Love is in the air in Spring and that means lots of weddings in Spring too! For many Brides, the focus (and stress) is on the big day, however for Bridesmaids and friends of the Bride, the focus is on the Hen’s party. Given it is wedding season, we thought we’d put together our favourite party ideas for the perfect Hen’s party.

Spring Racing


What better season to hold a Hen’s party than Spring Racing season? Organising a hen’s party during Spring Racing is the perfect day out with the various race days coming up, you’re sure to find a day and tickets that can cater for the party you’re planning. Caulfield Guineas and Caulfield Cup are coming up in mid-to-late October, and then the Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off on 1 November with Derby Day.

Combine the fun of dressing up, a few cheeky drinks and fun in the sun with a Hen’s party at the races.

For more information and tickets for the Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup Carnival visit and for the Melbourne Cup Carnival visit

Princes of The Night

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There’s a reason why Princes of The Night is the longest running stage production at Crown and that is because it’s Austalia’s hottest male burlesque performance that infuses the taboo world of striptease, lust and desire with perfectly choreographed, highly refined burlesque and cabaret.

The show is celebrating it’s 10th birthday and takes audience members on a lustful, medieval journey of a women’s desire to the present day with tantalising, comedic and grandiose performance to musive that moves the body and soul. The show features some of Australia’s finest performer including Travis Khan from King Kong.

Princes of The Night makes for the ultimate girls night out and hen’s night. It’s a bit naughty but nice.

Tickets start from $40 and can be purchased directly from

Yarra Valley Winery Tours


The Yarra Valley is home to some of Victoria’s finest wineries and food producers. It also makes for a wonderful place to enjoy wine, chocolate and cheese on one of the many tours that are operated in the area. Organise your group of Hen’s on a Winery tour to sample some of the best wines this country has to offer in the comfort of a tour bus/car. You don’t have to worry about maps or driving and is the perfect day out with friends.

For more information visit

High Tea


On the more conservative side, a High Tea can be the perfect setting for a Hen’s party. Delicate sandwiches, cakes and scones matched with tea, coffee or even a glass of bubbly, makes for the more civilised party but can also be a fun and intimate party for the Bride.

Melbourne has a large array of different High Tea establishments that aren’t your standard scones and tea. Om Nom at the Adelphi Hotel serves a High Tea that is a bit out of the ordinary but equally delicious with beautiful pastries, macarons and inspired savoury selections.

The Langham has a Chocolate Bar Afternoon Tea on weekends that is a chocolate lovers delight. The beautiful surroundings of the Langham hotel also offer and intimate and classic venue for a Hen’s afternoon tea.

For the more classical High Tea you can’t go past The Windsor which has been serving its High Tea since 1883.  The Windsor serves its renowned afternoon teas on silver three tiered stands where freshly baked scones are served with jam and cream and exquisite pastries sit above delicate finger sandwiches.  Accompanied by a glass of French Sparkling and an array of specialty teas, you’re sure to be the a hit with the Bride if you organise a party here.

For more information on the above venues visit:

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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