Hen Do Season ’16

You may have read my post about this years Wedding Season and now find out all about the different hen do locations too!

1. Mignon House hosted the first hen weekend of 2016, the 5 bedroom maisonette in the centre of Bath was perfect for the bride and her eight hens, it was spread over 3 floors with a large living area, well equipped kitchen and lovely views over Abbey Green. The lovely bridesmaids has organised something to fill every minute of time – the Friday was pizza and prosecco whilst everybody arrived followed by games. Saturday morning after breakfast we split into two teams and had to complete various tasks all around Bath – great for getting to see the city 🙂


Next up was a spot of Karaoke and lunch at The Cork before heading back to the house for an afternoon of floral crown making complete with tea and cake!


We had a dinner reservation at Ask that evening so all got dolled up and headed out on the town for that, followed by drinks at Sub13. The next morning with our heads a wee bit sore we made our way to Bills for a spot of brunch before saying our goodbyes until we all met again at the wedding! 

2. One week passed and it was time for hen weekend number two! This time round I was a bridesmaid so I knew everything that was happening! The Gate House in Makeney, Derbyshire played host; a huge house in the countryside complete with an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room and gym – heaven! We were a group of 16 including the bride so with a capacity of 18 in total the house was perfect for us all.


The first evening was filled with arrivals and a Hawaiian cocktail party, complete with lays, pool games and an obligatory hot tub dip!


Saturday we were all in need a large breakfast before making our way to Its a Knockout for some ‘gentle’ exercise…! Post activity we zoomed back to the house for a lovely afternoon tea, bubbly and hot showers. Now it was time to give the bride her fancy dress outfit for the evening – Snow White – and we were all dwarfs in keeping with the theme! We ate dinner, played games and the night flew by right before our eyes 🙁 Sunday was for breakfast, cleaning, saying goodbyes and departing.


3. The third and final hen weekend was spent in Cornwall; the brides family have a lovely cottage there which they kindly entrusted to us for the weekend. On the Friday night we all got dressed up and headed to Camelot Castle on the coast for a lovely dinner and a few drinks before heading back to the cottage.


On the Saturday we went for a walk in countryside, reminisced about school days, had a yummy home cooked dinner then proceeded to dress up as the Bride ‘through the ages’ – lots of fun! We played games, drunk and chatted the night away, Sunday came and went and we were suddenly back at our respective abodes…and that was the end of Hen Do Season 2016 🙁 I’m already looking forward to what next years season has in store!


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