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Zen do is the new hen do… brides-to-be opt to go mild

THE traditional booze-fuelled hen do — complete with L-plates and lewd plastic props — will die out within a generation, says a new survey.

Over three-quarters of British women deem the event ‘tacky’. Hiring a stripper is a no-go for 44 per cent, 29 per cent don’t want everyone dressing in pink and a quarter wouldn’t dream of getting granny drunk for their big send-off.

More than four in ten would prefer a healthy event, such as a yoga retreat or pamper day, while 39 per cent would favour a chilled girls’ night in. And nine in ten would like to attend a hen do at a hotel or spa resort, while more than a third would opt for a day at the beach or a healthy brunch.

Champneys Spas, who commissioned the poll of 2,000 women, said: ‘These days, a relaxing and rejuvenating “Zen Do” is becoming much more popular.’

As many as one in ten surveyed would now prefer a completely booze-free event, as 73 per cent of 18- to 29-year-old women have cut down on alcohol or quit over the past year — rising to 80 per cent of 30- to 44-year-olds.