The Glam Hatter Girls are now hosting fascinator making hen parties in Cardiff Bay. Come and visit us for a stylish fascinator making hen party.
Cardiff is my Mum’s homeland and is a beautiful and very cosmopolitan place. Over the years it has had a massive face lift. The docks used to be for the poorest of the poor, my Great Nanna lived there and used to be one of those little old ladies sitting outside her terraced house on her chair which she had dragged onto the pavement, chatting to all her friends. These days the bay is super chi-chi, full of architecturally stunning buildings, art galleries, restaurants and bars.
It’s a 5 minute cab ride from Cardiff Central train station or a 5 minute train ride. You can even hire bicycles at the bay and cycle to our other Welsh venue in Penarth.
I arrived in the bay by boat! Myself and my Welsh friend Jane did a little bit of shopping in Cardiff, (Hello lovely caramel sandals from Kurt Geiger and matching caramel bag from T.K.Maxx), then wandered down to the riverside at Cardiff Castle, via The Pertigrew Tea Rooms (Hi there yummy afternoon tea finger sandwiches and scones – no don’t worry I don’t need to fit into this new dress, I’d much rather just eat cake.)
Outside the tea rooms we popped ourselves on a boat and sailed down to The Bay. It’s a tranquil way to arrive and if you listen to the voice over (rather than catching up with your bubbly friend) I’m sure it might be quite educational too.
From there it’s about a 3 second walk to our venue. If you’re looking for an original hen party idea book in with the The Glam Hatter Girls for a fabulous Fascinator Making Workshop and then totter on to one of these fab places for afternoon tea wearing your fascinators and fitting in nicely with the oh-so-very-stylish Cardiff girls.
Here are my Top Tips For A Hen Party Afternoon in Cardiff Bay…
Hen Party Step 1. Glam Hatters Fascinator Making Workshops In Cardiff Bay.
The perfect way to start your hen party is with a Glam Hatters’ Fascinator Making Workshop at our venue within the Craft In The Bay gallery. Not only will you have a super-fun girl bonding experience with professional millinery teachers but you will also have a fascinator to take away with you to wear to the wedding.
The Glam hatter Girls will teach you step-by-step how to create a gorgeous fascinator using beautiful hat making materials and a large dash of fun. The workshops are suitable for every level of sewing skills, even if you’ve never picked up a needle in your life! With 3 Glam Hatter packages to choose from it’s the perfect way to kick start your Cardiff Bay hen party. After all that making and chatting you may be ready for some tea and cake…..
Hen Party Step 2. St. David’s Hotel for Afternoon Tea.
St David’s Hotel and Spa, Champagne Afternoon Tea Voted in the top 10 hotels in the UK in the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, the global award winning St David’s Hotel & Spa is the only AA rated 5 star hotel in Cardiff and provides a luxurious backdrop for an extra special afternoon tea.
St. David’s Hotel offer high tea at its finest with their classic afternoon tea (£22.95pp) or Champagne afternoon tea (£27.95pp). They have a wide selection of Nouse loose leaf teas, a variety of finger sandwiches, seasonal cakes and home baked scones, and the presentation is always on point too.
Their selection of cakes and pastries are delicious – you’ll usually find Welsh cakes, tarts and cupcakes on offer, and they all look as good as they taste! And not forgetting the lovely view of Cardiff Bay to top it all off.
Hen Party Step 3. The Marine Spa in St. David’s Hotel.
Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely love a spa and I really love the spa at The St David’s Hotel. Check out The Marine Spa and why not book a treatment for the following morning – the perfect way to cure those hen party hang-overs! It will also give you a chance to have a pow wow and perform a post-mortem of the hen party, after all ladies what happens in Cardiff Bay stays in Cardiff Bay!
So for all you girls planning a hen party in Cardiff Bay I wish you a lot of fun, a fabulous fascinator making class, lots of bubbly giggles and a lovely de-tox spa treatment for the following day. Next week I’ll be blogging about The Deck in Cardiff Bay – they have the perfect Glam Hatter Girl’s place as it is super-vintage frothy fun.
To find out more about our fabulous fascinator making hen parties which we can host in our venues or a venue of your choice click here.
With Love and Laughter, Glam Hatter Girl xxx