Tips for hosting a Fall craft party

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You know all of those fun Fall crafts you see on Pinterest that you pin or talk about with your friends? Well now is the time to make them! Invite some girlfriends over and have a Fall inspired craft party.  I’ve hosted quite a few over the past few years and want to share some tips with you!

What will you make?Apples

I usually choose 3 different things to make at our parties. I set them up into different stations so there is plenty of supplies to go around and enough room for everyone. This time I chose caramel apples, pumpkin pie sugar scrub and a Pottery Barn Kids inspired Give Thanks banner. Keep in mind how long each of the projects will take people to make, so you don’t want to do anything too involved. If you’d like to make your own Give Thanks banner, visit BrenDid‘s blog to download the letter templates. For the pumpkin pie sugar scrub, I used the recipe and printable tags that were shared on Todayscreativelife. The caramel apple recipe is super simple. You need 2 bags of caramels unwrapped and 1/4 cup of water. You put them into a slow cooker on high for about an hour and a half stirring every 5 to 10 minutes until melted. Wash your apples and put in your sticks. When the caramel is melted, dip and roll the apples on their sides. You can then sprinkle any toppings that you’d like to use. We chose peanuts and mini chocolate chips. This will make approx. 12 apples.
Carmel-Apples

What will you bring?

I always provide all of the supplies for everyone. I do ask them to bring a set amount of money to help pay for the supplies. I also ask everyone to bring a snack to share or a bottle of wine. We’ve had some really great snacks shared over the years. This time a friend was running late and swung through a Kneader’s drive through and picked up some of their yummy treats. It’s fun to have something different sometimes!

Food

What food will I make?

I always like to make one of two snacks to share and have something fun to drink. This time I made a sparkling apple cider. It’s so simple to make. You just need 2 cans of frozen apple juice and 2 liters of sparkling water. (I find mine at Trader Joe’s). Mix and serve! I do have a recipe that everyone asks me to make each year during our Fall party and I’m sharing that with you!

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Ingredients

  • 2T of butter
  • 3 medium sweet onions sliced
  • 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8oz package of shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • Sweet potato chips for serving

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add sliced onions. Cook, stirring often 30 to 40 minutes or until onions are caramelized. Combine cheeses and mayonnaise in another bowl. Add onions, stirring well. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve with sweet potato chips.
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Hopefully this helps give you some ideas to have a Fall craft party of your own!

Apple-pumpkin pie scrub

So easy that even my 6 year old made these two during the party!

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4 thoughts on “Tips for hosting a Fall craft party

  1. Thanks for featuring my Give Thanks banner! Your party looks like a great evening! I’ll have to try hosting one of my own.

  2. Fun! I love hosting craft parties – it’s always such a great way to spend time with friends AND get in some creative time. I love your ideas for this one and just looking at that onion dip is making me hungry 😉

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door opens for the next party Friday at midnight! http://www.alaynascreations.co

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