Good Morning everyone ☺️
Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had a nice weekend? Let me know what you’ve been up to.
So… Last weekend I had my first Hen Party with my amazing work friends. If you don’t know what a hen party is.. it can also be called a bachelorette party. A celebration for the bride before the bit day!
Yes… It was my “first” hen party because I’m having two 😂 I couldn’t invite all of my work colleagues to the wedding because we didn’t have space, which is fine and why we had this party ☺️
All my work colleagues know about MS and know how it affects me. They are the most amazing and caring bunch of humans and made sure I was okay for my Hen.
One of my best friends who I worked with organised the party. Planning things in the afternoon/evening so that I could rest and prepare in the morning.
What did we do?
Because my friends know that I can’t do too many energetic activities they planned for me to go Punting 😀 we went to Cambridge, which is a city near us where they have a river going through it. There are these long boats called punts that you can hire to use yourself or have tours around the city.
The weather was beautiful and we had a touring punt. Just sat back and relaxed as we had our tour around the city, drinking prosecco and eating strawberries. I even had a little go a steering the punt! 😆
Everyone made sure I was okay and chose punting because it was restful for me.
After punting we started the exciting part of the night… Cocktail making!
That was such fun! And definitely where all my energy was used, having fun, laughing and just partying with my friends until quite late 😆😀
So how I Enjoyed my Hen Party with MS?
Firstly the night before…
The night before my hen party I relaxed completely. I had an early night and just got as much sleep as possible (I know for some MSers or doesn’t feel like it helps but it does for me)
The morning of the hen party again I rested a lot. Making sure to just take it easy and get ready in good time.
I know this sounds hilarious but I allowed 2 hours to get ready for my hen.. outfit, makeup and hair.. I allowed 2 hours so that I could just take my time and relax whilst getting ready… Stressing out makes my Ms so much worse so I always try and reduce stress as much as possible.
Then during the hen party, if I needed to rest, I would sit down. My friends totally understood. Also I didn’t get completely drunk!
I don’t like alcohol much anyway and can party without it, but also it makes my MS worse when I do. So I had a couple of drinks but then I moved onto diet coke until 9pm and then for the rest of the night I was drinking tap water.
Water kept me hydrated and enabled me to continue to have a good time 😀
The final thing I will say and how I enjoyed my hen party with MS… For once I didn’t think about MS. I had a great time and knew that I would just deal with the consequences like most of us do.
Enjoy everything about your wedding if you’re planning one ☺️