How To Create Your Perfect Hen Weekend First things first…PLAN
First things first…PLAN! Ultimately, no matter what type of person you are, failing to prepare is preparing to fail. So whether you’re the blushing bride-to-be or the maid of honour heading the festivities, make sure you get your organising head on and plan in advance. To get the ball rolling, ask yourself the all important questions: Who, what, where and more importantly – when? Once you’ve established the crucial date and rounded up a brief head count, next, consider your audience. And don’t be afraid to get creative…
Let’s face it, the days of greased up firemen thrusting to the sounds of Hot Chocolate are overdone and overrated! So keep things interesting with an outdoor activity weekend. Depending on your location there are some amazing packages out there for thrill seekers far and wide including flying fox activities and big canyon adventures a sure fire way to ensure you still get your kicks! For the adrenaline junkie why not consider a track activity we can think of nothing more fitting than a bit of Quad biking before hitting the quad vods later on!
For the girly girl, indulging in a spa day is always a winner for a relaxing and luxurious vibe. Don’t want to go wild? Keep it classy by following it up with a tea party afternoon. Ok, so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea (pun intended!) but in reality, this type of well thought-out gathering is quaint, low-key and creates the perfect atmosphere for that all important girly catch-up. Feel free to apply a whimsy theme/dress code to liven things up, and be sure to make it special by adding some personal touches. And for the evening I hear you say, well, what’s your vice? For many a woman chocolate or the odd tipple is her guilty pleasure. Why not embrace it with a chocolate workshop or cocktail making master class?
For the wild child: Pole dancing lessons are a great way to keep fit while keeping things fun and flirty. To continue the theme, consider heading to your nearest city’s gay bar in the evening as the combo of flamboyance and cheesy pop classics has girls night out written all over it! (key hotspots to note here are Brighton and Liverpool for their notoriously popular gay quarters.)
Ultimately, the planning process can be a daunting and exhausting experience but remember the golden rules here: to overall, have a laugh and r-e-l-a-x! Once planned, it’s time to take it easy and let the celebrations take course. Providing you ensure the bride-in-waiting feels special, there’s no need to go OTT on extravagance (unless, of course, you want to, but the happy couple still have their honeymoon for that, remember!) Moreover, the Hen Do experience is about having fun, spending quality time with friends and making memories to treasure before the ‘she’ in your life becomes a ‘we’.