10 of the Hottest Hens Party Ideas for 2018

Planning a Hens Night is a real honour! Getting the girls together and celebrating the Bride to Be for her last Hoorah before the Big Day. Every year, fresh and exciting Hens Party Ideas come online, and this year is no exception!

We’ve compiled our on-trend pick of Top 10 Hens Party Ideas for 2018! Look out for some brand new Hens Activities, ripe for Bridesmaids Inspo, as well as a few classic Hens night ideas that remain popular year on year!

Image Ref: Bohemian Outdoor Styling by NY interior designer, Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon

Image Ref: Bohemian Outdoor Styling by NY interior designer, Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon

Hens Pop Up Picnic | Bohemian Chic Event Styling

A Hens pop up picnic is quite simply the PERFECT Summer Hens Party Soiree! And Boho chic styling is as bang on trend as Aperol Spritz’ for summer 2018!

Picture elegant tipis with hanging woodland florals, add texture and guest comfort with scatter cushions, throws and faux fur rugs set around low lying rustic wooden crates. 

Indulge the girls with delicious insta worthy grazing platters dripping with colourful fresh fruits, artisan cheeses, succulent charcuterie delights and fresh baked sonoma breads. 

Add magical touches with dream catchers, scent diffusers and candles for sunset gatherings to create a magical fairy tale Hens Party. 

All that’s missing is Sienna Miller and Mary-Kate Olsen from the guestlist to complete this classy Hens Party look!

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Choose your Hens Party Picnic setting carefully. Location ideas include the Bride to Be’s garden or family home. A local parkland or perhaps even the ‘proposal spot’ if appropriate. Extra bridesmaid brownie points if the backdrop has amazing background vistas such as Sydney harbour views! Flower Crown classes are a great addition for Hens entertainment at this beautiful Hens celebration.

Hens Spa Day & Waterfront Luncheon | The Perfect Classy Hens Idea!

Wedding Planning can be a stressful process! Melt away the strain with a relaxing Hens Spa Day, the perfect tonic to unwind, recalibrate and boost wellbeing before the big day!

Choose from a range of spa treatments such as rejuvenating facials, soothing massages, foot scrubs and body wraps to name a few. Enjoy unadulterated top to toe pampering with a few celebratory champers along the way!

Once the girls are well and truly in ‘zen’, head to a local waterfront restaurant for a delicious Hens set dinner or lunch experience, in celebration of the Bride to Be.

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Look for spas that have great onsite facilities such as saunas, steam rooms and pools. This is key for large groups where it can take time to treat all of the ladies on rotation. Also ensure the spa is accustomed to treating Hens parties, and treatments can be tailored to guests with special requirements. 

Hens Dance Class | Callin’ All The Single Ladies!

Okay, okay…Hens dance classes have been a popular Hens activity idea since the dawn of time! BUT, forming a girls dance troupe and learning the routine to Beyonce’s “single ladies” is an entirely new Hens dance class idea! Throw in a faux diamond ring prop for each guest to really channel your inner B, and zesty cocktails on arrival, and you’ve got yourselves one chart topping Hens party! 

A Hens dance class is such a fun and giggly way to get a bunch of girls teaming up together to laugh, dance and learn something new!

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Advise the girls to wear comfortable clothing and shoes so they can let loose, shimmy and shake! Scholls party feet are a god send here! If your class is the first stop in the Hens Day Out, be sure to plan group transport to your next stop so you don’t lose the momentum of the day. For a great range of luxury hummer and budget partybus options in Sydney and Melbourne get in touch. 

Image Ref: Glamcorner, Designer Rental Dress Hire

Image Ref: Glamcorner, Designer Rental Dress Hire

Hens Party At The Races | Giddy Up Horsey!

Don your best frocks and fascinators, line up the bubbles and get your betting slips at the ready to experience the thrill of a Hens day out at the races! Celebrate with the bride to be, with unrivalled entertainment, food and fashion at the racecourse! Simply the perfect Hens Party Day Idea! 

A day at the races is always a fabulously social occasion, bringing together the ladies for a fun and stylish day out, with the exciting possibility of taking home more in your purse than you started out the day with!

Many racecourses in Australia now offer tailored hospitality packages which include premium catering and beverages, and the best track side views! Contact us for our Exclusive Hens Raceday Packages, tailored to your party.

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: With all of the glamour and excitement of raceday in the heat of the sun it’s not uncommon for the ladies to start dropping like flies! Ensure everyone maintains regular water intake, and there are plans for a raceday lunch to line the stomachs!

Image Ref: Blossom Yoga Instructor Anna Swain, Coogee Beach Sydney.

Image Ref: Blossom Yoga Instructor Anna Swain, Coogee Beach Sydney.

Hens Yoga Class | Wellness For The Big Day!

As many brides will tell you - the big day often flies by in the blink of an eye. It’s a true gift to be fully present and connected on your wedding day. A great way to help the Bride  is a guided private group yoga class with a professional yoga instructor. A great instructor will adapt to varying experience across the group to make all of the girls feel comfortable. Private yoga classes are a wonderful way to start the Hens day feeling balanced and on a natural high.

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Ensure your Hens yoga class includes yoga mats - it can be a hassle for girls to have to organise. If you’ve chosen to host outdoors be sure to have a plan B in case of adverse weather. For example if your group yoga class is booked to take place in your local parklands, position near a pavilion or shelter in case of rain.

