The easy way to book parties, celebrations and gatherings with friends, family and colleagues.
What is Bash?
We created Bash for modern, tech savvy females who like to be in control and want to plan a party or group event with ease. We are not booking or travel agents and there are no extra costs.
We simply enable you to FIND, CONNECT and BOOK directly with exceptional venues and activity providers.
What can I book on Bash?
From the trendiest restaurants and bars to the latest new craze, you’ll find a wide selection of fun and unique options for your celebration and even be able to create your own, personally tailored itinerary. We have handpicked every business we work to ensure that you have the best experience possible when you book via Bash. We are new so keep an eye on our updates for great new places that come on board!
The types of events you can book on Bash include stylish hen parties, baby showers, engagement parties, birthday celebrations, private parties corporate gatherings and team days and basically any excuse for doing something with a group of 6 people or more. You can book accommodation, activities, drinks and dinner. The venues and businesses we like to work with do everything to a very high standard. We also work with some new, quirky and different types of venues and events.
How does it work?
Suss it out, take a browse and find the perfect options for your event.
You’re in the driving seat. Get in touch with the venue or activity provider directly in your own time via the Bash Messenger. Simply select “Enquire Directly Now” on their listing. Your message goes straight to the right person so you can check availability or ask whatever eventplannerzilla questions you have!
Seal the deal and secure your booking by making a payment directly to your chosen venue once you have checked availability with them.
Why should I book via Bash?
We are doing everything in our power to make your booking experience as easy as possible. You can pay conveniently and securely online using your card so you don’t have to go into your bank account to arrange to transfer money.
We have arranged special deals with all businesses so you are paying the same price (if not better!) than what you would pay if you went to them directly. You’re not paying anything extra by booking via Bash.
Depending on the occasion you’re booking for and the value of the booking, we’ll gift you with some decorations or a surprise for the guest of honour. Yes, these are for free!
You’ll also get Bash Points for our Loyalty Programme and get nice surprises from us to thank you for booking with us. And no, there are no hidden tricks or costs with this!
We’re working on making your life as easy as possible. Soon we’ll be helping you with the dreaded task of collecting money from those going to the event. You’ll just have to secure the booking and we’ll do the chasing so your party planning experience is as stress free as possible.
The Bash Vision
We want to be with you for all your group events.
Whether you’re planning the best hen party ever, want to surprise your sister with a baby shower, your mum with a nice family gathering, plan a weekend away with your friends for one of the big ones or book some fun with the girls for a catch up, we want to be here for you.
Spring is in the air and there’s a bank holiday on the way. The Easter weekend is the perfect time to catch up with friends while getting out and about to make the most of the milder weather. From vintage tea parties to strolls along the coast, we have your ideal laid back day trip right here! Here are 7 ideas for fun with friends this Easter.
1. Time for tea
Climb aboard the Vintage Tea Tours bus and see the sights of Dublin while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea. On the quirky vintage tea bus, you’ll take a step back in time and experience Dublin in a unique way. Climb on board, snuggle up and allow the team to treat you to a little bit of nostalgia whilst you take in the sights, enjoying their renowned Afternoon Tea delicacies, good conversation and tap along to some fabulous 1950’s jazz. Book your vintage tea tour here.
2. Wheely good fun
The best way to get out and enjoy the spring sunshine is on two wheels. So book a city bike tour or check out the impressive Greenway cycle routes in Mayo, Westmeath or Waterford. You can check out the options here. If you feel like trying something new and a little less strenuous, see Segway Adventures for a range of fun segway tours and activities in Dublin, Galway or Wicklow.
3. Pamper package
A luxurious day spa package is always a lovely treat. Relax with a facial or massage and chat over lunch in the opulent surroundings of one of Ireland’s top spa hotels. For such a small country we’re spoiled for choice! Some of our favourites include the Rainforest Spa in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, the Seafield in Wexford, the Europe in Killarney, ESPA at the G in Galway, the Lyrath in Kilkenny, or Castlemartyr in Cork.
4. Tourist for a day
Have fun seeing a different side of your own country by booking a tour – don’t worry, they’re not all about historical facts and figures if that doesn’t float your boat! Pop on a helmet and become a rowdy warrior with the infamous Viking Splash Tours, or check out a Dublin ghost tour if you’re feeling brave. The Irish Food Trail, Fab Food Trails or the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl are other great options.
5. Ladies of the manor
Dream of stumbling upon Mr D’Arcy as you stroll around the immaculate grounds of a stately home. Ireland is dotted with stunning period properties on sprawling estates, such as Powerscourt in Wicklow, Wells House and Gardens in Wexford, Muckross House in Kerry, Birr Castle in Offaly and Fota House and Gardens in Cork.
