Are you responsible for planning your best friends Hens Party? Here are our top 10 hens party mistakes that you can easily avoid when planning the occasion.
Indecision: Indecision leads to inaction. Make a decision on the date, venue and any activities ASAP and send out the invitations. Most people need an average of 60 days notice and most venues require 60 days notice for large group bookings – especially in peak season. Don’t leave everything to the last minute!
Breaking bank accounts: Not everyone is going to want to finance a 3-day luxury escape interstate. Decide on a budget with the group and stick to it!
Planning a meal before the activities: Group activities break down social barriers and encourage interaction. Leave the seated meals until after the activities – no one enjoys a forced dinner table conversation with someone they just met…
Organising the party around alcohol: In theory alcohol is a great way to break the ice and get the party started. In reality, you have no control on how much is consumed by the attendees. Save the alcohol for last so the Hen isn’t nursing a bucket before the party has officially started.
Inappropriate surprises: Don’t plan a surprise without going through a surprise validation process. Ask the Hen’s friends and family if the male stripper idea is appropriate before he jumps out of the box!
Not confirming the guest list: Before the invitations go out, make sure you confirm all the guests and see if there is anyone you may have forgotten. Perhaps more importantly make sure you’re only short-listing people the Hen has approved.
Over planning: An army style executed event is no fun. Find a balance between spontaneity and over planning. Leave enough time for travel and guests who may be running late.
Neglecting ways to save: Think smart. Pack a lunch, ask for group discounts and designated drivers. The group will appreciate your frugality.
No imagination: Be creative and focus the party on the Hen. Unique themes always add some flair to a hens party.
Trying to please everyone: It’s not going to happen. It’s simply the nature of party planning. Your main priority however is to the ensure the Hen has the final say on the venue, guests and activities… After-all you didn’t really think you were planning the party, right?
Do you have any epic hens party mistakes that you would like to add to the list?
Melbourne is hands down the best place in Australia to host a Hens party. It has a bustling city and a vibrant countryside with a swarth of options for any type of Hens party. Bridesmaids who have ever planned a Hens party in Melbourne would admit that because of the abundance of choice, choosing the right option can be tough. Part of making the right decision for the bride is having all the information. Here are 9 reasons why a pole dancing hens party may be the right fit (or not) for you and your friends.
But before we start. A pole dancing hens party is NOT for everyone…
There’s no pressure on everyone to participate in the striptease lesson or the burlesque should the bride choose those package options. In fact every party needs someone to take the pictures and let’s be honest, without the pictures you’d miss capturing some hilarious moments. This actually leads us to our first reason:
Pole dancing is not for everyone but it is for every body. See what we did there? Since pole dancing hit the mainstream in the early 00’s, it’s now recognised as a legit way to exercise for all ages, sizes and experience levels. That’s because at the beginner level any body can participate. In fact you probably already know someone involved in the sport.
It’s appropriate for the day (and night): Pole dancing was born in the nights but most hens party’s are held during the day. The beauty of pole dancing is the time of day doesn’t matter. Most venues host pole dancing parties at 10am before the group goes to lunch and also right before the group begins a night out on the town
Different types of packages. Some Brides will just want to learn the world’s sexiest pole moves, while others will want to learn how to perform the perfect strip tease. Do you blame them – they’ll need some new tricks for the Honeymoon! Once you decide on the right package the venue can always add some extra spins, twerks and pops.
Get dressed up. Pole dancing schools are probably one of the only places you can get dressed up without being out of place. Come up with your own theme. If you want predictable? Charlie’s Angels. Originality? Ghostbusters 2. Burlesque? Moulin Rouge. 80’s aerobics? Jane Fonda’s and her entourage. It’s never mandatory but it always adds to the party atmosphere
You can save the drunk for later! OK truth be told, some of the group will probably have a few glasses of champagne. But the fact is you won’t need shots of jagermeister to get the party started. Pole dancing instructors supply the metaphoric Jager Bombs through the music, movement and energy. The best part is that you’ll still remember the party in the morning.
A social and intimate event with friends. Events that involve movement are much more memorable. This is because when we move we release endorphins we move towards a happier state of mind. Plus what could be more social than learning a skill together in a room full of 3 metre high brass poles and full length mirrors?
Private venue and all minor details taken care of. Any good pole dancing venue will have everything taken care of. Snacks and nibbles? Check. Champagne? Check. Music? Check. Instructor? Check. Need to organise any extras? Topless hunks, Limo, Catered Lunch, Photographer? Check. In other words if you want a unique experience, most pole dancing venues can make it happen.
Experienced instructor and host are provided. As an organiser of any event it’s your responsibility to get the party started. Thankfully pole dancing instructors are the entertainers. They work teaching pole because they’re engaging and know how to throw a pole dancing Hens party! They also know how to handle a group, which is beneficial (if not necessary) when you have a room of ladies ready to get their sass on.
The overall experience: At the top everyone’s list when it comes to throwing a Hens party is making sure all the guests from Aunty Jennifer to Sally the next door neighbour have a fun and memorable experience. Pole dancing hens party’s are different for many of the reasons mentioned above, including the bonding, endorphins and sexy routines. Add friends, family and some pole dancing to the party and it’s all starting to come together. Now you all you need to do is write the invitations.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below why you would (or wouldn’t) choose a pole dancing hens party!