Bachelorette/hen parties are among the traditional pre-wedding parties. There is a misconception surrounding such occasions which imply that a bachelorette party must include drinking and getting wild. That is a false idea and should be disregarded. Those who consider themselves more traditional and conservative may not want a party that will leave them with a hangover the next morning. There is no need to miss out having fun before you marry the love of your life, only because you want a cool and simple event. Family friendly Hen Party Ideas
Here are some tips that will make your bachelorette/hen party memorable and family friendly.
After a hectic time planning for the wedding, the bride might require some pampering. A day at the spa can be just what the doctor ordered for with regards to bachelorette parties. Grab your girls and step out for a day of getting spoilt. With such a modest plan, your grandma will be glad to attend.
Cost– this is a costly option. However, if one cannot afford to pay for spa services, she can improvise. All you require are cucumbers, salt scrubs, nail polish and ladies who are ready for fun.
Any lady will agree that a girl flick marathon never gets old fashioned. If you prefer having a cozy night at home with all the special girls in your life, select your preferred chick flicks and write them down. Invite your ladies over and ask them to bring their snacks to share.
Cost-this is a cost-friendly activity as everyone will be participating in catering for the event. The exact costs are dependent on the snacks that guests choose to bring.
Let all your ladies have a new look by spending some time getting a makeover done. It is best for you to have a professional do the makeover for you. However, if cost is a limiting factor, you can opt for DIY. If you can, let the makeover be as unsightly as humanly possible. Do not allow the guests to look in the mirror until the makeover is done. This way, it will be so much fun laughing at how everyone looks. It will be so much fun that you will laugh the entire time. Remember to give yourself enough time to re-do the makeup, especially if you opt for full-blown makeup.
Cost-hiring, a professional make-up artist, might be costly. If you are not comfortable with the charges, you can opt to do the makeup yourselves.
With this activity, you are spoilt for options of undertaking a Treasure hunt. Regardless of how you decide to do it, you and your guests will have lots of fun. A simple internet search will help you create a list of the items your guests will be hunting for. To keep it within check, ensure that the items on the list are related to the wedding in a way. In case kids are attending the event, they will be extra thrilled to be part of it. Do not forget to get party badges so that the non-guests recognize you.
Cost- if you are on a tight budget, you can have your guests take photos of the items instead of purchasing them. If you feel that your partygoers need to work a little harder, give them a small manageable budget to buy or trade the items.
If you prefer a more formal event, then tea party is the way to go. As old-fashioned as it may seem, having a tea party will be fun. You can ask your girls to dress up in the large floral hats and the fancy sunglasses. If your guests are not tea lovers, you may create alternatives such as juice and milk. Get sweet accompaniments like cookies. The event will offer an ideal opportunity to converse and create bonds.
Cost– it will only be as expensive as you want it to be.
Regardless of the activities, you decide to have on this day, here are some no-no’s you should avoid.
If you want to be on the safe side, remove alcohol from the picture. Nothing can spoil the mind like too much alcohol. If you and your guests are comfortable taking alcohol, a glass of wine or two will do. Remember to keep it serene and moderate.
Limit sexy gifts
Sexy gifts are among the most thrilling and scandalous aspects of a traditional bachelorette party. The truth is that it is a shear amusement to watch the bride open those kinky gifts. However entertaining it might get, it may be very offensive for the conservative guests and the small children in attendance. If you want a bachelorette party where all the ladies in your family are free to attend, this part of the event will be out of context. Inform your guests that you are open to receive gifts, but they should be in the “nice” and not the “naughty” genre.
If you have always wanted the booze, sexy gifts and male dancers, you can still do it. However, you need to spread your activities throughout the day. This way, you can still have the family-friendly activities with your conservative friends as well as the kids during the day. As for you and the other girls who want to get kinky, have the other activities in the evening.
Whichever the activity and options you select, remember that it is time for you to have fun awaiting your upcoming marriage with your main girls. Get spoilt, have a good time and above all, stay calm since you ought to turn up for your big day.