English Wedding Blog isn’t always about the blogger – the guest writers who get in touch and share fabulous articles liven this place up no end! Today I have a great feature about celebrity hen nights.
Thankfully there’s not a Kardashian in sight (not that I’d recognise one if it bit me) but some interesting tales of rather cooler celeb hens for you today, by Richard (see his bio at the end of the post!) Hope you enjoy this one, I did! Claire xx
Celebrity hen night ideas to aspire to!
Whether we like to deny it or not, we idolise certain celebrities and no matter if they’re wearing a particular dress out on the red carpet or launching a new perfume, you might be the first out to buy it or try to replicate it. But what about using what celebrities are up to in other walks of their life to inspire you in your own? It might sound a little bit sad but I’m not talking about the heady levels of those parents that named their children after what the Beckhams had called theirs and so on, but instead using the pre-nuptial celebrations of the rich and famous to gain some great hen do ideas!
I’ve tried my hardest to pick the best (and most influential) of the bunch, so if you’re still in the planning stages of your hen weekend and are lacking inspiration, the famous hens below might be able to turn on the light bulb flickering above your head.
Kate Moss – a festival celebrity hen party
An idol for many, Kate Moss embraced her love for music (she is now married to guitarist of The Kills, Jamie Hince after all) by throwing her hen party at the Isle of Wight festival – and in the process also shown that she has quite a penchant for rum. Mahiki Rum to be particular, as she and her pals got through 120 bottles of the stuff before flying in another 180 by helicopter.
Lover of rum or not, could a festival be the answer to your hen organising troubles? You’ll just have to make sure that the dates coincide with your wedding!
Lily Allen – cookery lessons for hens
Another huge star with a massive fan base, Lily Allen’s choice of hen do is definitely one for the foodie in your friend group, as she received a cooking lesson from Gordon Ramsay himself before celebrating all night at the Savoy Grill… if one thing’s for sure, it’s that the food at her wedding had a lot to live up to!
Jodie Kidd – a cultural hen weekend away
Okay so we’ve covered food, music (and rum)… What more is there? Well if you find the idea of downing cocktails, wearing a veil and dancing the night away with a Chippendale to be the opposite of the sort of thing you’d usually indulge in, then how about sampling some culture? Jodie Kidd made this her option and took her hen party to Marrakech – and with so many other options around the world, you won’t be hard pushed to find a cultural hen break yourself.
Katy Perry – an entertaining hen party
Unfortunately her marriage to Russell Brand didn’t last but it doesn’t take anything away from the hen do/bachelorette/whatever-you-want-to-call it Rihanna threw for her in Vegas. One for the adventurous party animal, the big night even included a performance by Cirque du Soleil and left Katy the next day tweeting “signing up for a liver transplant now…”
Katie Holmes (and Tom Cruise) – joint stag and hen party
To round us off, how about a bit of an ‘alternative’ celebration to indulge in? However this is another now-divorced couple so maybe it isn’t the best idea to choose – but if you can’t possibly be apart from each other for even a single night, then follow TomKat and have a joint stag and hen (or bachelor and bachelorette) party. They choose to have theirs in Rome the traditional night before getting married – I’m sure there were no sore heads in sight.
Is that enough celebrity-endorsed inspiration for you? I think all bases were covered, so all I can say now is… happy hen planning!
Written by Richard Paul for Hen Heaven, the people that can arrange anything from a Newcastle hen do, to the types of things mentioned above!