What Kind of Hen are you?

My cousin is getting married in June, and last weekend we decended on the town of Carlow for her hen party.  Girls came from all over Ireland (the bride is from Mayo but works in Kildare) and chose Carlow as a central location.  I was initially dubious I have to say (The Stag got to go to Liverpool!) but turned out to be a fanastic location! We stayed in the fabulous Golf Lodges at the Killerig Golf Resort 10kms outside of Carlow.  The lodges were a great option as we had a base for the weekend and were able to order in Chinese, cook our own food and of course, bring in plenty of our own drink!

Fancy Dress theme for the night was the 80’s and all of the girls put in a great effort!  We had lots of fun in the lodges doing our hair & make up and drinking Cosmopolitans!  It is a cheap alternative to going out, particularly if you are doing a 2 night hen.  The chief bridesmaid organised some hen-games which we had great gas doing and they were also a good ice-breaker as not everyone at the hen knew each other before hand.  One of the games was to split the group into 3 and each team had to design and dress one of the 3 bridesmaid ‘models’ using masking tape and toilet paper!  Vera Wang eat your heart out…

We hit the town on Saturday night, going out for a meal and then clubbing to the Foundry, one of the biggest nightclubs in Ireland.  As a student-town, there was plenty of buzz in the place and a choice between live band or DJ inside in the massive club.  Everywhere was very hen-friendly and I could highly recommend both the Killerig Golf Resort AND Carlow town as an ideal hen destination.

For DIY hen ideas and games (and of course to buy the hen paraphernalia), check out: HenParty.ie and to take the hassle out of organising the hen, have expert hen planner Jenni from www.poshfizz.com take over and possibly even organise some really ‘different’ hen ideas!

Tell us about your own hen experiences?  Any good games/locations you have been to?

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Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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