What child doesn’t like getting their hands a bit dirty? And what parent doesn’t want their little one to use their imagination, and tiny hands to create something special? Combine this with an upcoming birthday and you have the makings of an awesome time! Birthday parties don’t have to be boring. So in the spirit of those crafty parents and those equally crafty little ones, Brooklyn Mamas has rounded up a list of awesome places that can help you make this already special birthday party, extra special with some fun, and exciting crafts.
Barking Cat Studio
Birthday parties at Barking Cat Studio may be messy but boy, what fun the birthday child and their guests will have. Birthday parties are led by the studio’s friendly and fun staff who are dedicated to promoting creativity during the party.
There are a variety of art party packages available: The Puuurfect Birthday ($375); The Me-Wow Birthday ($475) and The Cat’s Meow Birthday ($575.) Another option is that Barking Cat Studio will bring the party to you if you prefer and provide all that you need (the supplies, set up, provide craft instruction and clean up.) Visit barkingcatstudio.net for more details on what is included in each party package.
Where: Barking Cat Studio, 65 Bond Street, Brooklyn, New York
Registration and Pricing: barkingcatstudio.net
Papermaking Birthday Parties
Papermaking is fun for all ages. Each piece of paper the birthday child and their guests make is a work of art and what is great about a papermaking party at the Art Shack is that everyone will walk away with a stack of homemade art paper & envelopes. It’s especially fun in warmer weather because it is an outdoor activity. You have a choice of holding the party at the Art Shack or they will come to your backyard and set up and clean up.
The Art Shack also offers: printmaking birthday parties, shadow puppet birthday parties, candlemaking birthday parties and silk-screening birthday parties (design your own T-shirt.)
Pricing and Birthday Party Details: Please contact The Art Shack.
Pomme Birthday Parties
You may know Pomme for their adorably curated store in Dumbo but Pomme will also help you plan a tailored made birthday party for your little one. Along with planning the birthday party, they will provide the tables, benches and their signature Pomme balloons.
Cost: $125 for 2 hours, $50 deposit required to book. 16 kids maximum.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718 855 0623
Two Lemon Sky instructors will teach a class at your party location. Every child will create a beautiful and unique product to take home. A Lemon Sky planner will collaborate with your theme for your special occasion.
Cost: $20/child (minimum 8 children); all materials are included
Ages: 5 and up
Contact: 718 – 599-9749
The Painted Pot
The Painted Pot’s beautiful studio provides the perfect atmosphere for all of your party needs. The Birthday child receives a plate that is decorated with his or her name and is signed by all the guests, creating a wonderful keepsake! All party packages include: invitations, plates, napkins and utensils, balloons along with one juice box and one slice of pizza per painter. And the Birthday child and all their guests receive a discount coupon for their next visit to The Painted Pot!
1 1/2 hours of studio time (5-9 years old) or 2 hours of studio time (10-16 years old)
Cost: $36.00 per child with pizza. $34.00 per child without pizza, packages available for 8 or more.
Locations: Carroll Gardens: 339 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY. Bay Ridge: 8009 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Contact: Carrol Garddens: (718) 222-0334. Bay Ridge: (718) 491-6411 www.paintedpot.com
Brooklyn Craft Farm
Brooklyn Craft Farm has a belief, “You do not need to be a “creative type” to make amazing things.” At Brooklyn Craft Farm they don’t want you to worry about whether you’re doing it right. They just want you to have fun, and feel empowered to take on future crafting adventures!
For ages five and up, Brooklyn Craft Farm is happy to host the party. Have a little one under five? No worries, they will be happy to bring the party to you, in what they like to call “ Craft-a-go-go!”.
Cost: The cost is $34 per child for up to 15 kids (10 child minimum). They also offer a package that does not include a party favor, for $31 per child. If you are interested in a larger party, just let them know, and they will be happy to accommodate.
Where: 160 7th Street, Gowanus Brooklyn, Studio 208
Contact: (646) 450-FARM (3276) or email@example.com