We all simply want the best Hen Party ever. So much is covered on the fun aspects of a hen party – dares, games, activities and the best locations. However, take a moment to think about what our mothers would say… Ok so I don’t mean to be a party pooper, but it’s sometimes the sensible decisions which pave the way for a fabulous weekend to remember!
So you’ve planned in three days of energetic activities and hen party excitement – that’s going to take a lot of energy! So try and get some well-deserved rest and down time before it all kicks off. As you would with your wedding day, you want to be feeling relaxed, calm and collected when you and your hens are ready to party!
A phrase of advice heard by many of us before a wild night out with the girls and there’s reason for this. No-one wants to be the one passed out in the corner of the room by 8pm, even more so if you’re the hen. You can be sure the cameras would be out recording the horrific events unfolding, you don’t want to be the subject.
Plenty of water
Applying even more so during these summer months, it’s so easy to get de-hydrated with a mixture of high temperatures and alcohol. It is true what they say, that you should drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume. Follow this rule to keep those pesky headaches at bay.
Let’s admit most hen weekends are planned around if, when and where drinking will occur. It’s important to plan your meals properly too and make sure you eat enough and often. Organise a meal out, afternoon tea or activity based around food such as pizza making to ensure your bellies are sufficiently lined.
There’s always one hobbling ten metres behind, totally unprepared for the blisters and swelling that now adorn her feet. Day or night, make sure your shoes fit properly and are appropriate for the activity planned. If you decide to have a day shopping and walking around a city centre, wear comfortable flats. Dancing? Take that trusty set of heels or at least an emergency set of ballerinas in your handbag. There’s nothing worse than you head and heart being on the dance floor and your feet just wanting to walk right on home!
An ever more popular and particularly sensible hen party idea is the recovery kit. Like a hen party goodie bag, only rather than being designed to get you giddy and in the party spirit, this has everything you need to make you feel a little more human the morning after! Think orange juice, painkillers and sweet and savoury snacks. Anything that encourages a smile on your face when you’re feeling a tad groggy!
So make your hen night one to truly remember and follow these six sensible rules!