The Art of Seating Guests at Craft Parties

Aug 18, 2019

The Art of Seating Guests at Craft Parties

- Jessica 


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...

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Setting Your Ticket Price

Aug 10, 2019

Setting Your Ticket Price

 

-Lisa


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...

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I'm Baking Gingerbread in August

Aug 05, 2019

I'm Baking Gingerbread in August

-Michelle


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...

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How to Make a Great Profit Teaching Craft Parties

Jul 28, 2019

How to Make a Great Profit Teaching Craft Parties

-Jessica


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...

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Why We Said 'No' to Franchising

Jul 21, 2019

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...

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching Craft Parties

Jul 14, 2019

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching Craft Parties 

-Lisa


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...

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Selling Tickets to Your Craft Party: Prepay is the Only Way

Jun 23, 2019

Selling Tickets to Your Craft Party: Prepay is the Only Way

- Michelle


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...

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Behind the Scenes of a Craft Party Business

Jun 16, 2019

Behind the Scenes of Your Craft Party Business

- Jessica


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...

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Teaching the Right Craft

Jun 09, 2019

Teaching the Right Craft

- Lisa


There are so many awesome crafts to teach, so how do you choose just one?

Here are seven things you should consider when choosing a profitable craft for your parties:

#1 - Time

Most customers will be happiest making a craft that takes 45 to 90 minutes. Crafts that...

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Crafting for a Living Can Make Dollars, Not Cents

Jun 02, 2019

Crafting for a Living Can Make Dollars, Not Cents

- Jessica


Have you ever considered starting a creative business?

Do people tell you, “You should totally go into business making these!”

Maybe you’ve tried Etsy or craft fairs (or both) and are exhausted by the amount of time and effort...

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