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101 Activities in a tent … #1 Make, Do & Trend

101 Activities in a tent … #1 Make, Do & Trend

What we say:

Back in January I was out doing a spot of wedding networking. This self-employed thing can be a bit lonely at times, so when the chance arises to spend an evening with fellow humans – well you grab it!

1509719_10154182219040051_387802430591763143_nKirsty was the person I made a beeline for during the night as I’d heard her speak about her business – Make, Do & Trend – and I wanted to know about her services, what she did, and if there was any way we could combine the packages she offered with bell tent glamping as a hen party activity.

I love a bit of make-it-yourself and crafting. Half the time we’re a lot more creative than we think and there’s a real sense of pride when you look at something you’ve made. It’s personal. It’s also darn good fun.

You don’t see kids running for the craft box smiling for no reason. And actually as adults we’re not that different.

The kink in any plan was going to be power supply. Or rather the lack of it. No glue guns, no sewing machine. Argh!!! It’ll never work!

Luckily I was in the hands of a woman who knows her stuff because she already had some craft workshop ideas that were interesting, fun, and didn’t need power. They and also came with the option of afternoon tea and bubbly which is always going to get an ‘oh hello!’ from me!

I’m not going to go too far in to what is on offer as the full list is included at the end and it really does speak for itself. Seriously – just take a look! But what I love about this is you could pick something frivolous and fun to decorate your camp for the weekend. Or something that the bride could keep, or even use for her first baby.

Making mementos whilst making memories. What’s not to love?


What Kirsty says:

logo_emailMake, Do & Trend offers unique craft hen party packages and are now collaborating with Beautiful Bells to create your perfect glamping fun-filled hen party. The South East coast, New Forest and surrounding areas are the perfect glamping hen party destinations and we can offer some fun craft activities to create whilst you’re ‘slumming it’!

Make, Do & Trend will make sure you have a brilliant time at the Hen Party and leave with something special and unique as a memento of your day and precious time spent with friends and family. We have a selection of packages including making a quilt to pass onto the bride, pretty paper decorations and rustic Kilner jars which your hens can take home or create to use for decorations at the wedding.

Please see our website or email Kirsty to view our craft glamping packages at

Download your hen party activity brochure here!