How to organise an unforgettable hen do bash that won’t break the bank

How to organise an unforgettable hen do bash that won't break the bank

WITH the start of hen do season, organising a bash that won’t break the bank can be a big ask.
But with these money-saving tips, whether you’re a bride or a maid of honour, you’ll stick to your budget and enjoy a night to remember . . .
Getty – Contributor Hen dos have started up again, but organising a bash doesn’t need to be hideously expensive

SUCCESS-ORIES: There’s no need to splash out to get your Bride Tribe looking the part. Boohoo has Team Bride ­balloons from £3 and sashes for £5, while Home Bargains’ personalised champagne flutes are down from £9.99 to £6.99. Plus Matalan has hen party T-shirts for £6. Save: £3 on champagne flutes.
GOOD TRIP: Heading further afield? Groups of three to nine adults can get a third off off-peak train tickets via Groupsave, used by companies including Southern and Great Northern. Ten or more people should be able to get even bigger discounts, depending on the line. Save: Third off off-peak train tickets
PRESENT AND CORRECT: A home-made gift will show your bride just how much you care. Fill a scrapbook with old ­photos and messages from her hens. Hobbycraft has scrapbooks reduced from £12 to £9, while Wilko’s £1 glitter stars are perfect for decoration. Save: £3 on a scrapbook.
GAME ON: Cocktail-making classes can cost over £100, so try a thrifty games night instead. Pre-record the groom playing his end of a Mr and Mrs quiz, or update Pin The Tail On The Donkey with a bride snap and have hens try to stick a ring on her finger. Save: £100+ on activities.
DRINK TO THAT: Save cash with a few pre-club bevvies. Aldi is selling 12 mini proseccos for £27 as well as a £4.99 75cl bottle. Most Revolutions have 2-4-1 cocktails if you book a table during Happy Hour, and signing up to the O’Neill’s newsletter will get you a free drink. Save up to £10 on a cocktail.

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Get this Signal Post Shiraz 75cl for just £5.50 at Co-op, reduced from £7.25
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