Hen Do Planning

Two months ago I published a post saying how my colleague and friend had asked me to plan her Hen Do for her. At the time I had only just started thinking of ideas so what I have ended up booking is slightly different to my initial thinking.

The Hen party details are: 
Date: 4th July 2015
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Number of Hens: 6 plus the B2B
Activity: Meal at a restaurant (yet to be booked), followed by comedy night at Oxford Glee Club followed by hitting a club
Travel Plans: Myself and another lady are designated drivers.
Costs: £18 per person for the Glee Club Comedy Tickets
£10 per person for extras
Extras?: Personalised sashes and personalised Hen Party Bags

The cost for the B2B is being spread across us 6 hens

The comedy tickets at the Glee Club in Oxford have been booked, the personalised sashes have arrived and the party bags are due to be delivered in about 3-4 days (about 7 days from ordering to expected delivery).

We decided to go for sashes instead of t-shirts so that each person can wear whatever they like whether they choose to wear a dress or jeans.

I ordered the personalised sashes from PartySashesGalore.co.uk as they enable you to choose the colour of the sash, the colour and style of the font and the wording on the front and back. For the price, the quality and speed of delivery is amazing. I decided to go for pale pink with gold writing. The pictures I took below really don’t do them justice.


The sashes come with Velcro circles you stick in the desired place to secure the two ends. We decided to give each other Little Miss Names for quirky un-offensive nick names everyone would be happy to wear. The sash I’m wearing in the picture is ‘Little Miss Giggles’, the only person who has a Little Miss name that is not a real Little Miss is the B2B who has ‘ Little Miss Princess’.

Initially Hen Party bags were a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve only ever been on one hen do, which was planned with very short notice and hadn’t really heard of hen party bags before. One of the other hens suggested getting them, so I did some research and found a company on eBay called ‘Vintage*dotty’.


The personalisation service they offer is second to none. For only £2.95 per bag you choose the colour of the bag, the design and information on the label, the colour of the tissue paper inside the bags and you choose 8 items out of a large list to fill the bags with.
The 8 bag fillers I decided upon are: Willy Sucking Straw; Mini Survival Kit; Scavenger Hunt Game Sheet; Strip of 10 Diamanté Face Jewels; Love Heart Sweets; Red Juicy Lip Sweets; Neon Pink Bracelet and Stiletto Fashion Foot Cushions.

I will put a sash in the bags when they arrive and write each hens name on the bag in preparation for handing them out at the meal. All the hens know about the sashes and know I have ordered party bags but I have kept the details of the bags a secret so that the other girls have a surprise on the night. All details except for the date are being kept secret from the B2B.

Supplier Details
Hen Party Bags: eBay – Vintage*dotty; facebook – facebook.com/dottyhens; website – dottyhens.com
Hen Party SashesPartySashesGalore.co.uk
Comedy Club: Oxford Glee Club
Veil for the B2B: eBay – morechoice2014

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