It’s Derby Time at Block Party!

Join Block Party Handmade Boutique on April 16 at their Frankfort Avenue location for a Derby filled Saturday! We’ll be set up to help you find everything you need to look your best and enjoy a day at the races.

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From 11-3 enjoy pop up shops from Block Party artists, free crafts for kids and free refreshments!

From 12-2 Make your own DIY Beauty Bar sugar scrub with Vintage Body Spa using a variety of exfoliants, scents, and natural oils to match your skin. Vintage Body Spa and A.J. Murray’s will launch their Derby scents including Mint Julep, Oaks Lilly, Run for the Roses and Kentucky Bourbon.  They’ll have gift sets for both men and women and shopping specials.

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Dawn Middleton of Dawn’s Designs is the current “Artist of the Month” at Block Party on Frankfort Avenue. Her handcrafted natural-themed jewelry is the perfect addition to your Derby outfit!  Her work will only be available for a limited time so this event is the perfect opportunity to pick up one of her beautiful designs for your Derby outfit!

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We’ll have a Derby themed craft set up so bring your kids and let them have fun while you shop!

From 3-5 enjoy a meet & greet with artist Liesl Long and enjoy cocktails while shopping. Liesl Long will have prints of her three new 2016 original Derby paintings available. These are limited edition and come in a variety of sizes.

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Throughout the day, Block Party will also have Cellar Door Chocolates, ties and bowties from Cyberoptix Tie Lab, Block Party curated dresses made in the USA by independent designers, and fascinators and hats from Deena Fitzpatrick to help customers meet all of their Derby needs!

 

Spring is in the Air

It’s the first day of Spring! Spring is all about new life, sunshine, and enjoying the outdoors. We’ve picked out some of our favorite items to help get you in the mood for Spring!

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Hello Sunshine hoop from Thistle and Thread Designs,  magnolia & cucumber Mint candles from Black Dog Candles

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Lilac & lavender soap from Vintage Body Spa, Lilly of the Valley and Lilac perfume oils from Flora

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Leashes from The Dog House, floral alphabet set from B Paperie.

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Earrings by Amy Camarota and leather cuffs by Adelle Rose

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Headbands from Miss Mary Margaret, planters from Bess Vane

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Photograph by Mary Beth Brown, mixed media art by Amy Wiedl

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Embroidery by Thistle & Thread Designs, print by Miss Happy Pink

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Bath bombs by Vintage Body Spa, cards by Mary Beth Brown

 

 

 

 

Handmade Stocking Stuffers

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Need some small items to add to your holiday gifts?  Block Party Handmade Boutique has the answer!  Here are some of our favorite gifts for around $5.

Cellar Door Chocolates Hot Chocolate Whisks – $4.50
Just add warm milk (or coconut, almond milk) and ta-da! You have a fresh cup of the most amazing hot chocolate.  Flavors include mexican hot chocolate, peppermint, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and cinnamon!

Inappropriate Koozies from Valley Cruise Press – $6
Delightfully designed beer koozies for those who want to keep it classy – we have “Inappropriately drunk at my family gathering” and “inappropriately drunk at my work party” both perfect for stocking stuffers or secret santa gifts!

Lil’ readers Button Pack – $5
All wrapped up and ready to go in a cute package, these buttons are adorably designed by Greg Pizzoli and printed in the USA.  Perfect for your favorite book worm, big or small.  Also in the same vein, check out – Miss Happy Pink’s punny foods illustrated magnets $3 like “I don’t carrot all”.

Aromaholic Cocktail Lip Balms – $4 or 4/$15
Wonderful and delicious handmade lip balms in fun flavors like IPA, Bourbon, and Moscow Mule, you’re destined to find the perfect ones for your family and friends.

Gourmet Lollipops – 3/$5
These lollipops are no joke – made with fresh, real ingredients, and fun flavors, they are destined to delight.  My personal favorites are Basil Black Cherry and Blackberry Cheesecake, mmm.

Temporary Tattoos – 2/$5
Temporary Tattoos are fun and clever and you will have fun pretending to put them on your loved ones like you were a real tattoo artist.  My favorite on is the Party Time watch, because it’s always party time!  Also a Pro-Tip – adhere these to blank ornaments to create a fun DIY ornament!

Bath Bombs by Vintage Body Spa –  2/$5
Mix and match with flavors like South Pacific and Lemongrass and Ginger, these bath bombs are made with all natural ingredients and smell and feel fantastic.