Because the big night has to come before the big day.
Whether you’re the one getting hitched or are planning a night out for your favourite lady, organising the perfect hen’s night can be tricky. Before she takes to the aisle, throwing her one last hurrah is a must. No matter what your bride is into, we’ve put together an easy list of activities that will delight any bride – from the foodie right through to the party girl! With no tacky events in sight, here’s how to give her the send-off she deserves.
For The Bride Who Loves To Party | Wildboys Afloat
We all know a bride who isn’t afraid to let her hair down. Level things up for her once-in-a-lifetime party with Brisbane’s most iconic party, Wildboys Afloat! Cruising up and down the scenic Brisbane River, Wildboys Afloat is a light-hearted, fun night out that ensures every single guest has a good time. With packages at a flat-rate of $99 per person, each of your guests can enjoy the beautiful 3.5-hour river cruise with access to a hot & cold buffet, as well as unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Or, if you bride has a particular drink of choice, their full-service bar operates at discounted prices! If you’re looking for a fabulous night out with your girls (where even the Mother-in-law to-be will have a fantastic time) Wildboy’s all-inclusive river cruises is the perfect option. Boasting a diverse range of staff with engaging personalities and the guarantee of a safe and welcoming night out, Wildboys knows how to throw a party that allows all the girls to create amazing memories before the big day.
For The Bride Who Loves To Dance | Retro’s
If your bride loves to cut loose on the dance floor, she won’t find a better venue to get down in than Brisbane icon, Retro’s. Kick off the night with a VIP booth where your entire gang can indulge in some personal-attention courtesy of a dedicated host who will ensure the drinks continue to flow. Whether you opt for bottle service or prefer to work your way through a fishbowl or two (or three or four), it’s the perfect venue for hen’s parties of all kinds. Once you’ve gained some Dutch courage, take it to the dance floor for a bit of a boogie! Playing all her favourite tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s, Retro’s dance floor and VIP booth area is easily one of Brisbane’s best. For something a little more exciting, they also host a Ladies Night, featuring Bad Boys Australia once a month for a show unlike any other. Schedule your party with them online for a free gift for the bride-to-be upon arrival! It will be talked about as the most enjoyable and memorable hen’s-do of the century!
For the bride with a sweet tooth | Dessert degustation at Bacchus
If your bride has a sweet tooth that can’t be satisfied, Bacchus’ 6-course dessert degustation is the ultimate indulgence. Offering a selection of the desserts hand-selected by the chef, the dessert degustation is a chance to forget the diet for an afternoon and treat yourself to their mouth-watering range of treats. From the coconut cheesecake with lime and butterscotch to the lemon sorbet, it’s a decadent culinary experience that any bride will enjoy. For a little extra you can even opt to enjoy paired wines with each course!
For the bride who loves the outdoors | Tree-house escape
If you want to commemorate the special day with a mini-getaway, why not treat her to one of the more unique destinations available? There are plenty of tree-houses available for hire that can cater to large groups of guests and that will allow you all to bond and unwind before the big day rolls around. Whether it’s this stunning bungalow in Kamerunga or this hidden hideaway in Redlynch, there are plenty of destinations that will immerse you in natural wonder while still being in-reach of all the perks of civilisation (e.g. shopping!).
For the ‘bougie’ bride | Private yacht charter
If your bride is the kind of lady who goes big (or goes home), going the full nine-yards with a luxury yacht hire is the ultimate way to send her off before the big day! A private yacht means you can celebrate the hen’s party suntanning with a mimosa in hand and with plenty of dreamy, sun-drenched selfies that will make all your Insta followers envious. Operators such as Crystal Blue Yacht Charters, Sailing In Paradise and Aussie Princess can help you find the perfect yacht for your party, with space for as many as 50 guests! Add a food & drinks package to make sure everything is taken care of so that you can focus on having a dance, sunbathing and getting the party started. Living like a millionaire has never been so glamorous.
For the foodie bride | Gold Coast Food & Wine Tours
Because nothing says “Congratulations!” quite like drinking your way through the Gold Coast’s finest establishments. Your very own foodie guide will introduce you to the very best of the Gold Coast in your own personalised tour. More than just a foodie-indulgence, it’s also an opportunity to enjoy one-of-a-kind GC experiences, such as viewing the Gold Coast from a helicopter, exploring famous local landmarks, or a personalised tour of Tambourine’s local producers. No matter what you want to experience or discover, owner & professional tour guide Karen can help curate a foodie experience that will have your bride-to-be going back for seconds!