Hen do’s, I love them!

In August my sis and I went to a hen do. It started in a rather swanky hotel in Soho, London where we were greeted with a lovely glass of bubbly and then stepped into a room that had a large table in the middle covered with gorgeous feathers, netting, buttons, beads, fabrics and so much more, it was all pieces to make our own fascinator, what a brilliant idea. As I may have mentioned before, I lurvvv hats, so this was sooo up my street.

There were two ladies to help and guide us, one being Katherine Elizabeth herself (see biog below). They showed us the different styles of fascinators and how to make the basic shape and then you add as little or as much detail as you like. The girls all made amazing creations some of which were so fab they wore it to the wedding.

Hen dos are tricky, you either go for the traditional style with “L” plates and condoms stuck to it, plus dares and lots of shots etc. and I’ve been on my fair share of those, or these days, I think a lot more thought goes into what the Hen would want, not what all her friends would like her to do! So, Mad Hatters was a really fun way of getting all the girls to mingle with each other, as well as being creative, of course having a real giggle and also coming away with a fabulous fascinator. I loved mine!

So, if you are looking for something a little different for a hen do, I would highly recommend Mad Hatters. You can add loads of extras on top and also have a Benefit make-up artist join the party to make everyone look super gorg for your night out on the tiles.

Check out the details below.

Katherine Elizabeth Millinary  holds Mad Hatter parties which come in two packages, with the first being from £38 per person including materials and small trimmings. The second package is £55 per person, and includes premium fabrics and larger trimmings to make a more high-end couture piece. Both options come with expert tuition and a finished designer head-piece at the end!

She holds the event at her studio or in a venue of your choice, i.e. a hotel, wine bar, private VIP room, or comfort of your own home. The event lasts from 2.5 to 3 hours.

Below is Katherine’s biog, which very impressive and also a clip from You Tube of her at Ascot this year.

“Katherine Elizabeth Millinery constantly pushes the boundaries for strong conceptual creations and show stopping collections. Such fine attention to ethical fabrics and sourcing sets the label apart.

Katherine Elizabeth is a London based, multi-award winning milliner, whose achievements include, Profile and the Dzina Fashion Awards.

This year Katherine Elizabeth has been selected into the prestigious Walpole Crafted Scheme Stocked nationally and collaborating with some of London’s most prestigious stores and personalities, the label is going from strength to strength.

This race season saw the debut of Katherine as a guest presenter on the BBC’s Royal Ascot screening, and a special exhibition of her work will be running at Coutts Bank and Somerset House during London Fashion Week this autumn. Past commissions include designer at John Galliano, House of Dior, for Stephen Jones ,Jasper Garvida and Asudari shows at Paris Fashion Week.

Clients include Dita Von Teese, Lily Allen, The Noisettes, with stage and film contributions including the 2011Downton Abbey release.” -Katherine Elizabeth.

Kate x


I’ve never followed trends as I disliked being just one of the crowd so my love for things that are different, unusual, beautiful and stylistic that I’d had all my life transformed into Alice in Weddingland.

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