Hen Party Accessories from HenStuff

So the day has finally arrived! You have packed your best outfit not to mention everything else except the kitchen sink and you are about to embark on your Hen Party Weekend. It’s probably been months in the planning and all of the Facebook banter between your hens has got you all whipped into a frenzy of excitement!

Whatever your chief bridesmaid has got planned for you, you are sure to have a fantastic time. There is something about a hen party that makes all of the girls super excitable and game for a laugh so you can be guaranteed a great time with plenty of laughs and plenty of stories to tell for months to come. You are the hen, you need to accept the fact that you will be centre of attention and embrace it. Go with the flow and have a go at any of the hen weekend activities they may throw at you. Be it cocktail making, a dance class, or even nude life drawing! There is usually an evening out on the town at some point and you need to wear those boppers and sashes with pride. Be a proud hen and make sure everyone knows it’s your hen do. It will be the one and only hen do you have and there are certain perks to screaming and shouting about it!

For many Bride to be’s the specialist treatment begins when you arrive at your hotel. Where possible many hotels will upgrade the Bride to Be’s hotel room. So you can be rest assured that although you will be hung over the majority of the weekend at least you will be hung-over in superior comfort.

Most bars and pubs will welcome hen parties with open arms. At the end of the day, they want your money and a hen party is likely to be spending a fair amount on booze. Many bars will entice your party in with the offer of free shots or even a bottle of champagne! Take full advantage of these offers even if you only stay for the freebies and then move on!

If you are partying in a large group it is well worth ringing ahead to several night clubs and explaining you are on a hen party and wish to frequent their establishment. At the very least they should put you on the guest list for free queue jump and potentially free entry and they might even throw in a private booth in a VIP area and a free drink too!

I think all bouncers expect hen parties to be a little bit more lairy and louder than usual and they are likely to cut you a little bit of slack for this. You can usually get away with playing silly games and performing silly dares within reason once you explain you are a hen party. Just sweet talk the bouncer, flutter those eyelashes and maybe even pose for a photograph or two with him, he will love the attention!

As the Bride to Be, you will be centre of attention. You will be forced to do things you might not be overly keen to take part in. But you should embrace it and go with the flow as the Hen no one will want to upset you so you can rest assured that you are probably going to win any competition or dare you enter into! 

This blog was written by Rebecca Lee of UKGirlThing.co.uk, the UK’s Number 1 hen party planning company.

If you’ve just been appointed to throw a fabulous hen party and you’re having some trouble brainstorming ideas, Weddzilla is here to help.  A selection of naughty and nice, here are some of the most popular hen party ideas around.

Spa day or Spa weekend. What can be more relaxing than spending time with friends before the big day. While there are surely many options for  you to choose from lose to home, if budget permits, why not indulge you and your besties by going somewhere exotic. Being pampered while on a short vacation weekend sounds to die for.  A hotel, beach resort or countryside manor house, the world is your oyster.

Karaoke. Order some drinks and get ready to have some fun! Hitting up the karaoke bar with the girls is always a good time and lots of laughter will certainly be on the menu. Make the most of the night with a fantastic dinner out and a bottle of wine or some fun cocktails. Most karaoke bars also have private rooms with a bottle service, if you want to kick it up a notch. To add in a bit of a twist to the evening, get everyone to choose 5 songs, write them down and place in a hat. The rule is simple: what you pull out of the hat you have to sing.

Burlesque Lessons. Props, performance skills and sexy dance moves, do you dare to bring out their inner wild side and sign up the girls up for some saucy burlesque lessons? Burlesque dance lessons are frivolous and fun but classy too. For a real fun touch, bring along a few costume props of your own.

Cooking Classes. Whether the bride is real foodie, or just plain challenged when it comes to whipping things up in the kitchen, a cooking lesson could be a great way to get the bachelorette party started. Not only will the lesson a healthy helping of handy cooking tips, there is normally an alcoholic bevy or two at the end for all your efforts. Not convinced? Perhaps food and wine tasting experience would more in keeping with the style of evening you had imagined.

