How to organise an unforgettable hen do bash that won’t break the bank

WITH the start of hen do season, organising a bash that won’t break the bank can be a big ask.

But with these money-saving tips, whether you’re a bride or a maid of honour, you’ll stick to your budget and enjoy a night to remember . . .

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Hen dos have started up again, but organising a bash doesn’t need to be hideously expensive[/caption]

  • SUCCESS-ORIES: There’s no need to splash out to get your Bride Tribe looking the part. Boohoo has Team Bride ­balloons from £3 and sashes for £5, while Home Bargains’ personalised champagne flutes are down from £9.99 to £6.99. Plus Matalan has hen party T-shirts for £6. Save: £3 on champagne flutes.
  • GOOD TRIP: Heading further afield? Groups of three to nine adults can get a third off off-peak train tickets via Groupsave, used by companies including Southern and Great Northern. Ten or more people should be able to get even bigger discounts, depending on the line. Save: Third off off-peak train tickets
  • PRESENT AND CORRECT: A home-made gift will show your bride just how much you care. Fill a scrapbook with old ­photos and messages from her hens. Hobbycraft has scrapbooks reduced from £12 to £9, while Wilko’s £1 glitter stars are perfect for decoration. Save: £3 on a scrapbook.
  • GAME ON: Cocktail-making classes can cost over £100, so try a thrifty games night instead. Pre-record the groom playing his end of a Mr and Mrs quiz, or update Pin The Tail On The Donkey with a bride snap and have hens try to stick a ring on her finger. Save: £100+ on activities.
  • DRINK TO THAT: Save cash with a few pre-club bevvies. Aldi is selling 12 mini proseccos for £27 as well as a £4.99 75cl bottle. Most Revolutions have 2-4-1 cocktails if you book a table during Happy Hour, and signing up to the O’Neill’s newsletter will get you a free drink. Save up to £10 on a cocktail.

Deal of the day

The Paint Your Own Ceramics is now just £1.75 at Hobbycraft

KEEP kids busy with Paint Your Own Ceramics like this car money box, now £1.75 at Hobbycraft. Was £3.50
SAVE: £1.75

Cheap Treat

Get this Signal Post Shiraz 75cl for just £5.50 at Co-op, reduced from £7.25

STOCK up your wine cupboard with Signal Post Shiraz 75cl, £5.50 at Co-op. Was £7.25.
SAVE: £1.75

Top Swap

This M&S cushion will set you back £45

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But this B&M version is an affordable £9.99[/caption]

HEAD to B&M where you can snap up a furry cushion for just £9.99, similar to ones sold at M&S for £45.
SAVE: £35.01

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