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.

Let’s Get Spooky! Halloween at Block Party Frankfort Avenue

Let’s get spooky! In honor of the tradition of Halloween on Hillcrest Avenue, we have decked out our Frankfort Avenue shop with lots of handmade Halloween goodies!  If you’re not familiar with Halloween on Hillcrest, more than 50 houses get transformed into an amazing Halloween wonderland, including our manager Katie’s Harry Potter house! It is a tradition that makes Louisville very unique and we are excited to be so close to it at our Frankfort Avenue location.  So are you ready to get spooky? Let’s share some of our favorite Halloween picks!

Let's get spooky!

For more information visit hillcresthalloween.com

For more information visit hillcresthalloween.com.

First up is our Ghoul Power Dress, handmade in the US,  available in S, M, L, $78.  Wear this cute fit and flare dress throughout the month to show your love for the season, or wear it instead of a whole costume. Pair it with some black tights, ankle boots, and a black sweater! Even better, add some cute handmade jewelry from the shop as well, like this locally handmade glass necklace from Ben Lang glass $30.

Goul Power Dress

Ghoul Power Dress

We love these soft unisex baseball tee’s printed in Ohio, showing off two of our favorite Halloween movies, the Addams Family, and Hocus Pocus! Available in sizes S-XL $28 each. These are paired overtop of a handmade black maxi dress ($88) and with a chunky orange druzy beaded necklace made by Adelle Rose ($45).

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Get your kids into the season with these adorable handmade Halloween soaps by Single Barrel Soaps. Handmade locally. The rubber ducky soaps come in flavors like fresh apples and fruity loops and the Goat’s Milk Candy Corn soap is perfect for sensitive skin and has a secret hidden toy inside! (kids soaps $5.25, large soaps $7)

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Sip your fall beverages all month long in these hand painted punny wine glasses made locally by Mary Levinsky $24 each or 2/$40!

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Going to a Halloween Party? Bring the host some spooky chocolates made locally by Cellar Door Chocolates. Bunnicula’s are white chocolate filled with peanut butter, Zombunnies are white chocolate filled with Caramel!

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Adelle Rose Jewelry has lots of cute Halloween earrings like these beaded zombies for $15!

zombie Miss Happy Pink nails the “sweet but a little creepy” vibe with this Eternal love hand pulled silkscreen for $17

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We hope you love all of our Halloween picks and make sure to check out our new second location at 2916 Frankfort Avenue!  Save the date for our Halloween Party during the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on October 30th from 5:30pm-9:30pm. We will have spooky snacks and lots of Halloween goodies, plus tarot card readings!

Show Southern Hospitality with Gifts for Guests

The Kentucky Derby is the time of year when many of us open up our homes to friends and family.  It’s a perfect time show off our wonderful city. 

I’ve curated perfect locally made gifts to give your guests a taste of local flavor while they are staying with you. Include a basket of these treats for your guests to enjoy on their visit or to take back home with them! They’ll be so happy with their visit that they may come back even outside of Derby! Haha 🙂
 

Derby themed body products- soaps $6.50, mint julep body scrub cubes $15 oaks lily whipped soap scrub $20, mint julep lotion $15

  

Louisville tea company Derby favorites 3 pack $3

Bourbon barrel foods spice set $15, cellar door chocolates horse suckers $3, bourbon buttercreams $7.80

Black Dog Candles ($12) bluegrass, old fashioned, mint julep

Louisville and Derby themed cards $4-$6

Show off our local music scene with a CD from Matt Anthony’s Record Shop $8-$12

We will have extended hours this week so come see us and prep your home for your guests! 

Xoxo Mary