CONTACT US

 

  1. Review: Wallops Wood Cottages, Hampshire – Relaxed Hen Party Venue

    September 16, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    We attended a “chilled-out” Hen Party at Wallops Wood Cottages in Droxford, Hampshire, and thought it would be useful for other party groups to see what we thought of it!

    Rating: 4.5/5

     

    LOCATION

    • Well signposted; we found the Cottages easily but it was not so easy to find our particular cottage "Early Mist"
    • Absolutely beautiful scenery, with gorgeous views of the South Downs
    • Not many conveniences nearby – there is a great local pub called The Hurdles, but it is harder to find groceries nearby (other than from a garage shop)!

     

    AMMENITIES

    The Cottage

    • A stunning cottage with four double or twin bedrooms and an open plan living / dining / kitchen area in an L shape. 3 bedrooms have on-suite shower rooms and the 4th bedroom is in its own area of the cottage with a master bathroom.
    • The cottage is part of a group of four cottages within one long barn building, but we did not get disturbed by our next-door neighbours at all.
    • The cottage was extremely clean when we arrived

     

    Decor
    The decor is beautiful, with real wood flooring, very high ceilings and a premium quality kitchen. It has been decorated with a country cottage feel with images of wildlife and rural scenery on the walls and curtains.
     

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms
    The beds were extremely comfortable, and we were suprised and pleased that each bedroom had a blckout blind for those early summer sunrises. The showers were all powerful and very hot, which was much needed, and the fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms were of a very high standard.
     

    Garden
    There is a fenced off patio/garden area for each cottage, with stunning views of the rolling hills. However there was only a thin fence and some plants separating our garden from our neighbours garden so you might find this an issue if you wish to be completely private. Best of all the cottage has its own hot tub in the garden which looks out over the scenery. The hot tub was wonderfully indulgent and large enough for all 7 of us, although there were some higher and lower seats which weren’t ideal for everyone.
     

    Equipment / Provisions

    • All self catering ammenities were of a extremely high standard – the cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need and more which impressed us considerably.
    • Much of the kitchen equipment was very high quality from brands such as Joseph and Joseph, and there was plenty of tableware. We never ran out of clean plates, glasses or cutlery (and there is a dishwasher for the dirty ones!)
    • Our only gripe was the use of the Ecover brand for washing up liquid, washing powder, dishwasher tabs and hand soap. Although we appreciate the eco-friendly nature of the brand, the products do not work as well as the regular brands.

     

    THE LITTLE EXTRAS…

    • We received an amazing hamper on arrival – with fresh bread, a delicious home made cake, apple juice, a local ale and more!
    • The previous entries in the guestbook gush about the place and how at home visitors felt
    • Despite the premium quality of the place, dogs are still welcome which we thought was a great touch!

     

    Overall, we would highly recommend Wallops Wood as a venue for a relaxing Hen Party, Birthday Party or Family Gathering. The high quality of the accommodation, cleanliness, the view, and the hamper of goodies made all the difference. We are already planning to go back next year for a “Hen-iversary”!

    VISIT: www.wallopswoodcottages.co.uk or find them on Facebook.

     

    FacebookGoogle+Share

  2. Hen Party Game Idea No. 4: Quick Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

    September 7, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Over the weekend we attended a Hen Party at Wallops Wood Cottages, self catering cottages in a beautiful rural location in Droxford, Hampshire.

    We were of course always planning to bring along some games for the guests to play, including a scavenger hunt, but the rural nature of the location meant that our Printable 3-Hour Town & City Scavenger Hunts just wouldn’t cut the mustard!

    So we created a quick team scavenger hunt for a rural or outdoor location, and thought we would share the entire hunt so you can organise your own one. It was so much fun, and would suit any Hen Party / Bachelorette Party / Bridal Shower as it’s not rude in any way and only takes 30 mins. Photos coming soon!


    Hen Party Outdoor Fun

    QUICK OUTDOOR TEAM SCAVENGER HUNT

    Rules: In teams you have 30 minutes to photograph or bring back the items below. There is 1 point for each item, but you don’t have to hunt them all if you don’t have time so choose carefully!

