Now that the royal wedding is out of the way, it’s time to focus on how to make yours even bigger and better. And what better way to do that than a creative hen party?
Wedding’s can be a stressful time, so why not kick back with something truly relaxing, like painting? There are tons of cafes across the country dedicated to not only supplying you with the best cakes and coffees, but also giving you the chance to paint something special onto a plate, mug, or a simple tile. For your hens this could give them the chance to get those wedding gifts in early, or for the bride it might be a chance to cement your love for your partner to be in pottery form.
Getting married marks the beginning of your life as a couple, and what better way to begin that journey than by giving your most old and battered furniture a new lease of life? This also gives the hens the chance to get cracking on the ‘Something Old’ and maybe even the ‘Something Blue’, and all without spending too much money, because you’re using things you already own!
Obviously, flowers are an integral part of the wedding ceremony. But what do you really know about them? Having your hen party revolve around flower arranging, or even making flower crowns, is the perfect way to get green fingered, and get more info on that beautiful bouquet you’ll be clutching as you make your way down the aisle. It’s also info that you can all carry with you, as you get those gardens blooming, so they’re ready to be the site of all those post honeymoon catch ups.
As well as the standard life drawing fare, bringing you all closer together through art, there’s also a whole wealth of themed life drawing classes you can head to, featuring everything from bowls of fruit to burlesque acts. Art is the perfect way to spend some quality time with your hens, and bring you all closer together through your creativity. Get your pencils at the ready, it’s time to get sketching.
The perfect way to top off that beautiful wedding dress is with jewellery hand made by your closest family and friends. From hammering rings to glass bead making there are plenty of ways to incorporate some hand-made jewellery into your outfit on your special day, and something out there for all abilities.
We all love a martini from time to time, and who can blame us?! But rather than having to rely on seeking out a skilled bartender, a cocktail masterclass will provide you with all the skills to make your favourite drinks from the comfort of your own home, and even impress guests with your shaker moves. For the non-drinkers it’s also a chance to discover a wealth of drink possibilities in bars other than water!
Channel those Ghost vibes and have a go behind a potter’s wheel with your hens. Learn all about the clay and the best ways to shape it, whilst getting creative with your design ideas. Perhaps a vase for the bouquet to sit in? A dish, for all your wedding jewellery to sit in? The possibilities are endless.
If you really want to learn a new skill this hen party then glass blowing is the way to go. This glass forming technique has been around since the 1st century AD, and will see you transforming molten glass into a bubble with your breath. If that’s not impressive then we don’t know what is.
Perfume is an incredibly personal thing; one scent might be lovely to one person, and not to another. So why not craft your very own perfume, made up all the smells you truly love, and discover more about your hens as they do the same?
Now, we may be biased, but we can’t think of a better way to spend your hen do than surrounded by chocolate. Our luxury chocolate making workshops not only give you the chance to learn more about those delectable delights, but also to make your own and get a cheeky cocktail as well. And after all, if there’s a wedding involved, it should be luxury all the way!