The Perfect Craft for New Teachers
Decorating sugar skulls is a fun and inexpensive craft to teach and provides a great learning experience about a timeless tradition.
It is easily the best craft for anyone who is just getting started teaching craft parties. There are so...
My Favorite Tradition
For as long as I can remember, every October, my family has decorated our porch with pumpkins. Just like many other American families, the last week of the month was for carving jack-o-lanterns.
Most years, I adore this tradition. The thing I look forward to most...
The Art of Seating Guests at Craft Parties
Checking in your craft party guests and seating them sounds easy, right? As we discovered early on, seating your guests, especially for sold out events, can be tricky.
As a guest in your venue’s space, you’ll want to take up...
Setting Your Ticket Price
When you're first starting out, it can be tempting to set your ticket price without much thought. We did this too, and it cost us a considerable amount of time and money! It’s important to take some time up front to calculate your actual cost per person, so...
I'm Baking Gingerbread in August
Aah! The smell of gingerbread in August. The temperature outside is hovering at 95 degrees. The children are running around in swim suites and bare feet, and I’m in the kitchen baking gingerbread houses.
This is one of the more interesting aspects of...
How to Make a Great Profit Teaching Craft Parties
Raise your hand if you have ever been to an uncomfortable team-building event, baby shower, or party. I know I have! I have to admit that I absolutely dread baby showers. The games are usually awkward and sometimes the guests don’t know...
Why We Said 'No' to Franchising
-Jessica, Lisa and Michelle
We’ve been teaching craft parties for three years, and our customers keep asking us questions like “How can I work with Moonlight Makes?” “Are you planning to expand?” or “Is this a franchise that I can...
6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching Craft Parties
When we started teaching craft parties in 2016, the concept was still really new.
We felt like we were all alone as we expanded on the “paint and wine” business model to create something that was still fairly...
Selling Tickets to Your Craft Party: Prepay is the Only Way
A lot of businesses in the “Paint and Sip” industry allow customers to sign up without paying for tickets in advance. We’ve heard multiple stories about how frustrating this is from other business owners, and we...
Behind the Scenes of Your Craft Party Business
You may be wondering what the day to day work looks like for someone who teaches craft parties. It can be a part time gig or a full time commitment depending what works best for you. Whether you choose to host one party a month or six, there are...