The term “Hen party” evolved with the sexual revolution in the 1960′s and the idea of gender equality. The idea of the bachelor party or “Stag night” as it is more commonly referred to in the UK goes back centuries and historically was a party the bridegroom gave for his friends prior to his wedding.
Although the idea of honoring the bride is centuries old the modern idea of the bachelourette party as it is known in the US and Canada was originally modelled on a female version of a stag night with raucous drinking and male strippers.
Although there are some who still adhere to this model, by many it is now seen as outdated, with no need to emulate the traditional male idea of the ‘last night of freedom’.
There are many options for the modern bride who often chooses to organise her own hen night or quite often hen weekend.
With today’s hectic lifestyle and with friends and family spread across the country and even worldwide, brides often take the opportunity of their hen night to gather friends and family for a weekend of fun and frolics.
Often the group are from different areas of the brides life and a regular dinner and drinks can seem a bit stilted while people get to know each other.
A hen night murder mystery dinner is an excellent ice breaker. Whether you would like us to come to your own venue be it your house, a hotel or a rented cottage or you would like us to organise the whole party, with whatever accommodation, spa treatments and food and wine is needed, Big Monty endeavours to make your hen night unique and designed around your needs.
Our hen nights our personalised to the bride to be and we ask for information about the groom and wedding details. Each hen is given a character allocated by the organiser and there are a variety of characters to choose from, old and young alike so this event would suit young brides, older brides and those wishing to ask their mums, aunties or even grandmas along!
The hen is the star of the show which is run by one of Big Monty Productions professional actors. If the event is being organised by a bridesmaid and they wish to keep the whole think a secret from the bride this is not a problem.
We have run successful hen night events all over the country and have links with many suitable venues where we get preferential rates.
For groups of 9 hens upwards a murder mystery hen night is guaranteed to be talked about for years to come and is a perfect way to begin the wedding celebrations.