Hen Party Checklist: 34 Last Minute Tasks Before Leaving

You’ve hustled through the hard part! Now it’s time to pack and double-check all the essentials before the madness ensues.

Keep your last minute hen party checklist nearby, because forgetting some of these could spell a serious disaster.

Hen Party Checklist

Your Vitals

  • Final email to each lady including essential details, dress code & a rough weekend itinerary
  • Hotel booking confirmation
  • Transport tickets & details
  • Copy of accommodation address and directions for each attendee
  • Breakdown of hen party budget calculations/contribution from each attendee to allow smooth transition of final payments on arrival
  • Check in with other bridesmaids to see if any last-minute purchases need to be made
  • Confirm restaurant/spa bookings

Packing Essentials

  • Emergency kit – bobby pins, double sided tape, hair ties, painkillers, plasters, scissors, sellotape
  • Beauty products – make up, tan, tanning mitt, shampoo, deodorant, hairspray etc.
  • Ensure at least one person has a hair dryer/straightener
  • Comfortable day outfits & walking shoes
  • Glamorous night attire & heels
  • Swimwear for spa activity

Hen Party Abroad

  • Passport
  • Inform bank you will be travelling
  • Change currency
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beach towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Re-hydration drinks
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Swimwear & Flip Flops
  • Sunglasses

Self-Catering Accommodation

  • Pit-stop for essentials such as breakfast food, milk, butter, bread, alcohol, fizzy drinks, snacks, ice, condiments
  • Towels
  • Plastic champagne glasses/shot glasses, paper cups & straws
  • Bottled water

Hen Party Essentials

  • Veil & sash for the bride
  • Bridesmaid sashes & hen props
  • Decor – banners, balloons, blow-up props
  • Goodie bags
  • Games – Mr & Mrs, Ring Toss etc
  • Don’t forget to pack any presents or memory books for the bride

Don’t forget to have fun!!


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