1. Cocktail Making
Fun cocktails are an essential start to a hen’s party, so why not take it up a level and learn to make your own? The cocktail making experience will obviously include tastings (yum!), but you’ll also be taught the art of infusing flavours and how to build the ultimate cocktail. If that’s not exciting enough, add in the prospect of a buff bartender and we think you might be sold. Stop, drop and shake those cocktails until you can proclaim yourself as a cocktail connoisseur by the end of the night!
2. Scavenger Hunt
Let your inner child out before the wedding and set off on a treasure hunt. Gather the girlfriends for a day or night-filled adventure which can be as risqué, food-filled or silly as you like. Have someone create some clues and treasure maps, organise exciting prizes like champagne, massage vouchers or gourmet choccies, split into teams and get the ladies competing to find the treasure. The best bit is this G-rated activity is 100% mother-in-law certified.
3. Spa Retreat
If the thought of an entire day of pampering and relaxation gives you a shiver of excitement, then a spa retreat is right up your ally. Trade sore feet and alcohol with clean pores and plush robes in a hen’s spa retreat – the only hen’s party that you’ll leave looking better than when you arrived! Indulge in facials, mud masks, full-body massages and the all-important mani and pedi! This is the perfect option for a stressed out bride-to-be, who will appreciate the relaxation and the lack of post-Hen’s hangover.
4. Bride in Stitches
Laughter is the best medicine, and what could be better than sharing some giggles with the bride to beat the stress of her big day? Head out to your local comedy club and if you let them know you’re bringing a bride-to-be, you’ll be sure to get some extra jokes on married life thrown in for free.
5. Aroma Therapy
Want to ditch the same-old, trashy stripper fest for your hen’s? Fragrance making is a unique and innovative activity that is fun and leaves all the party-goers with a take-home gift they’ll remember for years to come. Fragrance is an important staple for the bride on her wedding day as certain aromas can trigger an outpouring of memories, so creating a bespoke scent for her will be a sentimental way to reminisce with her favourite girlfriends. Whether she’s a lover of florals, prefers cotton-candy or likes to play up her sensual side, perfume-making will never disappoint.
6. Crown Fit for a Queen
Awaken your inner Lana Del Ray with the art of flower crown making, because let’s face it, every queen needs a crown! DIY flower crown workshops are available to book with ‘Oh Flora’ and are perfect for a bride who is looking for something unique. You can create cute crowns for the flower girls or a bold head piece to compliment the bridal look – whatever you choose, you’re sure to have some creative fun! Don’t limit yourself to just floral crowns, you can even make customary bouquets, accessorise bonbonnieres, and if your girls are feeling extra inventive you can try your hand at table centre-pieces. The bride would love having the opportunity to contribute to her wedding, hands-on!
7. The Spiritual Bride
Tarot cards, zodiac signs and fortune tellers – oh my! It’s always exciting to see what the future holds. If your bride skips the first pages of a magazine and gazes with wide-opened eyes at the star sign section, then we predict a love affair with a zodiac-themed hen’s party! Combining the bride-to-be’s zodiac sign with her husband’s can reveal fascinating predictions about their marriage and children.