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Hen Night Hell or Bachelorette Bliss? Julie finds the answer

By admin on March 2nd, 2007 0 comments yet. Be the First

JuliehjDo you have a fear of L-plates, stretch limos and all things hen hell? You’re not the only one says reader Julie Huxley-Jones, but what is a girl to do?

My wedding is going to be perfect. I know this is the typical statement from the bride-to-be, but in my case I’m pretty certain it will be.  Why? Because we always knew what we wanted. In fact the whole of the wedding, in July, is organised. Apart from the hen do…

Hen party.  These words scare me.  It’s not that I don’t want a one, I really do, but I have little idea about what I like. In fact all I appear to have come up with is a long list of hen don’ts. I live in Manchester city centre and every weekend I see hoards of L-plated, devil-horned women out on the razz. I really don’t want this.  Am I weird?  I doubt it, but t-shirts with “Juji’s hen do”, cowboy hats and fondant filled chocolate willies just makes me cringe.  I also hate limousines… and strippers are my absolute hen don’t!

But what is a girl to do?  Well firstly I got a great bunch of friends to come up with ideas. Some were fabulous, but many were vetoed. For example, spa days are great and I’m all for a bit of pampering, but is it typical to ask friends to shell out £200 for a day away?  The same goes for weekends away. I went to one recently and although we had a great time, did I really spend so much on eating out and a nice room? 

There were activity days and I was really swayed by the paintball… apart from the fact that the last time I went my bruises didn’t heal for over a month.  Not good for a strapless wedding dress, particularly with my ability to get shot all the time. In fact skiing, go-karting, windsurfing and pole-dancing also fell into the almost certain obvious bruising / leg-breaking category.

I wanted something reasonable, fun, different and not bruisable!

So for my hen do we will be spending a day doing something no girl could refuse.  We will be making, playing with and most importantly eating CHOCOLATE for a whole day! 

And although I am sure my friends will do something on my hen don’t list, in fact they could even make me fondant filled chocolate willies, I won’t care!  So now I wait, go on a pre-emptive diet and hope I don’t eat too much on the day!

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