Your best friend has asked you to be a bridesmaid – congratulations! From talking about exciting wedding ideas, attending bridal fittings, offering lots of emotional support during the preparation, and, of course, organising a crucial hen-do! It might be difficult to even know where to start for those of you who have never planned or attended a hen party before.
However, we have created a list of some of the best hen-do ideas that the bride will love, so you can feel a little more confident in the planning stages of this fun event.
A Weekend Away
Going on a weekend away is often the most popular choice for a hen-do. Although it can be difficult to arrange a date when everyone is free – we promise it is well worth the extensive preparation that it can entail. This could be anything from a beach break to a trip to a nearby city or even a spa weekend.
Have a think about the destination and the type of activities that the bride loves to do and get planning accordingly. This is a great time to get out those holiday skirts you have bought but not had a chance to wear! You could even get some matching clothing for some of the nights away.
A Hands-On Activity
Is the bride an adrenaline junkie or does she like to cook or create things? Why not ask her to create a bucket list of any activities that she would like to do, and start ticking these off? It could be anything from sky diving to a cookery or baking class, but they will definitely appreciate the thoughtfulness.
Scavenger hunts are a great way for the entire bridal party to work together in teams, while also getting to know each other better. Grab your camera, gather your girls, and head out with a list of clues and a map of the location!
Making a list of items to find during the night, such as shot glasses, coasters from each bar, and even photo challenges is a terrific idea for a girls night out. At the end of the evening, the winning team can win a small prize, and you could even carry this over to the wedding day!
A Themed Evening
Creating a themed evening is an excellent way of bringing the bride’s personality into the hen-do. For example, you could host a murder mystery evening for a bride that is into her detective dramas. Working together to solve the mystery is a great ice breaker and something that everyone can enjoy and get involved in.
Regardless of what you plan, the main objective is to provide a unique and exciting event that the bride will never forget. Think about what she will really love and the day will plan itself!