While organizing a hens night can be a bit stressful and frustrating, proper planning will ensure that you have lots of fun. Whether you are planning your own hen party or have been selected to be the chief bridesmaid, here is a useful checklist to help you enjoy the night.
If you are to organize a hen party successfully, you will have to ensure effective communication among you, the bride and other bridesmaids. This will make it easy for you to set a date, plan the party in line with the bride’s likes and gather a host of hen night ideas.
Since this part can be tricky, you should consider working with the bride to come up with a list of who will be attending. If you work alone, you may end up leaving out some of the bride’s friends. You will also have a difficult time dealing with the politics that surround such events.
Just like with any other event, a hen party planning checklist would not be complete without a budget. Since these parties can be expensive, it would be important to discuss with other bridesmaids how much the party will cost. Afterwards, you should make a decision on how money to facilitate the party will be collected.
The location you choose for a hen party will determine the kind of activities and games you will have on a material day. Some of the options you can consider include a countryside escape, a club, a party bus or beach retreat. Regardless of the location you select, it would be important to make reservations early enough. This will also require that you choose a theme as well as the decorations to go with it.
Food is an important part of any celebrations. Taking into account the bride-to-be’s favorite cuisine will help you to plan for food for the hen party. Because you will be more interested in having fun and bonding, you should hire a caterer to prepare the food.
After all the stress that comes with planning a wedding, you will need to choose drinks that will allow the bride-to-be to let loose and have fun with the girls. The internet, magazines, and experts will help you to explore the different options available.
When it comes to fun, you should involve the bridesmaids in choosing the kind of activities that will allow everyone to have the time of their lives. Games and fun activities will give you an opportunity to bond as well as learn more about the bride-to-be. Depending on what the bride likes, you could hire strippers to make the night more interesting.
Once you have this checklist, you will need to make follow-ups if you are to make sure that everything is going according to plan. As much as you are the chief bridesmaid, delegating to other bridesmaids will make your work easier. In the long run, you will avoid disappointments and inconveniences at the last minute.
Planning a hen party will not be a walk in the park. However, exploring different hen party ideas and following these tips will help you enjoy a stress-free night.