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  • StaceySmiles
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    • 15th May 11, 6:49 PM
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    • 15th May 11, 6:49 PM
    Can't really think of anything you could make but why not if you can find some perfume samples from department shops to put in.
  • lennysgirl
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    • 15th May 11, 7:33 PM
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    • 15th May 11, 7:33 PM
    Great idea Staceysmiles, I will check that out next weekend, thank you so much x
  • olliesmummy06
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    • 15th May 11, 7:53 PM
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    • 15th May 11, 7:53 PM
    I've just sorted out party bags for my friends hen night. In ours i have put....

    Sherbet sticks (50 for £1 from ebay inc delivery)
    Mini FCUK perfume (10 for £4 off ebay)
    Glow Stick (15 for 59p in home bargains-1 per bag)
    LED ring (10 for £1.40 off ebay)
    Mini survival pack (small organza bag with condom, paracetamol, plasters and chewing gum-bags were 99p for 10 on ebay, all other from home bargains)
    Confetti cone (10 for 49p in home bargains)
    Filled shot glass (4 for 99p in home bargains)
    Willy soap from ebay (10 for £2.64 off ebay)
    Also Whittards are selling off all the valentines stock-i got packs of 10 heart lolly's for 75p and boxes with 7 heart chocolates for 50p-one of each will go into the bags.

    They have worked out around £2 per bag but can obviously be done cheaper.

    I have also made the 'hen' her own bag with some things the same as above but i have also put some others in there too-a personalised 'on board' sign with her and hubby's pic on for their car, a hen night memory book with pictures of everyone with the bride printed in them, a photo frame sign by everyone on the hen party and a pic of the 'hen', inflatbale hen night hat from ann summers (only £3) and a few other bits and pieces individual to her.

    I have put these in brown paper bags with handles and made a sign for the from of each bag with the hen night details on them. Hope this helps.xx
  • lennysgirl
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    • 15th May 11, 9:04 PM
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    • 15th May 11, 9:04 PM
    Wow, you're bags sound amazing, thank you so much! I will check out ebay just now and then go to home bargain at the weekend.

    I absolutley love your extra special bag for the hen idea.

    Thanks again xx
  • Aimee1985
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    • 16th May 11, 11:18 AM
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    • 16th May 11, 11:18 AM
    Hi, that is a lot of bags to do! Personally i don't think you have to spend a great amount to set to scene.

    I made some for my friend last year, here is an example for 30 people:

    Willy Soap x30 ... £6 from ebay

    Condoms x 30 ... £3 from home bargains/Poundland/Bodycare etc

    Paracetemol x 60 ... £0.60 from any supermarket

    Willy Straws x 30 ... £6 from ebay

    Chupa Chubs x 30 ... £1 from poundland/Home bargains

    Glow sticks x 30 ... £1 from poundland/Home bargains

    Party Popper x 30 ... £1 from supermarket/poundland/Home Bargains


    £18.60 for 30 party bags with 7 items is a good buy. Also look out for free perfume samples at debenhams/Boots etc
  • lennysgirl
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    • 16th May 11, 7:06 PM
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    • 16th May 11, 7:06 PM
    Fantastic Aimee thats just what I needed to hear, great ideas and not breaking the bank, I have a busy summer coming up and on a strict budget so thanks so much for the inspiration x
    • jellybrains
    • By jellybrains 18th May 11, 10:04 AM
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    jellybrains
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    • 18th May 11, 10:04 AM
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    • 18th May 11, 10:04 AM
    Don't forget you can get condoms free from Family Planning clinics!
    • hilstep2000
    • By hilstep2000 19th May 11, 11:36 AM
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    hilstep2000
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    • 19th May 11, 11:36 AM
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    • 19th May 11, 11:36 AM
    Poundland have a lot of weddingy bits.
    I Believe in saving money!!!
    A Bargain is only a bargain if you need it!



    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 19th May 11, 8:12 PM
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    yummy-mummy-amy
    when i did mine 5yrs i searched on ebay typing everything you can think of -

    hen party
    hen night
    ann summers
    novelty
    quirky
    willy/penis (and every other name)
    girls only
    adult
    porn

    and i picked up some job lots with no other bids, also try and find some that end at silly o'clock in morning (if you can be up to bid) as most people are not. if you live near a seaside that sells rock, they usually do packs of 10/15 rock willies!

    hope this helps
    due to spilling coffee on my keyboard it works when it wants to

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  • XxXfashionqueenXxX
    Search the freebies board?
  • lennysgirl
    Thank you so much everyone for the replies and ideas, so far I have some badges and fortune cookies, need to get a move on and get the rest on payday as I only have two weeks to go.

    I am going to make a cd for each bag with some of the hens fave songs and then some typical hen party music, any ideas greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again everyone x
    • yummy-mummy-amy
    • By yummy-mummy-amy 22nd May 11, 6:39 PM
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    yummy-mummy-amy
    I am going to make a cd for each bag with some of the hens fave songs and then some typical hen party music, any ideas greatly appreciated.
    dancing queen
    ladies night
    saturday night (whigfield)
    i'm so excited
    i will survive
    its raining men
    girls just wanna have fun (cyndi lauper)
    due to spilling coffee on my keyboard it works when it wants to

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  • abatha
    I have just brought some pre filled hen party bags on Ebay £3 per bag which contained 8 things which I got to choose from.
    I've also purchased a willy shaped ice cube tray and im going to attempt to make willy chocolates using that as a mould and pop a couple of those in the bags too, the tray was only £3 (ebay) and I figured I would see how well cheap 30p basics chocolate would melt
    Last edited by abatha; 22-05-2011 at 6:57 PM.
    • Emmarillo
    • By Emmarillo 22nd May 11, 7:54 PM
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    Emmarillo
    dancing queen
    ladies night
    saturday night (whigfield)
    i'm so excited
    i will survive
    its raining men
    girls just wanna have fun (cyndi lauper)
    Originally posted by yummy-mummy-amy
    Like a Virgin
    Wake Me Up Before You GoGo
    Jump (pointer sisters)
    Love Is a Battlefield
    Baby One More Time
    Wannabe

    Maybe some of those?
  • lennysgirl
    Great song suggestions, thanks so much! I was thinking of some things I could make quite cheaply on the computer, was thinking of making some dare cards for them, what do you think?
    • Emmarillo
    • By Emmarillo 22nd May 11, 9:00 PM
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    Emmarillo
    Great idea Lennysgirl.
    • malibusami86
    • By malibusami86 6th Jun 11, 8:51 AM
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    malibusami86
    want to bump this - any other suggestions???? i will be making my sisters hen night packs & want to start early............
    aswell as the fragrance samples, does anyone know where i could get some cosmetic samples from?
    or anywhere that gives free drink vouchers for when we go out?

    many thanks
    • twink22
    • By twink22 6th Jun 11, 9:30 PM
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    twink22
    I got some makeup quite cheap on ebay from BingCosmetics, sets of 12 for between 2 and 4 pound also got some born to shop trolley tokens for about £3 for 12, lollies, nail files, notebooks, pens, tissues, chocolate bar, candle all in packs that i split up from £shop and B&M Bargains, vodka shots from Macro, socks from primark- I spent about £6 on each bag but got a lot in them for that.
  • lauz8726
    want to bump this post, any one seen anything lately that can be put in hen party bags,i need to make 25 so need everything as cheap as possible. or any1 have any new ideas since the last post in 2011? x
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