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Forget the stock standard stripper and penis straws – cater your hen’s night to your bride’s personality with these cute ideas.
The unique bride
If your bride is keen to get her hands dirty (so to speak), Civic business BareArtefacts offer life drawing classes with a difference. One two-hour package priced from $60 – $85 per person includes a gorgeous nude model, a fabulous art teacher, a sparkling bottle of bubbly, art supplies and equipment, mood music, an art class including sketching and portraits, hilarious games such as paper wedding dress and pin the penis on the hunk, plasticine figure art, polaroid pictures, optional body painting, a gift bag for the hen and topless waiters. Keen on keeping the fun at home? BareArtefacts can come to you (with two bare butlers in tow) for an extra cost. BareArtefacts owner Thea Harper says it’s the perfect option for those craving something unique. “The reason why we’re different is even if you’re not comfortable or not great at drawing, everyone gets involved and has a good time. It’s a real hands-on creative class and the time flies so quick – it’s the perfect start (or end) to a hen’s night!” Book a class via email@example.com
The foodie bride
What better way to celebrate your bride’s impending marriage than to eat all the things? Pialligo Estate offer a three course lunch in their Garden Pavilions with spectacular views from $60 per head, while foodie haven Pod Food do a four course breakfast degustation for $40 per head. After an all you can eat? The Hyatt do a mean buffet with roasts, bountiful seafood, soup of the day, live cooking stations, gourmet salads and selections of antipasto, hot buffet dishes, farmhouse cheeses and decadent desserts from $85 per head. If the bride is keen to make her own drinks, finish the night at White Rabbit for a cocktail making class. Want more ideas? You can also view our foodie hen’s trail, complete with cooking classes, here.
The active bride
Taking part in a class is a great way to get the heart racing, have a giggle and get to know each other. Pole and fitness studio Fitsistas offer one hour classes from $35 per person, while Civic’s Xtend Barre have vigorous and fun classes set to dance beats. If your bride fancies herself as a keen dancer, Sass and Tease offer burlesque classes for groups.
The low-key bride
Is your bride not so keen on having a massive night? Try starting the day with a relaxed high tea overlooking the city at Burbury Hotel, then spend an afternoon making flower crowns with floral expert Lady Larissa, who can come to your home. Keen to spend the rest of the night in? Read our DIY bride hen’s trail here.
The ‘in need of a pamper’ bride
Spoil your bride with an all-day pamper sesh. Our picks for day spas include Mudd the Spa at Realm, NewActon’s Soma Day Spa and Civic’s newly opened Sui Day Spa, all of which can cater to hen’s events. Currently Mudd offers a back massage, mini facial, mini pedicure and complimentary champagne for $170 per person, while Soma offer a mini facial, head, neck, shoulders and back relaxation massage, mini manicure and mini pedicure for $225. If your bride is in need of some retail therapy, try Canberra Centre or Canberra Outlet Centre‘s styling sessions. For the final touches, finish with a blow dry at her favourite hairdresser and/or a makeover at beauty fave, Mecca Cosmetica.