With a lot of brides now choosing to include younger sisters, nieces and step children in the bridal party, it’s increasingly common for hen dos to include guests who are under 18. As drinking and going out often form the bulk of a hen do, this can be a challenge. However, by getting a little creative you can include all of your bridesmaids in the celebrations and plan an event that’s fun for everyone.
Cookery lessons are great for people of all ages. If some of your bridesmaids are very young, keep things simple and easy by opting for something like a cupcake workshop or chocolate-making day. Kids will love learning a new skill and you’ll all be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours once the cooking is complete.
Learn how to strut your stuff like Beyoncé on your hen do and you and your bridesmaids can wow your guests when the wedding reception rolls around. A lot of dance schools and individual teachers offer lessons that are specially geared towards hen dos, so finding a suitable activity should be easy.
From go-karting to abseiling and paintballing to kayaking, most adventure sports are suitable for participants under 18. As well as ensuring you can include all of your bridesmaids in the celebrations, an active hen do will help to get your blood pumping, boost endorphin levels and leave you all feeling fantastic. What’s more, if you’re on a wedding diet, getting out and getting active will help you hit your goals.
A fantastic chance to indulge in a range of mouth watering cakes, sandwiches and other delights, afternoon tea is great for people of all ages. Book a table at a nice hotel or tearoom in your local area and spend some quality time with your bridesmaids. If you want, you and the other grown up bridesmaids can always hit the town once the afternoon tea is done.
“If you want something truly unique for all your bridesmaids, you may want to consider perfume making. Not only is it something everyone can get involved with, it’s also a chance to give your maids a little keepsake they will cherish, and a gift that will remind them of the day spent with you and the others.”
What’s more, you and your bridesmaids can then wear your custom made perfumes on the big day.
A night out at the theatre
Inject your hen do with a little culture by booking a night out at the theatre. If you want to keep things light and entertaining, opt for a musical you all know and love. Singing along to all the classics will make for a great night for you and all of your bridesmaids.
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