If she's a Pinterest enthusiast passionate about textiles, check out our creative hens party ideas. We have an extensive collection of arts and craft classes that promise to make her last night of singledom one to remember.
Alongside promising plenty of laughs with your best gal pals, our hens night ideas also help soothe those pre-wedding jitters. Watercolour painting pushes worries to one side as you lose yourself in the meditative application of colour on canvas, and playing with clay is a sensory delight made better with a tipple or two!
Best of all, our workshops span Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more, so there's bound to be an unforgettable adventure nearby. Who needs the stress of travelling when there are guest lists, venues and menus to juggle?
Keep reading as we highlight some of Australia's most exciting hens night ideas – they’re so good, the boys might want to join too!
8 hens party ideas for arts and crafts lovers
1.Feel like a million dollars with heavenly fragrances
No wedding outfit is complete without a heavenly fragrance to match, so gather your friends for a sensational Sydney perfume making workshop. While the heady aromas of jasmine, bergamot and cedarwood permeate the air, you'll explore the ancient art of blending under the guidance of a cologne cognoscente!
The informative session covers perfume’s history, the intricate connection between scents and emotions and layering methods for maximum longevity. There's ample opportunity to experiment with a treasure chest of ingredients and mix a heart-warming tincture that captures your most cherished memories.
2. Study the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery
This beginner's Kintsugi workshop in Sydney encourages students to turn flaws and imperfections into stunning visual centrepieces.
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery using slivers of lacquer laced with gold, platinum and silver. Not only does it produce glittering criss-cross aesthetics but it's a powerful reminder that broken things are fixable.
Metaphorically, it teaches us an important lesson – in honouring our journey and healing old scars, we create something more unique, beautiful and resilient.
3. Level up wedding invitations with modern calligraphy
If you're looking for fun things to do in Melbourne, how about a modern calligraphy class? Wedding invitations are much more meaningful when adorned in an elegant cursive script.
Whimsical wordsmiths release their poetic side by practising brush lettering alongside an expert. The teacher runs through basic strokes for lower and upper-case letters, writing with a pointed pen and how to prepare and care for nibs. Forget about staying in the lines – you'll explore a range of styles to find your individuality!
4. Design a gorgeous boho wall hanging for interiors
Australia is home to all things boho, drawing from the abundance of surf, sea and sand. To honour the country's untameable roots, why not try a macrame class in Melbourne?
Macrame is a hand-crafting technique that uses knots to form spectacular shapes and patterns. In this class, you'll weave coarse materials like jute, twine and yarn into a stunning wall hanging that'll turn houseguests green with envy.
Unsurprisingly, twisting fabric is thirsty work. Feel free to bring a bottle of your favourite drink to sip while you socialise and put nimble fingers to the test! It’s simply one of the best things to do in Melbourne.
5. Paint and sip a stunning masterpiece
If you can't get away to celebrate her hen do, a paint and sip party is the next best thing. In this Brisbane watercolour workshop, you'll break through the four walls into a world overflowing with lush greenery and picturesque landscapes.
After a quick demonstration of blending, layering and lifting methods, you'll dive into your very own masterpiece. You can choose a template, recreate a much-loved piece of art or let your imagination run wild – the possibilities are endless.
6. Make dazzling floral bridal accessories
Picture this – floating down the aisle wearing an exquisite floral halo, delicate carnations complimenting tousled curls or traditional up-dos. Luckily, we can turn these musings into reality with a Brisbane DIY flower crown making workshop.
During the three-hour session, you'll condition, arrange and wire flowers over a delicious grazing box and glass of bubbles. Foliage is seasonal to keep up with the latest wedding trends, and there's a wealth of fancy embellishments to make accessories fit for brides and bridesmaids! Perfect if you’re searching for creative things to do in Brisbane.
8. Unwind with wine and handmade pottery
Travel to Perth and hand build pottery in this pottery and wine workshop. You'll kick-start the night with a glass of vino (it's a surefire way to unlock your creativity) before moulding a selection of professional-looking ceramics wares.
Unsurprisingly, shaping clay is hungry work! Thankfully, a local steakhouse prepares a buffet bursting with gourmet goodies to satisfy hearty appetites. What more could you want?
9. Knit a cosy throw for chilly nights and sleepovers
Hens night ideas just got a whole load cosier with this knitting workshop in Perth. You'll design a snug throw perfect for girly sleepovers and learn basic stitches to help you tackle DIY projects at home.
You have ultimate control over the size and colour (the extra-large woolly blanket is best for chillier climates) – no matter what you choose, the instructor is always on-hand to provide comprehensive tuition.
Most importantly, the group walks away with enhanced self-esteem. There's nothing more rewarding than being the family's go-to handywoman and successfully repairing worn-out items.
Kick-start the party with our engaging hens night ideas
We have hundreds of Australian hens night ideas to kick-start an awesome party. If the bride-to-be is passionate about Pinterest, you can't go wrong with our unique arts and crafts classes.
With beginner-friendly workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more, there's no need to travel far and wide. Simply choose one of our experience gift ideas and gather your loved ones – we'll take care of the rest.
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