Essential oils make and take DIY party

Essential Oils Make and Take DIY Party

Welcome to party central! No, not really, I’m more of a behind-the-scenes gal. However, I love designing and planning parties. Since our move to northwest Arkansas, I’ve met some fantastic ladies that I wanted to spend some quality time with, so I decided to start hosting a DIY party at least once a quarter, if not more often. I do the planning and prep, and they come, have fun, make and take, and happily pay a fee to cover the cost of supplies. Hosting a DIY party is so much fun, and I have gathered the entire party plan with shopping lists, check lists, to-do lists, tips, and all the printables to make the party effortless – all in an affordable eBook. This essential oils make and take DIY party is designed so that you just follow the steps, check off the check boxes, and print the printables – it’s that easy.


Essential Oils Make and Take DIY Party – eBook

Essential Oils Make and Take DIY party

There is no doubt that you could look up recipes for bath and body items that are made with essential oils, you could determine all the supplies you need and find the best prices, write up the instructions and recipes as well as create cute invitations and gather all the supplies to set-up the work stations, but I’ve already done all that work (and it took quite a bit of time – that I completely enjoyed) and you can save a ton of time using my party plan with all the printables you will need for this party. I’ve even design beautiful labels for four of the six products that you can easily print on Avery labels to give your party an even more refined vibe.


Essential Oils Make and Take DIY Party – Free Invite Image

Essential Oils Make and Take DIY party invite
Just right-click on this image and save it to your computer so that you can insert it in an email or text invitation. Just include your party details like when, where, RSVP, etc.

Essential oils and supplies can add up, which is why this party design uses a lot of items from around your home to help keep the costs down. The decorations are minimal and easy, but I’ve created a formula to help you create your own centerpieces and party zones throughout your home to give the space that party look and feel. It doesn’t take much to create a ‘party zone’, but it does take intention. I also charge my guests a DIY fee to cover their supply costs and they are happy to pay for their items. It can feel strange charging a fee, but this isn’t a birthday or celebration, it’s a DIY party that they get to partake in and take something home. Women love getting together and having fun, and this DIY party is exactly that.

Food is not exactly the focus of a DIY party, but I like to select refreshments that fit into my party’s theme to make it that much more memorable. I have paired up with my good friend Angela, The Menu Maid, to create some delicious treats for this essential oils party. Finger foods don’t work when you’ve been handling essential oils, so whatever you serve at your essential oil party, keep that in mind and serve something that requires a fork. Some essential oils can safely be ingested while others cannot. You will find a few suggested recipes in my eBook, but I also recommend perusing TheMenuMaid.com for even more delicious options.


Essential Oils Make and Take DIY party

For this essential oils make and take DIY party, I have given great thought into the guest experience and how to make their experience fun, easy, and effortless. There’s nothing more frustrating than being at a party and struggling with how to do something that’s supposed to be fun. The eBook lays out everything needed at each work station, ideas for organizing the different zones of the party, and even considerations for the order in which to complete your tasks. Planning a party doesn’t have to be hard or stressful, and this eBook takes you on an easy planning journey to get everything ready that you need, and with everything designed and ready to be printed, you will be ready to party ahead of time. This essential oils make and take DIY party would be a wonderful theme for a bridal shower, bachelorette party, girls night-in party, ladies retreat, or just because you want to hang with your friends and have fun.


Essential Oils Make and Take DIY Party – Party photos

Essential Oils Make and Take DIY party

Essential Oils Make and Take DIY party

Essential Oils Make and Take DIY party

Essential Oils Make and Take DIY party

I have many more DIY parties in the planning process, and I can’t wait to share them with you! Leave me a comment if there’s a specific DIY party you’d like to see me plan. Be sure to subscribe to my blog for DIY crafts and projects, design ideas, decorating, and party plan updates! You can also find my videos on crafts and DIY projects on my YouTube channel. Thanks so much for checking out this post. I hope you find inspiration and motivation to host a fun DIY party!

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How to prepare for your succulent arranging party

It’s not in my nature to brag, but I married into a wonderful family. I truly enjoy spending time with all of my in-laws. It had been a while since the adult ladies hung out so I decided we were due for a girl’s night. When I saw a gorgeous succulent display at Bauman Farms, my plan quickly formed.

Putting together succulent arrangements (follow my 5 easy steps) couldn’t be easier, it requires no experience or skills and it doesn’t take forever.

To plan my party, I busted out a pad of paper and started creating lists, as I typically do. A succulent arranging party can be the theme for so many ocassions – baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, retirement parties, women’s retreats, ladies night, or just because.

I have created a simple list of things you’ll need to host a fabulous succulent arranging party.

  • Large succulent plants, different varieties, in assorted shapes and colors.

    Large plants allow guests to trim off small parts for their arrangement, and the large plant will regrow so it’s a win-win.

    You can also buy individually potted succulents in bulk. These make great focal points and already have roots making it easy to transplant.
  • Succulent/cactus soil. Place soil into a large container and have a large spoon or small shovel to scoop the soil into the pots.

    Potting mix that is specifically for succulents and cacti has sand, pumice, or pearlite to help with drainage. Succulents require good drainage.
     
  • Tools: pots/containers, scissors, chopsticks, Popsicle or wood skewer, and a watering can.

    The chopstick helps to fit the succulent cuttings tightly into the soil.

    The Popsicle stick is used to show you when to water your arrangement. There are so many options for pots, but they must have a drainage hole and a dish or something to catch excess water.
  • A vinyl tablecloth or plastic place mats.
    To make clean-up easier, do this activity outside. You can get really creative with an outdoor garden party, or keep it simple. To stay on-theme, I found these succulent napkins and created a lovely succulent centerpiece. For centerpiece inspiration, click here.

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  • Food!
    Technically, you don’t have to have food, but is it really a party without it? I kept it simple with dessert, and this recipe did not disappoint: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight by The Farmwife Cooks.

  • Invites.
    While a text message to family is fine, you may want to add a little something extra. Download this image and attach it to your email or text.

Because succulents are so easy to plant, you don’t need to print specific instructions. However, as the host, you’ll want to know the steps so you can guide your guests through creating their succulent arrangement!


Where to buy succulents:
Amazon (Shipping succulents is easy because they can easily go without water for around a week.)
Etsy (Be sure to check shipping costs and shipping time.)
Local farms (My favorite is in Gervais, Oregon – Bauman Farms has a large and healthy selection.)

I hope these ideas are helpful and if you have any additional tips or ideas, please leave a comment here or on Facebook~

For more succulent inspiration:
How to make easy succulent arrangements
How to make a succulent centerpiece your guests won’t forget