Tips for a Hen Night to End All Hen Nights
A hen night is a perfect chance to show the bride-to-be the time of her life. With the right venue, theme and hen night party accessories, she’ll never forget her big night (probably!)
Planning a hen party can be a lot of fun, but it can also be hard work. Trying to choose an activity that the bride-to-be will love, organising a venue, choosing hen accessories and inviting the right guests can be challenging. Luckily, these handy tips will make sure that you arrange a hen night to remember.
Tips For Getting Started
The first thing you need to do is organise a date for the celebration. Avoid choosing a day too close to the wedding itself – around four to six weeks before the ceremony would be a good time. You should also take care to give the invitees plenty of notice so that they can arrange accommodation, transport, babysitters, and, of course, the right outfit!
Make sure that the bride-to-be is the focus of your event. What would she actually like to do? Just because you think that a traditional pub crawl with strippers would be your ideal night out doesn’t mean that she’ll enjoy it. Tailor the occasion to her preferences and interests, and don’t forget that the guests could be made up of a diverse collection of individuals, including different age groups and cultures.
Timing is key to a well-planned hen night. You’ll want to make sure that everyone stays occupied and has a fun-filled time, but you’ll also want to avoid planning too many activities so that everyone feels rushed and stressed. Remember, your guests will need plenty of time for preparation and transport. Keep it relaxed!
Dealing With Costs
One of the most stressful elements of arranging a hen party can be dividing up the costs and arranging deposits and payments. Remember that not all guests may be able to afford a luxurious mini-break, so keeping a close eye on the budget is essential.
Remember to include all of the associated costs in the total price that you tell the guests as they won’t want the stress of having to pay for a lot of extras on the day. It’s also very important to be completely transparent from the start about costs – your guests will want to know what they’re getting for their money. It’s always sensible to ask for a little extra per head just to cover any unexpected expenses. You could always spend any spare money on drinks on the day of the party.
Getting Down To Basics
Choosing a venue is important, especially if you’re planning to go away for a weekend or are booking something special in advance. If there’s a chance that the activity you have in mind will be very popular, you’ll need to make your reservation in advance.
Once your venue is chosen it’s time to choose a theme. Perhaps you want to go with a traditional hen party vibe- with learner plates, veils and tutus. Or perhaps you’d prefer something a little more glamorous such as a sparkle and shine theme. Fancy dress is often a popular choice, but you could get matching t-shirts printed for every member of the party. Maybe you’re planning on doing some outdoor activities where specialist clothing is required. In any case, planning is essential for success.
The right hen night party accessories can make or break your event. Balloons, pin badges, party bags, party poppers, feather boas, shot glasses…. the list goes on. Choosing the perfect accessories to complement the theme of your event is key to getting the most out of your night.
Perhaps you’d like to include some games as part of your hen party event. From icebreakers to risqué games, there are plenty of things you can do to liven up a fun evening or to get everyone in the mood for a big night out. Plan what you’re going to do well in advance, since trying to come up with ideas at the last minute can be a disaster.
Following these helpful tips can make all the difference when it comes to arranging a perfect hen night. By preparing and planning well in advance, you can be sure that the bride-to-be will be able to enjoy one last fling before her big day.