If you’re a Brisbane resident, there are lots of reasons why opting to keep it local for your hens party celebrations is an inspired idea. If you’re the kind of girl who wants to spend quality time connecting with the wonderful women in her life, rather than seriously partying the night away, a relaxed and fun itinerary filled with hens day activities in Brisbane is an excellent alternative.
Including one or two activities like a class or workshop is a fine idea, particularly if it includes some nibbles or drinks, or even a whole meal. Your crew will enjoy the creativity and focus of the handmade process while they learn new things (and hopefully laugh, chat, eat and drink along the way!)
The considerable benefits of close-to-home hens day activities are many. Firstly, during the planning process, you or your lovely bridesmaid organiser will enjoy the flexibility to adopt a personal hen party theme, which will allow your bride’s favourite hen party ideas to take centre-stage. You can also spare your guests the expense (and time requirements) of long-distance travel by staying close to your neighbourhood. Not forgetting making it easier on the bride! She is most likely at the tail end of months of planning, organising and possibly, significant stress and anxiety - what with weighing up the mother-in-law’s opinions and finding the perfect dress! She will need her hens day to be a real treat which will allow her to slow down, de-stress, reconnect with old friends and importantly, have a little bit of fun!
With workplace stress and burnout named as increasingly dangerous factors in our busy lives, you can bet that she’s not the only one of the group that needs to unwind. Your hens day could help reinvigorate the women of your tribe, contribute positively to their wellbeing and not least, connect them with their fellow Brisbane locals. While a hens party is traditionally a rite of passage that marks the bride-to-be’s venture into married life, centreing it around a creative activity can be the catalyst for a unique bonding experience between your group of fab females. You’ll create memories that will endure long after the wedding is over and you might even inspire some of your hens to take up a new health-boosting hobby!
Here are some of the best hen party ideas at home:
Cocktail Making Class
Just because you’re staying local doesn’t mean you don’t want to loosen up a little and enjoy a delicious tipple. Whether your party consists of 10 close friends or up to 70 extended family members, friends and colleagues, host Kubarz can bring the drinks party to you at your home. You can choose a workshop which includes two out of three iconic cocktails (Cosmo, Mojito and Espresso Martini), before the fun of a ‘Make Your Own Cocktail’ competition, which will be judged by a professional bartender and the winner will be awarded a prize!
Flaming Cheese Wheel and Wine Experience
Is your bride a cheese-aholic? Nothing gets cheesier (in the best way!) than a risotto made within a flaming cheese wheel, incorporating three cheese varieties of your choice including the best Italian gorgonzola, smoked cheese or truffle pecorino. Watch it be prepared at the esteemed Salt Meats Cheese and then savour its deliciousness with a perfectly paired glass of Italian wine chosen by a top sommelier. A handmade dessert will perfectly finish off your unique and memorable hens party experience.
Make Your Own Natural Bath Bombs Class
Fragrant and moisturizing, nourishing and indulgent, natural bath bombs are a welcome addition to any woman’s bathroom, making this class an exquisite contender for your hens day in Brisbane. At Workshop in Newstead, your gang will use only the purest ingredients to create not only their own bath bombs but also a face serum that contains natural essential oils. You’ll each take home four bath bombs and an instruction booklet so you can go home and make more for yourself or to give as gifts.
Basket Weaving Class
If your bride-to-be has been captivated by the resurgence of handmade crafts, then this could be the perfect choice for her and her hens. There are plenty of reasons to bypass a similar mass-produced product - environmental concerns, poor working conditions and underpayment for workers amongst them - so gather your ladies and send them home with their very own bespoke coiled basket using naturally dyed and sustainable raffia. Your group will master the basics of hand stitching around the raffia core material whilst adding textures and a variety of colours.
Paint and Sip Class - Watercolour and Wine
Plants, paints and a little booze combine in this on-trend workshop which will hit the right mark as a chic and fun Brisbane hens activity. Wine will flow and so will your squad’s creativity as you paint a watercolour succulent still-life. Whether your group includes some budding artists or is made up of complete novices, the Paint and Sip class is suitable for everyone and there’s sure to be lots of laughs whilst original art is being made.
Dried Flower Dome Workshop
Many of us know the joy of working with flowers, but the Dried Flower Dome workshop is an opportunity to play with flowers that won’t die in a week or two. Have your hens learn how to prepare different flower species to ensure long term preservation, then arrange a personal selection underneath a glass dome. Three dried flower varieties will be available to use during the class, as well as stones and crystals. A beautiful choice which will send your besties home with a lasting creation for their homes.
Good for Ya Gut: Fermentation Basics
Is the bride-to-be health and wellbeing focussed? Get to know your kombucha from your kefir in this workshop which offers an overview of one of the most prevalent topics of recent times: gut health. Fermented foods are reportedly responsible for restoring the health of the gastrointestinal system, leading to improved immunity and wellbeing in other areas of your body. Your girls will learn how to make dairy and non-dairy yoghurt, kombucha, kefir, quark and kimchi and will go home with a recipe booklet to continue making vitality-boosting fermented foods for your family and friends at home.