Aah, after months of planning it’s finally here! We all love a hen party, when various friends and relatives gather together to celebrate the Bride’s transition into married life! But who will be attending the hen? No matter how well you think you know each girl, this is what you can expect from your bachelorette party…
(Customise your T-shirts)
She’s got the power. She’s planned this night’s every detail. Gift bags and personalised t-shirts for the squad at the ready. She’s gonna get everyone into the spirit and makes sure her best-friend is sent off in style! Someone buy this gal a drink!
Oh she DOES wish you hadn’t got the willy straws out, or the willy whistle necklace out… or... well anything willy related. Maybe she’s an old school friend, or your grandmother… either way she’s not comfortable being in the presence of the male stripper. She’s gonna have to grin and bear it of course, we all love the male strippers.
(Rainbow willy straws)
Speaking of male strippers, this girl is the natural enemy of the prim and proper hen. She can’t get enough of the phallic novelty gags. Furthermore, she’s man hungry when you hit the club, she’s most certainly already necked half the stag do. You go girl.
Sometimes known as the Instagram hen, or the Facebook live hen (God help us). That selfie-queen is doing her thing, slaying… of course, she’s uploading the videos of herself looking stunning while the rest of the hens are looking less than presentable. Whatever, we’ll untag when we sober up.
(Girls night out shot glass)
Where is she? Oh, that’s right… she’s at the bar getting another round of shots. Love her or hate her, she’s here to party. As much as we all hope she won’t throw up before she’s home, casualties happen… Hopefully she doesn’t get too out of control and bother the bride… keep her occupied with these fun hen party drinking accessories!
Speaking of which, she’s already a bit on edge. She isn’t supposed to be worrying about anything but she wants to make sure everyone is having a good time, and that the drunk hen hasn’t thrown up in her bag. It’s okay, treat her to some souvenirs and make sure she remembers it as one of the best nights of her life! Bag-vomit aside…
(Flashing mother of the bride sash)
Her little girl is all grown up and leaving the nest! Okay, she’s been moved out for years, but it still feels fresh. Show this Mother Hen some respect and make sure she has a great night out! Maybe divert her eyes as her little girl has a lap dance, y’know, the usual.
Oh dear, of COURSE you’ll meet the one! No need to cry, sweetie. Okay, please stop crying. No really, put down the wine. Have any of you hens got a tissue? NO DON’T TEXT YOUR EX.
(Pink diamante handcuffs)
Oh god, she’s taking out her earrings… no one’s even sure why she’s mad. Hopefully her rage is directed away from the party, maybe at the stag who’s trying to get a bit too friendly with the bride. We are a little bit entertained, a little bit scared. She’ll probably cool off soon, probably… At least we already have handcuffs if we need them, ey?
Maybe she’s a work colleague, or a relative of the groom, either way, she doesn’t know many people other than the Bride, who is otherwise occupied. She’s gonna make excuses for looking at her phone, or wanting to go to the bathroom alone if you don't help her out. Remember to include EVERY hen at the party – make fast friends, become a strong squad and hit the town. (Hint: Party games are an excellent way to bond!)
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“No, I don’t want a hen party” says the bride-to-be for at least the third time this week...
But there’s no need to fear, don’t cancel your spa-day plans or throw away that stripper’s number the woman in work recommended. Your hopes needn’t be dashed because of your reluctant bride, half the fun of a party is if it’s a surprise, right?
Even if the bride has decided against letting you have free reign on organising a big send off from singlehood you can still celebrate, there are just some things to consider when deciding if you should throw her a surprise party:
Be respectful of the bride!Let’s be real, she’d already said no and you might be clinging on to the dream of some middle age policeman-dressed stripper giving your best mate a lap dance to really embarrass her, but is it the right move? You’re her hens for a reason, you know her best! Make sure this party is for her, not just the bridesmaids! If she’d rather go clubbing than afternoon tea do that, if vice versa – well, you get the point. If you're planning a surprise hen party for yourself then you shouldn't do it!
Get some help!To throw a really good surprise party, you’re going to need someone on the inside to help you out. Asking the bride’s fiancé or mum is always a good plan, most importantly, they can advise you on if it's a good idea. They can also make sure she’s free for the party you plan, and help to get the guest list perfect! They can also help you get her there without tipping her off!
