SUN ONLINE, MAY 3, 2019
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HEN TO ZEN: Boozy hen dos with plastic willies, strippers and L-plates ditched in favour of yoga retreats and pamper parties
Some 77 per cent of Brit women claim the traditional parties are too ‘tacky’
The hen do — with plastic willies, strippers and L-plates — is being ditched in favour of a ‘Zen do’.
Some 77 per cent of British women claim in a poll that the traditional boozy bride-to-be parties are too “tacky”.
Instead, 44 per cent would prefer to lay off the prosecco for a yoga retreat or pamper day — with 39 per cent favouring a girls’ night in. And one in ten would even opt for an alcohol-free event.
More than two-thirds of women, 70 per cent, admitted to feeling very apprehensive about going on a boozy pre-wedding party. Being sick because of too much alcohol, say 48 per cent, is the worst experience while 43 per cent cringe at sexually explicit signs.
And 23 per cent would shun hen do props, such as L-Plates and “Team Bride” sunglasses.
A spokesman for Champneys, the health spa group which carried out the study, said: “This shows just how much British women have moved on from the alcohol-soaked hen parties of the past.
“A relaxing and rejuvenating ‘Zen do’ is becoming much more popular. We have seen a huge spike in bookings from women looking to celebrate with a healthier alternative.”
The study also found 73 per cent of 18 to 29-year-old females have either cut down on alcohol or quit completely over the past year.
That figure rises to a surprising 80 per cent of 30 to 44-year-olds.
This has been inspired by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Natalie Portman, who are now on sparkling water.