A really high percentage of people lie to get out of a hen-do – and we are shocked at their reason!

Women reveal the hen-do activities that make them dread attending a hen-do

There’s nothing we love like a perfectly planned hen-do, but we know the idea of strippers, Mr & Mrs games and fun hen-do accessories are enough to make some people break out in a cold sweat.


Booking.com conducted a survey, and it revealed that 54% of people have lied to get out of a hen-do, purely because of the activities it was going to include.

 So what are the activities that hens dread?

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57% of people said they decided not to attend because there would be a stripper, 43% said the fact that there would be inflatable toys was enough to make them RSVP ‘no’, while 28% opted out of their friends’ hen-do because of fancy dress. 

We love Mr & Mrs games, but 25% hate them enough to make them miss a hen-do, and 22% of people are so embarrassed by tongue in cheek hen-do accessories that L plates made them reconsider attending! 

Perhaps they should read out article on 2018’s most unique hen ideas

Knowing what all these hens don’t want is all well and good, but what do they want from a hen-do?! An exotic location, it seems. 

27% of brides-to-be wanted to go to Barcelona, while 26% of people fancied jetting off to Ibiza, 24% want to party with TOWIE in Marbella, and 23% wanted a classy affair in Paris.


Check out our round-up of amazing hen do villas abroad to inspire your hen-do destination.