Of late, an all girls’ get together has gained a lot of importance. It is something that started out as a humble get together over drinks and food, but has now become an integral part of the pre-wedding celebrations. The prospective brides are often seen spending heavily in order to celebrate the final moments of her bachelorhood. It’s a once-in-a lifetime affair and the bride’s hens leave no stone unturned in their attempt to make the ‘Lady in Focus’ special.
So, now that you’ve planned to get hitched, you need to organise a fitting farewell. Well, organising a hen’s night out is definitely a great idea. You can go out for a movie or a concert with all your hens. As a bride, you don’t really need to go for the most expensive option available. If you’re running on a tight budget, then go for something sweet and simple. For instance, a lavish lunch at home in the afternoon can be followed by a night out at a pub. A host of hen do activities can be planned. The hens can play truth and dare or try sketching a nude. Grab a drink and turn it into an afternoon full of light-hearted chatter and banters.
Here are a few things that can be taken into consideration if you wish to organise a hens party in Sydney within your budget:
- Invite your closest friends
Well, it goes without saying that you don’t need to invite all your friends. Shortlist a few of your closest friends. Friends from highschool and your neighbourhood are most likely to make it to the list. You can definitely spend a bit more than usual in order to have a good time with your besties.
- Manage the props yourself
A few props such as hats, crowns, and temporary tattoos happen to be a must. You can manage the props yourself if you like. Get your creative juices to flow and decorate the house yourself. Get a banner and think of an innovative punchline. Bring out the artist in you.
- Keep it sweet and simple
Planning a nice little trip over the weekend is definitely a great idea, but it’d cost you a good amount of money. Don’t opt for an expensive weekend getaway just for the sake of impressing people if you’re running on a tight budget. You and your hens can hatch a plan to go and eat out at a restaurant. A sumptuous meal at a restaurant can be followed by a rocking concert night. Also, you can organise a small party at your house followed by sleepover if you do not want to go out. Order food and drink online and you’re good to go.
- Don’t spend too much on buying new clothes
Not every occasion requires a new set of clothes. If you’re running on a limited budget, then don’t go for new clothes. Wear one of your all-time favourite dresses. You can also wear the dress that your best friend gave you on your last birthday.
- Put your culinary skills to use
Order some mouth-watering delicacies from a nearby restaurant. In case you want to showcase your culinary skills, then you can prepare a few light snacks on your own, but you need to have enough time in order to materialize that. Prepare some spaghetti and chicken and ham sandwiches. Bring some booze and get the party started.
Here are a few cost-effective ways of organising a memorable hens party at home
- A sleepover sounds simple and doable
Having the girly gang over for an exciting sleepover is definitely a great idea. It’s simple, it’s cost effective and it’s easily executable. Get your sleeping bags and night suits. You can organise a sleepover at a friend’s house as well if your own house isn’t big enough. Get all your goodies ( food, drink, candies, etc. ) Play a few games, watch a few girly movies, and have the time of your life.
- There’s nothing like a Cocktail Night
Forget diamonds, cocktails are a girl’s new best friend. Organising a nice little cocktail party at home won’t cost you much. Prepare some delicacies on your own and impress the hens. Get the hens to help out. The more hands you have, the better it will be. Get a lot of beverages (alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic) and enjoy your day. For the teetotalers, get lemonade and cola. Ask each of your friends to make a cocktail. Taste all of them and then rate them. Custard pudding can be given away as a price to the top 3.
- BBQ’s just awesome
This one’s for the non-veg lovers. A makeshift BBQ can be made. Get some coal and bbq rods. Get the hams, chicken and pork. You’d love the barbeque experience during winter. Get the gang along and make your own indoor barbeque. Get a few bottles of wine to mark the special occasion.
- It’s Sherlock Holmes time
If you love suspense and thrill, then this one ‘s for you. Anywhere between 10-15 girls are sufficient if you wish to enjoy a thrilling murder mystery night. Google out all the rules. If you’re an ardent Sherlock Holmes fan, then you can plan out good old 1850s-style murder mysteries. Get some Victorian era props along ( hats, scarves, and umbrellas) to make the setting look believable and genuine.
- Swap the clothes
This one’s really exciting. Get your friends to raid their cupboards. Let them get some quirky outfits that can be worn throughout the night. Get some clothes that you still love, but haven’t got a chance to wear in a long-long time. A thing that needs to be pointed out here is: please don’t get rags.
Lastly, just enjoy the moment. These moments won’t come again. Make sure you make the most of it. Get all of your favourite drinks and snacks. An evening with the girls is certainly incomplete without some mouth-watering food and drink. Don’t expect too much. Just go with the flow.
So, let us get the party started.