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Hen Parties To Get To Know Each Other

Today we have a guest post, written by Hannah Carrier from listoflife.com! This will go into Hen Party ideas for your bridesmaids to get to know each other! 

Hen Parties To Get To Know Each Other

When the bride to be’s most important ladies have been in her life for many years, it is easy to forget that not all of these special ladies know each other. Some might meet each other prior to the hen party, for example, they might meet for the task of helping the bride find her perfect wedding dress. Others will meet each other for the first time at the hen party itself. That’s why it is important to recognise the integral part that hen parties play in the stages of forming the hens’ friendships. We have, within our range of hen parties, activities that allow quality time for talking and getting to know one another, but also some hen parties that cut right to the chase and destroy awkwardness immediately. If you need ideas on how to best help your hens get to know each other, look no further!

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Wine Tasting

Wine tasting is one of the most laid-back hen parties there are since it largely involves sitting around relaxing whilst several small glasses of wine are brought to you to taste. This hen party leaves plenty of room, peace and time for talking, getting to know one another and becoming less shy with each glass of wine tasted! No one is looking for an expert taster, it is a hen party that allows you to trust someone else’s expertly chosen wines from around the world and learn a little bit about each other – and if you learn about wine along the way that can’t be a bad thing!

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Culinary Therapy

If there’s one thing we all enjoy, it’s food. Rather than having a simple meal among bridesmaids, a culinary hen event entails choosing a menu and cooking the meal as well. These events have canapes and drinks upon arrival usually to allow you to get settled and designated to cooking stations before the real hands-on fun begins. Pick meals that everybody will enjoy eating and let the chefs assist you in making the meal a success. By the time you sit down to eat the meal you have cooked, you will have already spoken to each other enough that there will be plenty of things to ask about and share about each other while you enjoy the delicious result of your teamwork.

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Dance Class

There are a range of hen party dance classes that teach a variety of dance styles. Whether you choose street dance, Bollywood, 20’s or even burlesque, dance classes are a great way to get to know one another because they are fun and involve working together. A typical dance class will do a warm up before teaching you some basic steps so everyone will have to let themselves go a little bit ready to have fun. They typically end with your group performing a set routine which means you will all learn each others’ names and positions and work with each other while you move around. This type of hen party keeps the whole group laughing and is bound to form friendships!

Whatever hen party you choose is right for you, consider the opportunity it gives for bonding the bridesmaids. The more they get to know each other, the more special the wedding day will be with everybody communicating with each other and having fun with their new friends.

Written by Hannah Carrier from listoflife.com

Duct Tape Purse (Because I’m Awesome)

My friend Mell has never been much of a purse person. She keeps her phone,  keys, ID and money all in one place: her bra. I’m jealous she can get away with it. Anything extra in my bra sticks out like an obvious rectangle in a tiny bra.

Anyway, she recently decided she wanted to start carrying a purse around, for water bottles, books, and other things she needs that don’t fit “up there.” She didn’t want something huge, and she didn’t want to pay a bunch, so for her birthday, which was right after thanksgiving, I decided to make her a duct tape purse. I wanted to do something personal, and she’s always liked duct tape wallets, so I looked up patterns and tutorials. Since her favorite color is green, I thought a green-and-black checkered pattern would be the way to go. It turned out great!

Green and Black Duct Tape Purse

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Forts

I can’t believe I wrote a post about special places and tree forts yesterday and didn’t talk about blanket forts.

I don’t think I really built blanket forts as a kid. Mom would not have been happy at us destroying her living room, and it wasn’t really set up for convenient fort construction anyway.

I made up for that my junior year of college though. My roommate and I decided one long weekend that we needed a blanket fort movie night. We didn’t even need to rearrange furniture too much to make it happen. Our living room was really open, so we just placed a stool in the middle of the room to use as an anchor and then stretched blankets to all four corners.

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