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Gone are the days where girlfriends gather with intentions of coercing a bride-to-be into a night of not so-ladylike behaviour. Desiring a little less rambunctious send off into martial bliss? Well, the rising trend of a tasteful & relaxing hens day may be just your style.

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Handcraft Your Hen’s
What better way to distract from any wedding planning stress than getting busy with your hands? Customise your stress-free, laughter filled celebration with by either creating fresh flower crowns with stunning native blooms, an introduction to watercolour painting, calligraphy or even pottery making. This hen’s day gives getting your hands dirty a whole new meaning. So, grab your girls, sip some bubbly, and indulge on grazing board heaven & let wild your inner art-attack.

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Retreat. Relax. Repeat.

Feeling a quiet getaway with your girls is more your liking? Healthy Hens spoils you for choice with locations Aus-wide. If you’re not already positive that this is the ultimate celebratory choice for your girl-gang, your options of accommodation is between glamping & stunning beachside pads. Tough one, huh?

Whether you envision your hens day filled with yoga, spa treatments & a juice cleanse or a more active day of Pilates, surfing, rock hard abs from laughing at your attempts of surfing & unwinding with meditation, it’s all catered for in their customised packages. So, tell us again

why you’re not already booking this ideal option for your memorable, relaxing hens?

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A Spa Day, Always.
Schedule a day to truly rejuvenate your mind, body & soul with a visit to a spa retreat. A favourite of ours, The Wellness Manor, based in the idyllic seaside Mornington Peninsula, is a tried & true option for any low-key hens. A visit to this beautifully restored 1867 manor involves a dip in their warmth pools, a customised facial for your skins needs & a wellness massage to undo any of those wedding-stress knots. You & your besties will also be really, really busy indulging on fresh juices, champagne, delicate tapas & wrapping yourself in fluffy white robes. Hello, heaven!

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Take Your Hens To New Heights, Literally.
It’s up there with the more unique activities for a Hens do. But, what better what start your perfect day than to take in the most dreamy, peaceful view of a sunrise with your best girlfriends. Sure, your day will be starting at the time a typical hen’s is wrapping but this’ll be a memory to treasure forever. From there you can always head to any hinterland retreat for a winery & luncheon (think Yarra Valley, VIC or Mt Tamborine, QLD) for a more low-key day. Tranquillity, peace & a guaranteed beautiful landscape, can’t really argue with that.

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Get Baked
If you’re a culinary queen with a passion for healthy cooking alternatives then a cooking class could be your best bet for a fresh new take on a hen’s day. Instead of pounding down drinks, you’ll be pounding dough. Cucina Italiana will have you falling in love as you arrive to an adorable pastel pink townhouse featuring interiors as delicate as the food you’re about to indulge in. Whether baked goods are calling your name or you’re craving some handmade Italian delicacy, options vary to suit your taste (literally) & healthy lifestyle needs.

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Kaitlyn Smith

Kaitlyn’s an avid traveller & foodie, who when not off spontaneously discovering new parts of the world, is often busy with her nose buried in books & eyes glued to documentaries. Having a passion for writing since she was a teen, Kaitlyn dabbled in other industries, but truly found her voice, confidence & creativity when she was living in NYC & LA. She’s a health & wellness lover who credits her sanity & day-to-day functioning to her daily exercise routine. She’s a believer in a balanced life so, when she’s not sweating it out, she can usually be found cooped up in her favourite cafe with her best girlfriends, turmeric latte in hand & a smile from ear to ear.

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