A hen night is held to celebrate a young woman’s last moments as a single girl before she enters a new journey in her life as a married woman. Although these types of events are often associated with hot pants, funny hen night t shirts, wild drinking binges, visions of scantily dressed men and last minute adventures before a calmer existence claims the bride-to-be, it is not impossible to host a fun night without travelling down such a riotous path.

Traditionally, the maid or matron of honour accepts the task of planning the all-out shindig for the bride-to-be, the remaining members of the bridal party and an assortment of friends look to celebrate the future wife’s dwindling single status. With a little research and creativity, a fun-filled night without a focus on liquor can be planned, while still not being perceived by some as boring or a let-down.

Consider booking a private event at a popular game zone facility. These types of locations have grown in popularity for adult nights out, offering many specials such as dinner and gaming credits for business and leisure purposes. Game zone facilities have more than just video games these days, featuring bowling alleys, dance halls and banquet areas. The bridal party and company can relax and let loose in a single area that appeals to a variety of tastes, thus eliminating the need to bar hop.

The hen party can take place at any time of the day and even be planned as an all day event. The bride-to-be will undoubtedly be under stress as the wedding day approaches and her mind begins to swim with seating charts, final payments to vendors and the ever-present reminder that she is about to become a married woman. Seeing as how she would probably enjoy a moment or two to relax, book a spa day at a local venue.

You could even host a relaxation event in a private residence. Arrange for travelling masseuses and beauty technicians to visit the selected home and accent the relaxation with tasty hors d’oeuvres, chilled champagne and good company. You can also book several beauty treatments for you and your bridesmaids. Simple cosmetic procedures such as botox injections, wrinkles removal, laser skin treatments, facial and unwanted hair removal could all be considered, and can make you picture perfect on your special day.

A spa day can merely begin the pending hen night and remain exclusive to the bridal party, saving the evening for the remainder of the bride-to-be s friends and other family members. However, if you would rather spend a whole weekend of relaxing and being pampered, then there are many resorts which specialise in hen spa breaks, and if you choose to, can enjoy the nightlife or take part in other activities too as part of a package.