27 Sep 2018
Hen Do Ideas - Fully Catered Activity Weekend | Near Gleneagles Perthshire

Hen-do heaven – enjoy a fully catered activity weekend

Your long-awaited Hen Weekend has arrived, your bag is packed and all that’s left to do is to get yourself to Alexander House – it couldn’t be simpler!

Host Sam will be there to organise everything, from all of the catering to every activity you’re planning to try. Isn’t that bliss compared to having had to spend months pulling together a weekend itinerary and then worrying the entire time that something will go wrong or you may have forgotten one vital thing?

Time to let your hair down

The fun starts from the moment you arrive at Alexander House. We will be ready to welcome you with a few glasses of perfectly chilled fizz. Check out the amazing views Alexander House has to offer, settle into your rooms and then head to the kitchen for a relaxed buffet supper based around your choice of Turkish mezze, Italian or Indian food. There’s no cooking, no clearing away, we take care of it all! Once dinner is over you can feel right at home, playing your favourite music or maybe a few games to get the party started before turning in for a good night’s sleep.

The adventure starts here

We’re not running a boot camp, so breakfast is served from the civilized time of 9.30am. Setting you up nicely for the day ahead you can enjoy a few hours chilling, maybe take a dip in the outdoor pool or soak in the hot tub, before the activities start.

On the activities front the world – well, Alexander House and the fabulous Scottish surrounds – is your oyster! The choices are endless, with plenty to do either onsite or nearby. Try white water rafting, kayaking, river duckies, take aim with clay pigeon shooting or archery, or learn bushcraft skills. You provide the transport and we’ll send you off with a delicious picnic to enjoy while you’re offsite.

Perthshire Hen Do Ideas - Spalsh White Water Rafting

 

Returning to Alexander House late afternoon, we’ll have a scrumptious homemade cake ready to enjoy with tea or coffee and you’ll have plenty of time to dress up for the evening, so don’t forget to pack your little black dress and sparkly shoes. Pre-dinner canapés are served in the Drawing Room, which is the perfect setting for selfies and group photos – especially if you’ve chosen the option to have a Murder Mystery Dinner and everyone is dressed in fabulous costumes!

Dinner is served

Hen Do Ideas - Fully Catered Activity Weekend | Near Gleneagles Perthshire

You then enjoy a three-course dinner served promptly at 8pm in the Dining Hall. Food menus are tailored for your stay and prepared freshly onsite.

Hen Do Ideas - Fully Catered Activity Weekend | Near Gleneagles Perthshire

Hen Do Ideas - Fully Catered Activity Weekend | Near Gleneagles Perthshire

Hen Do Ideas - Fully Catered Activity Weekend | Near Gleneagles Perthshire

After dinner, settle down in the Drawing Room for teas, coffees and a selection of petits fours – also the Murder Mysteries final cut will have played out and the question of whodunnit will be revealed!

Hen Do Ideas - Fully Catered Activity Weekend | Near Gleneagles Perthshire

Now it’s time to fall into bed…

Chillax!

And so to Sunday. Why not simply cosy up in your complimentary white fluffy dressing gowns and head down for a late morning brunch served in the kitchen. With no need to rush off just yet, turn on the tunes and chillax. With snacks and all food provided there’ll be plenty of leftovers to tuck into if you’re feeling peckish. Don’t forget to grab those last-minute selfies or group shots and enjoy a farewell glass of bubbly before leaving around 4pm.

As one of our recent Hen parties described their catered stay at Alexander House, it’s like having a special Hen fairy who is always there to make sure the entire weekend is a magical time!

Fancy being totally spoiled?

Book a fully catered weekend for your hen party and let us do all the hard work. For more details or to make a booking at Alexander House call us on 01764 680205 or check our website for more details.

03 Aug 2018
Hen Do Ideas - DIY Spa Weekend

Hen Do Ideas: Pampered hens are happy hens – treat yourself to a DIY Spa!

Finally, your Hen weekend at Alexander House, the weekend you’ve been planning for so long, is about to happen! All that’s left to do is to pack a bag, get yourselves here and enjoy your stay. Relax, have fun, celebrate your friends and particularly the bride-to-be. At Alexander House you can forget the normal 9-to-5, unwind in the hot tub, take a dip in the pool, feast your eyes on the magnificent surrounding scenery, have another glass of bubbly, and probably never want to leave!

Hen Do Ideas - DIY Spa Weekend

Make Alexander House your personal spa

Hen weekends are all about indulgence. And what could be better than a little bit of pampering! The DIY Spa at Alexander House is perfect for hens who want to make their weekend even more special. Book a pamper hamper and we’ll have a fantastic hamper of goodies ready and waiting for you to discover and try. The hamper includes everything you need for an indulgent beauty experience – such as mini facials and hand, nail and foot treatments – and all products are salon quality. It takes about three hours to use all the treatments, so cosy up in your complimentary fluffy gowns, put on some chill-out music and indulge. Switching off phones is highly recommended – albeit there will be a few good selfie moments, just don’t spoil your nails!

