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12 ways to avoid planning a tacky hen do

12 ways to avoid planning a tacky hen do


Written by Katie Byrne

Willy straws, strippers, flourescent tutus...come on girls, we're so past that now!

 

The whole L-plate thing is a little over, don't you think? So, we've pulled together some key tips on how NOT to plan a tacky hen do. That's right! It's time to pop your classy pants on...

 

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When it comes to the activity side of things, keep it clean people. Opt for a luxurious (champagne) afternoon tea at the likes of Sketch London (pictured above) or recreate one yourself at one of the bridesmaid's houses! You know, like Monica and Rachel did in Friends for Phoebe (minus the stripper). Afternoon tea vs. party bus? Afternoon tea it is. 

 

 

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If you're thinking of going abroad, stear clear of the usual suspects (Magaluf, Faliraki, Marbs) and opt for something a little more serene yet FABULOUS.We're not saying you have to spend your time mooching around museums, but we'd def take that over avoiding spew puddles on the strip. But remember, keep your eye on the flock, because we all know how things, however well planned, can go...awry...(if you haven't seen Bridesmaids the film, maybe look it up on Sky)...

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Ditch the inflatable willies and opt for GLAMOROUS décor that'll get the bride-to-be in the party mood! It totes needs to be insta-worthy girls. No-one wants to Instagram a blow-up man's trumpet. 

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Brides-to-be? Forget the L-plates, the faux veil, the inflatable you-know-what and opt for something FABULOUS, DARLING. Think new 2016 metallics, showstopping sequins and luxe, LUXE, luxe. Stand out for style, not because you've managed to tuck your pants into your L-plate.

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Forget the sashes, it's all about getting CREATIVE. Jump on the on-point, metallic tattoo bandwagon and get them tailored to your hen party! We're all about 'Team bride'! Or opt for something a little more custom-made to your Hen's tastes! We love these super surf chick hen snap-back caps. 

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Get your craft on and get busy with this super-cute bridal gift idea! Make her the ultimate pampering pack and squeeze it in an easy-to-shelve jar! Or get the maids' to pop their share in and buy her something she'll carry always...

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What's that? No willy-inspired cupcakes or ridiculous willy straws? THAT'S RIGHT. We're thinking more along the lines of fruity macarons or perfectly pink popcorn! 

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Theme the DREAM people. Theme the dream. Make it personal. Just don't have a giant heart-shaped cookie...or a life-sized chocolate fountain...

 

 

...because when a bridesmaid's got BEEF, things can get UGLY. 

 

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Instead of faux fairy wings or matching t-shirts with badly-printed lettering, opt for a floral garland! Super pretty, and totally instagrammable, it's a no-brainer. And, why not organise a flower crown-making class as an alternative activity too? 

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Throw together some super-cute hen-do games that'll also double as memories the bride gets to keep! Have fun creating ideas for the newlyweds' date night with the other maids, or type out some memories for her to keep on a vintage typewriter...#oldschool

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STEP AWAY from the Jägerbombs and opt for something girly and luxe. We're thinking pink champagne or even the ice shaved version! *wink*

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And, finally, if you're on a budget why not wine and dine your hen in style with these GORGEOUS table-dressing ideas! We've got our tea-party hat on. 

 


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