With lockdown thwarting everyone's social plans in 2020, brides-to-be have been scrambling to figure out how to celebrate the countdown to their wedding with their closest friends... from a distance. Thankfully there are lots of ways to adapt to the new normal, ensuring that we are able to throw hen dos with all the traditional fun and games, even if it is by video call. (Or, possibly in the near future, at home! On 23 June, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said soon members of two households will be able to meet indoors.)
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But what you can do to keep the festivities lively while social distancing? We have plenty of tips to make sure your bachelorette party is one to remember.
Decorate, decorate, decorate!
If you are on video call, have everyone zhoosh up their surroundings with balloons and streamers so that each guest is fully immersed in the party vibe. And don't forget the drink accessories! Everything from personalised glasses to straws can help add a more festive vibe.
Ginger Ray Team Bride Confetti Balloons, Pack of 5, £4.00, John Lewis
Ginger ray fringe curtain in rose gold, £7, John Lewis
Personalised Flute Glasses, £3.50 each, Etsy
Copper bachelorette party wine glasses, £14.90, Etsy
Personalised mason jar glasses, £7, Etsy
Ginger Ray Rose Gold Team Bride Straws, £4.50 for pack of 16, Boohoo
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Have everyone dress alike
One thing that brings us all together and can be pretty hilarious, is being dressed alike. Have everyone wear hen party t-shirts or PJs, or send a kit to guests with fun tiaras and party eyeglasses.
Bride Squad Satin Embroidered Pj Short Set, £9, Boohoo
Bride Squad Sunglasses, £3.99, Etsy
Lockdown Hen Do T-Shirt, £11.99, Etsy
Plan the entertainment
Fun activities you can enjoy during lockdown times include having everyone do facials during the party or have liquor, wine or port tasting – you can order the kits online and do it virtually. Another option is to play games like Never Did I Ever, made popular by Ellen DeGeneres on her chat show. If you're on Zoom, the maid of honor can be Ellen and guests can play along to reveal their funniest secrets to the bridal party.
Starskin Foil Face Mask, £18, Beauty Bay
Never Have I Ever Card Game, £29.95, Amazon
Make a signature drink
You can design your own party drink named after the bride or groom, or if you are individually isolated another great option is to make sure every guest has the same cocktail making kit.
Gin Therapy Cocktail Kit, £16.99, Amazon
Prosecco toppers, £12.99, Amazon
Gin Tonic Botanical Infusions, £7.95, Amazon
Give the bride-to-be a gift to remember
It’s time to embrace this historic moment and commemorate that love conquered all – even a pandemic! – in 2020.
The One Where I Was Quarantined t-shirt, £9.99, Etsy
Stuck Inside But Still the Bride T-shirt, £10.49, Etsy
Virtual Hen Party Kit, £28.00, Etsy
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