Come party prepped! If you're gonna do it, don't give the bride time to worry about anything. Whatever you’ve planned you can have a little fun with party gifts and accessories. No matter how classy the bride is, no one can resist some novelty fun at a hen party. Why not put together some gift bags for the guests full of our Hen Do essentials? Make sure the bride stands out from the crowd though – it’s all about her!
You want the bride-to-be to be thrilled that you threw her a surprise hen party to remember – keep it fun and keep it secret, and have a fabulous time celebrating with your best friends. If you really are organising a surprise hen to make the bride-to-be happy, and you follow our advice above, you should be golden!
If you're looking for hen do goodies to surprise the bride with, be sure to check out our Hen Night Essentials!
When you think of a Hen party, you may have dreams of doing shots in the nightclub or being surrounded by male strippers, but have you considered a fun daytime activity? Here are our top ideas for Hen Party daytime activities, so get the girls together and go have a good time!
You already know about this one, why? Because we all love a day pampering ourselves! With all the stress of planning a wedding a spa day is a welcome change from all the hysteria. Get the girls glowing with a day of facials and massages. A spa day is also a great hen party daytime activity after a wild hen night out!
With festival season in full swing we couldn’t leave this one off the list! Get some booze, put on your flower crowns and listen to some awesome bands! A lot of festivals have day tickets available too, so if camping isn’t your thing or you don’t want to commit to a full weekend then you can just have an amazing day rocking out!
If novelty phallic accessories and ‘L plates’ aren’t for the bride-to-be, afternoon tea is a lovely hen party daytime activity. Not to mention, it’s something you won’t cringe about bringing your mother to! Lots of hotels offer this as a package so read some reviews of the local favourites and get the ‘Downton Abbey’ vibes started.
Is the bride-to-be a fitness nut? An assault course is the perfect competitive hen party daytime activity. Even if she’s not really that into fitness (and let's be honest, not many of us are) an assault course can be a hilarious place for a hen party! There are tons of options from mud runs to high-ropes course so decide how daring you are and get your adrenaline running.
If you need any Hen Party essentials then make sure you check out our products - some naughty and some not, we have decorations and sashes to get your Hen Party swinging whether it's in the day or the night!
Ladies, ladies, ladies, we have the perfect game to kick off your bachelorette party, and it's called Hen Party Pong!
Gone are the days of messy beer-chugging-American-style frat parties, now when we get absolutely hammered we want to feel elegant doing it – and that’s where the Prosecco comes in.
That’s right, everyone’s favourite fancy drink prosecco has been combined with the iconic tradition of Beer Pong, and we couldn’t be happier.
Now that pong has become particularly posh, you can play it at your hen party and still feel as classy as ever! Until later… when you inevitably get out the phallic novelty gear and hit the town. But for now...
First of all, you may want to buy a Beer Pong set. Now we know we said it will be elegant, but those red cups fit a lot more bubbly goodness than a pretty flute…
Next, set out your cups in a triangle formation at either end of a long table. Fill them up with posh prosecco-y goodness.
Now it’s time to split yourselves into two teams, just like Beer Pong, the goal is to get your pong ball in one of the other team’s cups.
Take it in turns to throw the balls (one attempt per team, per round), when one successfully lands in the opponent’s cup they have to drink the bubbly booze!
The first team to get their opponents to drink all the contents of their cups win!
(Make sure you have a spare cup of water to wash the balls between turns, no one wants sticky prosecco fingers!)
Aren’t you wondering where Beer pong with Prosecco has been all our lives? Personally, we're just thankful we can leave the beer at home and enjoy our beloved drink of choice.
We have loads of other Hen Party games for you to enjoy so make sure you have a browse of our range. For any other Hen Party goodies make sure you check out our Hen Party Essentials.
To celebrate the return of our all time favourite series, we thought we would provide some inspiration for Game of Thrones Hen Party Ideas! Ideal for the nontraditional bride, what could be more fun than going back in time to when everyone hated one another and dragons existed? Absolutely nothing is the answer. With that in mind, we've put together a few ideas for those seeking budget, splash and splurge Game of Thrones Hen Party Ideas.
A common theme in Game of Thrones is their love of alcohol, which is why GoT cocktails are the perfect idea for a Game of Thrones Hen Party! This is a great budget game of thrones hen party idea because it can also count as a hen party activity too. Making these Game of Thrones themed cocktails together will be completely hilarious, especially as some contain fire!
