Party crafts: Westworld

Is it just me or does anyone else love party crafts? I love to make my friends and family feel special, and I think there’s a real art to putting together themed bashes and presents.

I always take a lot of time and care in putting together nice gifts and little extras. It may seem silly as it can take a good while to wrap something that takes just seconds to open, but I think it’s a great excuse to get creative!

Every year for Rich’s birthday I throw him a party just for the two of us. Each year has a different theme and so far we’ve had Avengers, Studio Ghibli and Star Wars – this year we’re deep into season 2 of Westworld, so naturally I brought the Wild West to our living room for the day.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and I’ve found loads of little ways to emulate a theme without breaking the bank. It’s just a little something extra on top of cake, cards and presents that brings a smile to their face. Below are just a few ideas from Rich’s Westworld themed party:

  • Saloon menu: I used some free fonts to create a Mariposa saloon-style menu, which I printed out, stained with tea and burnt the edges of
  • Gift wrap: I bought some plain brown postal paper (£1 from Wilkos), rustic twine (£1 from Hobbycraft) and plain white gift tags (£1.50 for a pack of 25 from Hobbycraft) – I stained these with tea and used popular Westworld quotes (amended slightly for birthday purposes) for the tags
  • Table cover: sample piece of wood-effect wallpaper from Wilkos for that saloon feel (free!)
  • Food: I went for a classic American menu, with Reuben sandwiches, crisps and dips for lunch
  • Presentation: I saved up a few tin cans from various lunches and teas, which I battered up a little and used to hold the party snacks

 

1 Comment

  1. Kate
    June 23, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    Amazing. Lucky Rich, hope he knows how lucky he is.

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