Still looking for the perfect festive party for your team?

If you’re in charge of booking your team’s Christmas party this year and you’d like to try something a bit different, check out the fantastically festive ideas from our neighbours at The Crafty Hen.

Recently acclaimed at the National Wedding Awards for their hen do activities, the Bristol-based company offers creative parties and craft workshops for social and corporate events.

The Crafty Hen was founded 8 years ago, starting out in the Old Co-op and recently moving to the Old Schoolhouse in Barton Hill as the company has expanded. They offer events and parties nationwide.

General Manager, Rachel, says, ‘It was really exciting to win our award earlier this year and get external recognition for the work we do every day.

‘I think what makes us different as a company is being able to offer a consistent experience wherever we’re running an event. We prepare and pack up all our materials here in Bristol, which means we can control the quality of the experience, and we use a wonderful team of professional crafts people spread all around the UK to run a great event.

‘The corporate side of the business is really growing, as companies break away from the traditional Christmas party format.

‘A creative party is perfect for team-building because it works for all group sizes, mixed audiences and varying abilities – there is something for everyone. It also gives participants something festive to make and take home that they can be really proud of.

‘The most popular festive activities are cracker making and ceramic decoration painting, with lots of other options available.

To learn more about The Crafty Hen Christmas parties, visit their website: You can also take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at their workshops on Instagram.