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Wedding Series | My Hen Do!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

If you follow me on social media you'll know that last weekend I had my hen do! It was all planned in secret by my Bridesmaids (mainly my eldest sister Laura who is the Queen of planning haha), so everything we did I had no idea about! I was a bit worried I wouldn't have as much fun as most hen's, as I was practically 35 weeks pregnant. But it was absolutely fantastic, and I couldn't imagine a better couple of days!

Friday I was picked up by my sisters and off we went to the first mysterious location. We arrived at the Felbridge Hotel and Spa in East Grinstead and all was revealed. The first part of the celebrations was a Spa afternoon, complete with treatments and a gorgeous two course dinner! They'd even got Jack involved who was given the task of secretly buying me a maternity swimming costume - and he did a pretty good job too.

They'd thought it all through and booked me in for an hours long pregnancy massage, while the other girls had full body massages and a facial. It was definitely exactly what I needed at this stage of pregnancy, and I left feeling the most relaxed I had in ages. After the treatments we were free to use the spa (myself and one bridesmaid who is also expecting obviously couldn't use the jacuzzi). We even managed to relax with a drink outside in our swimming costumes the weather was so lovely; it really felt like we were on holiday!
The day was topped off with one of the best meals out I've had in a long time! The food was so so good and the staff were all lovely. The girls had even decorated our table with hen do decorations and successfully made me look ridiculous in a veil, sash and badges haha. They'd put so much thought into everything and even made me a 'bride survival kit' complete with all the bits any bride would need. Not forgetting the standard willy straws and candles that tacky up any hen do!
Saturday the celebrations continued and we made our way to Bluewater. I'd only ever been there to shop and had no idea there was so many other things to do there. Pirate crazy golf was the next activity - something I am absolutely rubbish at haha. It was great fun and it turns out we were all pretty rubbish! We didn't manage to complete the whole course as it was simply too hot, and I needed to sit down in the shade.
The rest of the day was spent browsing the shops, relaxing with a movie and enjoying some time without a crazy toddler! It was just what I needed and gave us time to get ready for the final part of my hen do - another gorgeous meal out!

We went to a lovely Mexican restaurant and were joined by some of mine and Jack's family. It was especially nice to spend some time with my mum as with lots of other siblings we don't get to see her without them that often!
It really was a perfect two days and I'm so glad I chose to have it when I did. We had just as much fun and sillyness without the alcohol - which meant no hangovers in the morning too haha. A huge thank you to my Bridesmaids - especially my sisters - for all of your hard work, and for making my hen do one to remember!

7 comments :

  1. Looks like you had a good time and it goes to show you don't need any alcohol to have a good time.
    Next is the big day. Exciting stuff ;-) xx

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  2. Looks like you all had a amazing time x

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  3. Aah, what a lovely weekend! So pleased you enjoyed it - a fab pick me up this late in pregnancy. I want a pregnancy massage now! lol xx

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  4. it looks like you had a great weekend , i bet the spa was amazing being so heavily pregnant xx

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  5. Sounds so fun and looked fab from all the pictures. Hangovers are terrible things and so so nice that you had just as much fun without alcohol!!! Xx

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