Hen Weekends

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Hen ideas from Elton provide food for thought

Elton John is famously getting wed today to his long-term partner David Furnish so, ever the traditionalist (?) he celebrated his 'hen' party last night in style at a trendy Soho club. With celebrities falling over each other for an invite, and many of them performing on stage for the happy couple, it was a hen party that few mere mortals would ever get to see.

Yet Elton chose to follow the traditional hen party rules that so many brides-to-be adopt; get dressed up your finest gear, get a load of your friends round, indulge in a few too many shandys and have a bit of a dance and a bit of a giggle.

Eclipse Leisure can organise your very own Elton-style hen party, even down to the cabaret act in the form of Adonis Cabaret. We can even indulge your diva-like impulses and arrange all your transport for you, so you don't even have to suffer the indignity of trying to flag a taxi in your killer heels!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Hen and Stag Nights get 21st Century update

With the first legalised same-sex marriages now taking place, the hen and stag night market has just gained a whole new group of potential-partiers. Coined 'Buck' and 'Beaver' parties, it is the usual holiday-hotspots that are receiving attention from the new breed of stags and hens.

Pampering weekends still feature high on the agenda, as do the more extreme activities such as quad biking and paintballing.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Hen ideas that end badly

Hen nights are often associated with notoriously drunken behaviour and unbelievably bad hangovers - so even though we know it will hurt, why do we always drink too much when out with the girls? It could be the excitement, maybe even nervous tension, and certainly always begins with the bottle (or two) of wine consumed when getting ready (because if you drink it in your own house it is 'civilised' and therefore not included in your actual drinks quota for the night).

Whatever the reasons (excuses) there is no doubt that the following morning (and most of the day) will be ugly. So why not spare yourself (and you liver, stomach, head and limbs) the heart-ache and try one of the other varieties of hen weekends in the UK available - i.e the ones that do not involve drinking until you fall over.

Eclipse Leisure has a massive range of hen and stag nights to stretch your imagination beyond the usual L'plates and handcuffs.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Hen Nights injected with a bit of class

The image of drunken hen parties staggering around the streets knocking back alcopops is changing rapidly as hen nights become altogether more sophisticated affairs. The recent slump in alcopop sales has resulted in a surge in the number of hens slugging back classy cocktails instead.

Cocktails add a sense of occasion to any event, whether a hen weekend in Brighton, or hen weekends in Cambridge, so get glamorous and get going!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Hen Party for King of the Divas

Following the legalisation of same-sex marriages, Sir Elton John and long-term partner David Furnish are due to tie the knot in mid-December. In true Diva-style Sir Elton is planning a lavish Hen Party in preparation for the big day.

Quad biking and lap dancing are probably not going to be on the menu for this unusual celebration with the Grooms to-be preferring a pampering weekend or other indulgent hen ideas.