Hen party series ~ Make a personal gift for the bride

Previously, Claire from Lacey in Places  blog shared her top tips for planning a hen party (read the article here) and today she continues to share her experiences of organising a vintage hen party for her friend Becky.  She has previously shared a downloadable budget spreadsheet and even invitation templates (read this planning article here) to make it super-easy to keep track of the hens, the accommodation and activities costs and she has also written about making DIY crafty decorations for the hen party! In today’s blog post, Claire is discussing how to create a personal gift for the bride and getting all the hens involved:

It’s a great idea to create a special gift for your bride. In this case, we created a “Becky & Her Birds” book and it gave all hens a chance to get involved in crafting a unique and special treat for the bride. It celebrates the occasion and shows the bride how important she is to all the hens, plus it gives everyone a chance to share their own memories and photos of their relationship with the bride – after all, the hens are there as the very best friends of the bride and any contribution to the book will be greatly appreciated by the bride.

diy personalised craft gift book scrapbook for the bride at hen party

For Becky’s book, my sister Kat very kindly made super-cute mini bunting to attach to the book and decorated the front cover with a photo of Becky with some hens.  Before the party, I emailed all the hens and asked everyone to bring with them pictures with Becky to glue in and write a special message to her. The book we used was from Paperchase for £9 contained 50 pages so I allocated two pages in the book to each hen, adding their names and placed them in alphabetical order. We also stuck in left-over bits of doilies from the bunting decorations and added more kitten stickers from the straw nametags and I provided lots of coloured pens and paper so that the hens could get creative with their pages and the result a lovely book full of memories, with all the pages looking so different and pretty – decorated personally by each hen.

Next week, I will discuss some ideas for party games and share some of the DIY makes you can create for your own hen party activities!

More hen party series articles


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