When planning your hen’s night, the first thing is to organise of course are your hens !
Invitations, time and place. These days, location is all important. Should you hold it at the beach underneath a beautiful beach umbrella, beach inspired towels or throws and large metal platters with sumptuous seafood. In a beautiful park or in your backyard throw a beautiful rug on the lawn, scatter colourful cushions and set yourself a low grazing table, perhaps utilising the ever popular wooden pallet.
Once you have picked your location, your dress code and your decorations, start planning the food.
Grazing tables or grazing hampers are increasingly becoming popular due to the diverse food options. With a variety of cheeses to choose from, cold meats, antipastos, olives, dips and crudities, fruit, pastes, crackers, breads and sweets, there is something for everybody whether they be fussy eaters or have dietary requirements.
If you opt for something more formal, canapes are the way to go. You can even hire staff to pass these around and mix your cocktails for you. These days, most caterers have food intolerances covered so once again there is something for everyone.
If canapes are not for you, you could scatter simple cheese and fruit platters on dry bars and low laying tables, so everywhere your guests walk or sit, there is something to nibble on nearby.If you opt for something more formal, canapes are the way to go. You can even hire staff to pass these around and mix your cocktails for you. These days, most caterers have food intolerances covered so once again there is something for everyone.
And of course, no party in Australia would be complete without seafood. Whether it be prawns or a selection of oysters, beautiful scallops, to lobster or simple marinated octopus, or calamari this party is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Just make sure you have a few options on hand for those that do not enjoy seafood as much.
At the end of the day, the hen’s party is all about YOU, so get your girlfriends together, some cocktails, bubbly and of course some magnificent food.
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