Top 5 Craft Hen Party Ideas

craft hen party ideas

Why We LOVE Craft Hen Parties!

Craft hen parties are a firm favourite here at HenBox HQ. Whether you want to patchwork a quilt or whip up some bunting, we are full of craft hen party ideas to inspire you.

Well suited to groups of hens who’ve never met before, crafty hen parties act as a great ice breaker. There’s nothing like a bit of organised fun to get the conversation flowing.

Plus they’re a great option for daytime hen parties. With the popularity of daytime hen dos on the rise, crafts are becoming THE go-to activity – even for the less artistic amongst you. 

So, why are they so popular?

Well for starters, there’s a craft for everyone. Seriously we mean it. From candle making to floral workshops, from perfume making to calligraphy lessons, you name it, you can learn it.

And let’s not forget, they are particularly popular with couples who’ve decided to DIY their entire wedding. From spray painting jam jars to making your own confetti cones, DIY-ing your wedding can be a BIG job.

While an impressive undertaking, it can also be rather stressful.

So why not incorporate a particular craft into the hen party festivities that you know will help the bride out? You could make bunting, learn how to arrange wedding flowers or even make a guest book!

This is such a lovely way to make everyone at the hen party feel included! It gives the bride’s nearest and dearest the opportunity to help create something meaningful for her big day. That’s pretty special in our book.

And if you all end up making accessories for yourselves, you’ll come away with something you can wear for the rest of the hen do. Everyone’s a winner!

As big fans of all things craft, we reached out to some of our favourite hen party companies to get their creative hen party ideas. 

Before we hand you over to the pros, it’s time to take a look at our all time favourite craft hen party businesses based in the UK.

Our Favourite Craft Hen Party Workshops

Looking for a craft workshop for your hen do?  Look no further!  Find out our all time favourite craft hen party workshops based in the U.K.  In no particular order, here goes…


Check out our all time favourite craft hen party workshops in London. 

Click the link to find out more & contact them now.

The London Loom

Weaving Hen Party Workshops In London

Cool Craft Workshops In London Cool Craft Hen Party Workshops In London

  • Learn How To Weave
  • Held In London Studio OR Venue Of Your Choice
  • Prices Start From £25 Per Person

Party Pants

Knicker Decorating Workshops in London

Knicker Decorating Workshop in London Knicker decorating workshop

  • Based in London – Travel Nationwide
  • Cupcakes & Champagne
  • Prices From £30 Per Person

Kat & Bee

Jewellery Making Hen Party Workshops In London

Hen Party Making Jewellery In London Jewellery Making Hen Parties In London Jewellery Making Hen Do In London

  • Learn How To Make Handmade Jewellery
  • London Venue Available – Also Willing To Travel
  • Prices Start From £40 Per Person

The Mark Makers

Still Life Drawing Hen Party Workshops in London

 Still Life Drawing Hen Party Workshop London

  • Modern Drawing & Painting Workshops.
  •  Accompanied By Tea, Cocktails Or Fizz
  •  Prices Start From £25 Per Person

Glam Hatters’

Craft Hen Parties in London & Nationwide


  •  Fascinator, Flower Crown & Calligraphy Workshops
  •  Glitter Station & Artists Available
  •  Prices Start From £28 Per Person

Grace Du Prez

Nationwide 3D Printing Pen Workshops


  • London and Nationwide at a venue to suit you
  •  Totally unique experience for a fun and crafty hen party you’ll never forget
  •  Prices start at £49 bride to be goes FREE

Sofi & Amia

Jewellery Making Hen Party Workshops In London

learn how to make jewellery Jewellery Making Hen Party Workshops In London
  • Learn How To Make A Sterling Silver Ring
  • Enjoy An Afternoon Tea
  • Prices Start From £74 Per Person

Sarah Jayne Couture

Hat Making Hen Parties In London

Sarah Jayne Couture hat making hen parties millinery hen do London

  • Learn How To Make A Custom Fascinator!
  • Afternoon Tea Included
  • Located In Central London – Near Big Ben

Top Drawer Diva

Knicker Making Hen Parties in London & Glasgow

Knickers at hen party workshop in Glasgow Choosing knickers at hen party workshop

  • Craft & Embellish Knickers
  • London & Glasgow
  • From £30 Per Person


Find out our favourite craft hen party workshops in Brighton. 

Click the link to find out more & contact them now.

Make, Do & Trend

Craft Hen Party Workshops In Brighton, Sussex & Surrey

Craft hen parties in Brighton, Sussex & Surrey

  • Prices Start From £28 Per Person
  •  Brighton, Sussex & Surrey
  •  They Will Travel To Your Venue Of Choice

The Paint Club

Painting Hen Parties Near Brighton & Beyond

learn to paint art hen party

  • Create A Masterpiece – Learn To Paint!
  •  Enjoy Afternoon Tea & Cocktails While You Work
  •  Prices Start From £25 Per Person


Devon & Dorset

Our favourite craft hen party workshops in Devon & Dorset!  

