Let’s Get Crafty
For those who love DIY challenges, Hobby craft hauls and hours obsessing over Pinterest… we have the best craft Hen party inspo for you all in one place.
The beauty of the following suggestions is the lack of planning they require from you (as the maid of honour, bride or hen). Simply pick a day when all guests are available.
Most businesses offering workshops have their own creative space/studio, however if not, many are also mobile so you don’t even need to leave the house!
There’s something so wonderful about a smell, which reminds you of a specific memory. That’s why we love the idea of you and your bride squad creating your own scented candles. Meaning your Hen party celebrations will last and last.
You can choose your candle style e.g. votive, tea lights or even traditional hand dipped candles. Each would be personally tailored to you, in fragrance and in colour.
Honestly, the Ghost movie scene has always made us want to try out pottery, and it seems like a ‘no brainier’ for a Hen do activity.
It’s a chance to get ridiculously messy (literally) and have plenty of laughs. There’s bound to be lots of innuendos and photo opportunities to embarrass your more modest guests.
After finishing your clay creation, you can then express you individuality even further by painting it pretty colours before it gets fired.
Who cares if it looks like your 7-year-old niece has made it? You can cherish them as Hen party keepsakes forever (even if you do hide it at the back of the shelf).
The ancient art of origami originates in Japan, and has taken the world by storm in recent years. Origami-Est is a pioneer in her field, and hosts the most sort-after paper folding workshops. She has bought Origami bang up to date and can teach you how to fold anything from crowns and flowers, to diamonds and even paper lampshades. Origami is a great crafty hen party activity for all ages and abilities, and of course you can take your creations home!
Modern Calligraphy Class
We’ve all been mesmerised by an effortless calligraphy video on Instagram and now you have the chance to learn the techniques yourself. If you’re aiming for a chilled and relaxed event this is totally a winner. You’ll begin by learning the basic strokes and by the end of the session have the ability to write letters and numbers with ease.
If you’re a die-hard DIY bride and plan on creating your own wedding name place settings, table numbers etc. this is a fab way of learning those traditional skills prior to the big day!
Screen Printing Experience
This old-school classic idea will get your creative juices flowing. Screen-printing has slightly dropped of the radar in recent years, however it’s a fabulous way to create something unique to you and your bride squad. Whether it is designing a bespoke tote bag, personalised t-shirt or even lucky knickers for the wedding day!
This activity works particularly well with small Hen parties so your instructor can show you each crucial step in detail. You’ll be beyond proud when you lift away and reveal your finished print; it’s the best feeling!
Flower Crown Workshop
Fashioning your own beautiful flower crown is a perfect idea if you’re planning summertime Hen do. The workshop can take place in your garden to generate the ultimate rustic vibe.
Floristry isn’t as easy as it looks; trust us, so it’s wonderfully beneficial to have a professional tutor on hand to help. You can fully embrace your style. If you are more simple and delicate or perhaps bold and vibrant, the flowers you choose and the way you arrange them can be handmade specifically.
It’s a way of experiencing a taste of the Glasto atmosphere, without the huge cost.
You can either have a fresh flower crown workshop… or alternatively one using artificial flowers…
For more crafty hen party activities see our Crafty Hen category in our Activities Directory