Not into shocking and over-the-top hen party (or bachelorette party as our friends across the pond say) antics? Looking for something more sedate and low key? Look no further than these top five ideas for celebrating a debauchery-free hen party that’s still fun and memorable.
1. Lingerie it up
It can be all about the lace and satin when you throw an in-home lingerie party for the bride. Let the girls shower the bride-to-be with fancy and frilly intimate wear that will heat up the bedroom and make her feel feminine and sexy around her man. Some lingerie shops sponsor in-store lingerie parties for hen events and other special occasions. A shop-sponsored lingerie party may include food and refreshments, a lesson in lingerie fitting, as well as a professional assessment on best bra size and lingerie styles.
2. Sleeping over
Remember how much fun it was to go over to a girlfriend’s house when you were younger, sleeping bag in tow, for a fun-filled night of activities? Recreate those carefree days with a nostalgic slumber party with the girls. You can bake a gooey chocolate cake, offer party snacks, and rent some favourite chick-flicks of yesteryear. Remind the girls to sport their cutest pajamas!
3. Spa day
Spoil the bride rotten and organise a luxurious spa day for her and the girls. A mud wrap and body skin polish are just what a busy, stressed bride needs to unwind and take her mind off wedding day preparations and jitters. This is the perfect option for a bride who is not a partier. Many spas offer special hen party deals and packages for groups of six or more.
4. Sex toy fun
Want to satisfy your curiosity and learn more about sex toys? You’re not alone. Plenty of women are curious about the instruments of kink and pleasure but are too shy to ask. Make the hen party educational and organise a sex toy party for the bride. Several sex shop companies will come to your home and showcase what they have to offer for sex and recreational activities.
5. Lessons in burlesque
As Marilyn Manson’s ex Dita Von Teese has shown, burlesque is a fine art. This brand of striptease emphasizes the ‘tease’ more than the ‘strip’, and can involve playful fancy dress accessories such as wigs and whips. Some companies near you may offer in-home burlesque dancing lessons – a fun activity in keeping with the traditional hen party.