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New “Party in a Jar” Book {Craft + Party + Giveaway!}

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Party in a Jar Book

For the past several years, it seems the party industry has had a love affair with the humble little jar – from pretty mason jar drinks and upcycled centerpieces to favor/gift jars filled with all kinds of tasty treats. That’s why the {brand new!} book I’m going to tell you about today is just so wonderfully appropriate…

And listen up, moms, because while Party in a Jar is cute enough to be admired by anyone that loves all things creative & cute, author Vanessa Rodriguez Coppoloa (from penned it especially with the little ones in mind! It’s filled with 16 Kid-Friendly Projects for parties, holidays, & special occasions. Here’s a peek at one of my favorites… I mean, what’s not to love about a project called “Grass Hair Funny Face“, right?! ;)

Kids Party Jar Grass Activity

Another project that jumped out at me during my first flip-through of the book is the “Peanut Butter Piggy Bank Jar” on page 38 – talk about major cute factor! All of the projects in Party in a Jar are written “recipe style”, and one very cool thing is that most can double as both a party activity and a take-home gift/favor.

Also, these crafts don’t actualy require a party – they’re also great homemade gift ideas for holidays (check out the “Pumpkin Play Dough Jars” and “Snowman Candle Jars“, for example) – and of course you can always just use them as fun projects for keeping your little ones busy!


Scroll down for a sneak peek at what’s inside… and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 5 HWTM readers will receive a a signed copy of Party in a Jar + a Dinosaur Terrarium kit (one of the projects featured in the book).

Bumble Bee Party Favor and Activity for Kids

Party in a Jar Book Sneak Peek


Enter the Giveaway

To enter, simply leave a comment below. It can be anything from “pick me!” to “those bee jars are super cute!” ;) Giveaway ends Monday, May 12th at midnight PST. Good luck, and happy crafting!


– Photography by: Jen Roberts Photography
– Photo styling by: Vanessa Rodriguez Coppola

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

93 responses to “New “Party in a Jar” Book {Craft + Party + Giveaway!}”

  1. Courtney Lavaty says:

    So fun! I love them all!

  2. photravels says:

    Too cute! Love this. Pick me :-) (Katherine)

  3. Jennifer Russell Brooks says:

    Everything is so adorable!

  4. I'm ready to get crafty!

  5. Anna Brzozowski says:

    Very cute and creative projects, would love to try these for my daughters 1st bday!!

  6. Roxanne Russell says:

    I am completely fascinated by what a dinosaur terrarium may be!

  7. Avry Umali-Andal says:

    Would love to have inspiration for my son's birthday!

  8. Kendal Barriere says:

    I would love to win. I don’t craft enough with my three kiddos.

  9. Kaylin Gilkey says:

    Lovely! Pick me!

  10. LeAnne Greif Iamurri says:

    Love this!!

  11. Jennifer Wills Hura says:

    I collect jars for projects like these!! Pick me pick me!! :)

  12. Tanisha Champion-Benjamin says:

    Your ideas are always do creative, cute, fun and innovative. Great job I wish I still had little kids, mine are almost grown up.

  13. OMG those are such a great and adorable projects and ideas!!! Can´t wait to make them!! Love it….. <3

  14. Kristie Viggiano says:

    Very cute!!

  15. Susan Harder says:

    Pick me please!!! Your ideas are adorable and I am excited to get a look inside the new book!!!!

  16. Daisy Guzman says:

    love it!!!!! pick me i obsolutely love your ideas!!!!

  17. Anisha Batra Chacko says:

    Completely adorable and creative ideas . Would love to try these crafty ideas with my little ones .

  18. Cute, pick me please!

  19. Emily says:

    So fun! Love these ideas!

  20. Raya Popova says:

    Pick me!!! I would love to use those cute ideas on our summer birthdays :)

  21. Hiba Nabil Fathallah says:

    My girls would love this!

  22. Pick me!! Pick me!!

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  24. Very creative. I love what I have seen and would love to see more.

  25. karen natoli says:

    Such cute ideas. My daughter can’t wait to try some of them.

  26. I'm inspired by your ideas, you have a gift thank you for sharing!!

  27. Mary Cantwell says:

    Super cute. Would love one.

  28. I love to do crafts like this! These would go over great at parties I plan for children. I would really love to win a copy of this book!

  29. @lleweddings says:

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  30. Amy C. says:

    I’m a bit obsessed with mason jars, so this would be an awesome prize to win! Thanks!

  31. Maya Turner says:

    Looks like loads of fun!!

  32. Debora Harvey says:

    Such clever ideas!! Great for party favors.

