Hens party/hen do vs. bachelorette

posted 6 months ago in Parties
Post # 2
988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

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
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Hens  party is a real British/ commonwealth country term

Post # 4
320 posts
Helper bee

British bee here, I use hen do 🙂 

Also use stag do for the groom’s party

Post # 5
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
4837 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
7635 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2019

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
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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
7166 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Why would you bring a hen to a party? Don’t make a lick of sense.


Post # 11
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I’m on the coastal northeast and I never heard of a hen do until I saw this forum.

Post # 13
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m in Canada and I had never heard of a hens party before the bee.

Post # 14
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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. 

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