Maid of Honor’s Easy Guide to Planning a Hen Party

Being a maid of honor can be a tricky business, and when it comes to organizing your best friend’s “Last Night of Freedom” then there is a lot of pressure. With the help of the other bridesmaids and this simple guide however, you can’t go wrong.

Guest List

The guest list is one of the most important aspects of organizing a hen/bachelorette party. Make sure that the bride’s best friends are all present and ask the bride if she wants her mum, aunties, grandmothers(!) to be involved too. Many brides will want a separate night out with family members e.g. spa day, sophisticated meal so that they can really let loose on their night out. Let everyone know when the hen night is well in advance so that they can put it in their diaries.


Fancy dress seems to play a huge role in many bachelorette parties, so make sure that if you are planning a theme, fancy dress or not, tell the other guests so that they can get prepared early. Popular themes include burlesque/Moulin Rouge, Disney, Grease, sailors or cowboys. Decorate venues accordingly and maybe plan themed food and cocktails!


For the ideal mode of transport, you can reserve a limo bus to get you and your group of friends from place to place. Meet at your house and get the party started with some food and drinks and then arrange a party bus or limo to come and pick you up at a time of your choice. Capacities can range from 10 to 24 in limos and up to 30 in party buses so be aware of this when booking.


Get your limo to take you to a couple of bars before eventually getting dropped off at a nightclub. You can keep the night buzzing by singing and dancing in the back of the party bus, and this can be a venue in itself. Do a little research into local bars and clubs and see which can offer VIP treatment for the hen party.

Food and Drink

If you’re going to be drinking on your night out, make sure that you have some food ready for the girls! If you are opting for a theme, try to make the food and drinks you serve match the theme – even if it is as simple as coming up with themed names for the food e.g. a sailor theme with Pirate Pizza and Sea Breeze cocktails!