Cocktail Fun.  From a fruity summer punch to a mean margarita, learning the basics of cocktail mixology is a great way to get the party started. Quite the current trend, there are plenty of cocktail mixing classes to choose from that cater specially for bachelorette parties so ne sure to check out a few in order to choose the best option for the budget at hand. Finish up with some 70s disco fun at a nearby nightclub. 

Don't be afraid to ask her questions throughout the hen party planning process, and make sure you know what types of activities the bride to be prefers to partake in and what she doesn't. Classes, transport, and the budget all too overwhelming, why not turn to professional hen party ideas for some advice. Where practice makes perfect, these experienced hen party experts will sort out every little detail on your behalf and are guaranteed to provide you and the ladies with a wonderful evening to remember without the stress of planning it. What more could you ask for!

Author Bio: Jen Anderson is a Wedding Expert for wedding advice and planning blog Weddzilla.com.

We recently got excited to hear that henstuff.co.uk had released a hen party t shirt builder.  We have seen so many companies on the internet who offer hen party t shirts but this is the first time we have seen a t shirt builder which is so easy and friendly to use!  So for today, we are putting aside wedding confetti and talking about the hen party t shirt builder from Henstuff!

First thing is first, you have 2 options.  You can create a t shirt from scratch or go for one of henstuff’s templates and customise from there.  We looked at the predesigned templates to see if there are any good and we loved them. 


In the predesigned section there are 8 different predesigned slogans for the front (including the ability to just write your own text) where you can add your own text.  E.g.  “Top Girls” followed by “(Name) Hen Night”.   The same then goes for the back as you can either go for classics such as name and number, 1 or 2 lines of text or even the ability to upload you own image!  You can even choose the font and colour too.  As for the t shirts, there are 4 different types of tops available : v neck, crew neck, vest top or a strappy top.  Then on top of this, you have 9 colour options for the t shirt.  It really is fully customisable and we haven’t seen a system like this on the internet which is so friendly!  No complications, just simple get on with it interface!

Design your own

If you don’t opt for the predesigned templates, you can really go to town and design your whole t shirt from scratch.  As above, you have up to 9 colours for t shirts and 4 different types of tops but then this is where it changes.  For the front, you now have multiple options for text in different areas and then also you can upload an image for the front as well as the back!  Maybe you could go for 2 different types of pictures for the t shirts if you opt to have a picture for the front and back.

To access the t shirt builder, go to https://www.henstuff.co.uk/party-tshirts.  Have fun designing the t shirts but remember to proof read all of the information!  Once the order has been submitted, you have agreed to henstuff that the information you have provided is 100% correct.

Have fun and let your creative juices flow!

This guest article was written by confettiheaven.co.uk – a leading supplier of wedding confetti and wedding table decorations

You are on the final countdown to your Hen Party. You’ve invited your favourite girls, picked the location and arranged the time. You have even put together a Hen party gift bag full of novelty items for the girls to use. Any decent Hen Party Bag will include a hen party shot glass necklace, these can come in very handy when you are on your night out, or even if you are having a girls night in. The thing is, making the bride-to-be do a shot every now again can get pretty boring pretty quick for the other girls in your group, so why not plan some fun drinking games to play on your night out to put your shot glass necklace to good use!

There are so many drinking games in existence that a bit of Googling would give you an endless list. But unless you’ve played them before, how do you know if they are any good?! To save you the hassle the party experts here at UKGirlThing have put together this list of our favourite drinking games along with the rules to help you play. We aren’t just full of hen do ideas you know!

The Spoon Game

This one requires little in the way of props, merely a spoon or something equally as small and potentially discreet (A clothes Peg is a good alternative). Before you embark on your evening out, select a specific time later in the evening (preferably when you plan on being in a bar) so this could be ‘9pm’. Now give the bride to be the spoon, the aim of the game is not to be caught at 9pm with the spoon somewhere upon your person. So throughout the night, the spoon holder has to try and discreetly pass the spoon to their unsuspecting victim without them noticing. This could be slipping it into their pocket or handbag, down their cleavage, hell! Tuck it into their beehive if they are sporting one! The rules are, you cannot get caught ‘planting’ it. If you do, you must drink a shot. As you can imagine this game can get quite competitive and very sly! The spoon can be hidden as often as the person that it has been planted on finds it and passes it on until 9pm when the game stops and whoever has the spoon MUST drink their shot.


