Category Archives: Hen Party Planning Tips

Ideas and inspiration to help you plan the best hen party every! Unique, classy and stylish hen do activities, games, suggestions, tips, advice and more.

Hen Party Survival and Hangover Kits

Hen Party Survival and Hangover Kits

Hen party bags and hen party favours are by no means essential for a hen party but they do add a nice and personal touch. Hen party favours are little treats for the bride and hen party guests. They can be items to help everyone survive the hen party weekend (such as water, a mini […]

36 Hen Party Bag Fillers and Favours

36 Hen Party Bag Fillers and Favours

Check out our curated list below for gorgeous ideas for your hen party or bachelorette party favours. Before we share our list, we just want to say that nobody expects hens party favours or goody bags. They’re totally something that bridesmaids put themselves under pressure to have for the hen do. If you do decide […]

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 […]

Dirty Pictionary: Naughty Hen Party Game

dirty pictionary game idea

Ooooooh, naughty naughty! Dirty Pictionary is a classic for any party. We usually steer clear of anything too naughty however we do sheepishly wave our hands as big fans of the dirty alphabet game after a few glasses of wine or cocktails. When we saw this hen party style pictionary, we had to share. It […]

Alternative Hen Party Ideas

Alternative Hen Party Ideas

Tired of the same old cocktail making and head melting karaoke sessions? Looking for something different for your hen party celebrations? We’ve already written about gorgeous hen party accessories, hen party ideas in Dublin and fun games to play on your hen party. Check out those posts and pages for more ideas for throwing the best […]

5 Memorable Low Key Hen Party Ideas

low key hen party ideas

Every hen isn’t the same. This one is for the ladies out there who do not want a wild hen party or even a hen party at all! We’ve compiled a list of 5 low key hen party ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Show the bride that she doesn’t have to be like the […]

Classy Hen Party Bag Fillers (Perfect for Any Bride)

Classy Hen Party Bag Fillers (Perfect for Any Bride)

Are you stuck in a hen party bag rut? No idea what to include and more worryingly, how much to spend on each bag? Well never fear, The Hen Planner is here! Remember it’s all about quality, not quantity. We’ve put together some great ideas for you to pick and choose from depending on your […]

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 […]

Hen Party DIY: Customised Tattoos

Hen Party DIY: Customised Tattoos

Ever since Lauren Conrad’s bachelorette party tattoos were shared all over Instagram, we have been getting constant queries about where you can get them from. We purchased tattoo paper from Amazon a while ago to see how we would be at our own designs and DIY attempts.   Here’s how we got on The tattoo […]

Hen Party Games Downloads

Hen Party Games Downloads

Last minute planning? These hen party games downloads will ensure everyone is laughing at the hen weekend. A few hen party games are essential for any hen celebration. They bring the hen party to life and can separate it from just another night out or weekend away. If you don’t have time to plan out […]

5 Hen Party Ideas for Small Groups

hen party ideas for small groups

Whether you have a shy and retiring or just very discerning bride on your hands, planning a small hen party throws up some unique challenges. It is not uncommon for a bride to want to keep her pre wedding bash to a small group of her nearest and dearest. This doesn’t have to take from […]

Personalised Gift Bags

Personalised Gift Bags

Nothing looks as complete as a personalised gift bag. Whether you’re looking gifting to your bridesmaids, bride, bridal party or birthday girl, a personalised gift bag is a nice touch and is an easy way of making your gift look extra special. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite personalised gift bags from Etsy. These […]

Hen Party Game : Wedding Predictions

Hen Party Game : Wedding Predictions

Finding unique and different hen party games is always a struggle when hen do planning, especially when you know the girls or the bride will have been to a gazillion hen parties already. We’re always on the lookout for new ideas and here is our latest one! This weekend we were at a fabulous baby […]

Recommended Brighton Hen Party Ideas

Brighton Hen Party Ideas

You had us at “Selfie Bar”! With a drinks venue for all types of hen, delicious food options and a side of sea, it’s not hard to see why a Brighton Rocks as a hen party destination! This seaside city is a favourite spot for henplanner fans for either a hen night or weekend of […]

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 […]

How to build the hen party excitement

How to build the hen party excitement

Image from Wildfox You are probably already bursting with excitement for your upcoming hen party, but if you are looking for some ways to really up the ante ahead of D-Day, here are my five top tips. Send out invitations I can hear the squeals already. There is nothing better than getting some old-fashioned post […]

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 […]

The Best Hen Weekends Abroad, Hen Party Ideas

The Best Hen Weekends Abroad, Hen Party Ideas

A Hen Party Getaway is always a good idea! Whether you want to get the party started or chill with the bride tribe on the beach, there is plenty of destination henspo below. Be inspired by this list of the best hen weekends abroad. 1. Lisbon Now home to Madonna (yes really!), this popular Portuguese […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 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 […]

5 Reasons Why It’s OK To Plan Your Own Hen Party

hen party planning

Are you a control freak? Find it difficult to work in a team? Ended up doing all those ‘group’ projects in school yourself because you didn’t trust lazy Jane to get you the grade you deserved? If you’ve answered Yes to all of the above, then there is no way in hell you are going […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modern Hen Party Planning

Modern Hen Party Planning

Myhenplanner is the modern approach to hen party planning. This new and exciting web platform gives you the chance to connect directly with unique businesses. We bring you unique businesses across Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond in one place so you can find them all with an easy search and connect directly for fast, reliable and personal booking […]

