28 Things That Happen At Literally Every Hen Party
A hen party is the ultimate ladies night, but anyone who's been to a hen party will know that they can be hard work. Your patience will be pushed, your dress will be ruined, your mascara will run and your friendships will be tested.
So pretty much like every girl's night out, but with more glitter and crying.
Of course, even though they can be a challenge, getting all the girls together to celebrate the bride is always a wonderful thing (even if you do want to drown the chief bridesmaid in prosecco by the end of the night.)
Our list of the 28 inevitable moments at every hen party should get you psyched for the big night. Read on and enjoy. Cheers ladies!
1. You all take absolute ages to get ready:
2. Pre-drinks finally begin:
3. You're playing the obligatory hen party games, and they turn a bit saucy:
4. But then the hen's future mother-in-law cuts you all with a look:
5. And because of the in-laws, the bride really isn't too impressed when you surprise her with a stripper:
6. You all get decked out in "traditional" hen party accessories:
7. Someone gets too drunk before you've left the house:
8. And someone tries to saddle you with the drunk friend, but you don't wanna be the responsible one tonight:
9. The taxi comes, and it's time to round everyone up:
10. You finally get to the venue and make your grand entrance:
11. The pre-drinks have well and truly kicked in, so shots seem like a fantastic idea:
12. You venture out on to the dancefloor as a group:
13. But it ends up being less Beyoncé and more Britney during her 2007 breakdown:
14. One of the single girls starts crying because no one wants to marry her:
15. Another one of the single girls makes the most of her singledom:
16. You see the bride getting hit on at the bar, so you pretend to be her wife-to-be:
17. Many, many selfies are taken in the toilets:
18. While the selfies are happening, the bride is puking up the last 3 Jägerbombs:
19. Someone starts drunk-dialling their exes:
20. Someone throws the mother of all tantrums (usually not even the bride):
21. The bride and her maid of honour have an unmerciful fight:
22. But five minutes later, they've made up and are closer than ever:
23. Someone gets a bit too enthusiastic and hurts themselves:
24. And it's down to you to get everyone ready to go home:
25. But in reality, you're just as drunk as everyone else:
26. You get to the chipper and order one of everything because why not:
27. You're in the taxi home and you realise exactly how wrecked you are:
28. Home time, and despite everything, you all still managed to have a great night:
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The Stages of Planning a Hen Party
So, you've been roped in to planning a hen party. You might be the chief bridesmaid, the best friend, the sister, or some other close female relative; someone the bride trusts with anything, which is exactly why this mammoth task has befallen you.
If you're the lucky lady who gets to play party-planner, then you'll definitely recognise some of these reactions as the big night approaches. Take a break from colour-coordinating feather boas and booking cocktail classes, and have a read for some comic relief. Godspeed!
When the bride asks you to be her party planner:
So you set up a Pinterest board, buy new stationery and root out your diary:
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Before diving straight in to planning the most bitchin' hen party ever:
And you have your first sit-down with the bride to discuss everything:
Buuuut she hates all of your ideas:
So you have to go home and re-plan everything.
You set up a group-chat to inform the guests of the plan:
And immediately, the one girl you don't really get on with has a "problem" with the location/activity/date:
And someone else asks why you can't do a cocktail class instead of the "weird" activity you picked out:
It's three weeks to the party and certain guests still haven't paid up:
And there's a problem with the B&B you're supposed to stay in:
A week before the party, four girls drop out:
And in all of the commotion, you remember that you have no outfit bought:
But everything you try on is horrible:
The night before finally arrives and you decide to throw caution to the wind:
And then it's time to go, and you finally start to get excited for the party:
And despite everything, you and the girls manage to have the best night ever: