If you’ve been tasked with planning a hen party, you may have realised just how much it takes to organise an event to remember. From the guest list and destination to hen party activities and personalised hen party accessories, it can be difficult to get your head around what exactly needs done. But at HenQueens, we’re taking the stress away from Maid of Honours, and have created our hen party checklist to help you out. You can thank us later!

Speak to the bride

It’s easy to get carried away ordering those ‘hen party’ sashes and putting your name down on every VIP club guest list. But have you stopped to consider what kind of hen party your bride-to-be would like? After all, it is her hen weekend. Find out what she wants, what she doesn’t, which key hens she wants there, when she wants to celebrate and whether or not she wants to be involved in the planning. Only then is it time to start the real planning… 

Communicate with the hens 

You might all be dotted around the country – or even the world – so why not set up a Whatsapp group or social media chat? Throw a few locations, activities and dates in the mix and see what works best for everyone. These sorts of channels are also useful when it comes to getting payments, confirming plans and sharing photos after the night out. You could even send round your hen party planning checklist to see if they think you’ve missed anything off!

Start early

Truth is, it’s never too soon to start planning the big day (we’re talking about the hen do!). The earlier you book, the more likely you are to get the date you want as well as a few deals. This goes for hen party activities, accommodation and any transport. 

Make a plan

We all like a plan and when there’s a big group of people, a plan is essential. A few months before the party, send round a handy hen itinerary detailing arrival times, addresses, and any other details that will prove useful. A hen party save the date can also be a good idea.

Don’t forget about hen party accessories

Your venue is booked, activities are planned and your names are down for the big club night. But what about a few hen party games? Whether starting the night at home or in a bar, it’s a great way of breaking any ice between hens who don’t know each other and will guarantee a laugh. You could also think about creating some hen party bags or personalising a pack of t-shirts for everyone to wear.

Confirm your plans

If you’ve booked anything through us, we’ll be in touch in plenty of time to confirm all of your bookings. This is also a great time to get in touch with all of the hens to make sure everyone has the details they need and are ready to go. 

Go shopping for the last minute bits

Whether you’ve booked a hotel or are staying in a hen party house, why not stock up with all of your bride’s favourite things? Fill the fridge with some fizz, get some brunch bits in and make sure you’ve got everything you need for the ultimate pre-drinks. 

And finally…

Enjoy it! If you do need any help or have any questions about our hen party planning checklist, we’re always here. At HenQueens, we’re proud to have built up a database featuring the best hen party suppliers in the UK that each guarantee a good time. This allows us to create bespoke hen party packages for all ages, budgets and tastes. For more information, just get in touch. Or send over your contact details, and we’ll get in touch with you.