Do’s and Don’ts for an Awesome Outdoor Hen Party 

A hen party is supposed to be one of the greatest events that take place before the big celebrations follow. It should be that memorable event the bride can remember for years to come.

Sure, planning such an event can overwhelm you but we are here to help. We are here to address your common questions – how do you make sure that this party is a success? How can you make it fun for everyone present, for each kind of personality? How do you avoid setbacks?

Well, the answer to all these questions is simple – planning. Now, you might have begun planning by simply searching for ‘hen do Leicester’, for example, and this might have given you multiple results of where you can throw the perfect hen party in Leicester along with several ‘amazing hen do ideas’.

However, this article is a step ahead from just the location and ideas. We’re going to help you with the do’s and don’ts for planning an amazing outdoor hen party.

Let’s get started!


  1. Plan and Book Early

If you leave planning and booking to the very last minute, you are asking for disappointment and disaster to happen. If you have a venue in mind or have searched enough for the perfect location, be sure to book your slot with plenty of time left in hand.


Doing this will ensure that you get exactly what you want, and the activity centre isn’t booked on the date of the party. Having spare time can also help you recover from disasters that might happen unexpectedly.

  1. Plan for the Bride

It is very easy and common to get carried away with all the party planning and plan everything according to your taste. However, you need to keep in mind that you’re planning a hen do for the bride and not for yourself.

So the right way to go about planning this party is to think of the bride, keep her in the middle of every decision you make and think of what she would prefer when it comes to choices. You need to understand their personality and consider what they enjoy.

  1. Add Personal Touches

The most important part of planning something for someone is adding personal touches.

Dig deep into your memories, try to remember what is that sweetest thing between the two of you that would make her smile. You need to have personal touches to make the party memorable.


  1. Invite the Bride’s Enemy

The list of attendees can really make or break your party, so it is important to invite only the absolutely important family and friends who are close to the bride.

If you know somebody who can hinder her mood, you need to keep them away from the party.

  1. Post Needlessly on Social Media

Before and after the party, you should really be careful with the pictures you upload anywhere on social media.

No doubt, you should take photos and make memories that you will look at and laugh in the future but at the same time, be very cautious about what you post. While it is okay to embarrass the bride a little, don’t go overboard.

It is your duty to protect her decency and not post everything on social media without thinking about how it could affect people.

  1. Forget to Manage Transportation

Transport is extremely important for a hen do party, which means you should plan this well in advance to avoid any issues that might arise later.

If your bride likes the adrenaline rushing activities that the outdoor adventure offers, you should map out all the possible ways of easily reaching the activity centre with your squad long before the party day.

Summing Up…

Sure, the attendees, personal touches and transportation can amplify the fun you have at your hen do but it is important to decide the activities first.

There are many centres offering outdoor activities for a hen do party, so make sure you use the one that has maximum experience for a memorable party with your squad.


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