Planning A Hen? Try Something Different With A Downton-Themed Party 5 years ago

Planning A Hen? Try Something Different With A Downton-Themed Party

This. Looks. Like. The. Craic.

We are obsessed with Downton Abbey here at HerFamily.ie – I mean, what's not to love what with the scandal, the accents, TOM, the unbelievable fashion and of course, our bitchy pal The Dowager.

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Well, if you are also obsessed and planning a memorable hens party for someone, then this could be what you've been looking for!

Clonard House in Mullingar is a majestic Victorian House in the middle of Mullingar which has been brought back to life and now hosts Downton Abbey-themed party events called 'A Victorian Escapade'.

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On arrival, everyone dresses as servants to do some of the household chores, perhaps prepare a dessert, have a chamber pot race, set the table, light the fire under the watchful eye of the butler.

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Everyone then changes attire in the dressing room to become lords and ladies before moving upstairs to the drawing room for some parlour games, a traditional dance and, of course, a few photos for the society pages.

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The fun finishes with afternoon tea in the dining room where you have the honour of being the guests at a rather grand party.

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Love this idea? Why not throw your own Grand Affair by renting your own manor house -  get everyone to dress up, serve G&T's and dance the night away. You could always 'Paper Scissors Rock' for the positions of Lord and Lady of the house!

Here are 3 more fine manor homes that you can hire out privately in Ireland:

1. Coolmore Manor House, Co. Donegal

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(Website: Coolmore Manor House)

2. The Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney

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(Website: The Cahernane)

3. Lisdonagh House, Galway

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(Website: Lisdonagh.com)