Planning the perfect Hen Party can be a tall order. Not only is there the bride to keep happy, but you have to factor in her long lost friends, Mom and even aged relatives too. For the most die-hard of planners, arranging a Hen Do for a close friend can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t do some planning beforehand.

First and foremost, you will want to establish a budget – as drinks and meals out, not to mention fun activities and entertainment costs can mount up, leaving disgruntled hens. If you have no idea where to start, or perhaps you are a well-seasoned Hen Party planner looking for some inspiration, then read on to find out how to plan the perfect Hen Party.

Choose a theme

Choosing a theme and sticking to it will make your weekend a whole lot easier to manage. From under the sea to Barbie, angels and devils or even Dirty Dancing, why not let your imagination run wild! A good place to start could be the bride’s favorite college movie.

Once you have your theme, you can now go on to plan your weekend activities and entertainment from there. Think water parks, nude painting, treasure hunts or even making your own cocktails, the key here is to get each and every member of your party involved and having as much fun as possible.

You might want to include something a little more risqué, Central Coast Strippers can help get your party off with a bang. Remember to make sure that you don’t fit too many activities in either – nobody likes to be rushed at the weekend.

Don’t go overboard

Matching t-shirts, sashes and sweatpants might be fun to order, but be realistic when it comes to budget. Are you really going to use that item of clothing in public again? Chances are it will end up at the bottom of your laundry pile.

Remember that for some members of your group, attending this Hen will be a big economic investment. Don’t ask too much and do be accommodating if some of the attendees are scrimping and saving to join the fun.

You may want to consider planning your own fun and games too – especially if you are hiring a house or trailer for the weekend. From making your own piñata to the all-important pin the tail on the groom, there’s many hours of entertainment to be had from homemade party games.

The same applies for cocktails and drinks. Once you have your theme in check, the rest is easy. Make sure you enjoy it, otherwise everyone will be too stressed to relax.

Be relaxed but not too much

At the end of the day you are the organizer, so don’t let your hair down too much. It’s up to you to pick up the pieces if something goes wrong, an activity is cancelled or there is a last minute change of plans. Do enjoy yourself but don’t let it get out of hand. Happy Hen!

 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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