Tag Archives: Alternative Hen Party

Alternative Mr and Mrs Questions: The Paddle Game

alternative mr and mrs questions

If you’re looking for alternative Mr and Mrs Questions, The Paddle Game is an alternative spin on the standard Mr and Mrs Quiz game. Whilst it is always a great idea to capture the groom answering the questions on camera, we understand that this isn’t always possible in advance of the hen party. This alternative […]

5 Memorable Low Key Hen Party Ideas

low key hen party ideas

Every hen isn’t the same. This one is for the ladies out there who do not want a wild hen party or even a hen party at all! We’ve compiled a list of 5 low key hen party ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Show the bride that she doesn’t have to be like the […]

The Ultimate List of Hen Party Ideas

Hen Party Activities

Calling all bridesmaids! Want to give your bride-to-be the hen party of her dreams? We have an amazing selection of list of hen party ideas and activities to suit every bride and budget. The Ultimate List Hen Party Ideas will give you all the inspiration you need. It’s essential to know what she will really love before you start […]

5 hen party activities that NO ONE will expect!

unique hen party ideas

The hen party activity is always a bit of a dilemma. While dance classes, cocktail shaking and karaoke are still firm favourites and a fairly safe bet for some fun clucking action, sometimes a bit of a risk can go a long way to really impressing the bride-to-be and her besties. After all, while baking […]

16 Amazing Dublin Hen Party Ideas

Dublin Hen Party

Planning a Dublin hen party but looking for something different to the typical Temple Bar hen weekend? Well, we’ve got you covered with the insider guide to a cool hen weekend in Dublin. We’ve rounded up some of the best hen party ideas in the fun city and you’ll find something for every type of […]

6 Hen Party Ideas For All Ages

6 Hen Party Ideas For All Ages

Planning a hen party for a hen party group that includes mums, aunties, younger siblings or cousins? Here are 6 hen party ideas for ALL ages so that you keep all bases covered. Fresh flower crown workshops For all boho brides-to-be, this is our absolute favourite and most popular activity for 2016. This is your […]

Cool Hen Party Theme Ideas

Cool Hen Party Theme Ideas

Ok, so when it comes to hen parties you’ll have people who LOVE a theme and those who hate it. The reason people usually dislike them is because they are tacky however we believe there is always way to make something work. Browse through our cool hen party theme ideas for 2019 for the ultimate […]

Hippy Hen Party, A Completely Unique Zen Hen Weekend in Ireland

Hippy Hen Party, A Completely Unique Zen Hen Weekend in Ireland

Our lovely Etain was at a very alternative, untraditional and zen hen party last week. If you’re planning for a bride who has been there and done that, this unique hen party idea will give you tonnes of inspiration. Read on for more on Hippy Hen Party, A Completely Unique Hen Weekend in Ireland… Having […]

8 Hen Adventure Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

8 Hen Adventure Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Whilst we sing from the stylish sheet often here at The Hen Planner HQ we do love adventure and trying something new. A glass of champagne or a margarita is never better than when really deserved after a morning of frolicking in the great outdoors. Although we might dread the thought beforehand of having to exert any […]

Unique Hen Party Activities in London

Unique Hen Party Activities in London

To us, London is the home of random. Fresh out of college in Cork, we learned pretty quick that there was a lot more to fashion than our Miss Sixty baggy jeans and Puma runners. We probably (definitely) over used the word random when we first moved there, gobsmacked by everything and everyone we saw. […]

5 cool summer hen party ideas

5 cool summer hen party ideas

If you’ve found yourself stepping outside just to breathe in that freshly cut grass, you’re probably aware summer is well and truly here. Yay! And if you’re lucky enough to be planning a hen party over the next few months, be sure to take full advantage of what the great outdoors has to offer. Go […]

Halloween Hen Party Theme

Halloween Hen Party Theme

If you have a hen party around halloween and want to theme it, the easy choice is to go for the obvious. There is some great halloween clothing and headwear available online. It’s has the cool and edgy fashion feel that’s out at the moment. You can pick up cool statement t-shirts, dresses and headwear […]

