes with Madame Peaches will bring  numerous health benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked. If you want to learn more about the benefits of pole dancing and how it can improve the quality of your life, just read on.

Pole dancing classes in Edinburgh - reasons to give it a spin! Madame Peaches Hen Parties

  1.  It helps you burn calories quickly

Most people in the modern world could stand to lose a few pounds, so any form of exercise is welcome. However, pole dancing taxes the muscles in the entire body and you are always moving – making it a great isometric and cardiovascular exercise wrapped into one. You can burn as many calories in a 30-minute session as you would doing aerobics and calisthenics, and this will lead to significant weight loss over several months.

  1.  It builds your self-confidence

Once you get the basics down and strengthen your muscles a bit, you will quickly begin to develop some serious skills and a body that makes heads turn. Being confident isn’t just about your state of mind – you will actually start to walk tall and improve your posture. Your skills on the pole will translate into real life and you will be able to move with the nimbleness and graciousness of a cat.

  1. You’ll be less stressed out

One of the biggest benefits of pole dancing is actually related to your psychological and emotional health.  When you are stressed, adrenaline starts slowly building up in your body, making you anxious, easily annoyed and depressed. An intense pole dancing session will help you blow out all that adrenaline and cause your body to start producing endorphins, the hormone associated with feelings of euphoria. You will be calmer and happier after a good workout.

Pole dancing classes in Edinburgh - reasons to give it a spin! Madame Peaches Hen Parties

  1.  It will motivate you to work out more

If a workout feels like a chore and you don’t really see any serious progress or you don’t actually pick up any skills that are applicable in real life, then you will quickly lose motivation. Pole dancing develops a strong body, builds stamina and makes you feel sexy. As your skills improve you will be motivated to work harder and harder to nail that nemesis of a move! Our Madame Peaches students are a lovely bunch of girls who go all out to support each other in classes.

  1.  You become more limber

People often forget the importance of joint mobility and flexibility. As you become more limber you will have fewer problems like back pain, a stiff neck and muscle soreness. You will also minimize the risk of sprains and will be able to move more freely. Try our flexibility classes with Louise to really give you a bendy boost!

  1. It’s good for your bones and joints

Joint pain is a serious and persistent issue for many people and women in particular have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. Developing strong bones and connective tissue, along with increasing joint mobility, helps significantly decrease the risk of osteoporosis in women. Since you are not putting huge stress on your joints, as you would if you were running or skipping rope, pole dancing is a very safe form of exercise. Due to the fact that you are constantly strengthening the muscles in your hands by gripping the pole, common repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome can also be avoided.

Pole dancing classes in Edinburgh - reasons to give it a spin! Madame Peaches Hen Parties

  1. It’s good for your heart and blood flow

Pole dancing is as good for your heart as any form of moderate-to-intense aerobic training, and since all the muscles are being engaged at some point, regular exercise promotes blood flow. This is particularly important for women who live a sedentary lifestyle and spend hours sitting in a chair.

  1. You develop greater balance and kinesthetic awareness

Kinesthetic awareness is your brain’s ability to calculate where your body is located in three-dimensional space in relation to other objects around you. When you start performing more complex routines, your kinesthetic awareness increases. This means less chance of injuries due to bumping into stuff. Combined with good balance, increased kinesthetic awareness allows you to avoid nasty common accidents like slipping, falling, and knocking things over and having them fall on your feet, etc.

9. It can help you have an easier time during pregnancy and at childbirth

One of the lesser known benefits of pole dancing is that this form of training can be beneficial if you decide to have a child. Pole dancing develops exceptionally strong back and abdominal muscles, which helps minimize back pain during pregnancy and actually helps you have a smoother and less painful childbirth.

     10. You will be able to fall asleep much easier

Resting is just as important for a healthy body as working out and eating the right food. Unfortunately not many people get enough sleep and most of the time it’s because they just can’t go to sleep. Regular workouts that tax the body, combined with the stretching you do as part of your pole dancing training, will ensure that you get a good night’s sleep every time you hit the hay.

Pole dancing classes in Edinburgh - reasons to give it a spin! Madame Peaches Hen Parties

The benefits of pole dancing aren’t limited to developing a strong body. It can help you improve your mental and emotional health, prevent injuries and increase mobility, as well as give your social and love life a boost by making you more confident and agile. You should definitely give it a try!

Read more about our Edinburgh Pole School  Read more about Pole Dancing Hen Parties

Edinburgh Burlesque Classes – 7 reasons you should try it.

