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34 Best Hen Party Dares (& Free Dare Cards!)

Hen Party Dares

Hen Party Dares are a great way of bringing some serious fun and laughs to the hen party celebrations. They can be a great ice breaker for groups that don’t know each other. They can also work as a “pick me up” if there is a lull after too much food at dinner. But no one […]

6 of Dublin’s Best Rooftop Bars

hen party ideas dublin

Dublin has endless options when it comes to pubs, bars and clubs. There is definitely no shortage! That said, some occasions (like when you’re throwing the best hen party ever) require that EXTRA special venue and setting. There’s nothing quite like a rooftop setting with amazing bubbles, a long cocktail menu and the best views […]

Top 4 Classy Drinks to Serve at Your Hen Party

Top 4 Classy Drinks to Serve at Your Hen Party

Whether having a night in or a few drinks before hitting the town you’re going to want to get the party started in style. There’s nothing like kicking off proceedings with a few cocktails to set the tone for a night of sophisticated fun. We’ve taken the work out of it with a how to […]

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 Disney Hen Party Theme Ideas

disney hen party ideas

Every girl wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day. After all, the whole point of a wedding is to achieve that perfect, happily ever after, right? But, there’s a lot of build up to that fairytale dream, and you don’t have to wait until the big day to make the bride feel […]

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 […]

5 Classy Liverpool Hen Party Ideas

5 Classy Liverpool Hen Party Ideas

If you ever been to Liverpool you may know it as a great place to shop, a place that celebrates and produces great music and a city proud of its football and cultural heritage. It’s the IDEAL location for a hen party with all of this and even more. If you’re looking for an alternative, […]

How to Make a Hen Party Memory Book (Our Top Tips)

How to Make a Hen Party Memory Book (Our Top Tips)

Hen books or hen party memory books… we know it’s super difficult to know what to write in a hen party memory book. What are hen part memory books they and how do we make them? We get asked these questions all the time so today Jayne is giving you the complete low down and sharing […]

Hen Party Survival A to Z

Hen Party Survival A to Z

A is for Assemble the troops Send out a save the date in plenty of time to give people a chance to pencil it in. B is for Bridal party brainstorming No matter how much your bride wants to be surprised be sure to get a list of dos and don’ts from her. C is […]

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 […]

10 Fun Christmas Hen Party Ideas

Christmas Hen Party Ideas

There is nothing like a Christmas hen party. Winter might be dark and cold, but nothing beats that festive feeling. For any of you out there who are planning the most awesome send off for your bestie around the festive season, we have put together a few alternative hen party ideas for keeping the hen troops entertained […]

23 Classy Hen Party Gifts for the Bride

Classy Hen Party Gifts for the Bride

Looking for a thoughtful gift for your bride to be bestie? We’ve rounded up some ideas from Etsy for token gifts for the bride, be it for her hen party, wedding, honeymoon or just because. Browse through these 23 gorgeous gift ideas for the bride via Etsy for that perfect wedding or gift for the […]

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 […]

8 Fresh Irish Hen Party Ideas for 2019

8 Fresh Irish Hen Party Ideas for 2019

Calling all bridesmaids! So your bestie got engaged over Christmas and the New Year. Now, the celebrations are over, it’s time to start planning her hen party! If you’re looking for some inspo for a hen party in 2019, check out our list of hen party ideas, some new, some classics, all guaranteed good times! […]

What to put in your hen party hangover kits

hen party hangover kit

Planning on providing the bride and her hen party guests with some hangover kits to help ease the pain of the night before? Here are some ideas for useful hangover kit items that the girls will actually use! 1. Bottle of water ESSENTIAL! Even if you’re not doing hangover kits, always provide each of the […]

4 Amazing Cork City Hen Party Ideas

4 Amazing Cork City Hen Party Ideas

Is your bride-to-be a sparkling bombshell of glitter and glam? Does she adore retro fashion, pretty florals, champagne and cupcakes? Is she the type of girl who loves to be pampered or does she just want a fun night out with her best girls? No matter what her style or which hen party theme you […]

