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Hen nights with a difference
There was a time when the wedding was the one and only focus of a bride’s attention... these days the hen party can get almost equal billing.
Celebrities, as always, lead the way in extravagance. The Saturday’s Rochelle Wiseman treated her gal pals to a pampering session at Champneys earlier this year before heading out into London’s West End for a traditional hen night of partying.
But Lily Allen upped the stakes with a gourmet meal and cookery lessons for her mates from none other than Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy. Kate Moss opted for a gypsy-themed weekend on the Isle of Wight last year, with her friends being ferried about in a Pink Hummer and bottles of booze flown in by helicopter.
The queen of bling Coleen Rooney thought nothing of flying her mates across the Atlantic for a hen party in Miami, while Kym Marsh favoured a weekend in Marbella. And earlier this year Martine McCutcheon opted for a girly weekend in Paris for her hen do.
But it’s not just the celebs who are putting on the style for their last fling as bachelor girls. Many brides today want to push out the boat for a night or even a weekend or a week of partying.
Here’s a couple of novel ideas to try: Party Pappers can make you feel like a true celeb with their unique hen night treat. These cheeky chaps – professional photographers with stand-up comedy banter – will give you and your girlfriends the party paparazzi treatment on your big night out. You’ll also get your picture on your very own Gotcha! Magazine cover as a memento. Party Pappers have teamed up with film star make-up and hair styling professionals, The Powderpuff Girls, to offer a hen party combo made in celeb heaven. These beauty professionals will travel to your chosen venue, immaculately turned out in adorable 1950s style pink uniforms, ready to primp and preen. Your group will be buffed and pampered with beauty treatments and retro hair styling, to make you look your film premiere best. Then it’s out on the town with the Party Pappers capturing some glamorous shots as they follow your party to your hen night venue. Afterwards you’ll get a record of the night with quality shots on your own private microsite, a high-res DVD, plus – unique to Party Pappers – a customised ‘Gotcha!’ magazine cover. The package can be customised for each bride but those quick off the mark can enjoy an exclusive 10 per cent discount on the Papped ‘n’ Pampered deal, reducing their £750 starting package for 10 people to £675, or £67.50 per head. For more information visit www.partypappers.com or www.thepowderpuffgirls.com