Hen/Stag Do

The MacGuffin Project

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Located on Old Christchurch Road, at the site of the former Dusk till Dawn nightclub, The MacGuffin Project is the south coasts newest attraction everyone is talking about.

Bringing a slice of London magic to Bournemouth town centre, The MacGuffin Project offers people an escape from reality by immersing you into the dark but beautiful world of the long forgotten MacGuffin Carnival. It’s down to you and your team to work together, unravel the mysteries and overcome the challenges that unfold before you. Interact with machines, communicate with lost souls and piece together the past as you race against time to complete your missions.

Top relaxing retreats for stressed-out brides

Top relaxing retreats for stressed-out brides

If wedding admin is leaving you feeling frazzled, pre-wedding nerves are sneaking in, or you’re looking to relax after the stressful task of organising your wedding, it sounds like you are in need of a relaxing retreat. 

Well you’re in luck, as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide, share their top five health retreats for stressed out brides, where you can enjoy luxury spa pampering and wellness relaxation before stepping into the limelight on the big day, or winding down on your dream honeymoon. 

Hen do budgeting - five ways to get more from your travel money

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There’s no denying it - a hen do is an expensive affair! With a recent study by clothing retailer Banana Moon finding the average hen do now costs a staggering £507 per person*, it’s more vital than ever before to get a good deal on your ‘do and to budget accordingly.

Going abroad to celebrate your last few weeks as a single girl is becoming ever more popular, so whether you’re planning your own or just attending a friend’s, it’s important to convert that all important prosecco fund before you leave. But, with fluctuating foreign currency rates and the pound dropping against the Euro and the Dollar in recent months, how do you ensure you get the most out of your money?

Brightening up your hen party

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With all the wedding preparations underway and the highly anticipated Hen Party looming, the world is truly the bride-to-be’s oyster when choosing the perfect location in celebration of this occasion with her nearest and dearest.

A hen weekend away with the girls when the sun is radiating can be an absolute treat, especially in the UK, guaranteeing a memorable beginning to your celebrations. There are endless activities available to suit any type of bride that will now be explored to gain some essential inspiration.

Hallmark hotel Flitwick Manor launches its  ‘flit-nic royal-tea’

royal tea party

Arriving at the Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor as newly appointed General Manager, and inspired by the hotel’s picturesque countryside setting, Thomas Burford is delighted to announce the launch of an alfresco twist on the English classic, as the hotel launches its ‘Flit-nic Royal-Tea,’ just in time for summer picnic season and hen summer getaways. 

The Hunt Is On For Britain’s Best Best Man!

The Hunt Is On For Britain’s Best Best Man!

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the nation in search of Britain’s best Best Man.

Did your Best Man pull out all the stops on the stag do? Perhaps he delivered a tone-perfect speech at the wedding reception or peppered the wedding day with surprises à la Love Actually.

Whatever the reason, if your Best Man puts the others to shame, Red7 wants to know!

 

The company is the UK’s original specialist hen and stag party travel agent and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark two decades in the wedding industry, Red7 is asking couples up and down the country to nominate their Best Men with heart-warming tales of why they should be crowned the nation’s finest.

The State Of Hen Parties in 2017

 

Hen parties play a vital role nowadays in the whole wedding process. It is an opportunity to see out the brides final days as an unmarried woman, while also allowing those who might not be able to make it to the wedding itself celebrate with her. In the past these do’s were a simple single night out but they have now morphed into quite an impressive array of different parties.

Hens now travel abroad combining the celebration with an excuse for a holiday! Hens travel all over Europe and it is not just for the sun. Some of the destinations offer things to do you could only dream of in the UK.

 

What are the current trends?

10 Ideas For An Unforgettable Hen Do

Alice in wonderland

Make your hen party celebrations unforgettable with these unusual yet unique ideas. After all, no one wants to settle for average. From cocktail stations to candy stalls, your hen party could be the topic of conversation for a long time to come. To help inspire you here are 10 unusual hen party ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Bubbly Bar

Whether you are hosting the party at home or in the hotel room, a bubbly bar is a must. With a range of delicious champagnes to choose from along with fun mixers and toppings including sorbet, fruit and candyfloss, the girls will be drinking the night away in style. Why not include chic favours and tags to make your bubbly really shine bright.

Pimp Your Cupcake

Book your hen party with The London Cabaret Club

The London Cabaret Club has been igniting iconic London venues such as The Collection, The Arts Club and One Mayfair in an explosion of sequins, feathers and exquisitely performed anthems for four years. Fans include Simon Cowell, Millie Mackintosh, Sinitta, Henry Cavill and Olivia Colman and its permanent home, the magnificent Bloomsbury Ballroom is the backdrop of two sold-out spectaculars; The Best of British Pop and London Never Dies. 

 

Over a quarter of Brits sacrifice their own holidays for stag and hen parties

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• 28% of Brits are spending more money attending their friends’ parties than their own holidays

• A third of those invited have been expected to take annual leave

• The average amount spent on a stag or hen party is £507

 

Over a quarter of Brits are sacrificing their own holidays in order to attend stag and hen parties costing an average of £507 a time, new research shows.

Conducted by personalised clothing retailer Banana Moon clothing, the survey looked into British attitudes towards stag and hen parties as the traditional last night of freedom has evolved into a major event.

QHotels Girls Night In Package

QHotels

There’s no denying that a spa break makes for a fabulous, crowd-pleasing hen do. The combination of a relaxed atmosphere, gorgeous surroundings and comforting facilities will always have your hens leaving their troubles at the door and letting their hair down. Whereas some spas may be reluctant to host your booking as soon as you mention the word ‘hen’, QHotels, the UK’s four star hotel group, welcome girl groups with open arms. The brand new ‘Girls Night In’ package is created for groups of 8 or more who are looking to relax in a friendly, accommodating environment.

The Day of your Wildest Dreams: Bespoke Weddings at Cliff Barns Ranch in Norfolk

 Cliff Barns Ranch in Norfolk

Deluxe country ranch, Cliff Barns is Norfolk’s ultimate escape for the most unforgettable, day of your life. Tailoring your big day to every individual idea and unique wish, say “I do”and celebrate in style in the cool surrounds of Cliff Barns, designed by Shaun Clarksonand set across four acres of unspoilt Norfolk countryside.

The inspired eccentric English country home clearly displays the vision of the incomparable interior designer Shaun Clarkson and set designer Russell Hall, think wild taxidermy, cowhide sofas, Aztec rugs, tartan and vintage floral fabrics and river rock fireplaces offset with tee-pees and wooden wagon-wheel chandeliers. 

The Ceremony

5 quirky hen do ideas

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re planning your hen do. However, it’s important to remember the whole point of having one: your friends and family are coming to celebrate you. Therefore, it’s important that your party reflects who you are and what you like to do. So, if the thought of dancing around town wearing L plates makes you cringe, you need to opt for something that’s quirkier and tailored to you. 

Here are five alternative hen do ideas that have been tried and tested. We’re sure you’ll find one you love. 

A murder mystery night