5 Ways To Survive Your Best Friend’s Hen Night

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.

5 ways to survive your best friends hen night

1. Pre-prepare

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?

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38 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Nice tips 🙂 This would have been useful last year when I was in that situation haha
    Mixing drinks..something I may be guilty of!

  2. This made me chuckle – Hubby has just returned from a stag weekend and lets just say at the age of 42 he came back broken – he didn’t follow any of your advice!

  3. I simply cannot stick to one drink, I have to have a different cocktail overtime I get a drink, thankfully I have a sensible head and as soon as I start feeling tipsy I stop drinking – I learnt the hard way in my teenage years LOL

  4. I got married this May but did not have a hen do like that as not my kind of thing we went for afternoon tea and spa treatments .x

  5. Sounds like you had a good night!

    Good tips, especially about mixing your drinks. I’ve come to the sad realisation that wine gives me terrible hangovers, I’m better off sticking to spirits.

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