Festival Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Festival Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Looking for hen party ideas for a music loving bride? A festival themed hen party is one of our favourite ideas for this. You can combine all the best aspects of outdoor festival fun with friends and the hen party twists. If you want to bypass the less enticing elements of portaloos, warm pints and […]

The dream hen party on a budget

The dream hen party on a budget

Hen dos are full of fun, laughter and good old-fashioned girl time. And while you only need your greatest girlfriends around you to create the best memories, the hen celebrations of today are likely to set you back a fair few pounds or euros. Here are three unique, affordable ideas for DIY hen celebrations so […]

Festival Hen Party Fashion

Festival Hen Party Fashion

If you’re going on a festival or glamping hen party weekend, have fun choosing what to wear! This is definitely one of our favourite summer hen party themes. We can pretend that we are going to Coachella or living in Byron Bay where gorgeous, boho and cool festival vibes are the norm every day. Here are […]

7 boozy hen party ideas

boozy hen party ideas

As you know by now, we like to talk about nice and “stylish” hen parties. Some people hear this and think, eh boring! However, just because we like them to be pretty and fashion focused, it does not mean that we don’t agree with drink on hen parties. We’re all for the party and as they say, […]

Hen Party Bunting

Hen Party Bunting

Here’s the lowdown on some of the best hen party bunting you can get your hands on. Who doesn’t love bunting?! And not just for a party – bunting is for any time! It’s a great, statement backdrop to your party celebrations and can really transform a room or venue. Bunting works amazingly well to create a […]

6 UK Hen Party Destinations to Suit Your Theme

6 UK Hen Party Destinations to Suit Your Theme

If you’ve already chosen a theme for your hen party, the next thing on your list should be location – believe us, it can either make or break your big idea. Where a vintage theme based in a contemporary hotel in one of London’s business districts would be all kinds of wrong, for a festival theme, glamping in Glastonbury […]

Kitchen Hen Party and Games

Kitchen Hen Party and Games

Our fabulous blogger Noelle tells us exactly what a Kitchen Party is and why it’s the perfect alternative hen party celebration for friends and family of all ages! As the eldest girl in our family when I got married a couple of years ago I was breaking new ground in hen planning. Neither my mother […]

Festival Hen Party? Yes!

Festival Hen Party? Yes!
// I love festival. Festival feeling, festival fashion and festival fun. Festivals are such a happy time. Everyone at a festival has switched off from the real world and is the most relaxed they have been in a long time. I recently got engaged and all I can think about is a festival wedding. Unfortunately [...]

The Perfect Boho Hen Party

The Perfect Boho Hen Party

Creating a modern boho look is a nice and easy alternative for your hen party. It’s the perfect style for a laid back summer hen party whether you’re heading to a festival or on a glamping hen weekend. Natalie from Boudoir Girls shares 5 tips on how to pull together this look.   Colours Boho […]

5 Reasons to do a Vintage Photoshoot

5 Reasons to do a Vintage Photoshoot

The fabulous Natalie from Boudoir Girls in Galway knows a thing or two about hen parties and even more about photo shoots. Read on for 5 reasons why a vintage hen party photoshoot is a great hen party idea! 1. It was the era where all bodies were “Good Bodies” There was no body shaming of […]

Hen Party Theme : 90s Retro Party

Hen Party Theme : 90s Retro Party

This week we discovered the creative and DIY amazingness that is Laura of Wrapped up in rainbows blog. We came across a 90s party she put together and it was too cool not to share. A retro hen party theme is always fun, colourful and kitsch. Most ladies getting married these days will be 100% 90s kids. […]

2015 Hen Party Trends

2015 Hen Party Trends

Ok ladies, we have been scouring the hen party scene for the past months as well as reading all your emails and enquiries. Below are the top trends that are popping up for 2015 in the wonderful land of hen dos, bridal showers and bachelorette parties!   Simplicity, less is more We are increasingly seeing […]

