A hen night is often a raucous occasion, even more so when the hen is one of your closest friends. With my best friend’s hen night happening just last week, I thought it was time to share my top 5 ways/tips to survive your best friend’s hen night.
If you are only going out for drinks, make sure you have a stodgy meal such as pasta or something just as heavy to soak up the alcohol. You’ll be thankful later on. If you are going out for a meal, do the same – that meal will help you later on.
2. Stick to one drink
I am awful for doing this – and even mixed my drinks last weekend, feeling the worse for it on Sunday morning until I took some painkillers and had some caffeine. Sticking to one drink may be hard if there are other options available but it definitely won’t make you as ill.
3. Drink water in between alcoholic drinks
If you really don’t want to wake up with a hangover, drinking water in between alcoholic drinks will help. Alcoholic drinks dehydrate you which is why you always want more. Drinking some water in between will quench your thirst and stop you from drinking a few too many – after all, you’ve got a hen night to enjoy – you want to remember some of it!
4. Keep what you take out to a minimum
It is so easy to be tempted into getting really drunk on your friends hen night – and this could lead to you losing your personal possessions or even getting them stolen if not careful enough. Keep the contents of your bag to the absolute minimum – that way if you do lose things, you haven’t lost everything.
5. Enjoy yourself
Yes, you do want to make sure that the hen is enjoying her night but you also need to let go of the worries and make sure you enjoy yourself too. Have a couple of drinks (soft drinks if you don’t drink alcohol), throw some shapes with your friends and make some memories. After all, it’s your friends ‘last night of freedom’ – you want it to be a good night, right?