Craft parties and paint parties are a great way for women to get together and have fun for a couple hours. Who doesn’t like to chat, fellowship and make a fun craft?
Has someone asked if you can do a paint party for their friends? Maybe they want to celebrate for a bachelorette party, birthday party or just get together to be social.
There are a few things to consider when planning your party.
For the craft project itself, offer them your options you already have. Or ask if they have a specific picture of something they want.
The planning piece can be hard. Make a template ahead of time and write down the steps.
Make sure it’s not too difficult and think about if you are going to do each step together as a group, or explain the process at the beginning of the party and let them go at their own pace.
It is hard to keep talking over groups of women because, hey, they are there to have fun and talk to each other!
I personally like to go over the steps at the beginning and let them work at their own pace. Periodically stop them and do a quick demo of something if you get asked questions.
Every party, I usually have to remind them to use LIGHT coats of paint instead of one big heavy coat, because it will NEVER dry!
Choosing the event space can really set the tone. A winery or bar/restaurant allows them to purchase snacks and drinks. Some may prefer a party at their house, and that’s fine too but decide who will be furnishing any refreshments. I let the host know I will not provide snacks and refreshments.
When I have a party at the hostess’s house, we talk before about how many chairs and how much space each person needs. Plan on bringing a table to set your supplies on if it’s at their house.
Minimum number of attendees.
It’s not worth your time to do a party of 5 people more than likely, so set a minimum to meet your desired income. I usually do 10-12 as a minimum.
If your profit per person is $15, then that gives you a $150 profit for the night with 10 people.
Time to book!
Let your friends know you are available to teach craft and paint parties. If you are just starting out I have a library of resources to help you plan your parties inside my membership.
If you have trouble coming up with a project consider looking at my Craft how-to’s for easy projects and also my membership. In my membership Wood Craft Blueprints, I deliver monthly tutorials on how to make projects that are designed to sell at craft fairs, online and as a paint party project.
Paint, sign and craft parties are a good way to make your craft business profitable. Plus, they are fun to do!