HEN PARTY STUFF THAT DOESN’T SUCK

So this is my blog…….

I wasn’t sure if I should have a blog but I’ve got some great stories behind the work I do that I really wanted to share. I also hope it will give brides to be and their friends an extra bit of inspiration on how to make your hen party extra awesome.

OK so I make alternative hen party stuff, I never set out to do this it just sort of happened. I’ve been involved with alternative hen parties now for over five years in one way or another but it never really occurred to make stuff.

But one day last year I found something I had made for a shoot that had been put in a draw never to be used again and it seemed like a bit of a waste and I thought someone somewhere may like it enough to give it a new home. This was that thing….

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A black and white striped hen party sash with tattoo style letters and a few flowers. I popped something on my other Facebook page to see if anyone wanted it and my inbox exploded.

Not only did people want this one they wanted to know if I could make others. Now never being one to shy away from a challenge I replied with ‘yeah sure, what would you like’? I would worry about the tiny detail that I had only ever made one before later.

So the first order came in for a Wonder Woman hen party sash and I hit the internet looking for fabrics and materials. This was probably the biggest learning curve, trying toΒ work out what it was I actually wanted and where to get it.

I decided to go for a classic comic book look for the sash with comic book style letting and ‘boom’ and ‘pow’ call-outs. Now confession time, I’ve never picked up a comic book in my life but I’m a huge fan of superhero TV (I’m an Arrow, Flash, Smallville, Supergirl junkie) and movies and I’m familiar with the style so I at least had a bit of a starting point.

I began by sourcing the fabric and I found this amazing print, which has proved to be really popular.

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I then began to work on the lettering, I wanted something dynamic and yellow fitted in perfectly with the Wonder Woman logo. The red thread was a bit of an accident as I didn’t have any yellow so I thought I’d try something else so I didn’t have to wait to go to the shop. As you can see it worked amazingly. My impatience wins again.

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I popped a few pictures on my personal Facebook page to show the progress I had made and to get a few opinions. I was still a bit unsure that it was going to be any good so any reassurance was good at this stage. The pictures aren’t great but I honestly thought this was going to be a one off. So I wasn’t thinking marketing.

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I took about a week to make and the finished product looked like this.

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It went to lovely Bride to Be in Scotland, Natalie, and was ordered by her friend Evelyn. She also asked that the bride’s initials and wedding date were incorporated so I sewed them into the inside of the sash. I don’t offer this service as standard as my embroidery skills aren’t up to much but it can be done if you are nice to me.

So I’m on a mission to make hen party stuff that doesn’t suck, isn’t tacky and definitely has no willies! So to celebrate this I’m giving away a Wonder Woman sash to one lucky reader. All you have to do it comment below and last date for entries is theΒ 29th February an the winner will be announced on the 2nd March.

There are a few rules

Entrants but be from the UK mainland

The sash would be available between June-August

The sash design will be a version of the Wonder Woman sash as pictured above

You can only enter once but others can enter on your behalf.

The winner will be picked at random.

 

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40 thoughts on “HEN PARTY STUFF THAT DOESN’T SUCK

  1. Emma barnett says:

    My cousin is getting married in Jersey next yr and they are actually having marvel thrown in as a few wee themes. Men might even have marvel waistcoats lol. As my cousins maid of honour she would just LOVE this sash on her hen do.
    Fingers crossed

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  2. Katie says:

    This is sooo cool! I’m a bridesmaid for my lovely friend Natalie who’s a UK wedding photographer planning her wedding in the desert in America! She and her fiancΓ© love all things comic book and even have a whole bathroom decorated with Marvel stuff. I know she would absolutely love this sash. She’s not a traditional bride and the pink hen party stuff you can buy in the shops wouldn’t suit her at all. I would love to win this for her !

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  3. Kerri says:

    Awwww I live it soooooo much but sadly my hen do is in April. Will still enter as you never know which bestie is going to get hitched next… or maybe I could comission one that says ‘wife’…. oooh so many ideas. Love that it’s completely willy free πŸ˜‰ x x x

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  4. Sian says:

    This is just awesome! So nice to see someone doing something truly innovative in regards to Hen Party accessories! Would love this for myself – not getting married just yet but I know where to come!
    My friend is getting married though and this would be phenomenal

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  5. PondersUpon says:

    This is fab! My hen do won’t be until next year, I could totally have a wonder woman theme! I’ve already banned the “tradional” hen do stuff – not a willy straw in sight I hope…

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  6. lynsey says:

    My closest friend and partner in crime is finally getting married to her soul mate. She is the ultimate nerd and would look hot in this! Her wedding it totally alternative and I cannot wait!

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  7. Emma says:

    Love love love this it looks awesome in getting married in August and my h2b is a massive super hero fan mainly marvel but loves it all, no traditional hen do things so this would be ideal 😊

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  8. Molly says:

    OMG I’d love to win this! The phrase ‘hen party stuff that doesn’t suck, isn’t tacky and definitely has no willies’ is something I’m insisting my bridesmaids stick to :p Alternative hens are awesome!! ❀

    Well done on such fabulous work
    xx

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  9. Anna says:

    OMG these are amazing, I love the skill and effort that goes into stuff like this! I’d love one for my hen do later this year because whats better than a hen do….a gin drinking/tour superhero themed hen do! What can I call my self?…super Gin girl, Ginatron, Juniper jones! Yep like that one…Juniper jones thats my gin drinking superhero name!

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  10. laura says:

    This would be amazing for my sisters wedding! She is having a half vintage half superhero theme for her and her fiances wedding so this would top ot off perfectly! Fantastic idea! πŸ™‚

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  11. Kayleigh says:

    Oh my gosh this is totally epic I was dreading my traditional hen do but with one of these I could at least look like myself and not worry about wearing a tacky one x

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  12. Michelle Mannion says:

    Wow!!! Love these as my hen night it super hero theme 😊 would be awesome!! I’m getting married in 5 months so my hen night is coming soon 😊

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  13. Sharon Railton says:

    My good friend is getting married in October. I would love to surprise her with this sash because she calls me her little geek. Hate all the typical hen night. LOVE THESE X

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  14. Sharon Railton says:

    Absolutely love these! I didn’t get to have a hen night (too pregnant) but might have to have a retrospective one just so I can have one of these in my life.

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