Hen Parties

Hen, Stag and Sten Parties

We love hosting Hen Parties here at Iris & Dora…

Planning a friend’s 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 £15pp for a 1  1/2hr workshop. We charge a £4 studio fee per person which is included in the per person price of the chosen party.

Pick a date that works best for you and your guests, send us a message (theteam@irisanddora.gg) to check studio availability. Many of our Hen Parties can only be booked from 4pm on Saturdays or weekday evenings, with the exception of pottery painting parties.

Our party options:

Ceramic Painting “All for One”, Approx £15 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 £15 per guest. We allow 1  1/2 hours for this workshop.

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

Ceramic Painting “One for all”, from £9 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 1  1/2 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, £39 per person, min 10 – max 36 guests.

We provided a selection of plain pants with something to suit everyone (we keep in stock, knickers from size 8 up to 18, if you are outside of this range, please bring along a suitable pair of pants to use instead), 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 1  1/2 hours for this workshop. The hen will also be able to make herself a garter as a keepsake (optional £15)  This workshop can only be booked on Saturdays after 4pm or weekday evenings.

Screen Printing £39 per person, min 6 – max 8 guests.

During this one 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.  This workshop can only be booked on Saturdays after 4pm or weekday evenings.

Acrylic Pouring £39 per person, min 10 – max 18 guests.

Experience the joy of acrylic pouring in this fun, interactive workshop, You will learn the Dirty Pour method. We will discuss how to modify your paints with different pouring mediums and how to create different effects.

Enjoy guidance from the instructor and interaction with a small group in a studio setting. Practise on a small panel and then create your own unique artwork on a canvas.

No painting skills are needed, just a fun attitude.  Please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty as paint might stain your clothes in the process. Aprons and gloves are provided.

This workshop lasts approximately 1  1/2 hours and can only be booked on Saturdays after 4pm or weekday evenings.

Canvas Painting £28 per person, min 10 – max 36 guests.

Come to a paint-a-long at Iris & Dora. No experience at all is needed to unleash your creativity.

Enjoy guidance from the instructor and interaction with a small group in a studio setting.

No painting skills are needed, just a fun attitude.  Please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty as paint might stain your clothes in the process. Aprons are provided.

Mosaicing £35 per person, min 10 – max 36 guests.

This workshop lasts approximately 1  1/2 hours and can only be booked on Saturdays after 4pm or weekday evenings.

During this 2 hour workshop you will create your own mosaic from a selection of shapes using broken china, mosaic tiles and other reclaimed materials. Included in the course is everything you need for the project including a wooden base, or similar sized shape, pre-cut china, glue and other reclaimed materials. This is ideal for beginners and those who want to have a bit of fun no matter how creative you are ( or not! ). An excellent introduction to mosaicing. You are welcome to bring along your own china that may be an heirloom or have memories from years past. Bring Grandma’s china back to modern day!

What’s included in the price?

Everything that you need is included. Pre-cut china and other recycled items, a choice of templates, tools, glue and powdered grout to finish your creation at home as the glue requires at least 24 hours to dry

How to Set It Up

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