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.


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

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.)


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.


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


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.


Miss Sword’s mani


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.


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






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.



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


Look at those BIG EYES!

Just kidding! We had a perfect day together.


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?


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
The Quest for a Tux, Part Two
Wedding Inspiration Fit for a Queen
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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 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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