A hen party is an incredibly exciting event – and getting to throw one in Melbourne is a real thrill! As one of the most exciting cities in the world, Melbourne is the ideal place to let loose.
While there is nothing wrong with the traditional hen party ideas, sometimes you want to try something a little different. Are you a bride squad looking for the perfect idea for a bride? Luckily, there are a whole host of incredible and unique party ideas you can explore.
If you are struggling for inspiration, we’re here to help. Read on for nine of our absolute favourite ideas for planning a magical hen party in Melbourne.
Not every hen party has to be a wild celebration. There is even space for some self-improvement and relaxation for the girls! While a yoga class might not sound like much of a party, it can be a really fun experience to go as a group and enjoy some intimate coaching from a yoga expert – it can help you all relax in advance of the big day and give you some bonding time. Stretch out your bodies and release stresses and strains with visualisation and spend some time with your best girls.
The hour and a half class at Kula Yoga is a wonderful option for those looking for some spirituality and calm on their hen party, just make sure you have a group of at least fifteen and you’re good to go.
This option combines an unusual form of exercise with laughter and a hint of the risque. If you have always wanted to try out your body strength with the challenge of pole dancing, now is your chance! The Pole Room has special packages for those on hen parties, giving you a specially tailored experience designed with fun in mind. If you’re worried that everyone will be too shy to get involved, give the evening a hint of luxury by adding a bottle of champagne to proceedings. After a glass of the bubbly stuff, everyone will be feeling a little more open to learning a few pole moves!
If you want to get a different view of Melbourne, then take a beautiful cruise down the Yarra River and enjoy some time to just chill with your friends. You can charter a private boat for your special occasion with Yarra River Cruises and enjoy delicious drinks and great music, all while soaking in the sights of the city from a different angle. If you want to base your party in Melbourne but put a twist on it, this is the best way to do something a little different.
There are so many opportunities for you to do something different as a hen, why not take a different track from the usual strippers and rude balloons. When you head to Work-Shop Melbourne, you can choose a class from a wide range of choices. Perfect for those with a crafty streak, you can select jewellery making, cheese making, flower crowns or even hula hooping. How ambitious are you feeling? There is so much to learn – why not go into marriage with a brand new skill (even if that skill is that you can now paint while tipsy).
Most hen parties have an element of alcohol drinking involved – and for good reason, it allows you to relax and truly let your hair down. After all, it is the bride to be’s last night of freedom. However, you don’t just have to sip fancy cocktails when you book in at The Emerson. You will be able to take a hen party cocktail class so that you can learn how to mix your own drinks, trying different cocktails. With the opportunity to make three cocktails, you will also be able to nibble on some tasty canapes and enjoy a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.
Do you have an arty bride to be? Then you should take her to life drawing class. Normally you might be a little shy to try your art skills out in front of strangers, but you can sign up for a private class and enjoy trying life drawing with The Creative Hen. Billed as the tasteful alternative to the more risque hen party options, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of a life drawing class and get some directions from an art teacher who will help you create something that might make you giggle, or might take pride of place in your home! At least with this option, you will have a real souvenir of your evening that you can take home and treasure forever (or perhaps hide in a drawer). Who knows, you might even pick up a new hobby for life!
Another idea that you might have thought of is karaoke, but don’t discount it as a cheesy option! Combine it with a delicious dinner. Eat a great meal and then take the party backstage. The Rice Queen karaoke room offers ninety-minute sessions where you can enjoy letting loose and singing your favourite tunes. This might be a little traditional, but if you have a bride who loves to show off her vocal chops, then this is the perfect option. Sometimes the simple ideas are truly the best!
Okay, sometimes the classics are kind of the best. If you want to go with a traditional hen party activity, and you have a blushing bride who loves Magic Mike, take her to experience the real deal with Melbourne’s Magic Men. These handsome studs are incredibly talented and are sure to have you giggling and forgetting your worries on this final outing as a “single lady”. The hen party night package (no pun intended) comes with three hours of unlimited drinks and finger foods served by gorgeous topless waiters eager to serve. The packages vary, but no matter which you choose, you are sure to have a night to remember (as long as you keep a handle on those bottomless cocktails).
If you want to do something very different, then why not go on an outdoor activity adventure? Booking a luxury Gunnamatta Trail Ride can give you a sense of true exploration. Saddle up and set off with your hen party down the stunning Mornington Peninsula. This ride takes two hours and you will have the chance to soak in the beautiful scenery and get some serious riding in. You can even visit the Peninsula Hot Springs for a decadent soak – and don’t forget to stop for a delicious lunch. After all, you earned it!
Have you been inspired by these amazing ideas? Whether you want to explore life drawing, jewellery making, a relaxing river cruise or a slightly sexier male revue, there is something for every taste and budget. You could even choose more than one to spoil the bride to be ahead of her big day. This is sure to be a hen party to remember and create some long lasting bonds, whichever activity your bride to be will love.