As children we all loved to paint and create things. So why not let today’s children loose with a pottery painting, art or craft party? Either have a party in our studio or Potter Around can come to your house or venue. All our studio parties include juice and crisps. You are welcome to bring a cake and your own food and we will provide a table for your food. Alernatively we can arrange for food to be delivered by local caterers. If you would like one of our invitations, just download one here.
Party activities last around one and a half hours, depending on the age of the child. After the activity is complete you can have your food or play some party games. It’s worth bringing a pass the parcel and a couple of small prizes for games, in case they are needed.
Our aim with all our parties is to make everyone feel at home and for the party to be the talk of the playground.
Pottery Painting Party
Choose either a “Paint and Take” or a “Paint and Bake” Party. At a Paint and Take Party the children paint in acrylic paints and take it home at the end of the party. This makes a perfect party bag. Warning – this can be messy and children should not wear their party best.
At a Paint and Bake Party, the children use special under glaze paint. We will then glaze and fire the masterpieces. You collect the pieces 7-10 days later and return them to the children who will see the ‘magic’ transformation of their piece into a shiny brightly coloured item. All underglaze easily washes off when the children are painting.
Each of our Pottery Painting Parties includes a special plate for the birthday child. The children decorate the plate together and we will put on the finishing touches. Fingerprints, with one of our special pictures, are popular..
Various prices are available and we will work with you to provide the party you want within your budget. Here are a few ideas for parties.
Fairy and Mermaid Parties – £13 per head. Come and paint a variety of fairies, mermaids and dragons. The children can come dressed up.
Pizza Party – Come and paint dinner plates. £15 per head and you can order in pizza at an extra cost.
Afternoon Tea Party – Each child paints a mug and plate – ideal for those snacks when they get home from school or a cupcake trinket box. Cost £16 per head.
If you would like a themed party or would like the children to paint something different, please give us a call or drop us an email and let us create the perfect party for you.
We also offer decopatch parties. Decopatch is a modern form of decoupage which is very popular. Children can decopatch our pottery pieces or special papier mache pieces. Parties start at £12.50 per head. We provide the glue, paper, varnish and sparkly gems and will help the children create a masterpiece. Pieces can be taken home that day but need a good 24-48 hours for the glue to fully dry.
Enjoy the heady scents of simple aromatherapy and make your own spa toiletries. Choose from scented bath bombs or soaps in one of our relaxing yet fun parties. You’ll go home with a beautifully packaged gift and the party goers will have loads of fun. £12 a head.
Painting on Canvas
Come to an Arty Party and follow in the footsteps of the great Masters. Paint in acrylics on canvas or combine painting with a collage. We’ll show you how to mix paint and achieve all kinds of effects. Acrylics can be messy and so we recommend wearing clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Price £12 per head. Suitable for all ages.
We have a wide selection of jewellery parties to choose from. Younger children can make elasticated bracelets and necklaces. Please remember beading can be fiddly for little fingers! Older children can use our jewellery tools to make charm bracelets with a mixture of beads and charms. Let the children pick the colours to match their outfit or create something cool. Parties at £10,£12.50 and £15 per head depending on items made.
Get messy and have loads of fun exploring the amazing properties of stretchy slime and fluffy slime! Parties cost £12 per head. Aprons are provided but old clothes come highly recommended!
Potter’s Wheel party
These parties can be lots of messy fun – we have four wheels so the children will take turns on the wheel while the others create models handbuilding in the soft clay. Our potters make sure everyone has a great time and that they all get to make something. Numbers are limited to around 8 for these parties at £15 a head – or £20 if you want to return to paint the items. They will be fired in the first instance which takes around 3 weeks you can then return to paint them and have them glazed and refired. Otherwise the items can be taken home after the first firing and left natural or painted at home with acrylic paints.
Enquiring About a Party, Deposits and Changing Numbers
To enquire about a party please email or phone us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We normally take a £30 deposit for parties of less than 10 children and a deposit of £50 for larger parties. This can be paid either by calling us in the shop, dropping in to see us or paying online. On the day you pay the balance based on the number of children who come to the party. We know that some children cannot make it at the last moment, and that sometimes the birthday child brings along a few more and will take this in our stride. If your numbers increase or decrease, please give us a quick call the day before or before you arrive on the day and we will work our magic to make sure the party is set out for the right number.