Organising a hen do and don’t know where to start? These top 10 tips one how to throw a classy hen party should help!
Calling all best friends, sisters, cousins and everyone else charged with organising a hen do! If the bride-to-be has forsworn strippers, fancy dress and willy straws in want of a more sophisticated soiree, then we’re here to help. We’ve asked leading hen and stag do organisers Chillisauce to put together their top 10 tips on how to throw a ‘classy’ hen do.
Hen perfectionist Rachel Harrison says, “More often than not, bridesmaids will call up and ask for something that doesn’t include L-plates and flashing lights. Many hen parties opt for activities they see as ‘classier’ which in the industry is referred to as a ‘Swan do!”
Here are Rachel’s top tips on on how to throw a classy hen party…
Ditch the plastic
Swap the plastic tiaras and L-badges for a more subtle bridal look; everyone else in colours with the bride in white makes the bride feel special without making her feel silly. A simple pearl design is always classy. If you’re going for any type of jewellery choose a design that’s simple and small, instead of loud and brash.
DIY your drinks
Ditch the Jagerbombs and flaming tequila for a cocktail making class- you’ll still get drunk, but under the guise of learning a new skill. If you’d rather not do the hard work, wine or champagne tasting with your feet up is always a crowd pleaser.
Have a day at the races
Nothing will make you feel more like royalty than a day at the races. Dust of your finest hats, grab a glass of champagne and channel your inner fair-lady.
Book alternative transport
If you fancy adding a bit of extra glamour to your hen party, forget taxis and even limos, opt for some more classic transportation. There are plenty of companies hiring out classic cars, so you can show up to your destination in style.
Forget the sugar free diet fad for the day and treat yourselves to one of life’s best luxuries: afternoon tea. It is simply not praised enough nor given enough time as everyone is too busy to take an hour out of their afternoon to simply sit back and reflect while enjoying a cucumber sandwich. For something extra special add a glass of champagne.
Still fancy a dance, but don’t fancy a room full of sweaty strangers? Chillisauce offers different types of dance classes from salsa to swing and all over the country. We also offer Acapella singing classes at the infamous Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden so not only with you have the moves for the dance floor you’ll also have the voice too!
If your bride is feeling creative, there are all sorts of crafty classes you can get your hands not too dirty in. We offer everything from the classic painting and pottery, to making and decorating your own underwear! If the bride is keeping to a budget suggest making something for the wedding tables is not only time efficient but also adds a sentimental element to the hen party but also wedding day.
In London? Head to the West End
Have an unforgettable night in the West End and treat your bride to a musical. London has a fantastic range to choose from whether you want to sing your heart out to Legally Blonde, or go for a highbrow opera. Or get your big hen weekend off to a hilarious start with comedy shows from Comedy Carnival in Leicester Square and have a big laugh.
Always wanted to belong to a group of ‘ladies who lunch?’ There’s no better time to become one. Spend the day with your hens in a beautiful English restaurant or cosy pub, enjoying a classic Sunday brunch. Whether you use this as a finale to the weekend and a way to combat a hangover, or as the main event of the hen party, it’ll definitely please.
Vintage hen themes are growing in popularity, encompassing everything from the roaring twenties right through to the swinging sixties. A theme can tie the day or weekend together well, and a vintage flair adds a touch of class. To make the day even more memorable, head to a vintage makeover parlour to make sure your look is spot on, and get some fantastic pictures to remember the day! We’ve notices a huge rise in Vintage themed parties because people are looking for a theme that is timeless and Vintage is the perfect decade of design that never looks dated!