Being chosen for the enviable role of bridesmaid is undoubtedly flattering. Chances are the bride-to-be considers you a trusted confidante and she values your ideas and style. Now, all you’ve got to do is prove her right – yikes. Naturally you want to ace every element of the wedding planning and ceremony. So first up, as revealed by Sybil Wilmot-Smith, Head of Trends for curated online marketplace Not On The Highstreet, here’s how to throw the hen party of the century…
Invitations Full Of Promise
Go for a chic, yet femme tone with bright hues of pink and hints of rose gold. Combine this with charming illustrations and sentimental slogans, and you’ll have excitement levels soaring from the moment they receive their stunning invite.
Setting The Scene
Keep to a palette of similar pinks at the party and elevate this with glamorous gold decorations like Letteroom’s joyous ‘Let’s Flamingle’ banner. Make it playful and on-trend with a healthy helping of glitter, confetti and tropical brights. From fruity decor to fun (but stylish) partyware, these original delights will set the mood for the celebrations.
Beauty basics are on the up for party favours, but remember your aim is to make hen party history. So search for luxe face masks, bright coloured nail polishes and temporary tattoo designs they’ll want to preserve. Play to the strengths of personalisation and unite the hens with badges and bags made all the more special thanks to considered typography and placement.
Catering To Their Tastes
The snacks should capture the fun, frivolous spirit of the day. Sharable nibbles are most popular and can slot neatly into your colour scheme. Marshmallows, chocolates, donuts and ice creams are sound selections. Just remember to do it differently; a sleeping unicorn cake pop, anyone?
Drinks With A Twist
Give the drinks menu a sophisticated and refreshing summer shine. Start with frozen champagne popsicles flavoured with rose or watermelon (a sure-fire crowd pleaser). Continue to amaze by adorning their glasses with edible flowers and candyfloss. And the pièce de résistance…how about a tropical-inspired experience where you can ‘pimp’ a pineapple (and your glass of prosecco)? Ooh, you’re good at this.