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The Ash Barton Estate in Braunton, North Devon, unveils how to throw the ultimate hen party that all brides-to-be will love. If a wedding has been postponed because of COVID-19 and the hen celebration was already booked then there's still a way to celebrate by choosing the best video-chatting platform and inviting guests to join it. The upside is, due to the current lockdown in place, it's likely that most of the bride's friends will be able to attend without balancing other commitments in their lives. There are plenty of platforms to decide from, but we recommend Zoom, Skype, Facetime or even Facebook Messenger for the easiest and most convenient way to video chat.
Brides send out virtual invites to their guests, stating the log-in details for the hen party. To separate the virtual hen gathering from any other video chat, they can also decide on a fun dress code that gives guests a chance to get out of their #StayAtHome clothes and into their glad rags. As many department stores are closed, the theme should be one that everybody will already have items for in their wardrobe. This could be matching colours, a make-up look such as bold red lips, or something sparkly.
Whilst the hen party won't be able to go out and eat at the bride's favourite restaurant, food is still a great way of bringing people together. Guests can agree on a recipe to cook using the same, simple ingredients, or order the same takeout together! Food delivery services such as https://deliveroo.co.uk and https://www.dominos.co.uk have all introduced contact free delivery, meaning delicious food is delivered without the risk.
Whilst hitting the dancefloor together isn't possible, groups can sing and dance alone at home with a glass of wine in hand and the feeling of being together. Creating the perfect playlist will allow everyone to enjoy the most fun and memorable dance party. Whether this be a dance-off, silent disco or simply reminiscing over old classics, it's bound to have everyone up and moving.
If dancing is a step too far, there are plenty of other activities that can be enjoyed virtually as a group. During this difficult time, more companies are adapting to fit their business online, so there's an abundance of options from virtual wine tasting, pub quizzes, cocktail-making classes and boozy bingo. Because all of the usual hen party rules can't be followed, the bride's fiancé could be the butler in the buff!
If a more low-key affair is preferred with the bride's more mature relatives involved, why not organise a DIY-pamper session followed by watching a movie online together? https://www.netflixparty.com is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online, synchronizing video playback as well as adding a group chat feature to your favourite shows. This way you can all make the brides favourite beverage, grab a facemask and sit down to relax over a rom com together.
For further information about weddings at The Ash Barton Estate, visit https://www.ashbarton.com and https://www.instagram.com/ashbartonestate/