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High Tea and Cupcake Party, Hens celebrate in style!

Planning your wedding? If so, it will be very likely that you have begun selecting your bridesmaids and started the planning for your hen do. Hen do’s immediately spring to mind when couples become engaged, but not everyone likes to opt for the now standard night out or long weekend away drinking until the early hours.

Often in social circles there will be friends who cant/don’t drink, elderly female members, large mixed social groups and a big boozy night out wont be suitable for everyone. That’s why there is a growing trend to do something different. E&L Insurance have pulled together some great alternatives for brides to be. Read on to see how you could entertain yourselves on your hen do.

1. High Tea:
As either the calm before the storm before the party animals hit the town, or as your hen do’s main event. High tea is a dreamy, relaxed and sophisticated way to spend your hen night/day.
Why not take a trip out to the country for a relaxed high tea, or hit the trendiest city chic hotel you know for a beautiful, dressed up, high tea occasion. All guest, regardless of age will enjoy the selection of dreamy cakes, mini sandwiches, traditional scones with jam and ice cream – washed down with a beautiful cup of tea or champagne.

If you are sticking to a budget, why not choose a friend with the best garden space and create your own high tea – make your table pretty with bright and/or vintage crockery.

2. Picnic Party:
Picnics are not just for romantics and children, they can be the basis of a great day out with friends. Choose a local park or drive out to a picturesque spot (getting taxis if you would like a cheeky afternoon drink) and scatter those rugs. Ask every guest to bring a dish or sweet treat and munch away to your hearts content on a sunny afternoon.

Why not take games with you such as rounders or sports day sets and make teams. Re-live your childhoods and relax in the great outdoors. This is an excellent way to cheaply get together without the hassle of organising a big hen do.

3. Cocktails or Cupcake Parties:
Have you or the bride to be ever fancied learning how to ice the perfect cupcake, or mix the dreamiest cocktail? Then why not have a girls day out at one of the many classes available across the UK. Spend time learning a new skill and enjoy the sweet or alcoholic contents at the end of the day!

4. Spa Day or Weekend:
Relaxation in the build up to a wedding is key, so why not pamper yourselves with the company of your bridesmaids. Spa days can cost as little as £30.00 and you don’t even need to pay for treatments. Often relaxing in the spa and indulging in the tranquil rooms will be more than enough to relax you and your friends. Great day out for those who don’t fancy a big party and excellent weekends away for the ultimate in pampering.

Have you taken out wedding insurance?
With the hen do booked or the planning process underway, it makes sense to condider all other elements of the wedding, such as the wedding insurance. Although wedding insurance will not cover the hen do, it is there to cover the vast majority of aspects of your wedding day.

Wedding and Civil Partnership insurance starts from as little as £15.20 (one off payment) and it covers you for redundancy, illness, accidents, failure of suppliers and loss of deposits to name but a few, it will even give you public liability cover as standard to protect you in the event of a third party claim.

Taking out a wedding insurance policy is easy and will really put your mind at ease. Visit www.eandl.co.uk/wedding for more information on the low cost, yet comprehensive wedding insurance policies that we have to offer.

Source: Written in house by E&L Marketing team

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