  33. Nancy Pantoja says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Pleeeeeease Pick me! <3 your Ideas super cute! !!

  34. Rosita A Ramirez says:

    I love the ideas. Pick me!!!!!

  35. Vanessa says:

    love to win. Thank you!

  36. Such a clever idea!!! Great for party favors!!!

  37. kellee says:

    I love the bunny jars!!!!

  38. Amnah Arshad says:

    This is amazing !
    Me and my daughter love making creative stuff too :)
    I get lots of inspiration from you :)
    Thanks !!

  39. Perfect for Girl Scout crafts!

  40. I'd like a copy if the book!

  41. Bree Davis says:

    So fun!!!!

  42. Emma Gunatilleke says:

    Brilliant ideas :)

  43. Renae Hoffman says:

    These would be so fun to do with my 3 kids. I love them all!

  44. April says:

    The bunny jars are everything. This would be perfect for work!!

  45. says:

    Pick me !

  46. Nicole Powers says:

    Im sure there are great ideas for me and my toddler together

  47. Nazlie Jossie says:

    Oh HTWM ! My favourite website !! pls pick me I love the party in a jar idea just awesome !

  48. Karina Suazo says:

    Love your super cute kid friendly ideas!!!

  49. Michelle Butcher says:

    What a great book. Kids would love this :)

  50. Erica Breiner says:

    Such neat ideas!

  51. Fleta Wright says:

    Would love this book, I’m in Redford Michigan if I don’t win the book where can I buy it?

  52. Daniela Morgan says:

    So cute, would love to win

  53. Sharon Pomeroy says:

    What a cute idea. Love it.

  54. Katie Griffies says:

    Oh. My. Word. You are genius for all this cuteness!!!!

  55. Pam Cerrato says:

    Pick me, please! These craft ideas are adorable!

  56. Meg Hardy says:

    Love this! Would love to win this book!!

  57. Shawnte says:

    Oh I would love to win this book, looks like great ideas. :) thank you for the chance.

  58. Ruth Tapp says:

    Gorgeous – I'm always saving jars so it's nice to see some fresh ideas for using them.

  59. Annalisa Rosella says:

    I love all your party ideas…

  60. Alycia says:

    So clever!! Loves!!

  61. Jen N. says:

    Adorable ideas!

  62. Debilee Angel says:

    Ooh my Gosh!! these are awesome! Perfect for the little ones in my life!

  63. Kathy says:

    Love these ideas

  64. Stacy Mendes Hargrove says:

    Love it! Can't wait to read it and try them all!!! Thanks!!

  65. Andrea Hanstein says:

    So many ideas! Can't wait to try them out.

  66. Erin Young says:

    i am slightly obsessed with jars – what a great book!

  67. Marla Baer Wegrzyn says:

    such cool ideas…..pick me, pick me!!!!!!

  68. Magdelyn says:

    I so want this book!!! Pick me :-)

  69. Paige Andersen says:

    I can actually see myself DOING your crafts!! So cute, fun and possible. :).

  70. Bianca Hammond says:

    I would love to win this super cute book! I do love mason jars :-)

  71. Ronald Maddox says:

    This is just the cutest idea! It sounds so enticing to say "Who wants to have a party in a jar?" to the little ones. My 3 year old students would be thrilled. Please pick me!!

  72. Carolyn says:

    Love this! Would love to be a winner:-)

  73. Your ideas are contagious! I'd love to add your book to my creative library!

  74. Marissa Monticciolo-Caserta says:

    I love love love your ideas and would love to win this book :)

  75. Giovanna Forero says:

    In love with all the ideas. Perfect for party favors or just cute presents. I would love to win this giveaway!!! Pick me please.c

  76. I need this in my life! I will keep with my bible

  77. Jen Y says:

    I’d love to win!

  78. JoshandStevie Kauffman says:

    Awesome book! Thanks for the chance! Blessings.

  79. Stephanie Holdridge says:

    I love those ideas! They would be so fun to do with my 2 year old this summer!

  80. Shelley Morgenstern says:

    So cute

  81. PaperTurtle says:

    What a great idea for a book. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  82. Thu Trinh says:


  83. Alina Maria Taylor says:

    Pick me!!! I would love a copy of this book.

  84. Lisa says:

    How cute … Pick me!

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  86. Giovanna Forero says:

    love it!!! i want this book so bad!!! Please pick me!!

  87. jessibethviera says:

    Awesome!! Count me in please :D

  88. Sharill Yalisse says:

    I wanna have a party in a jar! :)

  89. Rentia Hendriks says:

    this book will be a great inspiration for my party business that i will start soon….. :-)