We would recommend pairing these fancy medieval cocktail recipes with some more traditional (and practical) hen do accessories, such as our cocktail shaker or our woman shaped glass (Game of Thrones does love it's nudity, after all).
Here's one of our favourites:
Credit to Piktochart for helping us make this image and you can find more Game of Thrones cocktail recipes here.
It's tradition for the hen do to have matching tops to show the world that they mean business. So, for your Game of Thrones hen party, why not make your very own Game of Thrones themed hen party tops? Here at HenStuff, we have our very own Personalised Hen Party T-shirt making facility so you can design your very own t-shirt here from just £8.99!
You can have it in any colour and designed any way you like to suit your hen party. We personally love the idea of each hen wearing a different house top that represents their personalities.
As you can see below, we tried out making out very own Game of Thrones themed hen party t-shirts (but we're hoping your puns will be a lot better!).
Just 40 minutes away from Belfast, the Game of Thrones Winterfell Tours truly are a once in a lifetime experience. With everything from archery movie set experiences, the castle of Westeros boat tours, glamping overnight mini breaks and meet the direwolves experience - this is the ultimate Game of Thrones hen party idea.
There's nowhere else in the world quite like the Winterfell Tours and as it is actually where the famous series is filmed, we're sure it will draw you into the magic of a world where dragons exist. If you need any more persuasion, there are also packages for Hen/Stag Dos! They include dressing up as the characters and filming your very own game of thrones scenes in the movie making challenge, Ned's picnic lunch (inspired by the GoT cookbook), Movie Clip recordings to share with your friends and complimentary craft beer. Phew, we're exhausted just describing all the incredible things this place includes!
To find out more, just watch this video below:
We hope one of these Game of Thrones Hen Party Ideas inspires you! For more hen party inspiration, just check out all we have to offer here. If you have any questions, you can contact us here.
Summer in the villa is coming to an end, time to pack up your bikinis and buy some fake tan because after Monday night, Love Island 2017 will disappear from our screens (but never from our hearts!). Despite the looming crisis of how we will fill our evenings, we want to say goodbye to our favourite show with a bang. Not that kind of bang. Mind out of the gutter, you.
So here are our tips to throwing the ultimate Love Island Farewell party!
TVs at the Ready
First of all, get the show on! You may wanna party but don’t be a melt and MISS the final of Love Island. The final is showing at 9pm on the 24th July 2017 – that’s Monday, so make sure you maintain the hermit lifestyle you’ve had for the last couple of months.
Love Island Themed CocktailsI mean, if you really wanted to get in the Love Island spirit you would only be drinking your booze from one of those iconic Love Island drinking bottles. Unfortunately, not all of us are that prepared so instead, you may want to settle for these cocktails:
The Muggy Mike
Naturally, make sure you serve this in a mug (Get it? Genius, we know). Basically, any cocktail would be work, but this tasty number seemed appropriate.
What you’ll Need: Coconut Rum (1 ½ Parts), Fruit Juice of choice (1 ½ Parts), Grenadine (splash), Champagne (dash), Ice Cubes.How to Make it: Add all the ingredients to the cocktail shaker and pour over ice cubes in a mug. Garnish with berries of your choice. Drink and try to be magic, not muggy.
The Angry Blonde
To pay homage to the bitter, sharp and witty blondes of the Villa (no names necessary) enjoy this tasty little Lemon Cocktail.
What you’ll Need: Citrus Vodka (1 ¼ Parts), Triple Sec (1 Part), Lemon juice (3/4 Parts), Ice cubes!How to make it: I mean, we called it the Angry Blonde for a reason, Put it all in the shaker and strain into a glass, garnish with lemon. Just don’t cry in front of it for Heaven's sake. Enjoy! But not too much…
The “All my Eggs in One Cocktail”
After spending summer avoiding putting all our eggs in one basket, the final is the perfect excuse to! Enjoy this sweet delight!
What you’ll Need: Cadbury Mini Eggs, Baileys (2 Part), Crème de cacao (1 part), White Rum (1 Parts), Honey (1 tsp), Ice cubes. How to Make it: Crush your mini eggs! Use the honey to line the edge of the cocktail glass, dip it into the crushed mini eggs (or if you prefer, sprinkle on top!).Blend ice and alcohol together in a blender, pour into cocktail glass, enjoy!
The Love Island Drinking Game