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Alternative ideas for a crafty hen party

If you’re looking for something different from the traditional hen party fayre of L plates and pink feather boas, we have some great alternative ideas for a crafty hen party.

One of our most popular hen parties is jewellery making, especially our vintage jewellery and friendship bracelet making.  Everyone goes away with something handmade and unique under the watchful eye of our brilliant teacher Jen who is also a jewellery designer and runs Storm in a Teacup.

Friendship bracelet making hen party in London

Friendship bracelet making hen party in London

Flower crown making is also a fun one, we like to keep it seasonal with fresh blooms and can also cater to any theme.  We’ve had country wild flowers for a pretty, woodland look, to totally topical with a Hawaiian theme.  Everyone is in good hands with our teacher and  fabulous florist, Ruth from Stem Flowers.

flower crown making hen party in London

flower crown making hen party

We’ve been doing candle making workshops since we started I Made It Myself in 2010 and it continues to be a much loved activity for hen parties and corporates.  It’s fun to do and best of all everyone leaves with a gorgeous, hand poured, scented candle to take home.  We started with candles in vintage tea cups but we’ve now added glass votives for a more contemporary candle.  Our teacher and candle making extrodinare James is brilliant for waxing lyrical about all things candle related.

alternative ideas for crafty hen parties : vintage teacup candle making

vintage teacup candle making hen party

We also love a bit of customising and have done some fun knicker decorating parties, but alternatively we can do tote bags to t-shirts too!  Let us know if you have any colours or themes in mind and we can source some great trimmings and embellishments.

Check out our hen party page for some more inspiration and get in touch if you’re planning a do!

Flower crown parties – learn to make stunning seasonal flower crowns

Floral crowns aren’t just for summer festivals, we think flower crowns are great for all seasons! We only use fresh and seasonal flowers and foliage and surprisingly there is a great selection available even in bleakest January!  For our flower crown parties we lay out a selection of flowers and foliage along with scissors, wire and floristry tape, and our lovely teacher Ruth is on hand to give guidance throughout the class.

flower crown making hen party in London

Flower crown making hen party in London

It’s a great activity to chat whilst preparing the stems and assembling them, so it’s really fun and sociable.  By the end of the session everyone has their own handmade, bespoke creation to wear for the night – and of course they make for great photos!  The images below are a selection from a few of our favourite flower crown parties.

flower crown making hen party in London

making a flower crown

flower crown making hen party in London

flower crown glory

For more info about our flower crown making parties please go to our party page or get in touch info@imadeitmyself.co.uk or 02081235257