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The Hen Do You WANT To Go On

You know how it goes, you are invited to a hen party and you dutifully purchase Ryanair flights to a random city, get the required logo’d t-shirt and appropriate ‘fun’ outfit, then go out in a series of dodgy pubs and bars that have doubled the price of their drinks because they are ‘hen party friendly.’ Oh, don’t forget that you have to drink all your (over coloured, over priced) drinks from the required willy straws. But what if you don’t want the same?

 

Image via Girly Night Out

Well never you fear, dear reader, as we are in a new age of hen do. Banish the blow-up dolls and tell the feather boa to foxtrot off, classy and personal is the new cheap and tacky. Now you can have a bachelorette (as our American cousins call it) that actually reflects you, whether that’s a vintage tea party, a hands-on trip to a farm, or taking over from the boys and having an action-packed adventure day.

I also think it’s incredibly important that you consider going somewhere relatively local for your hen. I know most people want to go somewhere different, but a few towns along could offer everything you need. It could also work out cheaper in the long run. No, you may not benefit from the super cheap trebles that the random pubs in Warsaw offer, but there are more costs incurred in travelling than just the plane ticket. If you think about the trip to and from the airport, the parking, the food that you eat and bottle of water that you drink and the countless other little expenses along the way, it all adds up. By going local you can reduce the nights you spend away from home (you can still have a night of luxury if you want,) keep your friends with kids happy and support the local economy. Oh, and the random men trying it on will probably be speaking English. Can I get a whoop whoop?

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Cakes That Aren’t Run of the Mill

Are you addicted to Ace of Cakes? Frustrated by the blank looks you get when you mention Choccy Woccy Doo Dah? Cakes are one of those things (actually, like many wedding things) that you either get or you don’t. I’m actually a fan of the plain and simple myself, but I can’t help but love cakes with wow factor. Monster Cakes certainly provide that:

I know – a day of the dead wedding cake – AWESOME!

What’s also awesome is that Monster Cakes have only been formed this year but they are already generating a huge buzz. They use only the finest ingredients, then use their fine-art skills to create these masterpieces.

The best thing is that if your like me and love quality simplicity, they can deliver that too:

I love these guys and can’t wait to see (and eat) some of their stuff in real life! They are based in Dublin but are willing to deliver anywhere, so now the rest of us mere Irish mortals can have fan-fricking-tastic cakes! Check them out on facebook and twitter.

 

 

**This is not a sponsored post. I am just genuinely excited by what these guys are doing and hope you like them too.**