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Make a Hen Party Goodie Bag

Hen Party Goodie Bag

A hen party goodie bag is a fun bag filled with small gifts and treats that is given to guests at a hen party. The contents of the goodie bag can vary from person to person, but they are often meant to be both fun and practical, and include fun bits like snacks, drinks, party favours, and beauty or pampering products. A hen party goodie bag is a great way to add an extra element of surprise and excitement to the hen party and to provide guests with useful items that they can use during the event. And the morning after the night before ;0) They are typically given to guests at the beginning of the hen party and it’s a really fun idea to inject a little ceremony around giving them out, maybe when everyone meets for lunch, or at the meal.

What should I put in the Hen Party Goodie Bag?

As for what to put in the goodie bags, it really depends on the theme of the hen party and the interests of the guests. Some ideas could include:

  • Snacks, such as sweets, chocolate, or you could go healthy with flap jacks or dried fruit
  • Hangover cures for a giggle, such as electrolyte packets
  • Party favours, such as tiaras, temporary tattoos, or other dress up bits
  • Personalized items, such as monogrammed makeup bags or t-shirts
  • Beauty or pampering items, such as face masks or bath bombs
  • Practical items, like sunscreen (if the hen party is outdoors)

What sort of bag should I use?

There are many different options for bags that you can use for a hen party goodie bag.

Some ideas include:

  • Tote bags: These are a practical and versatile option, and can be used for carrying items during the hen party.
  • Drawstring bags: These are easy to carry and can be closed securely to keep items safe.
  • Gift bags: These can be purchased at a party supply store and come in a variety of sizes and styles. They are a convenient option, but may not be as durable as other types of bags.
  • Cloth bags: These can be more environmentally friendly and can be reused after the hen party. They can also be personalized with the names of the guests or the hen party theme.

Ultimately, the type of bag that you choose will depend on your budget, the theme of the hen party, and the items that you plan to include in the goodie bags. It's a good idea to consider the size and weight of the items that you plan to include, and choose a bag that is large enough and sturdy enough to hold everything comfortably.

Hen Party Gift Bag
Hen Party Paper Gift Bag

What else to consider

  1. The theme of the hen party: Consider choosing items that fit with the theme of the event. For example, if the hen party has a beach theme, you might include beach-themed items such as sunglasses, beach balls, or sunscreen.
  2. The interests of the guests: Think about the interests of the guests and try to include items that they will enjoy. For example, if the guests are all foodies, you might include gourmet snacks or food-themed items.
  3. Any dietary restrictions or allergies: Make sure to consider any dietary restrictions or allergies that your guests may have, and include a variety of options to accommodate everyone.
  4. The budget: Determine how much you are willing to spend on the goodie bags and choose items that fit within that budget.
  5. The number of guests: Make sure to have enough items for all of the guests, and consider the size and weight of the items that you include so that the goodie bags are not too heavy or unwieldy.
  6. The practicality of the items: Consider including items that will be useful or practical for the guests during the hen party, such as snacks, drinks, or hangover cures.
  7. Personalization: Adding a personal touch to the goodie bags, such as monogramming the bags or including personalized items, can make them feel more special and memorable for the guests.

Hen party goodie bags are great fun because they add an element of surprise and excitement to the event. Receiving a gift is always fun, and goodie bags allow guests to feel pampered and appreciated. Goodie bags can also be tailored to fit the theme of the hen party and the interests of the guests, which can make them even more fun and enjoyable. Overall, goodie bags are a fun way to make the hen party more memorable and special for the guests.

Get your goodie bags together for your hen night in Belfast or further afield this year. For more info on all of our hen party packages, you can visit our hen packages page or even check out some of our favourites like the Athlone Hen Party Packages or the Carrick on Shannon Hen Party Packages page (the hen capital of Ireland did you know!)

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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