sort of, just exploring ideas in my head I suppose.
I'm considering hosting my god daughters birthday party at my house (theirs is mid building work) and wondered if anyone had experience of hosting ceramic painting parties at home, as that is what she's requested.
I popped in to my local ceramic cafe to enquire and they don't host parties outside their cafe, I suppose I wondered if it would be a viable business idea but that is secondary to my party interest.
my daughter has been to a few (she is 7) and has loved every one! They can be quite pricey depending on the choice given to the kids on the day - you could prob wangle a good discount depending on the chain or if independently owned? both parties had about 10 children.
I had one here at home a couple of years ago for dd; then had one at the cafe across the road (they hadn't opened in time for the first one).
The one at home was fab. The woman brought all the stuff including plastic table cloths and aprons. She was brilliant at keeping the kids interested and sitting painting, rather than running about. There wasn't really much that would have enhanced the experience, unless you throw in catering as well, but then it would get v expensive. Minimum number 8. I think it was £10 per child.
Last year, at the cafe, it was also great. There was a wider variety of things to paint and they provided party food. They would have done a cake if I'd wanted them to, but I chose to make it myself. Minimum number is 5. Price varies depending upon what range of objects you want available for painting - some are larger/more intricate etc.
DD wants to have her party there this year too.
Both times, we had to wait quite a while for the objects to be fired.
About an hour and a half. The party was 3 - 5:30, and they had a bit of running about time before she called them all to order, and when she'd finished they had time to eat everything and time to look at presents and play in the garden for about 20 mins, before parents started arriving for pick-up.