The trend of hen parties that began in cosmopolitan cities like IOM , were amply supported by the presence of many lounge bars and pubs that were safe venues to host such pre-wedding events with professional bouncers and a discreet management ensuring privacy and fun, along with anonymity for the guests.
However, in the early part of the decade, bachelorette parties in IOM were largely private affairs and rarely publicized until local news outlets did a feature on Hen parties being equivalent to stag bashes. The national newspaper focused on the growing trend of more women in favor of hen parties styled on the pattern of bachelor parties, including the stripper show and the reports published in 2005, took India – and the rest of the world – by storm.
This series of reports mainly centered around skimpily clad PYTs (pretty, young, things) dancing away in their bare minimum and highlighted the presence of male strippers who just stopped short of doing a Full Monty, free-flowing booze to reveal the craze that had caught up with the middle and upper-classes that threatened the wildness quotient of the men’s bastion i.e. Bachelor Parties!!
It also quoted event organizer, in IOM , plagued and pleased in turn, by the fact that women planning pre-wedding Hen parties were requesting pole dancers and male strippers as declaring, “Hen parties are not limited to the elite class.” He added, “An increasing number of girls belonging to the middle class have approached me to organise hen parties. In fact, these girls have had some of the wildest hen parties arranged.”
Petite Bengali beauty and Bollywood actor, Riya Sen has also organised one such hen party for a best friend and says, “I think it’s great fun and I don’t see any harm in going really wild. That’s part of the whole idea – letting yourself go.”
Pretty model Pia Trivedi has a similar take: “The concept of hen parties is really catching up in the city. People have become as comfortable with them as they are with sangeet ceremonies.”
Finally, there’s Mohabattein actress, Kim Sharma, who is quick to emphasize that though she has nothing against the concept of Bachelorette parties, she does feel that “Letting your hair down is great, but freaking out doesn’t mean there’s a sleaze show on. Not that I have anything against them, but I think it’s important that people don’t go overboard with it…”
We found during a random poll for this feature that this is a point echoed by many Indian bridesmaids and brides-to-be regarding the growing interest about hen parties in India..
Stag Party Packages - Let the Good Times Roll
One of the most exciting moments for women is the moment to where they will be bonded by the man of their dreams in the holy matrimony. The most awaited stage to where you have to bid adieu to your single status. The wedding which is the dream of every women. To walk in the aisle with the man that they love and treasure. And his long wanted dreams will be fulfilled by marrying the woman he loves. But, there is a hidden agenda behind this - the Bachelor Party.
The only event to where the character in focus is the groom. The only part of the wedding to where celebrates the last freedom of the groom. The only party that is intended for him. Spoiling him of the pleasures that a free man desires. Most likely planned by the best man allied with the ushers. The fist thing that the best man should to is to figure out what the groom would like to have and happen for his last night of freedom and provide him every wishes he had to honor the moment of his last night as a bachelor.
The common scenery when we speak about a bachelor party is the enticing glamour of a half naked woman, dancing on their laps, or even sometimes be placed inside a huge cake figure as a surprise. But, it is not necessary to provide such if it is not really what you intended to happen. This is just an option and a traditional signature of a bachelor party. But if this is what he would like to happen, then, give him the pleasure, after all the party is for him.
You can also go bar hopping, or gaming depending on what the groom desires. You can buy drinks and food as well as play the games if you still can. You can do a lot of things with him. You can even play sport games that would help the groom release the energy that nerved him. But, remember to have some fun, the groom is not just the only one who has the right to enjoy the party. If you are not happy with what you are doing, then you are driving the groom distressing.
A guest list is also an important material to plan. And as for throwing a bachelor party, this is the part where the best man and his ushers have trouble finding out. You should know who must be included and invited to the party. It includes, of course, of the father of the bride and the relatives of the groom. Do not forget to include the ushers in the guest list. If you have trouble figuring out who must be written in your list, you can ask for the coordination of the bride. You can talk and ask her regarding it. But in doing so, consider telling him what you are planning to do to her groom. Whatever it is, do not include the groom, do not ruin your friends' future life. But this is not only it, among the most difficult or hard part in throwing the party is who will be paying out the bill of the night. If you get lucky and you have with you the brides' father and will offer to pay everything. But in case that you are unlucky enough, you can divide the bill among the number of people who went with you excluding the groom. And also, have a good time and make some fun. Be the best man you can be for your friend.