When it comes to the hen’s party, not all brides-to-be wish to have phallic shaped objects all over the place, just as others don’t wish to sit in a quiet room eating sandwiches with their crusts perfectly removed. Darling & Co caters to all varieties of hen’s nights, offering several sophisticated function room available to hire for hen’s parties to make your farewell to maidenhood particularly special.
A modern twist on the classic bridal shower, take to town with your ladies and enjoy a hen’s high tea with a little more sparkle – and we’re not just talking about the ring. It’s time to bust out that little floral number, dust off those gloves and make like a lady with this ultimate classy hen’s party idea. Think champagne, delicate finger sandwiches, darling little quiches and heavenly macarons set against the lush botanical backdrop of our main restaurant. “Hello, decadence, are you there? It’s me again.”
If you’re looking for a hen’s party idea with a little more ‘ooh, la, la’ then you just can’t go past the indulgence of the lady’s luncheon. Indulge your inner Upper East Sider with four exquisite courses like Wagyu bresaola, goats curd, truffle honey, figs, and our decadent chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb. For maximum effect remember to pack a swipe of red lippy and turn your long lunch into an even longer evening.
Planning your bridal shower doesn’t mean you have to play innocent. So why not kiss goodbye to single life in style with a sultry and super exclusive cocktail hens party a la Mad Men? Go back to the golden age of glamour and opulence while you sip boutique cocktails in your very own private candlelit function space. Add a sophisticated selection of canapés and the sinful atmosphere of our Unforgiven function room and you’ve got a classy hen’s party idea that will keep your girlfriends talking long after the big day.
Ladies who lunch don’t have to have all of the fun, so when it comes to planning a classy bridal shower, sometimes it’s best not to forget the most important meal of the day. A rite of passage for every lady of high society, the ladies brunch is a little like breakfast, but with cocktails…lots of cocktails. Think Sex and the City (minus Mr. Big).
When it comes to hen’s parties it is often a good idea to have some fun activities planned to keep everyone entertained. Cupcake decorating might sound a little bit childish, but it’s also really fun! Have some cupcakes pre-made and set up a craft table with a variety of options for decorating including coloured frosting, edible glitter and whatever other fun and tasty pieces you can find.
Before the bride heads out on her hen’s night, treat her to a pamper package so she feels beautiful for her last night of freedom. Start with a relaxing massage, followed by a pedicure and manicure and finish up with a makeup artist and hair stylist. Once the bride is looking and feeling fabulous, take her out for some elegant cocktails so she can show off.
What bride wouldn’t want to emulate the queen of elegance and class, Audrey Hepburn? For the bride that has a soft spot for pearls and elbow length gloves, a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed hen’s party is the perfect event. Be sure to include a luxurious breakfast spread including fresh fruits and croissants. Incorporate plenty of Tiffany blue and long strings of pearls in the decor. You may also like to ask the guests to dress up, giving them the chance to dust off their tiaras and favourite little black dress.
For the bride who really loves nothing more than a high-end meal, consider ditching the nightclubs for a 5-star restaurant and shouting her to an elegant hen’s party dinner. You may choose to take the bride somewhere she has always wanted to go or somewhere that perfectly reflects her taste in cuisine. Remember to consider the decor and atmosphere of the venue as well as the food, you want somewhere that will make the Bride feel special.
No matter your hen’s night style, Darling & Co has the versatile function spaces and function packages to accommodate your big celebration.
Speak to one of our expert party planners and start organising your bridal shower now!