Party FAQ


Updated January 2022 **How do I book a party?** You can book a party by calling us at 303-377-2353 or emailing party[@artgaragedenver.com](mailto:info@artgaragedenver.com) and paying the 50% non refundable deposit to secure your date and time. **What is the cost for parties?** The cost for a 2-hour party at The Art Garage is $400. A 50% nonrefundable deposit of $200 is due at the time of booking. On the day of your party, you will pay the remaining balance of $200. **What are the time and date options?** Parties are held on Saturdays. Party times September-May are 10AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM, and 4PM-6PM. Party times June-August are 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM. Contact us to check availability! **How is the party structured?** The structure will vary slightly depending on the project, instructor, and the age of the guests. As guests arrive and greet one another, there will be a busy activity at their desk (for example, markers/crayons and paper) for some free drawing. The instructor will give 15 minutes for guests to arrive before beginning the activity. Instructors and students will acknowledge as a group the guest of honor and the reason for celebrating. The instructor will lead an art project that will take approximately 90 minutes. Within this time period the teacher may read a story and/or do a movement activity depending on the needs of the group as well as to allow needed drying time for projects prior to moving on to the next step. After the projects are completed, students will wash their hands.  The last 15 minutes of the party is used for family and friend time.  This could be for opening gifts (optional), distributing goodie bags (optional) or drawing with chalk outside within the fenced area (this would be parent supervised) during the pick up time. **What age does a child need to be to attend or be the guest of honor for a party?** Party participants and Guest of Honors are typically between the ages of 3 through adulthood! **How many guests can we have?** Parties may have a maximum of 11 guests who are participating in the art project (12 total including the Guest of Honor). There is no minimum number of guests for parties. **Can parents of guests stay for the party?** Parties are drop-off only for guests.  The Guest of Honor's family is welcome to stay for the duration of the party. **Do we need to wear masks?** Yes. Masks <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(29, 28, 29)">are required for a</span>ll guests, parents, and staff<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(29, 28, 29)"> 3 years and older and encouraged for students 2 years and older inside</span> The Art Garage. **What is your COVID protocol?** Please see our [COVID FAQ](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/152) for details about how The Art Garage is working to keep students, staff, and families safe. **What are the project options?** For ages 3-5 The Art Garage offers mixed media projects on stretched canvas or canvas board depending on the project and age of the students. Ages 6+ may choose from mixed media on stretched canvas/canvas board, recycled art sculpture, or ceramics for their project medium. Projects will be designed by our party instructor to go along with your theme. You may [choose from one of our popular themes](https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=ArtGarageDenver&set=a.3314431351900241) or contact us to discuss a theme that the Guest of Honor is excited about. **What is recycled art sculpture and how is this lesson structured for a birthday party?** Recycled art sculpture is using recycled materials to make imaginative, figurative or representational art pieces.  Items that may be used in this workshop are paper towel rolls, plastic containers, corks, hot glue, etc. This is best for ages 6 years old+. This lesson is slightly less structured as each student is often making their own imaginative creation, unless requested by the family to follow a theme. **Do I need to tip the teachers/assistants?** Tips are optional, but greatly appreciated. **How early can I come to set up before our party?** You can come up to 20 minutes before your party begins to set up any personal decorations. **Can we bring food/cake?** Due to our current COVID-19 Protocol, we are not allowing food or cake to be eaten inside The Art Garage during parties. We recommend to-go goodie bags for guests to take home. P<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(29, 28, 29)">lease speak to our staff about weather-permitting outdoor food set-up options. </span> **Can we bring alcohol?** No alcohol is permitted for parties where any attendee is under 21. **Do you host adult art parties?** Yes! Give us a call to find out more at 303-377-2353 **Can we bring balloons?** Yes, you are welcome to bring balloons if you would like. **Do you allow piñatas?** No. **What if we need to reschedule our party?** There is an additional $25.00 fee for rescheduling after 48 hours of initial booking. **What if I need to cancel our party?** The 50% deposit of $200 made to hold your date and time is non-refundable. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call us 303-377-2353.