If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that over the last few weeks the wonderful Claire from Lacey in Places blog has been sharing her top tips for planning a hen party (read her first article here) and today she continues to share her experiences of organising a vintage-inspired hen party for her friend Becky. She has previously shared a downloadable budget spreadsheet and even invitation templates (read this planning article here) to make it super-easy to keep track of the hens, the accommodation and activities costs and she has also written about making DIY crafty decorations for the hen party! Last week she shared ideas for making a DIY memory book for the bride and in today’s blog post, Claire is discussing DIY games that will be sure to get all the hens involved in the bachelorette party:
Here’s a couple of ideas to get the party started and make sure that all the hens throw themselves into the fun of the hen party!
The tip jar
Get the biggest jar you can find (like this olive jar from one of the hens – the lovely Lisa!) then decorate it with glass paint to celebrate the hen do. Add a note book and pen, and you have the beginnings of one of the easiest games – the plan is to use the paper to add words of wisdom for the bride – whether it’s about relationships or life in general – then pop your top tips in the jar. It’s a great game to play during a quiet period of the hen party – perhaps when you’re having lunch (pass it round!), getting ready for a night out, or during a cup of tea and a rest before the big night! When the tip jar is full, give it to the bride to read through all the advice – it’s amazing what funny, sensible and downright rude tips she’ll get!
The truth or dare jar
Another variation on this game is adding cheeky dares to the jar throughout the day (watch the dares getting more and more naughty as more glasses are champagne are enjoyed!). Then all of the hens take it in turns to answer truth or dare questions during the evening celebrations. If the hen chooses not to answer the probing questions posed by the other girls, they can pick a dare out of the jar and all the hens can enjoy watching her carrying it out straight away!
Just don’t forget to drink responsibly(!) and don’t forget that whatever happens on the hen party, stays on the hen party so avoid taking photos of the dares 😉 or at least if you do take photos, all of the hens can have a look at the pics over breakfast the next morning (in a Hangover-esque recap of the evening) and then delete them!!
One more thing – how are you getting on with your crafty projects for the Inspiration Challenge? The theme for August was set by LucyLovesYa.com and is vintage wedding dresses (see above!). And lovely haberdashery Abakhan Fabrics have offered us a fabulous prize of a Simplicity Sewing Pattern for special occasion dresses – very appropriate considering our wedding dress theme! I’d love to see anything you make inspired by the theme – I’m currently making a little tutu for my niece using pieces of wedding dress fabric! All the lovely craft, art and sewing projects received by 1st Sept will be put into a prize draw and the winner will be sent this lovely Simplicity sewing pattern with instructions to make these special occasion dress in 6 different styles – great for bridesmaids, wedding guest outfits, prom dresses or just for wearing on a night out!
If you can’t wait to win the prize – all of the Simplicity sewing patterns are 50% off at Abakhan Fabrics online until 14th September so you can get your hands on any of their easy-to-sew patterns right now!
More hen party series articles
- Hen party series ~ Planning a vintage hen party (LaceyinPlaces on cassiefairy.com)
- Hen party series ~ Make a personal gift for the bride (cassiefairy.com)
- Hen party series – ideas for fun activities (cassiefairy.com)
- Hen party series ~ ideas for personalising your party (cassiefairy.com)
- Hen parties on a budget ~ 5 essential tips (cassiefairy.com)
- Anyone for afternoon tea? Ideas for a thrifty party (cassiefairy.com)