Marvellous Hen’s Party Activities To Make The Day

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Marvellous Hen’s Party Activities To Make The Day

A hen’s party should be a memorable time for everyone involved, especially the bride-to-be. Guests should be ready to get funky with awesome music, great food, drinks and everything in between. To shake things up a little, we have put together a list of amazing day activities to include in your hen’s party. Think creative challenges, competitive games, food and drinks as well as plenty of movement to help keep guests engaged. Check it out below. 

  1. Horse Riding

Take the girls on an adventure to remember and they will be more than impressed. Horse riding is a great day activity because it gives people the chance to try something new and have some fun along the way. Hit the dusty trail with an expert and do your best to get lost in nature. Get up and personal with a beautiful horse friend and enjoy the day as you spend quality time with your soon to be married friend.

  1. Dance Lesson

Get your creativity on and treat the team to a dance lesson. Look for an experienced teacher who knows how to get people moving and having fun to ensure that the day is a total success. You and your guests will love this opportunity and the chance to work together on an awesome routine. It’s sure to leave you laughing for hours. Bonus points if you decide to bust out some of your newly perfected moves at the wedding! 

  1. Yoga Class

Stretch away that pre-wedding stress by making some shapes with your body. Attending a yoga class with your friends is a fantastic day activity because it gives everyone a chance to limber up side by side. Let’s not forget the incredible mental benefits either, so relax and unwind with some meditation afterwards for the ultimate hen’s party day experience.

  1. Book club

Ask your trusted friends to read a book before the hen’s party and then celebrate the day by sharing your thoughts and impressions on the text. Feel free to choose an old favourite or a well known classic that will appeal to everyone. Book club activities are a great way to get to know your besties on a deeper level. Prepare for an entertaining discussion and plenty of laughs too.  

  1. Drinks in an awesome venue

Crack open the champagne and celebrate the next chapter in your friend’s life in style. Head to a classy venue that has plenty of big couches and booths to keep you comfortable. Bubbles, beer and spirits should never be far away, along with plenty of finger food to really make the day a success. Let the good times roll with wicked music and a dance floor to burn some energy off. Get the DJ on the right track by pulling his coat to some of your favourites and you can’t go wrong.   

The Day Done Right

Make a knockout impression on your friends by planning a hen’s party that includes plenty of fantastic day activities. Shake things up with horse riding, a dance lesson, yoga class, book discussion and of course drinks in a top venue. To speak with experienced event planners who can turn all of your hen’s day dreams into a reality, visit hens.com.au today.


The Ultimate Hen Party Playlist

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Nothing gets the hens weekend started like a party playlist full of old school classics and yes, some of the cheesiest not-so-guilty, guilty pleasures!

Whether you’re having a hen’s night at home with pyjamas and pizza, or you’re heading out for a wild hen’s night in Melbourne, these party starters are the perfect way to get you and your girlfriends in the good-time mood.

Pour yourself a glass of sparkling and put your dancing shoes on girls.

This playlist is a keeper.

Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink

If you didn’t singalong to this without knowing what the lyrics meant, did you even live!?  This sexy, seductive song performed by four of the most talented female artists (not to mention the hottest) is the perfect song to put you in the pre-drinking mood.    

Wannabe – Spice Girls

No girlie playlist is complete without a number from the Spice Girls. They’re all about plain old-fashioned girl power, and we absolutely love it. “If you wanna be my lover you gotta get with my friends” -surrounded by your most-loved girlfriends, this tune couldn’t be more fitting.

Milkshake – Kellis

No explanation needed, just add it to the damn playlist. 

I’m Every Woman - Chaka Khan

Well it wouldn’t be a good playlist without this this absolute girl power anthem from Chaka Khan, would it? Sass, all the sass.

 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

Don’t like this song? We’re not quite sure what to say. We think it’s time you go home and take a long, hard look at yourself.

Like a Virgin – Madonna

If you have people at your hen’s night that don’t like this song, then we suggest you un-invite them. No one deserves that negativity in their life – no one!  

