Planning a hens celebration? Steer clear of the strippers and get inspired with these party ideas.
Wedding bells are in the air, and it’s time to have one last celebration as a single lady. Whether you want to keep it classy and wholesome or go all out and end the night on the dancefloor, we’ve got you covered. With everything from boozy art classes to karaoke and long lunches with waterside views, get all the inspiration you need with our guide to the best hens party ideas in Sydney.
Fancy sipping Champagne, eating cheese and having your hand at some still-life drawing? Boozy art classes have exploded in Sydney, and make for the perfect fun yet relaxed activity with your girl gang. Our current faves include classes by the Artful Hen or get spicy with Men on Fire’s fireman life drawing classes. Get the full list of boozy art classes in Sydney here.
Sure, dinner and drinks are a failsafe combination. However, if you’re looking to take the adventure level up a notch, secret event curators Secret Foodies have your back. Perfect for groups 20+, pick from a themed private event package, and let the team organise everything from the venue to menu, decorations, music and more. Hop on the website, and you’ll find everything from a Secret Foodie Seafari, a Mexican Fiesta Feast to an interactive Tequila Masterclass. Hosted at a range of top restaurants and venues in Sydney, you’ll find out where you’re going a mere 2 hours prior to your event. How thrilling! To find out more, click here.
For the bride-to-be who likes to celebrate in style, why not host a Gatsby Party at The Cat’s Meow? Capturing the exuberant optimism of the Gatsby era, every corner of this Darlinghurst champagne bar feels like a journey back in time. Think flapper dresses, saxophones, burlesque performances and free-flowing champagne. It’s the ultimate girls’ night out with a hint of extravagance, perfect for flamboyant hen parties you won’t forget
Learn how to ‘Slay like Beyonce’ in a unique hens party dance class
Ever wanted to slay the dance floor like Beyonce? Or Burlesque better than Christina? Now is your chance, thanks to Perth-based hens dance company F Is For Dance. Having recently expanded to Sydney, now you can bring your hens group to one of their many Sydney studio locations for a fun and unique hens party celebration. Alternatively, let the talented team come to a location that best suits you.
To book, simply jump on the website and take your pick from one of the pre-set dance themes and feature songs. Your very own professional dance instructor will guide your group, giving insider tips on how to adopt your inner bootylicious dancing babe in a 60 minute session. One of our personal favourite hens party ideas in Sydney! For more information and to book this experience, click here.
Do a cocktail masterclass at an iconic Sydney bar
The Morrison is now giving you the chance to learn how to make epic cocktails with your bride tribe. Whether you want to book a session with your friends which involves more than just drinking (which this still does, of course!), or you’re just looking to brush up on your party skills to become the host or hostess with the mostest, become the master of cocktail making at one of the Morrison’s masterclasses. The session involves a cocktail making masterclass where you’ll learn how to mix three classic cocktails – including the Cuban Mojita, Espresso Martini or Bellini. Following this is a platter of local cheeses and another of charcuterie, the perfect accompaniment to the tipples you’ve created. Bookings are available for the below times and the cost starts at $59 per person. See here for more details.
For one of the simplest yet best hens party ideas in Sydney, treat the foodie bride to a meal with spectacular views over our beautiful harbour city. From Palm Beach to Woolloomooloo, one thing is for certain – us Sydneysiders are blessed with an incredible array of seaside views. For the times when the sun is out, the water is glistening and a long, lavish meal is calling your name, look no further.
It seems everyone these days is looking for that extra special experience when it comes to planning an event. Muse in Surry Hills is an amazing five-storey heritage listed building that’s been converted into a unique event space and co-working hub. It has its own rooftop space, offering the perfect blank canvas for an incredible hens celebration.
With a variety of pools and beaches with neighbouring bars popping up all around the city, why not organise a relaxed beach day, followed by afternoon cocktails in celebration of the big day? We’ve sussed out the best places to dip, dive and drink – so gather the party crew and salvage our glorious Sydney weather.
