The hen night is one of the most important events in the lead up to the wedding. But it can be hard trying to decide where to go. If you are struggling for inspiration, we have come up with 17 unusual hens party ideas Melbourne brides will love in 2021.
1. High Tea Hens Party Melbourne – Mary Eats Cake
Looking for an elegant, upscale hens party experience? Then the High Tea Hens Party at Mary Eats Cake is right up your street. Hosted in a glorious venue in Brunswick, just a few minutes from CBD, this vintage-themed event is the perfect opportunity for old friends to relax.
The venue takes inspiration from the Victorian era when high tea became fashionable. The menu includes delicate sandwiches, the best French Champagne and a simply divine selection of cream cakes. A visit to Mary Eats Cake will surely be a party you’ll remember for a long time.
2. Hens Spa Day – Botanica Wellness Spa
Located in Rialto Towers in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Botanica is an award-winning spa that is the perfect place for the bride and a select group of friends to unwind before the big day.
The skilled beauticians at Botanica offer a range of relaxing treatments to help rejuvenate the skin, body and mind. Everyone is sure to come out looking and feeling a million dollars.
3. Private Cocktail Party – La Di Da
The Champagne Lounge at La Di Da on Little Bourke Street, is available for private hire. To make the event extra special, why not combine the stunning lounge with the Cocktail bar next door to create your very own exclusive cocktail party.
The Champagne Lounge is a stunning destination with both indoor and outdoor areas for guests to enjoy. While the adjoining cocktail bar offers a quiet intimate area away from the main room.
4. Archery Hens – Archery Warz
Perfect for girls who fancy playing out their Hunger Games fantasy. Archery Warz allows you to take on the role of Katniss Everdeen and shoot arrows at your mates. All in the name of fun of course.
Archery Warz offers private Archery Hen nights at all their venues across Melbourne. A range of fun archery games can be played that are suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. And of course, it’s completely safe.
5. Princes of the Night – Crown Casino Melbourne
Princes of the Night is Melbourne’s leading male cabaret show. Hosted at the Crown Casino Melbourne, guests are in for a visual treat with exotic male dancers, thrilling choreography and stunning costumes.
The show takes place each night with bookings available for private parties. Guests can also enjoy a pre-show dinner at Crown Casino Melbourne, while accommodation is also available at the Lush Hotel if you want to make a night of it.
6. Axe Throwing – Maniax Melbourne
Is wedding planning getting to you? Do you need to release some frustration? Then why not try a little axe throwing at Maniax Melbourne. Urban axe throwing is Australia’s newest sport and you can experience all the excitement for yourself with a private axe throwing session.
Axe throwing sessions last about two hours where you’ll be shown how to hold and throw an axe before being entered into a tournament between you and your mates. It’s a great way to let your hair down and yes, it’s perfectly safe
7. Italian Cooking Masterclass – Enoteca Sileno
Ever wanted to learn how to make traditional Italian pizzas and pasta? Now you can by attending an Italian cooking master class at the renowned Enoteca Sileno Gastronomia in downtown Melbourne.
A range of courses are available including pizza, pasta, gnocchi and pasticceria. All courses are suitable for beginners, and you can learn a thing or two along the way. But best of all you’ll get to sit down and enjoy your endeavours at the end of the day.
8. Bottomless Cocktail Cruise – Yarra River Cruises
Looking for something a little different? Then why not explore the beauty of Melbourne at night with a bottomless cocktail cruise along the Yarra River.
The cruise departs from Berth 2 Federation Wharf and includes a 2-hour cruise along the Yarra River. Guests will not only experience stunning views from the outdoor deck, but they will also enjoy a selection of cocktails and delicious food along the way.
9. Unforgettable Party Night – Mon Bijou
Mon Bijou is located on the top floor of the boutique Adelphi Hotel on Flinders Lane. This stunning location is one of the city’s most desirable and exclusive party destinations, so it’s perfect for a hens night.
