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 Getting Crafty and Getting Down: Kids at Art

Choose from a large menu of art projects at Kids at Art that includes decorating backpacks, treasure boxes, totebags, flower pots, pajamas and more. An "Arty Party" package is $695 for 10 children and includes private use of the studio for 1 and 1/2 hours as well as paper goods, beverage, balloons and help from the staff; additional guests can be added for an extra charge per person. For the boffo party here, go for the Karaoke Art Party ($850 for 10 guests) which includes the art project and a rockin' karaoke portion of the festivities led by Expressway Music. 1412 Second Ave. Upper East Side 212-410-9780 Online: <a target="_blank" href="; target="_blank"></a> <em>photo: Kids at Art</em>fuck


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

— Mimi O’Connor