    PHOTOGRAPH THESE!

    1. The word “‹BRIDE’S NAME›” spelled out with three photos
    2. An animal smaller than a hand
    3. An arrow
    4. Something dead
    5. An unusual shaped cloud
    6. A spiderweb
    7. “The wind”
    8. One member of your team up a tree
    9. “Bride and Groom’s first date”
    10. Your team breaking the law
    11. A 3-person human pyramid
    12. A team member dressed in as many layers as possible
    13. An angel drawn on a team member’s body

     

    BRING BACK THESE!

    1. A home made bridal gift for the bride
    2. A home made wedding ring for the groom
    3. Origami
    4. Something fuzzy
    5. Something older than the bride
    6. Something you’ve never seen before
    7. A piece of litter
    8. Something natural and blue coloured
    9. Something you can wear around your neck

    Have fun!


  3. Bored Kids? Top 5 free ideas to beat the school holiday boredom!

    August 9, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    “I’m boooooorrrrred!”

    Children often complain of being bored when they’re off on their school summer holidays! And parents don’t often have the time or money to take them on expensive day trips, sports activities, cinema and so on.

    Here are our top five FREE ideas to beat the boredom!

    1. SCAVENGER HUNT

    Free Printable Kids Scavenger Hunt

    Give your kids a list of fun items to gather and tick off, or fun challenges. You can hunt outdoors in a garden, park or forest (natural items, creepy crawlies, litter) or indoors (“5 items that are red”, “exactly 50ml of water”, a screwdriver). You can even create a photo scavenger hunt and have kids photograph a list of things and present them to you when they’re finished. Scavenger hunts are great because they can be played in any location, and individually or in a group.

    We have a free kids’ outdoor scavenger hunt that you can print off at home, and it comes in three designs.

    Click on the links below to download!
    Monsters Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
    Birdie Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
    Nautical/Pirate Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

    2. PAPER CRAFTS

    There are tons of free printable paper crafts for kids available on blogs, Pinterest, Instagram etc. Here are just a few:

     

    You can find more free kids printables on our Pinterest board.

    3. MONSTER HUNT

    Monster Hunt Printable Game

    A free printable game by Faffy Tea!

    Hide our cute monsters around your house, garden or outdoor area and get the kids to find them all!

    There are 12 numbered monsters to print and cut out. Each Monster prints to an A4 page, so you can use normal printer paper or white card.

    Find out more & download

    4. FREE BOARD GAMES

    Rain and Rainbows Free Board Game Craft

    There are also lots of free printable board games for kids available around the web.

    Kids will have so much fun cutting and crafting a board game that they can play afterwards! Here are just a few:

     

    You can find more free kids games on our Pinterest board.

    5. BOREDOM BUSTER JAR

    Boredom Buster Jar

    This is a fab idea – a jar full of suggestions/tasks of things to do whenever kids complain that they are bored!

    Why not make your own at the start of the summer holidays?

    Or you can download a set of free printable activity cards to add to your jar, and then decorate / prettify it to create a boredom buster kit.

    Find the free printables over at While He Was Napping Blog.

     


  4. It’s our 2nd Birthday! 20% off everything until 5pm Friday

    July 17, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Sorry, the sale has now ended. We’ll have another one soon!

     

    We’re very excited that today it’s our 2nd Birthday!!!We open our Etsy shop on this day in 2014.

    To celebrate, we’re have a sale and offering 20% discount off everything in the shop until 5pm BST on Friday 22nd July.

    To claim your discount just enter the coupon code 2NDBIRTHDAY during the checkout process in Etsy.

    …And finally a big thank you to you all for supporting us these last two years.

    Faffy Tea Discount Code

     

    pointing handBROWSE THE SHOP!

     


  5. 1990s Theme Hen Party Drawing Game – Printable “Pictionary” inspired game cards for your 90s Hen Do

    July 7, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Our “Pictionary” inspired printable Drawing Game for Hen Parties is now available in our retro kitsch 90s theme!

    90s Hen Party Printable Game

    We have again been inspired by ‘Saved by the Bell’, ‘Dreamphone’ and Memphis Group style graphics from the early nineties. If you’re sick of the trashy, glittery hen party stuff then you might just like this! There is a matching party kit and other games available too.

