Just because your wedding’s been postponed due to Coronavirus, doesn’t mean the celebrations have to stop! Check out this fun guide to throwing the ultimate virtual hen party to liven up lockdown…
Often in distressing times, we have to find happiness and a way to still connect with our loved ones. That’s why the experts at The Ash Barton Estate have put together a guide on how to plan a virtual hen do, that all brides-to-be will love. From hen games to the perfect playlist, grab your laptop and your girls, and get ready to begin celebrating.
Inviting guests to your virtual hen party
When considering the logistics of a virtual hen-do, you will need to choose the best video-chatting platform and invite your guests to it. Due to quarantine, it is likely that most of the bride’s friends will be able to attend without balancing other commitments in their lives. There are plenty of platforms to decide from, but we recommend Zoom, Skype, Facetime or even Facebook Messenger for the easiest and most convenient way to video chat. You could even use this time to design and send out virtual invites for the guests, stating the log on details for the hen party. From then on, you can begin planning what you are actually going to do.
Decide on a dress code
To separate the virtual hen-do from any other video chat, decide on a fun dress code. This way, it gives guests a chance to get out of their quarantine clothes and get glammed up for an event. As many department stores are closed, pick a theme where everyone will already have items they can work with in their wardrobe. This could be matching colours, a makeup theme such as bold red lips or something sparkly.
Grab a bite to eat together
Whilst you won’t be able to go out and eat at the bride’s favourite restaurant anymore, food is still a great way to bond people together. Consider sending all the guests a recipe to cook using the same, simple ingredients or ordering the same takeout together! Food delivery services such as Deliveroo and Dominoes have all introduced contact free delivery, meaning you can still get delicious food without the risk.
Create the perfect playlist
Whilst you can’t all hit the dancefloor together, you can certainly sing and dance alone together at home with a glass of wine in hand. Creating the perfect playlist will allow you to host the most fun and memorable dance party. Whether this be a dance off, silent disco or simply reminiscing over old classics, it is bound to have the bridal party in tears of laughter.
Virtual hen games
If dancing is a step too far, there are plenty of other activities you can still do virtually as a group. During this difficult time, more companies are adapting to fit their business online, so there is an abundance of options! From virtual wine tasting, pub quizzes, Cards Against Humanity, cocktail making classes and boozy bingo, there are still plenty of happenings to choose from. As all the usual hen party rules are out the window, you could even rope in your bride’s fiancé to be the butler in the buff or alternatively, help organise a scavenger hunt for your bride around the house.
Watch a movie online together
If you were planning a more low-key affair with the bride’s elder relatives involved, why not organise a DIY-pamper session followed by watching a movie online together? Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online, synchronizing video playback as well as adding a group chat feature to your favourite shows. This way you can all make the brides favourite beverage, grab a facemask and sit down to relax over a rom com together.
Our thanks to ashbarton.com for these fab tips!
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