Whether you and your besties are looking for new ways to paint Cape Town red or simply having a fun-filled Girl’s night in, Here are five unique and creative DIYs to try out at your next ladies’ get-together:
Unleash your inner artist with Clay Café
Home version: For a fun time indoors, why not bring the Clay Café right to your doorstep with their at-home painting kits?
Get your creative juices flowing with your besties at your next ladies’ night. Choose from a variety of unglazed ceramic items, such as jugs, mugs, plates, bowls, platters, miscs and figurines. There’s also a number of painting tools to choose from, including three different brush options. Individual paints go for R15 a tub and there are even dotters and stickers for sale too.
Email [email protected] to pre-order or pop in store to collect your take-home kits.
For more information, click here.
Out-and-about version: If you and your besties love creating, good food, and a truly unique experience that unlocks your inner artist while creating memories with each other, have your next get-together at Clay Café in the city or in Hout Bay.
- Location: 199 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre; 4080 Main Road. Opposite
Bokkemanskloof Estate, Hout Bay
Also read: Is Clay Café worth the hype?
Create the perfect shade with Lipped ZA
Home version: We all love giving each other a good makeover, sharing tricks and hacks and transforming ourselves and our besties into the next Top Model. This time, why not take it up a level and create your very own perfect lipstick? You can order a Lipstick-Making Home Kit for R480 from Lipped and experience the creative process and excitement of being able to make something personal and special while making memories at your next ladies’ get-together.
Out-and-about version: For R350 per person, make it a Girls’ trip and make your way down to Stellenbosch with your besties for a personalised workshop taking you step-by-step to create your own ideal custom lipstick and receive all the necessary materials and equipment needed.
- Location: Stellenbosch, comfort of your own home, or a venue of your choice.
Strengthen your bonds with friendship bracelets
Home version: It might sound cheesy but friendship bracelets will forever be a timelessly classic tradition to symbolize the beautiful unique bond shared between friends, whether you’re a BFF couple or a group of besties for life. Why not use your next ladies’ get-together to show each other some love with Soul Design Collections bracelet-making pack for R449?
Out-and-about version: Here’s another Girls’ trip idea. For R299 per person, round up the ladies and head down to Soul Design Studio in Kalk Bay for a personalized beaded-jewellery-making workshop where you and your loved ones can create your own custom-designed bracelets alongside inspiring sea views, a complimentary beverage and some handmade Kumba cookies to kickstart your creativity.
- Location: 100A Main Road, Kalk Bay
Feast with the finest selections of snacks
Home version: A little ‘board’ party is a perfect way to test out your décor skills while at the same time ensuring that there’s an extensively yummy selection of goodies. Because let’s be honest, what’s a get-together without some literal eye candy?
From OG Charcuterie boards, fruit platters, and cheese boards, to slightly more unique chocolate dessert boards, make-your-own-drink boards or even a Mcdonald’s nuggets, fries and burgers board.
To kick your next ladies’ get-together up a notch, give each person or pair a special theme to follow such as colours, countries or even something like ‘the first letter of your name’ and watch the food table fill up with eye-catchingly delicious snacks.
Out-and-about version: If you and the ladies are more on board (excuse the pun) for an outdoorsy snacking experience, there’s a huge variety of charcuterie offerings in and around the Mother City that will have you nibbling and giggling for hours on end.
- Location: Jonkershuis – Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia
- Location: Villa 47 – 47 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre
- Location: Bon Amis – Bloemendal Wine Estate, M13 Tygerberg Valley Road
Take aromatherapy into your own hands with candle making
Home version: An essential ingredient to any perfect at-home spa experience for you and your gal pals, is without a doubt the scented candles to create just the right atmosphere for some much-deserved pampering. But how about literally taking aromatherapy into your own hands for your next ladies’ get-together by making your own candles?
Candle Deli offers a selection of three DIY kits starting from R220 with everything you need. If you’d like something a little extra, you can visit the website to order wax, wicks, fragrances, moulds, and containers separately for a truly customised experience.
Put on some sheet masks, turn up the music, the giggles, and the creativity. You might find that it’s the best kind of aromatherapy you didn’t even know you needed.
Out-and-about version: You could also make it an outing by joining one of Candle Maker’s Deli beginner candle-making workshops which they host throughout the year. The next soy candle workshop will be taking place on Saturday 10 September, so you have more than enough time to gather up the girls for an all-inclusive lesson, some light snacks, refreshments a whole lot of aromatic bonding.
Visit the website or book directly with teacher Hayley on 078 623 3557 (WhatsApp only).
- Location: 46 Marconi Rd, Montague Gardens