Celebrate your favorite holiday by throwing a fun and easy Halloween craft party!
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This week has been all about fun Halloween projects! I’ve already shared a cute DIY Mummy Halloween Card or Invitation and a DIY Mini Witch Hat Headband. And today, I’m showing you how to throw a Halloween craft party.
I love getting together with friends and crafting. There’s nothing more fun or relaxing, especially if you throw in a glass or two of wine! So today, I’m sharing all my tips for throwing a fun and easy Halloween craft party.
Pick a Project or Two
It may be tempting to choose something really ambitious, but keep it simple, especially if your friends are novice crafters or have mixed experience levels. If you get talking, you many run out of time to finish something with lots of steps.
You’ll also want to keep in mind the age of your party attendees. Kids are harder to keep on track, so choose something easy.
Once you pick a project or two, make samples so your friends can visualize what they’ll be making. For my party, I chose my DIY Mummy Halloween Card and my Mini Witch Hat Headband. This Boo Banner would be a super easy project, too. My Sugar Skull Banner would be fun, too … just keep in mind you’d probably need multiple glue guns.
Set Up Your Table
On the day of your Halloween craft party, you’ll want to set up your table. You could even do it the night before to save yourself some stress. If you don’t have a lot of space, use a coffee table or a few side tables instead.
I recommend covering the whole table with craft paper or putting a big sheet of paper at every space (I used pages from an old calendar). Then you, won’t spend the party worrying about damaging your table.
Next, set a spot for each person. Group together everything they’ll need to complete each project and put it on their spot. It’s easier to stay organized this way, and you can enjoy the party instead of running around gathering supplies. Make sure to put a pair of scissors and a pen or pencil at each spot, too.
In the center of the table, lay out supplies for everyone to share, like gel pens (I love Sakura pens, and these Moonlight pens are my fave!), colored pencils, washi tape (this Halloween collection would be fun), glue, stamps, and stamp pads. I like to shop my stash and put out everything I think my guests might have fun using, even if it’s not part of the project. That way people can get creative.
I love heat embossing, especially at craft parties, because most people probably haven’t tried it. It’s so fun, and adds a special touch to any card. Check out my heat embossing tutorial in this present wrapping post or watch my how to video.
Heat embossing can be messy though, so I like to keep everything together and set up a special work station separate from the main crafting area. Same thing with hot glue guns.
Serve Fun Food
For foods with a Halloween theme, try my Dirt Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits, Orange You Glad It’s Halloween Floats, Halloween Cake Pops, or Candy Bar Cookies. You could also serve “regular” food and give it a spirited name … witchy wine, anyone?
Just try to serve food that isn’t too messy, or you might muss up your projects.
Set Aside Extra Materials
Here’s the thing about craft parties … someone is bound to make a mistake. Some people can roll with the punches and make it work, but other people won’t be happy unless their project is perfect. You know what I mean?
Keep everyone happy and set aside some extra supplies. That way, anyone that’s super unhappy can start over if they want to.
Put out some extra materials that won’t be used in the project, too, so people can get creative and make the project their own.
Leave Time for Individual Projects
Make sure to leave time during your Halloween craft party for some freestyle crafting. You might be surprised by what your friends come up with when they get their hands on a little paper and glue!
P.S. Check out all of my Halloween Crafts and Recipes here!