Over the ages Hen Parties have evolved dramatically. It just not about going down to your local boozer anymore. The new age hens are peckish for adventure and excitement like no other.

Fortunately, organising great hen weekends is not a difficult task now. All you need to do is get hold of an experienced party planner. Let them know your specifications and wait for the fun and games to start.

There are endless options for the hens to get their feathers ruffled. Read on to know how your hen do can become the talk of town, for all the right reason.

Get Pampered

Someone wise once said “A great weekend starts with a positive attitude and a good massage”. The weekend they probably meant was your hen do. Nothing compares to getting together with the girls and being pampered like there’s no tomorrow.

Get back your radiant look before the big day. Spend some time relaxing in the sauna or the jacuzzi while professional beauty therapists work their magic on you.

If the bride is up for it, get her a makeover. Let the makeup artists transform her while you sip on some champagne and catch up with the girls.

Get your Spirits Up

What’s a hen do without some wine or champagne. Get together for a fancy wine tasting tour. A trip down the cellar with a classic Pinot Noir or a Merlot will surely get the BFF in her groove.

If you’re in the mood for something different, why not try whiskey tasting. Sample some aged beauties and know the difference between their woody bouquets. Once you’ve tasted enough you can put your nose to work and taste blindfolded. Something that will definitely get the giggles on.

Follow up the great wine or spirits with some scrumptious food. Wine tasting sessions are often paired with cheese. The girls will thoroughly enjoy learning about wine and food pairing. If spicy is how you like it, try a Tapas meal. These bite sized morsels of goodness will get the girls drooling for more.

For the Love of Entertainment

Girls just wanna have some fun. Right? Up the fun quotient at you hen do with some out of the box ideas. Try belly dancing. Get the gang together for some sensual moves. Learn from a professional dancer and then put the moves to test in your grand performance.

If dancing is not your thing, try karaoke. Down a couple of drinks and the floor is yours. Sing your favourite songs with the girlies and you will be talking about this for a long time to come.

Naughty as you like it

Make your hen do extra special with a dose of naughty. It’s the time to live up your fantasy. Fancy a cheeky butler? His sole aim will be to please you. Order him around and see him work the girls up.

It will be double delight if you get on a party bus with a male stripper. The lad will work up the hens gradually, when the drinks have made them comfortable the real show will begin. The bride will be the centre of attraction and you will get all the fun in return.


A stellar hen weekend is just the thing the girls need before the big day. With options aplenty you will be confused about what to do. Don’t let this bog you down. The bottomline should be extra fun and plenty of memories to share. So get working on that awesome hen weekend and give your bestie the send off she deserves.

The term “bachelor” was first used to describe an unmarried man in The Canterbury Tales back in the 14th Century.

In a lot of cases today, Stag Dos or bachelor parties are even more important than the marriage itself. The tradition of celebrating the last night of singledom has gained even more traction with the surfacing of event companies dedicated to the cause.

While the popularity of these bachelor or stag parties is immense in english-speaking countries, other cultures are not far behind. Read on to find out how different cultures celebrate the last fling before the ring:

The Spartans

Ancient Spartans are often credited with starting the tradition of celebrating the last night of bachelorhood. Since as early as the 5th Century, Spartan soldiers would celebrate the groom’s last night as a single man by holding a dinner party in their friend’s honour.

The parties would include a generous spread of their most loved meals, along with a series of toasts made in the honour of the groom.

The Germans

In the German language, a bachelor party is called Junggesellenabschied, which literally translates to “farewell to bachelorhood”. Staying true to the German spirit, the event involved binge drinking of beers, along with mild humiliation and funny costuming of the groom.

In addition to that, the Germans have another pre-wedding tradition that involves both the bride and the groom. Usually held the night before the wedding, Polterabend involves breaking of porcelain earthenware to bring luck to the couple’s married life.

The Fins

The Finnish people have their own way of celebrating the end of bachelorhood which involves some heavy drinking (of course!) and doing something extraordinary. In most cases, the extraordinary tasks are decided by the friends of the groom and are extremely foolish. These dares usually make up for some pretty embarrassing stories that are later shared with the rest of the family.

The British

British call the celebration a stag party, and it is an enormously popular tradition in the British culture. The party is usually organised by the best man of the groom. Since it is such a big deal in their culture, the stag party business in the country is on experiencing an all-time high in terms of demand. Involving pub crawls, strippers, all-night parties, the British take the celebration of singledom very seriously.

In fact, it is common for “stag groups” to fly to foreign destinations for the celebration, where they can let go of all kind of inhibitions and do things that the bride-to-be may not find so pleasant.


Almost everyone knows about the popularity of bachelor parties in the US. After the huge success of Hollywood film series The Hangover, we all have a pretty good idea of what goes down in an American bachelor party.

For those of you that don’t, American bachelor parties are very similar to the British stag dos. Made famous by the Hollywood film series mentioned earlier, the sin city of Las Vegas is by far, the most popular choice for bachelor groups. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.


In every culture, there are certain wedding traditions that simply cannot be ignored. While stag or bachelor parties were always a part of this list, Hollywood movies have fortified their importance further.


A man’s bachelor party is the climax of his unmarried state. It’s an opportunity for him to have great amusement with brothers and comrades as they burn the midnight oil. Indeed, what happens in Vegas really stays in Vegas.

