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    My hen night is next weekend. I've not been drinking much this year. I've perhaps had 4 nights where ive been drinking. This has been to help with the diet and also because I'm starting to get 2 days hangovers and I don't think it's worth it.

    For the hen night I planned to get tipsy, not completely bladdered so I can enjoy it and get some nice pictures however my friend planning the night has other ideas. I suggested to her I didn't want to drink too much and she said that if I'm not completely legless by the end of the night she 'hasnt done her job right'.

    I'm actually getting very anxious about it and to be honest my friend is the kind of person who will treat it as a challenge if I say I'm not drinking much and try her harsdest to make sure that isn't the case.

    I've thought about tactics to avoid drinking too much. Ie leaving my drinks on random tables or dumping shots on the floor and pretending to take them. But I'm really upset that I'm going to have to be on guard on the night and making sure I don't get too bad. I actually feel sick at the idea of having a horrible hangover the next day when I've still got so much to do!!!

    Any tips or advice? Please don't say to 'just talk to her' because I have tried and it doesn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazia14 View Post
    My hen night is next weekend. I've not been drinking much this year. I've perhaps had 4 nights where ive been drinking. This has been to help with the diet and also because I'm starting to get 2 days hangovers and I don't think it's worth it.

    For the hen night I planned to get tipsy, not completely bladdered so I can enjoy it and get some nice pictures however my friend planning the night has other ideas. I suggested to her I didn't want to drink too much and she said that if I'm not completely legless by the end of the night she 'hasnt done her job right'.

    I'm actually getting very anxious about it and to be honest my friend is the kind of person who will treat it as a challenge if I say I'm not drinking much and try her harsdest to make sure that isn't the case.

    I've thought about tactics to avoid drinking too much. Ie leaving my drinks on random tables or dumping shots on the floor and pretending to take them. But I'm really upset that I'm going to have to be on guard on the night and making sure I don't get too bad. I actually feel sick at the idea of having a horrible hangover the next day when I've still got so much to do!!!

    Any tips or advice? Please don't say to 'just talk to her' because I have tried and it doesn't work
    i think you've come up with some good suggestions ie leaving drinks on tables - you could even just pretend to be drunk or you could say your on antibiotics?
    i hate it when people are like this with alcohol, just because its your hen doesnt mean you HAVE to get totally legless, its not a drinking competition to see how out of control you can get so i can sympathise with you. being hungover and not remembering your henny doesnt sound like my idea of fun either

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    Unless she pins you down and puts a funnel and tube down your throat then she can't force you to drink! Just say no, she may be persistent but just be the same back and prove that you don't need to get wasted to have a good time

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    I think i would just tell her that you really don't want to get drunk - simple she is supposed to be your friend and should accept this!

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    Earlier in the year we went out for her birthday and I wasn't drinking. She said there was no point in me going if I was going to be 'boring'.

    I think pretending im drunk is the way forward... then the next day when she's hungover I'll get revenge by being VERY LOUD!

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    I am quite a big drinker but on occasion like to stay sober or just have one and everyone goes on about me being boring or pregnant even though I'm still the last one standing at the casino, you can be tipsy and still be good fun. Just ignore her and enjoy yourself x

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    My normal response would be - just get hammered but can understand why you don't want to!
    Another one you could try... Take a bottle of coke in your bag. Someone can buy you a vodka and coke. Nip to the loo and pour it out and put coke in your glass... Obviously that will only work once or twice without people thinking you have a bladder problem! x

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    I actually found that I drank myself sober on my hen do, I think it was due to all the excitement, adrenalin and build-up, etc. I was drinking constantly from 11.30 am to 2.30 the following morning, albeit we had lunch and dinner and danced a lot, quite a shift and felt pretty ok the next day and was never drunk-drunk at any point, so you may be lucky, I would just say try not to worry too much in advance or you will not enjoy your night.

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    A friend has told me of what she did when she was pregnant and hiding it (not the same thing but you know what i mean!)

    She said in every place she went to she quietly found another table and asked someone at it to buy soft drinks.... then would go to bar and loudly order what the stranger wanted and casually exchange drinks on the sly. She got her soft drink, the stranger got cheap drinks all night!

    Sounds a bit complicated though. All this thinking may sober me up. It will be easier I think when everyone is drunk to pretend I've been drinking. Plus I'll just try to pose with my drink for photos so I can take longer to drink it

    I'm trying to get excited about it and will worry about the drinking when it happens!!!

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    I don't drink very much at all, I don't really like the taste of any alcohol and I've already had people trying to tell me how wasted I will be and what's the point if I'm not drunk. Truth is I'm nuts enough as it is.

