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The covid-19 outbreak may have caused a restriction in travel and parties, but don't let it dampen the spirits of your celebrations. If you're planning a hen's night for your soon-to-be-wed best friend, here are some fun and meaningful ideas for the special occasion

1. Have a manicure soirée

Celebrate the next stage of womanhood by supporting other women with an intimate bridal shower at The Nail Social, which provides vocational training and employment to local marginalised women. The socially conscious salon offers a customisable private loft complete with a personalised service menu and refreshments for the bridal party. Even better—the bride-to-be can get her nails done for the big day!

2. Throw a mermaid bash

Want to make your best friend’s bachelorette party extra magical? Take a leaf from Jean Yip scion Rachel Wee, whose bridal shower involved seashell tiaras, iridescent tails, and an appearance from Singapore’s first mermaid, Syrena herself. Let her serenade the bride with songs from the sea (and land), perform a beautiful underwater choreography, or pose for photos poolside with the entire squad.

3. Participate in a floral arrangement workshop

While there’s only one bridal bouquet on the wedding day, everyone gets to go home with flowers for this one. Bond over creativity as the bridal party gets hands-on in a two-hour session at Poppy Flora Studio. The flower studio regularly offers themed workshops on creating floral arrangements ranging from wreaths to installations.

4. Commemorate the big day with a bespoke scent

Fragrances can evoke memories, so it makes perfect sense to fete such a special occasion with a personalised scent. Maison 21G offers private workshops at its atelier for brides and their closest girlfriends, led by one of its perfume experts to create a unique perfume for each person. Free flow champagne and soft drinks are also provided at an additional cost.

5. Bond over a cosy meal

For the bride who enjoys a more laid-back celebration, nothing is more meaningful that a homely meal with her closest friends. Chef’s Table at Capella is a bespoke home-style kitchen that seats up to 20 people for an intimate dining experience. The epicurean delights are prepared live by a personal chef for the party, and menus can be personalised for the occasion. You won’t even have to do the dishes after.

6. Have a baking party

If the bride prefers to get hands-on, a baking workshop is a great way for friends to bond over cakes and pastries. Palate Sensations Culinary School offers private parties on top of their baking and culinary classes. Menus and themes can be personalised to suit the bride’s taste, and you can end the workshop with a fun photo booth session to remember it by.

7. Have a pampering staycation

Throwback to the girly sleepovers you used to have, but with a luxurious twist. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa offers an island getaway not far from home. The resort’s Villa Du Jardin is an intimate sanctuary for you and your closest friends, featuring two bedrooms, a private pool and terrace, as well as a large living space to share. The So Spa’s Bond & Celebrate package—available until June 30, 2020—is perfect for hen’s parties, offering a 60-minute private group yoga class, followed by a 45-minute massage and an indulgent afternoon tea.

8. Take a sunset cruise

Want to get away from the city but concerned about travelling at this time? Chartering a yacht out to sea could give you and your pals a much-needed breather. Marina at Keppel Bay offers a diverse fleet of yachts for intimate parties up to 20, or grand celebrations of 50. A sunset cruise takes you to Lazarus Island in the afternoon for swimming and kayaking and back to Sentosa Island for a pyrotechnics show in the night as you enjoy a sumptuous barbecue dinner onboard.

9. Indulge in sensuality

If you’re determined to incorporate some Vegas-style debauchery, why not sign the bride-to-be and bridal party up for some exotic dance classes? The Brass Barre and Slap Dance Studio offers hen’s party packages for a one-off workshop in pole dance or strip-tease, the latter will even hire an on-site professional photographer on request to capture these unforgettable moments. It’s the perfect, guilt-free way to jazz up hen’s night, and the groom-to-be will probably thank you for it later.

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