Tag Archives: Stylish

6 of Dublin’s Best Rooftop Bars

hen party ideas dublin

Dublin has endless options when it comes to pubs, bars and clubs. There is definitely no shortage! That said, some occasions (like when you’re throwing the best hen party ever) require that EXTRA special venue and setting. There’s nothing quite like a rooftop setting with amazing bubbles, a long cocktail menu and the best views […]

What To Wear To A Hens Night in Winter

What To Wear To A Hens Night in Winter

Many a hen have asked the question, what to wear to a hens night in winter? If you’re planning a hen party for winter, choosing a theme based on the fashion trends is always a great idea. Firstly it means most people will have something apt in their wardrobe for it and secondly, it just […]

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 […]

The Ultimate List of Hen Party Ideas

Hen Party Activities

Calling all bridesmaids! Want to give your bride-to-be the hen party of her dreams? We have an amazing selection of list of hen party ideas and activities to suit every bride and budget. The Ultimate List Hen Party Ideas will give you all the inspiration you need. It’s essential to know what she will really love before you start […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Unique Afternoon Tea Party Ideas in Ireland

Unique Afternoon Tea Party Ideas in Ireland

Afternoon tea or a tea party should never be underestimated as an activity for your hen do. It’s always one thrown out there but it doesn’t always happen. Sometimes people have an image of it being a little stuffy and no fun and too much of a carb fest however we disagree. It entails friends, […]

Hen Party Balloons

hen party balloons

Let’s face it, balloons are kind of a big thing at the moment. They have taken over from bunting as the cool statement decoration for your hen party, bridal shower, bachelorette party or any celebration. We love balloons and they really help create a look for the hen do fun along with looking great as […]

The Ultimate List of Bridesmaid Dresses

The Ultimate List of Bridesmaid Dresses

Once the bride’s dress has been found, project bridemaid dress is usually the next wedding job. Finding the right dress for your ladies is no easy task. The golden rule when you accept the honour of acting as a bridesmaid for your friend, is acknowledging that it’s her big day and even if she wants you […]

VbyVerySS17 Press Launch

VbyVerySS17 Press Launch

Last night I was invited to my very first press event by Littlewoods for their V by Very #VbyVerySS17 launch. Obviously I jumped at the invite and was super excited to attend the event. Along with a gorgeous new collection, the VByVerySS17 Press Launch night was amazing from an event perspective. Along with the cocktails and cocktails, a […]

Hen Party in Paris

Hen Party in Paris

They do say that PARIS is always a good idea and how right they are!  I had my hen party in Paris last year and it was an amazing weekend, organised by my fabulous bridesmaids Michelle and Maeve. Michelle was all over it as she was flying solo as the only bridesmaid on this side of the world. […]

Claire’s Cork Hen Party

Claire's Cork Hen Party

Hi ladies, I’ve never formally introduced myself to you on The Hen Planner and now it’s well over due… So, HI! I’m Claire. That’s me facing the camera in the photo. I’m from Cork and live in Dublin. I lived in London for 7 years before moving to Dublin a few years ago. I’m a total product junkie […]

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 […]

A Classy Hen Party in Portugal

A Classy Hen Party in Portugal

Read on and see the images below for ideas for a classy hen party in Portugal. The fabulous makeup artist, Annette O’Brien has her own special day coming up very soon and has been celebrating her time with her best ladies where she can. She has had two hen parties (lucky ducky!) with the first […]

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, […]

Dublin Fashion Hen Party

Dublin Fashion Hen Party

Bridesmaids, have you got a fashionista bride-to-be that’s head over heels in love with all things stylish? Well we’ve got a hen party that’s not on the high street. Forget Paris, New York and Milan and hit the cosmopolitan streets of Dublin’s fair city, the home of too many chic secrets to mention. We’ve lined […]

How to throw a fashion week hen party

How to throw a fashion week hen party

New York Fashion Week SS 2017 kicked off last week and we’re taking tonnes of inspiration from it for cool hen parties. It’s hard to ignore the lure of fashion week. New season loveliness to gaze at, bloggers sharing what looks like the most fun, cool and glamorous time on their Instagram and Snapchat, wall […]

Hen Party French Riviera Style

Hen Party French Riviera Style

I just returned from a weekend break in Nice and am on a high for the French Riviera style, especially after my daily Daily Mail fix of style at the Cannes film festival (#someday!). I was thinking it would be an extremely stylish and unique look for a hen party; ultra chic tops, skirts, dresses and […]

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 […]

6 Ideas for a Hollywood Glamour Hen Party Theme

6 Ideas for a Hollywood Glamour Hen Party Theme

If you’re looking for a simple and classy hen party theme idea, nothing oozes as much style as a classic, hollywood glamour themed hen do. This one is perfect for the fashionistas and vintage loving ladies. Think of the flawless glamour of starlets like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe and you’re on your way to imagining […]

2015 Hen Party Trends

2015 Hen Party Trends

Ok ladies, we have been scouring the hen party scene for the past months as well as reading all your emails and enquiries. Below are the top trends that are popping up for 2015 in the wonderful land of hen dos, bridal showers and bachelorette parties!   Simplicity, less is more We are increasingly seeing […]

Lauren Conrad’s Hen Party

Lauren Conrad's Hen Party

What happens in Cabo…well it sure as hell doesn’t stay in Cabo if it’s the beautiful Lauren Conrad’s bachelorette party / hen party!! We found lots of photos on Instagram thanks to Miss Conrad who happily shared her sun kissed weekend away with the girls. These California babes went to party at Cabo San Lucas in […]

How to hen party like a fashion blogger

How to hen party like a fashion blogger

We were doing my usual Instagram surfing and spotted that Erika Fox of Retro Flame, one of Ireland’s leading fashion bloggers was heading to a hen party in Kinsale, Co Cork.  It turned out that this wasn’t just any hen party… The hen party was for Nessa Cotter of the Life’s Lust Haves blog, a […]

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 […]

Rosanna Davison Hen Party in Castle Leslie

Rosanna Davison Hen Party in Castle Leslie

We’ve been busy stalking the beautiful Irish model, Miss Rosanna Davison’s hen party on Instagram. A true Hen Planner style hen party, we are loving these stunning and stylish photos (from Rosanna’s instagram account). A perfect hen party in our books! Where? Castle Leslie. We have the fabulous Castle Leslie listed on our directory and […]

Makeover Hen Party Dublin

Makeover Hen Party Dublin

If you’re looking for a girlie and sophisticated hen party with a difference in Dublin, we really recommend this fabulous option. Where you’ll stay? The Beacon is a fabulous boutique hotel in just outside Dublin city.   What’s the activity The activity is a makeover and photoshoot experience. Treat all the girls to professional makeup […]

Downton Abbey Hen Party

Downton Abbey Hen Party

For all you Downton Abbey fans, we are excited and delighted to bring you this unique hen party experience.   This Downton Abbey Hen Party activity is a fun mix of downstairs busyness and mischief, and upstairs posh and naughtiness. To kick it off, everyone dresses as servants to do some of the household “chores”. Don’t […]

A Crafty Hen Party with The Crafty Hen

A crafty hen party is a unique opportunity to do something different with your nearest and dearest before the big day and really offer the bride-to-be a unique experience. The activities can be tailored around the brides hobbies, likes or interests and you don’t even have to be crafty to enjoy a crafty hen party! […]