Shop Etsy

How-Tuesday: Party Planning

May 17, 2011

by Julie Schneider

Etsy.com 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.

 

Decorations

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.

More Party Planning Ideas Craft Party 2011

Fleur de Sel Caramels - 1/2 lb in a Mason Jar
Fleur de Sel Caramels - 1/2 lb in a Mason Jar
Sold

83 comments

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 6 years ago

    LOVING the ice cream cone balloons! And the berry brownies look delicious...thanks for all the great ideas!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 6 years ago

    My favorite is the ice cream cone balloons too! Well, shoot....I love all of these ideas!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 6 years ago

    Love the pantone chip cookies!!!

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 6 years ago

    The pantone cookies look so great...and fun!

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane said 6 years ago

    So many fun ideas here ~ it's hard to choose a favorite! Those Pantone cookies are clever and that pennant paper lantern is so pretty!

  • RAWelding

    RAWelding said 6 years ago

    So many great ideas, I'll have to remember these :)

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 6 years ago

    Spring is reason enough to celebrate! love these~

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    those ice cream balloons are great. i am gonna use that idea for my friends next birthday

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    oh, and i love how tuesday

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica said 6 years ago

    Cute cute cute!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Amazingness Julie. Thanks!

  • HazelHoney

    HazelHoney said 6 years ago

    Wonderful !! I have a husband birthday comming up these ideas will help so much !!

  • OverstockDeals

    OverstockDeals said 6 years ago

    holy cats. looks like one swingin' do :)

  • Mattie714

    Mattie714 said 6 years ago

    Deffinatly going to make the trays! They'd be perfect for my bakery!

  • Marumadrid

    Marumadrid said 6 years ago

    In fact I got distracted by the cookies... I always do that! XD

  • k2designs

    k2designs said 6 years ago

    I love all of the ideas!!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    I love those ice cream cone balloons! Great ideas!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 6 years ago

    Must...have...circuit...board...cookies.

  • Fabricatebyanna

    Fabricatebyanna said 6 years ago

    These are so wonderfully creative! My favorites: The Paper Lantern and the Ice Cream Cone Balloons! Thanks for finding & sharing these! -Anna

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 6 years ago

    Super extra cute. I loved all those great ideas and yummy food decoerations. I am going to absolutely try some of them. Thanks for sharing.

  • MaJentaDesigns

    MaJentaDesigns said 6 years ago

    such fun ideas, love the sandwich idea!

  • artsyEVE

    artsyEVE said 6 years ago

    Super creative ideas! Wow--love those ice cream cone sandwiches!

  • wahlrus

    wahlrus said 6 years ago

    Hubby would love those computer chip cookies! EtsyLove from, Jamie

  • hippiemama86

    hippiemama86 said 6 years ago

    LOVE all these great, super-fun ideas!!! Thanks so much for sharing... I'll definately be making some of these for my family and friends. :-)

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 6 years ago

    Great pix! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 6 years ago

    Those brownies look to-die-for delicious!!! Also love the bunting paper lantern- will be giving some of these a go!!:)

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 6 years ago

    Wonderful ideas!!!! The Pantone Cookies.....genius!!!

  • HadaraTLV

    HadaraTLV said 6 years ago

    Lovely

  • monkeywingdesigns

    monkeywingdesigns said 6 years ago

    I want my party to be like this. Especially love the Pantone cookies <3

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    I want those pcb cookies, they look cool.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Awesome tutorials, all those cookies look so yummy!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 6 years ago

    Wow, amazing eats, treats and idea's for decorations! Fruit, cheesecake, chocolate base eats like incredibly yummy! Love the Etsy stores you chose! So many possibilities! Thank you for this interesting article!

  • popkingarb

    popkingarb said 6 years ago

    very creative ideas! :) thanks for sharing, these would definitely spruce up any party!

  • OhKuol

    OhKuol said 6 years ago

    Love the lanterns!! These would also be pretty ideas for front window displays :)

  • oldskooljunk

    oldskooljunk said 6 years ago

    Love the ice cream cone balloons, i need an excuse to assemble some :)

  • GraciousGracies

    GraciousGracies said 6 years ago

    Fun and creative ideas. I like it so much! Thanks :)

  • dekanimal

    dekanimal said 6 years ago

    What a great collection !! Love the cone balloon :) makes everyone smile !! Thanks for sharing :)

  • YourlittleCupcake

    YourlittleCupcake said 6 years ago

    Wonderful Ideas. I love the colorful tiered trays. i plan on using them with cupcake wrappers from my shop to create a stunning cupcakey tablescape

  • YesterdaysTrashArt

    YesterdaysTrashArt said 6 years ago

    What fabulous ideas!

  • missatomicshop

    missatomicshop said 6 years ago

    wow! So cute! I want to throw a party now :0

  • makramasma

    makramasma said 6 years ago

    Your post made me want to organize a party! I'm moving soon, could make one then!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    I love party!

