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Crafty Hens Parties

Affordable Packages at our Sydney venue

Are you looking for a classy activity to start off your hen's night or kitchen tea? Something that's fun but can involve your mother in law, too? Look no further, we have the perfect party package for you!

Bring some champagne, we will supply the venue, tea, coffee and bikkies and all the materials you need to make a your chosen project, whether it be embellishing your knickers, a natural 5 step facial, making spa products, learning how to give a killer massage, or sewing something pretty to take home and show off.

We work hard to make your party unique and our activities taught by qualified teachers are a great ice breaker.

Just come and enjoy the class, and take advantage of our cute venue, no cleaning up beforehand or tidying up afterwards required. We are also happy to come to you (a travel charge may apply depending on location and numbers). Scroll down for more info...


Choose between the following activities:

Sew something pretty (for yourself or to give to the bride to be as a keepsake)

Whether you are a pro on the sewing machine, or have never touched needle and thread before... don't fret, we have the perfect project for you. Your friendly teacher will guide you through each step of the process and see you walk out with a beautiful finished project.

Options include, but are not limited to:

- A gorgeous eye mask/ sleep mask

- A notebook cover

- An embroidered drawstring bag (great for toiletries, make up, or to take on your travels)

- A set of napkins with applique and optional hand embroidery

- A felt and fabric brooch

or contact us for other projects, we have lots of ideas!

You might also want to work on one project together as a group to create a keepsake or heirloom gift for the bride to be. For example, you may choose a pretty square of fabric to embellish and make into an amazing set of cushion covers, or create a set of personalized place mats and coasters for the bride together to remind the bride she is loved everytime she sets the table. The bride to be will always remember the kindness and love of her friends and family as she uses and displays the finished item in her home.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $55 per person

What is included:

A fabric and notions kit containing everything you need to complete your project, the exclusive use of our venue, the use of our sewing machines and equipment such as irons, pins, scissors, rulers, thread, etc..., expert tuition by your friendly sewing teacher, unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits for each participant. BYO champagne.


Candle & Lip Balm Making

Make some sweet scented natural soy candles with your friends. Learn how to add a wick, choose your scent and colour and pour your candle into some sleek stainless steel travel candle containers with lid. Then move on to make your own organic lip balm, with lovely natural ingredients such as beeswax, nourishing oil, honey and essential oils.


Duration: 1.5 hours (1 hour tuition, plus an extra half hour venue use)


Cost: $35 per person

What is included? Other than a lot of fun and tuition by a friendly teacher, the exclusive use of our venue, unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits for each participant, we also include everything needed to make the candles and lip balms, including the ingredients and containers. Of course, you will also walk home your beautiful finished product. BYO champagne

Make your own Spa products

Come along and get your hands smelling all lovely while you learn how to make your own bath products out of food safe, natural ingredients, most of which you can find in your kitchen cupboard.

Bath bombs and natural lip scrubs make indulgent pamper products perfect for gift giving (make a batch for the family at Christmas time) or treating yourself on a rainy winter's night.

Considering that bath bombs cost about $5-$9 a pop, making your own is also a true money saver. And being able to whip up a small batch of hand and body scrub right when you need smooth skin for a summery day out or a fancy date is priceless in itself.

Duration: 1.5 hours (1 hour tuition, plus an extra half hour venue use)

Cost: $35 per person

What is included? Other than a lot of fun and tuition by a friendly teacher, the exclusive use of our venue, unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits for each participant, we also include all ingredients needed to make bath bombs and sugar lip scrubs. Of course, you will also walk home with a sample of your finished products. BYO champagne


Learn to give a great Massage

Add this awesome skill to your list of accomplishments, and the whole bridal party will receive marriage proposals in no time!!! This is certainly a great skill to have to keep a husband happy, but also great for trading massages with your girlfriends. Next time you feel like a relaxing massage or someone to iron out those knots in your shoulders, just call your girlfriend for a massage swap!


Description

Learn how to give a great head, neck, shoulder and back massage with a few gentle stretches thrown in. This can be done fully clothed and seated, and does not require any oil. You will team up with a friend, family member or the bride's great aunt to practice on one another, so everyone gets time to learn and time to relax.

Duration: 1. 5 hours (1 hour tuition, plus and extra half hour venue use)

Cost: $30 per person

What is included: The exclusive use of our venue, friendly tuition by a massage professional, unlimited tea and coffee and biscuits.
BYO champagne

Embellish some Naughty Knickers

Embellish a pair of plain knickers with our beautiful trims. We will be supplying you with lots of lovely ribbons, fabric markers, embroidery thread, trims, buttons, lace, sequins, sparkles, beads, etc... to use. You can make your knickers as classy or racy as you like.

