Some of you may be familiar with my friend Michelle, who owns Two Fillies Studio here in Lexington, KY. She paints large wooden door hangers in a host of designs. From cat’s paws to pineapples, monograms and jockey silks, and cut-outs for every holiday and season, her door hangers are dressing up the front doors of homes here in central Kentucky and out of state, as well.
I gotta tell ya, I’m a fan (as evidenced by my own front door). And when she told me about one of her latest ideas, I knew I wanted to share it with you.
It all started when another mom approached her in total frustration. This mom was fed up with the rising costs of birthday parties at various venues — you know the ones. Not only that, she missed having birthday parties like she had when she was a child.
Remember those? When we had parties at home?
So Michelle came up with the idea for a party kit.
The basic birthday kit includes eight 14-inch wood cut outs, paints, plates, water cups, brushes, plastic table covering, and wire or twine for hanging when completed. Cut-outs come in a variety of shapes, including unicorns, tractors, and paw prints. Michelle can also provide instructions for painting (although she won’t be attending the party — you’re on your own there, but I think you can manage 🙂 )
These at-home painting parties can extend to the adults too, and include the full-size door hangers, which average about 20 to 22-inches. Michelle has put together party kits for a girls night out, baby and wedding showers, and even fundraisers.
“This makes things so simple, regardless of what type of party you have,” Michelle said. “You don’t need party favors — the craft is the favor — and all you supply is the cake, appetizers, or whatever you want to serve. For a girls’ night out, you could even get everyone to bring a dish with them.”
Don’t wait until the last minute to order, though. She needs a two-week notice to get everything ready. If you need it shipped, tack on a few extra days.
“My favorite part about these kits is that they’re helping us bring the party home, again,” she said, “and home truly is where our hearts are.”
The kit price for a kids’ party of eight is $125. Be sure to reach out to her for more info and pricing for your specific needs. You’ll find Michelle here on Facebook. (You'll be able to see all her other door hangers and ornaments, too!) She can also be reached at email@example.com