“Handmade Parties” Archive

Oh Joy! Arrives at Target

This past Sunday was the day many crafters, design lovers and, well, excited shoppers had been waiting for – graphic designer and blogger Joy Cho’s Oh Joy! party accessory line launched at Targets nationwide. Joy first shared the news last month and our mouths have been watering ever since.

I stopped by my local Target over by the museum after work last night and it was just the dose of party-approved Vitamin D I needed. It’s hard to miss as you make your way into the store; so many pastels! So many vintage-inspired shades of aqua, pink and green!

Joy’s collection is 75% paper party goods and 25% reusable serving pieces. I love that there’s something for just about every budget. If you have just a few extra bucks to pick up something for an impromptu gathering, her paint-splashed paper plates and matching napkins are for you. The aqua cake stand with dome, a must-purchase piece, takes honors as the collection’s most expensive item at $25.

What did I purchase? Just a few pieces on my first visit, but I’m going back for more. I’m happy to give a home to the:

The collection is available for just a short time, so don’t miss it! Follow along with design ideas over on Pinterest and with #ohjoyfortarget.

Breaking Bad Finale Snacks and Quilts

After binge watching all five seasons of “Breaking Bad” in a matter of months, Nick and I were caught up for most of the past season and definitely ready for the finale. I’m so glad we were caught up – it was awesome watching it live and chatting with friends and co-workers about our favorite moments.

To celebrate the evening, I decided to make a last-minute tiny Heisenberg quilt along with some fake meth-inspired cupcakes to enjoy while watching. (more…)

Create a DIY Baby Sprinkle Celebration

Have you ever been to a baby sprinkle before? Has anyone thrown one for you? I just heard about the new trend last year. Instead of a full-fledged shower after baby no. 1, friends are throwing casual get-togethers or “sprinkles.” No giant gatherings and games, just friends getting together to celebrate the mom-to-be.

My fellow Handmade Detroiter Beth is about to have her second baby and we threw her a sprinkle last month. The Handmade Detroit gang gathered for lunch and to share handmade and vintage gifts. I made a few treats for us for the special event. (more…)

Throwing a Vintage-Ish Baby Shower

I go from weddings to baby showers in a matter of months! Not for me, but for my best friend Christi. She’s expecting her first baby this spring, so when given the task of hosting a baby shower, I couldn’t say no. For this party I decided to throw a vintage-inspired baby shower.