The world of hen parties is split between those hens who want to go out and have a great time dressing up, visiting nightclubs and enjoying the party night to end all party nights, and those who prefer to spend a day or weekend with a select group of friends taking part in a structured activity such as chocolate making or driving a rally car. Hen Parties are traditionally organised by the Maid of Honour so you need to chat to her about what you want.
Traditionally held the night before the wedding with a group of male friends having a few drinks together in a pub, stag night antics have been the inspiration behind numerous movies. Rarely just a few drinks these days. Stag nights are more usually stag weekends, with the most popular European destinations being Amsterdan, Talinn, Prague and Dublin.
There is a huge industry built up around custom made stag weekends amd stag parties, this option being much simpler than expecting the Best Man, who may not know all the bridal party, to organise it all himself.