June 6, 2006. Written by Paula Jones
Loving the L‐plates or seeking a little sophistication? Follow our guide to hen and stag party success
Forget all that ball‐and‐chain, ‘last days of freedom’ stuff. Today’s stag and hen parties are all about originality and style. L‐plates and silly wigs might be good fun, but it’s not for everyone, and the choice of alternatives is endless. You might decide to soak up a little culture with a city break, try your hand at bungee jumping or white‐water rafting, or be pampered in a luxury spa. Or, if you’re the kind of girl who can think of nothing better than a day’s shopping followed by a few cocktails in a swanky boutique hotel, there lies your ideal hen celebration.
And, of course, there are no rules to say you have to celebrate without your other half – many couples nowadays choose to party together, combining the hens with the stags.
Whatever you decide, our complete hen and stag guide has a huge choice of ideas, inspirational stories, and organisational tips to help you celebrate in style.