Click the link to find out more & contact them now.

Pottery Parlour

Pottery Hen Party Workshops in Dorset

Pottery Hen Party Workshops in Dorset  

  • Prosecco Popping Pottery Workshops
  • Based In Dorset
  • Prices Start From £25 Per Person


Botanical Painting Workshops in Manchester & Devon

Floral Hen party workshop in Manchester and Devon Botanical painting hen party workshop

  • Try Botanical Painting
  • Based In Devon. Will Travel Nationwide.
  • Prices Start From £60 Per Person


Check out our all time favourite craft hen party workshops based in Glasgow!  

Click the link to find out more & contact them now.

Top Drawer Diva

Knicker Hen Parties in Glasgow

Knickers at hen party workshop in Glasgow Choosing knickers at hen party workshop

  • Embellish Knickers
  • Glasgow
  • Prices Start From £30 Per Person


Take a look at our favourite craft hen party workshops in Manchester!  

Click the link to find out more & contact them now.

Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

Vintage Craft Hen Parties In Manchester

 vintage fascinator hen party in Manchester

  •  Make A Vintage Fascinator
  •  Retro Makeovers & Afternoon Tea
  •  Prices Start From £25 Per Person


Botanical Painting Workshops in Manchester & Devon

Floral Hen party workshop in Manchester and Devon Botanical painting hen party workshop

  • Make A Flower Crown Or Try Botanical Painting
  • Based In Devon & Manchester. Will Travel Nationwide.
  • Prices Start From £60 Per Person


The ultimate craft hen workshops in Yorkshire!  

Click the link below & contact them today.

Wild Harvest

Natural Craft Workshops In Yorkshire

Glamping Hen Party in Yorkshire Fun glamping hen party near York

  • Natural Craft Workshops e.g. make beeswax lip balm or  festival style flower head garlands.
  • They also have a glamping site
  • Everyone goes home with a party bag of handmade natural items.

The Cotswolds

Take a look at our favourite craft hen party workshops in The Cotswolds!  

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Away With Words Calligraphy

Calligraphy Hen Party Workshops

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  • Try the latest crafty trend at your hen party – Calligraphy!
  •  Perfect for hen parties in the Cotswolds.
  •  Super cool range of hen party accessories & gifts.

Ollie’s Studio

Calligraphy Workshops In The Costwolds

calligraphy workshop hen party group in cotswolds Calligraphy hen party workshops close up

  • Super Fun Calligraphy Workshops For Hen Parties
  • Enjoy An Afternoon Tea
  • Based in Gloucestershire OR Can Travel To Your Venue

Honeybourne Pottery

Pottery Hen Parties in The Cotswolds

hen party group at the potter's wheel in the Cotswolds pottery hen party in the Cotswolds

  • Workshops Start From £20 Per Person
  • Workshops Last 1 – 2 Hours
  •  Perfect For Small And Large Groups


See below for all the workshops that can host the craft hen parties nationwide.

Click the link below to find out more and contact them.

Crafts and Giggles

Nationwide Craft Hen Party Workshops

craft hen party workshop in Bournemouth flower crown workshop plater decorating craft hen party workshop

  • Huge Range Of Craft Workshops
  • At Your Accommodation OR Venue Of Your Choice
  • Prices Start From £28 Per Person

The following suppliers featured in this blog post also host hen parties nationwide:

Top 5 Craft Hen Party Ideas

So let us pass you over to the pros as they share what they think will be big when it comes to craft hen parties.  Over to the pros…

1. Crafternoon Tea

HenBox says “It’s not all about the craft you know. The afternoon tea is just as important! Drink, Shop & Do are all about teaming their crafty hen parties with a piece of cake and cuppa this year. Sounds like one of the best creative hen party ideas to us!”

Here’s what Drink, Shop & Do have to say about their Crafternoon Tea Hen Parties…

Start your celebration by sipping some bubbly and learning a new craft. Choose from fascinators, hen party sashes and many more. You’ll learn new skills and have a lovingly handmade souvenir to remember your day!

Optional extras include adorable decorations, cakes and cocktail jugs. What could be better than crafting with your nearest and dearest on your special day?

You can choose an afternoon tea and activity for your group to do together. Each of our activities lasts approximately an hour and a half and a dedicated host will guide you through your ‘Do’.
All the materials and tools that you’ll need will be provided. Our hosts have experience teaching novices and practiced sewers alike, though certain activities might work better with a knowledge of the basics.

