Scrapbooking and Crafting Haven
Tucked away in the far right corner of one of the many commercial strips on Budaiya Road is the best corner shop for craft and paper junkies.
Hidden behind a rather ghetto façade, Celebrations is a treasure for scrap-booking supplies and craft-making. Adjacent to A Piece of Cake (which makes a legendary carrot cake), this tiny shop stocks a medley of items that are great for making really personal handicrafts.
|Celebrations for scrapbooking and handicrafts supplies|
I really believe that scrapbooking is an art and when you enter Celebrations I challenge you not to want to become an artist! I started doing it a few years ago and always buy my supplies from the US, particularly brands called Jolee’s boutique and K & Company, which are usually found in specialty stationery and art supplies stores there.
|Themed stickers for scrapbooks|
|A hodge podge of scrapbook supplies, beads, paper and novelty items|
Celebrations stocks the same brands, with a great selection of stickers for just about any occasion and any interest. They have some really cute decorations that can be used to decorate themed party favors too.
|A selection of Jolee's boutique stickers|
|Easter stock in store now|
You can find a pretty decent selection of beads here and so kids can make their own jewelry.
If you are looking for a personalized gift, especially for a new mother, and if you like to make your own crafts, look no further than Celebrations.
And while you’re there, step into A Piece of Cake’s small café and treat yourself to a pastry. Their sweets can only be described as childhood party food—delightful! Shaped vanilla cookies, chocolate dipped oreo cookies on sticks, muffins, and gingerbread men are only some of the items on offer. They have a savoury menu too and an outside catering menu with finger food. I highly recommend the carrot cupcakes and the chocolate cornflakes clusters.
|Baked goods at A Piece of Cake, adjacent to Celebrations|
|Small cafe serving savory and sweet treats|
Prices: Celebrations’ items are a bit on the pricey side: Jolee’s boutique stickers are BD 2.200 for the small size (around 6-8 stickers per pack) and BD 2.900 for the larger (10-12 stickers per pack) size (compared to $4.95 and $5.95 respectively at stores in New York). Favor items range, with average price 0.400 each.
Contact: Celebrations on 17 595 791; A Piece of Cake on 17 596 055.