While my girlfriends in Newcastle were working with my family to plan an International Bridal Shower to remember, another group of friends were planning me a surprise weekend away as a Hen Do. While this planning was going on, the only information I had was the weekend in question. A few weeks before we left, the group gave me a formal invitation packet with some more clues to help with my outfit planning and packing, but I still had no clue where we were off to! Then, the big weekend finally arrived. As soon as the Friday workday came to an end, they spared no time in getting the party started! First step: they gave me some necessary bridal accessories and beautiful gifts.
And then we were off! After a few hours in the car, we arrived in the beautiful English city of York. Our surprise Hen Do was going to be a fancy weekend at the York Horseraces! That first night was a calm and relaxed evening of cocktails, face masks and party games (special thanks to my mom for providing various photos of me at embarrassing ages for these games).
Once the races were completed and we'd settled our bets, we freshened up and went to treat ourselves to a nice dinner followed by a night out in York!
In the morning, before the fun was all over there was still one more big surprise left in store. On the ride back to Newcastle, not only did I get free reign over a Disney road trip playlist, but we also pulled over for lunch at Taco Bell!