A distant cousin was getting married the other year. Plans had been announced a good 2 years before the big day – save the date texts received all round. Time aplenty for getting help with wedding present ideas – cookery workshop perhaps, some kitchenware to complement . . . . . Eventually the real business kicked in. Invites to the wedding and reception for the inner set, invites to the evening do only for the outer set. Then the stag dos were organised and of course, the bride’s hen parties.
Cookery with high end chocolate workshops was one of the choices in our case. Fantastic fun, a professional chocolatier had batches of chocolate ready made and we watched in awe as he flashed brilliant skills and inspiration aplenty for bride and hens to take away. This idea had been sourced online from a site dedicated to themed workshops – they offered fish cookery, variations on vegetable presentation etc. Fantastic, not just for hens!