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It's A Party: BFF Vintage Craft Bar

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Every year, I feel like I'm at a loss at how to celebrate friends' birthdays. Treating them to dinner is always fine, but I want them to feel loved and really know that I put thought into their special day. If you have the same struggles, here's a party idea that will help get your creative juices flowing----just like the cocktails.

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I am one of those people who LOVE to craft. It's almost an obsession. I see things and think, "Oh wow, I could make that!" instead of just buying it. There's extreme pleasure in creating something beautiful out of your own imagination. Though, I can appreciate those who feel intimidated by arts and crafts, or if they consider themselves "non-crafty". This party is all about crafting as a simple and fun experience. To celebrate the birthday girl, guests are creating Alex and Ani inspired charm bracelets.

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I covered a table with WallPops NuWallpaper and wrote the name of each guest in a frame.

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To get started, each guest is given two bangles and a set of gemstone charms. They can create two for themselves or give one to the birthday girl. I set up a "jewelry bar" with cups containing extra charms and baubles for guests to get creative. There's no tools involved, just slipping on the desired pieces onto the bracelets.

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Colored boxes with pretty bicycle tags serve as a place for guests to put their finished products. Then, every guest's favor is their personalized bracelet and a vintage compact mirror.

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For decorations, you can make a festive banner using vintage inspired greeting cards like these by Valorie Fisher. Grab some twine and mini clothespins and voila! You can place others around the party table as well.

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We found this quirky cocktail shaker and mini typewriter at Michaels. It's all about the little details!

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Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did receive samples for review. 

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