- A theme is helpful. Scrapbooking, painting, sea-crafts are all kind of themes for a crafty party. None of them are difficult to have fun with, maybe to master—but that’s another story. The rock drawing party I went to offered rocks and sharpies in the middle of a table.
- If you have a nice big table, sit around it, and craft. You never know what you’ll learn. (Not just crafting techniques, I’m betting.)
- Offer finger food and drinks. As I always say, snacking is imperative to crafting, in any case, but especially during a party.
- Invite friends, and people you want to know, along with a couple of people well known in the crafting community who can offer expertise without a hard sell. This is a party—not a sales venue. But then again…having some very cool products by local crafters and artists available, just in case, is always a good idea.
Ann explaining her rock stories and art.
Mary Katharine showing off Stitch Amour's new handmade bags for knitters
Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of the Agatha-award nominated Cumberland Creek Mysteries and a bestselling Kindle-World romance novella THE BEEKEEPER'S BRIDE, A ST. HELENA VINEYARD KINDLE WORLD NOVELLA. She just released a new series: "Cora Crafts Mysteries." The first book is DEATH AMONG THE DOILIES. She's also penned a historical fiction: MEMORY OF LIGHT: AN AFTERMATH OF GETTYSBURG.