You’ll want to make sure to have enough supplies on hand! Nobody wants to sit around and wait for a diecut that’s being shared by eight people.
One approach is to keep the crafts simple enough that they only require a few simple tools. If the necessary materials are cheap and portable enough, then it’s easy to provide each guest with their own set.
Alternately, you can source the machines and tools from the party guest pool: for instance, if your chosen project requires a cutting machine, perhaps you can convince enough guests to bring their own with them that the group will easily be able to share.
You’ll want to have some finger food on hand, of course, but it’s a good idea to set it out in an area separate from where you’ll be crafting. One host told us she keeps baby wipes on the crafting table at her parties in case people come back from the snack table with cheese puff dust on their hands!
Importantly, you’re going to want to make sure there’s enough space for everyone to set up and spread out. We attended one party last year where everyone’s station was ready for them when they arrived; at another party, the long dining room table was covered in butcher paper, and the five of us each found a spot to set up our things. However you arrange your guests, the worst mistake you can make is to make them feel cramped!