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  1. Hello, it's been a while. There's been lot's going on here at Craftea Day and I can't wait to share all the new plans but you have to wait a little longer sorry!

    Just wanted to share with you some images from the latest hen party that we hosted along with Alices Vintage Pantry and Tah dah makeup ......

    Armed with 20 metres of bunting, paper pom poms (see here for a fab tutorial on how to make them) and vintage table cloths we set to work transforming the room that the hens had hired at the International Society Manchester in an hour.

    The afternoon tea table was set with beautiful china tea cups, cake stands filled with yummy scones and cakes and large china plates were filled with dainty finger sandwiches and little bud vases of flowers were placed on the tables. We had an area set up for the vintage makeovers and a table filled with fabrics, vintage buttons, beads and sequins for the crafty hens to choose from to make their creations with. The hen organiser, Robyn, who was the bride to be's sister arrived with lots of fizz to get the party started and we added stripey pastel paper straws to the champagne flutes. The little details are really important to us to help make our vintage parties feel as special and authentic as possible. As the hens started arriving in their finery we wanted the party to get started as quickly as possible so the vintage music began and champagne corks started popping. Once everyone had had chance for a quick chat and glass of fizz the afternoon tea was served, the makeovers began and the crafts were demonstrated so that everyone could just enjoy the day eating as much cake as they liked, doing a bit of sewing or having their make overs whilst they chatted. It was a really fun and buzzy afternoon. We took lots of photos for the bride and her hens to remember the day. Here are a few of the photos.....

    yummy afternoon tea from Alices Vintage Pantry

    Yum yum!

    hens getting crafty

    Hens getting crafty


    Vintage makeover with Sharron from Tah Dah

    Behive preparation with Sharron!

    hen sewing party

    sewing and eating scones

    bride and her sister

    The bride to be and her sister with fab makeovers

    Happy & glamourous hens ready for their night out

    Happy hens!

    We love all the extra details that make events so special. What special details have you ever noticed at parties, weddings or events?