One of the best things about your friend getting married is the hen night/party (also popularly referred to as the bachelorette party/do), of course knowing she’s going to be spending the rest of her life (hopefully) with the man of her dreams is lovely too. From willy straws to silly games and intimate confessions, I can’t think of a better way to send your best mates off into marriage.
Planning the perfect hen night for your friend can be stressful but if all the bride-to-be ‘s friends are on the same page the end result could be quite epic. Here are my top tips for executing the perfect day or night.
- Make a WhatsApp group- fear not- unlike like the countless WhatsApp groups you’re probably a reluctant member of this one is temporary and will allow you to think up ideas with everyone involved as well work out the logistics of the day. Make sure you include all key members so that nobody is left out and you get maximum help in planning the big day.
- Think of a theme- now this doesn’t have to be anything cheesy and you don’t have to dress up if that’s not the bride-to-be ‘s style. Simply think of all the things the bride-to-be likes and find a way to make the day or night coherent and not confusing. If your bride-to-be is a bit of a gym bunny, why not start the day off with a boot camp and maybe a sports themed bar night out, or even ditch willy straws for dumbbell décor- lol you see where I’m going with this.
- Once you’ve decided on a theme and secured a venue (friend’s house, outdoors, hotel etc.) make a list of all the things you need for the number of girls coming, be practical and be exciting, make sure everyone leaves with a goody bag filled with fun things (sweets, condoms, nail kits- anything you can think of). Make sure that you also set out a budget so that you don’t go too wild on the spending!
- Play games- the internet is teeming with bridal shower/hen night games. All you need to do is google ‘hen party’ or ‘bachelorette party’ games and you will be bombarded with a plethora of amazing games. Be mindful of the crowd, if the bride-to-be has her mum/aunt’s or even more conservative friends around you should potentially leave the …ahem …not so tasteful games for a more private affair!
- Involve the groom! – and by that I don’t mean invite him to the actual event. One of the most popular games at any hen do is the ‘how well do you know the groom’ game. Ask him interesting, probing and downright silly questions and watch the bride-to-be squirm in her seat. A forfeit for every question unanswered or answered incorrectly is always fun! Also be creative find ways of incorporating future hubby into the day if it fits well with everything else.
- Have fun! If things don’t go to plan, people cancel or the balls fall off the willy cake, fret not! Sod all the rules, down the champers and have a laugh. A hen night is something every bride to be wants to enjoy and it’s a time for her nearest and dearest to show her how much they love and care about her.
As always hope you enjoyed this post!