Hen Parties to include the Flower Girls
In the past we have written Blog posts about organising Hen Parties and they have gone down really well. As I sit here organising my own sister’s hen party I have of course followed the tips I have given you, however this one is slightly different. Mairi the Bride has 2 Flower Girls age 8 and 3, and we all really want them to be involved in a hen party so that they get the full wedding experience.
I have organised a night out for friends and family which we are branding “the drunken hen”, I have also organised a spa day to allow sisters, mum and gran to chill out a few weeks before the wedding and last but no means least I have organised a “hen afternoon tea”.
As 2 of my sisters bridesmaids are coming up from London for the weekend we have planned this for the day after the “drunken hen” but it also ensures that the flower girls feel part of the weekend and may provide some much needed hangover food for the rest of us.
I have been able to purchase a personalised sash for the flower girls online and they are great, I have also purchased small tiara’s for each of the bridesmaids and flower girls to wear. As the 3 year old is slightly fussy I felt it was best to try and keep their accessories to a minimum but of course something an 8 and 3 year old would like to wear. The rest of the Hens have been advised by Caitlin (flower girl) which colour they should come dressed in for the day. All bright colours of the rainbow.
Food and Drink
I have organised some sparkling wine on arrival for the grownups and have ensured that the girls also have a glass of something sparkly. A glass of lemonade in a champagne glass works wonders as mock champagne. I have also arranged a mocktail making class for everyone to come behind the bar and make their own mocktail.
I have then organised a traditional afternoon tea, the brides and flower girls favourite sandwiches, cakes and have also organised hen party cup cakes. Simple food but food that everyone will like. Mairi also has a cake buffet at her wedding and this is a great way of dropping a small hint of what’s to come in a few weeks.
As traditional hen party decoration is really not an option with young children present, I have purchased personalised bunting and banners for the room. Along with hen party balloons which of course the flower girls can take home. The tables will be decorated with little gems and candles giving the room a classy, cosy feel.
Hen party games can be great fun, however with the young ones rude games are not an option. I have therefore decided that it would be funnier to get the grownups to play children’s party games. Musical chairs, musical statues and of course everyone’s favourite pass the parcel.
I have adapted pass the parcel. I’ve wrapped a parcel using wrapping paper but in some layers I have put a picture of the groom. Those who un wrap a picture of the groom stay in the game those who don’t are out. I am hopping this gets everyone involved and I am sure the young ones will really enjoy the game.
The Hen Afternoon Tea takes place on Sunday 13th September wish me luck.