Hey there, lovely ladies!

So, you've been given the honour of planning a hens weekend for the bride-to-be, and you want to make it an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank. Look no further, because we've got you covered.

Today we'll share some tips and ideas to help you organise a fantastic hens weekend on a budget that the bride and her friends will cherish for years to come.


  1. Choose a Budget-Friendly Destination

One of the biggest expenses when planning a hens weekend is the destination. Instead of opting for a pricey resort or overseas trip, consider choosing a more budget-friendly location. Australia is blessed with beautiful natural scenery and charming towns that are perfect for a fun and memorable hens weekend. Some great options include:
  • The Gold Coast
  • The Hunter Valley
  • The Mornington Peninsula
  • Daylesford
  • Yarra Valley

Byron Bay AirBnb Accommodation - The Perfect Stay Eastlands


  1. Go for Group Accommodation

When booking accommodation, look for group-friendly options such as holiday houses, Airbnb rentals, or even glamping sites. These options usually offer better value for money, and you can split the cost between all attendees.

Plus, staying together in one place will create a more intimate and fun atmosphere for the weekend.


The Ranch - AirBnb Accommodation


  1. DIY Spa Day

A spa day is a classic hens weekend activity, but it can be costly. Instead, create a DIY spa day at your accommodation. You can easily find affordable pampering products at local stores or online. Set the mood with some relaxing music, candles, and essential oils, and let the pampering begin!


  1. Plan a Potluck Dinner

Save on dining out by organising a potluck dinner. Have each guest bring a dish, whether it's a homemade specialty or a pre-made option from their favourite local deli. This not only saves money but also creates a lovely atmosphere as everyone gets to share their favourite foods.


  1. Group Activities and Games

Plan fun group activities and games that don't cost a fortune. Think scavenger hunts, cocktail making sessions, and DIY craft workshops. You can also find plenty of hens party games online that are sure to get everyone laughing and bonding.

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  1. Seek Out Budget-Friendly Experiences

Do some research on budget-friendly experiences in your chosen destination. Many wineries, for example, offer complimentary tastings or affordable wine tours. National parks and beaches are also great options for outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and picnics.


  1. Create Personalised Gifts and Decorations

Instead of spending money on expensive decorations and gifts, make your own personalised keepsakes for the bride and guests. For example, create customised wine glasses or tote bags using affordable supplies from a local craft store.

These personalised touches will make the weekend even more special without breaking the bank.

Editable Hens Welcome Sign Template - The Sundae Creative


  1. Collaborate with the Gang!

Don't try to plan the entire hens weekend by yourself. Enlist the help of the bride's friends, especially if they have specific skills or resources. For example, if a friend is a talented baker, ask her to make the cake. If another friend has access to a beautiful garden, consider using it as a venue for a picnic.


With a little creativity and collaboration, you can plan a fantastic hens weekend on a budget that will be cherished by the bride-to-be and her friends.

Remember, it's the memories and laughter that matter most, so focus on creating a fun, relaxed atmosphere that everyone will enjoy. Happy planning!

March 25, 2023 — Danielle Evans

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