Hen Party Essentials

If you’re in charge of organising a night out for the bride-to-be, there’s a lot to think about! Many people actually look forward to the hen night almost as much as the wedding itself, and if you’re the one tasked with organising the night you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with options. Fortunately we […]

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If you’re in charge of organising a night out for the bride-to-be, there’s a lot to think about! Many people actually look forward to the hen night almost as much as the wedding itself, and if you’re the one tasked with organising the night you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with options. Fortunately we have this definitive list of essential items that will see you through whatever the hen party turns into.

1) Costumes

It’s pretty much a given that a theme for your costumes will get everyone in the right mood, and give you a great excuse to spend time together getting ready and having fun before the night begins. Go as crazy as you’re comfortable with!

2) Accessories

As well as the classic L-plates, tiaras, sashes and veils for the bride, you need to make sure everyone is coordinated! Having matching hen t shirts, fancy dress costumes and facemasks are a must!.

3) Playlist

Especially important whether you’re getting ready for a big night out or spending the whole night in, having all the right songs to get everyone in the mood is a must. Mix up the bride’s favourites with all the classic girly anthems for a winning combination.

4) Games

A hen party is a time for ridiculous games and activities to keep everyone entertained, so great options are things like a wedding-themed Mr & Mrs quiz. Whatever you choose, best to make sure it’s simple enough so it can be played even after a few glasses (or bottles) of wine.

5) Medical Kit

There’s no telling what will happen on any night out with the girls, but dancing and running around in heels all night is pretty much guaranteed to result in a plaster or two coming in handy. Don’t forget to include emergency pins for fixing wardrobe malfunctions too!

6) Makeup

You’ll be able to last the entire night and still look gorgeous with an extra supply of lipstick, mascara and whatever else you need tucked away in your bag, so any last minute touch-ups are quick and easy.

7) Chargers

If you’re spending a full night out and don’t want to lose anyone, it might be a good idea to take a couple of spare chargers in your bag just in case someone forgets to charge up in advance. This proves extra useful if someone with a flat battery hits the bottle too hard and needs to head home early.

8) Flat shoes

It almost goes without saying – if you’re spending the night in heels but don’t know where the hen party is going to take you, chances are you might end up walking at least part of the way home. You’ll thank yourself later if you squeeze a pair of flats in with everything else, as long as your bag hasn’t burst so far.

9) Recovery kit

Last but certainly not least, you could well need a dose of paracetamol (or possibly chocolate) and a bottle of water once the comedown hits, whether it’s late into the night or the middle of tomorrow afternoon. Whatever you and the girls might need, you’re better safe than sorry if you complete your hen night essentials with an emergency hangover cure or two.

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