How do you make a hen’s party special?

Whether you’re a seasoned bridesmaid or a total newbie to the bride tribe, one thing remains certain: no two hen’s parties are the same. This is a chance for the bride to celebrate the special bonds she shares with her friends and family, hence the event should be tailored to her in all of her uniqueness.

This little list gives some ideas of ways to make the hen’s party as special as the lucky bride.


Choose an activity

First things first: what will you actually do? Naturally, this depends on the bride’s tastes and interests. While a night of debauchery often springs to mind, a hen’s party needn’t be all about limo rides, bar crawls and phallic-shaped straws.

Think about what your bride enjoys and try to incorporate that into the event. Is she into fitness? Why not give pole dancing or a circus class a go. Bit of a foodie? How about a fancy restaurant, high tea, or relaxed afternoon picnic. Is art her thing? Take a look into DIY crafts or boozy paint classes. There are plenty of ways to turn the bride’s hobbies into a hen’s party to remember.


Get personal with customised goodies

Whatever the theme of your hen’s party, a touch of personalisation can help make the event a truly momentous occasion.

If booze is on the agenda, why not create some customised wine or beer labels to stick to your bottles? Alternatively, pre-order some sweet treats like custom cookies stamped with the bride’s name. As a special treat for the bridal party, a set of monogrammed robes can be the perfect touch to get the girls excited for the big day.


Surprise the bride with a pre-party pamper

While the wedding is all about celebrating the couple, the hen’s party is a chance to make the bride feel extra special before the big day. Given the stress that comes with planning a wedding, your bride is sure to feel all the love with a pamper session before her hen’s party.

Whether it’s a full spa day, a sumptuous facial and massage, a mani and pedi package or a blow wave at her favourite hair salon, let your bride relax into the event by booking her in for a special treatment. Not only will it help her take some time out before the big day, it’ll also give her that picture-perfect look for her hen’s party photos.


Capture the event in style

Speaking of photos, the hen’s party deserves its own series of snapshots separate to the wedding. There are a few ways you might want to go about this, depending on your budget and your bride’s personal taste.

If money isn’t an issue, why not hire a professional photographer? It’ll take the stress away from making sure you capture some decent pics on the night. Alternatively, if your bride is inclined towards vintage vibes, an old-school polaroid camera can be the perfect way to get those in-the-moment snaps. For a modern upgrade, why not look into a pocket photo printer to get those instant pics? Having hard-copy photos on the night also makes for a great party favour for the guests.