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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. Cute, pick me please!

  2. Emily says:

    So fun! Love these ideas!

  3. Raya Popova says:

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

  4. Hiba Nabil Fathallah says:

    My girls would love this!

  5. Pick me!! Pick me!!

  6. […] soooo excited to announce that my online book tour for Party in a Jar kicks off today over at The Hostess with the Mostest, one of my favorite party blogs! Head on over to the HWTM for a chance to win a signed copy plus […]

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

  8. karen natoli says:

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

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

  10. Super cute. Would love one.

  11. 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!

  12. What a great book. Kids would love this :)

  13. @lleweddings says:

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

  14. Amy C. says:

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

  15. Maya Turner says:

    Looks like loads of fun!!

  16. Debora Harvey says:

    Such clever ideas!! Great for party favors.

  17. Nancy Pantoja says:

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

  18. Rosita A Ramirez says:

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

  19. Vanessa says:

    love to win. Thank you!