How to Throw the Least Tacky Hens' Party of All Time

How to Throw the Least Tacky Hens' Party of All Time

It’s time to start dropping hints.

By Ashlea McMahon & Emmy-Lou McKean | 29th March 2017

You’ve been working hard and eating well in the lead-up to your wedding, and you’ve got that enviable bridal glow. Then the hens’ party rolls around, and you’re faced with the prospect of undoing all your hard work with one bad night.

Most of us will use any excuse to let our hair down, but that doesn’t always include half-naked bartenders serving jelly shots to your future mother-in-law.

So why not do something a little unconventional for your hens’ party? These days, many brides are looking for hens’ party alternatives to nourish the mind, body and soul, and we’ve found activities to suit everyone.

It’s time to start dropping some subtle hints to your maid of honour… or forget being subtle and just send this list straight to her inbox!

Raw Treat Cooking Classes

Spend the day learning how to create wholesome treats with your girlfriends. This way, you’ll get a fun activity and catering will be taken care of. Then you can devour your delicious guilt-free goodies afterwards.

Girls’ Weekend Away

If your idea of a good time is a being surrounded by your nearest and dearest, keep your hens’ party intimate with a weekend staycation with your bridal party.

Treasury Casino and Hotel offers the perfect Stay & Play package for the ultimate hens’ weekend. Who could say no to luxury overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room, sparkling wine on ice upon arrival, food and beverage credit and breakfast in The Lab Restaurant?

You can even upgrade your experience to end the staycation on a high note with a decadent high tea created by Executive Chef Steven Jones, who brings years of experience working in five-star London establishments. Starting at $45 per person, indulge in a number of delectable pastry delights with the option to add a bottle of Moët & Chandon for the premium high tea experience. Did we mention there’s also a bottomless selection of La Maison Du Thé French handcrafted teas?

Yoga Classes or Retreats

The lead-up to the wedding can be stressful for everyone, so plan a hens’ party that’s sure to have everyone feeling relaxed, replenished, and ready to take on anything. Healthy Hens offers an amazing Zen Hen package – a retreat that includes yoga and other revitalising activities.

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Bridal Party Boot camps

Kick off the hens’ party with an energising boot camp or obstacle course. A hit of endorphins will set the tone and ensure that everyone is in a great mood. You can also incorporate games and prizes into the boot camps to make them extra-fun. Afterwards, head to a health food café or smoothie bar to replenish your bodies.

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Creative Painting classes

Painting classes are always a good choice if you’re looking for an exceptional way to celebrate your hens’ party. They usually include some wine (or you can BYO), and you’re sure to have a lot of laughs, get paint on your elbows and get your creativity flowing.

Dance classes

Book a dance class with your squad! This fun idea will leave you and your girlfriends thoroughly entertained and satisfied. If you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone, a Bollywood-inspired class is bound to get your hips shaking.

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Article by Ashlea McMahon & Emmy-Lou McKean

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style