5 DIY Ladies’ day ideas to try whether you’re indoors or out and about

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 are 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.

E-mail [email protected] to pre-order or pop in store to collect your take-home kits.

For more information, click here.

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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 Lips and experiencehe creative process and excitement of being able to make something personal and special while making memories at your next ladies’ get-together.

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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 personalized workshop taking you step-by-step to create your own ideal custom lipstick and receive all the necessary materials and equipment needed.

Visit the website or contact [email protected] to arrange the workshop.

  • Location: Stellenbosch, comfort of your own home, or a venue of your choice.

Also read: Cape Town’s found the perfect lipstick for you, all you have to do is create it


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?

Picture: @soul_design_jewellery / Instagram

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.

They can accommodate up to 12 people, so visit the website or email [email protected] to book now.

  • 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 decor 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 desserts 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- catchy delicious snacks.

Picture: @assweetatthetable / Instagram

Also read: Impress at your next party with these 14 unique Charcuterie Board ideas


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 yours 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, molds, and containers separately for a truly customized 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.

Picture: @candledeli / Instagram

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 Septemberso you have more than enough time to gather up the girls for an all-inclusive lesson, some light snacks, refreshments and 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

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