I pretty much love any reason to get together with girlfriends! A crafting party is the perfect excuse for friends to gather, catch up and have a little fun at the same time. Follow our tips below to host your own at-home craft party with girlfriends!
Gather your Crafting Supplies
The first thing you will need is of course…..the craft! For our craft party, we chose card making as it’s an activity that requires little to no crafting experience to complete, and everyone loves to receive handmade cards. We set out card making kits for each guest upon arrival at their place setting, along with the tools needed to complete each project. A little tip: be sure to review all needed supplies before hosting your event; stamp pads, pens, scoring tools, paper, scissors, embellishments etc. Our card making kits came from Annie’s, and contained everything we needed for a variety of projects, including much needed instructions and inspiration examples. Each of theAnnie’s CardMaker Kit-of-the-Month Club packages contains supplies to create 8-10 cards plus new techniques to learn and try each month.
Set the Scene
To organize each person’s craft station, we set out simple disposable craft trays. These were a great way to contain each guest’s supplies, and to provide a make-shift work station. In addition to the craft kits, we also gathered and made accessible additional items of interest for crafting; colored stamp pads, a variety of colored pens, glue, scrapbooking tape and scissors. With everything within reach, crafting will be a cinch. In addition to our crafting supplies, we set out some simple, yet festive décor items.
Get the Creative Juices Flowing
My creative juices always seem to flow with adult beverages- HA! Offer your guests a variety of beverages, ranging from sparkling waters to wine and possibly a signature cocktail, depending upon your crowd’s preferences and the timing of your party. For morning parties, consider offering a variety of breakfast danishes, bagels or donuts. For lunchtime or early afternoon, finger sandwiches or salads offer a nice touch. And for evening events, finger foods or even a selection of desserts would be a great choice. For a crafting party, keep things simple, yet fun.
Once you have finished setting up, craft away! For more information about available Annie’s kit clubs, including the card making kit, visit http://bit.ly/annies77.