private party ideas

So, you and the "girls" want to hang out. You want to make something. You like music. You like having fun. Our MAKERSPACE is your place! We can host groups of up to 10 people comfortably, maybe squeeze in a few more. Below is a list of choices for you and your girls (or guys) to "create" in our space. You can byob, byof, order pizza, whatever you need to make it your party. All guests are responsible for set up and clean up of what you bring. Let's discuss and negotiate a price!

My Intent "What's Your Word?"

 

My Intent was created by a team of inventive thinkers who came up with a social way to empower people from within. We have the tools and supplies to let you and your small group of friends make a keepsake of "your word". What word embodies your spirit? What word speaks to you? What word makes you feel powerful, calm, loved? There are question cards to inspire each of you to find your word or you can come up with one on your own. Each guest will use the patented tool letter stamps to pound their word, letter by letter into a round disc. The disc comes with a string-like necklace, but can be replaced with your own chain. You could also wear your creation on a bracelet or keychain or be creative! Because we only have one tool at this time, we recommend a small group of 6 or less, or extremely patient friends! You are welcome to play a board game, BYOB, complete coloring pages while you wait, chat, cheer on each other, brainstorm words, whatever you'd like. You have the MAKERSPACE for 2 hours. We can also add a "craft project" if you'd like to make prior arrangements for an additional fee for supplies. My Intent reservations for groups of 4 or more can be made by phone to the shop at 717-527-7703. Reservations will be charged as a group to one person and must be paid in full 48 hours prior to party time. If available, you may hold your party Friday nite or any other time slot day or night that is not already taken for our public workshops. RATES: $25 per person. It is possible to secure my intent chains, wristlets, keychains, and a variety of colors of string as long as an order is made at least 2 weeks prior to your party to allow for shipping. Please discuss options when registering. We look forward to hearing from you and planning your inspirational party! The My Intent product can be made in the MAKERSPACE anytime during open shop hours and can be for one person or more at the same rate. Just walk in!

 

Round & Round - Make a Lazy Susan

I'm not lazy, you say? Now you have the chance to prove it! We provide the lazy susan, 2 circular discs of 3/4" pine, the internal lazy susan hardware and paint, stain and transfers. We have all of the tools, too. You will seal your susan with a waterproofing coating. It is suggested you dress appropriately for painting or buy one of our aprons, bring a hairdryer (helps speed up the drying), bring ideas of stain vs. paint and color. We will have basic colors of stain and paint, so if you want something unusual like chartreuse (my favorite), either pick up a paint sample can at our local Hornung's Ace Hardware (up the street), Home Depot, etc. or ask me at the shop if I have your color. I might! I have colorful transfers for decorating the lazy susans in a variety of designs as well. Stop into the shop to see some of our samples for inspiration. So, to make Private Party Reservations, please call the shop at 717-527-7703. Reservations will be charged as a group to one person and must be paid in full 48 hours prior to party time. If available, you may hold your party Friday nite or any other time slot day or night that is not already taken for our public workshops. RATES: $50 for an 18" or $60 for a 24" lazy susan. Private Groups must be at least 4 people, but we can accommodate 8 for this workshop in our MAKERSPACE in the shop. We are looking forward to hosting your party and helping you make your own personal lazy susan! You can also make a lazy susan any time during shop hours in our MAKERSPACE for the same rate. No reservation needed. 

 

"Pot of Luck" - Decoupage a pot or vase or wine bottle (choose one for the event for all)

No, not your momma's potluck dinner. You'll all get to decorate a vessel of your choosing. We have wine bottles and clay pots or bring something you'd like to relove. We supply the ingredients to make this DIY event one to remember. We have paint, and decoupage supplies to cover your vessel creatively with a little dash of instruction, too. The party is your time to hang out and create! Call the shop to discuss details. You can BYOB OR BYOF or order pizza, whatever you'd like to do along with your craft. You have the MAKERSPACE to yourselves for about 2 hours, so let's get the party started. So, to make Private Party Reservations, please call the shop at 717-527-7703. Reservations will be charged as a group to one person and must be paid in full 48 hours prior to party time. If available, you may hold your party Friday nite or any other time slot day or night that is not already taken for our public workshops. RATES: $25 per person. We are looking forward to hosting your party and helping you make your own decoupaged vessel! You can also make a decorative vessel in our MAKERSPACE any time our shop is open and you don't even need a reservation. The rate is the same for one person, so come on in and get creative. Questions? Call the shop!

