The Stag Party is a rocky terrain rife with terrifying pranks, juvenile tricks and erratic high jinks. Whenever I attend a hen party I thank my lucky stars that one of the group isn’t about to leap out of a hedge, tie up the hen and promptly secure her to a lamppost sans pants. That’s …

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Hens on tour

It is going to be May-hem… Record numbers of stag and hen parties will flock to towns and cities across the UK this month, according to figures from event agency Chillisauce. The company estimates that more than 220,000 revellers will descend on popular destinations around the country throughout May, as brides and grooms-to-be prepare to …

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plan hens night

At Polestars we can’t get enough of a spot of haberdashery, which led me to think; how could crafting be incorporated into a hen party? I’ve come up with a fresh list of whimsical ideas to choose from when planning your Hen party. Remember when you were school and you created those origami fortune tellers …

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British Hen Do

When it comes to planning the perfect stag or hen do, plenty of people turn to the professionals. But engaged couple Chris Perry and Kimberlee Drew had no concerns about where to turn when organising their own celebrations – after all, they met while working for a company which specialises in delivering parties for thousands …

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Picking a theme for Christmas parties is easy (after all if it all goes wrong you can just revert to the classic Winter Wonderland theme.) However picking one for a hen party? Not so much. Not if you want to be unique anyway, especially if there girls in the group are of varying tastes and …

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We’re firm believers that you don’t have to get blind drunk and make a fool out of yourself in a nightclub in order to have a good time. So if you thought that having a hen party was all about going to a bar then you’d be sorely mistaken! Hen parties can be customised and …

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Over the years we’ve heard many boyfriends/husbands and friends say that they’re off on a Bournemouth stag do.  The seaside city is practically famous for its stag dos; however we think that it’s mighty unfair that the stags get to have this sandy beached town all to themselves and whilst some hens visit this fun-filled …

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Brighton hectic this may

The average UK wedding budget averages at just over £16k. That is a considerable investment in the lead up to your special day.  I’ll just give a short list of a few contributing factors to the budget. Figures include the honeymoon at £3,200, Photography at £1,080, cake at £290, Venue at £4,600. Finally the hen …

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Whether it’s a hen night  at your local club or a hen weekend away, everybody wants to know where the next hottest destination is. Last year saw Marbella hen weekends rise dramatically due to the cast of TOWIE visiting and as a result of the Geordie Shore TV show, Newcastle hen parties also shot up …

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With the festive season behind us and New Year’s resolutions well under way (or not, depending on your level of determination) most of us will be looking forward to the arrival of summer when spirits are lifted once again. If you’re planning your hen do for the summer months then you’ll be looking around for …

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So your planning the hen, great! Exciting tasks ahead of you. Firstly there will be many people to consider, perhaps different ages are amongst your group? There might be a  mixture of friends and in-laws who may not know each other very well.  Most importantly you will need to take all of the brides  tastes (and demands) …

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When it comes to hen do ideas, we’ve got them by the boat load (not that we own a boat or anything but you get the idea!) However as nice as a local hen party may be, sometimes it’s worth pushing the (metaphorical) boat out just that bit further… and by further I mean over …

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Vintage has been having a bit of a moment recently. With the likes of Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith and Dita Von Teese leading the way, we women have been falling over ourselves to jump on this glamorous bandwagon. Vintage is an embrace of femininity, sensuality and glamour. For once, women have a trend that is …

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Walk along any of the main streets of Brighton on any night of the week and I’ll give you £1million if you don’t bump in to at least one flashing L-plate, fairy winged group of women out on a hen night (don’t ask me for that million if you do, though). It’s part of the …

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Ah good old Blighty! It may rain most of the year and has the worst public transport system in the whole of Europe but for many of us its home. So to celebrate this fact, we here at Hen Heaven have decided to list our top selling and most popular UK hen destinations… Newcastle Hen …

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Recently we took a look at ideas for musical inspired hen parties, however every great tune is more often than not accompanied by a memorable dance routine – and thankfully these also make for a great activity which all of your group can get involved in. The art of dance is performed across many different …

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perfect hen party

Whether you are an English lovely or if you are coming to our green land for your hen weekend a lot of planning will be involved. I am sure that camping isn’t on the top of every girl’s hen party list, especially with the problem of England’s unpredictable weather! I am also sure that most …

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hen party karoake

Whether it’s in the restaurants, bars or clubs you go to, music will play an integral role in your hen party. However, for the ardent music lovers of you that may just not be enough! If you are passionate about music whether it’s hearing it or singing it, then you may want to fully incorporate …

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When it comes to weddings and wedding planning, most men don’t really like to get involved (the key word here being “most” not “all”.) Mainly because all they’re concerned about is going on an exciting, all singing, all dancing (O.K. maybe more like “all drinking, all dancing”) stag. However recently we’ve noticed a large influx in couples wanting joint pre-nuptial …

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Well, here in the UK, we’ve been reveling in some good weather… and then some bad weather and then some good… you get the idea! Honestly? It’s been pretty sporadic and unpredictable (more so than normal this year.) So it really doesn’t surprise us that many hens are“jumping ship” (as it were) and choosing to …

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So you’ve been looking at Marbella hen weekends , you’ve brought the hen party accessories already but something is missing… ah that’s right hen party games. Now during the planning process we know that many ladies forget to buy/prepare games to play during the hen weekend. Or they just rely on the classic “truth or …

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Organising a hen weekend may seem simple enough but it can become quite a handful, especially for first time chief bridesmaids! Now we don’t doubt your organisational skills here (after all we’re not praised as the “multitasking gender” for nothing you know) however there’s quite a lot to consider and prepare – even before you’ve actually book …

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bridesmaid duties

Being asked to be a chief bridesmaid is a great honor: it means that your friend thinks you’re the most organized, trustworthy and fun loving person she knows to do the job. However, if you’ve never been a chief bridesmaid before, it can seem a little daunting (especially if you’ve never been married!) You’ll have …

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There was once a time when a hen party celebration was simply an evening out with your closest friends, however recent years have seen a profound shift in what women get up to, and a hen party is now one of the biggest events in a woman’s life. Consequently, this change has introduced much more …

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tame hen night

Alienating older members of a hen party is one of the chief concerns for a bridesmaid planning a weekend of spoiling the bride-to-be. Quite often the more mature aunts or work colleagues of the bride might feel left out if they’re not invited, so make sure you send them an invitation but don’t worry about censoring …

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stag party

Here at Redseven we recently ran a survey to find out all the gossip on stag and hen trends for 2011. We asked over 2,400 hens and stags a number of questions from what they spent they spent their money on and where they visited, to which celebrity stag and hen parties they’d like to …

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The south coast of England is somewhat well-endowed when it comes to top destinations for a stag do – especially if you want packed itineraries throughout the day. While the south coast doesn’t share the same reputation as the northern party capitals of Newcastle, Liverpool and Glasgow, the north just can’t compete when it comes …

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