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Hen’s Night in Singapore: 10 Party Ideas that are Better than Clubbing
Who says a night out with the girls always has to end with aching feet and slight hearing loss? Skip the high heels and deafening clubs for these 10 fun and girly ideas, and throw the best hen’s night in Singapore! Don’t worry, some of them still involve booze.
Planning the ultimate hen’s night for your bride? After months of poring over budget spreadsheets and trekking to various vendor meetings, she’s definitely ready to let loose. But a long night of bopping up and down in heels in a crowded club might have stopped being her idea of fun five years ago.
Give her a hen’s night to remember with some quality time with her girls. If the bridesmaids don’t all know one another very well, the hen’s night is a great opportunity to foster bonding somewhere you can actually have a conversation, like over a pretty flower arrangement workshop, or while luxuriating in a mud bath in a garden spa. Research has shown that people bond over new experiences together too, so taking up a baking or cooking course together would yield some sweet memories for you and your bride. These 10 fun ideas for a fabulous hen’s night in Singapore will have you girls giggling like BFFs!
Whichever activity you choose, make the hen party a special event for your bride by dressing up the venue with pretty tassels or bunting, or fancying up a dining experience with patterned straws and custom place cards. A fun bridal sash and veil or tiara will make her feel like a star at her hen party too, and will make beautiful souvenirs of her once-in-a-lifetime event. A hen’s night is a great excuse to get away with accessories you normally wouldn’t wear in Singapore, so whip out those lace bunny ears, quirky masks, and oversized flower crowns and get the good times started!
1. Floral Workshop Hen Party
What better way to soothe your souls than to immerse your senses in flowers? Let your creativity bloom together with your girlfriends at a floral workshop, where you’ll craft pretty floral crowns or create a floral arrangement. Best part, you get to bring the beautiful fruits of your labour home! The Bloom Room can host a private floral hen party for 6-10 girls at $150/pax (min. spend of $900) in their cosy space too, where you can each create a hand-tied bouquet or a jar arrangement. Each floral workshop hen party lasts 2.5 hours, and slots are open on weekends either at 2pm to 4:30pm or 3pm to 5:30pm.
Heaven in A Wildflower also hosts 3-hour floral arrangement workshops where you can all pick up some design and floristry techniques in a hands-on session that usually includes lunch or refreshments. You can also organise a private girlie get-together for a minimum of 6 pax.
2. Feeling Peckish? Bake Your Own Hen Party Treats!Image by Peter Hellberg licensed under CC BY SA 2.0
Gather your girls and roll up your sleeves! At Japanese-founded ABC Cooking Studio, you can take up courses in making a katsu don meal, or baking and decorating macarons. Not sure if everyone is able to commit? Head for a 35-minute trial class instead at $45/pax ($30 if you like their Facebook page), where you can try your hand at chocolate cake, cinnamon rolls, or Japanese hamburg steak, and then enjoy the fruits of your labour together!
3. For A Scentsational TimeImage courtesy of Je T’aime Perfumery
For a scentsational hen party in Singapore, try your hand at blending your own signature scent with this perfume making workshop by Je T’aime Perfumery. Each of you will learn about the concepts behind perfume blending, and create a unique, beautiful scent that you can bring home in a 75ml crystal bottle. Contact them to organise a private, customisable hen party at $155/pax for 1-5 pax and $105/pax for 5-10 pax.
Je T’aime Perfumery
Address: 90 Goodman Road, BLOCK O, #01-57, Singapore 439053
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue: 9am to 4pm, Wed-Sun: 9am to 9pm (by appointment only
Telephone: 9181 4871
4. Leather Crafting ClassImage by SingaporeBrides
If jewelry and flowers are a little too girlie for your tastes, try a leather class at Atelier Lodge and create a wristlet, card holder, or coin pouch from scratch! Take it from me, cutting out the leather, hand-stitching it, and smoothing out raw edges to craft your own leather product feels pretty cool. Class rates begin at $100, depending on the product you choose to make, and include all materials and tools needed. Contact them to customise a private class for you and your girls.
5. Cocktails for Your HenImage of the Private Dining Room courtesy of The Black Swan
What’s a girls’ night out without cocktails? Mix it up at your hen party with a Singapore Sling and other favourites, or try your hand at creating your own signature cocktail! At The Black Swan, your custom cocktail masterclass hen’s night takes place in the Private Dining Room, along with a sit-down family style dinner, 3 canapés and cocktail pairings, 2 bottles of sparkling wine, and hen party accessories and card games at $2,000 for up to 14 of you to live it up!
