How to host a Spring Craft Party.
Spring is here and what better way to celebrate it than to get all of your girlfriends together for a night of crafting and cocktails! It’s the perfect excuse for crafting and drinking!
I hosted a Spring craft party last night so thought I would share with you what I got up to so that you can host your own. The inspiration for my party aside from being spring, is a garden party, so I’ll be serving snacks in flower pots, making as many tissue paper flowers as I can and getting out lots of teacups! You can check out my inspiration board on Pinterest here!
We made lots of beautiful things, including map covered photo frames, floral crowns and shrink plastic bird necklaces.
Here’s what i served my guests to eat and drink.
Lovely things to eat.
I wanted to make cute party food that not only went with the theme but was also easy to eat whilst crafting. I served the food in pretty pastel flower pots to continue the spring garden theme.
Mozzarella, basil and Tomato Sticks.
You will need:
- Mozzarella pearls
- Cherry tomatoes
- Basil Leaves
Thread mozzarella pearls onto a cocktail stick followed by a cherry tomato. Fold up a basil leaf, then thread it onto the stick with a final mozzarella pearl. Serve on a bed of basil leaves.
Carrot and cucumber Dipping pots.
You will need:
- Sour cream and chive dip
- Clear Party cups.
These are a great no mess snack, which mean everyone gets their own personal dipping pot filled with pre dipped veggies.
First dollop two spoonfuls of dip into the bottom of each party cup, ensure it covers the bottom of the cup and is about two centimetres deep.
Cut up the Carrot and Cucumber in batons, place around six pieces in each cup so they stand up vertically. Serve chilled.
I made simple ham sandwiches, which i then used a pastry cutter to cut into circles. you could always use different shaped cookie cutters to go with any party theme.
Pile the little circular sandwiches into a flower pot to serve.
You will need:
- Wooden kebab skewers
Cut up the Pineapple, kiwi and banana into small bitesize chunks. Take your kebab skewer and start threading the fruits on to it, start with a larger piece like a pineapple and finish off with a smaller fruit.
Pop the kebabs vertically into a flower pot to serve.
Scones with Cream and jam.
I bought scones which I served with double cream and blackberry jam. I topped each one with a slice of strawberry before popping them onto a large plate.
I made my secret recipe Chocolate brownies with white chocolate and galaxy chocolate chunks for my guests. I piled them into a flowerpot, making them look like soil.
Write what each dish is onto jumbo lollypop sticks, so that they look like seed markers and pop into the flowers pots and onto the plates, so that your guests know exactly what they are getting.
I served two alcoholic drinks alongside water and juice if people wanted it. The first was a limited edition Blackberry and Elderflower Pimms which I served in a glass jug over ice and raspberries.
The Second was a Candyfloss tea Cocktail, with tea from the bluebird tea company. this was really simple to make, i brewed about four cups of the candyfloss tea before popping it into the fridge to cool. Just before the party started I added it to vodka, ice and sparkling water in this awesome drink dispenser i picked up for £4 in HEMA. I added strawberry and raspberries into the mix as well.
I served the drinks in Jam jars, that i had cleaned up and taken the labels off of. i added stripey paper straws for a cute touch.
I served the food on a low table so that it was in easy reach whilst we were crafting. I set up the jam jar glasses and cocktails on a upcycled chest of draws that was in keeping with the theme. This makes it easy for guests to help themselves. Pop a blackboard easel next to the table to make it easy to see whats available.
Hosting your own spring craft party? let me know how it goes!