  • LittlestBearStudio

    LittlestBearStudio said 6 years ago

    Fabulous! Makes me want to party!

  • kookubug

    kookubug said 6 years ago

    Awesome ideas!!

  • MySoCalledVintage

    MySoCalledVintage said 6 years ago

    I agree with what others have said about the geeky cookies. i love looking at strange and original cookie designs.

  • MySoCalledVintage

    MySoCalledVintage said 6 years ago

    Also in love with the teenie weenie cookies... but then, i have a wiener dog :)

  • LovelyFleur

    LovelyFleur said 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • AurDenDesigns

    AurDenDesigns said 6 years ago

    Thanks for the Invite!

  • nuisart

    nuisart said 6 years ago

    What fabulous ideas...

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 6 years ago

    Love all the creativity here!!

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 6 years ago

    Such creativity! Now I am in the mood for a party!

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 6 years ago

    I love it all! So creative! Gets me in a party mood!

  • ForgottenYarns

    ForgottenYarns said 6 years ago

    I sooooo love the Ice Cream Balloon Idea. That was pretty cool to see.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Love those trays and those ice cream cone balloons. Will file that away for later use.

  • funkyjunkyart

    funkyjunkyart said 6 years ago

    Great ideas!! Love the cookies and balloons, what fun!!

  • hartstringz

    hartstringz said 6 years ago

    Such festive colours!

  • lassandaliasdeana

    lassandaliasdeana said 6 years ago

    wonderful ideas!! lovely!!! ;)

  • vikimalki

    vikimalki said 6 years ago

    lovely !!! So cute.

  • lilliputloft

    lilliputloft said 6 years ago

    That's a very clever icecream sandwich...and I love the mustache drink toppers.

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    Very Berry Cheesecake Brownies look delicious ! And the ice cream sandwhich is a really cute idea ! Love this !

  • sogigi

    sogigi said 6 years ago

    What fun creative ideas. I love those Pantone Chip cookies!

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 6 years ago

    LOVE the ice cream balloons!! Great ideas here.

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Coffee marshmallows sound nice!

  • windrosie

    windrosie said 6 years ago

    the ice cream ballons- cute!! wonderful party stuff:)

  • ancajewels

    ancajewels said 6 years ago

    What a cute and fun party ideas!

  • SimplyAvonlea

    SimplyAvonlea said 6 years ago

    Love these ideas! That Pennant Garland Paper Lantern is fantastic!

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 6 years ago

    Love the Ice Cream Cone Balloons. Simple & darling. The Pantone cookies are gorgeous, but crazy time consuming. I love the low effort, high impact pieces. Thanks for sharing! dahlila xo p.s. what the hell is this spam above me? Tacky xyz

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    Mustache Drink Toppers translates to Party Time. I love it!

  • happysewluckyshop

    happysewluckyshop said 6 years ago

    Divine ideas! Thanks.

  • PtarmiganCrafts

    PtarmiganCrafts said 6 years ago

    Where do the buntings in the article-intro photo come from? Someone on Etsy? Or is there a pattern somewhere for those particular ones?

  • mayeli400

    mayeli400 said 6 years ago

    Making me want my own shop

  • Danideng

    Danideng said 6 years ago

    so lovely!

  • MuyMuys

    MuyMuys said 6 years ago

    I love all these ideas...Making me want to throw a party!

  • MuyMuys

    MuyMuys said 6 years ago

    I love all these ideas...Making me want to throw a party!

  • julieincharge Admin

    julieincharge said 6 years ago

    @PtarmiganCrafts The bunting in the article header photo come from Ay Mujer on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aymujer

  • WigglinWasabi

    WigglinWasabi said 5 years ago

    What cute ideas!!! I absolutely love the bunting paper lantern, I think I'll make some for my wedding! Great projects!

  • punkrawkpurl

    punkrawkpurl said 5 years ago

    We have just finalized our venue for the San Francisco Bay Area Craft Party: http://iheartartsf.blogspot.com/2011/06/craft-party-at-techshop.html

  • found300

    found300 said 5 years ago

    outstanding items. Thanks

  • CDLjewelry

    CDLjewelry said 5 years ago

    I'm beginning to think there's nothing I can come up with that is original anymore....I heart Etsy.

  • huda017

    mohammad Huda said 5 years ago

    Have you considered using glass straws? They're super classy and toxin free. I've seen a few brands out there. my favorite is simply straws, i love the travel case each straw comes with http://bit.ly/simplystraws

  • huda017

    mohammad Huda said 5 years ago

    http://www.wpbeventhall.com/one-extraordinary-bridal-show-0129#comment-24786

  • huda017

    mohammad Huda said 5 years ago

    Have you considered using glass straws? They're super classy and toxin free. I've seen a few brands out there. my favorite is simply straws.i love the travel case each straw comes with http://bit.ly/simplystraws

  • URL said 3 years ago

    ... [Trackback] [...] Read More: blog.etsy.com/en/2011/how-tuesday-party-planning/ [...]

Sign in to add your own