Send out a casual “save the date” email to see if there are any major conflicts among invitees. If you’re partying far away, include specific details.
Brainstorm possible game plans and party stunts with the maids (make it a surprise for the bride).
If the party will be at a hot spot or out of town make reservations, order tickets, and deal with lodging and transportation details.
No matter what the format, alcohol and hens revelry usually go hand in hand. Be responsible. Start thinking about transportation arrangements — many ladies opt for booking a chauffeured limo or bus for the evening. Call around to compare rates.
Research and book any talent that might make an appearance at the soiree.
1 Month Before
Send invitations and confirm numbers.
If you’re going with the standard pub crawl, devise the itinerary. Start out with dinner at a rowdy restaurant (you don’t want to drink on an empty stomach) and map out all the establishments you want to hit plus what time you’ll be popping in. Planning it out this way will help you book your transportation for the proper length of time, and it limits the carousing so that you don’t overdo it or spend too much cash. Make all necessary reservations, even at bars. Ask about drink specials and special hens party freebies.
Make your transportation reservation ( do it a little earlier if you’re in a city) and try to avoid major formal or wedding seasons if you book a limo etc.
If you’re partying at home, help the hostess plan snacks, refreshments and activities. Make a shopping list. Divide up to-dos among bridesmaids: games, decorations, booze-buying, play list duties, entertainment etc.