Mobile Hen Party Activities. Bring the party to you!

mobile hen party activity ideas

If the hen party plan is mainly centred around a kick ass country house, it’s likely you’ll want to spend as much time possible in the house to make the most of the hen party splurge. Hen party country houses are great for space, luxury and bringing people together. We’ve rounded up some ideas for […]

Healthy Hen Party Ideas

Healthy Hen Party Ideas

If your Bride to Be is a fitness fanatic or a fan of all things wellness, we have some perfect ideas of how you can plan her a healthy-ish hen and plan some activities to burn off your much deserved bubbles! Prosecco Pilates A pilates teacher says it’s always great having a bride to be […]

Classy Hen Party Accessories

Classy Hen Party Accessories

Thankfully, hen party accessories have come a long way since the days of L plates and fluffy handcuffs. Now it’s all about keeping your hen party accessory and decor game cool, modern, classy and cute. Whether you’re planning a hen party, bridal shower, bachelorette weekend or hens day, we’ve rounded up some ideas to keep […]

How to plan the Best Hen Do Ever!

How to plan the Best Hen Do Ever!

He asked, she said yes; she asked, you said yes… And now, as a bridesmaid, one of your most important jobs is to make sure the bride-to-be has a hen to remember – but for all the right reasons! If you’re currently hen planning, follow our guide below for some essential tips for making sure […]

The Ultimate List of Hen Party Theme Ideas

The Ultimate List of Hen Party Theme Ideas

Costumes and hen party themes add fun to any hen celebration. Having a dress code helps put everyone in a festive mood, highlights the trend and is great for fun hen party photos #SquadGoals. Most of all, wearing special outfits makes the event more memorable. It’s a time when you laugh together commenting on how […]

Active Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Active Hen Party Ideas in Ireland

Hen parties can be a great opportunity to try out something adventurous that you might never get the chance to experience otherwise. If your bride to be likes to be active, is always up to try something exciting or unusual AND she’s not afraid of getting wet (if required), there are lots of great unconventional […]

Our Best Classy Hen Party T Shirt Ideas (These Are So Cute)

Hen Party Tshirts

Here at The Hen Planner we used to be totally anti any hen party tshirts or sweatshirts. Our hen party tastes however do change along with fashion (sorry, we’re a little bit fickle!) and let’s face it, hen party style has seriously upped it’s game! You can now get cool and actually nice (non tacky) […]

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 […]

Hen Party Balloons

hen party balloons

Let’s face it, balloons are kind of a big thing at the moment. They have taken over from bunting as the cool statement decoration for your hen party, bridal shower, bachelorette party or any celebration. We love balloons and they really help create a look for the hen do fun along with looking great as […]

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 […]

Hen Party Mugshot Signs

Hen Party Mugshot Signs

If you have been browsing Pinterest looking for hen party inspiration, you more than likely have come across the Mug Shot photos from bachelorette parties in the US showing before and after party photos. If you’re looking for something a little different for a hen party, these hen party mugshot signs we came across are […]

Bohemian Hen Party Accessories

Bohemian Hen Party Accessories

A bohemian hen party has always been one of our favourite hen do themes. It is fun, relaxed and we just love the fashion and feel of it. You are always guaranteed amazingly cool hen party photos with a boho inspired hen do. We have trawled through our favourite resources online to find you the […]

Hen Party Bottle Labels

Hen Party Bottle Labels

Hen party bottle labels are a simple way of bringing a personal touch to your hen party celebrations. These hen do bottle label ideas can work for a bottle of wine, mini bottles of prosecco or even gin. They are easy to make and are a winning route to an awesome hen party. They will […]

The Ultimate List of Bridesmaid Dresses

The Ultimate List of Bridesmaid Dresses

Once the bride’s dress has been found, project bridemaid dress is usually the next wedding job. Finding the right dress for your ladies is no easy task. The golden rule when you accept the honour of acting as a bridesmaid for your friend, is acknowledging that it’s her big day and even if she wants you […]

