Organising sis’s hen do was like a military operation

It’s important the parade continues – but safely

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It was my sister’s hen do last Saturday – and what a night it turned out to be!

Although she isn’t getting married until April next year, I found out about this amazing night being staged in Southampton (sorry my dear Pompey pals, but they weren’t organising one in the city, otherwise I promise I’d have stayed put) and thought we had to go.

It was organised by a company called Best Parties Ever and was themed as One Night in Bangkok.

Basically, it was an evening set up for Christmas parties.

But it sounded really fab and I didn’t think it was too early for a hen do.

So I set about organising everybody – and what a military operation it turned out to be!

Anyone who has ever had to organise a hen or stag do will agree with me, I’m sure.

It’s such a hectic and stressful thing to take on and there was a lot of pressure on me as maid of honour and little sis to get it right.

On top of the actual event, there’s always the transport to sort out.

Now what kind of sister would I be if I just organised a local cab to take us on our big night?

Oh no, we had a party bus which was absolutely awesome.

We danced and drank our way down the M27 and I’d made up little hen gift bags for everyone.

These contained various essential items for all the girls – and sorry, but I can’t possibly tell male readers what they were.

When we arrived at the venue in Stoneham Park, Eastleigh, which was a giant marquee filled with dancers, acrobats and with a ceiling covered in stars, I knew I’d done well.

The photos we took on the night will ensure my sis never forgets it and how her maid of honour did her proud!

Now it’s on to the next one.

You see, both my older sisters are due to get married within the same two weeks in Cuba next year.

So after Crimbo it will be down to business again and I’ll be organising another hen do, this time for the big, big sis.

What can I do with her? Suggestions welcome!