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?
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