I chat to lots and lots of ladies organising hen parties for their best friends. It’s not an easy task and requires a lot of research along with a large amount of patience! In this blog I have tried to take out some of the work for you organisers and I’ve focused on how to make your Glam Hatters hen party super affordable for all the hens…
Your first task is to work out a programme for the day. It’s good to start the party at around 1 o’clock, ensuring that no one “peaks too early”! A workshop is an ideal starting point as it’s great girl bonding exercise. I’ve observed hen parties for the last 6 years and noticed there is often one or two hens who don’t know the rest of the group. They may be a friend of the groom or a younger cousin and haven’t met the other friends before. During our Glam Hatter workshops hens are encouraged to check in with the others in the group on how a colour, shape or style suits them. It’s a great ice breaker, gets everyone chatting and includes the older generation. Talking of the older generation, my advice to the younger hens is to bag a seat next to one of the Mums/Aunties – they did sewing at school!!!
Choose a workshop that everyone can enjoy, our Glam Hatters’ Bronze Package Vintage Fascinator Making Hen Party Workshop at £38 per person is super affordable, lasts for one and a half hours and at the end of it you will come away with a fascinator to wear to the wedding!
This is superb added value and means you won’t be trailing around the shops trying to find headwear to match your outfit 2 minutes before the wedding! We have masses of colours to choose from, either match your fascinator to your dress or match it to your bag and shoes. It’s a wonderful way to bring an outfit together and give it va-va-voom appeal and you’ll also look a million dollars without spending out on expensive accessories. I think there is nothing so well put together as an outfit with matching shoes and hat.
Glam Hatters provide everything you need, millinery bases, beading, netting and tulle, ensuring you will make a fabulous fascinator with a gorgeous vintage look. Our Glam Hatter Girls are experts in their field and we are unrivalled in our quest to help you achieve a beautiful headpiece, but rest assured the workshop is suitable for a levels of experience and we will make this happen whilst having a lot of fun, a lot of chatting and a lot of bubbles along the way. At £38 a head it’s one of the most competitively priced fascinator making hen party workshops in the U.K.
Another way to stretch the hen party finances is to combine the workshop with vintage afternoon tea. This cuts out having lunch in a restaurant keeps more money in the kitty. At Glam Hatters we have 2 afternoon tea choices…. The Glam Hatters’ Afternoon Tea option is £11.50 per head and we will serve you tea, finger sandwiches and a selection of cakes all on beautiful vintage china. Or for £5.50 per head you can enjoy a mini afternoon tea consisting of tea and 2 cup cakes per person. Or, to stretch the kitty even further you can bring your own nibbles and bubbles and we will provide the vintage china to plate them prettily for you (*For hen parties in our London venue). The cakes pictured here were made by a hen at a recent party and gave a lovely home made look to the afternoon tea, they also tasted delish!
Once you’ve completed your Glam Hatters hen party workshop head off for dinner and dancing. If you’re coming to our venue in Exmouth Market EC1 you are close enough to walk to either Angel tube or Farringdon tube to head straight into the heart of London. Or you could meander through Exmouth Market taking in the individual boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Take a look at this link for details of restaurants in Exmouth Market. A particular favourite of mine is The Exmouth Arms. They do amazing sliders and the atmosphere is very cool and very relaxed. From here head over to Upper Street which is full of happening places and only a short walk or taxi ride from Exmouth Market. Here is a link for things to do in Upper Street.
Choose Glam Hatters for your hen party workshop and your hens will have will have soo much fun as well as coming away with a fascinator that they will be proud to wear. If you have any budget requirements, please DO ASK. We will always, always do our best to help you.
The Glam Hatter Girls travel nation wide bringing the Glam Hatters’ hen parties to a location of your choice. Email me with details of your hen party numbers, the city/town/village that you would like to hold your hen party in and any questions or requests that you have to make your hen party that little bit more fabulous and more personal to your party. I’m looking forward to helping you to organise your hen party and seeing you make your gorgeous vintage fascinators very soon!
Glam Hatter Girl.
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