We have some fabulously fun, girly and vintage *Heavenly Hens* inspiration lined up for you today…*Dressing Up Parties with Frocks In A Box*
There was nothing I loved more as a child than dressing up and the utterly fabulous *Frocks In A Box* are making these fond nostalgic memories that many of us have into a reality! I am so passionate about finding unique and sophisticated hen party suppliers that transform the often unappealing hen party into something that should be such a lovely and fun experience. Oh my, do we have a hen party gem in store for you today…
*Dressing Up Parties*
Dressing up is often associated with hen parties but not always in a good way! Dressing up, vintage style is such a lovely idea for a hen party but what could be better than this? A DRESSING UP PARTY! These wonderful parties provide all of the fun of dressing up with accessories, fun decor and even provide a gorgeous hair accessory for each hen to keep. Just when you think this couldn’t get better, *Frocks In A Box* enhance this with a vintage hair and make-up tutorial and a fab photo shoot with digital images to keep! This would be a perfect way to spend time with your girls, would provide lots of giggles and the photos would be just spectacular!
For more information, please see *Dressing Up Parties*
*Dressing Up Boxes*
Imagine hiring a dressing up box that was filled with fab vintage dresses and accessories?! Well now you can for your hen weekend from *Frocks In A Box*. This fabulous 50’s inspired box features a beautiful swing dress, dreamy petticoat and two accessories to complete your fabulous vintage look! What a box of pretty this would be!!
For more information, please see *Dressing Up Boxes*
The lovely Abbie of *Frocks In A Box* has kindly provided today’s *Pearls of Hen Wisdom*
*How did Frocks In A Box begin?*
When I was running the Vintage Hen House I would often get hen parties asking me about vintage dresses but when I would send them links to sites, they would be put off by the price. To get a good quality reproduction dress can often cost in excess of £70 which can be a lot for someone who may only get one wear from the dress. So I thought it would be great if you could hire dresses for a weekend and get that iconic vintage look but not have to make a big investment if you weren’t likely to wear the garment again. Then I thought wouldn’t it be even better if these came in dressing up boxes complete with petticoats and accessories so it was like when you were little, playing with pretty dresses and twirling around and feeling beautiful.
*Where do you get your inspiration from?*
Everywhere, my customers, my friends, my family. The most recent addition to Frocks in a Box has been the Dressing Up Party. I got the idea for this whilst attending a candle party just before Christmas. I thought it would be great to get a load of girls together, play with the dresses but also do hair, make-up and a photo shoot and make a real event out of it. So in January I launched the Dressing Up Parties and they have been a really popular choice for hen parties. They are available throughout the West Midlands and Cheltenham.
*Please describe Frocks in A Box in three words*
Utterly. Ridiculous. Fun
*Could you please tell us about your dressing up parties?*
You get to play with all the dresses in your chosen sizes along with all the accessories. You get a selection of decor in either a shabby chic or rockabilly style. You get a tutorial on vintage hair and make-up and mini photo shoot with a set of digital images for you to keep. Over the summer I will also be adding further options that include professional hair and make-up and vintage china hire.
*What different styles and sizes of dresses do you offer?*
All dresses are in the circle style and come in a range of prints from cute florals to polka dots. The sizes range from a size 6-20
*What makes Frocks In A Box unique?*
I’m as excited about your hen party as you are. When I was planning my wedding and my hen party I got a bit disillusioned that some of the suppliers weren’t as psyched as I was. I know it’s the job but a little enthusiasm would have been good. So I have vowed that I will be just as excited as everyone else involved and when I stop being able to do that I will quit. Everyone involved in your wedding should be excited, I will be excited. I probably sing and dance I’m that excited!
*Is there anything that people should consider/be aware of when hiring your fabulous frocks?*
Obvs any damage will need to be paid for and beware the crazy dress lady singing Taylor Swift Shake it Off and making you dance along with me.
*How much do dressing up parties cost?*
Parties start from £40 per person
*What kind of experience do you hope hens will have at a Frocks In A Box dressing up party?*
I want girls to feel fabulous. I don’t believe in physical definitions of beauty, it’s something you feel and I want the girls who come to my parties to feel beautiful. I show girls how to achieve a vintage look with hair and make-up tutorials but that isn’t what beauty is about that’s just new skills. What they will get is an amazing few hours playing with the people that mean the most to them, just like when we were kids. Plus a set of digital images to keep so you can always remember.
*What are your top tips for creating a fabulous hen party experience?*
*Start planning early – this will ensure you will get the suppliers you want and give people time to save.
*Appoint one person to coordinate the hen party – if you have one person as the main point of call it will ensure that wires don’t get crossed and one person will always know everyone what is going on. And if you don’t have anyone to do this, I would seriously suggest getting a party planner.
*Think about what the bride would want – if she has said no strippers, don’t book strippers. Think about what she likes, what are her interests? Does she love Strictly? Book a dancing lesson. Into GBBO? Book a cake decorating class.
*Be creative – you don’t have to follow the hen party rules. Make the afternoon/day/weekend special for you.
Lee Allen Photography – http://www.leeallenphotography.com/
A huge thanks to Abbie of *Frocks In A Box* for inspiring us with her wonderful dress up hen parties!
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