Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Little House Making Party - More Prep and FAQ

I'm starting to panic now, even though things are probably under control. This is normal behavior for me before a party. I have these delusional grand ideas that get me sidetracked and then I have trouble doing what is important. I guess that is normal HUMAN behavior, not just specific to me.

Anyway, here is a photo of some trees that my friends, Kathy and Constance, dyed for me. Aren't they beautiful? Most of the colors are Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains. They are so vibrant. I love them. My favorite colors are Twisted Citron (the lighter green in the background), Peacock Feathers (way in the background), Festive Berries (the beautiful red on the left side) and surprisingly, Mustard Seed. I didn't expect to like the yellow color, but I do. I think the regular green and purple are colors I made from Rit dye I got at the grocery store. Not sure what spray was used for the pink trees.


Here is the Frequently Asked Question section for my friends who are coming to the party.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is this party? The Little House Making Party is at Lucy’s house. The address is on the bulletin board at work.

What time is the party? It’s from 5 pm to 9 pm on Sunday, November 19th and Monday, November 20th at the same time. I host the party on 2 days because I work in the ER and I’d like my co-workers to be able to attend on one of the days they are off. 

What about kids? It’s a party for crafting, but that doesn’t mean that kids can’t attend. Some kids will do great making houses. I just think it’s difficult to do small, somewhat detailed crafts with scissors and cutting instruments and hot glue if you are trying to keep your eye on a small child. You decide what works best for you and your kids. There will be at least one pediatrician at the party.

What about food? I will make the 3 things I know how to cook well - Homemade bread, Pasta salad, and Chocolate Chip cookies. So here’s the menu:
Homemade bread and cheese plate
Fruit and vegetable plate with crackers, chips and dips
Pasta salad
Chocolate Cookies with pecans
Soft drinks, wine, beer

What should I bring? You don’t really have to bring anything. If you have a special appetizer that you like to bring to parties, you are most welcome to bring that, but I think I will have enough food here. Also, I have all the crafting items needed to make a really cute house. 

Are there any specific RULES about making the houses? Why yes, there are a few rules: 
Pick one house and finish it before starting another.
Try to share embellishments like 1 big tree or 2-3 small trees or 1 Santa or Snowman or 1-2 birds so everyone can decorate their houses. 
Keep the paintbrushes in water so they don’t dry out and close paints so they don’t dry out.
Put things back so people can find tools and supplies.
Have a good time making the little house.

Will I have time to finish a little house? The houses and bases are pre-made so you should be able to finish in about an hour. You really can't glitter the houses in that short a period of time so if you want to add lots of glitter to your little house, you will have to do it at your home. The fluffy paint called Snowtex also takes awhile to dry, but since it is used more sparingly as the last detail, it will work ok if you can carry it to your house while it is a little wet.

What about all those cats you have? Well, I don’t really have that many cats any more. There will be 3 locked up in a back bedroom hiding from the noise (Sunshine, Baby Girl Blue and Betty Boop). Daisy and Bill Bill (not a typo, his name is Bill Bill) mainly stay outside. I vacuum like crazy to get rid of hairballs, but if you have a cat allergy I would recommend an antihistamine before you come over. 

Are you ever going to finish the renovation on your bathrooms and kitchen? Yes, at this pace both bathrooms and the kitchen will be finished in about 3 years. Right now they are a little dated, to put it mildly.


Any more questions? You can leave a question here or call or text me. 

I look forward to seeing you at the party!


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