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Winter is now well and truly out of the way so it's that time of year when weddings are coming thick and fast. 

If you've been given the task of organising the ultimate hen party, then have no fear as we give you all you need to know to ensure this hen party is talked about for years to come. 

Here goes!

1. Don’t just stick to the same old

Gone are the days when there are just a few options for hen parties. The opportunities are endless, from burlesque dancing to dwarf hire, there is something for everyone.

Try to get a sense of what the bride would be looking for. Ask her what she loved and hated about other hens - best to know what kind of thing she'd enjoy. Also, remember that you are probably organising for a diverse group so select activities accordingly.

3 hours of dancing might not be the ideal selection for the bride’s 75 year old grandmother!

2. Plan, plan and plan some more

The best hen parties are well planned and planned in advance.

Getting everyone to agree to a date can often be quite a challenge so the earlier you get started the better.Once the guest list has been confirmed get straight onto sending out the 'Save the Date' cards so that the guests can book the time off work etc. Get this done as early as possible, to ensure your bride gets the attendance that she deserves.

Also, bear in mind that in the most popular cities, hotels can quickly lose availability for large groups so again, book in advance.

3. Have lots of game ideas

What’s a hen party without some hen games?

There is an endless list of games that can be played on the night so as long as you know the hen will be up for it get some fun games planned. For some super naughty hen party games check out this recent blog post.

4. Build in some contingency 

Most people set a budget for hen parties so be assured you will be getting lots of phone calls and emails asking about costs. Always allow for a small cushion by adding £10-£20 to everyone's costs. 

Of course if it's not needed then it’s going to buy some extra drinks and who is going to complain about that?

5. Don’t forget the transport

Whatever you do as part of the planning make sure you organise the transport. Whether taxi, minibus or airplane, get it booked and included in the budget. If you really want to travel in style then why not book our limo or party bus – now that will get you in the good books! 

Getting the transport booked and paid for in advance will make sure it’s easier to keep the whole group together and reduce the risk of losing any guests. It does happen – trust us!

6. On the day, encourage pace

This is particularly important if you are out for the whole day or weekend. You don’t want the bride or anyone else to be intoxicated by lunch time. If there is plenty of activities planned for the evening you don’t want all your hard work and planning to go to waste. 

If possible try and fit in some down time for eating and re-hydrating.

7. Have fun!

This is more important than anything else.

You want the bride to remember her hen party for the rest of her life and she will if it’s centred on fun. Here at Entertain-ment we can ensure this happens with our range of hen activities.

As you plan the perfect hen party take a look at all we have on offer on our website as we help you plan the hen party to beat all hen parties!
We've suggested a few fun hen party games for you and the girls to play on the big night, but those were all reasonably tame by bachelorette party standards. What if you want something a little naughtier?

Well, we've never been ones to shy away from the ruder side of hen parties here at IM Entertained (we do supply male strippers, after all!) Here's another trio of terrific hen party games to try...be warned, though, because these ones are a fair bit ruder than the last batch!

Pin the Willy on the Hunk

We all pinned tails on donkeys when we were little, but this classic children's party game is a little...well, childish for a hen do. Here's a slightly more adult version: go on Google Images (you may wish to use incognito mode!) and print out a picture of a scantily-clad man. Hang your hunk on the wall, then cut a penis shape out of some pink card - this will be the, ahem, 'tail'. Blindfold each player and challenge them to pin (or Blu-Tack) the willy on the hunk; the winner is the one who gets it closest to the correct spot!

Clothes Swap

Here's a very cheeky game that your fiancé and his mates will probably wish they could have watched! Select one player - the maid of honour, perhaps - to be the referee, and split everyone else into teams of two. The referee turns off the lights, and each pair of players must swap as many items of clothing as they dare while it's dark! After a pre-agreed time limit (roughly one minute works best), the referee turns the lights back on, and the team who has swapped the most items of clothing wins! The fun of this game is wondering how many garments you're brave enough to swap - exchanging bras and/or pants could be what wins you the game, but will you be able to get them on before the lights come on...?

Who Did It?

How well do you know your gal pals? Let's find out! Give each girl a pen and three slips of paper. Each of you must write down three embarrassing personal secrets (e.g. "I showed my boobs to the camera at Glastonbury", "I once had sex in a Wetherspoons loo") and put the folded slips of paper into a hat or another container. One by one, the maid of honour removes the slips from the hat and reads out the anonymous secrets - everyone else has to guess who wrote what! The winner is the person who makes the most correct guesses.

