Hen Party Ideas – 5 blow the budget suggestions.
Hello fellow bloggers and brides to be,
Let’s talk about the all so famous Hen doo, otherwise known as the batchellorette party. These words can strike fear into the minds of the most calm of brides-to-be, but can also be great fun and a wonderful time to bond with your closest female friends (or male if you so choose).
I have no idea what my girls have in store for me, and my wedding is still a long way off, but I do know that due to the fact that I am based in Dubai, but from London, I will be having two parties. I have a close circle of female friends on both sides of the pond, and in either city, I have members of my bridal party. So, with that in mind, I will be parting with my girls here in Dubai shortly before our wedding and partying with my girls in London, when I return for the summer next year.
One tip, I think would be useful for brides-to-be, would be to brief the person who will be organizing your hen doo, usually the maid/matron of honor. She should be close to you and therefore, will already know your likes and dislikes, tastes and preferences. But, organizing a hen doo can be overwhelming for the maid of honor, and so, I am sure she would appreciate a little guidance from you as the bride-to-be. Also, bear in mind budget, don’t expect your friend to fork out a fortune if she can’t afford it, offer to assist and help if need be, or the cost can be equally split between all girls attending.
In this blog post I will be suggest 5 hen doo party ideas for UAE based expat brides-to-be, maids and matrons of honors, with cash to splash. Thereafter, www.brideclubme.com will post fresh hen party ideas every few months suiting all budgets, when it launches later this year.
For the chilled bride – Arrange a night away and full day of pampering at one of the UAE’s many luxury spa resorts. Ensure you pre-book all treatments in advance and inform the spa this is a very special occasion, they may offer a few extra complimentary perks. Many spa’s do great package deals and cobone.com often run various 2 for 1 promotions, so nab a deal if you can.
Arrive early and start with a champagne breakfast, toasting the bride-to-be. Move onto the spa and enjoy all the facilities first before enjoying your chosen treatments. Once all treatments are over, given that the spa has a pool area, spend the afternoon relaxing, talking, and enjoying lunch and cocktails by the pool. End the evening, by having a mani/pedi, dressing up and having dinner at your chosen resort restaurant. Very s$x in the city!
For the adventurous bride – Arise bright and early meet your girls for a private sunrise hot air balloon trip over the beautiful desert landscape. Once finished, head back to Dubai, freshen up and head to the marina for a day of cruising in a small private yacht – pack snorkels, swimming gear and enjoy the ocean, some private yacht charters offer water sports if interested.
Pack a luxury hamper picnic with all the bride-to-be’s favorite snacks and munchies, and bring an I-pod with all the brides-to- be’s and her friends favorite tunes.
For the party lover – Start the evening off with pre-drinks and dinner at the chosen hosts home. Many catering companies offer in-house catering and mixologists (cocktail makers). You can get creative and decorate the apartment/home will balloons and funky banners.
To add a little spark to the pre-party, you can now hire topless butlers available in Dubai (who would have thought!?). Once you are all fed and fully geared up, stick your sashes and tiara’s and on, and have a stretch limo pick you all up and transport you to the club of choice (the bride- to -be favorite club is a good bet). Dependant on budget, book a VIP table where you can party the night away in comfort, with first class service.
For the foodie loving bride – Meet just before lunch and take group cooking classes, often the cooking classes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer lunch with bubbly or grape-based beverages after. Once finished, head to a show of some kind, Dubai and Abu Dhabi both offer many seasonal theatre shows, comedy nights and festivals, finish the evening with dinner at the bride-to-be’s favorite restaurant.
For the anything goes bride (easy going) – Fancy something different, and giving JLo a run for her money with an ultra glam makeover and super fun day out? It’s your hen day and you deserve to be treated like the A-lister you are, with many UAE based stylists and photographers at your disposal. So put on your slinkiest little number and get ready to show the camera what you’ve got! Everyone in your group will get their chance to shine in front of the camera as well as take-home photographs of the occasion. Once glammed up and fully made over, go show off at a fancy bar of your choice.
Suppliers and companies offering the above hen party options will feature on www.brideclubme.com when it launches later this year. We are working on getting exclusive ‘Bride Club ME’ subscriber discounts for all our fans. WATCH THIS SPACE!