Children’s Parties at Sipping N Painting Hampden
Please read carefully because we want your party to be awesome!
We love to host birthday parties! You may choose to 1) celebrate in a public class on a Saturday or Sunday morning, or 2) reserve the entire studio for your private event. The following information is for a private party.
Children's private birthday parties are offered Saturday and Sunday mornings when we have availability. We also offer party times on weekdays when children are not in school. The time allotted start to finish is 2 hours. We ask families to arrive 30 minutes early to choose their seats, get their aprons on, set up the gift or cupcake table, and greet their guests. The class itself is 90 minutes long. The last half hour is for parent pick-up and drop off. (Example: If your party is from 10am-12noon, we ask the birthday family to arrive at 9:30, the other guests to arrive no later than 10, and parent pick-up between 11:30 and 12. Please let our staff know if everyone will be arriving early together).
The class is developmentally appropriate. We do brief, periodic breaks to sing Happy Birthday over cupcakes, have a juice box toast, or stretches to keep things moving.
All Guests Must be 6 years of Age or Older.
Our guests occasionally drop wine glasses on the floor, and although we sweep, the studio is simply not safe for babies and preschoolers. We must ask people with younger children to leave, so please make sure those you invite understand this.
We require a nonrefundable prepaid minimum of $250 (up to 10 guests), plus a non-negotiable, non-refundable gratuity of 15% per party for service, room rental and clean-up. Additional children can be added until the day of the event at $25 each (limit 30 children, 45 people total max). Adult painters can be added on for only $20. Please call or email us the day before with your final count. We will settle up the balance with you at the party.
Like a Movie Theater or Sporting Event, We Charge per Person, Not Per Painter (whether each guest ultimately chooses to paint or not.) We encourage all guests to paint! Kids have more fun when the adults around them are painting!
Supervision / Chaperones:
We need at least 2 adults per 10 children to chaperone. We find the kids have more fun when the adults are painting too, so we encourage every guest to paint, regardless of age! Our space is one large room. It is important the space is quiet enough for the teacher to teach, so we do ask adults who are not painting to keep their voices down or please sit on the patio.
Your child can choose their painting from our gallery tab or our calendar: we will simplify it for children if necessary. A new painting can be created for you if you don't see what you like in our extensive gallery (commissions are $100 per painting).
We do not allow outside beverages to be brought in. You may bring in water bottles or juice boxes only for the party. We sell beer, wine, soda, Izzies, water bottles, mimosas and sangria at our bar.
We have a small (4 top) table for food. We ask that you bring cupcakes rather than cake because they are neater. If you will be bringing additional food to the party, please let us know in advance. We do not have a kitchen. It is our experience keeping things light and easy to grab works best -- light snacks plus your juice and cupcakes, for example.
The studio is already decorated for parties with strings of lights on the ceiling, and art on the walls. Balloons should be bundled altogether if you bring them, but they are not necessary. Please no streamers! Decorations must be removed immediately after the party, since we usually have another class scheduled to follow.
We provide plastic tablecloths. Please bring all other paper products needed for your cupcakes and/or light snacks.
What to Wear:
We use permanent acrylic paints. In your invitations, please ask that the children be dressed in clothes that will not be ruined when they get paint on them. We provide aprons. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PAINT DAMAGE TO CLOTHES, SHOES, GIFTS, ETC. New gifts and paint do not mix well; please, no opening of gifts in the studio.
Guests can take a "20% off future classes card" on their way out, or you can stick them in the "goody" bags.
Please arrive 30 minutes before the class start time to be ready to greet your guests.
We look forward to hosting your party at the studio! Please email us when you are ready to book your party!
~ Nancy and Saul (owners) and the Staff at Sipping N’ Painting Hampden!