Hen Do Ideas - DIY Spa Weekend

Hen Party Themes

If your hen weekend has a theme and you want to extend that to the DIY spa, just let us know. We’ve had all sorts of requests, from beach babes to Hawaiian goddess, and can tailor the contents of your pamper hamper accordingly. The pamper hamper is available for groups of 15 or more.

Fancy being pampered?

For more details or to make a booking at Alexander House, call us on 01764 680205 or check availability now.

10 Nov 2017

Make your Hen Do a Pool Party!

Pool parties are a great idea for Hen parties, which makes Alexander House the ideal venue!

Stay with us for the weekend and you have full use of our heated pool. Should the weather decide to be unkind you can still have plenty of fun under the retractable glass cover.

Hen Party Ideas | Pool Party | Inflatables

Float to your hearts content…

Don’t forget to plan your party theme and prepare ahead. We find that inflatables are a must for any discerning Hen pool party and ladies who love to lounge and float around with a cocktail in one hand. A trawl of the Internet is bound to throw up fun floats to suit your theme – from pineapples and donuts to swans and unicorns.

No party is complete without some tunes!

Put together a great playlist of girlie favourites – maybe ask each guest to choose songs that have relevance to her relationship with the Hen, you’ll end up with a fabulous and eclectic mix of music. Props for photo opportunities are also a good idea – now is not the time to wear your Prada sunglasses, go crazy with fun glasses and top off with flower crowns for everyone. You’ll be in and out of the pool, so personalised robes are a really nice touch. Tie them into your theme by choosing an appropriate colour or get personalised ones with your names or pool party ‘persona’?!

Planning to give everyone a keepsake from the Hen do? Forget paper bags, send them off with a child’s beach bucket full of goodies.:-)

Need ideas for your pool party theme?

How about one of these:

Go Moroccan
A great idea if your Hen loves to travel and makes for a very stylish look. Jazz up the pool area with rugs and scatter cushions and have metal lanterns ready for nightfall.

White Out
The celebs love white parties, so how can you possibly go wrong! Make all of your accessories white, get the girls to dress in white – it’ll be très sophistiqué!

Hot like Hawaii
Dress up in grass skirts and leis, put flowers in your hair, inflatable palm trees around the poolside and plan some cool cocktails.

Beach Club
Put up the sun umbrellas, fire up the barbie, fill the pool with beach balls, make sure you have the Beach Boys playing on a loop.

Bond Girls
Dress as glam as you can for in the pool and on the terrace, serve Martinis – shaken not stirred!

Why not check out our Hen Pool Party Pinterest Board for some accessories and theming ideas!

Ready to book your Hen pool party at Alexander House? Check out our availability or for more details give us a call on 01764 680205.

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08 Jul 2017
Mobile Wedding Prosecco & Gin Bar

Wedding Drinks – A Little Ginspiration!

A whole new meaning to ‘Pimping your Prosecco’

‘Pimping your Prosecco’ is a concept that has been around for a while, especially at weddings and special events, it looks great, tastes great and adds a fun DIY element. Although we still love a simple glass of Prosecco straight up, the ever-increasing options of things to add to your glass of bubbles is just to tempting to resist.

Where do you start?

Simply with fruit and garnishes, edible glitter and flowers or go all out with crazy colour, bursting bubbles and moving swirls from Popaball.

We have to say that by far our favourite option, and we think all our fellow ginthusiasts will agree, is the growing selection of fruity and floral infused gins which when combined with our other favouirte (of course!), Prosecco, make some fab wedding day cocktails. ENJOY!

Mobile Wedding Prosecco & Gin Bar | Tipple in a TukTuk

Here are Tipple in a Tuk Tuk’s Top 5 Gin & Prosecco Wedding Cocktail Ideas to raise your tipple to the next level…

1. The Gin Bothy – Strawberry infused liqueur

Summer in a glass, made with fresh Angus and Perthshire berries in the award winning Gin Bothy. Simply pour 15ml of strawberry gin into a flute; top up with Prosecco; finish with a strawberry slice and a couple of mint leaves.

Wedding Drinks | Gin Cocktails | Gin Bothy Strawberry & Prosecco

2. Strathearn Heather Rose

Turn your Prosecco to a delicate blush pink with a shot of Strathearn’s Heather Rose Gin and just for fun float a couple of rose petals or raspberries on the top.

Wedding Drinks | Gin Cocktails | Strathearn Heather Rose Gin & Prosecco

3. Boë – Peach & Hibiscus Gin Liqueur

For an exotic touch to your cocktail set up, try the tongue tingling Boë Bellini – a shot of Boë Peach & Hibiscus gin liqueur topped with Prosecco, and garnish with a peach slice.

Wedding Drinks | Gin Cocktails | Boë Peach & Hibiscus & Prosecco

4. Solway Spirits – Raspberry Ripple Gin Liqueur

A true micro distillery, producing only 50 bottles a batch – this Raspberry Ripple Gin is the perfect addition to your glass of fizz, and add a whole raspberry to finish this off.