More Info: All sewing is done by hand. Each activity indicates the skill level. We ensure that you take away a beautiful finished product.

craft afternoon tea in London hen do decorations

(Photographer Credit: Carlo Polisano)

2. Knicker Making Workshops

HenBox says “Knickers on your head? We like your style ladies! Top Drawer Divas think knicker-making workshops are going to be big this year. They look pretty darn fun to us.” 

Here’s what Top Drawer Divas have to say about creative hen parties…

Trends come and go with regards to hen dos. Traditionally it used to be a hen night which was anything from a pub crawl around the locals to a night of curry and karaoke. Now hen nights are full on three day weekend extravaganzas.

The more crafty hens have had the option, for a few years now, to turn their hands to cupcake decorating, perfume making and fascinator making to name but a few.

But what’s going to be big this year?

In 2016, knicker-making was our most popular and sought after activity with a 30-40% increase on enquiries!

Top Drawer Diva ladies Vicki and Clare specialise in knicker-making as they are the original knicker ladies with over 20 years combined experience working in the lingerie industry.

Before hens were finding us via Google searches such as creative hen party ideas or different things to do, now they are searching for knicker-making. That’s how popular it is and from the interest we have received so far it’s getting more popular by the month!

So we predict MUCH more knickers this year!

To cover all personalities on hen parties – joint packages are the best and we provide them from tea and knickers in Covent Garden to cocktails in Glasgow and everything in between.
Book Your Hen Party With Top Drawer Diva now!
hen party knickers knicker making hen party group
knicker hen do decorations knicker decorationg workshop

(Photographer Credit: Chris Waud)

3. Crystal Crafts

HenBox says “It’s all about the bling for The Glam Hatters! Let your inner-magpie shine and get crafting with crystals this year. Janie from Glam Hatters explains why she thinks crystal hen parties are going to be big this year! Over to Janie

Janie from Glam Hatters says about creative hen party ideas…

HenBox asked “what’s going to be big in this year” and without hesitation I replied, “it’s got to be crystals”.  Right now crystals are on everything from wedding shoe soles to tiny handbags to massive oversized necklaces. It’s a real party look!

If you love this look, you’ll love The Glam Hatter’s Platinum Package, where our hens can either make a jeweled fascinator, a crystal party headpiece or a statement necklace.

All decorated with feathers and Swarovski crystals, they are all super gorgeous, super sparkly and completely current.

Bring your wedding outfit or fabric swatches with you and The Glam Hatters will help you create something sublime to wear to the wedding. Or if you want something for a night out choose edgier colours and beading for a party style headpiece.

Hens come away with something they can wear again and again. They can wear it at the hen party, to the wedding or if you’re anything like me, they can wear it to the office! After all I am the Head Glam Hatter Girl.

The Glam Hatter’s Platinum Hen Party Package is becoming more and more popular. This workshop is suitable for all levels, even if you’ve never picked up a needle in your life! Choose from our afternoon tea options and enjoy tea, cake and bubbles during the workshop whilst giggling with your friends.

Book Your Hen Party With Glam Hatters now!

crystal millinery hen party craft

4. Hen Party Cross Stitch

HenBox says “Cross-stitch is getting pretty trendy. You probably didn’t think you’d see the words trendy and cross-stitch in one sentence, did you? Well we’ve said it! See why MakeDoMenders think cross stitch hen parties mean business this year. Over to the pros…”

MakeDoMenders say…

As so many of our hens mentioned they love cross-stitch, the MakeDoMenders thought it would be so nice to introduce a new workshop for 2016.  We’ve collaborated with The Geeky Little Stitcher creating bespoke workshops and kits for our craft hen parties.

Made super simple for the less crafty and bespoke for our three hour workshops lengths, you can choose from three styles or (for a small extra fee) a bespoke message for your individual taste. You’ll receive all the materials you’ll need, including embroidery ring, threads and trims.

An alternative, if your group is small or you’re not in a position to book a full craft workshop would be to order some of our craft kits. With all the materials sent to your door, you’ll be ready to start your very own Sewing Bee!  Craft hen parties are the perfect way to start your hen celebrations and even for the craft-shy, there’s plenty to enjoy and the party is bound to be happy and full of fun for everybody.

cross stitch hen party cross stitch

5. Ceramic Painting

HenBox says “We love the idea of creating a keepsake to remember the hen party by! The Crafty Hen thinks ceramic painting means business this year. Over to the pros.”

The Crafty Hen says…

With Ceramic Painting, painting a matching tea set for the bride to be is always a sweet idea for our crafty groups, otherwise they can each paint a trio selection of pieces to take home individually instead.

plate painting ceramic painting hen party

(Photographer Credit: The Crafty Hen)

*Some of the businesses featured in this blog post are featured in our Hen Party Directory.  They are paying advertisers.  

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