Hen, Stag and Sten Parties

We love hosting parties here at Iris & Dora…

Planning a friend’s party can be pretty stressful – you want to get everything perfect, making sure everyone has a special time.

We’ve made it super-simple with our comprehensive list of great activities…

All of tutors are all experienced crafters and creators in their own right, so you know that you will have the best advice and guidance. However, we also know just how to make the workshop fun and relaxed, so that even the most craft-averse feel comfortable.

We like to cater to all budgets and our workshop packages start from as little as £14pp for a 1  1/2hr workshop. We charge a small studio fee per person, which is included in the per person price of the chosen party.

Pick a date that works best for you and your guests, send us a message (theteam@irisanddorastudios.gg) to check our event room availability.

No skills are needed, just a fun attitude. Please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, as paint might stain your clothes in the process. Aprons are provided.

Our party area includes a space for serving food and also has a set of optics drinks holders, if you would like to bring drinks.

Our party options:

Painting Parties:

A pottery party is both relaxing and fun! It’s ideal for crafty hens and mixed age groups. It is the perfect filler activity between your lunch and your evening events. No experience is necessary, so get creative and make some fabulous memories.

Pottery Painting “One for all”, from £14 per person, min 10 – max 24 guests.

With our “One for all” hen party, each guest can choose from over 700 blank ceramic pieces, each priced individually. You will also be able to jointly decorate a plate for the hen as a keepsake. We allow 1  1/2 hours for this workshop. Your finished pieces will be fired and ready to collect within two weeks. No painting skills are needed, simply a fun, can-do attitude.

Please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Aprons are provided.

Pottery Painting “All for One”, Approx £21 per person, min 10 – max 24 guests.

Why not gift your hen the most unique and personal set of crockery, each piece designed and decorated by her nearest and dearest using a colour palette chosen by the bride to be. We provide blank ceramic pieces which can include: two coffee mugs, two teacups, two saucers, a teapot, two side plates, two dinner plates, two dessert plates and a spoon rest (these are just our suggestions, you are welcome to pick any pieces you like).  Once fired these pieces are dishwasher-safe. The price depends upon the pieces chosen on the day, but usually works out about £16 per guest. We allow 1  1/2 hours for this workshop. Your finished pieces will be fired and ready for collection within two weeks.

No skills are needed, just your creativity. As always, please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty. Aprons are provided.

Canvas Painting £390 for up to 10 guests, £39 per extra guest up to a max of 16.

Come to a paint-a-long at Iris & Dora. No experience at all is needed to unleash your creativity. Everyone will paint the same painting, interpreting the instructors directions in their own style. It’s amazing how different they will all look.

Choose from the following options: East Coast Sunrise, West Coast Sunset, The Hanois.

Enjoy guidance from the instructor and interaction with a small group in a studio setting.

No painting skills are needed, but  please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty as paint might stain your clothes in the process. Aprons are provided.

This workshop lasts approximately 2 hours and is subject to the availability of our tutors.

Acrylic Pouring £390 for up to 10 guests, £39 per extra guest up to a max of 18.

Experience the joy of acrylic pouring in this fun, interactive workshop, You will learn the ‘Dirty Pour’ method. We will discuss how to modify your paints with different pouring mediums and how to create different effects.

Enjoy guidance from the instructor and interaction with a small group in a studio setting. You will pour 3 small canvasses during this session.

No painting skills or prior experience is needed.  Again, please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty, as paint could stain your clothes in the process. Aprons and gloves are provided.

This workshop lasts approximately 2 hours and is subject to the availability of our tutors.

Making Parties:

Pottery Wheel & Handbuilt Ceramics Taster, £30 per person, min 6 – max 18 guests.

During this workshop each guest will get to have a go at throwing a pot on the pottery wheel. They will also handbuild a mug onto which they can stamp a message.  Finished items will be dried, fired, dipped and then re-fired ready for collection 6 – 8 weeks later.

No pottery experience is required, but please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty as clay gets everywhere. Long nails are discouraged and we ask that long hair is tied back and jewellery and watches are removed. Open toed shoes are also not suitable. Aprons are provided.

Larger groups can be accommodated if required, please email theteam@irisanddorastudios.gg for information.

This workshop lasts approximately 2 hours and is subject to the availability of our tutors.

Mosaicing £350 for up to 10 guests, £35 per extra guest up to a max of 24.

During this workshop, you will create your own mosaic from a selection of shapes using broken china, mosaic tiles and other reclaimed materials. Everything you need for the project is included in the course – a wooden base, or similar sized shape, china, glue and other reclaimed materials. This is ideal for beginners and those who want to have a bit of fun no matter how creative you are (or not!). It’s an excellent introduction to mosaicing.

This workshop lasts approximately 2 hours and is subject to the availability of our tutors.

Knicker Decorating, £350 for up to 10 guests, £35 per extra guest up to a max of 24.

We provide a selection of plain pants with something to suit everyone (we keep knickers from size 8 up to 18 in stock. If you are outside of this range, please bring along a suitable pair of pants to use instead). Expect lots of laughs and cheeky fun along the way. We can show you various techniques to pimp your pants whether you are experienced with crafty things or not! Try appliqué, making ribbon bows, attach lace, add some sparkle with sequins or buttons. No two pairs ever look the same… Let your imagination run wild or we can help you with some creative ideas. We will be on hand throughout to guide you through and to help provide inspiration.

We allow 1  1/2 hours for this workshop. Your Hen will also be able to make herself a garter as a keepsake (optional £20).

Screen Printing £300 for up to 8 guests.

During this workshop each guest will create their own design and print it onto a tote bag, t-shirt or tea towel.  You will also be able to jointly decorate a tea towel for the hen as a keepsake.  Items can be ready to take home on the same day. 

You don’t need to have screen printed before, but please come “dressed for mess” and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, as ink could stain your clothes in the process. Aprons are provided.

This workshop lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours and takes place in our upstairs studio and is subject to the availability of our tutors.

How to Set It Up

In the first instance email or call us on 721 375 to confirm dates and tutor availability.