Hens Gin Class | Make Your Own Gin!

Could Gin be any more on trend for 2018?! If the Bride to Be is a gin lover, a ‘Make your own gin’ class is a truly unique Hens Party idea, one she will treasure forevermore!

A Hens gin making class offers the unique opportunity to blend your own gin, creating your own ‘signature’ gin blend that’s perfectly tailored to your unique palette. Your ‘master of gin’ will guide you through the fascinating origins and history of gin, as well the distillery process. And of course you get to taste a wide flavour of delicious aromatic gins. 

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Choose a gin making class that specialises in the gin making process. And to ensure the Hens party’s not over before it starts, team up your gin making class with a Hens lunch or dinner to soak up the alcohol intake!

Image Ref:  Oh Flora, flower crown workshop

Image Ref:  Oh Flora, flower crown workshop

Hens Flower Crown Class | Make Your Own Flower Crown

Flower crown making is a popular Hens activity for 2018, and a favourite with the mums! 

Perfect for both Bridal Showers and Hens Parties, a Flower Crown workshop is the perfect tasteful and creative Hens activity idea, that anyone can try their hand at with ease, no prior floristry skills required! We love that it unifies the girls with beautiful, colourful floral halos, before continuing on to the Hens Night celebrations!

There are a range of Flower Crown Packages available. Many will come to you for a ‘host at home’ class, others are available to host at local venues.

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Ensure the flower crown class price includes all florals, foliages, tools and materials, in short - everything you and the girls need to create beautiful flower crowns. Having champagne and nibbles setup whilst the class is taking place to fuel the girls creativity is the perfect touch!

Hens Private Wine Tour | Celebrate in Wine Country!

If there’s one thing that sits high on the priority list of Hens parties it’s good quality wine (and lot’s of it!). What better way to enjoy a range of wines to suit every taste, led by fascinating wine experts, all in a beautiful setting than with a Hens winery tour.

For those who aren’t big wine drinkers, many wine regions in Australia now offer more diversity and choice to groups beyond simply wine tasting. Vodka distillery tours, local cheese and chocolate tasting, plus visits to local farmer markets and cooking schools are all fabulous additions to your Hens winery tour.

Make it into a wonderful Hens Weekend with overnight group stays in local winery resorts, or hire a shared house for communal champagne breakfasts! Bicycles or tandems are a great, affordable way to get around! Be sure to decorate the brides bicycle with local flowers and white ribbons, and stream the brides fave tracks from a portable music player in her front basket! A flower crown for the Bride-to-be is a pretty addition too.

Recommended wine country destinations across Australia: Barossa Valley Wine Tours. Hunter Valley Wine Tours. Margaret River Wine Tours. 

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Ensure your wine tour operator is experienced in taking Hens Parties, and you have the low down on their policies for Hens paraphernalia in the wineries, and BYO drinks on the way to the wine region. Shoot us an enquiry if you need any help on this. This can make or break your Hens wine tour.

Image Ref: AOC Seven Star Yacht Cruise

Image Ref: AOC Seven Star Yacht Cruise

Hens Cruise | Sunkissed Sailing

A sunkissed Hens Cruise on the Harbour is so utterly fabulous, we can’t see it ever slipping off-trend! There is something magical about celebrating with the girls on the water, with free flowing champagne, sexy background beats and insta-worthy views with endless Hens selfie opportunities!

Light Hens decorations and a cocktail on arrival gets the celebrations underway the moment the girls step aboard. 

Choose from a great range of cruise options available from high-end luxury Hens Cruises, right through to budget Hens cruise options, offering a choice of all inclusive Hens Cruise packages through to a BYO Hens Cruise to suit every budget. Add additional entertainment with Hens Topless Waiters or a surprise strip show!

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Ensure all hidden fees have been included in your Hens cruise booking such as wharfing fees, BYO charges, staffing charges. Don’t get stung later down the track. And check the features and specifications of your vessel, what’s the maximum capacity? Are water toys included? Are fridges, eskies, cups, ice included? If you need a hand with sourcing the right Hens Cruise Package for your budget and style get in touch.

Hens Glam Up & Photoshoot | Feel Utterly Fabulous! 

Get Red Carpet ready, and treat the girls to a Hens Makeup Class and Professional Photoshoot in a private studio! Receive personalised makeup advice from a pro makeup artist, trial new looks and colours to suit your unique skin tones. Upgrade to include hair pin ups, and even fashion styling, culminating in a giggly catwalk runway to showcase the girls new fabulous looks! 

Work your angles, learn posing and photo tips and tricks to suit your body shapes and individual styles. And the best bit - you get to take home professional photo shots of you and the girls as a treasured memory for the Bride-to-be!

OzParty Hens Expert Top Tip: Create a Hens photobook of the memories of the Hens day to present to the Bride-to-be on the morning of her big day. Besties for life!


Thanks for checking out our 2018 low down of ideas for fun and classy Hens Parties right across Australia! Check out our OzParty Hens Party Packages for great value Hens. Or contact our OzParty Expert Hens Planners to customise the perfect Hens package for you and the girls!

Aimee Udall,

Expert Hens Planner, OzParty Events

Sydney Hens Party Packages | Melbourne Hens Party Packages

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