Thinking of planning a Hen Night? There are an increasing number of Hen weekends and party ideas available out there these days! More and more of us are stepping away from the traditional ‘naughty weekender’ for more unusual and quirky activities suitable to all of the party participants.
One area which has gained significant ground in recent years is the Tea Party. You’ll find these events hosted by special companies and stately homes offering afternoon tea. It’s a great choice, giving the Hen Party a chance to converse and get to know each other before the big day!
The rise of the Tea Party can be attributed to the boom in popularity of all things retro and vintage as well as a recent surge in the popularity of baking and cakes, bolstered further by TV programmes like The Great British Bake Off! Add to this the national feel good factor in the wake of the London Olympics and it’s easy to see why Hen Party events like the Tea Party are coming into their own.
Usually it’s the norm to head away for a Hen Night to some strange town or city. Of course what you will find with more sedate activities is that many Hen Parties are opting to stay a little closer to home. With that in mind hosting your own Tea Party is a great way to save some money in the run up to the big day. You can ask each member of the party to bake a cake, cupcakes or biscuits and bring them along. If you wanted you could also ask for fine china to be brought along so that you get a mismatch and a real whimsical feeling to your Tea Party event. Alternatively you can find great value fine bone china online from designers like Sophie Allport who specialise in such styles and patterns.
There are a whole host of companies out there offering Hen Party supplies and experiences, from your ironically more traditional L-plates, sash’s and rude-shaped things to more retro and quirky events. One company offering a Tea Party venue and craft activities is Bake-a-Boo. A quick search online will show you just how prominent Bake-a-Boo are in the London area and if you’re even considering a Tea Party themed Hen Party they are well worth checking out!
If you’re seriously considering a Tea Party as an activity on a Hen Party weekend you’re planning then get searching for local companies and stately homes which will be able to host or provide such an event. Search online and visit bridal and wedding fairs to find the best options to suit your party needs.
Article by Nathan Stevens