If you've ever organised a wedding before, or seen the movie "Bridesmaids", then you may be feeling a little apprehensive about organising a hens day for your soon-to-be-wed friend.
Rowdy drunken harbour cruises with tacky strippers are a thing of the past. These days there are some fun and classy ways to celebrate your friends up coming nuptials in a way that you won't regret when the photos turn up on Facebook.
For a relaxing day of pampering, it's hard to go past a trip to the day spa. Many have group rooms and treatments so that a bunch of you can get massaged, smoothed and beautified together. A trip to the day spa is also a great way to include the bride's and groom's mums in the celebrations without the risk of offending anyone.
A day out at the races has always been a popular hen's day idea. You can get all dressed up in your frocks and hats and sip champagne as the action plays out on the track. Bigger race meetings usually include additional entertainment such as bands for no extra cost, and they are often well attended by Buck's Days which might be appreciated by the single girls in your group.
For a truly elegant day out, it is hard to go past high tea at The Tea Room in The Queen Victoria Building. Fine pastries, cakes and finger sandwiches are served on tiered silver stands with an accompanying selection of teas, sparkling wines or piccolos of French champagne for a graceful dining experience.
For an entertaining and informative get together, a cocktail course could be the day for you. Over a two hour period, a skilled bar professional will introduce you to the history, style and influences of cocktail culture. Learn to make, and enjoy, infamous classics such as the martini & the margarita to the latest in cocktail chic. Team it with dinner for an afternoon and evening of fun for a unique hens occasion.
For something a little more active, a day of white water rafting at Penrith is a fresh and thrilling bonding experience. Located only an hour from Sydney, The Penrith Whitewater Stadium was built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and privides a world class facility for you and your friends to have a unique, active day out together.
Why not have some fun while learning something new? For a one-of-a-kind hen's party, you and your girlfriends can learn life drawing at The Artful Hen. Not only will your day be filled with laughs, champagne, music and games but you will also learn how to draw the human figure, with the help of a teacher to help bring out your hidden talent and a gorgeous naked male model to provide plenty of inspiration.
Image courtesy of The Artful Hen
Do you have any ideas to share on how to make a hen's day to remember?