Gone are the days when strippers, tequila shots and fluffy handcuffs were the sign of a good hen’s party. While an endless night of booze with your girlfriends may seem like the only option available, there are a myriad of ways in which to celebrate your last days of singledom that won’t leave you with a regretful hangover. Here are Ascot House’s five top picks to help you party in style.


Destination Hen’s:

With wedding planning and the honeymoon taking up so much time, this could be your last chance to get away with your best friends for a while. This is the perfect option for brides who are adventure-seeking and love a little weekend get-away. Whether it’s sand between your toes or fresh country air you crave, rest assured a destination hen’s party will have your gal pals talking for years to come.



Who doesn’t love a bit of self-indulgence every so often? And nothing spells out bonding time quite like a pamper session complete with saunas, foot massages, pedicures and facials. This hen’s night might be just what you and your friends need to relax and rid yourselves of any wedding stresses.


High Tea:

Forget crazy wild parties and instead embrace stylish, time-honoured traditions. Nothing says class quite like munching on dainty finger sandwiches while sipping champagne poured by a waiter wearing a waistcoat. With everything from High Coffee to chocolate buffets, this hen’s will make every group of girls feel a little bit fancy.


Scavenger Hunt:

If the idea of racing around the city completing crazy tasks Amazing Race-style gets your blood pumping, then this is the hen’s night for you. Break up your gang into teams and watch as they sing loudly on street corners, declare their love to strangers and by awkward objects (bananas?) from 7/11. You gotta be in it to win it.

Winery tour:

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the difference between a Chardonnay or a Sav Blanc, this is one hen’s party that will leave you a little more cultured. With fresh country air, sprawling picturesque vineyards and multiple glasses of wine, this is bound to be a winner with everyone.

hen's party wine tasting