Useful Party Apps for High-Tech HensPosted by Hay Brunsdon on June 8 2017.
Most people think that planning a hen night for your best mate can mean drama, stress and the odd appearance of Bridezilla. That was before the days of hen party apps! We’ve put together a list of our favourite little tools to ensure smooth sailing when choosing the hen party activity, herding cats (hens) on the night itself and even documenting those hilarious memories – ready to be whipped out at the wedding ;)
Before the party: let’s talk logistics
1. ‘Doodle’ makes scheduling dates easy. It allows you to create a smart little table with potential dates for the hen night, as well as everyone’s name down the side. It emails all the potential guests so they can tick the times they are free, then everyone can view it in a really clear and concise way – which cuts out all those annoying phone-calls. Check it out here.
2. GroupMe is the perfect app to communicate with a crowd of friends, you can attach images – which is a great feature if the party is a surprise and you want to release little clues, and you can even collect payments using ‘Split’ – this is perfect for when it’s time to pay the final balance on that Dirty Dancing class or Cocktail Making workshop.
During the event: herding cats (or hens)
3. Find my Friends. It’s almost inevitable that at some point during the night at least one of the girls, maybe even the bride-to-be, is going to have one too many mojitos and wander off from the rest of the group. If everyone in the party has downloaded the Find My Friends app, their locations will show up on the mobile devices of others.
Friends who share their locations with you appear on a map so you can quickly see where they are and what they’re up to. And since Find My Friends works with Contacts and Maps, you can do things like calculate the quickest route to finding Drunken Dawn outside Liquid, without bumping into annoying Jean from Sales at work, (who happens to be loitering in the nearby kebab shop.)
4. Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt was crafted as an ingenious app for ladies across the pond, but it’s also a fabulous addition to any hen weekend. Each participant is also allowed to take pictures of the items on their list and post them on Facebook, Twitter, send it via email or text. The players are also sent live updates on the status of the game and the one who completes the list of items in the least possible time would win the show. Players can also comment on the pictures posted by other participants and share them in all social networking websites.
The morning after: collecting memories / documenting embarrassing evidence
5. Instagram This photo editing app is ideal to get interesting effects – soft Sepia washes out those harsh hangover frowns, or 1977 creates a Vintage wash to your group shot. The best feature of this app is hashtagging, that way everyone in the group can label their pictures #Heather’sHenDo and all your memories will be stored on that page so you can view all the snaps together at the end.
The lads in The Hangover movie would have had a much better time of it if they’d had such sorcery at their finger tips!