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  1. It’s Hen Party Season! Here are all our fab Hen Party kits and games, including free printables

    April 12, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    As Hen Party season is in full swing, we thought it would be handy to post a list of all of our printables in one place.

    90s Hen Party Theme

    Inspired by the Memphis School design style, “Saved by the Bell”, Dreamphone and fabrics we wore in the 1990s!

    Party Kit (printable invitations, decorations, partyware, buffet or drinks table accessories)
    I Have Never… (printable question cards)
    Drawing Game (“Pictionary” style game cards)
    Spill the Beans (icebreaker questions / confessions / silliness cards)
    (FREE) Forfeit cards
    (FREE) The Phone Game (printable sheets)
    (FREE) ‘Would you ever…’ (printable icebreaker questions sheet)

     

    1950s Housewife or Grease Hen Party

    Inspired by 1950s interior design, diners and retro advertisements – this kitsch theme would be perfect for a fifties housewife or Grease themed Hen Party!

    Party Kit (printable invitations, decorations, partyware, buffet or drinks table accessories, thank yous)
    I Have Never… (printable question cards)
    Drawing Game (“Pictionary” style game cards)
    3-Hour Scavenger Hunt (town or city-based daytime scavenger hunt for Hen Party groups) Etsy Link
    Poem Game
    (FREE) Forfeit cards

     

    Printable Chicks & Bows Hen Party Decorations

    Inspired by the “shabby chic” style, country kitchens and pinboards – a theme for a classy bride who hates pink and glittery stuff!

    Party Kit (printable invitations, decorations, partyware, buffet or drinks table accessories, thank yous)
    I Have Never… (printable question cards)
    Drawing Game (“Pictionary” style game cards)
    3-Hour Scavenger Hunt (town or city-based daytime scavenger hunt for Hen Party groups)
    Poem Game Etsy Link
    (FREE) Forfeit cards

     

    Follow the links to find out more, or browse in our Etsy Shop

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  2. Hen Party Game Idea No. 6: “Would You Ever…” Conversation Starters

    February 27, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    This game is more of an ice-breaker / conversation starter activity, which would be ideal if you have guests that don’t know each other well.

    Simply read out the ‘Would you ever…’ questions and get the guests to answer with their own thoughts.

    Download our free printable sheet (PDF) by clicking on the image or link below. It’s designed to match our 90s themed Hen Party Pack, Drawing Game, Forfeits, I Have Never, Spill the Beans and Phone Game.

    Free Printable Hen Party Game Would You Ever

     
    Pointing handDOWNLOAD WOULD YOU EVER SHEET

     


  3. 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.

     


  4. 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!


  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. Free Printable Hen Party Game – “The Phone Game” – Simple, easy game using guests’ mobile or cellphones

    September 22, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Here’s a new free printable from our 90s inspired Hen Party range – “The Phone Game”.

    This very simple point-scoring game is created for Hen Parties (Bridal Showers / Bacherlorette Parties), but would also be fun to play at any type of party. Get all of your guests to take out their mobile phones / cellphones. On the game sheet you’ll see that guests collect or lose points based on their phone’s apps, messages, contacts and so on. The guest with the highest score wins!

    We like the thought of mixing a very modern concept into a retro 1990s themed party (you also might be able to get guests to abandon their phones for the night afterwards!)

    Free Printable Hen Party Game

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD FOR FREE (PDF FILE)

     


  8. FREE 1990s wacky Hen Party forfeit cards – for Truth or Dare, Mr & Mrs quiz, pass the parcel… Nineties retro fun!

    August 21, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    We have a free download in our wacky ‘Saved by the Bell’ inspired 90s Hen Party range: printable forfeit cards!

    Free Hen Party Forfeits - 90s

    The cards are for adults-only, but are not as rude or risque as other Hen Party dare cards.

    There are 18 cards to print on to one A4 sheet of card (PDF file), and we have also included 18 blank designed cards (another PDF file) so that you can write your own more personalised forfeits to match.

    Use for a Truth or Dare game, or if the bride-to-be gets a question wrong on a Mr & Mrs quiz, or put them in a pass-the-parcel game!

    For more printables in this nineties range, take a look at the Faffy Tea Party Packs and Party Games pages or visit our Etsy Shop.

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD FOR FREE (ZIP FILE)

     


  9. 90s Inspired Hen Party “Spill the Beans” Game – Printable conversation starters, confessions & silly questions cards

    July 7, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    This new printable game will get the conversation flowing at your Hen Party, Bacherlorette Party or Bridal Shower.

    1990s Hen Party Game

    We have been inspired by ‘Saved by the Bell’ and ‘Dreamphone’ style graphics from the early nineties – kitsch, vintage and awesome (and a perfect Hen Party fancy dress theme too!). This game matches our 90s Hen Party Kit.

    There are 54 game cards, and each has a question to pose to an individual or to the group. There is a mix of interesting conversation starters, silly philosophical questions, ‘Would You Rather’s and a chance for some confessions!

    The last 18 cards (Nos. 37-54) are a little bit more risque, naughty or offensive. These cards have pink coloured tops and can be used when guests have gotten to know each other a little better.

    Also included in the £2 pack are ‘blank’ cards for adding your own questions!!!

    pointing handBUY 1990s HEN PARTY SPILL THE BEANS GAME £2

     


  10. Hen Party Game Idea No. 5: Sticker “Icebreaker” Game – Unusual, fun, party game

    June 19, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Unusual Hen Party Game Idea

    Here’s an unusual idea for a Hen Party or Hen Night game! A game to help “break the ice” and get your guests mingling and having fun.

     

    Unusual Hen Party Game

    1. Buy or make some bow shaped stickers in your party’s colour scheme.

     

    Hen Party Sticker Game

    2. Pick a word or phrase that will be banned for the entire evening e.g. Groom’s name.

     

    Hen Party Game Idea

    3. Give each of your guests 3 bow stickers to wear…

     

    Fun Hen Party Game

    4. If any guest hears another guest saying the banned word, they can steal one of their stickers!

     

    Hen Night Games

    5. The party guest with the most bows at the end of the evening wins! Have fun!