Sharing a celebratory night out with your hen on a party bus is a novel way of waving goodbye to the single life. However, you'll want to make sure that everyone arrives home in one piece after the party has ended.
Here's a basic safety guide for a hens' night party bus trip.
- Take it easy with the booze Although you obviously want to get in the party mood and celebrate, it's advised that you and your hens go steady with booze consumption. Unlike a night club or a pub, the party bus will actually be moving. Limit the amount of alcohol available to your guests to ensure that they can stay safely upright!
- Keep your seat while the bus is in motion It can be tempting to get up and dance while the bus is moving, but this can be potentially very dangerous, especially if the driver has to stop suddenly or if there is a bump. Be sure to restrict your guests' dancing and hi-jinks to times when the bus is stationary. This applies especially to dancing poles if one is provided on your party bus. Your driver will put in plenty of stops so that you and your friends have the opportunity to party and shake your collective groove thing, so there's no need to risk life and limb by launching into the Macarena at 50 kph! While the bus is moving, ask your guests to remain in their seats and to make use of the seat belts provided.
- No smoking rules Although many don't smoke these days, some do enjoy a cigarette or three during the evening. Most party bus companies ban smoking on their vehicles anyway, but you will still need to make it clear to your hens that smoking is not allowed. In addition to the danger of lighted cigarettes causing injury to guests in the event of an accident, carelessly discarded cigarette butts can damage expensive fittings and upholstery, as well as causing a fire hazard. Check with the party bus hire company if vaping is allowed on board their buses. You may need to ask for regular stops somewhere suitable so that guests who are smokers can disembark for a cigarette break.
Although setting all these rules may make you feel like a party pooper, you want to be sure that you and your hens have a great night, without ending up in the hospital.