The Takeaway: Crafty Birthday Parties Where Kids Make & Create

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Enough with the gift bags full of tiny doodads and stickers! Send the kids home from your child’s next birthday party with a project they made while having fun with their own two hands. From crafty to tech-y, tasty to terrariums, we’ve rounded up the best ideas for maker birthday parties of all kinds — some of which will even come to you! Click through to get inspired!

For a Tiny Green World: Twig Terrariums

Is there anything cooler than a tiny little world you create yourself? Throw a terrarium-making party at Twig Terrarium HQ on Third Avenue in Brooklyn, or have the team come to you. All supplies are provided for participants to create a mason jar terrarium, including a little mini figure to inhabit it. (Apparently some people call ahead and order tiny versions of the birthday boy or girl, but fairies, dinosaurs, et. al are also probably fair game.)  Parties, which last two hours, are recommend for children ages five and up and are best for groups of 20 and under.You can bring in your own food and drink, and rates start at $45 per person. 287 Third Ave. Gowanus 718-488-8944 Online: <a target="_blank" href="; target="_blank"> </a> <em>photo: via Twig Terrariums <a target="_blank" href=";theater&quot; target="_blank">Facebook</a> page</em>fuck


Do you have a favorite spot to hold a crafty birthday party? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Mimi O’Connor