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The Crafty Hen Blog by The Crafty Hen - 1w ago

Things are still going flower crown crazy at Crafty HQ!

This stylish hen do or alternative baby shower activity is by far and away our most popular crafty party option. And not forgetting, it's a great activity for marketing event experiences too. 

Every single week, we're running multiple flower crown making parties and corporate events all around the UK. So much so, that demand has far outstripped supply and we've unfortunately had to turn away many crafty hens due to this particular workshop being fully booked months in advance at times. 

Luckily, in turn has led to a lot of groups taking on our brand new Pom Pom Crown workshops - the perfect alternative with a modern quirky twist too!

So if you'd like to get the girls (and guys) together for any kind of celebration to all create stylish colourful headwear to wear all night long, get in touch and make sure these popular crafty party activities are available to book for your special occasion. Don't delay!







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All your enquiries for our ever popular flower crown making parties are certainly keeping us busy in 2018. So to continue to crown craze and after numerous requests, we have developed a brand new workshop to create some alternative headwear with a quirky modern twist - Pom Pom Crowns! Now available to book from May 2018 onwards.

We've been thrilled with the results from this crafty party workshop so far, our crafty hens look fabulous in their handmade and colourful pom pom crowns. With some expert guidance, and our very handy pom pom tools, you'll be making stylish and fun headwear in no time! 





We can bring along a rainbow range of yarns, wools, ribbons and more to inspire your creations. Or let us know if you have a colour scheme in mind and we'll make sure to provide all the materials to match - imagine how great you'll look wearing you matching pom pom crowns out on the town later on!

Would you like to try out this brand new and very on trend crafty pom pom party workshop? Enquire today to check availability and find out more.

“Oh we truly had the best time! The Pom Poms were just perfect and everyone absolutely loved it! Everyone got so into it and loved their creations! I adore the things I made and they’re such a lovely reminder of the whole weekend.
Everyone I speak to who is planning a hen I always mention the crafty hen! Can’t thank you and your team enough.”
— Sophie C, Cotswolds, Feb 2018   Check Availabilty  
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As half term rolls around once more, we're gearing up for a busy fortnight of crafty fun with B&Q. We'll be popping up in B&Q stores up and down the UK, and inviting your little ones to come join in the free workshops on offer. Each day, we'll getting creative making something different, so you'll have to stop by to discover what crafty activities we'll be putting on.

Our spring inspired kids craft workshops are available at the below B&Q stores between 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm on the following dates:

Sat 10th Feb - Dearne Vallery & Tottenham  (Don't miss Paw Patrol, who will be getting involved too!)

Tues 13th FebDearne Vallery, Doncaster, Oldham & Tottenham

Wed 14th FebDearne Vallery, Doncaster, Oldham & Tottenham

Thur 15th FebDearne Vallery, Doncaster, Oldham & Tottenham

Sat 17th Feb - Bury (Plus come meet Ben & Holly in store too!)

Tues 20th FebBury

Wed 21st FebBury

Thur 22nd FebBury



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Our Crafty Hens must be keen to perfect the their tassel twirling techniques! This year, we've seen a big increase in the number of nipple tassel making crafty parties being booked.

As one of our cheekiest workshop options, this session is perfect as an alternative birthday celebration or hen weekend experience that is guaranteed to keep everyone giggling long into the evening. 

With plenty of shimmering sequins, colourful lace, kitsch fabrics, crystals, silks - and of course those all important tassels - there is plenty to inspire your creations at this cheeky Crafty Hen workshop. Once your handmade pasties are finished, with a little guidance to perfecting the technique, we'll leave you to practice twirling those tassels long into the evening!

Remember, our crafty parties are available nationwide. But with this session proving to be a top party experience in 2018, get in touch today to check availability for your upcoming celebrations!

Fancy trying to make your own nipple tassels, but don't have an excuse to get all your friends around for a party? Try our DIY Nipple Tassel Making Kits to create your very own pair at home!








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Well, that's been a busy ol' year! Across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, we ran more crafty hen workshops in 2017 than ever before. That's a whole lot of Crafty Hens out there! 

We've looked back to discover which activities proved themselves to be the most popular options booked over the past 12 months. Is your favourite in the list below?

Top 5 Crafty Hen Workshops of 2017

5th Place

Ceramic Painting

Coming up in 5th place, our ceramic painting workshops are a great relaxing activity to enjoy in your home or weekend accommodation. With the option to decorate a tea set for the Bride, or to paint individual items to take away, this workshop always results in brilliant personalised mementos for the Bride.

 

4th Place

Fascinator Making

Perhaps the perfect group activity for any sophisticated hen do! Oh so many of our Crafty Hens make fabulous professional fascinators to wear to the wedding - and it's even nicer to see the Bride To Be making her own bridal birdcage headwear for the special day too!

