Wait, how have I never heard of this before?… is what you may be thinking. But if you’re a little extra, or if your bestie is getting married and she is a little extra, a honeymoon party is the perfect excuse for another pre-wedding event! A honeymoon party is another lovely way of spoiling the bride and spending time together. It can be very low-key at someone’s home, with snacks and drinks! While it’s not technically a hen party, it could form part of the hen party festivities or it could be its own separate party altogether.
The fundamental difference between a hen party and a honeymoon party is the gifts. Honeymoon party gifts are things the bride will use on honeymoon. More specific (and super cute) ideas below, but think of things like beach attire with ‘wife’ or ‘bride’ emblazoned on it, or some honeymoon necessities like sunblock!
The activities you have at a honeymoon party depend on the size of the group and how low-key the event is. Generally the event centres around spoiling the bride with gifts for the honeymoon, so gift-opening is a big part of the festivities. You could turn this into a fun little game by blindfolding the bride and making her feel the gifts before opening them. Whenever she says something funny, like “It’s huge” or “It feels funny” you could write it down and read it aloud to the group afterwards.
Since a lot of couples choose tropical locations for their honeymoon, it’s totally apt to have a tropical, beach themed honeymoon party! Better yet, theme the party after the couple’s honeymoon destination of choice. You could include country-specific decor and food, and guests could come dressed accordingly.
Gifts for the honeymoon party
Anything goes! Think of cute and practical things that the bride would appreciate but may not be able to get for herself. Things like a ‘Just Married’ hat, cute flip flops, a lovely robe, a bridal bikini or a wifey beach towel. You could also be very practical and get her things like sunblock, body lotion or a honeymoon survival kit which includes things like condoms, lube and massage oils.
Candles and cream hamper by Absolutely Fabulous Hampers
Wifey robe by weddingrobes.ie
Just Married hamper from The Lovely Little Label
Available at boohoo.com
Honeymoon survival kit inspo by Brooklyn Berry Designs
Wifey AF swimsuit available on loveculture.com
Honeymoon vibes shirt as seen on Vacation to World
Monogrammed towel from Etsy
Wifey for Lifey one piece from Show me your mumu
Honeymoon Vibes tee from FR and co
Just Married flip flops by Kate Spade
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.