As a head bridesmaid or maid of honour, planning a hen party for the bride can become a bit of a headache when you’re looking to cut the costs down. Planning a hen party isn’t the easiest of tasks as it is but working with a budget can present itself as even more of a challenge.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you imagine – you don’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of cash to have a good time. You can be frugal and make sure the bride has a hen party she’ll remember for all the right reasons.
Here are some budget hen party ideas to consider:
1. Book a concert
If you know that the bride is a fan of music or has a favourite band, you could plan an evening out at a concert. Concert tickets can be expensive, so you’ll need to be savvy about how you can cut the costs as much as possible.
If the view doesn’t bother anyone, you could always sit at the back and enjoy the atmosphere or wait and see if any last-minute offers come up. Your best option, though, would be to browse tickets for sale via a recommended website and check for reasonable wholesale prices.
2. Plan a sleepover
Why not entertain the hens with an old-school sleepover?This would be a great shout if you know the bride isn’t one for going out on the town, but much prefers a cosy night in.A sleepover may have been a favourite way to spend time together when you were all kids – and it’s becoming the new craze with adults.
The planning can be simple as choosing suitable accommodation, buying novelty pyjamas, planning some games, and choosing a couple of chick-flicks on Netflix.
3. Cocktail making at home
It’s no secret that most girls love a cocktail or two – but it can get expensive if you’re buying them all night in bars. Attending professional cocktail making classes isn’t cheap either.As an alternative, why not save the cash and plan a cocktail-making class at home?Take a browse online at a couple of easy cocktail recipes that you’ll feel comfortable teaching the hens and make sure you stock up on extra ingredients in case of spillages or accidental mixing.
Here is an essential list of ingredients to make a note of when shopping for cocktail ingredients:
- Fruit juice
- Chopping boards
- Cocktail glasses
- Measuring jugs
- Cocktail shakers
Planning a BBQ is massively dependent on the weather, but it would be a great way to get the hens together in a relaxed environment with good food and plenty of drinks. To keep the costs down, you could ask each of the hens to contribute a small amount of cash towards a group fund for expenses.
If your bride enjoys spending time outdoors and amongst nature, you could plan a weekend away camping as an alternative to a city break. If she doesn’t enjoy the idea of basic living, glamping is always an alternative. You could invite the hens for a meeting beforehand to put together a packing list and chat about the best locations.