I love spending time with family and friends, especially during the holidays. It’s often difficult to find the time to squeeze fun activities, but I planned a fun crafting party for my daughter, my Mom, my Aunt, and our friend. We had the best time!
You will want to plan a craft party soon after you see how much fun we had.
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Planning a Craft Party super easy with Oriental Trading. They have everything you need. I love one stop shopping.
Their group crafts come in kits with all of the supplies and instructions. The only other things we needed were thick craft glue and needle nose pliers.
Here’s what I ordered for my Craft Party
All of these items came from Oriental Trading.
- Solid Red Plates
- Define “Good” Plates
- Christmas Calories Don’t Count napkins
- Christmas Tablecloth
- Elf Glasses
- Cork Reindeer Christmas Ornaments
- Snowflake Earrings
We started our party by making the Elf ears. There is sticky adhesive on the backs of the foam pieces, so no glue was needed. These are so CUTE!
We enjoyed making and wearing them, but they would be perfect for a kids’ party. Need a project for girl scouts, 4-H, or a classroom? This would be my top pick.
The next craft we made were these pretty snowflake earrings. Everyone at the party were crafters, but none of us really make jewelry. The pieces are small and putting the beads on headpins was tedious. Keep that in mind when choosing your crafts.
The cork reindeer Christmas Ornaments were a big hit. If we had tried to collecting the corks we needed for this craft project, they wouldn’t have been the right size. You need small ones for his legs.
The eyes and mouth are already drawn on. The cork is really hard, and it was difficult to get the wooden stick into them. We got it though, and that was the only problem we had. If your craft party is all adults, it won’t be a problem, but if there are kids they will need help.
Tips for Planning a Craft Party
- Choose crafts that fit the age level of your guests.
- Keep in mind how long the crafts will take. If you have a longer time for your party, you can offer more crafts projects.
- Consider the amount of space you have. You don’t want to be too crowded.
- Choose a variety of crafts that will appeal to everyone.
- See if you need any supplies that aren’t included in the kits.
- Cover your table with a plastic tablecloth, drop cloth, or newspaper for easy clean up.
- Paper plates come in handy for paint, keeping supplies together, and organizing each guests project.
- Put a small container in the center of the table for trash.
- Keep food simple. You don’t want to spend all of your time preparing and serving food. We ordered pizza and had light snacks.
Here’s the “Craftermath”. We used a clear plastic table cloth, so this mess was super easy to clean up. The green Halloween pumpkin in the center of the table was our trashcan. Don’t judge! haha!
The elf glasses are really for kids, but I knew that my whacky family and friends would love them. We made them first to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. I knew they would make for fun selfies too.
This was such a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family and friends. We laughed and relaxed before being bombarded by holiday chores. They are hoping that I will hold another crafting party soon.
Start a new tradition with the kids. Oriental Trading has pages and pages of easy kids crafts, not only for Christmas, but for all holidays and occasions.
I’m already planning an Easter Crafting Party, and they can’t wait!