As a bride-to-be, you will get very little say in what happens at your hen party. Traditionally the maid of honour is the person who organises the entire celebration, so whether you’re looking for a more low-key celebration or a full-blown hen party experience (outfits and all), the day will most likely be out of your hands.
One of the best ways to really get involved in the planning of your hen party is by sorting out the party favours for your hens. Making these favours yourself will really add that personal touch, so it’s always a good idea to put pen to paper and have a quick brainstorm before you begin your search for the best party favours. Here are some of our favourite DIY hen party favours to get you inspired…
Making candle melts is surprisingly easy and is a beautiful gesture to give! All you need to make candle melts is lots of unscented candles, your favourite essence and essential oils and a bain marie. If you melt down the unscented candles, removing all of the wicks and outside casing, then you will be left with melted wax. Add essential oils, dried flowers, perfumes and scents to your taste and then pour the mixture into cupcake cases – once they have dried they are the perfect party favour!
No matter how old you get, you’re never too old for a party bag! Swap our the pencils and pencil sharpeners for pampering kits instead. It’s always a nice idea to select some of your favourite scents and luxury pampering miniatures to add a touch of class to your party bag. Swap out a birthday cake for a small box on macarons or a personalised cupcake. As well as this, it’s also vital to add in props and added extras (we think that our sparkle pots are essential to any hen party or celebration!
Handwritten thank you notes:
Handwritten thank you notes are often seen as a thing of the past, but it’s important to make your guests feel as though they are valued. Whether you reserve a handwritten thank you note for all of your guests or just for your maid of honour, the sentiment goes a long way!