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé

For all the single ladies at the hen’s party feeling a little down in the dumps because they haven’t yet found the one, this song is the perfect mood booster, every time.  

RESPECT – Aretha Franklin

Yes, Aretha! When we say we want power anthems, we mean we want Aretha. We’re pretty sure everyone has belted out this song once in their life, hairbrush/mic in hand of course.

Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

“Whenever, wherever,

We're meant to be together,

I'll be there and you'll be near,

And that's the deal my dear”


The lyrics just couldn’t be more apt. We’re all for a little bit of belly dancing after five cocktails too.

Dancing Queen – ABBA

Because it wouldn’t be a girlie playlist without everyone in attendance thinking they’re THE dancing Queen.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

This should be the consensus for the whole night. A good-time anthem that everyone loves a good old boogie to, this is one for all ages.

Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Last but not least, a slightly more emotional song to end the night when you’re all feeling mushy. Simply…  beautiful.

Want to plan your hen’s weekend in Melbourne? We’re here to make all your wild girlie dreams come true! Contact the team of events planners at Hens for more information – it’s time to get this party started, Pink style.

Our Top 4 Instagrammable Hen’s Ideas

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While some may opt for a salacious hen’s night that they’d rather not have photographic evidence of, most “brides to be” love to capture each moment of their hens on Instagram.

 

As the millennial’s answer to the traditional photo-album, be sure your main event is remembered with a unique hashtag and a stunning backdrop that’ll have attendees snapping happy, phone in hand,

 

Stumped for ideas? Here are our top 4 Instagrammable Hen’s Parties for you and your bevy of besties.

 

1.     High Tea:

There’s nothing like a high tea celebration to appeal to your party’s sweet side. Mon Bijou offers exquisite packages where you and your gal pals can partake in a tasteful tea with a great selection of tasty savoury and sweet goods, all of which are 100% insta-worthy. You can even turn everything up a notch by adding a mad hatter theme to the occasion. Encourage your guests to arrive in the appropriate garb so that the costumes will be as photogenic as the finger foods. Nothing balances class and a bit of fun like a high tea.

 

2.     Monochrome:

For a hen’s night that’s sleek, opt for a monochrome theme. The most popular format for monochrome is for the bride to be wearing white while the attendees deck out in their finest little black dress. This not only highlights the focal point of the event (the bride) but also makes the Instagram photos look luxe and sexy.

 

If black and white aren’t for you, you can go for other combos that work well together. There’s nothing more visually stunning than a whole group of girls wearing a well curated palette. Enjoy snapping.

 

 

3.     Bohemian Theme:

For the queen who prefers lush to luxe, a bohemian themed hen’s night is a great way to create a sense of warmth and cordiality. Perfect the aesthetic with cushions, low lighting to create the mood and a spread that’s reminiscent of warm Moroccan nights.

 

To make the night even more special (and not to mention photo-worthy), make each of your guests sparkle with a series of flower crowns. Not only are these unique pieces lovely when worn but they create a greater sense of closeness and relaxation. The perfect choice for an event that you want to celebrate with your closest female friends.

 

4.     Wine and food tasting: Show off a bit of flair and culture with an event tailored to those who love the finer things in life. Having a hen’s focused on wine tastings isn’t just exciting for attendees, but a great Instagram piece that ignites curiosity and of course, the residual fomo.

 

If wines aren’t to your taste, another option could include sampling the world’s most popular cocktails, perhaps even a liqueur tasting event. No matter your poison, we can help you pair your alcoholic beverages with a fine selection of hors d’oeuvres that’ll prove to be a symphony on the palette.

 

 

For the perfect Hen’s night to remember, get in touch with our team of event curators at Hens. We’ll help you create a night to remember while you rub shoulders with your guests. No stress, just great memories, both personally and on social media.

How to `Propose’ to Your Bridesmaids

So, the love of your life popped the questions and of course you said yes. You’ve got the love of your life, that gorgeous ring on your finger and you’re happily looking forward to the most exciting day of your life.

