Hi there– Valerie Courtney here. I'm an associate crafts designer in the product design department here at Martha. I am thrilled to be representing our department as a contributor here on the crafts blog. I'll be offering glimpses into our daily lives as designers at the company. A topic that I think many of us are super excited to share with everyone is PARTIES!
We tend to put a lot of thought into celebrating our co-workers' birthdays. These mini events serve as opportune moments to try recipes we've been meaning to test out, to come up with creative ways to use our craft products (making birthday cards), and to challenge ourselves to decorate with whatever we can find around the office.
We usually theme a party around a simple color palette or food and treat combinations. Some past parties included themes such as: ice-cream sundaes, chocolate vs. ginger, and my personal favorite (hosted for my birthday this year) soup & grilled cheeses!
It's rare that a month goes by without a birthday/celebration on the calendar, so be sure to check back soon to celebrate with us!
Here's a peek at our SVP of Crafts Licensing, Tod Morehead's birthday on Wednesday... the menu: mini cucumber sandwiches, cheese & crackers, mandarins, spinach/artichoke dip, and an office favorite, Billy's cupcakes.
... and another fun party for (the lovely) Kids editor/Crafts designer, Jodi Levine's birthday last year... the menu: delicious chocolate/pumpkin squares, homemade peanut butter cups, and fresh ginger syrup for ginger ale.