Hen Parties

We love hosting Hen Parties here at Iris & Dora…

Planning a friend’s hen party can be pretty stressful and you want to get everything perfect, making sure everyone has a special time.

We’ve made it super-simple with our comprehensive list of great activities. Our tutors are all experienced crafters and creators in their own right so you know that you will have the best advice and guidance but we also know just how to make the workshop fun and relaxed and even the most craft-averse comfortable. We like to cater for all budgets and our workshop packages start from as little as £14pp for a 2hr workshop.

Pick a date that works best for you and your guests, send us a message (claudia@irisanddora.gg) to check studio availability.

Our hen party options:

Ceramic Painting “All for One”, Approx £20 per person, min 10 – max 36 guests.

Why not gift your hen the most unique and personal set of crockery, each piece designed and decorated by her nearest and dearest using a colour palette chosen by the bride to be. We provide blank ceramic pieces which can include: two coffee mugs, two teacups, two saucers, a teapot, two side plates, two dinner plates, two dessert plates and a spoon rest (these are just our suggestions, you are welcome to pick any pieces you like).  Once fired these pieces are dishwasher safe. Price depends upon the pieces chosen on the day but usually works out about £20 per guest. We allow 2 hours for this workshop.

Your finished pieces will be dried, dipped in gloss glaze, dried again, then fired. They will be wrapped and delivered in time for the wedding.

Ceramic Painting “One for all”, from £14 per person, min 10 – max 36 guests.

With our “One for all” hen party, each guest can choose from over 400 blank ceramic pieces, each priced individually. You will also be able to jointly decorate a plate for the hen as a keepsake (optional: £20). We allow 2 hours for this workshop.

Your finished pieces will be dried, dipped in gloss glaze, dried again, then fired. They will be ready to collect within two weeks.

Knicker Decorating, £25 per person, min 10 – max 24 guests.

We provided a selection of plain pants with something to suit everyone, including lots of laughs and cheeky fun along the way. We can show you various techniques to pimp your pants whether you are experienced with crafty things or not, there will be something new to learn and do in this session. Try appliqué, making ribbons bows, attach lace, add some sparkle with sequins, bows or buttons. No two pairs ever look the same… let your imagination run wild, or we can help you with some creative ideas. We will be on hand throughout to guide you through, or help provide inspiration. Sewing machines are available but not necessary for this workshop. We allow 2 hours for this workshop. The hen will also be able to make herself a garter as a keepsake (optional £15) We allow 2 hours for this workshop.

Bunting Making, £25 per person, min 10 – max 24 guests

Perfect for crafty hens or diy weddings,we will show you how to create and finish a beautiful bunting to hang at a classic English country style wedding.  Using our beautiful range of fabrics, trims and embellishments, with a little help and a lot of inspiration, the hens have a chance to get to know each other and create a garland with a real meaning for the bride and her party. This workshop can involve the use of sewing machines.

Screen Printing £24 per person, min 10 – max 14 guests.

During this two and a half hour workshop each guest will create their own design and print it onto a tote bag, t-shirt or tea towel.  You will also be able to jointly decorate a tea towel for the hen as a keepsake (optional: £15).  Items will be ready to take home on the same day. Approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Screen Printing & Pottery Wheel, £45 per person, min 8 – max 14 guests.

The same as the screenprinting workshop, but each guest will also get to throw a pot on the potters wheel with an experienced potter. The pot will be dip glazed, fired and ready for collection at a later date. Approximately 2 hours.

Knicker Making, £55 per person, min 8 – max 12 guests.

Learn how to make your own knickers! In this fun workshop we’ll teach you how to make your own cute cotton knickers, from cutting the fabric to constructing them and stitching the elastic (the tricky bit!) We’ll also have a selection of trimmings for you to choose from if you’d like to adorn your pants!  We will be using sewing machines and there are some tricky bits so be prepared to concentrate and we would prefer if you could keep alcohol to a minimum until after you have finished using the sewing machines!  The hen will also be able to make herself a garter as a keepsake (optional £15) We allow 3 hours for this workshop.

How to Set It Up

In the first instance email or call us on 721 375 to reserve your preferred date.