Here at HenStuff we regularly get tweeted, facebooked, google +'d and even the occasional pinterest tons of questions asking for advice on hen parties. We advise you lovely lads and lasses about all manner of things, from which fancy dress theme is the best, which cocktail we'd recommend, which activities are the best and general hints and tips. We created some handy hen party guides for your convenience, but of course we are still happy to answer your influx of questions - we love catching up with you lot!
A question we've had from a few panicking bridesmaids that seems to keep cropping up again and again is "do I invite the groom's mother in law?'. We thought we'd share our thoughts as an 'FAQ blog post' that will hopefully help a few of you decide. Before you send out your hen party invitation to the groom's mum then maybe consider a few of the following points:
- What activities are you getting up to? If you've booked an intense salsa dancing class or perhaps a very rude stripper - will the future mother in law want to be a part? If she's a good sport and up for a laugh then by all means invite her along, but you don't want to taint her opinion of her lovely daughter in law before she's walking down the aisle do you?
- Is the mother of the bride attending? If the mother of the bride is attending it might be lovely for those two to spend the evening together
- How well does she get along with the bride to be? If they're bosom buddies then we would recommend she be the top of the invite list
- Are you attending a night club? Perhaps this might not be her scene. We'd recommend something family friendly for the day - afternoon tea or a lovely spa treatment, and then you can whisk the bride to be off and get her ridiculously drunk in the evening away from the worrying eyes of the elders!
We would advise that it is always a lovely sentiment to invite the mother of the groom, and no matter what the activities we would recommend inviting her...but you must make sure she is aware of the activities you've planned beforehand so she has the option to politely decline.
In summary: yes, invite her..but make sure she isn't surprised by willy paraphernalia or even real willies if you've booked a stripper!
Also, you should totes get her this sash.
Looking for more Mother Hen Party goodies?
When it comes to choosing the right sweets for your hen party bags, it can be a little overwhelming how many options there are! That's why here at HenStuff UK we have an entire dedicated page to hen party sweets.
With a wide range of hen party sweets, ranging from true classics such as our Pop Shock Popping Candy and Loveheart Lipsticks to naughty novelties such as our succulent willies and boobs, there's something to suit every hen party theme.
Here's our list of the essential hen party sweets for any hen do:
Pretty in pink and sweet as can be, these heart shaped lollipops are top of our list for hen party sweets. Ideal for celebrating all things lovey-dovey, these cute lollipops are sure to make your hens smile when they find them in their hen party bags. For just pennies too, these hen party sweets definitely won't break the bank!
Of course, your goodie bag won't be complete without some naughty hen party sweets! These succulent willie lollipops are the perfect treat for an event that celebrates willies so enthusiastically. Complete with a cute bow, these hen party sweets are sure to get a few raised eyebrows and many laughs.
If you're choosing a more boobie themed hen party, rather than a phallic one - these jelly boob hen party sweets are the one for you! Packaged in a neat little box, these jelly boobs are easy to carry around with you all night and satisfy any sweet tooth craving you may get through the night.
Alternatively, if you're after a more minty pick-me-up during your night out, just pop a case of these funny peppermint peckers in your bag and you're good to go! Following the phallic theme of most hen parties, these peppermint peckers are the perfect hen party sweets to keep with you through the night.
To browse our full collection of hen party sweets, just click here!