10 Hen's Party Activities In Brisbane For Every Kind Of Bride

10 Hen's Party Activities In Brisbane For Every Kind Of Bride

Because the big night has to come before the big day.

By Gracie Clough | 14th May 2019

So, you’ve just been put in charge of planning a hen’s party, huh? Planning this rite of passage is no mean feat, that’s for sure. From coming up with party ideas the whole group will love to planning the whole event in secret, a hen’s party takes a lot of time and effort!

Days of the feather boas, hot pink veils and bedazzled tiaras are long gone, and these days it’s all about treating the bride-to-be to some classy celebrations. To help inspire the upcoming pre-nuptial events, we’ve found some of Brisbane’s best hen’s party ideas that the bride-to-be will love!

Magic Men | Fortitude Valley

If you liked the Magic Mike movies, then you’ll love this. Welcome to the female-friendly show where the tables are turned and the men are the ones dropping it low. This is the ideal hens mayhem activity that’s a must-see. Is it even a hens' party if there’s no dancing, music and a little bit of cheekiness? We think not and Magic Men deliver the goods. Hosted in the Valley, the Magic Men show is just that – magic. See the boys on stage do their thing – wind, grind, rewind and repeat. Put your hand up to partake in the antics or watch it all unfold from afar. The men also happen to be good-looking and super toned – coincidence or bonus? Book in for a show for the senses from $35 each and be rewarded with a night to remember. See their hens’ party details and other services including topless waiters.


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Stephanies Luxury Spas

Begin the wedding festivities with a relaxing mind, body and soul experience at none other than Stephanies Luxury Spas. With over 25 years of industry experience, Stephanies has mastered the art of combining ancient rituals with modern spa technology to provide unreal treatments. A spa party at Stephanies is not only a fabulous bonding experience for all the bridesmaids, but also a chance to wind down feel and rejuvenated before the big day! The genuine and caring team are experts in elevating your spa experience with well-thought details to make the day truly memorable. When you enter one of Stephanies opulent spas, you will be offered fluffy robes, a glass of sparkling and an endless supply of herbal tea to help you settle into ultimate relaxation mode. From there, you and the girls can expect the royal treatment. With group packages on offer that can include an Exotic Sole Luxury Pedicure, Scalp Therapy, Eye Treatment Ritual or a Rasul Therapy Experience and 30 minute Hot Stone Massage or Petite Facial, there’s no doubt you and the Bride will leave feeling invigorated. You can find the beautiful Stephanies Luxury Spas located in Sofitel Brisbane Central CBD, Mercure Clear Mountain Resort and Vineyard, Peppers Resort and Villas Noosa, Bulimba and Cleveland.


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Brisbane Racing Club

Is your hen not into nightlife? Why not plan a day out at the races! Full of charm, rich history and stunning grounds, the bride-to-be will never forget her send-off at the iconic Brisbane Racing Club. After all, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting glammed up and sipping on some fine champagne while enjoying our beautiful Queensland weather! Whether you’re heading in with the group through general admission or you want to elevate your day with a luxe private space or marquee, it sure will be a memorable day. With an unbeatable ambience and delicious food and beverage options combined with impeccable service from the staff, you can’t go wrong with a day on the track. To take the stress out of the day, get in touch with the friendly team at Brisbane Racing Club where they will organise the perfect day for you all!


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Sirromet Wines

Does the bride-to-be love nothing more than sipping on her favorite bubbly, crisp white or full-bodied red? Whether you want to indulge in wine tastings, experience a behind-the-scenes vineyard tour or head off on a wild food and wine safari, the family-owned, Sirromet Wines will have plenty to offer. Perfect for hen’s parties, Sirromet’s new outdoor dining packages are another way to enjoy the lush vineyard surroundings. At the Cellar Door Light Lunch, you’ll indulge in a range of fresh platters, desserts and beverages. If garden picnics are more the bride-to-be’s style, the Grazing in the Garden package also offers delicious platters, a celebration cake and of course, beverages. Here, you’ll also be able to play lawn games while listening to your favourite tracks through Sirromet’s portable speakers and capture memories in their selfie-frames. And, thanks to a transfer shuttle service that stops off at various points in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you can forget about being the designated driver and enjoy all the wedding festivities! If you want to help the bride-to-be totally relax, make an entire weekend out of it, and book in to stay at the luxurious Sanctuary by Sirromet. Nestled in a cosy and tranquil bush land setting, we’re sure you won’t ever want to leave. To see everything Sirromet Wines has to offer, click here.


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The Artful Hen

It’s an art class, but definitely not as you know it! If you are looking for a truly original and creative way to celebrate a hen’s party, where there will be plenty of guaranteed fun and laughter, you need to book straight into a life drawing class at The Artful Hen. At one of these two-hour art classes (held at one of their BYO friendly venues or your private residence) you and the gals will have the chance to draw a nude hunky live male model along with playing plenty of fun games and drawing activities – which includes making a present for the hen. To top the experience off, there will even be a hilarious group photo op with the model himself afterwards! If you aren’t much of an artiste, never fear because your professional artist will guide you through the whole process. But, who knows, one of these classes might unleash the Picasso within you! You will find The Artful Hen located locally in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, plus Sydney, Melbourne and Perth if you are heading interstate!


