Tatler reveals his guide to the ultimate high society bachelorette party
For many of us, a bachelorette party conjures up images of pink sashes, L-plates and glittery headpieces – but society brides have other ideas when it comes to celebrating the end of life as a single woman.
From “Cecil Beaton-approved costumes” to choosing the most exclusive venues for your night out, Tatler has revealed his guide to hosting the perfect high-society hen party.
Instead of a rowdy vacation in Marbella or a night out at a crowded club, the society bible suggests a yacht trip around the Greek coast or perhaps a weekend at a ski lodge in the French Alps.
When it comes to food and drink, the best champagne should of course be served over prosecco, while guests should be treated to a specially designed bachelorette party table setting.
Here, Femail reveals Tatler’s top tips when it comes to planning the perfect high-end bachelorette party.
Ivy Getty, 26, the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty, celebrated her bachelorette party in Mykonos this weekend, ahead of her wedding which is due to take place in November
Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughter Saskia celebrated in Mykonos in August last year, the same month that Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson held her bachelorette party on the island .
The first thing to consider when planning your elaborate celebration is the location, with a standard local nightclub firmly away from high-society brides-to-be.
If you’re looking for a sunny getaway, the publication suggested a trip to Mykonos – where billionaire bride-to-be Ivy Getty and Sir Sean Connery’s granddaughter Saskia celebrated their bachelor parties.
Other celebrities who celebrated on the island included Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson, who flew to Mykonos for a luxury bachelorette party with her sister Tiffany and friends the year last.
Tatler pointed to Pippa Middleton, who before her wedding to James Matthews in May 2017 spent a weekend at an exclusive ski resort in the French Alps before hosting a lavish dinner at her townhouse in Chelsea.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s bachelorette party was reportedly a low-key affair held at a guest house in London.
And if, like Kate, you’re planning to celebrate in London, Tatler has already revealed her pick of her favorite private parties. member clubs including Oswald and Annabel.
Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer led the glamor at a lavish Legally Blonde themed bachelorette party in London for society bride-to-be Lady Jemima Herbert
For a Jemima Cadburys hen weekend night out, the group dressed up as Britney Spears, with the heiress opting for a red leather bodysuit, reminiscent of the one worn in Britney’s Oops I did it again video
Lady Clara Paget received a lavish do dubbed ‘Claztonbury’ by celebrity friends including Cara Delevingne, where guests donned retro fancy dress
Having a theme is a must at a high society party and guests are encouraged to dress as elaborately as possible.
Earlier this month, confectionery heiress Jemima Cadbury celebrated her wedding to boyfriend David Tollemache with a Britney Spears-themed bachelorette party.
For a girls’ weekend night out, the group dressed up as Britney Spears, with the heiress opting for a red leather bodysuit, reminiscent of the one worn in Britney’s Oops I did it again video.
In July last year, society bride-to-be Lady Jemima Herbert was treated to a Legally Blonde-themed London party before marrying handsome insurance broker Hugo Davies.
Over the weekend, Lady Jemima was joined by her loved ones, including sisters Lady Alice and Lady Katie, and BFF Lady Kitty Spencer, the D&G model daughter of Earl Spencer.
Keeping with the 90s theme, Lady Clara Paget received a lavish do dubbed “Claztonbury” by celebrity friends including Cara Delevingne, where guests donned retro fancy dress.
Clara, daughter of the 8th Marquess of Anglesey, donned a wedding dress while Cara dressed up as Alicia Silverstone in the movie Clueless.
Before the wedding of her millionaire fiancé Michael Lewis, Lady Kitty Spencer spent the days leading up to the ceremony traveling in the Florence area
Booking a venue and showing up in costume isn’t enough for the ultimate high-society party, with the publication advising of planned activities to entertain your guests.
Before marrying her millionaire fiancé Michael Lewis, Lady Kitty Spencer spent the days leading up to the ceremony traveling around the Florence area.
Kitty and the girls rented a fleet of vintage bikes with sidecars and stopped at the Luiano family winery in Chianti where they tasted wine and took a tour of the estate.
Kate Moss’ legendary bachelorette party in 2011 saw the iconic model send her bridal party to the Isle of Wight Music Festival in stretchy pink Hummers full of champagne.
Over the weekend, they reportedly drank magnums of Cristal champagne, Gray Goose vodka, Tanqueray gin and 300 bottles of Mahiki rum, which were flown in by helicopter.
As well as the delicious food, the tablescape for the evening must be perfect with many society brides opting for luxury table design firm LAY London run by Lady Jemima Herbert and her sister Lady Alice.
Pictured are hen party table favors created by Lady Jemima Herbert and her sister Lady Alice Lay London’s luxury tableware company
While hosting a glamorous bachelorette party, food and drink should flow throughout the event, with “the finest champagne and awesome canapes flowing through the venue” over prosecco and crisps before the meal major.
Hosts need to ensure their mela is of the highest quality, Pippa Middleton reportedly asked forward-thinking chef Heston Blumenthal to prepare a sumptuous four-course meal for her guests.
Model Moss reportedly hired a private chef to cater to her wedding party’s every whim over her boozy weekend, including fish and chips for breakfast.
The post previously revealed their top picks of caterers, delis, restaurant deliveries that could be enlisted to provide delicious meals for your bachelorette party.
Recommendations include East London’s Italian food store and Eataly restaurant which can provide the perfect antipasto platter and French delicatessen Colette for a selection of cheeses, pies and pastries.
As well as the delicious food, the tablescape for the evening has to be perfect with many society brides opting for luxury table design company LAY London.
Lady Jemima Herbert and her sister Lady Alice are the founders of the luxury table hire company, which provides guests with everything they need for an exceptionally elegant dinner.