Plenty of Ideas for your perfect bespoke Hen Parties
Are your party shoes coming out? A night out with your friends? Or are you wanting a little something different for your hen night?
For an institution as ancient and traditional as marriage, it is perhaps surprising that the associated “hen party” has really only been around for the last 50 years or so. Men had been having stag nights since at least the 5th century when members of the military would throw feasts for soon-to-be-wed soldiers. But it wasn’t until the 60s and that period of great social change and gender equality that women, quite rightly, began to form their own versions of the tradition. Since then of course, the range of activities, events, parties and functions which can make up a hen party has ballooned. Most, perhaps inevitably, revolve around eating and drinking, but it’s the other elements which can make a hen party truly memorable. Think back to memorable hen parties you’ve been on and I guarantee it was the people and not the activities which stick in your mind the most.
What is a bridal shower / Hen Night Party?
The Bridal Shower was originally an American tradition but is now being adopted by other countries. It is a special party where family and friends "shower" the Bride and Groom with gifts of things they will need in their future lives together. Very often this will be organised by relatives or close friends of the couple. It can also form part of a traditional Wedding List or Registry service.
Say “I do" to The Pampered Chef® Bridal Shower!
An exciting alternative or an addition to the traditional Hen Night and a way to involve family and friends who live far away
OPTION 1: À la Carte!
Firstly, the Bride-to-be, or a relative or close friend, will liaise with me and I will help arrange a Shower Party in the couple's home, or that of a relative or friend. I will help the Bride and Groom select from over 200 quality Pampered Chef kitchen tools, cookware, stoneware and tableware products that they would like to receive as a wedding gift. I will also help plan the menu and activities. Guests don't need to bring gifts as the couple will be hoping to fill their first kitchen drawers and cabinets with their pre-chosen items. During the Bridal Shower I will demonstrate some delicious recipes whilst the guests will learn tips and tricks that will make cooking fun whilst demonstrating some of the fabulous quality Pampered Chef products. You can choose an interactive but at the same time really relaxing and fun Cupcake Decorating Shower where you and your friends can sip a cocktail or perhaps a glass of bubbly whilst creating some cupcake magic which of course they get to eat too! The Bride to be will receive a special Pampered Chef bridal apron which your friends can sign as a memento of the occasion. (Only available as part of Option 1.)
In addition to the Bride and Groom receiving the Pampered Chef products of their choice from the invited guests they can also earn additional free, half price and discounted products depending on the amount spent at the Shower. Also the Bride and Groom will receive a 10% discount for one full year. There is no charge for this service the Host just pays for the ingredients of the chosen recipe/s to be demonstrated. The Bride and Groom can also invite family and friends from around the country to participate by viewing their Pampered Chef Wedding Wish List which will be available for them to select and order via the Consultant's Pampered Chef website.
OPTION 2: Just Desserts!
If you like the idea of a Bridal Shower Cooking Show as above, including the Cupcakes and Cocktails theme, but the idea of friends purchasing products for you is still a little alien to you, or you have a separate wedding registry/list already arranged, then let's have a regular Cooking Show but with a few extra fun activities and frilly bits along the way! Either option you can be sure I will help you cook up some memories to last a lifetime. Find contact details here
Have you got the Hen Factor?
Appleyard Studios have a unique way of helping you celebrate your stag and hen parties. They have professional studios and record some of your favourite songs in the process. They are able to cater for up to 16 people at one time. If transport is an issue they arrange transport to and from their studio. With bubbly on arrival, it will certainly make your Hen and Stag experience one you won’t forget.
You get to choose the songs in advance from a huge back catalogue of professional tracks. They supply lyrics so you don’t need to learn them. You will be given time to rehearse through the songs and help you get the most from you session by advising on technique and vocal exercises to get the best from your voice. You can record either as a whole group (Band aid style) or as solo artist’s.
Sample list of songs chosen before;
For the girls....
Girls just want to have fun – Cyndi Laupar
I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
Dancing Queen - ABBA
So What – Pink
5678 - Steps
And for the boys….
Anything by Take That!!
Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf
Born to Be wild – Steppenwolf
Night Fever – Bee Gees
YMCA – Village People
Everyone will get a CD of the finished recording once Appleyard Studios engineer has mastered it. If you want that extra special keepsake there is also a DVD package to capture the experience for you to view at a later date.
So if you are looking for a different activity to do on you Stag and Hen weekend, then why not join Appleyard Studio for an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
Want to COOK something up that is a little different for you hen party?
Why not have a bespoke tailor made hen cupcake making class as part of your festivities. Pretty Witty Cakes Ltd can organise and run a bespoke cupcake class that is designed to fit in with your other hen activities. They can hold the class in their kitchen in Kent / East Sussex or travel to your destination. For further details see or email or call Suzi on 07976 32 72 78
Hen Night Pamper Package
Whether you are having a whole weekend or one night of celebrations its always nice to be pampered. I will visit you at your hotel or home before you get ready to go out or on the morning after! Mini treatments include: Back Massage, aromatherapy foot soak, foot massage, Indian head massage. *Free Gift* A bottle of specially belnded organic massage oil for each girlie to take away with them.
All mini treatments (15-20 mins). Prices based on £10 per treatment incl travel within East Sussex, all equipment, towels and oils.
Come and get more Hen Party ideas from the Hen Party Category in the WithBellsOn Wedding Directory