Rewind back to September 6th 2014, the weekend of my best friend Nina’s Hen Do. As Maid of Honour, it was down to me and the other Bridesmaid Sally to organise the send off she deserved!
Sally and I started planning around January. After a few brainstorming chats, we quite quickly came up with the idea of a 1920’s weekend. Whilst researching online, I came across Pink Welly Events. They offer a 1920’s Hen Party package in London, which looked perfect! We paid our deposit and Pink Welly sent us a link to send to the rest of the girls to make their payments online. I can’t recommend Pink Welly enough. They took the hassle out of the organising, and by allowing the girls to pay directly on their website, it meant that we weren’t out of pocket.
The day started with a Charleston Dance Class with lots of laughs, followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea and a Headband Craft Workshop. Nina is very crafty so this was a no-brainer!
For the evening, we wanted to continue the 1920’s theme. This didn’t prove quite so easy to plan. But thanks to some helpful Twitter contacts, we came across The Nightjar. Based in Shoreditch, it was conveniently walking distance from the apartments we’d booked. The Nightjar is table service only, which I was concerned about, but the staff were really helpful and attentive. We were given a few small tables grouped together, and ordered rounds of the most amazing cocktails served in tea pots! After a few drinks, we were all up dancing to the live band.
The whole weekend was planned as a surprise for Nina. I still can’t believe we managed to keep all of the details a secret for so long! We even managed to pull off a huge surprise, with our old school friend who had flown in from America! Nina’s reaction when she first saw her there was priceless!
I loved organising Nina’s Hen weekend… it was the second Hen Do I’d been involved in last year. I am glad I have got my wedding to plan now, otherwise I think I would have been left feeling bereft!
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