On Saturday evening we hosted our first official Hen Party in our workshop. Although we have hosted a number of children’s parties, I was looking forward to a change of pace working with adults.
The afternoon of the party, I spent a hour or so getting set up for the activities ahead. As the bride-to-be had chosen a vintage theme with upcycled crafts, I decorated the room with lace effect bunting, vintage tablecloths (actually from 60s & 70s thanks to my grandma!) and an area for nibbles with china plates and teacups.
The ladies arrived…
As the ladies arrived, we had a few minutes introducing each other before settling down to our craft – making rosettes as name badges. Some simple card designs, ribbon and a little bit of crafting magic and each person had their own name tag, but with a vintage feel twist.
To help us all relax a little more, we played a game called ‘What’s in your handbag?’. This is where you tick off which of the items you have from the list and tally up your score for each item. We had a winner when one of them pulled out a crystal egg cup and mini spoon!
The first main craft of the night was creating paper flowers. We discussed the different ways that could be used, but opted for the easiest cutting out method – a die cutting machine. A quick dab of glue and a few sparkly gems, and we had ourselves a lovely collection of unique paper flowers.
Another game and a break
A wee half hour break was decided before we progressed any further where the ladies could have a cup of tea or coffee, plus a snack before continuing. Whilst having our break, we played our second game of ‘Word Jumble’ – next time I need to check the words as we had some unusual answers!
The second main craft was designing glass jars as candle holders for table decor. The ladies seemed to enjoy working with the glue gun and various fabrics to create some really stunning pieces.
To design these we had a selection of:
- Hessian fabric
- Lace ribbon
- Loose pearls
- Strung pearls
- Paper flowers (from earlier)
- Wooden ‘Love’ embellishments
The end of the night
To end the night each lady was given choices of which string and charms they wished to use to make a wish bracelet and a final game of “Brides Preference – This or That?’.
The night ended and the ladies headed home – a little later than planned but having had a good night.
After a quick tidy up, I also headed home when I received a message from the bride to be;
Thanks so much for tonight really enjoyed it xThe Bride-to-be
Looking forward to the next one already!
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