Hens Parties: 5 Ingredients For a Successful Recipe
Six months ago, my sister’s partner popped the question. Now, just a few weeks shy of the wedding, we are purchasing the pink bowers, little black dresses and those famed gaudy pink vales in preparation for a hens night not to be forgotten. But the tough part about planning a memorable hens night is making it different and unique enough that it is actually memorable.
On the hunt for resources and guides to throwing the perfect hens party, I found the best place to get insights was from people who have thrown never-to-be-forgotten hens nights in the past. And the best advice I received was from a friend who told me there are five really important elements to every hens night — and once you have those down, you simply need to add a theme to your event that is personal and relevant for your bride-to-be. I’m sure you’re wondering what those five elements are, and how they can actually be applied to each and every hens party, regardless of the hen, her moral beliefs and her level of prude or party. Well, here they are:
One of the most important parts of any memorable gathering is providing an opportunity for people to bond by laughing together. Like anything, how you do this depends on how liberal your bride is. If you’re in a capital city, comedy cruises or cabaret are a great option, and generally also involve interactivity, which your bride is a prime candidate for. Drag shows also offer some great laughs, or perhaps you could take a burlesque class together – learning to be ‘sexy’, strutting down the hallway, roses gripped in your teeth – can often be a barrel of laughs.
Inevitably there is always some element of sex involved in a hens night – whether it’s because your bride has never had it, or because marriage traditionally means the end of it! But including something sexy in your hens night doesn’t have to mean strippers. Pole dancing lessons are a great way to feel sexy, or for something more fun, what about a tour of the local sex shops – introduce your bride to sex toys that will rock her world for years to come!
A hens night is also about encouraging your bride to be a little cheeky – a little naughty and saucy! There are a range of free games online that can get everyone on the right track. Or simply visit an online sex shop and get some dare dice – you’ll have her approaching strangers with naughty dares in no time!
Your bride is about to be sentenced to a long term commitment to one man – but that doesn’t mean there won’t still be eye candy out there to grab her attention. A strip show is a great way to show her what she’s missing, or for something a little less out there, just hit a bar renowned for its hotties and let her sample the local cuisine – with her eyes.
- Girl time
Finally, one of the most important aspects is some good old quality girl time. Whether it’s getting manis and pedis, seeing a chick flick, sharing some champas and strawberries in the lounge room and jumping around to some girly music – this is a must have for any hens.