Earlier this year we helped Niamh organise a hen party for her Downton obsessed bestie! Here are some details on their gorgeous and fun hen do.
Arrived in Mullingar and got to hotel round 6.30pm. Checked in to a lovely 4* hotel and were greeted by very friendly and helpful hotel staff. We then had dinner in the hotel’s restaurant that evening as part of the package. The food was lovely with a 3 course meal and very generous portions. It was all quite chilled with a few games played round the table and the usual hen party fun! We stayed in the hotel bar that night.
After a gorgeous breakfast in the hotel it was on to the surprise activity! Everything a secret from both the bride to be and the other girls. When we drove up to the manor house and were all greeted by a very well dressed butler I think everyone was slightly taken back! Deirdre who runs the activity welcomed everyone to Downton and told us there was lots of work to be done – the shock on everyone’s face was well worth the task of trying to keep it a secret!!
We spent the next hour dressed as maids and had such a laugh, then we went ‘upstairs’ got our fancy downtown on and became ladies for the rest of the evening. The whole day was very enjoyable, ran very smooth and honestly couldn’t rate it high enough.It was such a different activity from your average dance class, cocktail making etc and the fact no one knew what to expect, all added to it.
We headed to town for dinner and then just did a pub crawl as there were so many bars to choose from in Mullingar! We didn’t want to let drink dominate the weekend as the bride doesn’t drink but there was such good craic in all the bars that the bride didn’t notice and was in her element! We had reserved seating in one of the night clubs for later on too which was a great idea. Eery single bar we went into acknowledged our bride to be and she was offered free drinks all night or else they gave her cocktails, shots etc
All in all we had a fab weekend! Plenty of laughs, everything went smooth and everyone we encountered were more than friendly!
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