The Alternative Hen Party -
by Amanda Egan, Pampered Hens
Traditionally it is the role of the chief bridesmaid to organise
the brideís hen party but where do you start, what do you
organise? Itís an event for the bride so some consultation
with her may be necessary; you donít want to arrange something
she wonít enjoy. However, many brides today are fed up with
the usual drunken wild nights out and are opting for a more
civilised way to celebrate and are choosing a Bridal Shower.
A Bridal Shower is a more intimate get together with a number
of possible themes such as a garden tea, a kitchenware or
lingerie party but one option proving rather popular is a
Pamper Party. After all, this is the time when the bride has
so much to sort out and is probably feeling a little stressed,
and the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate before the big
day will be a welcomed relief. It is said the origins of the
Bridal Shower are to strengthen the ties between the bride
and her friends, provide her with moral support, and help
her prepare for her marriage Ė so what better way to achieve
this by organising a relaxation day for her Ė an intimate
day she can share quality time with her favourite girlfriends,
and donít we all enjoy a bit of indulgence?
So what does a pamper day involve? Going to a spa may be
one option, however, this can be costly. Another alternative
is to organise some therapists to come to your home or a venue
of your choice to pamper everyone with facials, massages and
scented footbaths. You can create a relaxing atmosphere with
candles, aromatic essential oils and ambient music and enjoy
a wonderfully bonding session gossiping with all the girls.
Ask all the guests to bring a plate of finger food to share
and any other pamper items they might like to bring along
and of course donít forget the bubbly to toast the bride in
her forthcoming marriage.
And who pays for the party? The chief bridesmaid is not obliged
to pay for everyone so if each guest is happy to attend, donít
feel embarrassed to ask the guests to pay their share. However,
as a special treat for the bride you could surprise her with
an extra pampering treatment or beauty gift so she feels really
spoilt, nurtured and leaves looking vibrant and ready for
her big day.
Written by Amanda Egan, Pampered Hens
Pampered Hens specialise in organising pampering hens
parties in the comfort of your own home or chosen venue.
For more information, please go to their website: www.pamperedhens.com.au
For all bookings of 12 or more
with Pampered Hens - the bride goes half price!