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Published February 25th 2016
Every bride deserves a fancy and fun send off for her hens
It's one of the most important aspects in planning a wedding, the long-awaited hens night. The bridal party secretly concocting some promiscuous plan for the brides last night as a single woman. But with all the hype and over exaggeration, I find hens nights to be quite overrated, and I'm not the first one to admit it.
The usual soirée includes the sleazy and tacky stripper, inappropriately shaped straws, too much alcohol, excessive amounts of money spent, and a terrible hangover the next day. If you're planning a hens night and aren't interested in all the craziness, don't fret, as I have discovered an exciting list of activities for a unique and relaxed hens party - minus the migraine and dehydration the next morning.
1. Day Spa
What's better than being pampered? Nothing. A day spa is an excellent choice for those longing to forget their woes. I don't think anyone would complain with a massage, manicure and pedicure. A day spa also enables you to spend time with your loved ones in a relaxed and unpretentious setting. Have a chat, a laugh and enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst you get treated like a queen.Spa on Brougham in North Adelaide offers a distinctive group package that's perfect for a hens party.
Why not hire out a cinema for your family and bridal party. You can organise this through the cinema itself and tailor a package to include food and drink whilst you enjoy a movie, or choose from an existing set package. The latest 50 Shades sequel will be released in 2017; I can't think of a better film to watch at a hens party! Wallis Cinemas is a great option for hosting a hens party. A variety of diverse choices in catering and drinks can be found on their website. The total price per person also includes the guests movie ticket.
A bit more formal and conservative, a high tea is a great option for a stress free and simple afternoon spent with your best female companions. By booking a high tea, you can forget the tiresome and strenuous chore of decorating the space, organising a caterer or cooking your own food - if you're planning to do something at home. Better yet, a classy and sophisticated backdrop of a hotel or restaurant will make this day even better. Delicious canapes, champagne, quality conversation and laughs in an elegant surrounds will guarantee a successful high tea hens party The Stamford Plaza offers an affordable high tea experience for around $35 per person.
Similar to cooking classes, Adelaide Chocolate School in North Adelaide offers chocolate making classes for hens party groups. Not only will you enjoy a unique day filled with delicious chocolate, but you'll learn a new skill at the same time. If all guests are over 18 and if you'd like to stick to a traditional style hens theme, you can request to create adult only chocolates shaped by adult only moulds. A humorous, fun, quirky, and indulgent day spent with the girls.
Photo Courtesy of Adelaide Chocolate School Facebook
I've heard great things about pole dancing; it's fun, excellent for your abs, and a confidence booster. There are an array of pole dancing establishments around Adelaide, so you'll have no trouble finding one to suit. Pole dancing will undoubtedly provide you with unlimited laughs and a thorough workout. Unleash your inner queen whilst learning an empowering and sexy new skill.