Stop us if this scene sounds disconcertingly familiar: L plates, straws and whistles in the shape of willies, and costumes plucked from the Ann Summers catalogue. Yep, it's just your typical hen night, guaranteed to cause eternal Facebook mortification (thank goodness for the "remove tag" feature) and more than a few eye rolls.
Of course, not every celebration of a woman's last single days on earth needs to end with your maid of honour courageously holding your fake veil/tiara combo in the ladies' toilets at Infernos. If you're not that keen on matching corsets, tacky toys, and package deals that promise little more than a bowl of pasta and entry to the city's lamest comedy club, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
We've asked some of our favourite fashion gals and party planners — some single, some hitched, some about to walk down the aisle — for their tips on throwing an epic hen night that's a bit outside of the box. And not a single willy straw in sight — promise!