Hen parties and wedding crafts

Hen Party - Button & paper crafts

Hen Party – Button & paper craft

We offer several party packages including hen themed cupcake decorating with specially themed decorations (think L plates and handcuffs!)and fabric printing classes (make themed T shirts for your night out!), see more details below. If you fancy something a bit different, we could host a DIY wedding workshop where you can help out the bride and groom, learning how to make beautiful crafts to decorate the wedding venue including; tissue pom poms, pinwheels, paper flower bouquets, button table numbers… We’ll help you to design and make lovely pieces to give your wedding that personal touch.

Prices start from £25 per person and we offer discounts if you book 10+ places. You’re welcome, of course, to bring your own bubbly!

After enjoying a class with us, you might want to start the evening off with a few drinks; with SH Jones in Leamington we offer cocktail making classes where you can watch their cocktail expert make some favourite drinks then have a go yourselves! Prices start from £20 per person.

Our hen classes are held at the lovely Episode Hotel in central Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. It is centrally located, with Warwick, Coventry, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon all within a 25 minute drive. In conjunction with Episode we can offer discounted hotel rooms, lunch and dinner packages if you book a party through us, please contact us for more information.

CUPCAKE DECORATING

  • Becky A.K.A. Little Miss Cupcakes
  • Adding the details
  • Frosting and icing work

During the two hour class, our resident cupcake expert Becky, from Little Miss Cupcakes, will be teaching you all the skills you need to create some beautifully decorated cupcakes and also throwing in some handy tips. You will have six cupcakes to decorate yourself and take home in a gift box to enjoy with friends and family. The class includes: an introduction into making your own hen themed (think L plates, ball & chain, sugar willies!) sugarpaste decorations with demos on using cutters and silicone moulds, a demo of making two simple sugar flowers, tips on making buttercream frosting and our recipe to take home, colouring some ready made frosting, piping techniques with a variety of nozzles, fondant iced cupcakes – how to get a professional look with embossers and quilters. You will cover your six cakes with piped buttercream or fondant icing and your handmade decorations. Drinks and sweet snacks are provided. Please note that this class is not suitable for anyone with food allergies.

BUTTON & PAPER CRAFT

  • Button and Paper Crafts

Have you seen all the button and paper craft pictures and greetings cards that are in the shops at the moment? Everyone is going button crazy! So we thought that you might like to learn how to make a few crafty bits and get creative with your own mini projects. In the 2.5 hour class, Becky and our designer, Sophie, will share their creations and ideas with you so you have lots of inspiration to make your own framed button picture or customise a greetings card and gift box. You can see photos from previous classes here which show the kind of crafts you will be making. The class includes: an introduction to Makery Mill and the DIY craft trend happening at the moment, a demo of putting together a button picture, including examples of ones that we have made, a demo of making a card pinwheel, a demo of making two paper flowers. You will have a go at making the pinwheels and paper flowers. Then you can use your creations to make either make a 6″ framed picture or customise a greetings card and decorate a gift box with lots of help from us on the techniques and examples of our work. Drinks and sweet snacks are provided. All paper, card, buttons, picture frames and craft materials are provided.

INDIAN BLOCK PRINTING

  • Indian Block Printing – Pencil Case
  • Indian Block Printing – Peacock

Have a go at block printing while styling your very own make up bag or pencil case to take home. We use high quality, authentic print blocks sourced in India, which create a beautiful, intricate and detailed finish. The inks are pigment dyes, so you will need to wear old clothes or an apron! There will be fabric pens to add extra details, and if time allows, we have a range of beads, sequins and trimmings to embellish your bag. Fancy something different? You can upgrade from the make up bag/pencil case to a tote bag, t-shirt or your own suggestion. Just drop us an email to discuss it further. Drinks and sweet snacks are provided.

APPLIQUÉ & EMBELLISHING

  • Class A
  • Class B
  • Class C
  • Class D

With all the materials and a handful of patience, learn to hand-sew a beautiful keyring charm,which you can show off however you choose! This class will introduce you to some key hand stitches and sewing assembly techniques. You will have the choice of a wide range of colours to work with, and plenty of embellishments. Each set of charms has been designed especially by Makery Mill, with each set incorporating some different methods, depending on your familiarity with hand-sewing. You will make one charm during the class to take away with you. Drinks and sweet snacks are provided.