Every other month I host an interactive DIY workshop called “Crafts + Cupcakes” where attendees get to participate in creating, designing and making practical and fun craft activities. Activities have included homemade candles, organic lip balms, DIY bleached T-Shirts, homemade sugar and salt body scrubs, art journals, vision board and the ever popular DIY Sharpie Mugs
I have now announced our next installment is this series of “Sheena LaShay” events. Our next Crafts + Cupcakes party will be held on July 20th, 2013. I am excited to try my hands at our next activities which will include making homemade bath salts, organic body mist and an all natural linen spray. I try to pick crafts that are things I want in my house, i.e., body scrubs or crafts that will make great gifts, i.e. bath salts. It’s always someone’s birthday, graduation, baby shower, wedding or special celebration so the craft parties give me time to create fun things for friends, family, colleagues and myself that are personal, mainly all natural and customized.
One of my favorite things that developed out of this DIY workshop series are two incredible sponsorships by Sterling Sweets and Shell’s Brooklyn Loft. Sterling Sweets
is an allergen free bakery offering delicious baked goods free from the most common food allergens. Their all-natural and organic ingredients are of the highest quality and their sweets are so tasty that you’ll never believe they’re allergen free. Shell’s Brooklyn Loft
is an international guest house, boutique event space and home of the marathon Sunday brunch. They invite all guest to come connect, create and collaborate.
This event is open to women and men. Whether you’re a crafter or not, you will thrive at the party. We all learn together! Attendees bring their mom’s, their best group of girlfriends and more. I’ll let you hear what others have said.
“Thanks again for hosting an awesome party- it was a great mental vacation for the afternoon, and boy did I need that… Crafts were super fun, thank you for donating your supplies, I’m inspired to do
“I’ve been in such a funk lately that I haven’t quite been able to shake myself out of, and today was just what my soul needed. It was really awesome to be around a new group of women with positive energy, and i definitely walked away with more than the craft projects. I was really looking forward to today and didn’t want to leave by the time I had to go. Needless to say, PLEASE keep ‘em coming! I’m totally looking forward to the next one”
This event is limited. In order to create the most dynamic environment and intimate party so that every one enjoys themselves, I am only selling a limited amount of tickets. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite.
Why do tickets cost? This event is not for profit. This event is simply a way to hang out with amazing people, have great conversations and make awesome things. The first two craft parties were all out of pocket for me. Most of the craft supplies came right out of my personal collection and all of the food, except for Sterling Sweets were just added onto my monthly grocery bill. Luckily, MANY of the attendees also brought snacks and treats to share and that has helped immensely. BUT…the party is getting larger, my supplies have dwindled and not everyone can bring treats to share. So therefore, tickets are $15 to cover the cost of our homemade snacks and foods like vegan sausages, homemade guacamole, popsicles, vegan caprese, cookies, and more. The ticket prices also include the price of MOST of the supplies.
If you can commit to providing a snack that will feed 30 to 40 people or if you can commit to providing an art supply for the entire group, your ticket price can be discounted 100%. Please email me to discuss what you can provide and to receive the discount code.
One of the other things I’m excited about in regards to the future of Crafts + Cupcakes is that we are now open to more co-hosts and sponsorships. Future craft parties will include a cooking/baking demo and more!!! I hope to see you there! Check out the links below to see images, videos and blog posts of past parties.
Crafts + Cupcakes | May Photography
Crafts + Cupcakes | May Announcement
Crafts + Cupcakes | March Photography
Crafts + Cupcakes | January Video Review
Crafts + Cupcakes | March Announcement
Crafts + Cupcakes | January Photography
Crafts + Cupcakes Group Pinterest Board
Crafts + Cupcakes January Announcement