Saturday, 17 November 2012

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A bachelorette party, hen(s) party, hen(s) night or hen(s) do, is a party held for a woman who is about to be married. The terms hen party, hen do or hen night are common in the United Kingdom and Ireland, while the terms hens party or hens night are common in Australia and New Zealand, and the term bachelorette party is common in the United States and Canada. The term stagette is sometimes used in Canada. It may also be referred to as a girls' night out or kitchen tea (South Africa in particular) or other terms in other English-speaking countries.
The bachelorette party is modelled after the bachelor party, which is itself historically a dinner given by the bridegroom to his friends shortly before his wedding. Despite its reputation as "a sodden farewell to bachelor days" or "an evening of debauchery," a bachelorette's party is simply a party, given in honour of the bride-to-be, in the style that is common to that social circle.
History: The bachelorette party is consciously modelled after the centuries-old bachelor's party, which is itself historically a dinner given by the bridegroom to his friends shortly before his wedding.
Although the practice of giving a party to honour the bride-to-be goes back for centuries, in its modern form, the bachelorette party may have begun during the sexual revolution of the 1960s. It was uncommon until at least the mid-1980s, and the first book on planning bachelorette parties wasn't published until 1998. Its cultural significance is largely tied to concepts of gender equality.
Initially, parties in honour of the bride-to-be that were labelled as bachelorette party often involved displays of sexual freedom, such as trading intimate secrets, getting drunk, and enjoying male strippers. Parties that honoured the bride-to-be without these elements avoided that label. Now the term is used for a wide variety of parties.
The phrase "Hen Party" mirrors the male "Stag Party" in referencing social stereotypes of each gender at the party.
Entertainment: Many different kinds of entertainment are selected, depending on what the organizers think will best please their guest of honour. While notions of a bachelorette party as a night of drunken debauchery persist in some social circles, it is becoming widely seen in America as an opportunity for female bonding. According to etiquette expert Peggy Post, "Whatever entertainment is planned, it should not embarrass, humiliate, or endanger the honouree or any of the guests."
When held in a private venue, such as the hostess's home, the party may take any form that pleases the hostesses and honours the bride-to-be. Dinners and cocktail parties, which provide comfortable opportunities for participants to talk or to give intimate advice to the bride-to-be, are common. Other hostesses choose a themed party, such as a "pamper party," with guests indulging in spa treatments, or a cooking class. While proposing a toast to the bride-to-be is common at most bachelorette parties, some centre on drinking games.
Many companies sell products aimed at the organizers of bachelorette parties, including packs of themed games, pre-printed invitations, decorations, novelties, and sex toys. In North America, it is common to hire a male stripper and/or attend a male strip club.

Friday, 9 November 2012

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Win four tickets to the Cheerios Panto 'Snow White & the Adventures of Sammy Sausages' plus an overnight hotel stay


                Cheerios Panto



The Irish Times has teamed up with The Cheerios Panto to offer you the chance to win a very special Christmas family treat. One lucky reader will win four tickets to the star studded Cheerios Panto 'Snow White & the Adventures of Sammy Sausages' at the Tivoli Theatre on Wednesday 12th December, and a chance to meet some of the cast after the show. The cast of this always popular panto includes TV3 star Alan Hughes, Big Brother legend Brian Dowling, who makes a hilarious guest appearance as The Magic Mirror, Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh, the gorgeous Nadia Forde and handsome Niall Sheehy (finalist in ITV's Superstar). Also included in this prize is an overnight bed and breakfast stay at The George Frederic Hotel in Dublin 2, where you will have the city on your doorstep.   

This prize includes:

- Four tickets to the Cheerios Panto 'Snow White & the Adventures of Sammy Sausages'
- A chance to meet some of the Cheerios Panto cast after the show
- An overnight bed and breakfast stay in a family room for four at The George Frederic Hotel, Dublin 2