If the idea of going out and being sandwiched between fellow bar-goers makes you queasy, why not opt to stay in with the crew and have a pyjama party. There’s no need to leave the house, with Platter Up Co delivering artisan cheese boards, charcuterie and desserts directly to your door. All you need is the wine and your night is sorted.
The sun is shining, you’re in your prettiest frock and you’ve got the ladies around the table for a lavish feast. Next thing you know, a round of mimosas lands on the table, accompanying your Eggs Benedict. Swapping your morning brew for a tipple may sound too good to be true, but plenty of venues in Sydney are hopping on the boozy brunch bandwagon. To help you decide on a venue, we’ve compiled our guide to the best bottomless dining experiences in Sydney, see here.
Away from the screaming children, cute couples and messy eaters is what you get from the sanctity of your very own private dining room. If you’re looking to celebrate without the presence of fellow diners, take your pick from Sydney’s best private dining rooms here. For a luxe experience, you have to book The Gidley’s private dining, which comes complete with your very own stacked bar personalised to the guests’ taste.
Trying to decide on what to eat at a restaurant is hard at the best of times. Add to that the designated fussy eaters and those with food allergies and you could very well spend hours staring at the menu! For a fuss-free hens celebration, opt for one of these Sydney venues taking the hard work out of ordering.
Nothing quite beats getting the crew together, finding a picturesque spot and having a celebratory picnic. The best part? You get to bring along the hen’s favourite food, and drinks and pick out her favourite picnic spot. Like the idea but not sure where to start? Here’s our guide to the best picnic spots in Sydney. It’s one of our favourite Sydney hens party ideas for the warmer months.
From Shoalhaven to Terrigal, Margaret River and beyond! Sometimes escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and relaxing with the crew is exactly the kind of relaxation a bride-to-be needs. Rest, rejuvenate and celebrate by a beachside oasis with the help of our various foodie travel guides. And of course, plan your trip so you can fit in an array of the other hens party ideas on this list!
Why hop from restaurant to bar to dance floor when you can do it all in one venue? We reveal six of Sydney’s best places to dine, drink and dance the night away, see here. Our personal favourites include the Cliff Dive and the Soda Factory; good times guaranteed! Check-in your coat, you’ll be staying for a while.
A meal out is all well and good, until you realise you’ve spent half your week’s pay on cocktails and top-shelf drinks. For the times when you want to eat well, and have the hen drinking her favourite tipple, check out Sydney’s best BYO restaurants here We highly recommend Il Baretto and Vacanza in Surry Hills.
Finding a spot to shred up the dance floor in Sydney can be tricky at the best of times. Thankfully, we asked the Eat Drink Play team to reveal their favourite spots for a bogey. Keep these destinations in mind for the post-drinks dancing needs.
Perfect for Spring and Summer hens parties, rooftop bars offer not only stunning views of the cityscape but function as the perfect platform for some celebratory drinks. We scoped out the top rooftop bars in Sydney, so why not make a plan and bar hop from rooftop to rooftop. Go the extra mile and book a bottomless brunch at rooftop bars SoCal in Neutral Bay or Babylon in the CBD.
Get down and dirty with a BYO pottery class
For the creative bride, why not book a pottery class? Ridiculously fun and sometimes raunchy, learn how to spin clay while you enjoy BYO wine and nibbles at Clay Sydney. The best part, you get to take home your creation, so you’ll always have a special memento of the special day spent with your bride tribe.
Take to the harbour on a boat party
It wouldn’t be a list of the best hens ideas in Sydney without mention of a boat party. With many party cruise companies now offering all-inclusive hens party packages, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to ways to cruise. Celebrating the bride on the world’s most stunning harbours has to be among our top picks on this list.
You and your ladies have started off with Champagne, before indulging in a feast and flowing wine. Next thing you know you’re looking for a new party destination. For the times when you want more than just drinks at a bar, head to one of Sydney’s top karaoke spots.