    For this Hen Party Drawing Game you will get:

    54 printable game cards with a different things to draw (3x PDF files) – The first two files have wedding / romance phrases and things to draw as well as romantic movie titles. The third file has some more risqué hen night and rude things to draw
    a printable PDF with 18 blank cards for writing on your own things to draw!
    a step-by-step instruction guide for printing at home and How to Play instructions!

    Please send us some photos if you purchase and use the game at your party!

    pointing handBUY 1990s HEN PARTY DRAWING GAME £2

    Please note that if you are in the EU, Etsy will also charge you VAT on top of this price

     


  6. Review: Cyantist Escape Room Experience, Bournemouth – Hen Party Activity

    June 15, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    This weekend Jodi from Faffy Tea and a few friends went to try out Cyantist in Bournemouth town centre – an escape room experience that would be a perfect, quirky activity for a Hen Party, Birthday or Team Building session.

    There will be NO SPOILERS about the escape room tasks or puzzles in this review.

    Rating: 4/5

     

    Jodi says:

    Cyantist Escape RoomBetween this particular group of friends, we had been to two other Escape Room experiences before this one – in Bath and Bristol – so we generally knew what to expect beforehand. However, all of the Escape Rooms we had been to were very different so if you have already completed one of these types of challenges before it will probably not give you an advantage when it comes to any of the puzzles or tasks at Cyantist.

    We tried out the “Science Laboratory” Escape Room experience at Cyantist (there is also another experience called “Clockwork Orange”).

    The location is in the centre of Bournemouth, just up the hill from The Triangle area of town. You will find the entrance down a back street, but there is a clear sign on the outside and the man running the experience was there to greet us straight away.

    Unlike some other Escape Rooms, there is not an additional cafe or obvious seating area whilst you are waiting to start. Additionally, you are not locked into these escape rooms, and the Science Laboratory one has no door (just a curtain) so you could potentially hear the groups of people that go before you and risk getting “spoilered”! So because we arrived a little early we were ushered away from the venue until our actual start time.

    Saying this, once the host was ready for us he was extremely welcoming and was dressed for the part in a lab coat. He explained everything very clearly and quickly so that we could get started; there was no delay or waffle or a bland health and safety talk.

    The venue has a bit of a derelict / dystopian feel about it, which adds to the atmosphere of a mad scientist’s lair. Cyantist is unique from the other two escape room experiences we had visited as [*small spoiler*] the puzzles and tasks you must complete are all in a darkened room, and you are given torches to find your way around! We will not give any spoilers regarding the puzzles, tasks or overall mission, but there are some really fun and interactive elements which also include some great kit you must use.

    We completed the mission in 43 minutes which was a record for us! We all loved the experience and were full of beans when we left.

    One thing I would note is that it’s definitely not as high-tech as the Bristol escape room we have completed – but you could argue that this added to the theme and atmosphere of the whole experience.

    And another thing to notes is that in the Bath escape room the price included a cup of tea and, because it was a birthday party, a slice of cake too! The Bournemouth Cyantist escape room does not have any extras, although you do get an option for a 50% discount on the 2nd escape room straight away or a 20% discount if you come again for the 2nd room in the future.

    It is a fairly expensive option for only an hour’s entertainment but, if there are 6 of you, it’s still much more worthwhile than some other Hen Party options in the area (such as the zip wire off Bournemouth pier which is the same price at £15 pp).

    Just for the uniqueness of the whole thing, the price is definitely worth it and we would highly recommend it for Hen Party groups (or birthdays, or team building events) and rate it 4 out of 5.

    GOOD

    • Science themed, in the dark!
    • Great welcome by the host who also comes into the room from time to time
    • Clear instructions
    • Great puzzles and tasks using lots of cool kit!
    • Cost is per group and not per person; more people makes it cheaper
    • Unique and memorable

     

    NOT SO GOOD

    • Nowhere to wait if you are early
    • Lower quality venue, room and puzzle elements
    • No ‘extras’
    • Some elements of the game need finessing/fixing

     

    VISIT: cyantist.co.uk or find them on Facebook


  7. 90s Inspired Hen Party or Girls’ Night “I Have Never” Cards – Printable kitsch drinking game

    June 3, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Our “I Have Never” printable game cards are now available in our wacky 90s theme!

