Sunday, 11 May 2014


For weeks and weeks, my bridesmaids and Mother Hen have been plotting behind my back, a secret Hen Party. All I have known is the date, I didn't even know who was going to attend. This morning, I got all ready and waited for my chauffeur to arrive (also known as my sister...), I donned my blindfold and off we went.
Even though I guessed the direction we were going on (I seriously think that my super power would be navigation!) I had no idea as to where we would be going or what we would be doing.

We arrived at Stapleford Park hotel. A beautiful 4 star country house deep in the Leicestershire countryside. We were escorted through the house to the billiard room which had been decorated beautifully by my little team of hens! Photographs covered the walls, canap├ęs made by Becka decorated the table and two hair stylists were waiting to give us all vintage makeovers!

I was so pleased to see this friendly face! Helen, my friend from school who now lives in Edinburgh made it back to spend the day with us, it couldn't have been any more special! 
 In total there were 8 of us, Laura and Nicola from work, Hellie from school, Anna and myself, Mother Hen, Teresa my sister and my lovely Becka!!

After we had all been beautified, it was time for our afternoon tea. Most of us chose to sample the extensive tea menu. Coffee and Ameretto, Mango, Passionfruit and Hibiscus and Rose were just some of the delights that we chose. 
We had a traditional afternoon tea, with neat finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of petit fours.  

Thankfully we were indoors all day as the weather was frightful. The view from our window was of beautiful yellow rape fields and incredibly moody skies. Most of the day we watched the rain move in sheets over the golf course in the distance. We would have enjoyed a stroll through the gardens but unfortunately, I was the only one who came prepared, I was 'put off the scent' by being told to bring wellies and a raincoat.

On our way out I was able to see the beautiful surroundings, thankfully no longer blindfolded. We were escorted out by this little pheasant. 
It was a beautiful day, the girls went to so much effort creating a scrapbook, orchestrating a 'Mr and Mrs' quiz (we both got most of the questions right!) and baking so many different things! I had a truly wonderful day.

19 days to go!!!

If you happen to be on instagram, search #heidishen for more photos from the day!

1 comment:

hannah said...

What a wonderful, unique idea for a hen! The venue looks so beautiful from the photos, your friends certainly know you well! xxx

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