Unlike bucks parties, the aim of a hens night is to show the bride-to-be a great time—and for most brides that doesn’t mean strippers, penis straws or making a wedding dress out of toilet paper. There’s so much more you can do for your bridechilla bestie to send her on her way to wedded bliss.
Here are 8 hens night party ideas in Perth that don’t involve strippers or embarrassing phallic-shaped objects.
BYO High Tea
Grab the bride’s favourite bottle of bubbles and book a high tea at Mount Hawthorn dessert boutique, Bites By D, where she’ll be treated to dainty desserts as far as the eye can see. On Saturday’s the shop stays open to 10pm, so you can have your high tea for dinner before heading out to a bar. Best hens night ever? We think so!
Dance Like Beyonce
Put your diva pants on and head to F Is For Dance for their Dance Like Beyonce hens night package. At $35 a head, it’s one of the more affordable hens night activities in Perth. You and the gal pals will get your own dance instructor, a private dance studio, insight into some of Beyonce’s sexiest signature moves and you’ll finish with a hot little routine to one of Bey’s best hits that you can wow everyone with at the wedding when you’ve had a few.
Locked Room Challenge
If the bride to be considers herself a bit of a problem solver, a locked room challenge will be right up her alley. You and the chicks will be locked in a themed room for an hour while you solve puzzles, riddles and clues to find your way out. We love Mystic Clue in Cannington and Escape Hunt in Fremantle.
Boho Glamping Night
Throw the bride a hens party to remember as you glamp under the stars in an uber cool bell tent. Nomadika is a new Perth glamping company who’ll help create a bohemian hens night to remember—complete with tent, double bed, fancy linens, rugs, lighting and loads of cushions. Add a few hampers into the mix, make some flower crowns and your bride bestie will be singing your praises until the cows come home.
If your bride is a beauty addict she’ll love Clean Slate’s Essential Oil Blending & Perfume Workshop. Run out of the beautiful Stackwood space, the workshop runs for 90 minutes and leads you through the perfume making process culminating in you making two of your very own blends of the sweet smelling stuff. Your bride will be happy because she has a new scent to wear on her wedding day, along with all your other guests. If you want some drinks and a bite to eat to go with your workshop, they can also be run at The Standard in Northbridge where the team there will whip you up anything from nibbles to a two-course dinner!
Book a cooking class at Matters Of Taste in Bicton and help the food-loving Hen on her way to domesticated bliss (just jokes, we’re not in the 50s anymore). Learn everything from Italian, Spanish tapas and Moroccan tagines to Indian, high tea and French. Just pick her fave food, bring a few bottles of wine, tie up your apron (better yet, get some custom aprons made for extra brownie points) and away you go!
Cheese Making Course
Who doesn’t love cheese? And we’re predicting the bride hasn’t eaten a lot lately thanks to all the shredding for the wedding so she’ll really appreciate this one. The Cheese Maker put on some awesome cheese making courses (hosted at The Cheese Barrel) including Gourmet Delights, where you’ll learn to make camembert, cream cheese, quark and mascarpone. You’ll even get morning or afternoon tea, coffee, plenty of tastings along the way and a whole wheel of cheese to take home.
A Bar In Your Backyard
If you’re throwing the Hen a backyard party, why not take things to the next level and book The Crafty Barman? You’ll learn how to make your choice of up to four cocktails, while bartenders will wait on you hand and foot to keep the good vibes flowing all night. They’ve even got a photo booth you can hire out at an extra cost!
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