1What Exactly is a Spark Soiree?
Are you a social butterfly that needs time with friends? Want to volunteer but can NEVER find the time - or know who to help?
Enter the Spark Soiree.
Aina's Spark Soiree is an at-home event where friends join up & make a craft to give to people in need all over the world. Now you can join the ranks of worldchangers - from home.
Your Spark Soiree begins with a one-on-one consultation to determine the perfect project for your group, and continues with a personalized Resource Page with resource links about the cause you're helping & exclusive videos and interviews about the organization partnering with. And with Aina's commitment to partnering with only the most innovative, world-changing organizations, these links are sure to spark conversation amongst friends. As the Hostess, you will be sent all of the supplies and tutorial for the evening of the event.
We offer artisan-inspired projects of every craft variety (even supply drives for the non-crafty!), and we support over 50 different cause areas. We are confident that our consultants can provide you with the perfect project for your Soiree!
2How Much Does it Cost?
We have two levels of pricing!
$10/person is our "kid-approved" level - we'll send you enough supplies for about 20-30 minutes of crafting for your party.
$15/person is our "Adult Soiree" level - we'll send you enough supplies for about 30-45 minutes of crafting for your party.
We also offer Friends and Family discounts for siblings and for parties over 10 people - hit the "contact us" button below and we'll tell you more!
3What do I get for that?
1. Project supplies, mailed to your door, for every participant in your party.
2. Project Tutorial Card with step-by-step instructions to make the project.
3. Information on the issue, organization, and talking points.
4. A Resource Guide with links, videos & books, and testimonials and to start the conversation even before your Soiree.
5. A Hostess Gift of an Aina Craft Tote to store all of your crafting supplies.
4How Does Billing Work?
You gather your friends, they throw in the money at the party, then we'll PayPal you after - super easy. We'll talk through about how many people to be planning for, and send you enough supplies to cover down on last-minute additions or cancellations. Because frankly we've thrown many a party, and we know those last-minute additions and baby emergencies happen to ALL of us.
5Why Should I Throw a Soiree?
Ummmmm, Why NOT??? Actually, we can't think of a better way to spend time with our friends than drinking some wine and changing the world.
6I've never talked about world events with my friends...
Yep, we completely get that. Good grief, it's not like we aren't all incredibly opinionated and fairly passionate. We feel like this is a reason TO throw a Spark Soiree. Our Facebook Event feed will start that conversation with you, and we pride ourselves on NOT taking sides (actually, that's because Kristin and Carmen are mostly on opposite sides of everything) and of being really thoughtful in all of our posts. The whole point is to open conversation, build bridges, and break down some barriers. So if all you've ever talked about is that next PTO meeting, here's your chance to form some deeper friendships.
Spark Soirees are AWESOME for Moms Groups, Bunko Troops, and Book Clubs! All of our Soirees come with related book links - what better way to have your monthly book club meeting than in ACTION? Part of a Bible Study? Even better - bring some action to that chatting about how to maintain your sanity and be a good person. Even Better? Start a Spark Sisterhood, and rotate the cost of throwing the party around to a new house every month. There's no end to the conversations that you can start when you're doing meaningful work.
8What Kind of Projects do you have?
Almost all of our projects are crafting projects - from sewing to knitting to baking to glueing (for the non-crafty!). We also have kid-friendly projects for Moms Groups, as well as kits where we send you totes and you and your friends fill them with needed supplies. We try to fit the bill for everyone!