    Perhaps you can ask one of your other friends/family to be on guard for you that night and suggest they go to the bar and get you soft drink ets so you can at least relax a bit - only problem is you won't be able to keep up cokes to a vodka and coke... It seems obvious too but make sure you aren't doing it on an empty stomach, I find its easy to get caught up in everything else and forget to eat a proper dinner etc which makes it all the worse.

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    One of our mutual friends had a chat with her about it. He has said he can't tell me the content of said chat as it reveals some of the surprises (ooooh!) but he basically pointed out to her that im not a big drinker and she needs to remember I'll have a great night even if stone cold sober and apparently she responded really well

    Mutual friend gets 5 points!

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    thats good. i think pretending to be drunk is probably one of the worst ideas ive ever heard so hope you dont feel you need to do this on your hen night. x

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    get bottles of things if in a club like vks so that they cant see how much u have drunk from it the white one (thats like smirnoff ice) is very good for this.

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    It makes me sad (and a wee bit angry) that anyone would be classed as 'boring' for not binge drinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazia14 View Post
    One of our mutual friends had a chat with her about it. He has said he can't tell me the content of said chat as it reveals some of the surprises (ooooh!) but he basically pointed out to her that im not a big drinker and she needs to remember I'll have a great night even if stone cold sober and apparently she responded really well

    Mutual friend gets 5 points!
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    its quite sad people think that you need to be paraletic to have a good time, i do plan on having a drink on my hen but i dont want to wake up the next day ill and having hazey images of what happened the night before - i just want to have a laugh with my nearest and dearest, wake up wanting my breakfast at the hotel with my besties chatting about what a good night we had

    least u dont need to try and pretend to be drunk, dont think i could do that - im a terrible actress lol

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    In my opinion im much more fun with sober but there is this horrible stigma about it. Personally I think it's the people who need to be drunk to have fun trying to make sure everyone gets in as much of a state as them. I pretty much stopped drinking altogether after a work doo in January where I actually still can't remember 2 hours of the night and offended a lot of my colleagues. I was so humiliated.

    We had another works doo in July there and I had maybe two drinks all night, had an amazing time and woke with a clear head the next day. Much better!

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    I found on my hen night that I didn't get as drunk as I thought I would. We went for a meal first so that soaked up some alcohol and I was never off the dancefloor so I didn't really have time to go to the bar or drink.

    I'm glad I didn't get too drunk as unlike my lovely h2b I can remember the whole night. You only get one hen night so it's important that you actually remember it!

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    Exactly! Well I'm basically lining my shoes with party feet and blister plasters to dance-proof them. Also going to take some of those rollasoles you get in new look (rollable flat shoes for your handbag) just in case

    Also, I'd like to point out that i CAN spell 'total' yet somehow I spelled it 'toyal' in the first post and it won't let me amend the thread name!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazia14 View Post
    Exactly! Well I'm basically lining my shoes with party feet and blister plasters to dance-proof them. Also going to take some of those rollasoles you get in new look (rollable flat shoes for your handbag) just in case

    Also, I'd like to point out that i CAN spell 'total' yet somehow I spelled it 'toyal' in the first post and it won't let me amend the thread name!!!!!
    Haha, I read it as 'Royal panic' at first which got me intrigued! Rollasoles sound good?!

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    Try taking milk thistle for a few days before it, that should help with any hangover symptoms if you drink too much.

    Also, drink a glass of water in between drinks, that way your friend cant moan, as you'll still be partaking.

    It may also help to confide in another person who will be on the hen and is up for getting drunk.....you could feed her your shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by nearlymrsT View Post
    Rollasoles sound good?!
    I've seen them in the impulse buy bit beside the tills in New Look. Only problem is I'm a size 4-5 in shoes and they do size 3-4, 5-6 and -7-8 so im not sure to go for too small or too big

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMartin View Post
    Try taking milk thistle for a few days before it, that should help with any hangover symptoms if you drink too much.

    Also, drink a glass of water in between drinks, that way your friend cant moan, as you'll still be partaking.

    It may also help to confide in another person who will be on the hen and is up for getting drunk.....you could feed her your shots
    Ooh didn't know about Milk Thistle, thank you! yes will be trying to have as many soft drinks/waters as possible. I'm bound to have a friend who wants free shots!!!!

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    I am tee total for religious reasons... hasn't stopped girls and aunts suggesting that I get hammered for one night....

    I have made it clear I will be on Mock tails all night, and ginger beer and lime so you wont be the only one sober on your hen night x

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    Well ladies it's come and gone! Had an amazing night out and just feeling a wee bit rough this morning! I should have had more faith in my friend who was organising, she was incredible and made the night extra special. She also kept checking to see how I was doing and if I felt too drunk or needed water. I wish I could relive it all over again!!!!

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    Sounds brilliant and I'm glad it all worked out well in the end!

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