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A Line of Duty themed hen party!!

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Saturday, May 29, 2021 In : General 
So I read on Twitter recently that a woman in Belfast had a Line of Duty inspired hen party!! That is just genius and combines two of my favourite things! If you haven't heard of Line of Duty - it is focused around AC 12 (Anti corruption unit) that investigates bent coppers. DCI Kate Flemming and Steve Arnott work with Ted Hastings in trying to find out who the mysterious hen honcho "H" or the fourth man is. It's the best drama on TV I reckon. 

So in homage to this, I've written a little ditty...
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Hen Party Help is back up and running!

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Monday, May 24, 2021 In : General 

So what a year it's been! Hope you're all ok and staying safe. 

It's been so long since I updated my site - I thought it's about time I resurrected it. So.. if you're a bridesmaid looking for inspiration for the hen party or you'd like a poem for the bride to be then just drop me a line. 

It's good to be back!
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Hen Party TV series!

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Monday, April 15, 2013 In : General 
Are you going on a hen weekend in May or June 2013?

True North Productions are making a big new TV series for Channel 5 in which they will join hen parties taking place across the UK and abroad. 

If you're planning a brilliant last night of freedom for a group of hens then please get in touch! Email or phone 01133 945 488 for more info. 

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Hen party knicker making classes!

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Saturday, March 30, 2013 In : Activities 
Still stuck for a unique hen party idea? Allow me to introduce Party Pants, a totally original bespoke knickers masterclass!

Party Pants
They run awesome classes where by all hens get to make their own pair of bespoke briefs! It's a mobile workshop, in that one of their "Chief Briefs" will come to you armed with everything you might need - from pink sewing machines to ribbons, lace and knicker shapes in a range of sizes. In the class, which lasts approximately two hours, t...

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Dance parties in London and the South

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 In : Brighton 
Lucy from London has been in touch about a hen party that she recently organised. The main activity on the Saturday was a dance class booked with Dance Connection

The choreographer was called Allan Jay and this is what Lucy had to say about him "he did such a fab job keeping 21 girls in control and making sure we learnt the whole routine in the allotted time. It was his suggestion to do Jai Ho and everyone loved it - it was absolutely perfect. We have recorded the ro...

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Celebrity hen parties

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Thursday, March 7, 2013 In : General 

So the fact that Jennifer Aniston is getting married got me thinking about celebrities and their hen parties. I wonder what our Jenni will get up to for hers? I'm not sure  - but I bet it will involve lots of "Friends."


So after making up terrible gags, I thought I'd do some research as to what celebrities got up to for their hen parties and I found this great article on


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Hen Party bookings - hotels and flights

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Thursday, February 14, 2013 In : General 

Looking to book the accommodation for your hen do but no idea where to start?  A couple of websites I could recommend for cheap hotel deals are Alpha Rooms and trivago. 

See if they do any group discounts as well as no doubt you will be travelling on masse!

Venturing abroad for your party but again bamboozled by all the different websites out there. How about trying Net Flights for cheap flights and hotel rooms. 

If you've found a great website for hen party bookings then do tell me about it - I...

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Manchester: The Perfect Hen Party Location

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 In : Manchester 

If you are searching for the ideal location for your hen party, then look no further than the urban metropolis of Manchester. Whether you are looking for a relaxed day and maybe taking in the sights and the shopping, or planning on hitting the wine and club scene as soon as possible, Manchester’s options provide the ideal venue for every bride-to-be to fully let her hair down before the big day.


The Food

No hen party would be complete without a tasty and filling meal to set your hens ...

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Ant and Dec are looking for brides to be!!!

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Saturday, January 26, 2013 In : General 

I've had a message from an Assistant Producer on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. The show is coming back this year and they are on the lookout for couples getting married on a Saturday to play an exciting new game live on the show. 
If you're getting married on a Saturday in February, March or April 2013 and want to make your special occasion even better and bigger by taking part in a fun challenge then do get in touch. 

They are looking for people from all over the country so if yo...

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Hen parties in York - cupcake decorating classes

Posted by Lisa Shaw on Thursday, July 26, 2012 In : York 

Are you having your hen do in York? Then why not have a cupcake themed hen party? 

Swirly sweet is based in York and all of their cupcakes are freshly baked using the finest ingredients and decorated by hand. Swirly sweet specialises in tailor made cupcakes for any occasion - whether it's for your child's birthday party, a holiday gathering, corporate function, wedding or hen party.  

If you are visiting York for your hen do, then personalised Hen party cupcakes ca...

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About Me

After endless trawling on the internet looking for hen party inspiration, I decided to set up my own site offering help and advice for anyone organising a hen do. I have now been asked to be a bridesmaid seven times and I love playing a special part in the run up to the big day as well as during the wedding itself. I hope you find the site useful. Do drop me a line to with any questions or comments you have! Thanks for reading! Lisa


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