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How to plan an unforgettable Hen party

Posted on 4th Mar, 2016 by Jackie Jolliffe

How to plan an unforgettable Hen party

Let’s face it – hen parties are a major part of getting married and a celebration that’s just second to the big-day itself. Allowing the bride to have one final chance to celebrate as a single lady, the hen do is the perfect excuse to party in style. However, for the person responsible for planning, booking and arranging the day’s festivities it isn’t always plain sailing. This week on the blog, we offer some top tips for planning an unforgettable hen party experience – without any of those unwanted dramas!

Planning ahead

No matter what activities you choose, it’s important to give plenty of notice. It’s also essential that you leave some time between the hen do and wedding – planning a wedding is stressful enough as it is! Ideally, the hen do should be four to six weeks before the big-day, but have a chat to the bride to get an idea of her preferences.

How to plan an unforgettable Hen party

Who to invite?

The key is to get the balance right with a good mix of personalities and all the bride’s best friends. It’s likely that the whole group won’t have met before, especially if there are friends or family members travelling from afar. In this case, it might be nice to have a pre-hen meet up, so you can all get to know each other over dinner. If this isn’t a possibility, why not set up a Facebook group where you can all chat?

How to plan an unforgettable Hen party

Choosing the activities

It’s important to choose events and activities that everyone will take part in and enjoy. If you’re struggling to think of something everyone will enjoy, why not include a range of activities, which the hens can opt in and out of. You might choose to have a tranquil safe spa day, ideal for the older hens, and a wild evening – perfect for the party girls.

It’s also important to consider budget – not everyone can finance an expensive hen do, plus expensive doesn’t always mean better. If you want to get away for a weekend, why not consider a UK hotspot, rather than trekking half way across the world.

How to plan an unforgettable Hen party

Some of our favourite budget-friendly ideas include:

  • Glamping
  • Creative crafting
  • Cupcake making and decorating
  • Luxury spa days
  • Cheesy hen night out

Arrive in style

To make the day, evening, or weekend as memorable as possible it’s a great idea to start as you mean to go on. Hiring a luxury limo is not only a great way to travel from place to place; it’s also a perfect way to start the plans off, with a few games or a chat over a bottle of champagne.

How to plan an unforgettable Hen party

Our recommended hen party limos include:

  • Pink Hummer – best for large parties of up to 16
  • White Chrysler – a classy option ideal for smaller parties of up to 8

To reserve any of these limos, get in contact with the team today on 07812 102 051.


Are you planning a hen party? If so, what will you be getting up to? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet your hen party plans to us @LimosManchester