The Hangover film, which is the epitome of most bachelor and bachelorette parties – booze, strippers, lap dancers, drugs, etc., vividly depict how it goes in the American setting. Below are some revealing statistics about such ostentatious parties:

  • 25% of men and 20% of women who were invited in Vegas celebrations admitted that in some capacity, the bride or groom-to-be was involved in a particular sexual activity (Source: PopSugar)
  • 1 in 3 grooms-to-be does something that is considered to be an act of cheating at their bachelor parties (Source: Men’s Health)
  • For every Vegas visitor, there’s a 35% chance that that person will be attending a bachelor(ette) party (Source: Statistic Brain)

Well, what’s the drawback of lavish parties for the groom-to-be?

First, it’s temptation. You’re likely to cheat when you have wide access to sexual invitations. Another major drawback is that it’s expensive. It seems customary for grooms-to-be to spend thousands of bucks for that single night.

If you’re someone who values faithfulness, and puts a premium on sound financial decisions, below are bachelor party ideas for you, with less (almost none) guilt factor.

#1: The Classic Sports and Video Game Night

When’s the last time that you and your brothers played hoops, or perhaps baseball? Invite the gang to tie their shoelaces once more to rekindle that good, old feeling of camaraderie and bond. After sweating and having fun, you can answer for the chicken wings delivery from Buffalo Joe’s and energy sports drinks, right?

Estimated cost: $90-$95 for chicken wings package that can serve 24 people, $8.00 to refuel 12 players

After playing, you can even bring that NBA, NFL, or MLB love to your home or local arcade rooms by video gaming (e.g., PS4, Xbox, etc.) What a combination!

Estimated cost, $0 (if you own one at home), $5-$10 per hour for an arcade room. More if you want to drink alcohol during the event, at which case we strongly recommend you try this app out for keeping your hangover under control.

 #2: The Roast-Advice Circle

Now this is a bachelor party activity that won’t cost a dime, except for the laughter and ridicule you’ll surely get from your guests.

Your buddies just need to form a circle (on chairs or sitting on the floor), with you on the center. Now each one of them will share their funniest or most embarrassing memory of you. (e.g., when you soiled your pants on 5th grade, or when the neighbor’s dog bit your bottom and left a nasty blemish).

The light atmosphere will then be a bit serious when each of your friends relay their genuine life advices for you as you embark on the married life. Be sure to wipe away those manly tears, if any!

Estimated cost: Your image

#3: Bear Toast and Barbecue Grill in the Backyard

If you’re an avid fan of The Fast and The Furious series, you know what I’m talking about. The La Familia concept will surely be felt by everyone while toasting those beer bottles on top of table filled with grilled meats and vegetables, wishing for your marriage’s success.

Have guests bring a particular drink or side dish to the table to have a wide variety of munchers. Make sure that your good, old backyard grilling set is in good operating condition too.

Estimated cost: $37.50-$40 for 24 medium-sized beer bottles, $2.8-$3 for every 0.5 kg of ground beef, $4 for every 0.5 kg of boneless pork

#4: Rent a Beach House with Your Squad

Okay. For this one, it may not be ideal for you to answer the whole expense, so encourage everyone to save as early and chip in.

Nothing can be more reinvigorating than waking up on a lovely, sunny beach day with ample food, drinks, and games you packed with your friends ahead of the trip. It’s a time to get that much-needed sun graze and nature love, before you exchange vows with your soon-to-be wife.

In Destin, Florida, there’s an estimated 1,688 properties around, so if you’re resilient enough in finding the best deal, you can bargain and shove down the rental fee.

Estimated cost: Not so cheap but totally worth it

#5:  Wherever the Road Takes You

In terms of surprise factor, kidnapping the groom-to-be for an unprecedented road trip is one of the best. The less prepared you are, the more fun and thrill it brings. Your best buddies just have to be bright enough to plot this surprise.

Since majority of your party will be inside of one of your friend’s vehicle, don’t forget to bring passports and identification cards, just in case you invade the Canadian or Mexican border. Stack up on light beers, pizzas, and other on-the-go food too.

You can visit places you guys have never been as a squad, like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, or Lake Tahoe in the Californian Border. You can also visit your college or high school town to reminisce such great mementos.

Make sure that your music player is packed by your squad’s favorite and memorable songs, while taking pictures every now and then.

Estimated cost: Probably free (if it’s a surprise), or not

#6: The Classic Bachelor Breakfast

You’ll likely to be frowned upon by your friends if you take them to Susan’s or Matt’s Big Breakfast, not because the pancake isn’t great, but because it’s just odd to have a bachelor party on a Friday morning!

But actually, there’s a lot of upside to this setting:

  • You and your friends have greater energy reserves in the morning for more meaningful conversations.
  • You get to enjoy each other’s presence in a welcoming restaurant ambiance.
  • Not everyone has the guts to say ‘no’ to apple pies in the morning.

Also, it’s a great sign of fine aging on your side – no booze, no sexual vices – just good conversations and breakfast with your crew.

Estimated cost: $100-$150 for 10-15 breakfast invitees.

See? You don’t necessarily have to give in to temptations just to have fun! What you just need are the presence, love, and support from genuine friends who stayed with you through the good and bad. Just don’t forget to ask their gifts before they leave.

Happy marriage!