Hold a Theme Party!
Sometimes the season, a big event or even just something close to your heart warrants a theme party. Themed home parties are fun to host and usually everyone will really get into the spirit of things - which means your sales should soar!
You can have a great time organizing everything to fit the theme, including the invitations, food and decorations, as well as your crafts. Pay attention to details and your party will be fab!
Theme parties are great if you need to launch your craft home parties, as they give you the perfect excuse to host one of your own to kickstart your home party business. They're also terrific for boosting your business when bookings slow down or for anytime you really want to step things up a bit. But you don't need a reason to host a themed party - the theme itself is justification enough!
If you're doing children's craft parties then you could also offer themes to make it even more unique and special. Relating the children's crafts to a princess or pirate theme party is definitely going to win you some brownie points. Check out these kids printable activities and crafts for 700 fun easy ways to keep the kids entertained.
You can also hold a themed hostess party, to thank all your previous hostesses as well as inspire them to book another craft home party with you.
I recommend the Printable Party Invitation Creator that allows you to print over 300 unique printable party invitations, including those for theme parties & party games.
Here are some themed party ideas:
Seasonal and Holiday Parties
Have a party to solve everyone's gift giving problems during seasonal holidays. Examples are parties for:
Awareness parties can help bring attention to a cause that's close to your heart, and raise funds for a related charity at the same time. You can even design a range of your crafts that depict the cause and donate a percentage of each piece sold. Examples include:
See fundraising crafts for more information on how to have a craft home party to raise money.
Big Event Celebrations
Theme party ideas to celebrate big events are a great idea. You know the type - everyone's talking about it and watching it on TV, and they're usually sport or entertainment related. Examples are:
- World Cup sports events - World Cup Soccer, Rugby or whatever (or do an 'anti-football' party for the fed up wives and girlfriends!)
- The Olympics
- The Oscars
- The Grammy's
You can even design a special range of crafts to celebrate the event if you like!
A scavenger hunt is another great party activity. Scavenger hunts take guests into different locations, hunting for selected objects, people, or locations. It’s a lot of fun and gets all guests involved. Check out these scavenger hunt party plans for easy party planning.
General Party Themes
Anything goes - these are just for fun! If you can choose themed party ideas that complement your craft, then so much the better, but if not the decorations and refreshments will do the job. Examples of party ideas are:
- Pirate party - great if you make jewelry boxes or wooden chests! Or showcase your handmade jewelry as the looted treasure.
- Beach theme party - great for the summer.
- Hawaiian luau - Very popular theme party and helps beat the winter blahs.
- Disco party theme - you'll get to play all your tackiest music and no one will laugh at you... Mirror ball is obligatory.
- Dinner party "secrets" theme- cook your favorite restaurant dish (Red Lobster biscuits, etc) and share your copycat recipes with guests. It will be like a night on the town and a recipe swap at the same time!
- Hollywood or movie party theme - especially good for showing off bling!
- Color party theme - black and white, pink and purple, or whatever works for you.
- 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s party theme - those were the days...
Can’t decide what theme party to throw? Check out Party Theme Ideas Revealed to learn how to pick the perfect theme for any and all occasions -birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and holidays as well as how to cut your party planning time in half.
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