Hen Party Checklist
Are you in charge of the hen do?
Take some of the stress off your shoulders with our free hen party checklist, packed full of advice, tips and ideas of things you need to remember when you are doing your hen party planning. We've organised 1000’s of hen parties in the past, so we know a thing or two about them! Whether you are planning your own hen weekend or the responsibility has been bestowed upon you, print this checklist off and tick each thing off, it's sure to help. Simply follow the 22 steps to create a hen party to remember!
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1. The first thing to do is meet up with the bride and get a list of all the names and contact details of the friends and family she wants to invite on the hen party.
2. Get a rough idea of how many people will be attending the hen party. This will help when working out costs for finding a suitable venue and date availability. Make a realistic list of who to invite.
3. Decide on the best date, the desired location and number of nights you will stay away. May hen party groups enjoy a weekend break, with a full hen party weekend package, which include activities and hotels.
4. Decide on the type of activities and hotel standards you would like.
5. Think of what the bride would like to do, does she like to rave all night and drink everyone under the table, or does she like a calmer evening with a little less alcohol fuelled?
6. Once you’ve come up with a plan of action, you need to decide on how long you want the hen party to last.
7. You must take into account that some of the people may need to give notice to book time off work, if you decide to take a long break.
8. REMEMBER: the longer you make the celebration the less people are likely to be able to come on the hen party.
9. Now you have an idea of the activities and the accommodation, you should do some quick research to get an idea of the price per person.
10. We have some of the best hen party activities and packages for you to get some ideas.
11. Contact everyone and let them know about the activities, hotels and dates that you have come up with. The earlier you let people know the better.
12. If there are a few expensive activities you want to do for the hen party, then it’s always a good idea to offer people the chance to opt in and out of certain activities.
13. This way you can do everything the bride wants, without people feeling the pressure to have to join in with everything.
14. Once you have a good idea of confirmed numbers then start to book everything. Some hotels and activity providers will require varying deposits, so bear that in mind when booking with them.
15. Ask everyone for their final balance to be paid for at least 6 weeks before the date, as this is what most hotels and activity suppliers will require.
16. Once booked, then you can start to think about personalising the weekend for the bride to be. It’s always a nice touch to celebrate the bride’s last night of freedom in fancy dress (making sure she stands out).
17. Alternatively, you could make it completely about the bride by getting her face printed on a set of t-shirts or have t-shirts with lots of fun names on (We have a FREE t-shire names list, with over 2000 names & phrases).
18. If you’re starting off at someone’s house before you head out then take time to showcase the bride’s best, worst and downright embarrassing photos. Another fun idea would be to ask our Mr & Mrs Questions, which can be used whilst having cocktails and afternoon tea.
19. Purchase some hen party accessories and costumes. It is an unwritten rule that the bride-to-be should be adorned with girly accessories on her hen night, but it adds to the fun and the bride-to-be will stand out from the crowd.
20. We’re talking L plates, sashes, veils and novelty jewellery. If, however the bride prefers a low key affair then sporting a simple badge or feather boa may be more her thing – sometimes less is more.
21. If you haven’t booked a hotel, it’s the perfect time to go all out and get a super long limo, massive hummer or humble mini-bus (not quite as fancy but it gets you from A to B).
22. If you need transport, try get it booked in advance – the last thing you want is a bunch of cheering drunken girls attempting to get back to the hotel or home without pre-booked transport.
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We help hen parties all over the UK plan incredible hen weekends celebrations with these 22 tips, tricks and ideas. By following these you will be able to successfully complete everything to do with hen party planning!