Planning a hen’s night to remember for a bride-to-be? You’ve walked with your girl friend through the many studio gown fittings, gone shopping for the perfect pair of bling-bling heels, journeyed with her through the ups and downs of dating life and preparing to become a Mrs., and now you’re looking for ways to make this a memorable night for the bride and her girls.
Gone are the days when a hen’s night was equated with hitting the clubs dressed to the nines – of course we’re not saying that you can’t do that, if that’s what your bride fancies, but we’d like to suggest that a hen’s night can be so much more. For one, not all the girls may be well acquainted with each other – often these are the bride’s friends from different circles of her life, who are meeting each other for the first time because of the upcoming wedding. For such groups, a hen’s night can be a great time to break the ice and bond as “sisters”.
And besides, not every girl’s idea of a good time is sipping cocktails or dancing all night long. Many a bride to be would much rather prefer a quiet evening in with her cherished friends, just taking a much-needed break from wedding preparations and the daily routine of work. It’s time to put aside the stress of wedding planning and just have a good time with the girls – and we’ve got five exciting ways you can make it happen.
#1 Bond over new experiences
If your bride-to-be and her girls love the smell of adventure, try something off the beaten track. How about having a go at rock-climbing, or feeling the thrill of skydiving or cable-skiing?
#2 Sleepover in style
Book yourselves into a suite and enjoy a cosy night of girl-talk, manicures and room service, then end the stay-over with a delicious breakfast and morning swim. Customise a Hen’s Night package at the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa or Marina Mandarin Singapore.
For an added splash of indulgence, book a room with a private pool and fun floats at places like W Singapore—Sentosa Cove’s AWAY room, or Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa’s Two-Bedroom Villa.
#3 Time to pamper yourselves
It’s time to sit back, unwind and recharge, with a much-anticipated spa retreat. Think purifying, energizing thoughts only!
Let the wedding stress melt away in some onsen time and some much needed pampering with Ikeda Spa or Yunomori, or escape to the lush tropical retreat that is the Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands for a relaxing body massage.
#4 High tea with the ladies
Skip the lunch and dinner crowds, and opt for a decadent high tea instead. Dress up in style and be sure to snap lots of photos of yourselves at your little soiree.
Enjoy afternoon tea while admiring the pretty blooms in the Flower Dome at Pollen, Gardens by the Bay, dabble in paints while nibbling sweets and savourites at Arteastiq, or sink your teeth into fluffy scones at chic French restaurant Brasserie Les Saveurs at the St. Regis Hotel.
#5 Get crafty together
Book a private workshop session and pick up a new skill in a cosy art studio or from the comfort of home. Here are a few vendors/crafts you can explore!
Create some floral magic with the lovely folks behind The Bloom Room, pick up the basics of brush calligraphy or floral watercolour with Dottieshop, or blend your own unique signature scent with Je T’aime Perfumery.