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|19 Sep|5 mins

How To Have A Hen's Party Without You-Know-What Straws

Make it more class than cringe.
Elle Glass
19 Sep
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Hen’s parties. They’re the time when you come together with the ladies who have seen you through thick and thin, who are always there when you call, and who have seen you through every breakup until you finally found the guy you’re going to call your forever. These are the chicks who would sell the clothes of their back to post your bail, and who probably are the reason you needed bail in the first place. They’re your squad, your team. And when you get together, it’s always a good time.

Hen’s parties, though, also conjure up poorly-named cruise boats and novelty straws. If this is not your drink of choice, never fear: there are other other ways to get around this time-honoured event. Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean you need to buy into the not-quite-Hallmark way of Hen-ning. So, how can you make sure it’s more class than cringe?

Why not plan a champagne brunch, picnic style? Everybody loves a garden party (more specifically, everyone loves zero-cost venue hire). It’s an easy-enough ask: go for a farm table-style spread, with plenty of champagne and sunshine. Think super simple chicken sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, of course), cheeses, crackers, olives and other olive-oil bathed treats. Spend the money that you would have spent on the S-word on actually-clothed waiters, or simply save it and set up a champagne table where your lady friends can help themselves.

Make the dress code, too, spring-ready. One that everyone will feel comfortable in and that will look great on the Gram. (Let’s face it, that’s 80 percent of what a hens party actually is). Spring florals are perfect for this – with pop colours, plenty of pastels and garden-ready prints.

Here are our hen’s party go-to picks…

Advice
|19 Sep|5 mins

How To Have A Hen's Party Without You-Know-What Straws

Make it more class than cringe.
Elle Glass
19 Sep
Share:

Hen’s parties. They’re the time when you come together with the ladies who have seen you through thick and thin, who are always there when you call, and who have seen you through every breakup until you finally found the guy you’re going to call your forever. These are the chicks who would sell the clothes of their back to post your bail, and who probably are the reason you needed bail in the first place. They’re your squad, your team. And when you get together, it’s always a good time.

Hen’s parties, though, also conjure up poorly-named cruise boats and novelty straws. If this is not your drink of choice, never fear: there are other other ways to get around this time-honoured event. Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean you need to buy into the not-quite-Hallmark way of Hen-ning. So, how can you make sure it’s more class than cringe?

Why not plan a champagne brunch, picnic style? Everybody loves a garden party (more specifically, everyone loves zero-cost venue hire). It’s an easy-enough ask: go for a farm table-style spread, with plenty of champagne and sunshine. Think super simple chicken sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, of course), cheeses, crackers, olives and other olive-oil bathed treats. Spend the money that you would have spent on the S-word on actually-clothed waiters, or simply save it and set up a champagne table where your lady friends can help themselves.

Make the dress code, too, spring-ready. One that everyone will feel comfortable in and that will look great on the Gram. (Let’s face it, that’s 80 percent of what a hens party actually is). Spring florals are perfect for this – with pop colours, plenty of pastels and garden-ready prints.

Here are our hen’s party go-to picks…

Via Instagram @chiaraferragni

Lover Dusk Pleat Mini Dress

Living Doll Paisley Fields Dress

BY JOHNNY Daisy Frill Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress

BY JOHNNY Ditsy Frill Bias Midi Dress

Shona Joy Ruffle Drawstring Mini Dress

MINKPINK Sunset Bloom Midi Dress

Shona Joy Pussy Bow Ruffle Tunic with Slip

Shona Joy Bias Slip Midi Dress

Elle Glass
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