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.


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.



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!



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.


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!


Small Business Saturday



Happy Thanksgiving!

1. What do you Shop Small for?
2. Do it for the things you love and the place you call home.
3. Help make it a Saturday to remember.

Nov 28 is Small Business Saturday, a day created specifically for small businesses like Block party Handmade Boutique. This year, don’t just Shop Small for our handmade, unique, gifts. Do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home, and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all Shop Small. This Nov 28, get up, get out, and Shop Small.

Find us at 560 S. 4th St. (11AM-7PM) and 2916 Frankfort Ave. (11AM-6PM).

The first 15 customers at each shop will receive a swag bag of goodies! We’ll have artist meet & greets throughout the day, trunk shows, shopping specials and more! You don’t want to miss out on the holiday fun!

Thanks for choosing to #ShopSmall. Please share your Small Business Saturday experience on your social channels and tag Block Party on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. See you Saturday!


Get Crafty With Us!

Mark your calendars for this special upcoming workshop here at Block Party! We are delighted to offer a class by Grace Dobush, writer and organizer of Cincinnati’s Crafty Supermarket.  Grace published a book for part-time crafters called Crafty Superstar in 2009 and an expanded guide is currently available.

crafty-superstar-sequelJoin us on Saturday April 12 from 11-1:30 to learn from Grace on how to create customer profiles. The workshop is only $20 and is a great   opportunity for anyone wanting to grow their business and continue their creative careers.

Sign up for our workshop!

“My business guides for crafters include advice from craft superstars such as Jenny Hart, Grace Bonney, Cinnamon Cooper and many more. I interviewed dozens of crafters to get advice on how to boost your Etsy sales, promote yourself and your crafts, deal with customers and balance your craft life with your personal life. Basically, I wrote the book I wish I’d had back when I was starting to sell my crafts! The first edition of Crafty Superstar was released in 2009, and the updated and expanded Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide is out now!”