The Must Pack Hen Do Essentials!


So the weekend is upon us…. hooray! But, one of life’s greatest mysteries is just what do us women need to pack when going on a weekend away? It’s not all (it’s a good bit though) about the banners, the L plates and that extra pack of tissues!

Ireland’s free hen party planning website gives us the low down on what weekend hen do essentials you should consider tossing into your luggage. Some may look obvious but it’s good to note them down as others won’t!

Makeup Remover

This is a speedy way of removing makeup on the go. It is a product that works double-duty cleansing the face and removing excess makeup. Liquids and creams can leak, so choose a cleansing balm and travel worry-free.

Eye Cream

Let’s face it, being on a hen weekend isn’t actually a relaxing weekend with plenty of kip. An anti-aging eye cream makes it a first choice for gals on the go.

Dry Shampoo

There’s no need to pack the real thing when hotel rooms come stocked with shower essentials. But if travelling tends to take some of the life out of your otherwise-stellar style, give it a quick refresh.


Have that bottle of perfume at home that you don’t use as often? Bring it on your weekend away, it’s a good chance to break away from your regular scent plus you probably won’t feel as guilty if it gets misplaced!

Tinted Lip Balm

Keep daytime makeup to a minimum: add colour and moisture to the lips, winner winner!


Just because you’re going minimal doesn’t mean imperfections should be left uncovered. For great coverage and easy application, try a cream stick.

Pressed Powder

We don’t want to shine while we wine and dine your way through the weekend, do we? So bring your favourite powder. Leave the loose powder at home, and pick a more portable compact stick.

Waterproof Mascara

With tears of laughter and cries of joy, mascara running down your face was never on the agenda – so we prefer waterproof.

Favourite Lipstick

A bright bold lipstick can instantly transform your look from a day at the shops to a night on the town.

Once you’ve stocked up on your beauty products, it’s time to plan what fun games and hen party accessories to pack!

No hen weekend would be complete without some fun accessories, party games and dares to give you something to talk about the day after the night before! No matter how classy the hen do, have something for everyone in their party store from inflatable male dolls to shot glasses and silly willy straws…honestly no hen can resist!

Be prepared ladies and you will have the best weekend you can imagine! is Ireland’s largest free party planning website featuring a dedicated luxury collection for classy hens, a party store and 100’s of free ideas and tempting hen party offers. Save money today by visiting

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