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What did You do on your hen night

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UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 12 May 2013 19:18

Or did you not have one ?

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 12 May 2013 19:21

Didn't have one but in the 50s money was scarce getting married cost enough. ;-)

Wend

Wend Report 12 May 2013 19:27

Went to Il Parmigiano for dinner in Kemp Town with 12 girlfriends, then onto Kings Club and then I ended the evening being rather poorly over the railings on the sea-front by Brighton Pier. Can't remember any more :-D

GinN

GinN Report 12 May 2013 19:27

Mine was going to be a meal with my pals at an Indian restaurant in Sunderland in 1979, but was cancelled because of heavy snow - not safe to drive.
Today's Hen nights, and Stag do's can be really OTT. It must be a nightmare for some venues, both home and abroad.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 May 2013 19:32

they weren't around in 1959

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 12 May 2013 19:33

i never had one :-( :-(

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 12 May 2013 19:37

went into town with a bunch of friends, and got wasted lol,


im feeling the effects of this weekends hen party weekend in blackpool mind lol

Kay????

Kay???? Report 12 May 2013 19:39


yes went to a Northern Soul all nighter at Station Road in Wigan,,,,stone cold sober as they didnt sell booze! but could buy soft drinks or a glass of milk...... :-D

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 12 May 2013 20:08

My first was sat in the police station
My second was at home making my flowers with friends
My third was in Brighton doing what hens should do.....having fun sadly one of my customers was also having her hen night in the same place so I bowed out for her.

Wend

Wend Report 12 May 2013 20:40

Good old Uzzi - but you got your best man third time around didn't you and that's all that matters :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 12 May 2013 20:42

Am still waiting for mine, Uzzi :-D I hear St Lucia is a nice place for a hen party :-D

Wend

Wend Report 12 May 2013 20:44

Yes please, BC, I'll come :-D :-D :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 12 May 2013 20:46

Your'e on Wend....now all I have to do is find a fella :-D

Elizabeth2469049

Elizabeth2469049 Report 12 May 2013 21:05

I don't think they'd been invented in 1961!

(Hen nights, not fellas)

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 12 May 2013 21:05

I did Wend and BC I will be there for yours also ..

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 12 May 2013 21:11

Didn't have one, that was back in 1960.

Emma :-)

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 12 May 2013 22:33

Didn't they used to be called a "show of presents"? Happened over two evenings, the first for Grannies and Aunties and the second for pals and workmates. Tea and sandwiches followed a small sherry. On the second night the bride to be was dressed up and taken around the local streets armed with a chamber pot to collect donations in exchange for kisses from the local guys - unless, of course, you lived in a posh area! Ah, for the good old days when "hen nights" didn't cost an arm and a leg......... and a hangover!!!!

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 12 May 2013 23:18


I was talking to my own kids just the other day about the "show of presents".
My 22yrs old is still laughing, and thinks the concept is hilarious.
I only told them about the 2 nights and all the gifts being laid out.
I never even mentioned the chamber pot, or... the banging of old pots and pans.


Sharron

Sharron Report 12 May 2013 23:28

I'm an old maid.

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 13 May 2013 07:33

I remember it well.......

I went out for a meal with three girlfriends.

Was a bit weird, because they didn't know I was getting married. They thought it was a get-together before I went overseas.

After dinner we went to a casino, we all won a little bit (whoopee!).

On the walk back to the car a loony jumped out of a doorway and flashed us :-P. Two of the girls walked to the other side of the road, the other one and I laughed at him.

We had a stripper and didn't have to pay him :-D

;-)