Hen Party Shenanigans!

A few months back I had been sent an invite to an old work colleagues Hen Party which was due to take place in a local Chinese Buffet Restaurant. Corinne and I had worked together around four years ago, and whilst we still work for the same people, she had transferred to an office closer to home.

However, due to the power of social media, Facebook and various modern technology we had kept in touch and I was really honoured to be invited (along with my friend H) to the evening meal.

The restaurant is set on the side of a lake and has a really good reputation. It is an all-you-can-eat buffet, however it is not one where you have to go and queue and help yourself. Food is ordered, cooked fresh and delivered to your table!

I was actually working until 6 pm and H was coming to pick me up at 7:45 pm to travel to the restaurant. Arriving home, I quickly jumped in the shower before styling my hair, doing my make-up and getting dressed.

Looking in the wardrobe, I found a Pin Up Girl dress that I had never worn before, put it on and immediately was torn on whether to wear it to the hen party, or to a trade event I had two days after.

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Original Outfit

Going downstairs I asked my family that exact question and was advised to debut the dress at the trade event and wear another dress I had to the hen party which no-one there would had seen before either.

Getting changed into my PUG Ava Spanish Rose dress, I think I made the right decision. I certainly felt more comfortable in the Rose dress as it seemed to match the occasion.

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Second Try – The Ava Dress

We arrived at the restaurant and immediately met Corinne’s family, and waited for Corinne herself to arrive. And arrive she did!

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The Beautiful Bride

Wearing a beautiful burgundy off the shoulder dress and matching high heels, she looked absolutely stunning!

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Bride to Be

The tables were covered with glittery hen party confetti, card props and balloons. Well, we had to give all the different masks, glasses, lips and signs a go, didn’t we?

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Family and Friends

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Props Galore!

The waiter started off by bringing massive platters of food that were placed on a Lazy Susan in the middle of the table. The spinning disc was able to be pushed around so everyone could take food as they wanted.

Spare ribs, Crispy seaweed, Sesame prawn toasts, Calamari, Crispy chicken, King prawns, Chicken satay skewers, Pancake rolls, Samosa’s and Salt and pepper chicken wings; all piping hot and so very tasty.

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So Good!!

After the starters came Crispy Peking Duck, pancakes, cucumber, spring onion and Hoisin sauce.

By this point I was already feeling quite full. But we hadn’t even got to the main courses yet! Thankfully there was a small break between the waiter coming and taking our main course orders.

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Silly Prop Time

Some of the guests opted to go with a soup course and then their mains. Even though I love chicken and sweetcorn soup, I knew I wouldn’t be able to manage it, so opted for Beef chow mein as my main course.

A short while later the dishes started arriving, along with a large serving dish of rice.

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With My Helen

Well, I tried my best. But I could only manage a few mouthfuls before I was done. Admitting defeat I laid my chopsticks down.

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40 days to go!

(Now, that might be a little fib, it was a fork because no matter how hard I try, I cannot get the hang of chopsticks!)

The meal ended up with selfies galore and a group photo which the waiter kindly took for us. It was a fabulous night and lovely to meet all of Corinne’s family and friends.

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What a gorgeous Group!

As for the restaurant, it really was amazing and the food just so good. It won’t be long before I take the rest of the family there for a meal.

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Victory Rolls at their best!

As for Corinne, It is only a few weeks till the wedding and I just can’t wait!

Now, I just need to get myself an outfit……

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  • Both dresses are lovely- I like anything with prints! The hen party looked like a really fun time too!

  • Looks like you had a fab time and I love both dresses on you! x

  • You were rocking both dresses! ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE the colour of the pink one, it’s so perfect as we head into Spring. But the rose dress is also a stunner, and as ever you look amazing. Looks like lots of fun was had at the hen party too! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Aww thank you sweetheart! You are so good for the Ego xx

  • Jodie Whitham

    Both dresses are lovely! Do prefer the rose one for the hen do though ๐Ÿ™‚ I am maid of honour for a wedding in August and not a clue what kinda thing to wear! x

    • I hope you get your outfit sorted out soon Jodie!! xx

  • Penny Aylwin

    Those dresses were simply glorious! The hen party looked like lots of fun

  • You look beautiful as usual and both dresses are fantastic! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all at the hen party and the food looks and sounds so delicious.

    • The food was just amazing!! We have been for a return visit already as it was just so good!

  • you look stunning hunny as ever and what a great time it looks and sounds as if you had lots of love and congrats for the bride to be

    • You are too kind Emma, we all had a great time xx

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    Looks like you had a great time. i love the dress you are wearing x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I like both the dresses they were both very pretty. I do love Chinese especially buffets as you do get a choice. This sort or serving is much better to rather than lining up to get food that has been sitting under heat lamps for a while. Good luck with the dress hunt x

    • It was a great service, and everything was so hot and fresh. We have been back since as it was that good! x

  • I loved both dresses but the second dress definitely matched the mood of the occasion more! What a fun hen party xx

  • You always look so beautiful and chic! So glad you had a wonderful time!

  • I do love a good hen party. Looks like you all had fun!

  • I haven’t been to many hen parties but this seems like a great one, plenty of food and great company x

    • It was amazing to be honest! Nice relatively early night too xx

  • Looks like you had a wonderful night! Good luck with an outfit hunting, this is never easy…

    • I having a hard time with the outfit hunt to be honest xx

  • lianne

    Aw sounds a fab meal, your hair looked lovely!

    • It was a great meal! I ate far too much to be honest xx

  • Mummygadgetgeek

    Love your shoes! It sounds like you had a great time, even just reading about all that food is making me hungry ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love your dress! Looks like you had a wonderful time and the food looked great.

  • You look great!

    • Fingers crossed! I am sure you will have a whale of a time x

  • Sarahjane

    You’re dress is beautiful and all that food looks amazing! The bride to be looks super happy too

  • Sounds like a very fun night! You always look incredible, I love that dress! xo

    • Thank you so much Rachel, it is one of my favourites x

  • Baby Isabella

    Looks like a great Hen Party! Love your dress and victory rolls x You always look amazing x

  • Laura

    What a fun sounding hen party!! I love the little props as they’re great for encouraging people to take photos together! xxx

    • They were really great fun, we spent quite a bit of time messing around with them! xx

  • Your dress suits the occasion perfectly! It’s gorgeous x

  • you look stunning! love love love the dress you chose too!! Gorgeous <3