So you’ve decided to go ahead and throw the bride-to-be a virtual hens party in light of the current social distancing guidelines due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic…. Or maybe it’s a warm-up for the real event, right? The silver lining of this situation is that you can focus more on creating a thoughtful event rather than fussing over the tableware and your outfit choice. Mix and match from our list of virtual hens party ideas to create the ultimate online event the bride will love!
1. Musical memories
Ask each guest to request a song that reminds them of the bride-to-be. This will likely bring up some fun memories and stories to tell. Pop the songs on to a playlist that all the ladies can tune into via Spotify or a similar music streaming service.
2. Drink up!
Name a cocktail after the bride-to-be and suggest the virtual guests have the ingredients on hand at home to mix their own. You don’t need to be a mixologist… Just choose a basic cocktail recipe, or one you know she loves and get creative with a name. Read our blog Six Easy DIY Cocktails to Serve at your Hens Party for some ideas!
3. Stay in your PJs
Since you’re at home, make the most of it and have a pyjama party! Pyjamas go perfectly with a movie night or a pamper party, and you could gift the bride a special personalised pair that she can wear again when she gets ready on her wedding day.
4. Special delivery
You know the cute accessories you were going to give the bride on her hens day? Pop the sash and the personalised glass together in a gift box with some champagne and flowers and have it delivered to her door on the day.
5. Masterchef eat your heart out!
Have a virtual speed cook-off! All the guests get creative in their kitchens making a meal out of whatever they have in their pantry in 20 minutes. The bride picks the winning meal.
6. Paint & prosecco
Organise an online sip and paint session. You can DIY with BYO paints and objects to paint, or you can engage a professional service. Go one step further with nude life drawing for a cheeky twist!
7. Game on!
Choose some classic hens party games to play to break the ice. Remember that with a virtual party you all must partake in the same conversation so you will need to pick games which focus on one person at a time. Download our favourites below.
8. Gifts galore
You may have been planning a bridal shower or kitchen tea where the bride was to receive gifts. Arrange for the gifts to be delivered in bulk to the bride’s home so she can open during the event.
9. Crown for a queen
Send the bride a gorgeous fresh flower crown to wear on the day. She has likely had her dress picked out for months so you will know just the colours to choose to match it perfectly.
10. Story telling
At the start of the online party, go around the group and have each guest introduce themselves and tell a story about the bride. Perhaps how they first met or their favourite memory together.
Another version of this is to ask each guest to show an item that reminds them of the bride. Either way you do it, this is sure to make the bride feel special and there may be a few funny stories to be told.
11. A special keepsake
Send her a hen book. Ask the group to send a photo of themselves and a message to the bride-to-be and compile it into a beautiful keepsake book sending it to her on the day.
12. Pamper party
Send each guest a sweet pamper package with items such as a nail polish, nail file and face mask. Dress in your comfiest clothes and enjoy a virtual mani pedi and facial together.
13. Movie night
Chill out and watch a movie together on Netflix Party. Don’t forget the popcorn and choc tops!
14. Fine dining
Were you planning on enjoying a meal together as part of your hens day plans? Have the hen’s favourite cuisine delivered to each of you and have a feast together.
15. Dance like a diva
Start the event with an online dance class and continue the high vibe energy by streaming your own personalised playlist and dancing the night away.
16. Dress up
Consider a dress code for the event. That may be as simple as picking a dress up theme or all wearing the same colour. If the bride-to-be’s signature look is bold red lippy, all the guests could wear the same. You could go all out, and continue the theme through to the cocktail choices, music, games and activities.
Schedule a guest appearance from the groom. You could have him join you online for The Mr & Mrs Quiz game for an extra giggle (Hint: this is one of our free downloadable templates!) Or better yet, have the boys join in on the fun for a joint virtual hen and bucks do.
19. Babes who brunch
How about a virtual brunch date? An online yoga workshop followed by brekkie and coffee delivered to start your day.
20. Set the mood
Those décor accessories you were going to style at her real-life hens party? Send them to the groom and ask him to style in their home to set the mood for the virtual party. Good luck with that one!
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