A Happy Little Hen Party

All photography by the amazing Sarah Ehlinger.

Back in the spring, my gorgeous buddy, Alli, went and got herself hitched, and before the big day, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to throw her a little bridal shower.

With hens.

A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com

What could possibly go wrong.

A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com
The blushing bride to be at her hen party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com

If you get all dressed up for a party and don’t get a chitchslapped drink spilled all over you, was it really a party?

Fortunately for everyone involved, the chickens didn’t join us for brunch, and we had a very civilized meal of delicious food from Little Flower Candy Co.

A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com
A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com
The blushing bride-to-be.

The blushing bride-to-be.

Blushing Pisco Sour | drinkingwithchickens.com

The signature drink: a Blushing Pisco Sour…


BLUSHING PISCO SOUR

Makes 1 serving

  • 2 ounces pisco

  • 1 ounce fresh pink grapefruit juice

  • 1/2 ounce Strawberry Rose Syrup (instructions below)

    • 1/2 cup sugar

    • 1/2 cup water

    • 1/2 cup hulled and chopped strawberries

    • 1 teaspoon rosewater

    • 1 strip grapefruit zest

  • 1 medium egg white

  • 1-1/2 ounce sparkling rosé

  • 3 drops grapefruit bitters

    To make the syrup: combine sugar, water, and strawberries in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is fully dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add rosewater and grapefruit zest. Cool completely and strain. Store in fridge for up to two weeks.

    To make the cocktail: Combine pisco, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup in a shaker over ice. Shake until chilled. Strain ice from mixture, leaving cocktail contents in shaker, and add egg white. Shake vigorously until foamed. Pour mixture into a coupe, top with sparkling rosé, 3 drops bitters, and an edible flower garnish.


Blushing Pisco Sour | drinkingwithchickens.com
A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com
Pretty little cupcakes from Little Flower Candy Co. | drinkingwithchickens.com

All the gorgeous florals for the event were done, as usual, by Winston & Main. I just can’t quit Tabitha’s brand of floral magic.

How about that raised feather-inspired centerpiece, tho?!!

How about that raised feather-inspired centerpiece, tho?!!

Feather-inspired Hen Party centerpiece by WinstonandMain.com | drinkingwithchickens.com
Floral and feather bracelets for all!

Floral and feather bracelets for all!

Hen Party florals by winstonandmain.com | drinkingwithchickens.com
You gotta love Tabitha’s sense of humor and ability to run with a theme…egg-shaped vases FTW!!!

You gotta love Tabitha’s sense of humor and ability to run with a theme…egg-shaped vases FTW!!!

After the meal was finished, the chickens got to come back out to pose for photos. Which they love. I swear.

A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com
A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com
A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com
Probably my favorite photo from the whole day. The bride-to-be carefully feeding a pisco sour to her mom. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.

Probably my favorite photo from the whole day. The bride-to-be carefully feeding a pisco sour to her mom. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.

Spork.

Spork.

Oh, Spork.

Oh, Spork.

Getting one for the 'gram. Scenes from a hen party. | drinkingwithchickens.com

And, of course, at the end of the party, we let a chicken frolic in the flower arrangements. Because it’s how we always end our parties.

A chicken frolicking in the floral centerpiece | drinkingwithchickens.com
Don’t worry. We were definitely done with the table at this point. #lookoutbelow

Don’t worry. We were definitely done with the table at this point. #lookoutbelow

A Hen Party. With actual hens. | drinkingwithchickens.com

It was a fabulous day, and so fun to cheers to the bride with this group of amazing women (and this flock of ridiculous birds).

You may have even seen this event in the June issue of Country Living Magazine!

Thanks again to Sarah Ehlinger for documenting the day so beautifully.