Fight the cold with a fall craft party
September 18, 2009
We'll all be keeping a close eye on our thermostats during cold weather, but staying warm and busy as the seasons change doesn't have to cost a fortune. Find new ways to keep friends and family cozy by hosting a fall craft making party.
Before the party, see if anyone has secret skills, such as knitting or cross-stitching. If so, invite them to teach the rest of your guests their hidden talent by holding a scarf-making or pillow decoration workshop.
If not, encourage everyone to buy a few yards of warm fabric, such as fleece. Cut the fabric into equally sized squares and cut 1-2 inch slits around the sides of each sheet to create a fringe. Tie the two sheets together using the fringe to easily create a warm, fun blanket.
Create a warm ambiance by lighting spice- or apple-scented candles and baking nut or pumpkin bread before your guests arrive. Serve the fresh bread with some cider or tea to make your friends feel right at home.
Once you've finished your crafts, snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie that will help you warm up to the season, like Fall in New York.