What the title of this game has anything to do with it we don’t know but this game can have hilarious consequences! At the start of the evening a question is decided upon by the group. The question can be anything you like and this depends on how cheeky you want to be. For e.g. ‘Does the collar match the cuffs?’ or ‘Can I have your underwear please?’ you catch my drift. The game starts with the Bride to be. At any random point in the evening she must go up to one of her hens and whisper ‘Siberia’, the person she has whispered this to then has 30 seconds to ask a random stranger the question that has been set. If she succeeds then it is now her turn to pass the ‘Siberia’ on. If she fails, she must drink a shot. The best time to release your ‘Siberia’ is whilst the victim is stood at the bar ordering a drink, or perhaps stood chatting to a group of the opposite sex. They could be innocently chatting about the weather when someone whispers ‘Siberia’ in their ear and they have 30 seconds to somehow get the question into conversation!


Warning! This game can get very messy, very quickly! The premise of the game is simple. Your group of girls all sit in a circle, and you have to count to 21. Simple! I hear you cry! But wait, here are the rules. You are only allowed to say 1,2 or three consecutive numbers at a time and depending on how many numbers you say depicts the order of play. E.g. If you say 1 number for example ‘1’ the play goes clockwise around the group. So the person to your left must then say the next consecutive number or numbers. If a player says 2 consecutive numbers E.g. ‘2,3’ then the play goes anticlockwise, so back to the person on your right. If a person then says 3 consecutive numbers E.g. ‘4,5,6’ then play continues in the same direction but misses the next person. You continue this until some poor person is forced to say ‘21’. The bad news is that person loses and has to drink their shot, but the good news is they get to choose a word which will replace a number in the next round. E.g. ‘The number 3 is now Dog’. So on the next round the person who has to say ‘3’ MUST say ‘Dog’. If they don’t, they must drink. Anyone who makes a mistake must drink and play is picked back up by the next person in the sequence. As you can imagine, the more rounds you play the more numbers are replaced with words and the more drunk people get, the harder and funnier the game becomes!

So there’s our top 3 shot glass drinking games. We hope you give them a try and enjoy them. Please remember to drink responsibly!

This blog was written by Rebecca Lee of UKGirlThing.co.uk.

It’s fair to say that at a hen party, there is definitely going to be some drinking involved!  Whether you’re going to play some drinking games to get the night started or if you’re going to participate in a hen party activity such as cocktail making, you will certainly be near some form of drink throughout the weekend!  There is a vital accessory you will need on a hen party and these are drinking accessories!  There are so many to choose from, but where do you start?  Well although we know plenty of things about wedding confetti, we also know a thing or 2 about choosing hen party accessories and today we are going to give you a selection of drinking accessories for you to consider before you venture out on your hen party!

Let’s go straight in with a must have for any hen party; Willy Straws.  Forget using the boring black straws from every bar you go to… keep your own willy straw with you and use it all night!  Add a bit of cheekiness to your drinks as sometimes upgrading to a double just doesn’t cut it ;)

We love these!  Add some real fun into your hen party with a hen night shot glass.  The only trouble is, your always welcoming yourself to a drink – oh well!  A great accessory which will encourage others to celebrate with you and pour you a drink!  Not forgetting the shot girls who walk around bars / clubs – they can easily fill your shot glass for you all night long!

No doubt there will be some champagne bottles opened during the night, but why use the boring flute glasses which are handed to you?  Use your own hen champagne flutes.  Cheers in style with these great champagne flutes!

We have not seen this before and when we first saw it, we thought wow, this is brilliant!  This ring is a little bit different and instead of showing off your finger to showcase a big diamond, you will instead be showing off your finger to receive a shot of your favourite tipple!  Love it!

Hope some of our choices have given you some food for thought but be sure to check our henstuffs full range of hen party accessories for even more choices!

This blog was written by ConfettiHeaven.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Wedding Confetti.

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.