Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - Page number 89 - September/October 2021 (Issue 88)

TOP TIPPLES For something different, that’s fun and a great learning experience too, check out the award-winning Hampshire Wine School. Experts in their field, the school runs wine, champagne, beer, port, gin, rum and whisky tastings and more! Whatever your favourite tipple may be, there’s plenty of choice including food and wine pairing workshops and cocktail-making parties. With classes to suit all, private, bespoke events can be arranged at your home too. THE SWEET SPOT If you love chocolate, this idea for an alternative hen party activity is sure to hit the sweet spot. Indulge yourself and your besties to one of multi-award-winning Hampshire chocolatier Kerry Whitt’s wonderful workshops. She offers a variety of hands-on chocolate experiences at her New Forest HQ or she can bring the fun to you at home or a venue of your choice. Great for hen parties and celebrations of all kinds, there’s plenty of tasting involved too. The workshops offer the chance to learn a range of new skills. Discover how to taste chocolate like a pro, make truffles, use a piping bag and create your own delicious centres. Temper milk chocolate to make decorative shards, hand roll truffles in chocolate, add a dusting of shimmer and pop in a gift bag, tied with a ribbon for that finishing touch. THE EXTRA TOUCH Go the extra mile and add wow factor to your girlie get-together. A fabulous balloon installation can really add to the party atmosphere, great for fab photos too. Hampshire-based Balloons by All Things Pretty specialises in stunning arrangements in a kaleidoscope of sensational shades to suit the style and theme of your celebration or the bride’s favourite colour. 89 HEN AND STAG