English Phrases : Hen Party

What is a Hen Party?

By Mr. Velan, Malaysia - 28th June-2007

It's a party that you and I will definitely not be invited to. This is one of the English Phrases which are widely used in the world of literature. With figurative meaning, this phrase is related to a group of ladies. You might have come across this phrase in many popular books. More over, this is quite interesting also to use in our formal writings.

hen party is a party to which only ladies are invited. The men are strictly kept out. Before a wedding, for example, the bride and her female friends usually get together and have a good time. This would be called a hen party. Know what the opposite of a hen party is? A stag party. It is a party to which only men are invited.

Here are a few examples.

• Janaki refused to go to the hen party.

• There was too much commotion at the hen party last night.

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