A Maid of Honor’s Guide to Planning a Hen Do


A Maid of Honor’s Guide to Planning a Hen Do

Being chosen as a Maid of Honor is an exciting experience but also a challenging one as there are certain duties that come with the role. One of the major duties is to plan a final hurrah for the Bride to Be in the form of a hen do. With this in mind, here are four tips that aim to take the stress out of planning the celebrations.

Create a Guest List

While many aspects of planning a hen do should be kept a secret from the hen, the guest list is an exception to the rule. Arrange a meeting with the Bride to Be in the early stages of the planning process as until you have an idea of the numbers, you can’t start your search for an appropriate venue. Make a note of all of the names and email addresses of the people the hen wishes to invite and write down any additional bits of information that is revealed by the hen regarding the guests.

Decide on a Venue

Once you have sent an introductory email to all of the guests and established a budget, it is time to begin your search for the perfect venue. The type of accommodation you require will depend on the location you choose and the number of people on the guest list. If there are a lot of guests, it may work out cheaper to rent a holiday cottage from a company like Helpful Holidays rather than pay for a hotel especially if you are looking to stay for more than one night.

Choose a Theme

One way to encourage the guests to get into the party spirit is to throw a themed hen party. This way, establishing a dress code is simple and you can co-ordinate everything from decorations to food to complement the theme. Popular themes include glamorous options such as The Great Gatsby to playful themes such as Superheroes.

Pick Party Favors and Games

At this stage it’s time to add the finishing touches to the hen party by choosing party games and favors for the hen to enjoy. A fun way to make every guest feel welcome is to include a few party favors on each of the guest’s beds. A simple survival kit will suffice and you can create your own by placing a mini bottle of vodka, a band aid, pain killers and a nail file in a personalized bag.

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  1. Terri S says:

    Great tips! Thank you so much for sharing.

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