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Crafty Ideas for Hens

Ok, so you’ve planned the perfect wedding, the honeymoon is booked and the bf has gone off sky-diving for his stag event – so what does a Bride-to-be choose for a girly hen party that doesn’t end up with everyone already worse for wear by 8pm?

We’ve increasingly seen Brides organising a whole day of girly activities for their Hen events – from chocolate truffle making to nail pampering, massage, herbal tea or wine tasting – to our vintage afternoon and mad hatter tea parties! There are a lot of great ways to indulge yourself with your best friends.

Mad Hatter Hen Party

Crafty PartyGetting help organising your activities to ensure your hen party has something unusual and really fun to offer is a must! When we heard about this local firm the Crafty Party Company and the range of ideas they offer for hen parties (and for all sorts of other events) we loved it – and couldn’t wait to share!

Katie Rand, the founder of the Crafty Party Company has hunted down lots of local arts, crafts and creative workshop providers so you can create a bespoke day of hen party activities.

Here’s a sample of the workshops she has on offer ….

Paper decorations: (3 hours, £20 pp). Learn how to make paper teacups, flowers, bows, & wreaths perfect for wedding day decorations or for home. This unique workshop from paper artist Anissa Lee (we’ve featured her wonderful Alice in Wonderland inspired work before) will introduce your friends to incredible paper art!

Anissa Lee

Pictures © Anissa Lee and Nimama Photography – with permission

Ceramic painting: (2.5 hours, £18 pp). A popular activity for hens. Guests paint ceramic for themselves or each paint an item that forms a tea set for the bride and groom as a wedding present! You can personalise  plates with names of the guests or create a themed memento for the day.

pottery ceramic painting

Hen Party

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Luxury Soap Party: (2 hours £18pp for 8+) Spend time with friends making goodies to pamper yourself after the hard work of a normal day.  The group can choose to make bath bombs, bath melts, bath creamers or bath soufflés using natural ingredients and a range of fragrances and sparkle.

Favour Making: (2.5 hours £25pp for 8+) Create your own wedding favours to give at your wedding or to pamper yourselves when it’s all over.  You can choose to make & package bath soufflés or bath creamers to give on the big day. Using skin loving oils, natural vegetable butters & a bit of love you can create a beautiful favour. Choose from a range of fragrances, flowers, petals & sparkle including something for the boys. Suitable for younger hens too

Confetti cones and floral bags: (1.5hours £15pp 8+) Natural confetti cones filled with floral buds & petals. Make your own confetti cones from paper embedded with petals and then mix the petals & floral buds of your choice to fill. Or make little scented bud bags to give as favours then we can enjoy a fragrant time mixing the petals, adding a little extra scent and bagging them in organza bags to complement your colour scheme.

If you like the sound of any of these ideas or have another crafty idea you’d like help with then Katie can definitely get you started.

For further information on workshops, or other crafty services such as children’s workshops at weddings please contact Katie at the Crafty Party Company


Tel: 07824396645  Webwww.thecraftypartycompany.co.uk

To combine a Crafty Party with a vintage tea party or Mad Hatter Hen Party in Dorset then just let us know – we’ll provide a discount for any combined bookings – prices for food and china hire start at £15 per head. Contact us at info@vintagedorset.co.uk

vintage tea party

Published by vdorset, on 12th June 2012 at 8:18 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Food Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Crafty Ideas for Hens

Vintage Tea by the Sea!

Barton on SeaWe recently supplied vintage china and accessories for a  sophisticated yet casual afternoon tea for a bride to be and friends at the lovely Cliff House Hotel at Barton-on-Sea. On the edge of the New Forest this idyllic setting with its unspoilt views across to the Needles, Isle of Wight and Christchurch Bay was the perfect place to chill out before the wedding!

Afternoon tea vintage dorsetWith 14 of her best friends and family Jane had a simply scrumptious vintage tea with delicious scones and cream, champagne and tea and lots of friendly banter ahead of her wedding at Highcliffe Castle.

Vintage tea Dorset





We worked with Donald and his team at the hotel to set up and style the tables with vintage cloths and flowers, putting up just a hint of bunting and laying out the china ready for the ladies for an afternoon tea to remember!

We also were delighted when we realised that the lovely Jessica of Red Rabbit Photography was one of the bride’s friends! She’s posted some gorgeous pictures in her Vintage Bridal Tea Party Facebook album and we couldn’t wait to share some of them here: (All copyright reserved)

If you want  a vintage tea at a venue of your choice – just get in touch with us at info@vintagedorset.co.uk
Vintage Bridal tea pictures

Published by vdorset, on 29th April 2012 at 10:17 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Vintage Tea by the Sea!