Remember in the film Bridesmaids when Kristin Wigg’s character Annie Walker gets upstaged by her rival bridesmaid at the bridal shower when Helen manages to steal the bride’s favour by buying her a trip to Paris? Annie is enraged, and trashes the bridal shower, earning herself an un-invite from the wedding. Aside from being essential …

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In an ideal world, money would be no object and we could have all our most elaborate bridal visions whipped up by an accomplished professional, without putting our manicures into the line of fire. However… when it comes down to it, a lot of wedding prep can be done at a fraction of the cost, …

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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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After a long winter, it appears spring may have finally have sprung. Although this is a welcome season after such a cold and miserable weather for so long, there is also a little anxiety that comes with it, as soon it will no longer be possible to hide pale winter bodies under oversized wool jumpers! …

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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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Hen parties are always good fun and we all love being invited to one but sometimes it involves changing plans and travelling quite a distance. So if you’re the bride-to-be and you want to say a little thank you to all your hens the best way to do it is to give everyone little gifts …

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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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We’ve talked about “sten dos” hen party ideas before (they are also known as a “hag do”) and how they’re gaining in popularity. At the time, many of you stated that you preferred to have separate parties (it is traditional after all!) However we’ve been receiving some requests for sten do ideas recently. Particularly, what …

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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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vegas wedding hotel

How do you decide whether to have a local hen party or pack your bags and have a hen party abroad? Well for most, the common misconception is that they can’t afford a hen weekend away but you’ll be surprised. Hen weekends abroad (or if you’re a male reader – stag weekends abroad) aren’t as expensive as …

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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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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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Spa and pamper hen weekends

With another wonderful summer here, it means another summer of weddings. Aside from all the excitement about dresses, honeymoons and mother-in-laws (often this feels more like dread) there is always the question of what to do for your Hen Party (or, in the US, bachelorette party). Spa Hen Parties are an exciting and great way …

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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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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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Ibiza hen weekends

Spain conjures up images of white sand beaches, all-year sun and enough steamy romantic imagery to fill a whole volume of poetry. When planning a hen party, it’s essential to choose the destination that best reflects your party and you could do alot worse than Spain where there really is something for everybody – from …

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wine tour

Looking for ideas for a bachelorette party?  Perhaps you may consider a wine tour – visiting a wine region and sampling the local wines.  Most Americans may not realize it, but not all American wine is produced in California; in fact, nearly every state has wineries.  California, New York, Washington, and Oregon, as well as …

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Not into shocking and over-the-top hen party (or bachelorette party as our friends across the pond say) antics? Looking for something more sedate and low key? Look no further than these top five ideas for celebrating a debauchery-free hen party that’s still fun and memorable. 1. Lingerie it up It can be all about the …

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sophisticated hen party ideas

L-plates and bunny ears not your idea of sophistication or style? From a day at the races to a weekend in a country manor, there are plenty of sophisticated hen party ideas to choose from, ensuring that your weekend is tasteful and classy rather than tacky. Here’s a few to whet your appetite: Foodie friends …

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Is it possible to plan the perfect hen party? I think so! But there are a few things you need to take care of first. And, to help you, here’s my guide to organising the perfect hen party. Nominate an organiser Not as easy as it might sound. There’s a very good chance you’ll have …

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