Hen Do(s) and Don’ts

That’s right hive! I had my very kick-ass day of fun bachelorette party this past weekend (and to be honest I’m still trying to recover)!

OH MY WORD, MOH Big Eyes blew me away with an amazing day that was equal parts girly, sexy, naughty and fun! Not even lying, I’m pretty sure I heard the words, “this is the best bachelorette party ever,” and by the looks of it everyone had a total blast.

Sister Big Eyes is a teacher and came prepared with a lesson plan of sorts, and because of her easy-to-use Google RSVP document, everyone was able to respond “yes” or “no” to each event and stop in when they could throughout the day. There were various activities to take part in around the city, until the evening when we ended the day at my apartment with games, gifts, and treats before going out dancing.

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Note her princess folder for this princess-inspired affair. So organized!


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Instead of doing a lengthy recap of the day, I’m going to break it down by giving you some Hen DO’s and Hen Don’ts!! (Hen Do is the UK term for bachelorette party, in case I haven’t made that clear yet.)

HEN DO

DO buy cute princess headbands from an Etsy shop to represent each lady of your amazing bridal party (which for me includes bridesmaids, honor attendants, a flower girl, girl cousin usher, and girl cousin who is carrying our remembrance flowers). We forgot to get a photo of all 10 of them, but hopefully you can tell which princesses are represented in this picture below. I was so impressed with MOH Big Eye’s creativity and I got even more excited when she said she plans for us to wear them again at the rehearsal dinner and other pre-wedding related activities. I’m seriously in love with them and think they’re a subtle yet touching way to highlight the bridal party.

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BM L Dawg (Snow White), Miss Sword (Cinderella), MOH Big Eyes (Belle)

HEN DON’T

DON’T start your day with anything but pampering! I think I’ve mentioned before how I live for manicures and pedicures, but loathe getting my hair cut? Well, MOH Big Eyes knows this and that’s why we started the day getting our nails done. I have to give a shout out to Juko for living up to their awesome reviews and treating us all like rock stars.

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Miss Sword’s mani

HEN DO

DO enjoy a lovely brunch and ignore rude waiters who fail to listen to you and provide less than adequate service even though it’s your party day.

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HEN DON’T

DON’T forget to stop and take LOTS OF PICTURES!

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HEN DO

DO pretend to like the makeup that the artist puts on you at Nordstrom because she really likes it, and she really wants you to like it too. Also ask your friend to not be offended when she tells said friend that she needs to be the Kelly to your Beyoncé because it’s your bachelorette night. Wow.

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HEN DON’T

DON’T fight with your little sister, no matter how annoying she may be.

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Look at those BIG EYES!

Just kidding! We had a perfect day together.

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I highly recommend doing a pre-planned day of events for your party if you A) have a lot of friends from different groups/cities/walks of life that you want to invite, and B) if you know you have a core group that will be able to be there for everything (which I did, thank you MN girls, H Bomb, and C Fri who was there in spirit due to flight complications!).

Next up, party games, penis paraphernalia, and dancing the night away!

Did you do a day-long bachelorette extravaganza? Anyone else celebrate in Chi-town? What do you think of the headbands?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Sword

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    BrideandStepmom42013 10 posts, Newbee @ 7:52 am

    I love the headbands. My MOH (also my sister) has planned a full day for us and it is St Patricks Day Weekend! We are starting with pampering and then taking a pole dancing class!

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    debeachgirl 742 posts, Busy bee @ 8:34 am

    Sounds like so much fun! Those princess headbands are beyond cute!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:06 am

    Great dos and don’ts, your bachelorette looks like it was an amazing time!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:48 am

    This is so awesome. I am beyond in love with the headbands.

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    Mrs. Panda 1329 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:52 am

    It looks like you had a great time! I love the headbands. it’s so subtle but they really get it right. I did not know you could do that with ribbon…

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    Mrs. Scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 2:24 pm

    The headbands are amazing – if you had an Ariel one I would have to steal it from you.

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    Mrs. Camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:53 pm

    You guys look like you had so much fun! You had one awesome ground of bridesmaids!

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    Mrs. Camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:54 pm

    P.S. Love your mani too!

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:49 pm

    I LOVE those head bands, OMG I just love them so much.

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    Daio, Guest @ 4:48 am

    Aww, I think the makeup artist did a good job. Why the public ridicule? The makeover looks nice and well-suited to the occasion, in my opinion.

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    Red Poppy 316 posts, Helper bee @ 7:01 am

    Looks like such a great day and I LOVE THE HEADBANDS!!

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 2:05 pm

    Those headbands are absolutely adorable! I would have loved to have had them when I was little, although would easily still wear them now.

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