Hen Party Ideas | 5 Blow The Budget Suggestions
Hen Party Ideas
Let’s talk about the all so famous Hen party, otherwise known as the bachelorette 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).
One useful tip for brides-to-be, would be to brief the person who will be organising your hen party, usually the maid or matron of honour. She should be close to you and therefore; will already know your likes and dislikes, tastes and preferences. Organising a hen party can be overwhelming for the maid of honour, and so 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.
Here at Bride Club ME, we suggest five hen party ideas for UAE based expat brides-to-be, maids and matrons of honours, with cash to splash. Enjoy!
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 offer 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 bubbly 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!
We recommend: Amara Spa, Dubai, Park Hyatt Dubai, PO Box 2822, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Phone: +971 4 602 1234
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.
We recommend: BALLOON ADVENTURES EMIRATES LLC, Phone: +971 4 285 4949 and Xclusive Yachts Dubai, phone: +971 4 432 7233
For The Party Lover
Start the evening off with pre-drinks and dinner at the chosen host’s 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. We also love the below wall art supplied by Dubai based company E-walls Studio.
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’s favourite 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.
We recommend: Dubai Exotic Limo – Phone : +971 4 2868635 Mobile : +971 50 6957160
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 favourite restaurant.
We recommend: Le Meridien Dubai – Phone: +971 4 217 0000. Dhs120-350 per person. Visit www.atelierdeschefsdubai.com for a class schedule.
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, you can put on a slinky 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 you are all glammed up and fully made over, go show off at a fancy bar of your choice.
We recommend: Enchanté Studios – Phone: +971 4 423 7766. Enchante can also supply a hair & make-up artist (above image is from an Enchante studio shoot).