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Planning the Perfect Hen Party

In Hen Party Planning Tips 13 Mar 2020
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So you’ve got a Hen Party coming up and you’re not sure how to plan the perfect Hen? Well we’re here to help. There’s normally so much packed into a Hen Party and it can be a nightmare to plan. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we’ve come up with a little guide to help you make sure you’re on the right track when it comes to the planning. So ladies, let’s get straight into it. Here’s our guide to Planning the Perfect Hen.

The Location

Start the planning off by choosing a location that’s ideal for your group. Choose somewhere that isn’t too far away to keep the cost down. There are so many locations to choose from, so no matter where you are you’ll find somewhere relatively nearby. Three key things to make sure the location has: food, drink and activities. If it has all three then you’re already onto a winner!


When the antics of the Hen night are over, you’re going to need a place to sleep it off. Many locations have hotels and apartments in the centre of the city or town. You don’t want to have to travel long distances after a night out, ladies. Trust us!

Group Size

Finding out the final numbers for the Hen can be a tricky one. From experience, we know that the number will constantly change, sometimes right up to the Hen night. But if you get a rough number, to begin with, then you can go from there. Set up a WhatsApp or a Facebook group to find out how many of your girls are up for the Hen. A deposit can even secure their place.

The Price

One of the most important parts of the Hen Planning is the price. Not everyone can afford a flashy weekend away. Bear this in mind when planning the Hen Party. We recommend finding a nice balance that’ll suit everyone.

How To Get To The Location

Planning how to get to the location is a big step. Some locations can be a little awkward to get to. So we highly recommend booking either a private bus or looking into public transport. If you all travel together then at least you’ll all arrive together. Once you’re at the location then you’ll have no worries and the party can get started!

The Activity

We highly recommend doing an activity. There are so many fun activities you can choose from. They include things such as Cocktail-Making Classes, The Cube, CSI Save The Groom, Escape Rooms, etc. The activity can act as a nice ice breaker for the ladies on the Hen who might’ve never met before. They’ll quickly become acquainted.

Theme (Optional)

Planning a theme for the Hen is optional but it can add a lot of fun. Deck the bars out with themed accessories, dress up in costumes and get into character for the night. You might even get the locals joining in on the fun.

So ladies, this is our guide to Planning the Perfect Hen. Taking all of this into account will ensure that you have an incredible Hen Party and everyone has a great time. If you have any questions pop us an email on and we’ll be glad to help.

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Kate Hyde
Kate Hyde
Kate, originally from Cork, founded in 2008 in her spare bedroom in Waterford. Since then, the company has grown to 6 websites in our group across 4 countries. Kate is an expert on hen party and stag party planning and organisation and is even the author of a book on the topic - “How to Hen Party - the Essential Guide” (Currach Press).
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Geraldine McGrath
Geraldine is our hen party guru! Calmly ruling the roost and knowing every hen hotspot across Ireland. In her spare time, Geraldine likes to read, walk and spend time with family and friends. She’s also recently been rediscovering her love for cross stitch!
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