10 Things: Top 10 Tips on How to Prepare the Perfect Hens Night Party in Melbourne

Want to plan the perfect hens party for your bezzie mate? here is your top 10 quick tips on how to plan a hens night that’s unforgettable, for all the right reasons!

#1: Prepare early

It is important to plan the day, night or weekend well in advance. This will ensure that all of your guests are available and will give you enough time to create an unforgettable hens!

#2 Talk to your Bride to be

Many brides enjoy taking part in the hens night preparations so chat to your bride to confirm which parts (if any) she wants to look after herself. It’s nice to have a couple of surprises too! Other brides love to leave the entire weekend to the bridesmaids. If there is anything she would hate, for example being dressed up as Superwoman respect her wishes!

#3 Compose the guest list

Hens night etiquette regarding who to invite is a grey area. Should the future mother-in-law be invited? Should the bride ask her childhood friends? It’s her party, so she should feel free to ask everyone she knows or just a small number of close friends. Many brides opt for two separate celebrations – one for family and one for friends, to ensure that everyone is catered for.

#4 Choose a date and stick to it

Once you have a list of everyone the Bride wants to invite, hi-light the most important guests. Discuss the date with the VIPs to ensure that they are all free. Once you choose your date, try to stick to it! Unfortunately, it is inevitable that one or two people will not be able to make it.

#5 Determine the budget

Remember to include transport, accommodation, meals and day-time activities as well as night-time fun and frolics. The average outlay for a hens night in Australia is $180 plus per person, one day-time activity, one evening meal with drinks, the show and a nightclub.

#6 Source good quality accommodation

Depending on numbers and the time of year, it can be difficult to find good value accommodation. The self-catering option is really popular with hens, as you have space to play hens party games before a night on the town. Also, you are not constrained to early bird breakfasts!

#7 Plan unique day-time activities

Come up with something other than a drinking all afternoon. Think of all the great things girls love to do. Singing, dancing and being pampered are all good places to start!

#8 Source a restaurant with a difference

Dare to be different and try a new cuisine, to really tantalize your taste buds. Tell the restaurant that you are booking for a hens party, as many will offer you a secluded area. Ask for a set menu with a glass or two of wine each, to make payment easier.

#9 An alternative night out

If you love the thought of a nightclub or a male strip show. Look out for improv nights, which are similar to the television show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” for a truly interactive experience.

#10 Have a wild girls night out

Many hens choose a “girls’ night out”, rather than a night in.

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