    90s Hen Party Game

    We have been inspired by ‘Saved by the Bell’ and ‘Dreamphone’ style graphics from the early nineties. If you’re sick of the trashy, glittery hen party stuff then you might just like this! There is a matching party kit and other games available too.

    For this “I Have Never” game you will be buying:

    a printable PDF with 18 different “I Have Never” question cards
    a printable PDF with 18 blank cards for writing your own questions
    a step-by-step instruction guide for printing at home and How to Play!

    This game is usually played as a drinking game, and would be great for a hen party, hen night or girls’ night.

    Please note that these cards are ADULT ONLY, but are less rude than other hen night games.

    pointing handBUY 1990s HEN PARTY I HAVE NEVER GAME £1.5

    Please note that if you are in the EU, Etsy will also charge you VAT on top of this price

     


  8. Poll Results: Our Next Christmas Printables Theme

    June 1, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Christmas Poll Results

    Thank you to everyone that voted in our poll!

    We have the results, and the theme for our Christmas 2016 printables is going to be…

    “Enchanted Forest – Deer, Mushrooms, Magic”

    We hope to have most of the Christmas 2016 products and free stuff ready by early September.

    We can’t wait to get started!

     


  9. Our “Eurotastic! Eurovision Song Contest Party – A few photographs!

    May 18, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    We hope you enjoyed the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest as much as we did! Here are a few photos of the buffet spread and decorations from our “Eurotastic!” Eurovision watching party. We apologise for the poor picture quality!

    Eurovision Party Food
    Our Italian/German party food buffet, Framed sign, Male torso cake stand / table, Foil backdrop and Confetti

     

    Eurovision Party Decorations
    Custom DIY rainbow ‘Eurotastic!’ flags bunting and cheap bunting purchased from Tiger

     

    Create your own boring Eurovision Song name

    Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

    Create-your-own boring Eurovision Song Title sheet adorning the wall, and a specially designed ‘Eurotastic!’ framed sign in rainbow colour scheme

     

    Eurovision Song Contest Buffet
    Glow sticks, pizza, tomatoes/mozzarella/basil to create an Italian flag, fresh pesto, sauerkraut, german sausages and assorted sweet European snacks

     

    Eurovision Flags and Bunting
    Custom bunting, European flags bunting purchased from eBay and a large UK flag!

     

    As well as a delicious spread and a group viewing of the contest, we also took part in a quiz and ran a sweepstake for the winning country (the prize was a Lebkuchen gingerbread heart)!


  10. Free Eurovision 2016 Scoresheet – Rate the countries with quirky categories! Eurovision Song Contest Scorecard

    May 13, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Hello visitor! This is the 2016 Eurovision Scoresheet so the countries and acts participating are out of date! Why not download our 2017 Eurovision Scoresheet?

     

    Having a Eurovision Party? Download our free printable Scoresheet / Scorecard to rate the countries’ performances. You score Eurovision!

    There are 5 quirky fun categories:

    – Song “Catchiness” – can you sing along by the third chorus?
    – Entertainment Factor – did the performance grab you, or did you get bored?
    – Sets, Staging & Props – video, pyrotechnics, musical instruments?
    – Hotness of Performers – does the singer catch your eye? What about the dancers?
    – The “Element of Surprise” – is there a costume reveal halfway through? Unexpected drum solo?

    The scoresheet lists the countries, performers and songs in order – as confirmed at last night’s Eurovision Song Contest semi-final!

    Free Eurovision Scorecard

    The scorecard / scoresheet is available as a JPEG file or PDF file in A4 size, so you can easily print it out at home on regular printer paper.

    We hope you enjoy it!

     

    Hello visitor! This is the 2016 Eurovision Scoresheet so the countries and acts participating are out of date! Why not download our 2017 Eurovision Scoresheet?

     

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD FREE EUROVISION 2016 SCORECARD (JPG)