Crafty Party Tips #TrashCrashers

Having a crafty party can be tons of fun.  Having crafts available means everyone has something to do and there’s no risk of “down time” where people get bored.  This is especially great for kid parties, if there’s not a place for them to get outside and run around to play.

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But craft supplies can also equal a mess if you don’t plan.  So here are some crafty party tips to help you have the biggest bang for the smallest mess!


This kind of goes for any party, but keep your supplies organized.  If you are having a decorate your cupcake station, have all of the supplies for that in one place.  Use containers to put toppings in that don’t spill easily. (You’ll notice this theme throughout the post)

Put a paper or dollar store plastic tablecloth under the area so that messes are contained but also quickly gone at the end of the day.

Location, location, location

It’s true in real estate and it’s true at parties.  If you are doing a craft with lots of glue and small pieces, you don’t want the sink across the house.  This is especially true if you have kids at the party.  The further they need to walk to wash hands, the more stuff will be strewn about your house or room.

Plan out which craft activities will be messiest and keep those closest to your sink.

Don’t go overboard

Go for less activities with more bang. 2 well planned craft stations can go a long way more so than 5 thrown together quickly.  Having a few well thought out activity/craft areas means less places to clean.

Less is more

Keep those options to a minimum.  Having a cupcake or cookie decorating station?  Offer 5 choices, not 10.

Having crafts?  Offer 2-3 varieties of each “option” for the craft. For example- making photo albums?  Offer 2 kinds of ribbon, not 4. Put out 5 cardstock options, not 10.

Prepare for cleanup

Have places around your party for cleanup. Put even a small trash can near each station.  We always use Glad Black bags for party cleanup because we’ve never had one rip, and trust me when I tell you that we put them to the test on a regular basis.  They don’t fail me and I rely on them.  I am usually pretty beat by the end of a party and the last thing I want to do is have more cleanup when a trash bag rips!!


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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

6 comments… add one
  • This was great, I think I will get some next time I shop.
  • Great tips! Have a crafting party would be so a fun girls night in!
  • A crafty party sounds like fun. I'd like to do one for jewelry making.
  • I'd like to have those Glad Bag Party Crashers crash any one of our parties too. :) Probably one of the only times a party crasher would be welcome. ;) Great tips, especially the one about keeping kiddos doing crafts close to a sink!
  • What a fun idea! I'm still waiting for that crew to show up and clean my house!
  • Crafts are fun. Cleaning up not so much. These are great tips and ideas.

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