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How-Tuesday: Party Planning handmade and vintage goods

Time is a-ticking — do you know where your Craft Party is on June 10? To help get your party wheels turning, this week’s How-Tuesday is a springboard for how to craft a good-looking and tasty fun time at your gathering. Try using these ideas as a starting point and share with us what decorations and food you are planning for your local party in the comments below or in the Craft Party Team’s forum. Also, share photos of your party planning projects in progress in the Craft Party Flickr group.

Food & Drink

Pantone Chip Cookies

These are perfect sweets for a gathering of artists, designers, and color lovers.
Directions from Kim Creative Star.

How to Make Super Cool Frozen Party Cocktails With Liquid Nitrogen

Mad scientist mixology for the win!
Directions from Instructables founder, Eric Wilhelm.

Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Craft savory sandwiches that look oh-so-sweet.
Directions from Ziggityzoom.

Ten Cookie Ideas

A top ten list of baked goods to satisfy the geeky sweet tooth.
Round-up from Make Online.

Maple-Walnut Popcorn Balls

A little something sweet and crunchy to snack upon.
Directions from Liddabit Sweet.

Very Berry Cheesecake Brownies

Bake rich treats that merge fruit, cheesecake, and a decadent chocolate base.
Directions from ReadyMade.



Mustache Drink Toppers

Sip your beverages incognito. You can even have your guests customize their own mustaches, as a way to not lose their drinks in the midst of your rocking party. Also, a classic photo prop!
Directions from Paper + Cup.

Ice Cream Cone Balloons

With craft paper and balloons, make lighter-than-air confectionery decor.
Directions from Martha Stewart’s Craft’s Department.

Pennant Garland Paper Lantern

Paper lanterns + bunting = a lovely merging of two classic party decorations.
Directions from Your Had Me at Bonjour.

Decorating With Tape

Dress up pitchers with decorative tape. After the party is over, you can just peel it off.
Directions from How About Orange.

Colorful Tiered Trays

Make a carnival of tiered trays to cheerfully organize art supplies and snacks.
Directions from Joy’s Hope.


What are your Craft Party planning ideas? Share in the comments below & in this thread.

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