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How to Host a Craft Night

If a family or friend get-together is long overdue, host a fun craft night for an event that's sure to bring everyone together again.


  • Step 1: Pick a location Pick a comfortable location such as a library, book or craft store, or even a local school. Create a rotating schedule if several people volunteer their homes for a craft night.
  • Step 2: Plan a time Plan a convenient time for everyone. A craft night doesn't have to be in the evening. A nice afternoon outside, or a knitting party over coffee and muffins can be just as much fun.
  • TIP: Decide early on if this is going to be a weekly or monthly get-together, or keep things more flexible.
  • Step 3: Decide who to invite Decide who you would like to invite. Pick either immediate family and relatives, old high school or college friends, or neighbors that share the same interests.
  • Step 4: Plan a project Surf the web for easy, fun projects that you can teach to your group or try out during your craft night. Get group suggestions or ask kids what they want to create that week.
  • Step 5: Locate supplies Locate supplies by either having each person bring their own, or collect recyclable materials from around the house.
  • TIP: Don't forget the snacks! Something light and quick will be easiest like cookies or pretzels.
  • Step 6: Practice craft beforehand Practice your craft project beforehand to create a sample to show to everyone.
  • Step 7: Use name tags Greet each person as they enter, provide name tags if not everyone has met, and be enthusiastic as you chat and show off your crafting skills.
  • FACT: Elmer's Glue-All was founded by the Borden Company in 1947.

You Will Need

  • Comfortable location
  • Guest list
  • Supplies
  • Sample of craft
  • Name tags
  • Enthusiasm
  • Snacks (optional)

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