Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hen parties with a vintage twist

If you’ve ever been given the daunting task of organising  a hen do, you’ll know just how tricky it can be.  Firstly commandeering a gaggle of the bride’s nearest and dearest who may or may not know each other, attempting to accommodate everyone’s budgets and trying to agree on what everyone would like to do.

And the choice of hen activities has never been greater:  At I Made It Myself we provide affordable creative activities for hen parties where over tea and cake, you can have fun learning to make something or learning a new skill.  Workshops include: candle making, fascinator making, flower crown making, biscuit icing, knicker accessorising and manicure masterclasses.

vintage teacup candle making for hen party

vintage teacups used for candle making and tea!

All our activities are creative and contemporary, but some do have a vintage twist, for instance for one of our candle making classes we use vintage tea cups from various eras, Victorian, Art Deco to mid century depending on people’s preferences.




vintage jewellery making

necklace made from vintage chain and charms

Another popular hen party choices has been jewellery making using vintage pieces. Everyone starts off learning the basics of jewellery making, then the hens are let loose on carefully sourced vintage pearls, charms, chains, brooches and other gems and with guidance from our wonderful (and super patient) jewellery teacher, create their gorgeous and unique necklace or bracelet.  A perfect memento of the occasion.

One of our favourite vintage jewellery hen do’s had a Audrey Hepburn theme – and the girls paid homage in LBDs and we made sure there was lots of vintage pearls for their creations!

All the activities are fun, great ice breakers, plus they don’t break the bank.  Perfect as an event in itself or as precursor to hitting the town. For more information about our vintage theme hen parties have a look at our Parties Page.