If youâ€™re brimming with inspiration from browsing Pinterest and you want to bring your friends together for the ultimate crafting session, why not make it into a full-fledged party? If youâ€™re bringing your closest friends together for a major crafting extravaganza, below are some tips to make it a night none of you will soon forget.
Give It a Great Theme
Just because the activities at your party will revolve around crafting, doesnâ€™t mean that should be your only theme. Pick a great theme that will make it easy for you to build food and drinks around. For example, if itâ€™s summer or youâ€™re just longing for summer in the middle of winter, think about a beach theme. With a beach theme, itâ€™s simple to come up with a menu of tropically-inspired cocktails, and you can make it a lively affair with colorful dÃ©cor in bright, vibrant colors.
Decide On How to Handle Materials
If you’re throwing a craft party, you will need materials, and you have a few options as to how you can handle this. If everyone is going to be doing the same project, you might just provide the supplies. On the other hand, you could have your guests each bring one of the supplies youâ€™ll need, or with the invites you could also give them a list of what theyâ€™ll need individually for the craft. If youâ€™re going to be offering a choice of crafts, you should also decide how to handle materials. Regardless of how youâ€™re handling materials, try to choose something requiring items that are inexpensive and easy to obtain, so everyone feels comfortable.
Will There Be An Instructor?
Depending on the complexity of the project youâ€™ll be doing, you should decide whether your crafting party will be an organized session with someone instructing the guests on what to do, or whether everyone will work on their own. If itâ€™s a project where youâ€™re having your guests work independently, you might want to have the instructions for the craft printed for everyone, with pictures if possible.
Choosing the Craft
When youâ€™re throwing this kind of party, obviously the craft is going to take center stage, but there should be time for socializing as well. Choose something that will work well for varying skill levels (remember, not all your guests are necessarily going to be craft experts), and try to look for something that will also provide plenty of time for chatting and getting to know one another. If you choose something too difficult, guests might be focusing so much they donâ€™t have a chance to talk or relax. As a final note, when selecting the project youâ€™ll be completing with your guests, try to make it something theyâ€™ll be able to take home immediately when the party concludes, and also something theyâ€™ll really get use out of. Home dÃ©cor items can work well if you want a simple, versatile craft that your guests will be able to use in their everyday lives.