The Top 5 Tips You Need to Plan an Unforgettable Hens Party

Drinking cocktails at a hens party!

Ready to send your bride-to-be off into matrimonial bliss with a bang? Planning a hens party is all about celebrating the bride’s last fling before the ring and ensuring she has a night she’ll remember forever. From glamorous get-togethers to wild and wacky weekends, here are the top 5 things you need to know to plan a hens party that’s sure to be legendary!

Know Your Bride

First things first – the key to a successful hens party lies in understanding the bride’s personality and preferences. Is she a low-key lady who’d enjoy a cosy night in with her besties, or is she the life of the party, ready to dance the night away? Talk to her beforehand or discreetly consult with the bridesmaids to get a sense of her ideal celebration style. Tailoring the party to suit her tastes ensures she’ll feel truly celebrated.

Send Out Invitations and Save the Dates

Crafting the perfect guest list is an art form in itself. Ask the guest who she would like invited. Also consider the bride’s closest friends, family, and perhaps a surprise guest or two. Once you’ve narrowed it down, send out save the dates well in advance. This gives guests time to clear their schedules and ensures a fabulous turnout. When you send out the invitations, don’t forget to include all the essential details, like the date, venue, estimated cost and any dress code if you’ve chosen a theme. You can use a design tool such as Canva to create a fun invitation.

Invitation Tip: Consider creating a dedicated group chat or event page for the guests to build excitement and coordinate any pre-party shenanigans.

Plan the Perfect Venue

Once you’ve deciphered the bride’s party preferences, it’s time to choose the ideal venue. Whether it’s a chic cocktail bar, a fancy restaurant, or a picnic by the lake, the venue sets the tone for the entire celebration. Think about the activities you have in mind and select a location that accommodates them. If the bride loves a bit of pampering, perhaps a spa weekend is in order. For the adventurous souls, a glamping trip could be just the ticket.

Crafty Themes and Games

A hens party without some playful themes and hilarious games is like a cake without icing – it’s good, but it could be so much better! Whether you’re going for a classy affair or a quirky costume party, a well-thought-out theme adds an extra layer of fun to the celebration. Plan activities that cater to different interests – from intimate storytelling sessions to lively games like “Bride & Groom Trivia” or “Pin the Junk on the Hunk.”

Coming Up with a Budget

Before you dive headfirst into planning, it’s crucial to establish a realistic budget. This will guide your choices for the venue, decorations, activities, and any extras you may have in mind. Discuss the budget with the bridesmaids and, if needed, with the other guests who are willing to contribute. Staying within budget ensures a stress-free planning process and allows you to focus on creating an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank.

Budget Breakdown: Allocate funds for venue rental, decorations, food and drinks, entertainment, transport and any additional surprises you have in store for the bride including her outfit or accessories.

With these top 5 tips now in your party-planning pocket, you’re well on your way to throwing a hens party that will be the talk of the town (or at least the bride’s circle) for years to come! If you need a little more help, The Little Black Book of Hens Party Planning will be your planning bestie! It includes a step by step guide on how to plan a hens party, a questionnaire for the Bride to Be, essential inclusions for your budget, hens party themes, signage slogans, planning considerations, invitation templates, party games and party favour recommendations! Alternatively, you can book in a Quick Party Starter Chat or a Party Package to get your party sorted.

Remember, the key is to have fun, celebrate the bride’s unique style, and create unforgettable memories. So, get ready to party like a rockstar and send your bride off to wedded bliss with a bang!