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Plan The Ultimate Hen Party! Comments Off on Plan The Ultimate Hen Party!

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Fancy Dress Ball

With the start of wedding season comes the start of hen party season! If you’re stuck for ideas, don’t worry; Fancy Dress Ball is here to help! If there’s one thing we know about, it’s parties!


These days a lot of brides-to-be decide to make their hen do more than just a night out at the local pub. Many choose for a weekend away, or even a week-long holiday with their pals!

Hen Party Destinations

  Barcelona is one of the hottest destinations for a hen party at the moment. It has everything: city break, fantastic night life, and of course the fabulous Spanish sun and a gorgeous beach. There are so many options once you’re there: from a banana boat ride to a city tour, salsa classes to belly dancing lessons. Barcelona really does have it all; you can go as tacky or as classy as you like!

London hen weekend

If you’re happy staying the UK, there is a growing trend for hen parties to head to city destinations for a weekend of treats and fun. London is the obvious choice, but places like Bournemouth, Newcastle and Edinburgh also offer excellent packages!

hen party glamping

  If you’re a more budget-conscious hen,  why not organise a glamping weekend away? Glamping is the latest big thing, and for good reason; gone are the welly boots, torches and cold, damp tents! Welcome to large, comfortable and often luxurious tents, many with lighting and even composting toilets. Glamping converts report that they don’t feel like they’re camping at all! There are lots of sites all over the country and the continent as well; it can often work out as a much more budget-friendly option!


1950s housewife training hen idea

When it comes to activities for your hen party, these days the only limit is your imagination! We love this idea of 1950s housewife training for a good giggle.

Hen party activity/gift

This is a great idea, not just for an activity but as a keepsake of the bride’s special day. Each guest makes a lipstick print on a piece of paper and writes their own message around it. This can be framed as it is, or used as the cover of a scrapbook of the hen party.



hen party makeup game


This is a great idea for a party game: hens pair up and “beautify” each other. The team who look the worst win!

There are lots of drinking games you can play at a hen party; the best one we’ve seen includes a long list of “drink if” instructions, such as “drink if you’re wearing lipstick” or “drink if you’re wearing a necklace” – a surefireway to make this next game a lot of fun!


hen party banana game

This is possibly the most ridiculous game in the world, and probably not to be attempted sober. Tie a banana on a piece of string around the hen’s waist, put an orange on the floor, and challenge her to use the banana to push the orange across the floor, into a hula hoop.  Is this the best hen party game in the world?

The Classy Approach

If the idea of drinking games and L plates doesn’t appeal, fret not! Classy hen parties are on the rise, and there are plenty of options to choose from!


hen party spa pamper

Why not book a spa pampering weekend? Lots of places now offer a package deal for hen parties which includes champagne and a set number of treatments. A lovely way to bond with your friends, without ending up disgracing yourselves!

If that idea’s a bit too girly for you, how about this one:

hen party paintball

We love this fantastic alternative hen party idea: ugly bridesmaid dress paintball! A fantastic day of running around shooting at each other in an ugly dress. What could be more fun?


These days lots of hens are opting for less traditional celebrations. There are burlesque classes, Breakfast at Tiffany’s themes and vintage tea parties. It’s all about what you enjoy and how inspired you feel!

Stag and hen party holiday hotspots! Comments Off on Stag and hen party holiday hotspots!

Posted on July 26, 2013 by admin

The wedding season is now in full swing as many lucky couples are tying the knot in the amazing weather the summer of ‘13 has offered so far. The flowers are in full bloom, the sky is bright blue and cloudless, and the weather is just perfect for a sleeveless dress!

These summer months aren’t just for weddings though – there are the all-important stag and hen parties to think about! While some people are satisfied with a trip down the local, more and more people are turning their parties into holidays and having some fun in the sun.

If you’re looking to turn an evening into a week of all-out banter with the girls or guys, we have compiled the ultimate list of stag and hen party hotspots for you to check out for a holidays you’ll never forget!

Las Vegas


Vegas is the party capital of the world, and as such it’s the perfect spot for those looking for a really crazy stag or hen party. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

If you enjoy gambling then the drinks come free and the rooms on the main strip are more fairly priced than you may expect. Plus, if you’re looking for something a little less hardcore, there’s plenty to fill your boots with.

A boat trip around the Grand Canyon is always a must, while there are a full holiday’s worth of sightseeing to be done on both the strip and Old Vegas.



If you like your party locations to be a little less about casinos and a little more about dancing, Ibiza has exactly what you’re looking for. During the peak seasons you’ll find DJ sets from world-class DJs while the likes of Radio One have a festival there every year.

The surrounding area is beautiful, so when you’re trying to ignore your hangover, take a trip to the beaches and countryside for a side of Ibiza you might not know about.

The best thing about this island? The famous Ibiza sunset, for which there are plenty of sunset lounges located just for watching the sun go down with friends, and taking the cue to get the first round of drinks in!



Really easy to access from the UK and very reasonably priced, Amsterdam is the best city in the world for a balance between relaxation and partying. There are plenty of bars and cafes to enjoy in the evening, or you can shop until you drop with the impressive selections of stores in the centre.

For a weekend, the city is a great size as there is lots to see and do without there being a long taxi journey between locations. Of course the city is famous for one particular thing and one particular district, but there’s also much more there to explore.

Amsterdam has a rich history which you can see from the gorgeous architecture, whilst there are museums dedicated to the famous artists of the area, especially Van Gogh. You can also visit Anne Frank’s attic, which is a huge hotspot for history lovers.

Benicassim Festival, Spain



Bennicassim Festival offers you the chance to combine sun, sand and sea of a holiday alongside the excitement of a music festival. Take your friends and your tent for the weekend and experience this festival like no other!

The headliners in 2013 were Artic Monkeys, The Killers, Beady Eye and Queens of the Stone Age, with similarly world-famous acts playing this festival every year.

Of course the real draw of this Spanish festival is the weather. With the kind of acts you could expect to headline at Glastonbury, you can experience these amazing musicians all under an almost guaranteed clear sky and gorgeous heat.

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