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A few fantastic femme fatales for you!

Themed dance parties are a great way to get any hen weekend started. And there are lots of different dance styles you can try out too. 80s themed classes or cheerleading sessions are always a sure fire way to have fun and break the ice. But what if you want to try something a little more…risqué?

Hen parties and hen weekends offer the perfect opportunities to let your inhibitions go and try something new. So how about taking a burlesque class?

It’s not every day you’ll get the opportunity to perform in your very own dance troupe with feather boas and an array of props: unless your name is Dita Von Teese. In which case, you probably don’t need our help!

Burlesque is a dance form you can trace back to Victorian times and beyond. It came out of a desire to make fun of things that were a little too serious – and put a sparkle back in everyone’s lives.

Nowadays, you might associate it with Christina Aguilera performing “Lady Marmalade” or the sexy routines by the Pussycat Dolls. Whatever the reason you know about it, burlesque is a simply fabulous way of celebrating a bride-to-be’s last moments of freedom! So a burlesque themed dance party could be just perfect for your hen weekend!

Burlesque dancing is becoming more and more popular with hen parties. Not only is it a great way to exercise and have fun: it’s great for building confidence too.

Vanessa Robinson is Events Manager at Pink Kiss, the hen party specialists. She says: “Burlesque is a great way to help you develop your confidence. In just one class you can learn the perfect poise, using props to present yourself with ease. This glamorous dance form offers a great form of escapism where you can discover something new and exciting about yourself.”

But you needn’t let the fun stop there. Want to make your hen weekend work to a theme? Try out other activities like making your own lingerie. Or you could head over to a spa for escapism of the more tranquil variety. Whatever you decide upon, a hen weekend featuring a bit burlesque will be a time to remember!

So, if you want to try something different for a hen weekend, think about burlesque. It’s a great way to exercise, build confidence and have fun. Learning a glamorous routine with the aid of props is a great way to start your hen weekend.

Find out more about Pink Kiss' brilliant burlesque classes, then book a session!

Hen weekends are a great excuse for girls to get together and have some FUN. While the days can be filled with activities from afternoon tea to pampering or dancing classes, the evening is all about letting your hair down. And what better way to get into the party mood than with some great hen party games?

Games are a great way to break the ice – especially if not everyone on your hen weekend knows each other. How about challenging a friend to sing an unprepared song, or to order her drink without speaking?

It’s always a good idea to tailor your games around the bride. Perhaps you could hold a quiz to see just how well she knows her man! And don’t forget to let him see the results after the party’s over! Maybe you could prepare some true or false questions about the bride which everyone gets to answer: the more embarrassing the better! Did she really do that?

How about pinning the veil on the bride or giving out challenges to everyone in the party to do over the course of the night: anything from kissing a random stranger to making a wedding dress from toilet roll.

If you’re feeling really brave, you might try a game of “truth or dare” or “I have never…” The rules of “truth or dare” are simple! All you need is a bottle to spin – and a lot of courage. Get everyone to sit in a circle and spin the bottle. The person the bottle points at is then challenged to answer a question truthfully – or do a dare!

“I have never…” is slightly different. Each person must take it in turns to say something they have never done. If anyone else has done this thing, they must take a drink.

But it needn’t stop with these ideas. With just a little imagination you can make your hen party an amazing night to remember for both the bride-to-be and all her friends.

Vanessa Robinson, Events Manager at hen party specialists Pink Kiss, says: ‘It’s really important for everyone to have a great time at a hen party. Very often people won’t know each other, so playing a few games is a great way for everyone to make friends quickly.’

Remember: the main thing is for everyone to have fun. So make sure everyone’s happy with what you want to do and no one inside or out of the group gets hurt (emotionally or physically).