When planning a party to celebrate an important event, everyone wants to do something a bit different that will stand out in people’s memory. A creative craft party is a perfect solution, not only do you get to learn a new craft but you can enjoy doing so as a group, sharing the experience. In addition you’ll get to come away from the event with something unique by which to remember it, if not a whole new skill which can lead to a lifetime of pleasure.
It’s great for kids to get creative and a taught workshop enables them to learn skills such as felting, sewing and knitting that you wish you could pass on yourself if only you had the time or knowledge. Not only this but it’s an added bonus if someone else deals with all the materials and mess that go with it! Craft workshops aren’t only for children though – they are proving to be a popular activity for adult celebrations such as hen parties and baby showers. Quilting craft parties are a lovely idea – each guest makes a personal quilt square (or several if you get into it) using appliqué, embroidery and patchwork. These squares can be put together into a quilt to mark the occasion. You can even bring along scraps of fabric which hold personal memories adding to the personal touch. Similarly a group blanket can be made by knitting or crocheting squares. Other interesting party ideas include making fabric flower bouquets or corsages and fascinators.
Nest, which is a haven for craft lovers, runs a range of workshops and craft parties for both kids and adults. They are currently offering a 10% discount on any parties booked to take place in June, July or August so it’s a great opportunity to try something new. If you’re feeling a little nervous about your first foray into crafting, being surrounded by your friends in a fun and relaxed environment is the perfect way to give it a try. The parties can be combined with a traditional afternoon tea and a range of Nest’s delicious homemade cakes – now that could definitely tempt us!
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