How To Throw A Hens Party To Remember
Before a hen flies the coop and leaves her single life behind, it’s customary to hold a party for ladies to wax lyrical about all the good times before true love came knocking. Whether it’s a way to catch up with friends or remind the bride-to-be what she might be missing, these ideas ensure her bachelorette days end on a high.
1. Stay classy with high tea
A hen’s party is the perfect excuse to act a little fancy, if you’ve ever needed one. High tea is probably what the Queen calls inviting her best girlfriends over for a cuppa. For her royal subjects, it’s an elegant afternoon filled with bite-sized treats and bubbly that’s reserved for special occasions.
Established in 1788, the Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast is the perfect setting for such an occasion. Soak up the venue’s historic charm over fluffy homemade scones, canapes and a glass of Champagne. For that extra touch, enjoy a sparkling high tea in the sky or pick up beauty tips for the wedding with a makeover workshop.
2. Raise a toast to married life
Australia is home to some of the world’s most renowned wineries, which present themselves as the perfect playground for hen’s parties. With wine to suit all palates, endless tastings and scenery so picturesque it doesn’t need a filter, what’s not to love?
Experience the best of the Yarra Valley with a guided tour of three wineries, including cheese tastings and lunch. Dancing Kangaroo Tours caters for intimate groups of 12 people and tours include transfers from Melbourne’s CBD for a seamless day out.
Develop your palate at the Swan Valley or Hunter Valley with a wine and chocolate degustation in breathtaking surrounds. Swirl and swish each type of wine before savouring a matching chocolate and taking home a bottle of wine.
Those who can’t travel to a vineyard can bring the experience to them with a wine tasting party in their own home. The 90-minute experience can be held in any location you choose, giving hens free rein to wear tiaras, sashes and pink fluffy veils without judgement.
3. Sit down to dinner and a show
After a drink or two, some ladies pluck up the courage to sing and dance like no one’s watching. For something less cringe-worthy, enjoy a live performance by experienced professionals who know how to seriously own a stage.
A popular hen’s night idea is a cabaret show full of outrageous costumes, frivolity and flirting. Dracula’s continues to prove itself as a perennial Aussie favourite on the Gold Coast with its sizzling burlesque show laced with comedy and Gothic undertones.
If a trip to Paris is a little out of budget, pay homage to the Moulin Rouge with a classy French-inspired evening at Slide Lounge. But if the hen is feeling a little more risqué, make Magic Mike come to life with an all-male revue that’s guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers.
For more ideas on how to celebrate life before marriage, check Groupon for things to do that are just as memorable as walking down the aisle.
Natalie is a writer, food enthusiast and fitness lover. She is regularly mistaken for Kristen Stewart, just with a wider range of facial expressions and less interest in getting bitten.