Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hen parties get crafty

There is a growing trend these days for hen activities, and if paint balling or go-carting don’t fit the bill doing something creative might!  We love a crafty hen party, and our most popular for hens are vintage jewellery making, fascinator making, flower crown making, knicker customising and biscuit icing.

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Hens can choose from our list of party workshops and add their own twist if they wish. We recently ran a great vintage jewellery making hen do inspired by the iconic Audrey Hepburn and the hens all paid homage in LBDs!  We made sure there were vintage pearls galore for the girls to play with as well as lots of other gems including brooches, charms, cameos and beads.  Everyone got to grips with the basic techniques and then started on their necklaces or bracelets whilst drinking tea from vintage china teacups and eating homemade cake.

Fascinators have also been popular workshops for hen parties as people can make their finished headpieces to wear at the big day.  At the moment vintage is a popular style with lots of netting, feathers and or flowers, but people can choose which ever style they wish.

Biscuit icing is fun too –  one hen party kicked off their day with the biscuit icing workshop, decorating ginger bread men shaped biscuits, we had a bride and groom, a scuba diver, most of the cast of the Village People, possibly the first ever gingerbread man in a onesie (!) and a few rather naughty ones too.  Great fun, then the creations were served later on for an afternoon tea.

So if you want to join in with the ‘hen parties get crafty’ trend please do get in touch info@imadeitmyself.co.uk or 02081235257

Biscuit Icing – new collection

It may only be August but we’re already planning our new ‘term’ for Autumn and we think our new Woodland Animal biscuit icing workshop is suitably seasonal!  Lots of gorgeous Autumnal colours along with a slightly retro / folky feel – oh and they are delicious too!

During the workshop everyone learns how to use royal icing including colouring, creating the right consistency, and techniques for piping and ‘flooding’ for a perfectly smooth and professional finish.  There is also lots of clever tricks to pick up along the way for some impressive effects.  And of course everyone takes a box of their hand iced biscuits away with them as well as a recipe and tips sheet to continue baking and icing at home.

To find out more please go to imadeitmyself.co.uk