Spring is all about the renewal of life. With such perfect weather and blossoming surroundings, it makes sense why spring is one of the most popular wedding seasons. It’s also the perfect time for the growth of fresh flowers, which is handy for any brides wanting a spring bridal bouquet. But, one of the most important events before the bride walks down the aisle is the hens party. Finding the right hens party ideas in Brisbane can often be time-consuming and stressful. Our best piece of advice is to think about your bride and decide on a theme that reflects her personality. Then it's as easy as coming to ClassBento and finding the right workshop for the event. Our top pick for this month is a nature-themed hens party – the perfect way to embrace spring and the changing of seasons. There are loads of fun creative activities that would work and they are all located in and around Brisbane.
For all of those nature-loving hens out there the best option is going to be a workshop that involves flowers and plants. Flower arranging classes are so much fun and can even help the bride to experiment with pieces for the special day. Wilde Flora runs a special Romance of the Rose flower arranging class that kicks off with complimentary sparkling rose refreshments, followed by a beautiful rose meditation. There's an organic vegan lunch included as well as rose-infused chocolates, and we haven't even reached the flower arranging party yet! You and your group will spend the rest of the afternoon creating your own beautiful rose bouquets and flower arrangements.
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique in the flower arranging department, why not try dried flower arranging? You’ll learn all the different techniques of working with dried foliage and how to make them into the bouquet of your dreams. The only requirement is that you bring some creativity and a vase for your creations.
If you think the bride would rather spend some time with her best friends creating beautiful flower crowns, Eddie's Studio runs a private flower crown making workshop that is mobile and can come to you anywhere in Brisbane. All of the materials are provided and all you need to do is lock in your besties, choose a venue and get ready to get creative making your own flower crowns. You'll spend an unforgettable time reconnecting with nature surrounded by flowers and learning about how to mix and match colours and different varieties to make a beautiful crown. Or if you want to have a few drinks while you work, why not create your flower crown and drink a cocktail at the same time! These classes are ideal for any bridal party looking to add their own touch to their wedding ensembles. You'll get to muddle and shake three different cocktails as well as learn from a qualified florist how to create your own flower crowns. There is only one rule when it comes to working with flowers and that is to have as much fun as possible and let your creativity flow.
And if the flower crowns don't have you inspired maybe a terrarium making class might be more your style. You don’t need to have a green thumb to make a terrarium. This is perfect for anyone bride-to-be who wants to embrace nature and give her home or office space a piece of nature without having to venture outdoors. It’s also ideal for getting together and celebrating new growth and new beginnings. During the class, you’ll be given a range of plants to choose from that you can place inside a glass vessel to create your own mini garden. You will also get to decorate your terrarium with small stones to allow for proper drainage and will leave with the knowledge of how to make your own diy terrariums at home.
Macrame and watercolour Painting
If your bride loves nature but isn't that keen on getting her hands dirty there are a few other options that still fit with the nature theme. Macrame plant hangers are trending big time, so why not spend the hens party creating something beautiful that can hold a succulent and will brighten the bride's home. Ivy Trove's macrame plant hanger class is a relaxing and low key hens activity that will see you and the bridal party create a hanging pot holder to take home with you. And the best part is Hayley even includes a sweet succulent to hang in it. You’ll get to choose from a wide range of green leafy friends to make your creation extra special. You'll walk away from this class with great memories, something you’ll love, and all the macrame skills to continue your new hobby at home.
If you’re looking to paint something beautiful at your hen's party, look no further than a floral watercolour painting experience. This three-hour paint and sip class is run by artist and creative Poppy Ridsdill a short drive from Brisbane in the beautiful Burleigh Heads. Hire a driver, bring some bottles of wine and make a day of it. You’ll get to socialise with your bridal squad while enjoying a relaxing painting session and having a few drinks before your big day.