Bachelorette party

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A Hen Night or Bachelorette Party (United States of America) is a party held for a woman who is about to get married.wikipedia
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Striptease

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Since the 1980s, many parties in honor of the bride-to-be that were labeled as bachelorette parties often involved displays of sexual freedom philosophy, such as trading intimate secrets, getting drunk, and watching male strippers.
At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor or bachelorette party.

Bachelor party

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The Hen Party is modelled after the Stag Night, which is itself historically a dinner given by the bridegroom to his friends shortly before his wedding. The bachelorette party is consciously modeled after the centuries-old bachelor's party, which is itself historically a black tie dinner given by the bridegroom, or sometimes his father, shortly before his wedding.
The equivalent event for the bride-to-be is known as a bachelorette party or hen night.

Naked butler

In the UK, a naked butler has become a common theme and a popular hen party idea.
A naked butler is a popular type of entertainment used at hen parties and for corporate entertainment.

Stag and doe

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Those uncomfortable with these modern customs of debauchery often celebrate the night before their wedding with a combined stag and doe party, a custom that has become increasingly popular.
It is not a combined stag night/bachelor party and bachelorette party, or engagement party, as the primary focus is to raise money for the engaged couple, so their new life together is not started in debt.

Stripper

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In North America, it is common in some social circles to hire a male stripper or attend a male strip club.
This is known as a bachelorette party or Hen party.

Pamper party

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Other hostesses choose a themed party, such as a "pamper party," with guests indulging in spa treatments, or a cooking class.
In the UK, a pamper party is a popular component of a hen party or hen weekend, which would be termed a bachelorette party in the US,

Bridesmaid

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Bridesmaids (if any) are typically invited, but any of the bride's close friends may be included.
In modern times, a bridesmaid often participates in planning wedding-related events, such as a bridal shower or bachelorette party, if there are any.

Nashville, Tennessee

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Some cities, such as Austin for people in the southwestern US and Nashville for people in the Upper Midwest, are relatively popular with U.S. bridal parties that are seeking a weekend destination and can afford to pay hundreds of dollars per person for the experience.
Nashville has become an increasingly popular destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Bridal shower

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If a significant aspect of the party is presenting small gifts to the bride-to-be, then the event is properly called a bridal shower.
In Denmark and Germany, the only pre-wedding events commonly held is a bachelorette party for the bride and a bachelor party for the groom.

United States

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A Hen Night or Bachelorette Party (United States of America) is a party held for a woman who is about to get married.

Woman

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A Hen Night or Bachelorette Party (United States of America) is a party held for a woman who is about to get married.

Marriage

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A Hen Night or Bachelorette Party (United States of America) is a party held for a woman who is about to get married.

Bridegroom

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The Hen Party is modelled after the Stag Night, which is itself historically a dinner given by the bridegroom to his friends shortly before his wedding. The bachelorette party is consciously modeled after the centuries-old bachelor's party, which is itself historically a black tie dinner given by the bridegroom, or sometimes his father, shortly before his wedding.

Bride

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Bridesmaids (if any) are typically invited, but any of the bride's close friends may be included. Despite its reputation as "a sodden farewell to maiden days" or "an evening of debauchery", these events can simply be parties given in honor of the bride-to-be, in the style that is common to that social circle.

Lascivious behavior

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Other pre-wedding celebrations, such as bridesmaids luncheons, are often held instead of bachelorette parties due to the latter's association with licentiousness in some countries since the 1980s.

Deseret News

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In 1897, The Deseret News noted that a hen party was a "time honored idea that tea and chitchats, gossip smart hats, constitute the necessary adjuncts to these particular gatherings".

Eleanor Roosevelt

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In 1940 Eleanor Roosevelt was described as hosting a Christmas-time hen party for cabinet wives and "ladies of the press".

Black tie

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The bachelorette party is consciously modeled after the centuries-old bachelor's party, which is itself historically a black tie dinner given by the bridegroom, or sometimes his father, shortly before his wedding.

Promiscuity

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However, certain American bachelorette party customs involving licentiousness among some social groups may have begun during the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Sexual revolution

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However, certain American bachelorette party customs involving licentiousness among some social groups may have begun during the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Libertine

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Those uncomfortable with these modern customs of debauchery often celebrate the night before their wedding with a combined stag and doe party, a custom that has become increasingly popular.

Gender equality

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Author Beth Montemurro has tied the cultural significance of a bachelorette party to concepts of gender equality.

Female bonding

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While notions of a bachelorette party as a night of drunken debauchery have persist in some social circles since the 1980s, it is becoming widely seen in America as an opportunity for female bonding.

Peggy Post

According to etiquette expert Peggy Post, "Whatever entertainment is planned, it should not embarrass, humiliate, or endanger the honoree or any of the guests."