Welcome to my blog!

Ooh, my first ever blog post. Is that what they’re called? How exciting.  I was reading lots of blogs on how to start mine off  (I like to do my research) and discovered a good one that  suggested I answer the following questions (it might not have meant to follow them so explicitly):

Who are you?

Hi, I’m Kathryn, I’m 33, I live in London and work as a Business Development Executive. Also, I really love hen dos – both organising and just attending. I had my hen do exactly 3 years ago today! So it’s the perfect day to launch my blog.

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Why you are blogging?

I am blogging because when I was planning my hen do I found it difficult to find unusual/unique activities to do. Also, when I have been planning other people’s (I have fully organised seven, and partially organised four) I found it difficult to come up with dares, ideas, games, themes etc. I’m hoping to provide ideas for hen dos that, at present, aren’t readily available in one place, and to make things a bit easier for people who haven’t organised one before.

What will you be blogging about?

I’m basically going to have several different kinds of posts:

  1. Activities – I have searched on the internet for activities that would be great for a hen do, but you wouldn’t normally think of straight away.
  2. Hen dos that have happened – I’ll write about hen dos I have organised/been on, with details of the day, how it was personalised to the bride, costs, and good/bad points. Hopefully this will be useful for other organisers.
  3. Games/Dares – I know from speaking to loads of people and looking on forums that people struggle with thinking of games to play and dares for people to do. I have LOADS of ideas and will be sharing these. None of my suggestions will involve removal of anyone’s underwear.
  4. Hints/Tips – Anything I have learned from organising hen dos, or that other people tell me about that I think is useful.
  5. General – If I think of anything to blog about that doesn’t come under the above headings!

In theory, my blog should provide all the components you need to organise a brilliant hen do. Let’s see if that works in practice!

How can people leave feedback?

Please do get in touch in any of the following ways:

You can also leave comments after every post. Oh, and you can subscribe to receive an alert every time I put on a new post using the form on the right hand side of the page. If you do make sure you fill in the squiggly letter bit on the screen that pops up!

Finally

I’d like to thank Kate Warr, a good friend and very successful marketing consultant (www.kewmarketing.com, @kewmarketing) as she gave me so much amazing help and advice in setting this blog up.

 

2 thoughts on “Welcome to my blog!

  1. Kate

    Hi Kathryn! My name’s Kate and I am going on a hen weekend to Barcelona next week. I desperately need some ideas for games/activities, can you help at all? xx

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    1. Kathryn Post author

      Hi Kate! I certainly will be able to help, but am literally just on my way to the airport. Do you want to email me on Kathryn@realllygoodhendo.com with details on when you’re going, where you’re going and what you already have planned and I’ll have a think.

      To start you off you could take a whistle with you and every time someone blows it, the bride has to do whatever you have pre-specified. For my friend Jane’s hen do we made her shout out “I love Brendan Brady from Hollyoaks so much I dress like him at the weekends” (we had dressed her up like him). For my friend Lucy’s, she can’t walk past a penny without picking it up, so I gave all the hens a bag of 1p pieces and every time I blew the whistle, they all threw them on the floor and she had to run around picking them up.

      Also, maybe you set her a challenge to have her photo taken with people from different countries. Put some obscure ones in there. Make her work hard!

      Finally for now, I went on a hen do this weekend and we played Extreme Pose Master, where someone was the ‘Pose Master’ and whenever they posed everyone else had to do the same. We were posing on top of the bar we were in, using other people as posing props. It was good fun!

      Hope these are ok, and do email me if you’d like any more ideas.

      Kathryn

      (P.s. thanks for being the first person to comment on my blog!!!!)

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