How To Plan The Perfect Hen Party

Planning the perfect hen party isn’t always easy. With the responsibility coming down to the maid of honour or chief bridesmaid, it can be difficult to ensure that what you are planning for the bride is something that they will enjoy.

Whether you choose to go for a theme, an adventurous day out or some simple cocktails and a bit of food, a hen party should be enjoyed by all. Here are some tips to plan the perfect hen party for your best friend.

How To Plan The Perfect Hen Party

Get Everyone On Board Early On

Make sure the guests know what you are doing as early as possible so they can book time off from work if possible and sort out childcare if they have children. If you are planning on a destination hen party then you also need to give them plenty of time to sort out their passports if required, travel insurance and spending money in the correct currency.

Try Something New

A hen party is there to be remembered so doing something new and adrenaline filled such as an activity from Essential Adventure may be worth it! Just ensure that whatever you are doing is something the hen will enjoy - you don’t want to do something up high if she has a phobia of heights or an activity in the sea if she doesn’t like deep water. Maybe she wants to do something sedate like go for afternoon tea. Always take the bride into consideration.

Pamper Yourselves

Whether you choose to pamper yourselves for the whole time at a spa weekend or you plan to do something else, make sure to make time for the whole hen party to have time to pamper themselves. After all, you all want to go out feeling good about yourselves and looking good too.

Use Your Brains

There are certain hen party ideas that are growing in popularity in recent years. Escape rooms and murder mystery events are a lot of fun and require everyone to use their brains to come up with a solution. They are a little bit different to the usual hen party ideas but something everyone will enjoy!

Consider Everyone’s Budget

When planning a hen party, it is always important to consider the budgets of the attendees. All too often you hear horror stories of maid of honours booking the most expensive hen party and the attendees worrying about how to find the money or how to let them know they cannot attend without upsetting the bride. Setting out ideas early enough gives people enough time to save the money but it is also good to consider what everyone can afford when making a decision in the first place.

Just Remember To Have Fun

The most important thing to remember, of course, is to have fun! It can be super stressful planning an event like this for one of the closest people to you and it can be stressful to make sure everything goes right on the night. You’ve put all the work into making the event a success, don’t forget to let your hair down and enjoy it too! 

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  1. I do think planning is essential for hen parties as you need to get everyone together which can be the hardest thing x

  2. I have planned one Hen Party in my life and you are right it is not the easiest job to sort, but I did manage it and we all had a lot of fun x

  3. Your ideas are great nad I totally agree the important thing is that it should be fun and affordable.

  4. It can be so hard to find something which suits everyone - great tips!

  5. I haven't had to organise a hen party for a long time but have been to quite a few in the past year. Getting everyone on board is vital and setting realistic budgets is too. I love doing activities and have done hen party spa breaks, escape rooms and cocktail nights. All such good fun

  6. I hate hen parties that are really over the top! I love the idea of a chilled pampering one