It’s not easy to be tasked with planning for a hen party or hen weekend for those that have never tried planning for one. Worse, for those that do not even know how to get started.
Planning for it is similar to planning for any party. Of course, there are some extras that can truly set that hen party apart from the rest and those extras will be mentioned below. Those that need more inspiration or some tips on planning for that party should read on as they might find the following information quite useful.
Know the Bride
Every hen party is a special occasion for the bride-to-be. It has become part of tradition to have a party that will allow the bride-to-be to enjoy those last moments of being a single woman before she ties the knot. Though most hen nights tend to be wild nights of drunken revelry, not all hens actually want that sort of thing.
It is important to know what the bride-to-be wants in order to create the sort of party that she will love. So, even if the activities included are meant to be kept as a secret or a surprise for the celebrant, just make sure that she will enjoy them. That’s why the organizer needs to really know the bride.
Fortunately, oftentimes, the task of planning for her last night of freedom falls onto the hands of her maid of honor or bridesmaid. That is, after all, supposedly the closest female friend or relative that she has. If that isn’t the case, just try to find out what she likes and enjoys doing before planning for the whole celebration.
Have a Theme
Parties with themes tend to be a lot more fun because it will give all the guests an opportunity to get creative and really dress up for the occasion. The theme can be a popular hen party theme or just any other theme that will be fun for the celebrant.
To give others an idea, the most popular hen party themes will include the L-Plate, Sex and the City, Playboy Bunny, Sash, and Pink Ladies themes. There are themes that will require certain costumes like the Playboy Bunny theme. On the other hand, there are other themes that will just require certain hen party accessories. Sashes, for instance, are accessories that will be necessary for a sash themed party.
Choose a theme that the celebrant and the rest of the group will enjoy dressing up for. The theme itself does not even have to be one of those popular hen party themes. Consider having a masquerade or vintage themed hen party if none of those themes appeal to the bride-to-be.
Games and Activities
Hen parties will not be complete without additional games and activities. To make sure that everyone is having fun throughout the entire evening, include some games. Of course, it helps to have good prizes for the winners as that will make those games a lot more fun for some too.
A hen night does not have to confine the group to one place or activity. There can be a number of activities lined up for the evening as well. How about starting the evening watching an exhilarating dog race at the stadium? Or get everyone in a lighter mood and start the evening watching a standup comedian at a comedy club?
There are so many possible ways to celebrate that hen night. It does not really have to be a night out on the town drinking and dancing. Not a lot of hens enjoy pub crawling, but how about partying on a bus while pub crawling? The party bus can be equipped with light and sound systems similar to other clubs. Food and drinks can be arranged for in advance as well. That way, the party does not really have to stop as the group moves on to the next stop.
These are just some hen party ideas that organizers might want to include. Just remember, the most important person during such an occasion is the bride-to-be. Make sure to include the things that she wants and she will truly enjoy her party.
This guest post was written by Sabrina of Henit.ie.