We can’t get enough of a spot of haberdashery, whether we’re pressing flowers on the weekend or cracking out a haiku onto a fresh sheet of pre-tea stained paper. We love any opportunity to roll out the calligraphy set or the antique button box. This led us to think… how can crafting be incorporated into a hen party? There are so many whimsical ideas to choose from when planning your group activity.
You can even get crafting before the big night itself; why not create intriguing hen party invitations out of bottle corks – string them onto some lace ribbon for a fantastic rustic effect before etching your guest’s names into each cork – also a great indicator that the girls should be prepared for a big night ahead!
Hen Dares are also great fun to prepare in advance of the proceedings. My personal favourite piece is a paper fortune teller that you would use as a child to wreak havoc in the playground, only this time you would fill it with forfeits to create some hilarious high jinks, such as ‘find the geekiest guy in the bar, get his number and text him something wildly inappropriate.’ Crafting a paper chain of origami Brides and Grooms would also be great fun over a few cocktails.
If you’re after a more structured hen party activity then why not opt for a Fascinator Making Workshop – perfect for accessorising that evening’s outfit or simply as a fantastic keepsake. Our Queens of crafts and haberdashery experts regularly teach groups how to combine flirty feathers and delicate birdcage veils to create their own unique headpieces. Some groups have even worn their creations to our Vintage Afternoon Tea Party and Cupcake Decorating Class for an afternoon (literally) jam packed with creativity. Be as flamboyant or dainty as you like and get those glue guns at the ready!
This article was written by Polestars, a London based hen party company who have worked for almost ten years in delivering the best alternative hen activities.