As your big day approaches, it’s time to celebrate with your besties! You have in mind something fun and elegant that not only your friends but you (the bride-to-be!) will relax and enjoy. We’ve done the hard work for you and found a heap of classy hens party ideas in Brisbane city and the surrounding suburbs. From a cocktail-making class to making your own perfume or skincare product, we’ve made it easy for you to find your ideal workshop, gather your crew and create memories for life.
A classy hens night at an art workshop
Whether you consider yourself the creative type or not, you might love the idea of trying your hand at painting. An inspiring option is the Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds class in Seventeen Mile Rocks. What’s not to like about being surrounded by your favourite women while drinking a glass of bubbly and exercising your creative muscles? As well as learning some watercolour tricks, your ladies will take home two personal and on-trend pieces of art.
Or perhaps you’re a more daring type of bride? Bring the exceptional women in your life to an art class that celebrates the naked female form! Spend your hens night with a glass of wine in hand while you learn to draw the human body in this fun Life Drawing Paint and Sip Class. It promises to be occasionally hilarious and definitely memorable!
Glowing skin, happy hens
A natural Soap-Making Class could be the perfect choice for your classy hens party, with a teacher who will come to your Brisbane home or your group can go to theirs. You will each choose your favourite essential oil (like rose or jasmine, derived naturally from a plant or flower), mix it with other natural ingredients, add some herbs if you wish and then set it to take home. What’s more, the members of your bachelorette party will leave with the knowledge to keep making their own soap at home.
If you’re after something truly different as your hen party theme, how about a Soy Candle Making Class? If you’ve got some pretty jam or pickling jars at home you can bring them along, otherwise, they will be supplied. Your knowledgeable teacher will guide you and your friends through the basics of candle-making and provide you with all the tools and equipment you need. At the end of the session, your guests will have made several candles that both smell delightful and add a welcoming glow to your bathroom or bedroom.
Surround yourself with flowers
Are you one of those nature lovers who look out eagerly for the burst of native flannel flowers as soon as Spring hits? Or you just love having a beautiful bunch of flowers in your home? The Native Bouquet Workshop at the Northside Flower Market is a lovely experience for you and your close friends. Not only will your hen party crew walk away with a stunning floral arrangement that you have put together with your own hands, but you will also learn practical advice on how to make your flowers last longer, what colour and textural combos work the best and even what makes up the most attractive composition.
A specially tailored Hens Flower Crown Making Workshop at Francesca’s Flowers in Bardon could make the perfect bachelorette party. You can request a private party at a time that suits you. An array of beautiful blooms will be yours for the taking, as you learn wiring techniques to weave the stems into your flower crown. Just bring your own wine or champagne and they’ll provide fruit and cheese platters, tea and coffee. At the end of what’s sure to be a pleasurable and bonding experience, your squad will look gorgeous adorned in their finished flower crowns for a frame-worthy team photo!
Double up with two hens party themes in one
We think an event that combines two fantastic hens party themes - Flower Crowns and Cocktail Making - is a surefire winner. The Cocktail Queen will travel to you all over Brisbane as well as regional areas, bringing with her an expert mixologist who will guide you through the principles of delicious cocktail concoctions. Shake and stir, then drink what you’ve made while your group gets to enjoy the creative process of flower crown making.
More greenery for your classy hens do
Nature lovers can learn how to construct their own miniature garden in the Terrarium Making Workshop in South Brisbane (or the teacher will come to you). Your individual creation will include moss and living ferns, as well as gemstones, crystals and timber. At the end of the day, the special women in your life will have an attractive piece of home decor as well as the memory of a beautiful shared experience.
Eat, drink and make macrame
All that woven cord might look daunting, but a crafty hens party means you can learn a new skill with the support of your crew! While sipping on a cocktail and grazing on shared platters, you will be taught three of the most popular knots in macrame art and you will get to work with sustainable recycled cotton cord. In the classy and vibrant terrace space at Ivory Tusk, your exclusive hens party posse will learn a new skill that promotes mindfulness and patience at the Beginners Macramé, Sip + Graze in Fortitude Valley.
Relax and roll
Pottery is one of the most functional and beautiful artforms, so wouldn’t it be great to gather everyone together to learn something that so many people have always wanted to try? In this Clay Hand Building Class, your private group will be guided through the technical aspects of working with clay, like how to pinch clay, the method for coiling, slab work and under glazing. You’ll finish your top hen party class with your own unique planter, vase, mug or even jewellery. Your besties will have made something they will treasure forever.