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What is a Hen Party - Complete Guide

Make sure you know everything there is to know about hen party celebrations and where they come from before you plan your big day.

To help you make your decision on what type of celebration you want to plan and where you want to have it we have but together this blog. With our extensive research and experience being party planners we have gathered all of the information you need to make your celebration that extra bit special and memorable. After you have read the information below you will probably feel a lot more confident and knowledgeable to start planning your celebration.

Why is a Hen Party Called a Hen Party?

Of course the word hen is another word for a female chicken, but that isn’t actually where the choice of that word came from. Originally if you go back to Middle English the word hen was used to refer to the female of any bird or other animal species! So the word hen was chosen to specify that the party was exclusively for females and anyone attending the party are referred to as hens!

How did Hen Parties start?

Its only recently that these parties became a tradition.  Starting as a pre-wedding celebration back in the 1960s /1970s. A bachelor / stag pre-wedding celebration was already a tradition so then when more and more women wanted to match the partying this is where the explosion came to the UK.

Whose allowed to go on a Hen Do?

Anyone can go on the hen party celebration! The tradition started where only females went but recently anyone who is friends or family with the bride to be can join in on the celebration no matter what the gender.

Below we have put together the 3 options of what to do on a hen party.

What is a Hen Weekend?

A hen weekend usually involves an overnight stay along with a couple of activities or ideas to add into each day of the weekend. This is the most common choice for a celebration at the moment as you can then do a day activity and an evening activity with an overnight stay.

What is a Hen Night?

A hen night is where you just party for a one night!  This is usually cheaper than a full weekend but still just as popular and great if you have a few groups and want to do celebrations separately with them all.

What is a Hen Party at Home?

Enjoy the celebrations at home with your friends. No need to spend loads of money in bars or on hotels.  See our full article about hen party ideas at home here.

Need some Help?

We organise 100s of hen party dance classes all around the UK and have done for many years. Liverpool dance classes and Newcastle hen parties are very popular.

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