This could be the most enjoyable hen party I’ve ever done. The girls were incredibly sweet and friendly and they’d organised myself and Simon to surprise their friend with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
They’d taken great care to keep us a secret and Sophie the bride was genuinely surprised.
After we’d poured everybody a drink we began the drinking games. We were pinning willies on the butler (blindfolded of course), competing to throw hoops on to willies (not real ones!), basically anything to do with Champaign chocolate blindfolds and willies!
We even got talking about Yoga and Handstands and we decided to start practising handstands in the kitchen! (Not usually a great idea but I am a professional handstand teacher and I know how to spot people safely so they can’t fall over)
The house they had rented was a beautiful holiday home (mansion) in Bath and it was walking distance from the town centre.
Simon the other butler was a delight to work with a very charming man who was great to be around.
After we’d all had fun for over an hour and got to know each other it was time to say goodbye and leave the girls to enjoy the rest of their evening.
Today I was working for Spartan Butlers at this fantastic Hen Party in Cardiff South Wales!
I was a surprise for the bride and I was snuck into the house so I could get changed and then make a big entrance!
The girls had chosen to dress up as super heros and they had already been partying for hours when I got there. They were already in a vey good mood!
I was asked to make cocktails all evening for the hens which I was very happy to do. They had already prepared all the ingredients I would need and then it was my job to make sure everybody stayed topped up!
We had lots in common because they were all avid Gym go-ers and we chatted for ages about the various classes they attend.
Some of the girls were dancers and fitness instructors and the bride was particularly interested in AcroYoga and circus aerial. A perfect group for me since I love all those things!
The group were a pleasure to be with, they were lots of fun.
These were the most delightful group of girls I’d ever met! They had all dressed as Minny Mouse for their friend’s hen party in Cardiff and had kept the weekend activities a secret from her so it would all be a surprise!
They’d travelled down from Brighton and checked into the Cardiff hotel before beginning the first activity of their weekend which was life drawing.
I have run hundreds of these events and so I knew what to expect and how to handle the girls! I was working for Madame Peaches on this occasion and we were using the Pole Twisters studio for the workshop.
This was an hour session which gave the girls plenty of time to produce some fantastic sketches. They used charcoal and pencil and did a variety of different drawing exercises which warmed them up.
At the end of the session we got some nice photos of the group and they went on their way to their next activity.
Well it was another great hen party at this beautiful country holiday cottage near Bristol. I was working for Hens with Pens on this occasion and was accompanied by fantastic tutor and artist Hannah.
The Life Drawing workshop was a surprise for the bride. She’d been led to believe the girls would only be drawing each other. They spent some time drawing portraits of each other using pencil and charcoal and then were given a long break to refresh their drinks.
Hannah snuck me in so I could get changed and make my appearance.
The bride was lovey and genuinely surprised by the entrance of a male model.
It was a sunny day and the champagne was flowing and everybody was in good spirits.
The group produced some beautiful sketches, some of the hens having artistic backgrounds.
It’s always a surprise who will have talent for life drawing, and with the assistance of the tutor the hens often surprise themselves. There’s usually always a few in the group who produce some outstanding work!
After the hour was finished we said our goodbyes, the girls were headed out to Bristol that night for a night on the town.
Well this group of girls did not need any encouragement! They had already been drinking since the afternoon and my party games only made them more high energy!
I arrived in secret to surprise the Bride. One of the girls sneaked me into a spare bedroom so I could get changed into my Buff Butler outfit. They had rented a great house using Air BnB.
The hens were very friendly and definitely in the mood for a party! They had been doing “It’s a knockout” in Bristol all afternoon so they were eager to get dressed up and enjoy the evening by the time I got there.
After I made my big entrance I made sure everybody had drinks and we played some games. It all flowed very smoothly and they were egging me on as much as I was them!
Looking for a fun activity for your Hen do in Bristol or Bath? Why not have a cocktail making workshop in the afternoon or evening?
I bring an entire set of equipment to your holiday accommodation, so long as there is enough space in the kitchen then that’s all you need for a 90 minute workshop!
Everybody gets involved, we split into teams and take it in turns to make cocktails for each other. All participants can choose from a menu of available cocktails and I will guide the entire process.
We all start off with Proseco Bellini to get started, and then each participant can enjoy a further 2 cocktails from the menu.