Cool Gift Ideas for the Bride

Cool Gift Ideas for the Bride

A really great touch on the hen is a little gift for the bride. No matter how big or small the budget can allow, something thoughtful will be another addition to the hen party surprises and give the bride something to remember the celebrations by. Here are some cool gift ideas for the bride to […]

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 […]

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, […]

5 Hen Party Activities for the Diva Bride!

5 Hen Party Activities for the Diva Bride!

Although some bride’s shy away from the hen party attention and fuss that comes with being a bride, most will want to embrace it. Having been there and wore the veil, we are all for embracing your bridezilla moment, especially when you’ve been watching what you eat, doing all the squats and sleeping with a […]

Funny Mr and Mrs Questions

Funny Mr and Mrs Questions

We have listened to your feedback and know that everyone is always on the hunt for alternative and funny Mr and Mrs Questions. The Mr & Mrs quiz is a hen party staple and even though it has been played for years, we still have it as a must for any hen do celebration. We […]

Julianne Hough’s Bachelorette Party

Julianne Hough's Bachelorette Party

Julianne Hough celebrate her hen or bachelorette in Mexico recently. For those of you who haven’t heard of Julianne, she’s on Dancing with the Stars in the US and starred in the remake of Footloose. She is also the sister of Derek Hough who was hanging around with Cheryl a few years ago. The hen […]

VbyVerySS17 Press Launch

VbyVerySS17 Press Launch

Last night I was invited to my very first press event by Littlewoods for their V by Very #VbyVerySS17 launch. Obviously I jumped at the invite and was super excited to attend the event. Along with a gorgeous new collection, the VByVerySS17 Press Launch night was amazing from an event perspective. Along with the cocktails and cocktails, a […]

Hen Party in Paris

Hen Party in Paris

They do say that PARIS is always a good idea and how right they are!  I had my hen party in Paris last year and it was an amazing weekend, organised by my fabulous bridesmaids Michelle and Maeve. Michelle was all over it as she was flying solo as the only bridesmaid on this side of the world. […]

Hen Do Props

Hen Party Photo Props

Photos photos photos! This is one of the most important things to remember on any hen do, and with lots and lots of photos of the bride on her special hen weekend. We love hen do props that really bring photos to life and add to the fun factor. Here are some of our favourite […]

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 […]

Pretty Little Liars Bachelorette Party

Pretty Little Liars Bachelorette Party

Ok, I have been a tad disappointed with the lack of cool celebrity hen parties in 2016. We got a lot of them in 2014 but there hasn’t been much shared since then. Maybe they are all keeping them super private and let’s be honest:- who really wants to let their hair down and have […]

Finding the perfect hen party outfit for the bride

Finding the perfect hen party outfit for the bride

Jayne knows her bride and has it nailed when it comes to surprising the bride with an outfit for her hen celebrations. She has given us the lowdown on finding the perfect hen party outfit for the Bride so that you get it right. Do you know your bride well enough to do this?! Keeping hen […]

Claire’s Cork Hen Party

Claire's Cork Hen Party

Hi ladies, I’ve never formally introduced myself to you on The Hen Planner and now it’s well over due… So, HI! I’m Claire. That’s me facing the camera in the photo. I’m from Cork and live in Dublin. I lived in London for 7 years before moving to Dublin a few years ago. I’m a total product junkie […]

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 […]

A Classy Hen Party in Portugal

A Classy Hen Party in Portugal

Read on and see the images below for ideas for a classy hen party in Portugal. The fabulous makeup artist, Annette O’Brien has her own special day coming up very soon and has been celebrating her time with her best ladies where she can. She has had two hen parties (lucky ducky!) with the first […]

Saints and Sinners Hen Party

Saints and Sinners Hen Party

Given the month that’s in it we thought we’d try something new here and mix the ideas up a little with the Saints and Sinners Hen. This is the hen for those of you that have more than a passing interest in the outdoors but still know how to party hard. Fear not, we will make […]