There’s only one thing left to do and that’s to enlist the help of your most trusted, the people that have been there for you through every messy breakup, drunken nights of partying, and from the moment you met the love of your life – it’s time to make your bridesmaids official!

Make them feel just as special as they are to you with these cute and creative ways of ‘proposing’ the bridesmaid question to them.

Faux-Gift Box

It’s not every day that you ask your girlfriend to be your bridesmaids, and we’re pretty sure you don’t turn up to brunch with gift boxes every Saturday… BUT giving them a small gift box with a secret pull-out message is a great way of popping the question. Faux-gift boxes are misleading and will certainly make the moment more exciting.

A Message in a Bottle

If you’re planning a destination wedding, what better way of asking your girls to join you than by giving them a message in a bottle? Packed with sand (effort but since we’re in Australia, not too much of an effort), enclose a small note with the all-important question written on it.

Create a Scrapbook

Although it’ll take a little bit of effort, why not create a personal scrapbook for each of your future bridesmaids, packed with special moments from your friendship over the years. From your first girls’ holiday and your school formal to your 18th birthday parties and drunken nights out, get the tissues ready because the tears are certainly going to be flowing.

A Scratch Card

Give your girlfriends a personalised scratch card and write a sweet and personal message for each maid-to-be. Since it’s not every day that your friend hands you a scratch card, it’ll be a real surprise when they scratch it to reveal the message. Quirky and cute, what’s not to love?

A Personalised Necklace

A simple initial necklace is the perfect gift to give to your favourite girls before the big day. Not only will they be able to treasure it forever, but they can even wear it on your big day – if it matches the dresses of course. Be sure to pick either gold or silver depending on your friend’s skin tone, after all you want them to wear it and love it just as much as you love them!

Last but not least…

Now that you’ve officially got your bridal brigade sorted, it’s time to start planning your all-important classy hens night in Melbourne! From VIP booths to private rooms and hens night dinner packages, there’s something for every kind of bride with Hens. We’ll help you organise everything from transport (limo, please) to a high tea hen’s night of Instagram dreams.

Get in touch with our expert party planners on 03 9981 9000 or email us at [email protected] Alternatively you can fill out an online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Hens Party Basics

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As a woman, there’s often only two things that we look forward to more than the big day itself (besides spending the rest of our lives with the love of our life, of course…!), and that’s the dress (obviously) and the hen’s night with our girlfriends.

Now, we’ve spent a lot of time giving you unique hens night ideas in Melbourne, from modern day activities like painting and even setting sail on a yacht, to delicious high teas that every one of every age will enjoy - BUT, what about the basics?

The plain old fashioned, raucous, hen’s nights that are all about games, embarrassing photos, risqué party favours and lots of laughs.

Can we interest you in a slideshow of the brides most embarrassing photos and a cheeky game of Mr and Mrs?

Keep reading for the ultimate hen’s night basics that’ll have you thinking “wow, my best friend really is getting married!”.

The Mr & Mrs Quiz

A CLASSIC hens party drinking game, the Mr & Mrs quiz or in other words, getting the bride a little bit tipsy. The rules are simple – choose around 20 questions about the bride and groom, including their likes, dislikes, and even the things they like about each other and ask the bride-to-be on the hen’s night. For every question she answers wrong, she has to down a shot. Fireball at the ready.

Embarrassing Slideshow or Speech

If you’ve got access to a screen or a projector, showing old videos of the bride as a baby right through to her goofy teenage years, up until now, is both a funny and heart-warming touch to add to the evening. Well, it wouldn’t be a hen’s night without digging up old photos of the soon-to-be wife at her formal with a questionable hairstyle would it? If you’re unable to show anything, a good old-fashioned speech is certainly just as special.

