Kid’s birthday parties with a craft in Newcastle, Ontario~
A Gift of Art hosts children’s birthday parties providing lots of options and art teachers if desired.
They take place in our big studio, which you can see more of here: agiftof-art.com/room-rental/

Birthday Party Package

The prices are planned out for a 2 hour party.
For a specific art class, the date and time will need to be coordinated with the respective art teacher so please be aware that not all art classes will be available at any time.
You can contact us at gallery@agiftof-art.com or 905-987-2264 for more information.

 

You can download the form here:
Birthday Party Form
*Prices were updated January 9, 2018 to reflect minimum wage increase
It can be emailed to gallery@agiftof-art.com or brought in to the gallery in person.

 

Options and Fees for a Party with up to 20 Children

 

Basic Options (* = required)

★ *$50 – room rental
★ *$15 – clean up fee
★ $100.00 – Damage deposit if it is a room rental only
★ *Assistants
For every five children, there must be one adult. If other adults/parents are attending, you may not need our assistants. Alternatively we can provide assistants:
$15/hr – assistant (some parties really need an assistant to set up, help the teacher, and to serve food and beverages)

 

Food Options

Snack choices: pop OR lemonade OR milk OR juice AND chips OR crackers OR popcorn
★ $20 – snacks (for parties with 12 kids or less)
★ $25 – snacks (for parties with over 12 kids)
★ $10 – more snacks (above is required for this option, pick another 2 options from above)
★ $30 – per party-sized pizza (rectangular pizza)
★ $25 – hotdogs (for parties with 12 kids or less)
★ $35 – hotdogs (for parties with 13-16 kids)
★ $45 – hotdogs (for parties with 17-20 kids)
★ $20 – sandwiches (for parties with 12 kids or less)
★ $30 – sandwiches (for parties with over 12 kids)
★ $30 – cake

 

Decor Options

Basic décor includes tablecloths, paper plates, napkins, cups, and streamers
★ $20 – décor (for parties with 12 kids or less)
★ $25 – décor (for parties with over 12 kids)
★ $30 – themed décor (for parties with 12 kids or less)
★ $40 – themed décor (for parties with over 12 kids)
★ $20 – balloons (10 latex helium balloons, $1.50/ extra balloon)
★ $5 – basic party hats (for parties with 11-15)
★ $10 – basic party hats (for parties with 16-20)
★ $25 – themed party hats (ex. tiaras), includes 10 ($2.25/ extra party hat) detail:
★ $25 – basic loot bags (for parties with 12 or less kids)
★ $35 – basic loot bags (for parties with over 12 kids)
★ $40 – themed loot bags (for parties with 12 or less kids)
★ $50 – themed loot bags (for parties with over 12 kids)

 

Entertainment Options

(It’s recommended to choose only one, however party duration can be altered to accommodate additional crafts)

★ $75 – clown – face painting, includes up to 20
★ $75 – clown – balloon animals, includes up to 20
★ $70 – fascinators, includes 10 ($5/ extra guest) detail:
★ $80 – jewellery (beads, charms & more complex see photos)
includes 10 ($5/ extra guest) detail:
★ $80 – acrylic painting (watercolour is possible), includes 10 ($5/ extra guest) detail:
★ $100 – pottery, includes 10 ($10/ extra guest) detail:
★ $100 – chocolate, includes 10 ($10/ extra guest) detail:
★ $70 – dinosaurs, includes 10 ($5/ extra guest) detail:
★ $70 – super hero masks, includes 10 ($5/ extra guest) detail:
★ $70 – seasonal decoration (eg a Christmas tree decoration, decorating bird houses, painting flower pots, scarecrow puppets, etc), includes 10 ($5/ extra guest) detail:

 

Invitations

Check out agiftof-art.com/birthday-invitations/ to download and print some invitations with A Gift of Art’s location on it.

 

Details on Classes

Chocolate with Lynn McNutt

Birthday child and guests start out painting molds with coloured chocolate. They proceed to fill the molds with melted milk chocolate. After the cooling process, during which the children can work on other additions, the chocolate creations are assembled on a shiny platter using chocolate to hold the pieces together. Each child will leave with a completed chocolate house!

Fascinators with Emily Buckley

In this craft, the children get to design, assemble and decorate an assortment of hair accessories. There are top hat fascinators, hair bands and hair barrettes from which to choose. The children are encouraged to start with their favourite and work towards making one of each. Rules of hot glue are addressed and a cold cloth is always handy just in case. As the gluing stations will be shared, some kids will be designing and preparing pieces while others are gluing.

Jean Purses with Emily Buckley or Crystal Baird

The children work in partners starting out to create braids which will be the handles for the purses. The assistant/parent(s) cut lengths of string for the making of these braids. Meanwhile three children start out assembling their purses. Rules of hot glue are addressed and a cold cloth is always handy just in case. When a station is clear another person can start. As the purses and braids are completed, fabric paints/markers will be brought out so the children can personalize their creations. The odd boy has endured this craft at a sister’s birthday party but came away with a ‘gameboy case’ or ‘guitar pick case’ as opposed to a purse.

Jewellery with Emily Buckley

Birthday child and guests get to make two different kinds of bracelets – a simple charm bracelet and a beaded bangle. The children choose and set aside their charms at the beginning of the craft. The charm bracelets are assembled with help one at a time. Meanwhile everyone is working on jewellery designs. Once those bracelets are assembled and the designs are done, the children use the patterns to string beads on the wire bangles. The group can work on these at the same time. The completed bracelets are brought to the instructor to finish the edge.

Painting with Emily Buckley or Crystal Baird

Painting is a great craft for a boys & girls party! There are options in regards to medium – for watercolour children have a finished piece on watercolour paper and for acrylic children have a finished piece on an 8 X 10 canvas. The craft generally starts with colour wheels then moves into painting techniques following by practice and a final piece. Subjects can be geared towards the birthday child’s interests such as rainbows, treasure/jewels, animals, insects, flowers, etc. Throughout the craft the assistant/parent(s) help the teacher pass around water buckets, brushes, more paint, etc.

Pottery with Brenda Sullivan

Birthday child and guests get to create a clay creation! This could be a triangle based pot, or even a clay critter depending on what was discussed/organized with the potter. The children get to experiment with stamps, rollers and other found objects that make designs in the clay. Children leave with their assembled clay piece and after a day or two of drying at home they can be painted.

Arrangements can be made, depending on the potter’s schedule, to have the pieces bisque fired or to use air dry clay as opposed to stoneware – an additional charge may apply to these options. Fired pieces can be picked up usually within a couple weeks after the party. Air dry creations can be painted at the party but are not as strong as stoneware.

Clown with Brenda Sullivan

Have a visit from Brenda the clown! She does either face painting or balloon animals.