Need more inspiration for your hen do? Visit our Hen Party Ideas section!
The mother of the bride is a key player in most weddings. But does that mean she should be invited to the hen party?

This is a question that a lot of brides struggle with, and obviously, the answer will be different for everyone. It depends on how well you get on with your mum, and on the old girl's threshold for lewd hen party antics - for example, can you really picture your ma sipping Sex on the Beach through a willy-shaped straw? Or hooting at an oiled-up stripper as he tears off his trousers?

"Oh, my stars! It's almost as big as your father's!"

Clearly, a bachelorette party with mum has the potential to turn awkward very quickly. But let's not write her off yet; after all, if party suppliers bother to stock those 'Mother of the Bride' sashes, surely some people manage to integrate their mothers into their hen parties without incident?

We reckon that the hen party activities are the key. You have to choose your entertainment carefully if you want your bash to stay mum-friendly; steer clear of strippers and opt instead for activities that you'd actually be happy to share with the woman who birthed you.


Examples of mum-friendly hen night activities:

  • Cookery Workshops: Learning to bake is a great nudity-free use of your hen weekend, and there are loads of different classes to choose from, including cupcake workshops, chocolate making classes, and even pizza making sessions.

  • Perfume Making Classes: If you're not hungry, why not try creating your own fragrance? You, your mother, and the rest of the girls will love learning all about different scents and how to blend them together!

  • Tasteful Nudity: If you simply can't resist inviting a scantily-clad bloke to your hen do, there are ways to do this without offending your mother (or feeling embarrassed when she gets a little too into it). For example, why not try a life drawing class? It's a lot more culturally wholesome than a standard strip-show, and you'll still get to enjoy the sight of a sexy naked man.
Of course, if you're one of those girls who can't imagine a hen do without a stripper and a truckload of willy-shaped accessories, then the answer to your question is pretty obvious: no, don't invite your mum!

Click here for more hen party ideas from Entertain-Ment.

Hiring a dwarf for your hen party is a great idea, but what should you actually do with the little fella when he rocks up at your do? Here are some top ideas from the IM Entertained team - we've dispatched many a dwarf to hen parties up and down the country, so rest assured we know what we're on about here!
  • Handcuff him to the bride! This is a hen night classic, and probably the first thing that popped into your head when you saw the words 'hen party dwarf' in the title of this blog post. If you want to humiliate your mate on her hen do, cuffing her to a midget is a great way to do so - she'll be red-faced at first, but if we know our dwarfs, they'll be best pals by the end of the evening!

  • Watch him strip! Want a fun alternative to the oiled-up stripteases you'd usually expect at a bachelorette party? Why not hire a dwarf stripper instead? He may be small, but that doesn't mean he's not a super-sexy sight without his clothes on...

  • Play some games! If you hire a dwarf for your hen night, the wee man is effectively part of the party, which means that he can join in with all the hilarious hen night games that you and the girls have planned! If you haven't chosen any games yet, click here for some ideas.
Not matter what you do with your hen party dwarf, you're bound to have a brilliant time on the big night! Our dwarfs can come as they are, or - if you prefer - we can give them a funny costume to wear (common requests include Mr. T, Smurfs, and Oompa-Loompas). Whatever you have in mind, you can book your hen party dwarf here!
Looking for a hen night activity that takes you outside of your comfort zone? If you and the girls want a unique and brilliant experience that none of you will ever forget, we'd strongly recommend trying one of our burlesque dance classes.


Wait - isn't burlesque dancing basically just stripping?

No ma'am. Burlesque is far more sophisticated than the sort of thing you'll see at your local gentlemen's club, and - crucially - it never goes as far as total nudity.

A burlesque hen party isn't about getting naked in front of your friends; it's about trying on different outfits, learning some awesome new moves, and generally having some fun while you master the seductive art of burlesque dancing. And who knows - maybe you'll pick up something to show your fiancé when you get home?

Book your burlesque hen party now >


Of course, burlesque dancing does still involve some fairly revealing clothes, and we appreciate that not everyone will be brave enough to unleash their inner Dita Von Teese. If you'd prefer a slightly less cheeky dance workshop for your hen do, try one of these instead: