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I am so excited to show you this “marble” party I threw for my friends. Here’s the thing, sometime you just need a night with your girlfriends after your kids go to sleep. I figured we could make some marble canvas art after dinner and have a fun night of painting and eating and chatting. If every party I went to could include a craft, I’d honestly be in heaven 😉 .
I am all about the details so I thought about some more ways I could bring in the marble theme- first up, marbled napkins. I had some plain white Ikea napkins and thought I would customize them. It couldn’t be easier! Plus, you can make them any color that tickles your fancy 😉 – here’s the tutorial:
DIY marble napins
- Rit Fabric Dye (I used Rose Quartz and Petal Pink)
- Shave Foam
- Plain White Linen Ikea Napkins (this is a good $10 napkin option)
Step 1- use a glass or metal cooking dish and then spray shave foam into the base
Step 2- add in drops of the fabric dye. I tried to do this randomly to make it look more naturally
Step 3- Use a toothpick to mix the shave cream and the dye. The more “swirly” of a look you can create- the better!
Step 4- Dip your napkin into the shave foam
Step 5- use a butter knife to scrap off the shave cream. Rinse the napkin off with water until the water runs clear. Next, you’ll want to wash and dry them so they are ready for your party!
I love these because each one is different. Plus, they add some good texture to the table with the swirls and variation in color.
With parties, its important to consider all of the senses- you want it to look good, sound good, taste good, feel good, and smell good. The better you address all 5, the better the experience of you and your guests! To make sure the room smelled divine, I got some (super affordable) Renuzit Scent Swirls.
The Scent Swirls come in a a cute container with lots of different scent options and you just take off the seal and it fills the room with a combination of three smells. I got the Sparkling Rain, Lotus Flower, & Mountain Dew. The idea is that the 3 scents create the perfect scent to a variety of tastes.
I also appreciate having something besides a candle (which can be a little hazardous with a 3 year old around) to help my house smell good.
I’d love to invite you to try the Scent Swirls out for yourself- they are affordable and smell amazing!
DIY marble name cards
The second way I brought in the marble theme is with custom name place cards. Since it was a painting party, I thought mini canvases and easels would be adorable! I used the same method as above to paint them with a marble texture, but just substituted in acrylic paint for the dye. Once they were dry, I used a gold Sharpie marker to write each name on them before placing them at the table.
I thought the mini art was a fun touch! Plus, who doesn’t love seeing their name in gold 😉 ?! I honestly think it is a nice way to welcome people and immediately put them at ease.
For the place settings- I stuck to my favorite color, pink! Blush plates with gold flatware and glassware makes me happy. As does early spring tulips!
I made a small painting station with the canvases and paint. After dinner, everyone choose their paint colors and size of canvas (I had two options). We followed the same steps as above to make the bigger canvases. It was fun to see how everyone’s creation was different! I’ll share mine when I get it hung.
I’m happy to report that the party was so fun! Taking a break from the everyday craziness to create was perfect for me! I recently read a phrase from Martha Beck- “constant creative response.” The idea is if you’re feeling sad, happy, depressed, scared, excited that you should create. It is the best way to get through life- in active collaboration with creativity. I love that idea!
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