Wedding Drinks | Gin Cocktails | Solway Spirits Raspberry Ripple Gin Liqueur & Prosecco

5. Edinburgh Gin – Elderflower Liqueur

Made from freshly picked elderflowers Edinburgh Gin’s Elderflower liqueur goes beautifully in a glass of Prosecco, with a slice of cucumber or green apple to garnish.

Wedding Drinks | Gin Cocktails | Edinburgh Gin Elderflower Liqueur & Prosecco

We hope you like Tipple in a TukTuk’s Gincredible Top 5. We do at AH and plan to road test a few of these ourselves very soon! 🙂

PS If you love Gin don’t forget we offer Gin Tasting Experiences here at AH and it’s a great idea for your Hen Do too!

Mobile Wedding Prosecco & Gin Bar

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31 May 2017

Perthshire Hen Do Ideas – Gin Tasting

This activity idea is incredibly popular with our AH guests and the great team at Strathearn Distillery create a fun and interactive Gin Tasting Experience. Perfect for Hen Do weekends and also those big birthday celebrations too!

Gin Tasting Experience | Perthshire Hen Do Ideas

Strathearn Distillery, near the village of Methven in Perthshire, is probably Scotland’s smallest distillery. The great team there produce a range of spirits including hand-crafted, artisan single cask, single malt whisky by using traditional methods and ideas. They also distil a range of premium gins which are now widely marketed across Scotland and beyond.

Learn how gin is made…

The Gin Tasting Experience starts with some background on gin and how it is made with various botanicals to give each one it’s unique flavour and aromas.

Gin Tasting Experience | Perthshire Hen Do Ideas

Gin Tasting Experience | Perthshire Hen Do Ideas

Then you get to sample the gins themselves!

You will try various gins with different tonics and garnishes like juniper berries, cucumber, mint, lemon, lime or orange slices  – to create a surprisingly different end drinks.

Which one will be your favourite?

This is the really fun bit! Then rate your gins to find your personal favourite. 🙂 Only one can be hard to choose!!

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Gin Tasting Session = £65 per person

3 hours of gin knowledge, gin tasting, with what remains of the Strathearn Distillery gins are left with you to enjoy later in the day! (min 8, max 21 guests)

Cheers!

Gin Tasting Experience | Perthshire Hen Do Ideas

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07 Apr 2017
Perthshire Hen Do Offer - Spalsh Rafting Perthshire

Perthshire Hen Do Ideas – With a Splash!

A guest blog post from Robb at Team Splash

What a fantastic place to have your hen do / hen party weekend. We love recommending Alexander House to our Hen Do clients. Why? Because we know them, we know the staff and we know the passion they have for their customers, they are local and not to mention that Alexander House really does have everything a hen party could possibly want or need!

FYI, I am a rough rugged outdoors loving male so I just had to check with my wife before continuing, and she confirmed with an excited nod and a smile that luxurious fluffy dressing gowns, butler poured Prosecco, relaxing, rejuvenating facials, a lavish bubbling hot tub and a personal swimming pool, is indeed the sort of thing she would want on a hen do. She gave me the thumbs up, she smiled and hinted that she needs some Alexander House level pampering in her life. Hint taken.:-)

Now these are just some of the fantastic options provided by Alexander House, however they have also teamed up with excellent local providers like ourselves and others to offer you many more options, allowing you to really tailor your hen do to your hen’s desires and needs.

All you need to bring is that party vibe (I’m sure you will!) and you are guaranteed to have the best hen party ever, as the hen or as one of the group.

Perthshire Hen Do Ideas - Spalsh White Water Rafting

We at Splash White Water Rafting offer the Yin to Alexander Houses Yang, we are the outdoors adrenaline to balance the relaxation and pampering. We offer a range of adrenaline fueled activities from white water rafting, white water bugs (small one person rafts – great fun), paintball, abseiling, climbing, canyoning and more. Have a look at the videos below to get a feel for what we do.

Perthshire Hen Do Ideas - Spalsh White Water Rafting

What could be better than waking up to a full cooked breakfast after a night of hot tub and Prosecco and to know that you and the girls have an excellent day of white water rafting ahead! Nothing could be better, let me assure you! 🙂

Perthshire Hen Do Ideas - Spalsh White Water Rafting

***SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALEXANDER HOUSE – HEN DOS***

We have teamed up with Alexander House and we will offer any hen group who books up for some of our excellent activities, that  the hen will go free!

Be it a half day or a full day of activities with rafting and canyoning or rafting and paintball or climbing and bugs – the hen will go free. Just quote “Alexander House “ when you’re making the booking.

Perthshire Hen Do Offer - Spalsh Rafting PerthshireFree activities for the Hen – awesomeness!

 

 

Thanks for reading and whatever you chose have the most excellent of hen dos.

Happy Hen Dos!
From Team Splash

To book your adventures with Splash White Water rafting, call our office on 01887 829706 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week or email: [email protected]

Our activities

Rafting the River Tummel

Rafting the River Tay

River Bugs

Canyoning

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