CELEBRATE IN STYLE
The revelry of the hens night is a rite of passage for all brides-to-be, but it’s not always limited to short dresses and karaoke. From luxe spas to gorgeous wineries, Tijan Biner has compiled some of Victoria’s top party ideas that’ll make your hens night one to remember.
When it comes to bachelorette parties, there’s no one-size-fits-all – one woman’s sophisticated soiree is another woman’s nightmare. With stunning spots to celebrate in every corner of the state, make sure you gather your girls and make your hens night memorable in all the right ways!
ARRIVE IN STYLE
It’s one of the most important aspects to consider when planning your hens night – how you’ll get to and from your destination. The perfect hen needs the perfect mode of transport, and you certainly don’t want any of your bridesmaids being the designated driver. Established in 1987, The Party Bus is your ultimate party on wheels. With a huge range of vehicles that can cater up to 60 people, all grounds are easily catered for!
If you want to unleash your inner party girl and travel around Melbourne in style, The Party Bus will give you VIP entry into three of the city’s best clubs and bars. With a high-powered sound system, CD stacker, MP3 player, coloured lighting and the latest music pumping through the speakers, it truly is a nightclub on wheels!
If club-hopping isn’t your thing, grab your girls and escape from the city for a relaxing winery tour. The Party Bus will take you to some of Victoria’s most beautiful spots, where you can sit back and relax with a glass of red.
REACH NEW HEIGHTS
Start your bachelorette party with a spectacular view! For a truly unforgettable experience, watch the sun rise over the Yarra Valley from a new angle. Enjoy the picturesque landscape from above in a hot air balloon, and take in views as far as the Melbourne city skyline!
Let the early dawn breeze transport you to new heights that boast the picturesque panorama and landscapes of the valley, as well as its world-class vineyards, mountain ranges and rivers. After your hot air balloon ride, visit the award-winning Rochford Wines for a champagne breakfast.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Rochford Wines offers some of the best food and wine in the Yarra Valley. The winery features a restaurant, cafe, cellar door, retail shop, wine club, art gallery, natural amphitheatre and observation tower, so there’s plenty to do to keep your group entertained all day! Both thrilling and relaxing, it’s an adventure you and your girlfriends will cherish forever.
After the stress of organising the wedding has (slightly) subsided, treat yourself to a well-deserved day spa with your girlfriends. Sip on champagne and nibble on grapes while you indulge in manicures, pedicures and massages.
Relax & Unwind Massage Therapy offers gorgeous pamper packages, which are exactly what every bride-to-be needs before the big day. At a location of your choice, be treated like a princess with a relaxing massage, facial, foot scrub, manicure and/or pedicure. Beautifully scented candles, fluffy robes and peaceful music create the perfect place for you to sit back and relax with your girls. Hens and their buddies will even receive a bonus gift on the day! Relax & Unwind Massage Therapy also has a number of hampers, bath salts, candles and melts to purchase, which are perfect gifts for some of the leading ladies in your life.
Whether you’re planning an elegant ladies dinner or a wild night in, your bachelorette party should include sumptuous and high-quality catering. Your Private Chef offers a delectable range of culinary delights, from savoury Mediterranean platters to stunning berry trifle jars.
Your Private Chef was created by internationally acclaimed chef David Kolembus, and the company’s team of dedicated service, events and culinary staff will make your bachelorette party truly unforgettable. With an extensive range of packages, from cocktail-party catering to three-course fine dining, Your Private Chef’s high-quality catering will impress even the most fastidious bridesmaid!
HAVE A LITTLE FUN!
If you’re after something active that’ll also bring everyone in the wedding party closer, a day of paintballing is an exhilarating hens party must-do. The lead-up to your big day can cause huge pre-wedding jitters, so a paintball session is just what the doctor ordered to ease some of those nerves. It’s also the perfect combination of physical exercise and a good laugh, which are both massive stress relievers!
With three locations around Victoria in Ballan, Coldstream and Cockatoo, Paintball Skirmish is the ultimate day out for you and your bridesmaids. Visitors have been playing paintball at Paintball Skirmish since 1993, and the company still offers fantastic all-day or hourly packages. The ‘Splatmaster’ is a low-impact paintball for the girls who enjoy the thrill of the game without the impact, but there are also plenty of other hardcore options for the brave at heart! With marriage comes maturity and responsibility, so a chance to relive your younger days is guaranteed to be appreciated by the whole squad!
IMAGE CREDIT: Immerse Photography
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with celebrating your final unmarried days with feather boas and L-plates, no matter what you decide to do, just have fun! It can be wonderful to forego traditional wedding conventions in favour of new non-traditional trends that appropriately reflect your personality. You’ll be busy floating on a cloud of euphoria in the lead up to the big day, so your hens celebration should be just as charming as your wedding – a true reflection of you and the perfect night out with your leading ladies!