Hen parties – a tricky job to organise

Category: A Crafty Business

If you've got the job of planning the next hen party we could have some ideas to help keep the sleepless nights at bay.

Over the years I’ve had the hen party organising role on many occasions and it can be a real minefield. Finding something everyone will like, fits the budget and is at a time that works, can be a real nightmare. I thought I’d show you how we do hen parties at A Crafty Alternative; we work to your schedule, it’s really personal, very affordable and includes sparkling wine and food.

A few weeks ago we ran the hen party for a group of 9 girls. The fascinator class is a bit different to most, we dye the feathers in advance to match people’s outfits and the bride and bridesmaids aren’t left out either, they can make the bride or bridesmaid’s headpieces. We encourage people to look at pictures they like beforehand as that’s half the battle and you can spend an age in the beginning trying to decide what to do.

The hen party itself

The girls were renting a house in London, we brought along sparkling wine and lovely tapas style food as well as all the craft materials.  They had provided us with their colour schemes in advance so we had everything laid out by person (no picking a random bunch of colours).

We then took everyone through some options and techniques for their fascinators such as making sinamay flowers, curling feathers and creating striking angles.

With 121 tuition and support everyone made absolutely gorgeous pieces – here’s some examples:

Next time you’re stuck with planning a hen party, keep us in mind. We have a range of crafty hen parties that are suitable, like our Origami Lily Fairy Lights Class where you make a gorgeous string of lights for the venue or Paper Flower Making where you create giant roses and peonies or a garland for your hair. Prices range from £35-£45 per person and include sparkling wine and food.

  Mixed Paper Flowers

Tia x

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