Every December I host a holiday craft party with my girlfriends. We eat and drink and craft and laugh all day long and into the wee hours of the morning
. It's a lot of work but we have so much fun!
This year we did 5 different crafts - most of which we'll give out as gifts to family and coworkers. Each person takes home ~5 of each project!
We made microwaveable rice warmers. Before the party, I sewed 5"x5" charm squares together. At the party, we turned them inside out, pushed out the corners, filled them rice and then zipped the open seam with the sewing machine.
I altered printable labels (that I can't seem to find a link to now
) and we cut them out during the party and attached them to the finished warmers with ribbon.
We also did a sticky simple syrup project
. We made cinnamon and orange infused syrups. I printed labels from this link
before-hand and we cut them at the party and attached them to the bottles with black and white ribbon.
I just love bottle brush trees and saw a cute decoration/ornament idea
on Alpha Stamps that I knew would be fun to do at the party! I had all the supplies on hand and we made a big mess cutting and glueing and glittering our own versions
We assembled tub teas using the recipe I found, here
. They smell so good and I actually used one in my bath this morning
. I had all the ingredients and we mixed them together, filled the tea bags and cut out the labels. They were so easy that we were able to make a TON of them.
I forgot to get pictures of the last project we did
! I made a couple batches of peppermint bark the day before and we cut them and wrapped them up in parchment bags with cute labels.
I made a big batch of soup and a salad that we snacked on all day. Everyone brought really tasty appetizers and drinks that kept us full (and a little buzzed) from 1pm to 1am!!
I'm only now finishing the last of the dishes but I can hardly wait to do it all again next year!