So you're the maid of (dis)honour (huzzah!) and now have the stress of organising the hen do. The easy bits have been done; the date is set, the venue's booked and the guests are invited - phew!
But what are you going to do on the hen party once you're there? There's so many things to choose from and obviously it depends on what the bride wants to do, but to give you an idea, the top 5 hen do activities are:
- Cocktail making class
- Burlesque dance class
- Spa day
- Craft day (hat making, flower crowns are both popular)
- Assault course or sports day
For more ideas about ideas for hen do activities visit Chilli Sauce.
It is also important to find out what the bride expects of you, what your duties are and how much, if any, the bride wants to do herself. Other things you may wish to consider:
- Does there need to be a hen party theme?
- Are you doing fancy dress?
- Do you need to decorate the hen party venue?
- Are you dressing up the bride?
- Do you need to think of some hen do games?
And you also need to think about the big hen do questions - are you going naughty or nice? Rude or classy? Clean or downright dirty? Or maybe a combination of both?
Most of the hen party theme will be dictated by the hen party guests (is the mother in law invited?), the venue and obviously the bride herself. Turning up wearing willy head boppers or a flashing bridal sash isn't going to go down well if you're having afternoon tea at the Dorchester with the bride's mum!
Most hen parties, however, will have an element of naughty, no matter how classy the bride or the venue. So here's our guide to the best of the hen party essentials, hen do accessories and hen night photo booth props for both the classy and the naughty hen party.
Hen Do Party Bags
It's a nice touch for the hen party to all have a little hen do party bag of silly or rude gifts and accessories. You can ask everyone to pay some extra money into the kitty to cover this as well as some bottles of fizz and the cost of the bride's hen party bag, bridal fancy dress etc. You can make your own or buy them already filled for as little as £5 each!
These classy hen party gift bag kits are all you need to supply your hens with a treat on any hen night. They are perfect for those wanting a bit of a classier hen do and the contents reflect this. The lovely pink paper gift bag with handles comes with the following contents: - A pink plastic champagne flute - A pack of mini love heart sweets - A hot pink foil wrapped heart chocolate - A pink and black hen party badge - Champagne bottle bubbles - A black and pink hen party hair bow with netting - A black and pink hen party pocket mirror only £5.10 each.
These naughty little hen party gift bag kits are all you need for your girls for a saucy treat on any hen night! They are great for those cheeky hens wanting a bit of fun on a hen party. The pink paper gift bag comes with the following contents: - A willy shaped glow stick (assorted colours) - A pack of mini love heart sweets - 2 pink foil wrapped chocolate balls! - Black hen party head boppers - A willy whistle with white fur trim - 2 rocket balloons - A mini willy water pistol £5.10 each.
Hen Party - Bridal Accessories
Bride to be paper sash with ribbon lace-up fastening. The perfect accessory for a sophisticated bride to be. The design will co-ordinate perfectly with any outfit.
Love them of loathe them, a sash is now part of the hen do uniform and no self respecting bride to be would be without one. This amazing white flashing sash with hot pink foil printing is perfect for a kitsch or tongue in cheek hen party. Comes with 5 flashing lights.
Bride to be headband veil, ideal for any hen party for the bride to be to celebrate her last night of freedom!
This fun hen party bride to be veil with printed willies is perfect for the naughty bride to be on her hen night! Pink and white willy dotted all over this veil on a hairband. A view plus willies - could it be more perfect for a naughty hen do outfit?
This bride to be paper rosette badge with pin attachment is a gorgeous and sophisticated accessory for any stylish Bride to Be. The rosette features 4 different decorative layers with geometric and floral patterns, also with a cute pink ribbon attached. In pretty pastel shades this rosette is sure to compliment any outfit adding a fun themed motif for any hen party.
Hen Party Accessories
Perfect for your hen party these stunning truly hen badges are an ideal extra accessory for your party! Each badge is designed as a pretty floral rosette made from layers of vintage styled paper in pretty pastel shades of blue and pink. Featuring a sheet of 9 stickers for decorating each displays a name or title for each person at the Hen Party including 'Mother of the Bride', 'Team Bride' and 'Chief Bridesmaid' too. Why not combine with a personalised sash for the ultimate hen party experience?
These hen night party badges - Pack of 7 (6 for the hens, 1 for Bride) are a great fancy dress items for any hen party and are useful in case the hens don't know each other's names or forget their own!
Hen Party Photo Booth Props
A fabulous photo booth kit with various props for photo fun! Take this kit out with you on a hen night for some hilarious photo opportunities which will turn every one of your photos into a cherished keepsake. This kit features a '#selfie' sign, champagne bottle, lips, pink bowtie, a speech bubble for you to write on and more! Combine with a disposable camera, and VIP backdrop to complete the effect.
A saucy alternative to our other hen party photo props, these rude hen do photo booth props are sure to help you take funny selfies and have even more fun at your hen party! Each photo prop is attached to a stick and features a mix of funny messages printed onto quirky speech bubbles, funny cardboard glasses, a card mask, 'kiss me quick' hat, a crown, lips, moustache and a willy too! Each of our risky photo props are bright pink in colour and are sure to make your hens stand out from the crowd wherever the party takes you! Some other Hen do party bits and pieces I love:
This bride to be glitter banner will look gorgeous hung up at a hen party. Each letter is made of silver glitter card and features 2 pink hearts and 2 pink engagement rings either side of the letters. This will make the room looks special for the bride and team up with some of our pink tissue decorations to make a feature wall. Banner measure 3.65 metres in length.
Personalised hen party tattoos are such a fab idea, the bride is sure to love this personalised touch. Comes as a sheet of 16 tattoos personalised with the bride to be's name which can then be cut out and are great to pop inside a hen party favour bag. They are simple to apply and last a long time. Full instructions are included.
I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to organise the perfect naughty or nice hen do. For more classy or rude hen do ideas or hen do inspiration, visit the Party Packs hen do pages or our Pinterest board.