by Niamh Bartley
The hen party is a huge deal in the run up to the wedding
day, it’s a night or two away from planning and organising where the bride can
let her hair down and have some fun with her besties. If it’s down to you to
organise it we know it can be stressful so we have some great ideas on how to
keep it running smoothly and make sure everything goes as planned.
If you’re dealing with a popular bride you’ll
probably be bringing together a few different groups of her friends, one from
work, school, college etc. It’s obviously important that she is not torn
between groups the whole night so try to make an effort to mingle and mix up
the groups a bit over the course of the party, you never know, you might make
some friends too.
So, you haven’t seen all of your friends
together in a couple of months, it’s easy for you to just pop over to them and
natter for the whole evening, but what about the girl from the bride’s office
who came to the party solo? Playing some fun ice-breaking games or even just
sharing funny stories about the bride will bring you all closer and make
everyone feel more welcome. This is also a good way of including older guests
i.e. the future mother-in-law in the conversation.
Variety is key when it comes to planning a hen
party, don’t overload everyone with a chock-full itinerary planned to the
second, just have enough going on that people aren’t bored and there’s
something to suit everyone. Try not to dwell on anything for too long, keep the
party moving and the drinks flowing and you should be fine.
The best way to avoid disaster is to plan in
advance. If you’re renting a space or even just a table at a bar, make sure to
have your booking in pronto. This will also help you in the long run as you
won’t have as much to worry about when the party comes. Make sure everybody
knows what’s happening throughout the day/night/weekend (except for the bride)
and stick to the plan once it’s finalised.