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Retro’s Cocktail Lounge

A Hen’s Party isn’t complete without "Retro's", so limber up and get ready to dance the night away to some ol' school hits at Retro’s Cocktail Lounge! Located in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable Hen’s night at this 'totally rad' venue. With plenty of tunes blasting from the ‘80s, ‘90s and noughties you won’t be able to stay off the dance floor, unless of course it’s to grab one of Retro’s signature Fish Bowl cocktails! If partying in a private booth or bottle service is more the Bride’s style, Retro’s will go above and beyond to ensure your group has an unforgettable night. With packages on offer named after some of the most iconic songs like ‘the final countdown’ and ‘wanna dance with somebody’, the tone for your night is set. If you’ve got a larger group and want to take the night to the next level, look to ‘the ultimate’ package. Coming with a reserved VIP booth, 1750ml bottle of Grey Goose, unlimited mixers and a VIP Host to serve your drinks, the Bride is sure to be impressed!


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Aquarius Health & Medispa

Let the bride-to-be’s wedding planning stress (and your stress of hen’s planning!) melt away with lavish spa experiences at Aquarius Health & Medispa. The highly recommended Deluxe Ritual treatment is a decadent mind and body experience that includes a 30 minute Aroma Body Exfoliation, 30 minute Petit Spa Facial and 60 minute Full Body Massage – in other words, 120 minutes of total bliss! This treatment harnesses the use of organic cane sugar, molten nut butters and cold pressed oils to leave your skin feeling silky and hydrated and your senses invigorated. With any 60-minute treatment purchased, you and the girls will receive bathhouse entry for free, so get ready to lounge in the Turkish Steamroom, Saunas and Asian-inspired Bathhouse in comfy robes and slippers for the whole day after your treatment! And, if you feel like sipping on a cocktail post-treatment (because let’s be real, why wouldn’t you?), Aquarius even has a Spa Bar on hand, so bottoms up! You can find out all about Aquarius’s Hen’s Party offerings here.


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The Pole Gym

Start your hen’s party with the perfect icebreaker – pole dancing! With plenty of guaranteed laughs and good vibes, the squad will have the time of their lives at Brisbane CBD’s premium pole dancing destination, The Pole Gym. The Pole Gym currently offers a range of popular pole packages catering to a range of budgets, so everyone will sure feel loosened up! Wondering what’s on offer? For $150 for up to 10 people (and an additional $10 per person for larger groups), the basic package will score you a one-hour beginners pole dance lesson and display of advanced pole techniques, with plenty of photo opportunities at the end of your session. If you want to level up the bride-to-be’s experience, look to the deluxe package. $250 will score the girls an extended 1.5-hour beginners pole lesson with the opportunity to expand your techniques and learn a chair dance routine while you’re at it. After the class, you’ll be able to enjoy some refreshments and get access to the dress up box so your instructor can snap up some iconic group shots. Each deluxe package participant will also go home with a free pass to an additional pole class, and the person who busts out the best moves during the class will walk away with a $100 class voucher! The best part? After your class, you will have all the moves down pat for the dance floor later on.


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Darling & Co.

Have you ever wished there was a place where you could drink free flowing Aperol Spritz or Prosecco straight from a magical fountain? Well, it’s time to sound the trumpets because now you can! Paddington’s go-to destination for delicious eats, Darling & Co., has leveled up Sundays with ‘Sparkling Springs’. For a whole two hours, you and the gals will have unlimited access to an Aperol Spritz and Prosecco fountain alongside the gourmet grazing boards of your dreams. Is there anything more perfect for a hen’s party than bottomless bubbles paired with freshly shucked oysters with tequila and lime sorbet, a fine selection of cheeses, crispy breads and olives? Darling & Co. are offering Sparkling Springs every Sunday, so if you’ve got a hen’s party on the horizon head on over. Just don't forget to drink responsibly!


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Libertine Parfumerie

Scent is one of the most powerful memory triggers, and all brides need a signature scent for their big day, so why not treat the bride-to-be to a perfume masterclass at Libertine Parfumerie? Aside from their iconic regular perfume masterclasses, Libertine also holds specialised Bridal Fragrance Styling. During this one-hour workshop, all your special ladies will learn about the history of perfume plus get expert help to select everyone’s fragrance for the big day. You will all even be able to indulge in some champagne while you’re at it! You can find out more about Libertine Parfumerie’s offerings here.


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Article by Gracie Clough

Gracie is a Journalist and beauty-devotee who drinks her weight in tea daily. She appreciates the colour peach, minimalism and spends too much time talking about anything to do with beauty. When she isn’t watching Harry Potter (for the one millionth time), she is lurking photos of baby German Shepherds or choosing a new shade of nude lipstick to purchase.


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