If you’re like most maids of honor, the thought of planning a memorable and tasteful bachelorette outing (or hen party) can be a daunting one. From getting the bachelorette party invitations out, to choosing a good venue, to ensuring that everyone has a good time, it is a large task, but we’re here to help.
Finding a means to celebrate that is fun, exciting, and new can be harder than one thinks — especially if you’re trying to keep things classy and are planning to avoid excessive alcohol, gambling, and all those other pre-marriage cliches.
To make things easier for you, we’ve come up with five hen party ideas that MOH and bachelorettes can use to celebrate their beauty, femininity, and friendship. These elegant party ideas will not only help the bride-to-be cut loose before her big day, but they will also help your group of friends bond, grow closer, and never forget this special and meaningful occasion.
1 . Shopping Extravaganza
Plan a fun-filled shopping adventure that consists of stops at the bride’s favorite stores, restaurants, and boutiques. Start the day out at a spa or nail salon and continue on to some of the bride’s favorite shopping spots.
You and the other ladies can make a shopping list of swag the bride will need for her wedding, honeymoon, and new life as a married women.
You can even customize the bachelorette party invitation to include a map of the places you’ll be hitting up and a shopping list for the bride-to-be.
2. Music Festival
If the bride-to-be is into music or has a favorite band on tour, take her and her closest friends out to a concert or music festival.
Music festivals provide the perfect setting for a bachelorette party — they include food, drinks, entertainment, and a crowd of people who are also in the mood to celebrate. The upbeat atmosphere will give the bride a chance to let loose, have fun, and mingle before her big day.
Typically music festivals will last for several days. A weekend long festival will leave more quality time for the bride-to-be and her group of friends to live it up and create meaningful, lasting memories.
Don’t know where to start? Check out the website Festheads to find a music festival that’s right for your bachelorette party.
This of course isn’t limited to females. Men could very well enjoy a music festival themselves. Men’s Bachelor party invites are growing popularity too. Let everyone know when the debauchery begins.
3. Traveling Hen Party
If you really want to make your hen party memorable, take a trip. Almost everyone enjoys exploring new places; plus, traveling is a great way to bond with the bride-to-be and prepare her for the new life ahead.
Check out the Travel Channel’s list of Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas for great trip recommendations. Whether you and the girls venture to Hawaii or Las Vegas, create custom destination themed bachelorette party invites — that include an itinerary, maps, and details — on PurpleTrail.com.
4. Boudoir Hen Party
Although a boudoir hen party may not be for the shy or modest, it’s perfect for brides itching to try something new, exotic, and maybe even a little risque before entering the realm of marriage.
Most boudoir studios are pricey, but offer a plethora of amenities such as food, drinks, attire, and hair and makeup artists. If it makes you more comfortable, you can also have a boudoir session at your home or hotel room.
At a boudoir studio, prepare to get pampered, dolled up, and photographed by professional photographers. The photographers specialize in capturing sensuality and beauty.
You can choose to wear something conservative or risque. Either way, the bride-to-be will walk away feeling glamorous and will also have gorgeous pictures to share with her future husband.
5. Lingerie and Accessory Party
At a lingerie and accessory party, friends can enjoy bonding with the bride-to-be, while showering her with gifts that will make her look and feel beautiful. Try incorporating a variety of gifts into the celebration to mix things up a bit. One can never have enough makeup, jewelry, and shoes!
Use the gathering as an opportunity to share as much love, support, and advice as you can with your close friend. Also, discuss wedding ideas with the bride-to-be and help her feel fully prepared and confident, so she can walk down the aisle with real confidence.
Good Luck Party Planning
Hopefully you found these hen party ideas helpful! If you’re still feeling lost, make a date with the bride-to-be. See what kind of party she would enjoy most and take it from there. Remember to be creative and have fun planning for this very special occasion!