Post # 1
Does anyone else in the U.S. call the pre-wedding party thrown for a the bride a hens party/hen do? I personally dislike the term “bachelorette.” I am throwing a friend a pre-wedding party and don’t want to confuse anyone on the invitations, though!
Post # 2
I’m in the Midwest and had never heard of a hen do until I joined the Bee. No one in my area would know what it is.
Post # 3
Hens party is a real British/ commonwealth country term
Post # 4
British bee here, I use hen do 🙂
Also use stag do for the groom’s party
Post # 5
You’re going to do exactly that: confuse people by using “hen do” when it’s a British term.
If you’re holding something similar to a bachelorette just call it a bachelorette for the sake of not confusing people and get over it. If it’s not a bachelorette use something like “to celebrate the bride” on the invitations.
Post # 6
Hen do/ hen party is the UK and Ireland, hens is Aussie and bachelortte is a US thing.
I do think if you invited someone to a hen do in the US it could be a bit confusing.
Post # 7
UK bee here so I understand what hen do is, but if no one else will the just call it a bachelorette. To be honest, it doesn’t really matter if you don’t like the term.
Post # 8
I’m in Canada (commonwealth) and even here nobody really uses hen’s party. 99% of the time it is called a bachelorette here.
Post # 9
I’m in the US, but I lived in Ireland for a short while and I’m familiar with hen party as are many of my friends. BUT, since it’s not a common term here I’d only use it if you are certain all of the guests will know what it is. Bachelorette is far more common.
Post # 10
Why would you bring a hen to a party? Don’t make a lick of sense.
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2021 - City, State
Now I have weird images of a British version of “the bacholerette” called “the hen” no idea why
Post # 12
I’m on the coastal northeast and I never heard of a hen do until I saw this forum.
Post # 13
I’m in Canada and I had never heard of a hens party before the bee.
Post # 14
whoswho : It should be a hen picking a human man. If she craps on his shoe, he’s in. The one with clean shoes gets eliminated.
Post # 15
It’s worth clarifying that I don’t like the term bachelorette because I don’t feel like it represents the party I’m planning– it seems like often times bach parties involve going out and getting drunk. But bachelorette it is!