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What to Pack For a Hen Weekend

So, you and your best friends are about to set sail on a serious hen party adventure and have an amazing weekend. From a boat hen party to a few nights out in a local pub, what better way to celebrate this special time? Here are our tips on what to pack for a hen weekend.

Don’t Forget the Sun Cream!

It's all about protection, gals! When you’re packing your bag for a hen do, remember to bring the sun cream. Slap it on and be safe in the sun. A sunburn is super distracting when you are trying to celebrate on a hen party anyway, right?!

Pack Swimming Gear on a Hen Weekend

You never know! If you're doing an outdoorsy hen weekend, or one in a spa, it’s always good to be prepared. Think of that amazing photo of you all holding hands and jumping into the water in a line. When you’re packing your bag for a hen do, it’s definitely best to be swimsuit ready. And, don’t forget a big fluffy towel for after!

Bring Your Camera

Get taking those snaps – so don’t forget to pack your camera on a hen party weekend! We recommend a polaroid for this. Think of those cute little pictures being passed around the room. Remember to bring a pen to sign them with little notes and memories of the day. I love this Hen Party Idea.

What to Wear on a Hen Weekend

Wear something comfortable and cute. For an outdoorsy hen party, or something with water sports, consider bringing a change of clothes to the location! When packing for a hen weekend, we recommend packing something casual and adorable that you can move around in, and then something a little bit dressier. We also recommend flat shoes on most boats in case they rock around on the water - we wouldn’t want a hen overboard!

Champagne, Sweetie Darlings!

Finally, make sure you pack some bubbly on the hen party weekend! Sure, it doesn’t have to be champagne – prosecco goes down just as well – but it’ll be great to toast the lucky Bride to be with! It is a Hen Party weekend after all.

Pack Your Bag – It's a Hen Do!

Now you know what to pack for a hen party weekend. Be prepared for an amazing time, making amazing memories with your closest friends!

Kate Hyde
Kate Hyde
Kate, originally from Cork, founded HenParty.ie 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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