The mother of the bride is a key player in most weddings. But does that mean she should be invited to the hen party?
This is a question that a lot of brides struggle with, and obviously, the answer will be different for everyone. It depends on how well you get on with your mum, and on the old girl's threshold for lewd hen party antics - for example, can you really picture your ma sipping Sex on the Beach through a willy-shaped straw? Or hooting at an oiled-up stripper as he tears off his trousers?
"Oh, my stars! It's almost as big as your father's!"
Clearly, a bachelorette party with mum has the potential to turn awkward very quickly. But let's not write her off yet; after all, if party suppliers bother to stock those 'Mother of the Bride' sashes, surely some people manage to integrate their mothers into their hen parties without incident?
We reckon that the hen party activities are the key. You have to choose your entertainment carefully if you want your bash to stay mum-friendly; steer clear of strippers
and opt instead for activities that you'd actually be happy to share with the woman who birthed you.
Examples of mum-friendly hen night activities:
- Cookery Workshops: Learning to bake is a great nudity-free use of your hen weekend, and there are loads of different classes to choose from, including cupcake workshops, chocolate making classes, and even pizza making sessions.
- Perfume Making Classes: If you're not hungry, why not try creating your own fragrance? You, your mother, and the rest of the girls will love learning all about different scents and how to blend them together!
- Tasteful Nudity: If you simply can't resist inviting a scantily-clad bloke to your hen do, there are ways to do this without offending your mother (or feeling embarrassed when she gets a little too into it). For example, why not try a life drawing class? It's a lot more culturally wholesome than a standard strip-show, and you'll still get to enjoy the sight of a sexy naked man.
Of course, if you're one of those girls who can't imagine a hen do without a stripper and a truckload of willy-shaped accessories, then the answer to your question is pretty obvious: no, don't invite your mum!
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Looking for a hen night activity that takes you outside of your comfort zone? If you and the girls want a unique and brilliant experience that none of you will ever forget, we'd strongly recommend trying one of our burlesque dance classes
Wait - isn't burlesque dancing basically just stripping?
No ma'am. Burlesque is far more sophisticated than the sort of thing you'll see at your local gentlemen's club, and - crucially - it never goes as far as total nudity.
A burlesque hen party isn't about getting naked in front of your friends; it's about trying on different outfits, learning some awesome new moves, and generally having some fun while you master the seductive art of burlesque dancing. And who knows - maybe you'll pick up something to show your fiancé when you get home?
Of course, burlesque dancing does still involve some fairly revealing clothes, and we appreciate that not everyone will be brave enough to unleash their inner Dita Von Teese. If you'd prefer a slightly less cheeky dance workshop for your hen do, try one of these instead:
If you're hiring a stripper for your friend's hen night, you've got an important decision to make. Do you want to treat her to a buff, oiled-up Adonis with abs that could grate bricks? Or do you want to embarrass her?
Either way, we at Enterain-Ment can help...
Our stunning studs will be only too happy to rock up at your hen do and show you what they're made of! You can even ask your buff bloke to wear a costume: how about a fireman's uniform, or a 007-style tux?
If you'd rather make the bride blush with embarrassment than with uncontrolled lust, we have a range of alternative options for you to choose from. You can book a dwarf stripper, a roly-poly stripper, or even a bloke dressed as a gorilla - whatever you have in mind, we'll do our best to provide!