Planning a hen party ? This is a big responsibility and without putting too much pressure on the organiser, the brides last night of freedom depends on this one night going well. You want this hen’s night to go down in history for all the right reasons !
Key points to consider,
As it’s the Brides night check with her about the type of night. / weekend she would like. No point bringing out all the “adult toys” if this is not the type of bride she is. No harm in adding some surprises but respect her wishes.
It is important to plan the party well in advance. Ensuring all of your guests are available and will give you enough time to create an unforgettable party. Choose a date and stick to it. If you give enough notice than most people will be available but regardless of how much notice you give people there will always be guest who can’t make it.
This is always a grey area. The “fun” party is not always suitable for the mother-in law, aunts & grandmothers. So have two. One for the older generation & one for the younger one.
Remember to include transport, accommodation, meals and day-time activities as well as night-time fun and frolics.
The traditional hens night / weekends consists of the following – few drinks ,nice meal, night on the town / club & over night stay and if you’re the adventurous type there are lots of fun day time activities you can do.
Day time activities
There are dozens of different activities you can do during the day to add a bit of fun to the party. Below are just one of the ideas we came across. When choosing an activity bear in mind the different personalities in the party but don’t be afraid to push people outside their comforts zone.
Take a dance class, dance the afternoon away with salsa, burlesque or even pole dancing
or have a great laugh with the Paint a nude class available from Henparty.ie
Paintball, you don’t have to be a guy to try this & find it great fun.
A make-up class where you can learn some new tricks from a professional
Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery & a Target practise
Photo Shoot, feel like the celebs & get your make-up and hair done and the pictures will be fab.
Vintage Tea Party,
For the more adventurous try Zip-it an action packed tree line, zip wire, hair raising, nose bleed inducing, woodland adventure. Zipit.com
Spa experience & relaxation all the way. Heritage @ Killinard
Cocktail making master class
Murder mystery adventure
Booze cruise staying near the coast or on the Shannon
Night at the dogs
whatever you decide to do make it a party that your bride will remember forever 🙂
Happy wedding planning from all our Simply Elegant Cakes