If your best mate is getting married and you’d like to send her off in style, ditch the traditional hen party ideas and opt for something that will make her day memorable for all the right reasons! We think novelty straws, drinking games and the infamous ‘Bride’ sash have definitely had their day, and our range of cooking courses, craft classes and mixology workshops make the perfect alternative hen do activity – after all, it’s much more fun to be mixing delicious summer cocktails than it is to be spilling them in a nightclub!
If the hens aren’t exactly the creative type, don’t worry. Our courses are designed with the beginner in mind, so whether you’re a group of art amateurs, floristry fledglings or you’ve all only ever created a series of kitchen nightmares, you’ll still be able to join in and get creative. All you need to bring along is plenty of enthusiasm and the willingness to learn – and there won’t be a tacky tiara in sight, we promise!
Tantalise your tastebuds with a pre-wedding cooking class
Heading out to a restaurant for dinner is a classic hen party option, but why not switch it up and opt for a cooking class instead? Not only will you learn to make something tasty, you’ll get to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal at the end of the class – it’s a win-win!
Our range of delicious cooking courses are super easy to follow and will equip you with all the skills you need to create showstopping dishes fit for any special occasion. Plus, with all ingredients being sourced locally, your food will be fresh and seasonal – giving it that extra artisanal touch!
If the bride-to-be is passionate about pizza, why not opt for an Italian cooking class where she’ll learn to toss that dough like a pro and create super tasty traditional Italian pizzas? Or for the lady who loves to spice things up, an Indian cooking class will teach her everything she needs to know to create the perfect curries, dals and samosas – so she’ll be able to ditch the Friday night takeaways for good! From delicious Asian dumplings and fresh Italian pasta to handmade sourdough bread and the best BBQ chicken you’ve ever tasted, we’ve got a cooking class that will satisfy everyone’s appetite! Not a meat eater? Ditched the dairy? No problem – we’ve also got a range of vegetarian and vegan cooking classes that will let you all get creative in the kitchen while keeping your diet planet friendly.
Organise a flower-filled hen party with a floristry workshop
It’s guaranteed that the blushing bride will receive a bouquet of beautiful flowers on her big day, but why not get creative and mix things up a bit by organising a floristry themed hen do?
Our hen party floristry workshops are super easy to follow, meaning even those hens who might be totally baffled by blooms will still be able to create their very own floral masterpiece. Plus, with all tools and materials provided, there’ll be no need for any last minute dashes around town looking for pots or wire – just book your course and we’ll do the rest!
Trade tracky tiaras for fabulous floral headbands at a flower crown class, learn how to create something delightful for your door at a wreath making session, or discover how to fill those vases in style and create breathtaking floral displays at a flower arranging class. Feeling brave? Why not sign you and the girls up for an afternoon at a wedding flower workshop, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about creating DIY wedding flowers that will easily pass for professional posies. From the all-important bridal bouquet to buttonhole flowers, wedding centrepieces and even a magnificent flower arch, the bride-to-be will finish the session with enough skills to take full creative control of the blooms for her big day!
Make your own wedding decorations with a fun craft class
One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is choosing the all-important accessories and decorations – but why not get a head start and learn how to make some of your own? Our craft classes make great alternative hen party ideas, and will let the bride-to-be and her best gals learn everything you need to know to create beautiful adornments, embellishments and accessories – for both you and the venue!
Bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses ticked off the list? If the outfits are sorted but you haven't found the right accessories to add the perfect finishing touch, why not get crafty and make your own? A hen party jewellery making class will teach you everything you need to know about making earrings, handmade bracelets and DIY necklaces, so you can match your colour scheme then add as much or as little sparkle as you like!
If it’s the venue that needs decorating rather than the bridal party, why not learn how to macrame and whip up some wonderful garlands and DIY wall hangings to add a few boho vibes, or master the art of calligraphy at a brush lettering class and spend a few hours making beautiful handwritten place cards, table plans and menus? You could even get creative and use your new skills to make the all-important wedding favours – after all, which guest wouldn’t love to receive beautiful organic DIY soap or a heavenly scented homemade soy candle as a memento of your big day?
Leave wedding stress behind with a soothing body and soul workshop
A wedding is a time for celebration, but whether you’re the bride-to-be or one of her best gals, it can also be tiring, stressful and emotional – so why not treat yourselves to a few hours at our body and soul workshops as part of your hen party plans? Much more than just a pampering session, our classes are designed to help you relax and destress – leaving you all feeling refreshed and ready for all the important events ahead.
From yoga sessions where you’ll learn how to master sun salutations and shoulder stands, to ultra-calming pilates classes that will relax those muscles, we have a range of gentle classes for beginners that will help you flow from one pose to the next while leaving those wedding worries behind. Looking for something a little less strenuous? Opt for a group meditation class or mindful breathing session to help get you in touch with your inner zen and leave you ready to tackle those last-minute guest-list changes.
Don’t fancy getting to grips with the exercise mat? Learn how to make organic skincare products that will have everyone’s skin glowing in time for the big day, discover the benefits of aromatherapy massage or take a candle making class that will help you get creative with wax, blend essential oils to perfection and create a beautiful handmade scented soy candle that will let you get blissed out at home.