The aim is to get everybody involved with making the cocktails to ensure everybody has fun. Non-alcoholic options are also available.
Price is £20 per head and includes 3 cocktails each. All glasses and equipment is provided.
For Buff Butler, Life Drawing, & Cocktail Making workshops for your hen party weekend contact me, Ben Lowrey.
Since November 2015 I’ve been slowly buying the necessary ingredients, equipment & spirits to begin cocktail making workshops for hen parties in 2016!
I’m very lucky to have several good frieds help me learn the basic skills. I’ve been building up my knowledge by learning one cocktail at a time and making sure I fully understand the process for each one.
Last night I made Cosmopolitans and Sex on the Beach for friends. It was exciting to use my new martini glasses and cocktail kit for the first time. We measured the ingredients exactly and added garnish to make it look visually appealing.
My trusty black bow tie fell apart (I’ve had it 2 years) so I didn’t quite have the full cocktail waiter look but it was a great first session.
The only equipment I need to get is sugar syrup, a cool box for transporting ice, tequila, tumblers, and boxes for the glasses, and then I should be ready to deliver high quality 90 minute cocktail making workshops for events and hen parties.
Over the next few weeks I will get some high quality profesional photos to convey what I’m doing properly and help hen party companies promote this activity.
If you would like to book my cocktail making workshop for your hen party then get in touch. There will be 6-10 cocktails on the menu.
I cover Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Oxford, Gloucester, Somerset, Devon, Cardiff.
This was my first booking for hunksintrunks.co.uk! I was very keen to entertain this group of girls in their weekend holiday house and make a good impression! I prepared extra drinking games for this 3 hour booking to ensure this hen party received plenty of bang for their buck!
When I got there the girls had been enjoying the hot tub and settling into the house. Their Chinese takeout arrived soon after me so once I’d introduced myself to everybody I helped with the food and pouring drinks.
The hens were in and out of the hot tub but it was so cold outside it was difficult to bare!
After we’d finished with dinner it was time for some games. I helped make some cocktails which was a lot of fun because I was learning on the job and somebody the girls were helping me.
There was a range of ages including school friends, work colleagues, neighbours, mum, mother in law and an aunt. I can assure you the older ladies are not shy and in many cases are the most confident!
We played the twerking game, the cucumber game, the balloon game, the cock fighting game, the cellotape game, and more.
It’s amazing how fast 3 hours flys by when everybody is having fun!
It was a pleasure to meet this group and I was very glad to be working with Hunks in Trunks that evening.
Today was my first job working for www.spartanbutlers.co.uk . This group of hens had traveled from all parts of the country to celebrate their friend’s final few months of freedom in Bristol.
They had hired a weekend house in the Montpellier area of Bristol which was packed full of quirky shabby chique furniture.
The girls had dressed up in costume and I was a complete surprise for the bride. Only a few of the bridesmaids knew I was booked.
After I had spent time introducing myself I made sure everybody was topped up with bubbly and we began with the games.
We began with the toilet paper wedding dress game, the twerking game, the inflatable …. weapons .. game, and many more.
A few of the hens had traveled far and arrived late and I made sure they settled in and relaxed as soon as possible.
I even demonstrated a handstand for the girls (after I’d got dressed!).
This was a lot of fun and I got to know the group very quickly. One of the girls was training for a boxing fight and was on a strict diet and was planning to go for a run in the morning! One of the girls was about to begin her own hand bag design business which she hoped to get stocked in major stores.
Well this was a super fun group of hens! And they produced some great quality sketches too! They had rented an enormous country Manor House near Bath called Week Farm Monor which was extremely luxurious. I was working for Henswithpens.com on this occasion and Amanda was our Art Tutor.
The size and luxury of this house really struck me. The group was large and it easily accommodated a group of 20 with it’s huge hot tub and acres of land.
I gave these hens a range of unusual poses to draw. They already had a Buff Butler the night before! I was slightly jealous since I would have loved to have served drinks in this house. I quizzed them on what he did and they told me he was well behaved and did the dishes!
Whilst I was there I took a few photos of the beautiful house. The hens were very modest and thought their sketches were terrible but actually were very good.
I had another hen party booking that afternoon in central Bath so I had to leave as soon as we were finished. It’s a shame I had to rush off as I would have invited myself to have a go in the hot tub!
The girls had a lot of fun and they had a great weekend overall. Bath is after all a great city to visit for a hen party weekend.