Gone are the days when hen's parties implied tons of alcohol and non-stop partying. Not that there's anything wrong with sipping delicious cocktails, but there are ways you can be more creative and organise a party everyone will remember. Hiring a stripper is tacky, as well as those outdated themed vacations packed with tons of planned activities nobody actually enjoys. Your friend is about to get married, which is a huge milestone in life, that deserves a proper celebration: there are many alternatives to the traditional forms of bachelorette gatherings. Let your hair down and check out these ideas for memorable hen parties in Australia.
Imagine having authentic photographs from your hen party that will make you giggle or at least cause a nostalgic smile every time you look at them. Turn the fun moments into memories: think outside the box and organise a vintage photoshoot! These are very popular in Melbourne and Brisbane, but you can also inquire about possibilities for the photographers and costume teams (e.g. The Lindy Charm School For Girls) joining you at some other Australian city. From flapper dresses and finger waves reminiscing jazz-era and sexy pin-up dresses with lovely hairstyles to burlesque glamorous looks – there are tons of makeovers you and the girls can try out!
Make it fun: learn a dance or two
Why don't you discover your sensuality with belly dancing while enjoying the exotic music and rhythm? Sign up for a class in Sydney together or organise a party and make dancing a fun side activity! Turning the celebration into a dance off is just one of the creative hens party ideas you can try out, and there are at least three reasons to consider it. Firstly, it's always fun to goof around on the dance floor. Secondly, you will learn new dancing styles and maybe develop a deeper interest in some of them. Finally, you can agree on making a unique choreography to dance at the wedding! Another thing a bride has to try before tying the knot is pole dancing. Brisbane has the best studios where you can learn the technique and enjoy entertaining games. Basic skills are easily mastered: the future husband will surely appreciate it!
Get your oms: go to a yoga retreat
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If you and your girlfriends are fitness-focused and looking for a stress-free hen party, consider booking a weekend at a yoga resort. This is a no-fuss bonding experience where you can simply relax and embrace the serenity that's certainly ensured by the resort's staff. Savour some delicious tasteful breakfasts, enjoy a massage or two, and attend yoga classes during your stay. Everyone will feel rejuvenated and refreshed, which is far nicer than the feeling of exhaustion and dark circles around the eyes in the morning after all-night partying. Australia is packed with these urban retreats or the ones tucked in away from the city crowds: consider the Bondi Yoga House (Bondi Beach), Billabong Retreat (45 min from Sydney), or the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (Queensland). Seize the outdoor opportunities: go glamping
Glamping is a new form of camping: it connects the best of the world of glamour and independent travelling, minus the inconveniences such as sleeping in a small tent and bothering with mosquitoes and bugs no one invited. If the weather is nice and you love those late night talks with your friends under the open starry skies – glamping is a perfect choice. Reconnect with nature and charge your batteries in some of the best glamping spots in Australia: consider the Nightfall Wilderness Camp in Lamington National Park, Cockatoo Island with the amazing pizza and an island bar, or Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay (New South Wales). Head for an adventure: go rock climbing
If the bride-to-be is an active type, she will love the unconventional heart pumping hen's party! Brisbane is renowned for being a famous place for outdoor activities: from rock climbing on the Kangaroo Point cliffs to canoeing, followed by the exquisite cuisine on the spot – it may be a perfect venue for your hen's party! Check out other outdoor activities and plan your trip. The purpose of hen's parties is to bond with your beloved girlfriends, spend quality time with each other, and be a part of an extremely important and emotional transition your friend (a bride-to-be) is experiencing by stepping in the world of marriage. Think outside the box and start planning a party by asking what would the future bride love.