Arts & Crafts Theme Party Ideas
The birth of ideas and its transformation into something tangible is a moment worth celebrating. That is why having an Arts and Crafts theme party is always an awesome idea to have for both kids and adults. It's the perfect time to show your skills, share your ideas, and hone your creativity.
Creative inspiration is the main component of a successful arts and crafts party, thus securing a place that cultivates that process is very important. As a host, it is in your hands to ensure you have enough space for each type of arts and crafts activity as well as a gallery of some sort for the guests to display their finished work.
One good idea is to divide a large area into sections where guests group together for say, making paper crafts, sketching, painting, or cross-stitching, etc. Don't forget to include comfy sofas for knitters or sturdy tables for scrap bookers, bead-crafters, and graphic artists.
There's really no need for any decorations as the works of art should be the focus of the whole party. Besides, some artists may become too distracted with wall hangings, balloons, or unnecessary noise. The gallery you set up can serve as the focal point of the space. You can play some light soothing music as a background; just make sure that it's not too loud or distracting anyone from doing their work.
Give your guests some time to take a break and mingle with each other. Invite everyone to play a game during the break. Make it a fun and easy game so that guests will be encouraged to participate. Maybe a creative game of win, lose, or draw can inspire some crazy ideas. For instance, give them a theme and have them work together to foster camaraderie and share skills and ideas.
Break is also the right time to serve food and drinks. Finger foods are usually best to serve. Here are some food ideas: canapés, fruit and cheese with wine, and some cold cuts. If you want to serve something more filling, then try bite-size clubhouse sandwiches.
Here's an idea: turn dessert into an art project by providing guests with a blank canvas such as a cupcake or ice cream, and some paint like candy sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chips, frosting and food color. This could also be a great idea for an arts and crafts themed party for kids.
After the break, your guests can resume their creative projects. You can have light snacks such as nuts and chips available for guests to pick on as they work. And when they are done with their projects, instruct them to display their works of art at the gallery space you designated. Then take pictures of your guests with their creations and send them as thank you cards later.