Hello and Happy Sunday!
Today I have a more personal post to share as I’m feeling a little nostalgic! This year is completely flying by and I realised that today it is exactly one year since my bridesmaids thew the most amazing Hen Party for me (also known as a bachelorette party, for my American friends!)
I didn’t end up sharing the photos here on the blog at the time, so I figured I’d pop them up now and chat through the day, mostly for my own memories but also to hopefully inspire some of you if you have any hen parties to plan in the future! (I’ll be planning one for my bestie next year and I have a lot to live up to, so I know I’ll be trawling through Pinterest and all the blogs for inspiration!!)
My bridesmaids know me well so they knew I wouldn’t want some crazy, out of control hen party with strippers or heaps of alcohol (as I pretty much don’t drink!) so they tailored it so well to the things I love and we had the best night!
I did also film a vlog of the day so you can check that out too if you’re interested!
Part 1: High Tea at Rochelle Adonis
The party started off with an afternoon tea at a place called Rochelle Adonis.
As I said before, my bridesmaids know me well and a high tea was such a perfect idea. It was so nice to be able to include family in this first part of the party too!
They chose a really cute place where they served beautiful, delicious cakes and tea in pretty patterned tea sets. Apparently their criteria for everything while they were planning was “can we instagram this?” :p
We played a game where everyone was given a ribbon to wear and if you said certain wedding related words (I can’t remember what they were now!) you had to hand over your ribbon to the person who caught you. The person with the most ribbons at the end of the party won!
We learnt that my Nonna can actually be quite sneaky and she ended up winning the game!
Part 2 - 1920’s Style!
Once the high tea wrapped up, my Maid of Honour, Emily, dropped me off at my place to chill out while the bridesmaids were sorting out the second surprise of the day.
I’d been told to prepare a 1920’s style costume but they wouldn’t tell me where we were going or what we were up to (they were very secretive about it all!)
It turns out the second location was at my parents place where the plan was for the bridesmaids to all get ready together and then have a 1920’s cocktail party! So perfect for me, as I love getting dressed up in all the sparkly things with my girls!
Once we were all dolled up, I was allowed downstairs (they’d made me close my eyes and ushered me very quickly upstairs when I first arrived).
They had decorated the place so beautifully with fairy lights, paper flowers, cute little signs and with a delicious spread of food and “Prohibition Punch”.
They really outdid themselves with all the pretty little details.
It was a very classy Hen’s party I must say (with the exception of the penis straws which were pretty hilarious! :p)
The fun didn’t stop there though… they had also hired a lady from Sugar Blue Burlesque . She styled my hair in a 1920’s up-do and also taught us a little Charleston dance!
Then came the games!
As you can see below, we had a lot of fun with the toilet-paper dress game! I felt a little bit like C-3PO in my “dress” as I couldn’t move my arms!
They’d also filmed Tom answering some questions about me which was very cute and amusing and he actually did pretty well!
There were a few more games and then we spent the rest of the night just chatting and having fun hanging out!
Another cute detail were these little cards they made me during the night! Such sweet idea!
So that brings me to the end of this little trip down memory lane. I can’t believe it’s been a year!
It was such a fun night and I have to say a huge thank you again to my amazing maid of honour and bridesmaids for organising such an incredible hens party.
It was such a special day and I had the best time celebrating, dancing, laughing and just being silly with my family and best friends. They made me feel so loved!
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the photos and it’s given you a little inspiration if you’re planning a Hen/bachelorette party!
I think the key thing to remember is that you should tailor it to the bride and her personality.
For some people, this might not have been their cup of tea (hehe… see what I did there ;)) but for me it was absolutely perfect!
Lots of Love