 

3rd Place

Knicker Customisation

Over the past five years, this alternative hen do idea has long reigned as one of our most popular activities. Finding itself in a very respectable 3rd place this year shows just how much of a classic hen party workshop this is! 

 

2nd Place

Patchwork Parties

Always a special activity, our patchwork parties get all the hens together to collaborate on a unique quilt or set of cushions, perfectly themed to the Bride's wedding colour scheme. It's so great to see how each and every patchwork quilt or set of cushions is so different, and full of personal touches. Also available for baby showers too, so Mum To Be can create a bespoke baby blanket with her closest friends and family. 

 

1st Place

Flower Crowns

Accounting for over a quarter of all our bookings this year, there was no doubting which workshop would be crowned number one. It is of course flower crown making! From bold summery head garlands, to chic winter crowns, you'll never have been far from of one our flower crown adored crafty hens in 2017.

 

Perhaps you'll even spot one in the wild in 2018. We've been inundated with lots of bookings for next year and some of our most popular sessions are quickly booking up months in advance.

So, if you think one of our top 5 workshops or any of our other crafty party options would be perfect for a special event you are planning, come say hello and to tell us all about it. Help us make 2018 a craftier year than ever before!

Here's to another year full of crafty hen partiescreative baby showers and unique PR events

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The Crafty Hen Blog by The Crafty Hen - 4M ago

December has arrived and we are all set to welcome in the festive period with another nationwide series of fun family events with B&Q. We'll be helping you to create an assortment of crafty things on different days, in different locations all around the UK.

From designing Christmas baubles to creating Christmas pudding decorations, plus making robin redbreast bird feeders and more! You may even get the chance for a meet and greet with either Paw Patrol or Ben & Holly too, (depending upon the location). Keep an eye on B&Q's event page for the latest updates.

Our workshops will be running between 10am-12pm, and then again at 1pm-3pm. Check out all the locations below, then come and join in the free family fun. Hopefully we'll be at a B&Q store near you!

Saturday 2nd December
Basingstoke
Doncaster
Margate
Milton Keynes
Oldham
Bognor Regis
Weston Super Mare

Saturday 9th December
Barnsley
Basildon
Basingstoke
Bury
Margate
Milton Keynes
Weston Super Mare

Saturday 16th December
Basildon
Bognor Regis

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Christmas is in full swing here at Crafty HQ! The bells are ringing - literally as our packing team prep all our festive trims including mini jingle bells. We're already in the festive spirit and are delighted to be hosting more crafty Christmas parties and festive workshop events in 2017 than ever before.

Plus, it's been a nice surprise to spot our festive parties featured in the press this year to help spread the crafty Christmas vibes. Grab a copy of Suffolk Norfolk Lifemagazine this December to read their interview with our Head Hen Julie, and also see our crafty parties in action (or take a little sneak peek below).

But don't forget, our alternative Christmas party sessions are available nationwide! We bring all the festive fun to you, where ever you are in the UK.

Now... all that is left is to plan our own Christmas party to celebrate the end of a busy 2017 ourselves!




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We've teamed up with B&Q once again to run a series of fun and creative workshops around the UK for all the family. This half term, it's about all things autumn - and Halloween of course!

Over the last few weeks, we have been busy working together with B&Q to develop three individual crafty activities just for their customers, inspired by autumn leaves, halloween pumpkins and spooky spiders! And we can't wait to see the kids get stuck into these creative workshop experiences and see just what they each create.

So make sure you stop by in store at either:
Basingstoke
Margate
Milton Keynes
Weston Super Mare
on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th October between 10am and 3pm to join in the free family fun! See you there!

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As the seasons are changing, we're getting inspired by the crisp autumnal foliage we're spotting on our way to work. And also found in our packing room at the moment! Think pine cones, golden leaves, berries, dried apples, twine and much more. These are all the stylish materials that go towards preparing the seasonal version of our ever popular flower crown craft parties.

This year, more than ever, you guys have been interested in creating autumn / winter crowns! It's a great activity to enjoy for a hen do leading up to a autumnal or winter wedding. We use beautiful faux leaves, berries and foliage at this workshop to ensure the seasonal crown you create on the day is long lasting and can be worn by the Bride, her Bridesmaids and Flower Girls on the big day itself. 

But this session is also proving popular for festive and contemporary winter solstice events too. We know from experience our flower crown making events are a huge success when organised as a creative immersive event experience with a striking and bold visual impact. And our seasonal version to making chic winter crowns is no different!

If you want to know more about our autumn and winter flower crown making workshops then come say hello and tell us all about the your plans. This seasonal crafty party is perfect for enjoying with friends and family for a hen party at this time of year as the nights draw in. And also for engaging festive marking events too, all available nationwide remember!

Availability for this workshop is limited, so get in touch today before you miss out!

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