This time last week I was rushing around trying to fit everything back into my suitcase and keeping my fingers crossed that a hangover couldn't kick in. We went to Liverpool over Easter weekend to celebrate my friend's hen. 8 of us went by car, plane and train whilst the other 5 met us there after a train journey. It's so nice to catch up with old friends and make lots of new ones too. The hen weekend was organised through the company Hen Heaven. This is definitely an expensive option but good if you don't know a city very well. If you're organising the hen with lots of people you don't know then its risk free for you as you don't need to worry about money and losing deposits.
We were up at 4am for our flight and it was definitely adrenaline and excitement that kept us going. Our flight was a little longer than an hour and with all the waiting and moving about involved we arrived at 10am. We were staying at the Adagio Aparthotel which was an amazing location, fantastic studio apartments, good facilities and had a handy luggage storage. I would 100% stay here again. We couldn't go to Liverpool without checking out some of the shops. I need to go back, we barely touched the surface! By 1pm we were lagging so we headed off to Wetherspoons for cocktails. Didn't take long for us to all perk up again. Before long we were checked in and visiting Tesco for a big shop.
It wouldn't be a hen night without some games! The hotel had a big lounge which we were allowed to decorate and use. This was perfect as a meeting point and stopping us having to squeeze into someone's room. We played some of the classics including Willy Twister and Pin the Willy on the Man. We all got goodie bags which had some dares, photobooth signs, willy straws, shot glasses and a present from the groom - £20! Before long we were getting ready for our first night out. We had the theme of All That Glitters and I took great delight in adding Beauty Boulevard Star Dust to everyones' face. I was wearing a Mela London jumpsuit from New Look and big chunky heels. We headed to Levels and due to the guestlist we had to get there before 11pm. This meant it was really quiet when we got there and we were a bit worried. It didn't take me long to start the dares (and take it upon myself to do everyone else's too). The shots were in and we were soon up on the dancefloor. We didn't leave until 3am - that's 23 hours on the go.
The next day we were up and ready to meet at 12. Our first activity was a treasure hunt around Liverpool. We were split into small groups, had to download an app called Adventures and had 2 hours to walk around the city completing tasks. This was a great way to see the city, have a bit of fun and blow away the cobwebs. I was worried my phone wouldn't last the 2 hours and I was right to think that - we finished on 1% so if you're doing something like this get yourself a battery pack! A quick stop for some drinks and food we were ready for our second activity - Nude Life Drawing. This was hilarious. It was based in the Adelphi Hotel and we had access to the bar. We laughed non-stop for the full hour. The poor hen had to get up to lots of funny things and we all had the chance to work on our artistic talents. After the drawing class we had a quick stop in an Irish pub before going to Blakes for dinner. The restaurant has a Beatles theme and quite a big cocktail list. Unfortunately I was a little disappointed with the food.
Onto Saturday night and the second theme - Disney Princesses. This was right up my street. I loved dressing up as Elsa and we sure got lots of attention. We went to Popworld and again had to arrive by 11pm. Unlike Levels the party had already started. The music was amazing, the DJ was great and we had the bottles of Vodka flowing. We didn't leave the dancefloor the whole night, I would highly recommend Popworld for a good cheesy night. The drink was cheap too. After leaving at 4am we headed home for a quick sleep. I think you can tell from the last photo, taken at the train station, that we were a little tired and all ready for our beds. Liverpool did not disappoint for a hen weekend and I'd love to go back.