Last night my older sister, Michelle, and I got to send our little sister Alice off to married-dom in style by throwing her a fabulous hen party. We’ve been planning this for months but i’ve not wanted to mention it on the blog as i think she may read it from time to time (probably not often enough though Ali!!!). Now i’m not going to share any pictures of the hens or divulge too much of the juicy details as that goes against the sacred hen/bachelorette rules – what goes on tour stays on tour, right? But i will give you a flavour of what we did…
The most fun part of the whole planning was torturing Alice as she did not have a clue what she was going to be doing. She got sent this email:
Good evening Alice
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to turn up at Michelle’s house at 13.00 hours on Saturday 9th June. In order to complete your mission, wearing something comfortable, you must bring with you:
An outfit to change into for the evening (think glam)
A length of twine
Make-up, accessories etc
Four steel oil drums (must be steel – no cheap aluminium)
A 3/16th socket wrench
(only two of these items are correct. I will leave it up to you to decide)
Ensure you leave your dignity and your husband to be at home, make sure your life insurance is up to date, and get ready to enjoy(ish) the party.
See you Saturday,
Your bridesmaids x
I followed this up with lots of texts and emails asking her if she’d had her vaccinations, that i was just checking the bungee cord etc…man i’m a mean sister. The reality of the day was that it was quite lovely. We had an Alice in Wonderland theme (natch) so we had to dress her up first. She made a surprisingly convincing Alice. Then we went to a local Art Gallery and made headbands based on birdcage veils.
We had afternoon tea/champagne while we crafted away. Michelle and i made all the goodies, Michelle even made the little dormouse to go in the teapot. It really was sooo much fun and i’d love to go back. They do all sorts of classes from stitch n’ bitch to nude sketching. Hmmm what to choose…
After we finished our class we let Alice change out of her costume and we all got glammed up and went out to drink lots of cocktails and eat a scrummy meal. I ate this…
It was ok tasting but very greasy. We then tortured Alice some more with some Mr & Mrs type games and a bit more drinking. It really was an amazing day – Alice was possibly not half as drunk as she should have been by the end of the evening, given it was her hen do, but she went home very happy. As we are all old and a bit lame we were all home by 12.30!! Gone are the days of walking home with the sunrise.
Now i just need to think about what i’m going to do to burn all that greasy fried food and cupcakes off. If only it weren’t raining and i wasn’t crippled!!