Fun Party Favours…

We get it, not everyone is in to drinking their G&T from a penis straw, getting showered in phallic shaped confetti or wearing a bright pink sash that says, ‘Bride To be’. HOWEVER, if you know that your hen is all about the lols *and the attention*, then some silly party favours, decorations and games aren’t hurting anyone! Although these hens party trends aren’t loved by everyone, if the bride wants to wear a fluffy tiara to the club, then who says she can’t?

Dress Code Theme

An oldie but a goldie is the themed dress code. Want the bride to stand out and feel special? Tell the guests to dress in all black attire, and you guessed it, the hen should come dressed in a completely white ensemble. Wifey vibes. This way, whether you head to the club or book a private booth in a venue, the bride-to-be will stand out and gain all the attention she deserves. After all, it’s all about the bride!

If you’re planning a bachelorette party in Melbourne and you’re looking for hen’s night packages, venues or anything else, the team at Hens have got you covered. Simply give our events team a ring on 03 9981 9000, fill out an online form or email us on [email protected]  


Hen Parties for the Older Bride-to-be!

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Whether you’re looking for hens night dinner ideas or hens night packages in Melbourne for

the older or second-time bride, or you’ve invited some of your older relatives and friends to celebrate the night with you, we’ve got a number of ideas and activities that are quite simply, perfect!   

Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying that the older ladies can’t party with the rest of us, but instead of stressing out trying to organise traditional hens night activities, we’ve got a number of ideas that’ll promise you all have a great time, no matter what.

Wine Tasting

Just because the bride-to-be and her hens are a little older, that doesn’t mean that your group of hens aren’t going to want a drink, or two, or ten! If your group of girls are lovers of fine wines and all things exquisite, why not head to a wine tasting day where you’ll learn a little about learn about champagne, wines and get to taste them all! That’s right, every.single.one.

Private Spa Hire

Rid yourself of toxins and massage the stresses away before the big day comes around by opting for a private spa session. Depending on where you’re headed, treat yourself and the ladies to a champagne reception with delicious canapés for your group to feast on, whilst you await your facial and massages. Our favourite part? Find a spa with an outdoor thermal pool for the ultimate experience.   

Private Dining

Picture a dinner party with all of your favourite people, but in a beautiful setting, being waited on by attentive staff. Going for a private dining option allows you to make the whole venue your own, from beautiful centrepieces to décor around the room, it’s totally up to you. At Hens, we offer bespoke hens dinner packages brought to you by world-famous chefs and cocktails from the city’s best mixologists. The best part about going private? You can play fun games and talk about whatever you want without anyone else hearing a thing – cheeky, cheeky!

A Boat Cruise

Boat cruises provide the ultimate lady of leisure vibes. As an older bride-to-be, enjoy the glamorous experience with your girls and pop open the champers to celebrate. Water is actually known to have relaxing properties which is totally what you need before the big day. It’s time to channel your inner Bridget Bardot and be the glamour puss you deserve to be. Sun hat, oversized sunnies, a floral maxi dress and you’re on to a winning combo - we can see it now!

No matter what kind of hens night you’re looking to organise, we’ve got you covered. From a high tea to even organising your hens night transport in Melbourne, allow the team at Hens to take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy your last night of freedom!

Unique Hens Night Ideas with a Difference

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Leave the strippers alone, take that bridal tiara off, and put the penis straws down – you’ve got an alternative hens night to plan that’s going to blow the whole bridal party out of the water! AND, we’re going to help you do exactly that.

After all, who wants to go to another hens night like one they’ve already been to time and time again? And to the bride-to-be, do you really want to a bright pink sash to ruin your cute outfit? Definitely not. 

Now, we’re not saying that there’s something wrong with themed party favours, after all, hens nights and activities are all about having fun, and lots of it. But for those looking for hens party day activities that are a little different, we’ve got the goods that the bride-to-be will love.

Cork & Canvas

If you’re looking for fun and create hens day activities in Melbourne, it doesn’t get much better than this. The guys at Cork & Canvas know how throw a party (well, a crafty one). Head down to their South Melbourne studio and indulge in a painting class, champagne and lots of laughs. Their artists will guide you as you create your very own masterpiece, Picasso style. Even better, it’s BYOB and nibbles. Cheese board and glass of prosecco, please?

