A listener who is in the process of planning a hen party got in touch with Mairead today to ask for some advice.
The hen party will be a virtual one and she has a good few people on board, but she wanted tips from anyone else who might have been part of a virtual hen on what activities they could do and how to make it as fun as possible for the bride to be.
As usual, the Today FM listeners were happy to help and sent in some amazing suggestions!
- Some ideas for the virtual hen: They could do a scavenger hunt around the house! Also if friends live near by, get them to drop off random bits (wrapped) every few hours! Get the bride to guess what they are on Zoom before opening. Or you could get the group to make a cocktail in their kitchens!
- My sister had a virtual hen party a few weeks back, they had a theme for it which was "things you wouldn't be caught leaving the house in", i.e. parents' golfing gear, football jerseys, too much tan etc.
- My friends threw me a virtual hen. We did the old reliable Mr and Mrs game and they asked my fiancé about 15 questions and got his answers. Then on the zoom party they asked me and if my answers didn't match his (even if he was wrong, which he was in some cases!!) I had to take a shot (of poitin!) Sure I was so excited to be doing it I got some answers wrong on purpose!
- Hi Mairead, I would immediately outsource the organising and running of the virtual hen to a professional, they will provide the activities, games and entertainment with a professional host. We used zoomparty.ie recently for a work night in and it was very popular.
- For the virtual hen – each person at the hen must write a note about the bride to be and then text it to her during the night and she has to guess who wrote each one.
- I helped organise a virtual hen and it went great!! We had enlisted the help of the fiancé to decorate the house for us and to hide some jelly shots for a scavenger hunt around the house! We dropped the clues down to the house and the fiancé hid them for us. We made up a batch of the bride’s favourite cocktail, and played virtual flip cup and bingo. Then for the next day we had a hangover bag prepared with a book compiled of photos and funny stories for the bride to read, because it would have been weird watching her read it on zoom!!
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