Festival Hen Party

Your Essential Survival Guide To Festival Hen Parties

Whether you are a seasoned festival-goer or a complete virgin, you will need to have these 6 tips to hand to ensure you survive your festival hen party. This will be the ultimate test and endurance of your friendship. If you manage to come out the other side, you know your main ladies are for keeps.

Festival Hen Party

Prep 101

Before you even leave your gaf, be sure to fully charge your phone. Memorize at least one number in the event of loosing your beloved smartphone. Have a template text ready to go in your messages for later in the weekend – your beer goggle eyes will appreciate it. On your arrival pick a point where you can all meet in the likely case that a member of the pack goes missing. Oh and don’t forget to bring your ticket!

Pack This Emergency Kit

    • Hand sanitiser and wipes will be your new bff
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen for a bit of optimism
    • Wellies & rain gear – you can never be too prepared
    • A tent, fold up chair and a torch
    • Crisps. Lots of crisps. They come packaged and taste good too
    • Bog roll. No explanation needed
    • Minty breath freshener because you never know who you might meet. Obviously brides-to-be can skip this one
    • A wheelie case – to carry your cans of course
    • A spare pair of knickers!

Bring Painkillers

Your tummy is bound to go into shock after being hit with your new diet – three squares of Dairy Milk found at the end of your bag, curry chips and a Red Bull thrown in for good measure. Not to mention the hangover the day after! Best to pack some sachets of Dioralyte too. Just in case like.

Don’t Model Yourself On Coachella

We are all dreaming of some California sun. But it’s not going to happen people! Manically pinning images of the celebs to your festival mood board to just wasting essential planning time. Okay, kudos to you for trying to be totally on point with the latest styles. And yes, Vanessa Hudgens, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Sarah Hyland all killed it in the fashion stakes at Coachella earlier this year. But dainty white lace shorts, fringed crop tops and tan booties don’t make the cut when it comes to our wild weather. White plus mud equals guaranteed disaster.

What Happens At The Festival Stays At The Festival

All those snaps seemed fun at the time. Willy hats and a fermented tent full of vodka induced ladies does not make classy momento. Best to delete them. Or at least sneakily keep them as potential blackmail footage if you are a bridesmaid with a grudge.

And Remeber

For the love of God, remember where you parked the car. A group full of hungover hens does not make a good search party.

 Image Credits via: Spell Designs; GIPHY,

Ciara Moore

Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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