6. Culture and coffee
If the forecast is looking a bit grey, head indoors to soak up some culture. Most museums and galleries also house excellent cafés to lunch in after you’ve finished perusing the displays. Hatch and Sons at the Little Museum of Dublin, Ard Bia at Nimmos across from the Galway Museum, and Zest Café at the Limerick City Gallery of Art are top of the list.
7. Take a hike
Pack a picnic (and maybe a hip flask!) and head for the hills. The Bray to Greystones coastal walk is always fab, as is Glendalough, or try one of the many forest parks such as Curraghchase in Limerick. Check out www.irishtrails.ie to plan your route.
Whether you are munching on crackers and cheese whilst sipping the vino, rushing to the latest donut shop to check out their version of red velvet or browsing through Instagram for nibble options for your girls night in, food plays a big part in our lives. For some ladies, they will see themselves as gastro queens and love nothing more than a food centred evening with their friends. Ireland has seriously upped its game in recent years when it comes to cuisine and are ready to embrace everything from seaweed to kale to avocado smash and sweet potato fries. OK so some of these are a little tired at this stage but just saying that these would not have featured on many menus over 5 years ago! We are wholeheartedly embracing the foodie trend. Here are our top ten ideas for gastronomic getaways and foodie fun with friends.
1. Bottomless brunch
Let’s face it, brunch is better when it’s paired with mimosas (or expresso martinis!). A NYC trend that has crossed the Atlantic sees a number of Dublin eateries, such as Cleaver East in Temple Bar, offering delicious food and endless top-ups for just €15 per person. Whether your heading out for a birthday celebration or kick starting a hen party, you will never go wrong with bottomless brunch.
2. Sweet like chocolate
Even if you’re not a chocolate lover (we have heard this is possible) learning the art of chocolate making is fascinating and interesting for all. For those of you who do love chocolate, you’ll get to indulge your sweet tooth while learning the tricks of the chocolatier trade. Clonakilty Chocolate is just one Irish artisan producer that offers private chocolate-tasting parties for groups. Options even include an introduction to chocolate tasting and pairing with drinks!
3. Icing on the cake
OK, so we know donuts have overtaken cupcakes in the trend meter but perfecting your cupcake making craft is always a good idea. Whether it’s for a work bake off or entertaining children it’s always good to flaunt your secret icing skills. Simple and sweet, cupcakes are always a good idea. Learn how to make your own with a cupcake decorating class. Primrose Lane Bakery in the pretty town of Carlingford will teach you all you need to know.
4. Food and fashion
One of the best ways to get to know a city is by hanging out with someone who knows the darkest street secrets. Fab Food Trails cover Dublin and Cork and show you around along with keeping your tastebuds enlightened. Meet the makers and sample the best of what Dublin or Cork has to offer while enjoying a leisurely stroll learning about the culture and history of the city. They also offer a guided shopping tour of Dublin where you’ll take in both emerging and established boutiques and stumble upon some hidden gems, with some nice nibbles along the way. Food and fashion are our two favourite things so it sounds pretty amazing to us.
5. Food fest
Celebrate your special occasion and your love of food all at once at one of Ireland’s renowned food festivals. Some of the most exciting food of 2016 was found at festivals like Body & Soul, The Big Grill, Taste of Dublin , Féile na Mara in Achill Island and at street food market spaces like Bodytonic’s Eatyard in Dublin. They’re popping up everywhere. You’ll find something for all tastes, from barbeques to oysters to veggies. Bring some blankets, chill out on the grass and let’s hope it doesn’t rain!
6. Personal chef
Want to enjoy fine dining without the hassle of heading into a crowded restaurant on a Saturday night? No problem, just arrange for a private chef to call to your home or self-catering accommodation. Sit back and enjoy.
7. To Market, to market
There is no better way to spend a weekend morning than enjoying the sights and smells of the farmer’s market. From Cork’s legendary English Market, to the Milk Market in Limerick, all of Ireland’s cities and plenty of smaller towns are home to thriving food markets. It’s a great activity for a group who are visiting a city or on a weekend away.
8. Cookery class
Have fun while learning impressive new recipes for your next dinner party with a class at one of the country’s top cookery schools. Some even offer luxury accommodation onsite for the perfect foodie getaway. Ballyknocken Cookery School, Cloughjordan House and Inchiquin House are some of our favourites.
9. Pizza party
You had me at pizza. Keep it delicious and trendy with a pizza making party. Get a group together and head to your nearest Milano’s for some fun and games while enjoying some tasty nibbles and learning how to make the perfect pizza. The restaurant will provide a private space with appetisers and drinks.
10. Turning Japanese
Make your own sushi rolls and learn how to source the best fish for your home creations with a sushi workshop at Raw in the Radisson Galway, or Cooks Academy in Dublin. You’ll never settle for bland shop-bought sushi again!