Getting married these days involves more than just the wedding itself. There is also the small matter of celebrating the end of singledom and it’s become very big business.
Organising the hen do is quite a responsibility. It takes time and a great deal of imagination if the event is going to be a success. Depending on the time of year, available budget and number of guests the sky’s the limit when it comes to hen party fancy dress ideas.
Here are a few fancy dress ideas to get the creative juices flowing and to ensure that your bride to be is delighted.
1) A spa break in glam gowns
A relaxing and pampering spa weekend experience with girly treats always goes down well if your bride would prefer something glamorous and sophisticated rather than a crazy hen do.
Dress in matching silk gowns, clip on your tiaras and be pre-nuptial princesses for the day. Book in for a massage or manicure or simply crack open some fizz to enjoy in the Jacuzzi. Follow up with an evening dress, sumptuous dinner and maybe throw in a few personalised table gifts for each guest to round it all off.
There are numerous hotels and health clubs around the country offering a wide range of simply fabulous hen party packages.
See Organise A Hen’s Pampered Hen for suggestions.
2) Superhero or girl guide outdoor adventures
Thinking of a pretty muddy wild weekend with your fitness loving besties? Pull on some super hero outfits or animal costumes and go for it in the great outdoors.
Consider camping out with a Girl Guide theme including loads of sports day frolics, a midnight feast and of course toasted marshmallows. Maybe opt for some more grown up action at an activity centre.
With an endless choice of activities to release the adrenaline and ruffle some feathers try a zip wire from the treetops, ride the rapids or simply organise a riotous bike race. Add a well-stocked fridge and cosy log cabin woodland accommodation and you’ve cracked it.
See Organise A Hen’s Outdoor Hen for suggestions.
3) Hawaiian themed hen do
A themed do at home lets your creativity run riot and needn’t break the bank. How about whisking your gals away to a tropical Hawaiian island in the comfort of your own back yard?
Get your hens involved and really go for it with OTT decorations, music and riotous games. Create a chunk of paradise in suburbia with some inflatable palm trees, garden lights and tropical birds. Shake up some amazing cocktails to take her breath away – don’t forget the umbrellas! Don the grass skirts, jazzy shirts like those fromHawaiian Shirts Online and flower garlands and create a fab ambiance to get your party on!
For great cocktail options, see Organise A Hen’s Foodie Hen.
4) Hollywood hen
If bling is your thing then go for lights, camera action with your gaggle of chicks. Become a movie star for a night giving you the best excuse ever to glam it up, ham it up and just get out there and dazzle!
Who would you like to be…from Marilyn Monroe to Elvis, yes Elvis, the choice is yours? Fancy strutting your stuff round town playing who am I? Go on…you know you want to!
Forget the crass stripping gorilla grams and do something amazing. Whichever way you play it dressing up gets you a ticket to fantasy land. Be anything you want to be, be as outrageous as you dare and create the best memories ever for your special bride to be.
Thank you to Sam Butterworth from Hawaiian Shirts Online for this guest blog. More details and information can be found on Organise A Hen