6. Make a SplashImage courtesy of Amara Santuary Resort Sentosa
Has the bridal party been on a diet and fitness regime to look your absolute best for the wedding? Make the most of your fabulous figures with a pool party! Take the hen party staycation up a notch and make a splash with giant floats and summer smoothies in a private pool at hotel rooms like W Singapore—Sentosa Cove’s AWAY room, or Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa’s Two-Bedroom Villa. Check out our 20 Staycation Venues for a Fun Hen’s Night Celebration article for more hotel options.
7. Chic PicnicImage of Golden Magnolia basket courtesy of Heaven’s Bloom and Basket
Inspired by all the picnics you’ve seen on Pinterest? Pack up a basket of goodies and a chilled bottle of Moscato and head for a park! It doesn’t get prettier than a picnic too, what with your delicious creations, checkered picnic mat, and wicker basket. Get into the picnic spirit by asking everyone to dress up for the occasion with shady hats and flowery dresses, and bring jars of flowers to turn your picnic into a dainty garden soiree. For tips on prettying up your picnic, check out our article.
If you don’t feel up to feeding everyone, or want to save yourself the hassle of packing a picnic, try one of Singapore’s picnic basket services. Casa Verde at the Botanic Gardens offers a picnic basket rental service at $30 for 2 pax, which includes wood-fired pizza, finger food, drinks, and fruit. We also like Heaven’s Bloom and Basket’s Golden Magnolia picnic basket for 3-4 pax at $268, which includes food like chicken, olive and tomato dips, chips, cheese and crackers, and Moscato, packed in a pretty wicker picnic basket that comes with ceramic cutlery and a cooler compartment, and is yours to keep.
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, I Cluny Road, Singapore 259169
Picnic basket availability ours: from 11:30am, to be returned by 7pm Contact Number: 6467 7326
8. Soothing Hen Spa PartyGirls’ Day Out in Spa Paradise
The hen’s party is all about the bride and her girls, so why not enjoy some girl time with a day at the spa? Gather the bridesmaids and soak up the luxurious facials and massages with a hen spa party in Singapore. You can pick up some dance moves with 4-11 of your girls with So SPA at Sofitel Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa’s Bond & Celebrate package at $185/pax from now till 31 December 2016. Follow up your dance party with a massage and a cosy time together in the spa garden with its mud pools, and float pools with waterfalls. If you want some customised indulgence, Revive Wellness offers tailored hen spa packages for 4-8 persons from $158/pax.
So SPA at Sofitel Singapore Resort and Spa Sentosa
Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 099891
Telephone: 6708 8358
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm
Outdoor Spa Garden Opening Hours: 10am – 6:30pm
9. Shake Your Tailfeather
Ever secretly wondered if you’d make hot pole dancers? Take the hen’s night as the opportunity to find out, in a private party with the bride and her girls. Let your hair down, pick up some fun, burlesque props, and learn the art of seduction at Pole Dance Academy’s Hen Party, where you can choose between twerk, chair, or pole routines for $40/pax for 1.5 hours or $50/pax for 2 hours, or at SLAP Dance Studio, where you can learn to lap dance or striptease like the best of them for $300 for 5-10 girls or $400 for 11-20 girls, props and light refreshments provided. You’ll work your core and tone your arms and glutes, and pick up some sexy moves for your wedding night!
SLAP DANCE STUDIO
Address: 155A/157A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068611 / Robinson Square, 144 Robinson Road, #10-01, Singapore 068908
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12:15pm to 2:15pm, 6pm to 9:30pm / Sat-Sun 9am to 4pm
Telephone: 6636 4622
10. Pampering Hen’s Party? Nailed it!Image by Gerry Lauzon licensed under CC BY 2.0
Nail the art of relaxation with a pampering mani-pedi sesh with your girlfriends, and try out your bridal nail art at the same time! Polish off some bubbly and yummy canapes while you get those nails polished at your Chic Hen Party with Lush Spa, at $228/pax with a minumum of 3 pax, for 2 hours of treatment. At The Nail Artelier, 4-8 of you girls can enjoy the Bridal Party package at $480 for 4 organic manicures and 4 pedicures.
Address: Singapore Polo Club 80 Mount Pleasant Road Singapore 298334
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm
Telephone: 6254 9091
THE NAIL ARTELIER
Address: Bugis: 666 North Bridge Road Singapore 188800 / Kembangan: 16 Jalan Masjid #01-06 Singapore 418941
Telephone: Bugis: 6298 8028 / Kembangan: 66362886
Credits: Feature image from Neon Tropical Bridal Shower Vacation Styled Shoot by Skyy Woo Photography.