Hen Party Accessories : Photobooth Props

Hen Party Accessories : Photobooth Props

When we first started The Hen Planner, we bought a stash of photo booth props from China with the intention of selling them. We never got around to that. We got too excited with them over Christmas last year and brought them EVERYWHERE! We made so many friends with our freebie props and have many […]

A quirky hen party house in Brighton

A quirky hen party house in Brighton

We came across Looking Glass House in Brighton during one of our usual hen party stalks. It’s uh, pretty amazing. If you’re looking for a quirky property for your very cool bride to be, definitely check this out. Be warned though, it’s that amazing that it books out really quickly. It sleeps 6 to 8 […]

Creative London Hen Party Idea

Creative London Hen Party Idea

When Laura Felicity Designs first came to  me to tell me more about her hen party workshops, I didn’t really know what to think. Why would anyone want to do lino or screen printing for their hen party? What even is lino printing? Screen printing? I didn’t even know what they were to be honest. […]

Downton Abbey Hen Party

Downton Abbey Hen Party

Earlier this year we helped Niamh organise a hen party for her Downton obsessed bestie! Here are some details on their gorgeous and fun hen do. Friday. Arrived in Mullingar and got to hotel round 6.30pm. Checked in to a lovely 4* hotel and were greeted by very friendly and helpful hotel staff.  We then had dinner […]

Bohemian Inspired Hen Party

Bohemian Inspired Hen Party

We love these boho images from Boudoir Girls from a recent photo shoot. This would work really well for a festival hen party or a glamping hen party this summer. We heard that Penny’s / Primark are about to get a big summer, bohemian, festival clothes drop too. Be inspired ladies! x

How to hen party like a fashion blogger

How to hen party like a fashion blogger

We were doing my usual Instagram surfing and spotted that Erika Fox of Retro Flame, one of Ireland’s leading fashion bloggers was heading to a hen party in Kinsale, Co Cork.  It turned out that this wasn’t just any hen party… The hen party was for Nessa Cotter of the Life’s Lust Haves blog, a […]

Makeover Hen Party Dublin

Makeover Hen Party Dublin

If you’re looking for a girlie and sophisticated hen party with a difference in Dublin, we really recommend this fabulous option. Where you’ll stay? The Beacon is a fabulous boutique hotel in just outside Dublin city.   What’s the activity The activity is a makeover and photoshoot experience. Treat all the girls to professional makeup […]

Downton Abbey Hen Party

Downton Abbey Hen Party

For all you Downton Abbey fans, we are excited and delighted to bring you this unique hen party experience.   This Downton Abbey Hen Party activity is a fun mix of downstairs busyness and mischief, and upstairs posh and naughtiness. To kick it off, everyone dresses as servants to do some of the household “chores”. Don’t […]

Project Wedding Body

Are any of you brides having little panics about your wedding body? Equally, are any of the ladies with jam packed social calendars as wedding season and summer approach looking to tuck and tone a little? If you have 6 weeks or more, I really recommend Reformer Pilates. If you haven’t tried it, not only […]

Mrs Doyle Hen Party

Mrs Doyle Hen Party

2014 hen parties have just kicked off and the hottest theme  in Ireland right now is taking on the ultimate house host and ‘glamorous’ woman herself, Mrs Doyle from Father Ted. Read on to find out more. Go on go on go on go on. From tea parties to lovely girls competitions, ladies are dropping […]

WIN! A personalised magazine with The Hen Planner and Blue Friesian

Surprise the bride with this unique keepsake for the bride to treasure! Memory books are a very popular gift to the bride to be. They’re a way of pulling out the highlights, funnies and best memories from her days as a miss. An alternative spin on this is a personalised spoof magazine which will contain […]

A Crafty Hen Party with The Crafty Hen

A crafty hen party is a unique opportunity to do something different with your nearest and dearest before the big day and really offer the bride-to-be a unique experience. The activities can be tailored around the brides hobbies, likes or interests and you don’t even have to be crafty to enjoy a crafty hen party! […]