Enjoy a fun filled time together with friends and family in the cosy atmosphere of The Butterfly Studio. From the brides best friend to aunties and grandmas we have something to suit everyones taste. Set in the beautiful picturesque Essex countryside yet only a few miles from the city of Chelmsford.
We will create a bespoke workshop for your Hen Party.
Learn how to make truffles with our chocolatier who makes and sells handmade, fine artisan chocolates. Taste and enjoy different types of chocolate and (if you don’t know already) learn about where chocolate comes from and how it is made. Find out how to temper chocolate, make a ganache to make your own truffles and decorate them by hand using a range of tasty toppings such as strawberry curls, sea salt, almonds, honeycomb and white chocolate flakes. You will create a beautiful glossy chocolate bowl to fill with your truffles and gift wrap to make a stunning and unique gift for a loved one or friend. There will also be a range of handmade artisan chocolates for you to buy on the day.
Spend a morning creating beautiful Willow Hearts with friends and family. Learn how to weave simple hearts using English Willow putting your own individuality and creativity into this workshop. Choose to weave larger elegant hearts to finer plaited ones and decorate your hearts with delicate natural dried flowers and grasses such as roses, larkspur, wheat, oats and nigella seed heads to create an English Country Garden look. Add the finishing touch with our bride to be ribbon. We order freshly boxed beautiful dried flowers for your Hen Party directly from the Flower Farm. Flowers can be matched to the colour scheme for the Bride to be’s Wedding subject to seasonal availability.
FAUX FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP
Our experienced florist uses high quality silk flowers which have great attention to detail to make them as realistic as possible. You will be taught the necessary floristry skills needed to complete these beautiful Faux Flower Crowns while using your imagination in creating your crown in the design of your choice.
A lovely keepsake and no wilting or worse!
FOLK ART – HAND SEWING WORKSHOP
Join together with family and friends to make delightful, unique bunting for the Bride.
Using simple shapes and beautiful fabrics, Our tutor will take you, step by step, through the process of making a special string of wedding themed bunting. Everything is provided for you to enjoy this relaxing and fun craft activity and you don’t need to have any experience. Decorate your bunting with wedding cakes, hearts, flowers etc.
Have a creative and memorable time.
Your party will be guided through the stages of how to create these cute and quirky individual patchwork squares with simple embroidery stitches and a few vintage buttons and beads to create a personalised patchwork wall hanging. Decorate with wedding cakes, hearts, flowers, bride & groom silhouette etc.
HAND SEWING CRAFTS
Learn how to hand sew these delightful shabby chic ornaments embellished with lace and beads. Lots of crafts to choose from including these beautiful Bride and Groom Birds and Hearts to decorate the Wedding table or venue to a special keepsake country style memory book for the bride to be.
Stained Glass Heart Panel or Mirror – Party size 8 – 10
Each party member will make either a copper foiled heart shaped mirror or panel in this full one day workshop.
Stained Glass Copper Foiled Hearts – Party size 8 -10
Hearts with nuggets to hang on your wedding wish tree for your Wedding Day. Each party member will make two small hearts & nuggets approx.10cm total height – half coloured and half clear textured glass to hang on the Wedding Day wish tree (Wedding Day wish tree & paper hearts for your guests to personalise their messages on included) on this half day workshop.
Discover the art of Silk Painting – Enjoy a fun creative introductory workshop learning about silk painting using steam-set dyes. Silk Painting is a relaxing and fun way to enjoy art. Just let the dyes flow and enjoy the vibrant colours. Paint a printed silk card and create a beautiful silk scarf to take home.
Get your hens together for a fun Needle Felting workshop at “The Butterfly Studio” with talented felting artist Lana.
Needle-felting is a method for making fibres into 3D sculptures, cute animals, jewellery and much more….
Why Art & Craft Days Hen Parties are so special
When you book a hen party with Art and Craft Days you book exclusive use of The Butterfly Studio.
Tea, coffee, pastries and cookies on arrival. Additional refreshments available throughout your chosen workshop. Herbal, fruit teas and de-caff options are also available.
Art & Craft Days name badges & how well do you know the bride quiz are included.
We personalise the brides name in lights in a cute pink light box to surprise her as she walks in.
Bring along your own playlist on your phone / iPod and we can play it for you or relax with our soothing background music.
Any of the above may be followed by Vintage Cream Tea or Vintage Afternoon Tea (optional).
Vintage Cream Tea and Vintage Afternoon Tea are served in The Butterfly Tea Room on the pretty Miranda Kerr’s signature peonies and butterflies “Friendship” Royal Albert Bone China with delightful teacups, saucers and dessert plates in gorgeous pastel colours all placed on our pure cotton vintage style lace table cloths.
Speak to Brian or Julie for details of packages available.
Please call us on 01245 233459 for further details.