Have you been tasked with throwing an eco-friendly hen party? One that’s fun but also more thoughtful when it comes to the environment? Well you have come to the right place.
today we hand over to you wild crop, They’ve come up with 5 top tips to help you plan an eco hen party – perfect for the nature-loving bride!
wild crop Host eco-friendly hen parties – they offer a wide range of natural crafts and adventure activities across the UK. Whether you want to make 100% natural beauty products or forage wild food, they know how to throw a hen party that’s eco-friendly and fun! Wild Harvest also has a tipi glamping site in Yorkshire that is available for hen parties.
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How to plan a hen party for nature lovers
So, you’ve been tasked with organizing a poultry feed? As if this isn’t hard enough, I’ve seen thousands of groups run hen party activities over ten years and can equate it to herding cats, or stuffing an octopus into a mesh bag.
Just when you think you’ve got everything ‘in’, something goes out of plan. If you have a friend (or bride-to-be) who loves nature, a boho bride who doesn’t want her ‘do’ to cost the earth, what can you make that is fun, memorable, affordable and wasteful? Ho’ don’t leave a carbon footprint that the bride will pay for long after the hen party?
An eco friendly hen party – tips and ideas
how to stay organized
First create a channel of communication and pin the payment details along with the amounts and due dates at the top. Be ruthless with due dates, you can always add people later if needed.
Intermediate technology means it’s fine to use your existing gadgets to send paper – you don’t need paper/posted invitations when everything can be easily and efficiently planned online. Choose your communication tool and create a forum whether it is a Facebook group, Whats app chat or others.
Eco-Friendly Hen Party Accommodation
You could go abroad for a whole crazy holiday but there are so many great options for a chicken weekend in the UK that jet fuel doesn’t need to dirty your conscience.
For your accommodation choose a canvas or wooden structure on a farm on a farm. Some glamping spots offer exclusive use so you don’t have to guffaw at midnight, your skimpy wood-fired hot tub without spectators, toilet use only and crying babies at 6 a.m. Don’t be there when you’ve only gone to bed at 3am. The impact level is low while the fun is at its maximum.
Catch up with old friends and make new friends around the campfire sipping wine from mugs, cooking your barbecue or pizza over a wood fire and eating it with your fingers. No plastic forks or wine glasses necessary.
If you’re gathering on a day how to choose venues such as craft workshops where you make and take home a natural craft, or a ‘no materials’ activity such as wild food, bushcraft or archery at a local outdoor center .
Think of foodie places where you can make something like sushi, chocolate or pizza and then eat it so you have an activity and food combined. Trying making a meal as an activity will save money and, if you think as local as you can, like a Wild Food Forged Food Pizza making session, food miles are cut down to the meter!
Echo Hen Party Game – Bride Dressing Up
We’ve seen seven toilet rolls go into a soggy bridesmaid dress and be flushed down the toilet five minutes later; Creative, yes but the trees and water system will not be grateful for your party antics. Why not pick up a second hand wedding dress from a charity shop instead of buying a single use polyester (yes, that plastic) veil over the naff acrylic (yes, another plastic) headband (then hand it back to charity again ).
You can even have a fancy dress wedding, as an activity get the craziest charity shop wedding outfits and donate everything back after use, helping the charity in two ways. A simple draped net curtain can make a stunning splash with a few metal hair clips.
Make the sash out of hessian fabric or an old pink cotton pillow case. Or simply cut a long rectangle 12.cm x approx 150cm and stitch it with a simple running stitch at one end to make a loop. Then cut-out and nail or glue on pretty cotton print fabric the letters ‘Bride to Be’.
Limos are so 1990s, car-sharing is today’s sensible, planet-protecting hens. Put on some tunes and sing along nicely and get in the car.
Another way to eat cheaply and nutritiously is to ask each hen to bring a sweet or savory homemade item to the pot-luck buffet. Remember to set free range eggs only!
Eco-Friendly Hen Party Bags
Plastic party bags filled with single use plastic items are pretty heavy to be honest. It’s like finding that plastic thimble in a Christmas cracker. You know you just got more useless garbage, but you have to smile sweetly and pretend it’s all in fun.
Go for brown paper bags instead. Fill them with fair trade chocolates, cardboard quiz cards each (you can make this), a notebook and pencils. Or if you do a craft session what do you make by combining an activity with filling party bags. Make beeswax candles, bath bombs, natural lip balm, soap, etc. and fill party bags with them.
Thanks to Di from Wild Harvest for her tips on how to throw an eco-friendly hen party. We hope you enjoyed learning more about eco-friendly hen parties! check out wild crop For even more tips and tricks on planning an eco-friendly hen party.
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