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More and more people want to do something different for their wedding, so why not for your hen party as well?
Our crafty hen party workshops are hugely popular and are a really great way for all the hens to bond over a fun activity. Better still, the Bride-to-be and her hens work towards creating something special that can actually be used or even worn at your wedding!
The professional crafts people who make up The Crafty Hen provide expert tuition, all the materials and equipment needed and can even tailor the sessions to you and your wedding. Supplying fabrics, materials, bows and sequins to co-ordinate with the colour choices and themes of the wedding. There are also vintage options for many of the workshops which use vintage and antique lace, fabrics, and buttons. Perfect if you want a vintage touch to the big day!
If you do love vintage, how about making your own tea cup table decorations. Every hen gets a vintage tea cup to fill with hand made textile flowers. You can even co-ordinate the vintage fabric and button choices with your wedding colours, or make your favourite flowers. On the day of the workshop you’ll be inspired with lots of beautiful vintage fabrics and buttons, and have different flower templates to work from. Everyone will work on their own tea cup, but also get the opportunity to make a matching brooch, or hair accessory to keep and wear on the day. The decorations will be a stunning feature on any wedding table and be a fantastic memento to keep.
Another option for creating something to help decorate the wedding venue whilst getting crafty with your hens is the bunting making option. There is still a strong trend of this being used at weddings but each string of bunting made at a crafty hen do will be unique and personal to you. Adding a special touch to your wedding decor. The session leader will show you a number of techniques you can use to decorate your bunting including appliqué and decorative techniques; they also provide lots of wonderful ribbons, lace, bows, buttons that you can use to decorate your pennants. You can then all work together to assemble it ready for the big day.
Or, if you fancy an alternative bouquet, how about making your own from fabrics, with all the hens contributing. Work together to make various textile flowers for your bouquet. You can even make your bridesmaids’ flowers or corsages, and buttonholes for the gents. Everyone will also get to make some matching accessories to wear on the day as well. The whole group will have a fantastic keepsake from the hen party and the bride-to-be gets a special item to treasure forever.
If you like the idea of wearing your crafty creations to the wedding day, then our Fascinator making option may be the one for you. Under the guidance of the workshop leader, each hen will produce a professionally finished fascinator to compliment their wedding outfit and really impress friends and family!
Best of all these sessions are offered Nationwide, so wherever you are, The Crafty Hen ladies come to you. Our fun craft workshops can be held in your own home or holiday lets, all we need is enough space for everyone to sit down, preferably around a table, and room for an iron, ironing board and our bounty of materials! Alternatively we can suggest tried and tested bars, cafes, function rooms or arts spaces for you to relax with all your nearest and dears and get crafty.
These are just a small selection of the craft session options available for your hen party. Head over to our list of workshops to discover more and pick your favourite one!