Our friendly teacher will be on hand to teach you lots of different techniques while you have a giggle, and maybe play some hen's games.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: $40 per person

What is included: Friendly and fun tuition, the exclusive use of our cozy venue, biscuits, unlimited tea and coffee, and a plethora of trims and embellishment material for making your knickers uniquely yours. BYO champange and plain knickers to decorate.


Beginner Crochet
Learn the basics of crochet and make some sweet granny squares. You will learn the basic stitches, how to read a simple pattern and how to change colours. From here, you can take your crochet journey anywhere! Granny squares can be joined to make pretty blankets, throws, cushion covers, baby blankets (we all know at least one chubby faced baby who deserves one of those), and much more. Use some bright neon colours for a modern look, or some pastels for a girly cottage feel. A bed cover made out of granny squares made by the bridal party would be a beautiful keepsake or wedding present for the bride and groom.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost: $50 per person

What is included? Other than a lot of fun and tuition by a friendly teacher, the exclusive use of our venue, unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits for each participant, we also include all materials and handouts for you. BYO champagne

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located?
We are located at a cute little shopfront at the border of Randwick and Kingsford, in 243 Botany Street, Kingsford.

2. Is it easy to get to your venue by public transport?

Really easy. The nearest bus stop is 50m from the shop on Anzac Parade, with buses going every 10-15 minutes straight to the city, and lots of buses going to different locations in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Inner west, South, etc.

3. Is there parking?

There is ample street parking, and also a five minute drop off point right in front of the shop (and no steps to tackle) for less mobile people.

4. Is there a minimum number required to book our hens night party with you?

Yes. We require a booking of a minimum of 8 participants to maintain the advertised pricing. If you are a smaller group, you can still book, but will need to pay the equivalent of 8 participants for the class.

5. How many people can you accommodate?

We are a small venue and can accommodate between 8 to 20 participants, depending on the type of workshop booked. If your group is larger, please contact us, and we may be able to come to your venue or home in the Eastern Suburbs, CBD or Inner West (a travel fee may apply, depending on location and number of participants).

6. Can men come, too?

Of course!!!! Whether there is just the token male, or you are an all men's group, we are happy to accommodate you and adjust the workshop content accordingly. Either way, men are always welcome here at MAKEandLEARN.

7. Can we bring food and drink?

We will supply tea, coffee and biscuits as part of the package price. However, you are welcome to bring your own champagne, cake and (not-to-messy) finger foods if you would like to.

8. How long do your workshops usually take?

Between 1.5 and 2.5 hours, depending on the workshop. However, we are available for all day bookings, too, if you wanted to make a day of it and tackle a larger, more involved project. Just contact us for pricing and package options.

9. Are the advertised workshops the only options?

No, we can organize different activities such as aromatherapy classes, jewellery making, hand embroidery and beading, and much more. We will need some notice to make sure a teacher is available for your class on the date required. Drop us a line or give us a call to let us know what you would like to learn, and we can discuss options.

10. Does it have to be a hens party, or can we just book as a group of friends?

You don't have to get married to party at MAKEandLEARN. Any occasion and non-occasion is perfect for booking a morning, afternoon or evening of creative fun.

11. What days of the week/times of the day can we book our party?

As long as we have availability (there are no concurrent classes running) you can book any weeknight, or weekend morning, afternoon or evening.

12. How do I pay?

You can pay cash or via bank deposit. A non-refundable deposit of the minimum class fee for 8 participants is required at the time of booking to secure your spot, with the difference for any additional participants required a week before the date of the party to allow us to organize supplies.

13. Can you recommend places to go before or after our party at MAKEandLEARN?

Our favourite is "The Spot" in Randwick, which is only a couple of minutes by car from our location. There are lots of different restaurants (from Thai, to Indian, Japanese, Seafood and French) and tapas bars and cafes open late for dinner and drinks. You could move on down to Coogee for a few drinks and a dance at the Coogee Bay Hotel or Palace Hotel.

There are also lots of inexpensive Asian restaurants in Kingsford and Kensington, within walking distance from our shop, as well as the South Juniors Club a few minutes walk away.

Did we mention that the bus stop is only 50 metres from our place, with frequent buses going directly to the city at all hours of the day?