While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating your final days as a single lady with feather boas or yellow ‘L’ plates we’ve come up with a few non-textbook ideas to assist your bachelorette party planning.
Private Dining Rooms
For the ease and intimacy of hosting an indulgent gathering, private dining rooms are our preference. Enjoy a superlative dinner or languorous lunch in the company of your nearest and dearest in a considered space, escorted by decadent cuisine. With a Parisian influenced menu and a blossoming rooftop terrace, Melbourne’s French Saloon offers a refined dining area fitting for a hens celebration. We like the idea of welcoming the bride-to-be in to a room furnished by one, large banquet table billowing with tuberose’s and sheathed in crisp white linen. Gently knot a helium balloon to the back of each chair and assign a place card for every guest attending, penciled using delicate typography.
Princes of the Night
What started out as a “strip show” almost 15 years ago has since evolved in to an entertaining theatrical stage production featuring professional commercial dancers performing expertly choreographed routines to songs we all know and love.
Under the strong creative direction of Princes of the Night founder Craig Wiese, new elements have slowly been introduced in to the show which makes it tricky for anyone to define exactly what the show actually is. Perhaps it’s easier to tell you what it most definitely is not. It is not an overly sexualised exploitation of men that you might normally associate with strippers. In fact Craig seldom refers to the Princes of the Night as a ‘strip show’ instead, describing it as a full stage production. “We’re a bit more sophisticated than a nightclub in that we only work with professionals. In fact, the guys are not strippers at all. They’re commercial dancers who have worked on theatrical productions like Matilda and King Kong.”
Think of it as a group of really really good looking men with gymnast like physiques dancing with their shirts off like they belong in a Justin Timberlake music video clip. Even better than that though, the men in the show and the staff running the production are friendly, approachable and well, quite wholesome. Not at all what we were expecting and such a pleasant contradiction to every other male review that is on the market.
You can feel perfectly comfortable inviting your grandmother along and even male friends would get a laugh out of the show. If you’re after a night filled with endless belly laughs, karaoke style sing offs and Beyoncé dance moves then you simply must book your night with the Princes.
Catch the Princes of the Night’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ inspired stage production at Crown every Saturday night. Bookings are necessary, make a booking for your hens’ night from just $40.
Primped and Pampered
A Skip, hop and a jump from Melbourne’s teeming metropolis is an oasis engulfed by serene grounds. For the ultimate sense of tranquillity and peace of mind during the final days of wedding preparation, the Peninsula Hot Springs will tailor a spa package to suit any hens celebration. For those seeking some serious pre-wedding pampering, lunch and bathe under the Arabian influenced Royal Moroccan tent with Mediterranean grazing platters and sparkling glasses of bubbles.
Flower design workshops, cake decorating classes or group life drawing sessions are a great way to encourage everyone to get together and unveil a new talent. Create your own cocktail concoction or re-enact the pottery scene from Ghost at a creative ceramics class. Discover some of Melbourne’s most inspiring workshops and transmit some of those exciting pre-wedding nerves into conceptual pieces of artwork or delicious tastings.
If you’re reading this and have completely lapsed on hens day invitations, we have the perfect solution to your wedding woes. Paperless Post is an online paper stationary platform. So, if you do have to E-vite your best friends after all, at least the invitations will look beautiful.