Wine Compass

The beautiful green heels of Yarra Valley produce some of the most exquisite wines, and don’t we know it. Take a time out from wedding planning with a much-deserved wine break and enjoy the tour across the beautiful Yarra Valley. The team will you organise the best spots in Victoria’s winery region, leaving you and the girls to sit back, relax, and have a glass… or 10.

Mon Bijou

Not everyone enjoys raucous nights of partying until the early hours, but everyone loves a high tea right? Choose the Parisian inspired opaque glass booth Mon Bijou, a penthouse venue with 360 views of Melbourne’s incredible skyline for the ultimate hens party experience in Melbourne. With a lantern lined red carpet entrance, it doesn’t get more special than this. Expect a delectable symphony of pastries, savories and delicious tea. Fancy something a little stronger? Fraise de Rum cocktail, coming right up.  

Kayak Melbourne

Send her off in style, quite literally… down the Yarra River! Choose between a day kayak tour and a moonlight kayak tour, and experience the beauty of the city, and the incredible sites that Melbourne has to offer. Expect a tasty fish and chip dinner after the moonlight tour and head to your favourite cocktail bar after. With views of the iconic Polly Woodside Tallship, followed by South Wharf, the Docklands precinct and then the incredible Yarra’s Edge Marina, this is a hens day she won’t forget.

So ladies, like we said - keep the penis straws and strippers at bay, the team at Hens have got you covered! 


The Classiest Hens Party Day Activities

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When it comes to planning your hen’s night in Melbourne, the options are pretty endless.

From mysterious hidden bars on cobbled streets, to a delicious high tea on a rooftop bar, it’s safe to say that if you want a classy hens night, that you shall have! 

Although certain shaped party favours work for so, they aren’t on the checklist for brides that are hoping for a slightly more reserved affair… 

High Tea with a View

 For a modern twist on the classic hen’s night out, celebrate like a Queen in a private penthouse space at Mon Bijou. Dust off your favourite heels, find your cutest floral number, and get ready for the ultimate classy hens party in Melbourne. A little thirsty? Think Veuve Clicquot champagne, exceptional wines, and our expertly crafted cocktails by an in-house mixologist. The attentive staff will then bring out a delicious spread of finger sandwiches, freshly baked pastries and petit fours.

 Set against the beautiful 270-degree view of Melbourne’s skyline, could it get more elegant than this?

 Sex & The City Style Lunch (Minus Mr Big)

If high tea isn’t really your thing, why not plan a late lunch for your bridal gang. Just like Carrie and her girls did every week in SATC, it’s all about delicious food and lots of cocktails. For the ladies who lunch (or brunch), head to one of your favourite venues with an insta-worthy backdrop and your favourite mini sliders, oysters and more. Head to Mon Bijou for a luncheon of dreams, and cocktails. Lots of them.

The team can work with florists and staging stylists to style your special occasion exactly how you like it. Contact the team for hen’s night packages that’ll be worth the Instagram post, that’s for sure. 

A Cute Weekend Getaway

Celebrate the brides last weekend of freedom (and her upcoming nuptials!), by booking a large house for all of the hen’s party. From a beautiful coastal house in Sorrento to a cute cottage in Yarra Valley, there are SO many options surrounding Melbourne. Decorate the house with balloons and presents before the brides’ arrival, and stock the boot with her favourite food, drinks and deserts.

For a particularly cute evening to remember, plan for home cooked meals and cheese sharing platters that you can all indulge in whilst you gossip and reminisce over past memories.

Talk to an Expert

If you’re planning your own hens party in Melbourne or you’re part of the bridal squad aiming to surprise the Bride but can’t make up your mind, chat to an expert at Hens. Simply call us on 03 9981 9000 or fill out an online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Our team of professional party planners can help you plan both day activities or a hen’s night to remember – whatever you want, we’ll help you achieve.