The hens do is an integral part of any wedding. Whether it’s a quiet gathering of close female friends and family, or a rip-roaring night on the town with the bridesmaids, a bride gets to enjoy this final ‘single’ time with her girls before she gets married.
The question is: what to do for a hens party?
There are all kinds of activities to try, so here are a few of the best to consider!
Cocktail making classes
Many of us have stood in front of a bar and watched in awe as a bartender has whipped up a liquid concoction that looks as impressive as it tastes. Cocktail making is a skill that will come in handy in future, and one that is 100 percent fun for all involved – especially when you get to enjoy your creations together at the end of the class.
Flower arrangement classes
There’s something uniquely serene about the art of flower arranging, and there’s a lot to learn from a professional during a class. This activity is fantastic as a low-key way to get everyone involved and chatting to one another (especially as it’s rare for all hens to know each other before the wedding).
For particularly crafty brides and bridesmaids, this could even be a great way to save costs at the florist by learning to arrange flowers for the big day themselves.
Who says the bucks get to have all the fun? Paint ball is a fast-paced, fun and competitive activity, and if you’ve got a group of gals willing to give it a go, it can make for an incredibly memorable and exciting hens do.
If you’re thinking of this option, make sure you organise the event for a month before the wedding. When you get hit by a paintball, it will often leave a bruise – and no bride (or bridesmaid, or guest) wants to accessorise her dress with black and blue splotches.
Outdoor movie night
Take a step up from the usual dinner and movie with the girls by hosting an outdoor movie night. You can hire a projector, hang up a sheet in the back garden, and fill up the space with bean bags, blankets, and outdoor seating.
Order in takeaways or keep it simple with a BBQ, and keep the bubbles flowing as you play a favourite movie or two in the privacy of your own backyard.
Fortunately for Australian brides (and their hens), Australia offers some of the best wineries in the world, and they’re dotted all over our vast country. Wine tasting is a fantastic activity if you have a large group as you can easily book a bus to cater to bigger parties.
Your tour will take you to several wineries where you will each get to taste a number of delicious vinos while getting to know one another and relaxing before the big day.