Small Fry + Cricut Alt Dinner

Our week could’ve started and ended with this dinner. It was such a highlight, we met so many wonderful people, and celebrated an exciting new chapter with our dear friends at Cricut. Here’s a peek at our dinner with Cricut at Caffe Molise in Salt Lake City. (Try the Brown Butter Butternut Squash Ravioli, whoa.) Huge thank you to the amazing Becky Kimball for taking all these beautiful photos! You can catch all the festivities and how everyone has been using the Explore on their #explorecricut hash tag.

The table, with a gorgeous garland by Lizy’s Lilies.

Black, White and Green Dinner Party

The menus were hand-written by Cassie from @theprintshop and then Jenna loaded the images into Cricut’s Design Space and this machine simultaneously cut the menu out, and wrote all the text, in one pass. Every letter every flourish was written by the Cricut Explore, tt’s truly remarkable!

menu made with the cricut explore

Succulents for everyone take home from from the dream world that is Sun River Gardens in Orem, Utah. It’s a beautiful nursery and gift shop and it is our happy place.

succulents at dinner party

Heather rocking our vine crown (another project designed and created using the Explore!) and showing off the menu.

Paper Crowns for each Guest

Emily, Jenna and Nicole, happily hosting! We had an all-black dress code and everyone looked so chic. Shopping guide after the jump!Black and White party

We loved how these 3 foot balloons from TomKat Studios instantly added a festive feeling to our green table decor.

Small Fry + Cricut Alt Dinner

Becky took a step outside to catch the whole scene. You can catch a little shadowed glimpse of our cloud and rain drop garlands cut with, you guessed it, the Explore!

Small Fry + Cricut Alt Dinner

A birds eye of the table lined with mercury glass votives.

Black White and Green Party

Our dinner was such a good time. Lively conversation was happening at every turn and friends were made instantly.

center piece of long garland and 3 foot balloons

A peek at the gift box we had for each guest. It was a killer grouping (see this post for a breakdown of each item), but Cricut’s surprise stole the show…

Small Fry + Cricut Alt Dinner

After dinner we had each guest blow up a balloon, and then pop it!

Surprise Gift hidden in the balloon!

Where they found a voucher for a complimentary Cricut Explore for each of them!

Small Fry + Cricut Alt Dinner

Cheers were shouted, neighboring diners were startled, and we hear even a few tears were shed. We totally get it, for an avid crafter, a small business owner, for someone who just wants an easy way to make a project happen, the Cricut Explore truly changes the game. It makes your wildest creative dreams a reality, and as you’ll see over the next year of posts, we’ve had an absolute ball incorporating it into our crafting and blog content.

Guests react to their free Explore!

We weren’t sure how long we would be able to dine with Cricut’s inspiring CEO, Asish. Luckily we showed him a good enough time that he stayed the whole evening with us! His career and background are impressive to say the least, so when he says that bringing Cricut to this new level of creativity as a lifestyle has been his favorite project so far is so exciting!


To the awesome staff at Caffe Molise, our second family at Cricut, and our thirty incredible guests, THANK YOU! We hope you had as great a night as we did!

On Emily: Black Dress via H&M // Heels via Vera Wang for Kohl’s (these are cooler) // Earrings via JCrew

On Nicole: Mock Turtleneck Dress via Zara (similar) // JCrew necklace // Mirrored Booties via Dolce Vita (50% off now!)

On Jenna: Black blazer and top via F21 // Leather-like skirt via Asos // Pumps via Dillard’s


  • corrine
    February 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Your dinner looked so fun! I’m kind of glad I missed the balloon-blowing though, because I can’t blow up a balloon! For reals. Now you girls have something to tease me about 🙂

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  • Heather
    February 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    It was the most perfect of evenings…you thought of every detail! What a great way for me to start my first Alt experience. Thanks again Small Fry & Cricut!

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    February 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Beautiful party with some beautiful ladies! The new cricut looks amazing!

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