It is an unintentional yet happy coincidence that I am sharing our most recent creative endeavor on International Women’s Day. When my pals Kirsty, Erin, and I were approached by Pacific Place to host a crafting event, we were challenged to both produce and teach a craft, and fill the seats. Ultimately, the fun evening that transpired is a testament to the confidence, creativity, and humor that a community of women can create when working together and bringing together a group of other crafty women.
Together with the Pacific Place team, we dreamed up a French bohemian-inspired evening of “Macarons & Macramé” – complete with Erin of Yay! Parties & Co‘s beautiful vintage rentals, sweet confections from Trophy Cupcakes, wine and small bites from il Forniao, and a modern twist on the quintessential 1970’s boho macramé plant hanger. The 5 us worked collaboratively (all while juggling day jobs) and the last minute effort required to pull it all together is a true demonstration about how women can pull off nearly anything!
Party details aside (as evidenced by the following photos, they were lovely), what I am most pleased and proud of is the community of women that gathered last Wednesday evening to learn a new skill, make new friends, and share in an evening of simple fun. Several guests were among the tribe of women we have counted on throughout the years to show up for us. But the majority of the group were fellow school moms, neighborhood friends, co-workers, friends of friends, and women who we didn’t know, yet saw our invitation, the poster of events in Pacific Place, or the notice in Seattle Met. I am so honored and humbled that these women, trusted us to show up and spend their precious evening together (away from other commitments, their families or their favorite TV programs).
Rather than name tags, we had bubbly with guests names ready for the celebration to begin as they entered.Beautiful decor and flowers by Yay Parties & Co.
Just as the tutorial began, the crowd got more rowdy and the real fun began. Oh, and they actually all made a plant hanger!
Kirsty of The Kirsty Files is an advanced “macramé artist” and orchestrated the gathering of supplies and instructions.And the finished product!
Thank you ladies for helping to fill this gal’s bucket.
To Erin and Kirsty, you two are so much joy that this didn’t seem like work.
To Stephanie and Hana, thank you for trusting us to host your event and for the can-do, hands-on support through to the very end.
To Saskia for your ease in taking these beautiful photos.
And to everyone who came to our workshop. Thank YOU for your fun spirit and for trusting us with your evening. You are my tribe…consider this your warning.
Thank you for reading! If you are interested in future events hosted at Pacific Place you can find them here. Stay tuned, perhaps we’ll have another craft up our sleeve soon…