A Heavenly Hen’s with High Tea and Vie Spa
Wedding season is well and truly upon us in Cairns, and when the time comes to celebrate your bride-to-be’s last few days as a ‘Miss’, there’s no better way to do it than with a day of pure indulgence.
Whether you’re looking to get spoilt with spa treatments and massages, celebrate with bubbles and delightful bites at high tea, or simply soak up the sun with a few cocktails, Pullman Cairns International provides the perfect setting for hen’s parties, bridal showers and pre-wedding groups.
How to Plan a Heavenly Hen’s Party
Hen’s parties and bridal showers have become a lot more elegant in recent years, focusing more on the pampering and less on the penis straws!
Brides-to-be are seeking simple, yet sophisticated celebrations where they can get together with some of the amazing women in their life and simply enjoy some time to relax and reconnect with one another.
After all, planning a wedding is no minor feat, and everyone involved deserves a little R&R before the big day!
1) Know your bride
If you’re in charge of planning a hen’s party, the golden rule is to ALWAYS take into account the bride’s personality and style – does she love surprises and spontaneity? Or, does she like to know the details and plan ahead? Ensuring your bride-to-be will feel totally comfortable and relaxed with whatever you have planned is key to an unforgettable day
2) Help your bride prepare for the day
Help the bride select an outfit for the hen’s party that will suit the theme, activities and events perfectly, especially if you’re keeping the party plans a surprise. If you don’t want to give too much away before the day, make sure you pack a bag full of all the essentials your bride-to-be may want on the day, such as swimwear, pajamas, extra underwear, moisturizers, deodorant, toothbrush, anything you think will help her day go as smoothly as possible.
3) Create the perfect invite list
Even if you’re planning a surprise hen’s party or bridal shower, you should always ask the bride who she would want to be there. Not only does this ensure that she gets to see all her favourite people, it also makes your job a lot easier when booking ahead for dining and other activities.
4) Devote your day to relaxation at Vie Spa
It is no secret weddings can be stressful, so why not devote the hen’s party or bridal shower celebrations to total relaxation? Start your day at the award-winning Vie Spa at Pullman Cairns International, which offers a choice of 1 to 3 day spa treatments in its bridal package, including massages, body scrubs, facials, and more. Your group will emerge feeling completely refreshed and recharged, ready for an afternoon of elegance and champagne with our iconic High Tea.
5) Indulge in a decadent High Tea
Picture this: You’ve all just had amazing massages, you’re draped in soft robes, and in comes a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, luscious petit fours, sweet and savoury pastries, fresh scones, tea and coffee, and, of course, some bubbles. Sounds like heaven, right? As an added extra of the Vie Spa bridal package, our signature High Tea can be enjoyed right in the Vie Spa sanctuary (robes definitely encouraged!) while you revel in your post-treatment bliss. Alternatively, you can opt for High Tea in the grand lobby of Coco’s Kitchen + Bar, where your group will also be treated to live music every Friday and Saturday from 6pm.
6) Soak up the sun with poolside cocktails
After a long, hard day of spa treatments, champagne and finely crafted food, it’s time to head to our sunny pool deck to laze under the swaying palms and bask in the warm tropical weather. Take a dip in the lagoon pool, sip on some expertly mixed cocktails and graze on a range of delicious share plates until the sun goes down.
7) Stay the night
Remember this day is all about relaxing and celebrating with your bride-to-be, so why not make a night of it and book a few rooms for your hen’s party guests to stay in? There’s no need to worry about ordering taxis, Ubers or designating drivers, you can simply keep the celebrations going until you’re ready for your beauty sleep. Plus, if you book now, you can take advantage of our Wintervention offer to receive $25 off each night plus breakfast for just $1!
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Brittany Herron is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer
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