Burlesque dancing may seem frightening and even a little off-putting to some women, but there’s nothing to be afraid of. It’s a wonderful thing that any woman can do, no matter how young or old, big or small, tall or short. If you need a little convincing, here are some reasons you might want to try Burlesque dancing:

1. It’s sexy. First and foremost, burlesque dancing is a celebration of the female sexual nature. It’s not glorifying sex and it’s not objectifying the dancer. It’s glorifying the truly mesmerizing ability that we women have to be beautiful and sexual beings. A burlesque dancer gets on stage and freely shares herself with the audience, and that’s the most powerful feeling in the world.

Edinburgh Burlesque Classes - 7 reasons you should try it. Madame Peaches Hen Parties

  2. Self-Confidence Booster. As I said, burlesque is for all women. There are successful dancers of all shapes and    sizes that bring with them their own unique beauty. Once you’ve owned your dance, you’ll be confident wearing your  skin — and maybe even wearing ONLY your skin if you decide to. That feeling of sexiness will follow you around  everywhere, radiating like a halo of self-assurance that no one can break.

 3. It’s Glamorous. I’m going to be honest, burlesque fashion has always been my favourite. It’s usually a very ’50s  feel, with the winged eyeliner and blood-red lips. That fashion doesn’t just have to be for the stage, though. Wearing a  form-fitting dress and some strappy heels might become as natural and comfortable as wearing pajamas.

4. You’ll be fearless. If you can striptease on a stage, you can do anything. There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than exposing yourself (both physically and emotionally) . Once you’ve done that, asking out the cutie you’ve had your eye on will be no problem.

5. You’ll change for the better.  You’ll notice that there’s a bounce in your step and a twinkle in your eye as you smile. There’s something about Burlesque that changes your whole demeanour. It adds a bit of sauciness and mischief that will make you more interesting to get to know.

Edinburgh Burlesque Classes - 7 reasons you should try it. Madame Peaches Hen Parties 6. You’ll get sexy (er).  Burlesque is like any other form of dance. It takes practice and precision to look good. While  it may not be as intensive as some other dances, it’s still a good workout, but one that’ll tone up the right places and  keep the curves soft and sensual.

 7.  Its just so much fun.  You don’t have to be a professional dancer on stage to enjoy it. If the performance is not  your style, it’s still FUN to play around and be sexy. You’ll meet other fantastic women and choreographing a routine  in front of your bathroom mirror will always be a good time and I defy you to prove me wrong.

Whether you’ll be dancing for a live audience or just for your beau at home, burlesque has something to offer everyone. Our Edinburgh Burlesque Classes give you the opportunity to try something new with like-minded women and a fantastically fun, friendly, curvaceous and talented teacher.

Read more here EDINBURGH BURLESQUE and we hope to welcome you to class soon!

Thanks to Ashley Delgado for your beautiful article 🙂

Top parties for mixed age hen groups

We love hen activities where the group vary in ages.  It’s brilliant to see the generation spanning good time bonding.

Top parties for mixed age hen groups Madame Peaches Hen Parties

You’ve spent time collating your invite list and now it’s time to plan what you’re going to do with everybody!  It’s hard enough to please everyone, but when you have a mixed age group, you’re aware that what might be fun to half the group, will seem a waking nightmare to the other half (Grandma Enid might well love to rub baby oil into the sharply defined abs of Diego the stripper… but you’re not too sure you’d like to see her do it..)

That’s why we wanted to give you a few helpful hints to help you find the perfect activity.

Life Drawing Classes

In our humble opinion, a life drawing art class is the classier option V strippers.  Yes.  There is a naked man, but no orange baby-oiled man bits in your face. We provide all the equipment that you need – A3 paper, thick card on lean on, charcoal, HB pencils, sharpeners and rubbers (just in case!) You can admire the naked form safe in the knowledge that it’s artistic, educational… and from a distance.  On the odd occasion we have even fulfilled requests for the model to keep his knickers on! (We can arrange to suit).  A little bit cheeky and giggly – but basically good clean fun for all the (adult) family.

Time Capsule Dance Classes

Everyone enjoys a blast from the past, but perhaps even more so if you were there first time around. We have dance classes themed around certain periods of time – Jive, Swingin’ 60’s, Disco 70’s and Back to the 80’s.  These dance lessons provide a perfect fancy dress theme (optional!) and use a medley of the best loved tunes from the era that everyone will want to sing and dance along to.  You don’t have to have any skill, our expert instructors will match your pace and make sure everyone feels included as you work to create your group dance masterpiece 🙂

If you’d like to chat to us, please drop us an email or call us on 07941 725754