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Hands-on hen's days


Naughty hen’s party themes are a thing of the past. Modern brides are looking for classy hen’s party options that will inspire fond memories, instead of making the bride-to-be blushing.

Cooking lessons

If you are a bride who is a food and wine devotee, a cooking lesson with the girls might be the ideal hen’s party idea for you. Try a hands-on class with your closest gal pals, then enjoy the foods you’ve created with a glass of wine or two.

In Melbourne, Kaew from Original Thai Cooking reveals the secrets to authentic Thai food. If pasta is more your style, Luciana at Cucina Italiana will have you and your girls living la dolce vita.

Cocktail class

Treat your friends to an evening of moving and shaking – not on the dance floor (though that can follow of course!), but at an exclusive cocktail class.

Hugos Bar in Sydney will provide you with an award-winning mixologist to assist you on your cocktail-making mission. For Melburnians, Spice Market is a stunning hen’s night venue, which runs a master class by one of Australia’s best bartenders.

Life-drawing session

Playful brides with an arty side might like a life-drawing class. Many studios provide champagne and snacks to help you loosen up and sustain you through the creative process. The ‘fit, friendly and professional’ models found at The Creative Hen in Melbourne sound like a major drawcard.

Pampering spa day

Fluffy robes and essential oils will have your bridal stresses melting away. An outdoor pool and sun-drenched terrace are tempting features of the Eforea Spa in the Hilton Melbourne on the Park. When a weekend away calls your name, the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is a stellar relaxation zone, with champagne, a steam room and a sumptuous geisha tub.

Find hen’s night venues in the Bride Directory. For more pre-wedding inspiration, learn how to plan the perfect kitchen tea or a bespoke bridal shower.

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