A gaggle of pink feather boa-clad women sporting glasses of Moscato or rosé is the recipe for the clichéd hens party, but why not go for something a bit more unique and special? As the World’s Most Liveable City, Melbourne has a huge selection of entertainment options, bars, restaurants, classes, shows and boundless culture. So, why not tap into this side of things for your hens party ideas? Here, Vogue Ballroom explores a few options for alternate hens party ideas.

Bey Dance Class

If the bride-to-be is a fan of Beyoncé (and let’s be honest – who isn’t?), why not take a Bey dance class? Learn how to dance like Beyoncé in any of her music clips. Just choose the song, pick a date and off you go with the girls to learn how to dance like your body’s too bootylicious.

Head to Hepburn Springs for a Spa Day

Get out of the city and into the fresh air of the country for a nice day trip to Hepburn Springs, in Victoria’s Spa Country. Book a facial, a spa, or just have a soak in the pool at one of Daylesford or Hepburn Springs’ fine spa establishments. You and your friends will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

Take a Class with a Difference at Workshop

Botanical drawing, ottoman making, calligraphy knitting, hula hooping…whatever new skill you’d be interested in learning, Workshop is sure to have a class for it. Our favourite idea is a perfume making class, where you can make your own scent. Based in Fitzroy, classes are run by experts in their craft. You’ll be bound to have a good laugh while learning and creating something new.

Make a Flower Crown

Flower crowns are the epitome of elegance, and you can take a class in creating them in Melbourne. Learn the techniques and the best design options for a well-crafted flower crown. With a huge selection of flowers to work with, discover which goes with which for the perfect look. If you get really good at it, why not make flower crowns for your bridal party for the actual wedding day?

Take a Gin Tasting Class

The Humble Tumbler hosts gin tasting masterclasses, so you can learn about the nuances of different gins, how they’re made, the best mixers and garnishes to go with what types, and much more! Plus, you get to drink gin while learning. A win-win with gin!