One of the best feelings in the world is loving and being loved by your friends. Whether you have 2 or 20 companions the feeling is the same. You gather around, joke around, have fun and just enjoy each other’s company. There is a chance, just like in the TV show ‘Friends’ you and your buddies also have a special couch you always lounge on in your favorite cafe.
There are a lot of ways you can spend your time together-be it in ‘your’ cafe, at someone’s home and you can even let someone else organize your party. That’s a growing trend right now and it doesn’t sound bad. You say where you want to go and they take you and your friends. One of those organizations, for example, is Bucharest Bachelors, they mostly organize as the title says bachelor parties. But if you would rather just throw a good old house party with just a few of you it’s understandable. There’s no place like home and with a little help from your friends, you can make some nice home decorations for you to enjoy.
These are pretty easy to make and at the same time, they can really change the mood of the party! There are a few ways you can make them which will take a little of your time and a little of your effort. The first thing I recommend is taking a mason jar and it’s lid. Put two little holes on each side of the lid. When you do that, you can use rope, or some sort of softer metal and put it through each side of the hole making a small handle. When that is done you can buy at your local store a scented candle and put it in the jar. Take it by the handle and hang it up wherever you see fit. If you want to be extra creative you and your friends can take each a mason jar and decorate it the way you like it. That way they will be unique and always remind you of each other.
The second idea is even easier. Just repeat the process of making the holes on the lid, and buy some colorful or white led light bulbs and voila! You have the lighting for the party. Easy and neat!
You’ll need a little more time for this one but it’s worth it. So the first thing you should do is buy some sort of drink, your favorite drink for instance. If you don’t want to drink it all at once just pour the liquid somewhere else.
First, fill your sink with cold water and add a little ice. Second, find some yarn a bowl and acetone. Fill the bowl with acetone, you won’t need much, just to soak the yarn. Take the bottle and yarn then start wrapping it tightly around the bottle. It should be wrapped around 4-6 times. Tie the yarn at the end and take it off the bottle, when you are done with that soak it in acetone. Put it back on the bottle and light it up. Yes, you read right light it up. Maybe you have some safety concerns, but do that above the sink in case anything happens. After about 30s throw the bottle into the sink and the top should fall off. Use sandpaper to smooth out the edges and you have yourself a cool cocktail glass! This isn’t necessarily a party decoration but it sure does bring some uniqueness, especially if you and your friends like different kinds of drinks.
A little bonus cocktail: If you’re planning on drinking vodka I recommend you take your bottle glass (it would be even better if it’s a vodka glass bottle), fill it with ice till the top, pour a shot of vodka you chose into the glass, add a half a lemon, 2 parts iced tea and add some club soda to your liking. Garnish it with frozen berries you like and you are set for refreshments!
Don’t worry you won’t have to sew. For making this bowl you’ll need some rope and a hot glue gun. If you want your bowl to be a little bigger you’ll need about 30 feet of rope. First, trim off any fried ends and get your glue gun. To be secure you won’t have fried ends put a generous amount of glue on the end. Can never be too sure!
Wait for a little for the glue to cool down and after that twist the end with your fingers. Next, you should draw a line of glue on the first few inches of the rope and start to twist it around the center. This is the beginning of your base. You should keep repeating the process until you get a flat circle. Next, start wrapping higher and higher and press it firmly so it doesn’t fall apart. As you continue to do that you’ll slowly see a bowl appearing in front of your eyes. The only thing left to do is to fill up that bowl with some chips or something home cooked.
Everything you need is there. Your friends, nice lighting, drinks and cool glass bottles from which you can drink, pretty bowls filled with nice food, the music is playing and at that moment everything in the world is right.