So, you’ve been tasked with organising your best friend’s hens party?

When it comes to organising a bachelorette party, it can be tricky to find fun ideas (without the cringe-factor!)

Don’t stress kids – we’ve got you covered!

We’ve rounded up the best hen party ideas in Canberra for the bride tribe that just wants to have fun… but in a new kind of way.

We promise you won’t find any old cliché or crass hens party ideas here.Hooray-canberra-hens-party-ideas_01

Photography: Bel Combridge Photography 

1. Bring out your inner florist with a floral workshop

You are the queen and now it’s time to wear the crown. Round up your bridesmaids and reach out to Larissa of Wiluna Studio to host a Hens flower crown workshop.

If that’s not your style – how does a ‘beers and bouquets’, or floral mandala workshop sound?


2. Get bendy in a yoga class

Focus the mind, destress and prepare yourself for the big day ahead with a private bridal party yoga class. To bring a bit of laughter and excitement, mix it up with paddle board yoga or even goat yoga!


3. Host a garden party

Nothing could fit more perfectly into your garden party than Nellie’s caravan pop-up café! Nibbles, coffee and drinks will bring everyone together in a relaxed and intimate way. Lay down on your picnic rug and bask in all the good vibes surrounding you!


4. Dance up a storm with some dancing lessons

Sparkling samba, stylish burlesque or smooth salsa? End up in fits of giggles as you all put your two left feet forward during Salsabor’s hens party package. Either enjoy a lesson at their studio or at your chosen venue and they jump start you into dancing the night away.


5. Set sail in a Go-Boat

Spend an evening out on Lake Burley Griffin with some tasty food and drink. This unique hens party will see you out on your own Go-Boat, spending time with your girlfriends and making the most of Canberra’s beautiful sunsets. 

Plus, why not add a grazing platter from HOORAY! favourites, Nibble and Nourish?

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6. Get creative in a jewellery workshop

Remember those friendship necklaces you traded in high school? Nothing beats them quite like making your own silver bracelets. Kin Gallery runs all sorts of jewellery making workshops that will see you taking home your very own piece to remember this special event.


7. Pamper your tribe with a spa package

Let’s face it, sometimes (all of the time) all we want is to be able to sit back and have someone pamper us from head to toe. Mudd Spa can do exactly that with the different hens and bridal packages they offer. Get the girls together and just relax, Mudd Spa has this covered.


8. Cook up a feast in a cooking class

Get hands-on with chocolate or learn how to create a Mexican feast – Pialligo Estate offers these classes and so many more at their cooking academy. What better way to get together, than over some incredible cooking (…followed by a whole lot of eating!).


9. Enjoy a High Tea

Enjoy dressing up and getting a little bit fancy? This is perfect for you. Delicate French cakes and tarts with a glass of champagne on a rooftop terrace is exactly what you can expect from Burberry Hotel’s High Tea.


Did we leave anything out?

Let us know! We’re always on the hunt for ideas to recommend to our readers. Send us an email at [email protected].


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