It doesn’t matter if you’re into feather boas and novelty straws or prefer to keep things classy. If you’ve recently put a ring on it and you’re looking for ideas to celebrate with the girls, these hen’s party ideas will make it a day or night you’ll never forget (and not just because the stripper tried to grind up against your nan)!
The classy hen
If cocktails rank highly on the list of must-haves for your soirée, then Hotel Urban is the place to head to book out The Green Room for a private party experience with class. They have also just launched burlesque, life-drawing and cocktail-making class options (with unlimited sparkling wine) for $75 per person. Or there’s the Bridal Shower/High Tea option for $65 per person.
The lovely staff at Ripple Massage specialise in making hen’s parties every kind of amazing. Packages start at just $60, so if it’s a little girly relaxation you’re after or the more decadent four-hour day spa experience they’ll have you and your other hens flying on cloud nine together!
Head to Libertine Parfumerie in New Farm for a group-bonding session at one of their perfume masterclasses. You’ll learn about fragrances from all over the world and spritz and spray to find your perfect scent out as you sip champagne (French, of course).
The active hen
Bridal cook off
Golden Pig Food and Wine School offers cooking classes in so many different cuisines and themes, like Thai, Vietnamese, pizza and pasta, gluten free and even French Decadence. Get the party started with some hands-on learning before enjoying the fruits of your labour (with accompanying celebratory bubbles, of course)!
If there’s one thing you’ve gotta try before you say goodbye to singledom forever, it’s pole dancing. Hey, we’re not saying hubby-to-be won’t benefit from it as well. Brisbane has a few studios you can choose from and you can structure the class how you like. Generally you will be taught a routine, play some fun games and watch one of the pros in action.
Just hanging out
Your bride to be is about to take the biggest plunge of her life so why not warm her up and overcome any fears with a session of abseiling down the Kangaroo Point cliffs? Riverlife will get you kitted up with all the gear you need and provide a tall, strong instructor to help get everyone over the edge.
The party-loving hen
Drink champagne, eat yummy food and flex your drawing muscles with some of the hottest men you’ll ever see naked! Art4Play Life Drawing is tasteful enough for grandma to get involved, and you can choose from either the Fortitude Valley or Paddington studios. They have packages designed especially for hen’s parties, which include champagne, food, teacher, topless waiters, shoulder massages and more!
Where the wild things are
There are NO Men allowed (unless you happen to be a hot waiter) on this cruise! It’s a tradition (for some) that we as women must uphold to make sure the hen has a hot male stripper. Don’t question it. It’s just the rules of hen’s parties. Plus, now that Channing Tatum has started writing Magic Mike 2, you have another excuse to check out what your local has to offer. Wildboys Afloat offer three-and-a-half hour cruises starting from Eagle St Wharf.
Fire engine red hot
Who doesn’t want a ride in a fire engine? Samantha from Sex and The City would be so in on this night out! The Hire Engine is a chauffeur-driven fire engine, providing you with an Esky so you can BYO drinks, crank your favourite tunes and cruise around the river city for your time booked. Oh yeah and did we mention that the two drivers are dressed as firemen. Holy. Smokes. Batman.
What’s the best hen’s party you’ve been to in Brisbane?
*Bridesmaids image courtesy of collider.com