The last few months have been a blur of book finishing and hen planning. They're both now done and I don't really know what to do with myself. The hen party was for my sister in law Ruth and if I do say so myself - it was brilliant. There seems to be such pressure for hen parties nowadays. Each one has to be as good as, if not better than the last. In my parents day drinks in a swanky pub or a posh dinner was totally enough. They couldn't get over the hype, cost and effort that goes into them now. Chaz and I were pretty much the first to get married out of our friends and were thrown the stag and hen do's to end all stags/ hens. A week in Ibiza for him and a long weekend in the heavenly Trassiera for me. (NB returning from Ibiza a day before the big day is not advisable. Give yourself at least a month to recover.) So when it was time for my sister in law Ruth's hen this summer, our thinking caps came out in force.
The original plan was to go to Paris. Trying to budget though we ended up needing about £700/ person for 24 hours. So it was back to square one and London. The day was jam packed from start to finish; Beginning with lunch time champagne and cheeseburgers at Thomas Cubitt followed by hair and make-up.
Dressed up and ready to go, we headed to Delevingne HQ for a champagne tea party. Penis piñata and present giving later - all donning Amanda masks- we piled onto a blacked out London Routemaster which had been turned into a party bus - blacked out windows, mini champagnes and the cheesiest, loudest tunes blaring, we were whisked off to a private room at Quo Vadis for strippers, Mr and Mrs and a personal video message from the one and only Harry Styles. The actual real one.
Vintage tea cups
Giving the hen book
Penis Piñata with the bride in Sass & Bide
Violet, Vaness, Ruth, India, Connie and Fran
Amanda with her personal video message from Mr Styles
Amanda and Clemmie
Me, Emily, Clemmie and the Bride to be
Watching the striptease...
Dinner Table at Quo Vadis
Harry Styles video message
Poppy and Ruth
Cara Delevingne wearing an Amanda mask