The interior of Mon Bijou is outstanding with mirrored walls and stunning lighting helping to create an Austin Powers style experience. But it’s nothing compared to the view outside. Set high in the clouds towering above the city, the views are awe-inspiring.
10. A-Lister Party Night – Baroq House
Want to feel like an A-lister, complete with red carpet and paparazzi madness? Then why not book an exclusive A-lister style party at Baroq House. While we can’t promise any Hollywood heartthrobs will attend, we can promise you’ll have the time of your life. Your A-lister party can be tailored to create a unique event for the hen. Options include champagne on arrival, a selection of exotic cocktails and a simply mind-boggling range of canapes.
11. Barefoot Bowls – City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Hen parties don’t have to be high octane affairs, you might feel like doing things differently by having a laid back afternoon of fun. If that’s you, why not arrange a game of barefoot bowls at the City of Melbourne Bowls Club.
Located in the heart of Melbourne, the venue is open day and night for private events. There is a BBQ available for hire, although you’ll have to provide your own chef. This is all part of the charm of this wonderful iconic venue located in the heart of the cities business district.
12. Rap Jumping – Fun Addicts
Do you like living life on the edge? Then rap jumping could be for you. Rap jumping combines the adrenalin of bungee jumping with the thrill of abseiling. Fun Addicts offers this innovative form of freestyle rope riding in the Southbank area.
You’ll be given full instruction by an experienced rappelling instructor and all safety equipment is provided. Rap jumping is great fun, but it’s not for the faint of heart, so if any of the party are scared of heights this may not be the best option.
13. Life Drawing Classes – Cheeky Drawing
If you are looking for some cheeky fun, then a life drawing, body painting or sculpture class could be just your thing. Cheeky Drawing offer a range of hens party packages for groups of all sizes.
Art materials are provided so you’ll only need to bring along yourself and some friends. A professional photographer will also be on hand to record the fun. A range of virtual options is also available on request.
14. Cocktail Making Masterclass – Liquid Infusion
Fancy yourself as Tom Cruise from Cocktail? Then why not take a cocktail making masterclass from the professional mixologists at Liquid Infusion. Here you’ll learn how to mix, shake, muddle and blend cocktails to perfection.
Workshops can be arranged for 15 to 500 people, with events arranged at your office, local restaurant, or hotel. Events can also be Mad Men and James Bond themed.
15. Cupcake decorating – Bella Cupcakes
If you are looking for something different to do on your hens night, then why not try cupcake decorating from Bella Cupcakes. This is a really enjoyable activity for everyone, and the best part is you’ll have four delicious cupcakes to take home with you.
The party starts with a demonstration of the latest cake decorating techniques. Guests then get to decorate their very own cupcakes. A minimum of 8 guests is required, with larger parties catered for on request.
16. Dance Classes – Aussie Twerk
Want to have fun, burn lots of calories and strengthen your core muscles at the same time? Then why not arrange some private dance classes at Aussie Twerk in downtown Melbourne.
Your expert instructor will teach you a range of moves, including twerk and booty dance techniques, which are easy and fun to learn. The company offers a range of hens party packages that are suitable for groups of all sizes and abilities.
17. Hula Hoop Classes – HoopSparx
Get into the spin with hula hoop classes from the Hoopstars at HoopSparx. Hula Hoop parties are filled with giggle fueled hoop games that are fun for everyone.
You’ll learn some cool moves and the bride will get to keep her very own sparkly hula hoop as a memento of the day. Hula hoop parties can be arranged at work or home, alternatively, HoopSparx can help you choose a suitable destination for you.
Make it special
Choosing a hens party celebration that everyone will enjoy can be a challenge, but the above ideas should provide some inspiration for creating your own unique event.
But if you are struggling between raunchy and classy or loud and quiet. Don’t forget, there are no rules for having just one hens night. Feel free to arrange as many as you can handle!