Planning a Hen Weekend in Singapore
Your friend’s big day is nearly here, but you’re stuck for hen party ideas. Planning a hen weekend to end all hen weekends is no easy task. If it isn’t already on your list, Singapore is a fantastic bachelorette party destination, offering a huge amount of choice, from spa treatments to bar-hopping and salsa classes. If you’re stuck for ideas, here are a few suggestions to help you plan the ultimate hen party weekend.
Live It Up in a Luxury Hotel
There are plenty of places to stay in Singapore to suit every budget, but if you’re planning a hen weekend to remember you’ll want to choose a hotel that’s a bit swankier. Rather than just opting for somewhere to get your heads down after a big night on the town, book a hotel that’s an experience in itself.
Pamper the bride-to-be with a head-to-toe spa session at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, before hitting the town – they even have two-bedroom villas with a private pool if you really want to splurge.
Alternatively, indulge in high tea at St Regis Singapore’s opulent Brasserie Les Saveurs before you head out for the evening. Stay the night in their luxurious Caroline Astor Suite and you and the girls will feel like royalty – the hotel even has a butler service!
Enjoy a Private Dinner
The Black Swan offers a cocktail masterclass, letting you design your very own signature cocktail before you and your fellow hens sit down to dinner in the sumptuous surroundings of their private dining room. A cocktail evening at The Black Swan includes dinner, 3 canapés and cocktail pairings, 2 bottles of sparkling wine as well as hen party accessories to get you in the party mood.
At Xi Yan Private Dining you’ll be able to enjoy a lunch or dinner menu specifically tailored to your tastes, with unlimited drinks, the song/music selection of your choice and more. Optional extras include balloons, flower arrangements for the table, door gifts and a photographer to capture the best moments.
Have a Traditional Hen Night Out
If you want the traditional bar-hopping hen night experience, the nightlife in Singapore won’t disappoint. Hire a stretch limousine for the night and be chauffeured to all the hen hotspots choice throughout the city. Many limousine companies provide bar and karaoke facilities in their limos and even let you decorate the inside to a particular theme.
Make your first stop of the night Manhattan Bar, where you can enjoy some delicious bar food prepared by top American chef Nicholas Troisen before washing it all down with some of the best cocktails in Singapore. Then head to Bar Canary – a laid-back space with beanbags and deckchairs instead of bar stools – and try the Boozy Pops. For yet more cocktails go to Operation Dagger, a hip ‘industrial chic’ underground cocktail bar.
If you’re looking for a bit more sophistication, Woods by The Wine Company is the perfect choice. This wine bar has an extensive wine list and good food to keep you fuelled for the night ahead – all this is set in a relaxing, lush green setting.
Make Your Own Bouquet
While a spa day is a great way to unwind after a busy night of partying, flower arranging is another relaxing and fun activity to try. Enjoy some quality girl-time by spending a couple of hours making your own floral arrangements, and getting some wedding bouquet ideas while you’re at it. Heaven in A Wildflower and The Floral Atelier both offer floral arrangement workshops, which include snacks and refreshments.