Published on October 31st, 2019
Have you have been asked to arrange a hen’s night for your best friend, relative or work colleague? Are you feeling overwhelmed right now? Don’t worry, because we have a a quick checklist that will help you to make all the arrangements in double quick time, creating an evening that will be remembered forever!
1. Make A Guest List And Send The Invitations
You need to make this list with the help of the bride (unless it’s a secret hen party!), because there may be people you don’t know that the bride wants included in their hen night.
The venue, theme and activities you need to organise in the next few steps will depend on who is invited (and accepts!) and how many!
For example, it’s no good organising an event in a rowdy club if half the attendees are the bride’s elderly relatives, so put together a guest list and find out the numbers before you move on to the next step.
2. Organise A Realistic Budget
Not everyone has an endless supply of money, so if the guests are paying for everything themselves, then you need to set a realistic budget for the evening. If the bride’s family is contributing some or all of the costs for the hen night, then you can splash out even more!
So consider the costs of drinks and food, as well as admission fees to clubs and even accommodation if people need to travel far to attend the party.
Also, if venues and tickets need to be paid in advance, ensure that everyone knows their contribution and collect this money prior to the night. This way, you won’t have to worry about paying bills on the night and you can enjoy yourself with everyone else.
3. Select A Venue And A Theme
Are you staying local or heading off to a tourist location? Some people go overseas for their hen party, turning it into a mini vacation, whilst others just go out to the local pub, club or restaurant.
If you need to book a table or tickets for a show then you need to know the number of guests, so you can select the right location or venue to accommodate everyone.
A river cruise is a unique idea for a hens night and makes the function private and exciting. What about a theme?
Some people love themed parties, so if this is something that your bride wants to include in her evening, then you will need to select a theme and communicate this to all the guests.
4. Organise Food And Activities
No-one wants to go hungry when they are drinking, so book a restaurant as soon as possible, locking in the date. An early meal might be better than a late meal, particularly if some guests are only attending for the dinner and will be going home early.
After all, not everyone wants to spend an evening dancing and drinking, so an early dinner makes them feel welcome and allows them to enjoy themselves with everyone else.
Activities are another major component of a hen night, whether these activities include pampering yourselves at a local spa, going to a comedy club or booking seats at a male strip club!
5. Keep An Eye On Everyone
As the organiser, it’s your job to make sure that everyone has a great time on the night and gets home safely. It’s easier if you ask a few other guests to help you keep an eye on everyone, because it’s better to be safe than sorry on the night!