Holiday Crafting with Friends (how to host a crafternoon)

Deck the halls, jingle bells, and all that holiday cheer is coming your way! If you’ve been to the big box stores lately, you may already be singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town. You might even be stressing because [fill in the name of your most organized friend or relative] has their shopping done and is ready for New Year’s.

Don’t worry about the trees and decorations and focus on the reason for the season — reconnecting with friends and family by hosting an afternoon of holiday crafting with friends.

Not sure where to begin? You’re never going to please all of the people all of the time so start by picking a date that works for you to host a party. Whoever can make it will be there and whoever can’t, will miss out on the fun.

Where will they sit? Your space may determine how many people you can invite. Don’t worry if you don’t have the tables and chairs for every person. Call White Knight Party rentals!

What craft will you complete? Our word of advice is to keep the craft simple. Decorate ornaments for tree trimming celebrations or create unique holiday cards. You could also supply the basics (markers, glitter glue, colored paper), a list of craft ideas, and see what your guests bring to decorate with your supplies. Might be fun to see who is the most creative!

Don’t break the bank – yours or your guests. It’s time together to stretch your creative side farther than you probably do during the week when you’re driving kids to practices and lessons. Tell guests to dig into their (likely untouched) crafting boxes and contribute to the party — scrapbook paper, greeting card templates, yarn, paint, glitter — then let them create using each other’s supplies.

Freebie! Take photos of your creations to share in blog posts and on social media so your friends and family can see what you’ve been doing. Maybe next time they will make time to join you.

This time of year stretches the wallet. Keep the snacks simple. A tray of holiday cookies and punch or something more festive if that’s what you like. There’s no need to call a caterer for an afternoon with friends!

‘Tis the season, not for stress because Santa is already posing for photos and it’s only the beginning of November, but because it’s the time of year for celebrating those that matter most to you.

Hosting a crafternoon? Contact us for your Phoenix party needs!

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