Weddings can be very stressful for the people planning it, and the surrounding the happy couple. But there are few real big moments to wind down. One of them being the Hen party. Although many people think the idea of a hen party is a little old fashioned, you can call it whatever you want.
Planning a party where you can drink, dance and relax with your friends is a really big deal. And it doesn’t have to be jetting off to las vegas type of thing. It can be the bubbles and bridesmaid robes type. Either way, it is about being together and having fun.
Date & People
This is a significant one. If it is too early, the gap between the fun and the wedding might seem a little bit too long. If the time difference is too close, a nasty hangover might impinge on the day. So try and pick a date where there is around a week left before the big day. To account for the hangover or if you have had a face mask pamper night that skin purge that often follows.
The people bit is crucial because you might not know that you have to invite Sarah – the third cousin removed, and you might accidentally invite Judy from work who no one really likes. So just ask – who should be there.
Most one night parties won’t come in too expensive – and you need to decide who is covering all of the food and drinks. If you are having a small gathering in someone’s house, then you are going to be able to keep costs super low. If you are opting for a spa, then you might like to ask people to pay for their own packages – or all pool in to get the best deal. The more DIY and group deals you can get, the cheaper it will be overall.
If you are going to be having alcohol, then you should really think about the distance that people will need to travel. You might choose to go local or go somewhere abroad. If some of the members of the party have children or work commitments, then you might need to reconsider those plans. On some occasions, the most critical people won’t be able to make the plans so really consider if you want to arrange something where the nearest and dearest can’t arrive.
You have made it to the final stages – and now you can put together something special. Think about the person in questions, what have they done for you in the past, what makes them such a great person? Could you make them something that will hold sentimental value for them? Think about the little extras too, like sashes, crowns, disposable or instant camera, the little touches that might feel cheesy but are a staple of the hen party.
When you have all of the photos from the evening, even if it was an in house pamper party – put them all together in a small album and give them to her after the wedding.