What you should be taking with you on a Hens Weekend
So the hen do is organised. You’ve planned an amazing itinerary of activities and nights out. All the girls are ready and excited. Now all that’s left to do is pack your bags. But what do you need to bring? Here is a concise list of some of the Must-Bring items that you should remember to ensure the hen do is extra special and one to remember!
1. Novelty Costume Pieces
Somewhere along the line, dressing up in ridiculous pink feather boas, carnival hats and oversized sunglasses became the expected norm for Hen Dos everywhere. There is something liberating and fun about donning silly outfits and running rampant on the city. Yes – people will stare – but do you care!
2. Panadol or Alkaselzer
If you are on a hen do abroad, the chances are you’ll have loads of fun and interesting activities to do everyday – and night. In order to keep up with the fast pace of the hen do (and to keep that nasty hangover headache at bay) BRING PAINKILLERS!
These are once-in-a-lifetime memories that you’ll want to remember forever so bring a camera to capture those hilarious, emotional moments. The bride-t0-be will thank you when you send her the photos of her poledancing/downing shots/dancing with the stripper later.
4. L Plates/crowns/sash
Bringing something that will make the bride-to-be stand out from the rest of the group on your hen do abroad is always a good idea. It will make her feel special and will draw the right kind of attention from bar staff and generous passers-by who might just buy you drinks to help you celebrate!
5. A gift for the Bride-to-be
One way to make your hen do abroad extra special for the bride-to-be is to get all the girls to chip in on a special present for her to remember the weekend forever. Perhaps there is a special piece of jewellery she loves, some gorgeously indulgent underwear, or a novely t-shirt with her name printed on it.
6. Flat Shoes
We all know that high-heels are sexy and attractive and make any outfit look more sophisticated but chances are with all the bar crawling, clubbing, dancing and walking around the city you’ll be doing, your feet will be screaming out for a pair of flats by the end of the night. This will also come in handy if you are abroad on your hen do – activities are best enjoyed when you can walk!
7. Phone Charger
In this day and age of smart phone dependency, you’ll want to make sure your battery is charged at all times during your hen do abroad. There might be a moment when someone gets lost, or you might want to instantly post your photos on social media. Whatever you need it for, your smart phone needs juice so don’t forget your charger.
8. Party Games
Regardless of how many amazing activities you organise for your hen do abroad, bringing games along will enhance the fun and make everyone feel like the whole event has been well organised and thought about. You can whip out games at the dinner table, at bars or even during day time activities to keep the attendees interested and engaged.
9. A bespoke Playlist
Having a soundtrack for your hen do, is a brilliant way to make the girls feel like they are part of something special. It’s also a great keepsake to give the entire group at the end of the event. Having a song you can all sing along to during the hen do abroad will also increase the feeling of group bonding and can keep the energy up when times get low.
Whether you are abroad on your hen do and staying in a hotel, or having your event at home, it’s always nice to make things extra special with some decorations you can post around the house. This could include photos of the hen from when she was a baby until now, or just banners, streamers and balloons.