How To Create An Insta-Worthy Hen Do Tablescape
Bridesmaids, this one’s for you! We’ve gathered our favourite tablescape ideas so that you can create the ultimate photo-worthy hen do dinner party.
From bridal gossip over Mr & Mrs quizzes to reflecting on the antics the night before, the dinner table at any hen do is a hub of happy memories. Whether you’ve planned to cook up a storm one evening or you’re letting a private chef take the reins, here are ways to create a hen party tablescape with an Instagrammable aesthetic.
With creative hen do activities rising in popularity, we are loving artistic tableware that makes both a fun thing to do on a hen and a personalised placename all in one - think cookie decorating, pebble illustrating and more! Bianca from Bable hosts candle painting workshops for hen dos around London and beyond, enabling you all to enjoy a moment of calm amongst the chaos. Her sessions are for all ages and abilities, so whether you’re a budding artist or have no experience at all, you can pop the bubbles, get the creative juices flowing and make a momento to be proud of, all while burning the candle at both ends.
Create a candlelit atmosphere with bableyourtable.com
Love is in the Air
For a statement backdrop to your dining area, nothing beats a balloon arch! This simple addition to your hen party will elevate the dining scene and add depth and colour to your photos or polaroid pictures. Depending on your hen do theme, you can select balloons in a range of colours and styles, from bold and glittery to subtle ombre hues that make the tablescape pop. Ginger Ray have dozens of party balloon options to help dress up your hen party at your home, hotel or rental house. The assembly is simpler than you think, just bring a pump or group together and use the power of your lungs! They’ve even got a handy balloon arch 'how to' guide here.
Blow your bride away with balloons and accessories from gingerray.co.uk
Flowers make a stunning scented addition to your tablescape, so incorporating seasonal stems is a must for that photogenic finish! For a sustainable edge, dried florals are rising in popularity at weddings and events, particularly if you want something longer lasting to take home after the hen weekend. PHOHM is a floral design studio in Brighton that can host your hens or travel to you for a workshop on how to create everlasting table centres, flower crowns and bridesmaids bouquets. With a glass of fizz in hand, your tablesape will soon transform into a whimsical palate of pampas and petals in neutral tones and textures.
Book your private floral workshop at phohm.co.uk/pages/hen-dos
Graze All Day
For hen dos, bridesmaid brunches and bridal showers, ordering a grazing board makes a showstopping centrepiece for your table, and not to mention the perfect photo opportunity! The colours and flavours combine to create a foodie masterpiece that suits any kind of craving. Featuring charcuterie, cheeses, fruit and more, a food platter creates a laidback atmosphere, where each guest can serve themselves, nibble and natter away without having to sit down in a formal setting. It’s a great conversation starter and sparks a social atmosphere! Garner & Graze can deliver an opulent feasting display straight to your table, full of seasonal artisan produce that will look almost too pretty to eat.
Find food platters galore at garnerandgraze.co.uk
Gifts for the Girls
A lot of time and effort goes into planning a hen do and every detail will make the bride feel so loved! As a surprise, the hens could organise a piece of personalised merchandise for the bride, or the bride herself might want to gift little favours as a thank you for all of the support. The sister duo behind Gigi & Olive provide thoughtful, beautiful items for all bridal occasions, from personalised hen do décor to stylish and modern accessories for any bride-to-be. Their curated bridesmaid boxes or playful hangover kits will look oh-so-chic on your hen do tablescape, making the perfect party keepsake and a special way to kick off the celebrations.
Explore their online emporium of gifts and accessories at gigiandolive.com
Tablescape In A Box
If you’re looking to create a themed dinner table but you have no idea where to start, it’s helpful to get advice from the experts! There certainly is an art to styling a gorgeous tablescape, so that all of the cutlery, plates, linens and details come together to create a cohesive look. To make things easier, Lucy at The Table Stylist offers carefully curated boxes of table decorations and table settings that are available to order, or she can create something totally bespoke to bring your vision to life. From beach, garden and seasonally inspired settings, check out her boxes online or get in touch to organise a unique tablescape that matches the personality your bride-to-be.
Find your dream tablescape to go at tablestylist.co.uk
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