Hen party organising essentials

Hen party organising essentials

If you’ve just realised there’s a lot more to planning a hen party than you thought, we feel your pain. It might as well be renamed a mini wedding! From sorting out the guest list, to finding a venue, collecting the cash, sourcing activities, games, themes, and the rest, the list is never-ending. Especially for […]

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 […]

Dress for your Hen Party Night

Dress for your Hen Party Night

So! The time has finally come for your hen, the first big event in your wedding calendar. You’re the guest of honour, it’s your time to shine but this comes some added pressure to get the dress right to ensure you’re looking your most fabulous self . To help you plan for your special night, […]

Gift Ideas for the Bride

Gift Ideas for the Bride

So you’re on the guest list for your bestie’s hen. Glad rags and good times lined up but what about that gift? So here, I’m referring to the “keep it simple girls, don’t go any trouble but produce something funny and meaningful for under a tenner ” gift!! This is a type of activity or […]

Seasonal Hen Party Ideas

Seasonal Hen Party Ideas

Using the seasons to plan a hen party can be a massive help when it comes to choosing the right hen party activities and hen do ideas. Weddings have become year round events, no longer the preserve of the sunnier months. With that come hens for all seasons and plenty of alternative ideas when it comes […]

Planning a hen night that is memorable for the right reasons!

Planning a hen night that is memorable for the right reasons!

Our guest blogger Noelle is sharing her top 10 tips for throwing a hen party that is memorable for the right reasons. From knowing the crowd to avoiding hen party game overload to keeping it chilled, follow Noelle’s advice below to throw a hen party that will have the bride smiling and everyone talking about it […]

Mums and Hen Parties

Mums and Hen Parties

Introducing our new blogger, Jen! Just a few lines about myself, my name’s Jen and I’m living in Dublin. I’m currently planning my own wedding later this year and loving every bit of it! I could certainly do this all day every day. So to say I am delighted to be involved with thehenplanner.com is an understatement. I’m looking forward to sharing […]

6 Ways to throw a FABULOUS hen party

6 Ways to throw a FABULOUS hen party

By way of introduction my name is Ciara O’Reilly, a 30 year old not yet married (although applying daily pressure) lady living in Dublin city. I seem to have spent the latter half of my 20s being a bridesmaid organising and attending hen parties.  My first hen was party was a “Cheerleader” themed hen. The […]

9 Personal Hen Party Ideas

9 Personal Hen Party Ideas

  When it comes to a hen party, whether you decide on a glamorous night out on the Moet or a day rolling around in the mud, it all comes back to the bride and the little touches you bring to the party to make it special for her. There have been some new and […]

The Hen Planner’s Fen Party

The Hen Planner's Fen Party

Last week we held our first ever Fen Party. What is a Fen Party I hear you ask? A fen party is a fake hen party, created by thehenplanner.com to entice all our lovely girlfriends to join us for a day of pampering, fun and laughs and enable us to take some photos to showcase our […]

Hen Party Advice : The Sister Bride

Hen Party Advice : The Sister Bride

I think it’s safe to say that hen party planning is an interesting (!) experience . No matter who you are planning the party for or how organised you are, there will always be challenges. We decided to hear what is was like to plan a hen do for a sister. When your sister is getting […]

Gift Ideas : Personalised Prints

Gift Ideas : Personalised Prints

Personalised prints are a really cute and thoughtful gift for anyone. These are shapes filled with words that are personal to the recipient. They have become really popular for hen parties as a gift for the bride to be. The girls have been filling them with words that symbolise the hen party and include the […]

Hen Party DIY : Flower Crowns

Hen Party DIY : Flower Crowns

Our love for beautiful flower crowns is never ending. We would wear them every day if we could! They work perfectly for hen night accessories and we love it as a hen party activity idea. We also have a love for DIY and going the extra mile with hen party planning. Anyone who has planned […]

Unique Hen Party Favours

Unique Hen Party Favours

If you’re trying to put hen party favours together, the job just got a whole lot easier! Team Hen have created a pre filled hen party favour bag with a gorgeous collection of items to spoil both the bride to be and all the lovely hen party guests. The bags of unique hen party favours […]

Black and White Hen Party Theme

Black and White Hen Party Theme

The black and white hen party theme is always a classy and timeless option. It’s also (usually!) an easy option for the hen party guests. Most women will have a few black pieces in their wardrobe to throw an ensemble together. The bride to be can then wear white or whatever colour she likes. A […]

A simple London hen party

A simple London hen party

We came across this lovely hen party idea when we saw that the talented Laura Hickling was inspired for a recent hen party by The Hen Planner. Yay!! We could not resist sharing this lovely hen party with you. The hen party instructions were that it was simple and classy with no typical hen party […]

A Classy Affair. My Best Friend’s Hen Party.

A Classy Affair. My Best Friend's Hen Party.

Hi ladies, this is the most personal post I have shared on the blog. It’s pretty long and in two parts. Hopefully it will give you all some ideas for your own hen parties. My friend is will probably kill me if I share too much of her but I’m going to anyway….! Over the […]

Hen Party Advice. Less is more.

Hen Party Advice. Less is more.

Hen parties don’t have to be all about a night on the town with endless shots with a blow up willy in tow. Sometimes all the bride needs is a weekend away with her closest girls. Quality time and catch ups to chill out before the big day. Less is more and this was very […]

Project Wedding Body

Are any of you brides having little panics about your wedding body? Equally, are any of the ladies with jam packed social calendars as wedding season and summer approach looking to tuck and tone a little? If you have 6 weeks or more, I really recommend Reformer Pilates. If you haven’t tried it, not only […]