"Paint Your Purse" - Handpaint your own purse and decorate with transfers too.

Want your purse to match your outfit? Do you want to change the style, update an oldie but goodie? Now is your chance. Bring a plain purse or pocketbook or choose from a few of our own stash. We supply the paints and transfers to lead you on a DIY adventure to create a beautiful addition to your trendy wardrobe. Instruction and guidance along the way, but this is also your time to visit with your friends while having fun. You have 2 hours, so you can BYOB OR BYOF or order pizza, etc. Music is welcome, too. Call the shop to discuss your group arrangements. So, to make Private Party Reservations, please call the shop at 717-527-7703 during. Reservations will be charged as a group to one person and must be paid in full 48 hours prior to party time. If available, you may hold your party Friday nite or any other time slot day or night that is not already taken for our public workshops. RATES: $25 per person if you bring your own purse or $25 + cost of purse (range of $10-20 each). Groups of 4 or more will be held in our MAKERSPACE in the shop. We are looking forward to hosting your party and helping you make your own trendy purse! Please note, you can come by yourself or with a friend to paint or decorate your purse or any fun fabric anytime during shop hours, no reservations needed! The rate is the same for one person. Let's make art!

"Garden Post/Porch Sign" - Decorate a Rustic Fence Post

We have pre-painted garden posts, ready for your decor or lettering. You can freehand paint, use our designer stamps or get some custom assistance while you DIY your creative outdoor piece. All supplies are included. Your finished piece will be waterproofed and ready to plant in your garden or flower bed or make it without a post as a porch sign. Your post is an authentic fence post and very rustic, so do not expect perfection as if you bought it from Home Depot. Cracks and bumps are to be expected. But that makes them unique and one-of-a-kind! BYOB OR BYOF or order a pizza. You have 2 hours to create with your friends and just have fun. Music is welcome! Call the shop to discuss your ideas. So, to make Private Party Reservations, please call the shop at 717-527-7703. Reservations will be charged as a group to one person and must be paid in full 48 hours prior to party time. If available, you may hold your party Friday nite or any other time slot day or night that is not already taken for our public workshops. RATES: $25 per person. Groups will be held in our MAKERSPACE in the shop. We are looking forward to hosting your party and helping you make your own personal garden post or porch sign! 

"Sticky Box" - Decoupage a box, jewelry box (provided by guest), large vessel, ideas welcome

Bring a big box, like a jewelry box or a large vessel or a large can or a large something we can relove! You can buy something at Michael's or Ollie's or Home Depot or like I do - shop at Salvation Army! Just bring something ugly or old or plain that needs a new life. We supply everything that is needed to cover it to make it new and fancy. Just in case you can't find something on your own, if you'd like to preorder a certain style of box through the shop, we can order it for your group so they are all the same. BYOB OR BYOF or order a pizza. You have the workshop for about 2 hours, so you bring the fun, we'll supply the crafts! Call the shop to discuss your details. So, to make Private Party Reservations, please call the shop at 717-527-7703. Reservations will be charged as a group to one person and must be paid in full 48 hours prior to party time. If available, you may hold your party Friday nite or any other time slot day or night that is not already taken for our public workshops. RATES: $25 per person if you supply your own box or if you pre-order a box/vessel supplied for the group by the shop, it will be $25 + the cost of the vessel. Groups will be held in the MAKERSPACE in the shop. We can accommodate up to 10 people. Private Parties require a minimum of 4 people. We are looking forward to hosting your party and helping you make your own personal decoupaged box! Please note: You can do the same thing by yourself or with a friend in the MAKERSPACE during our shop hours, no reservation needed. The rate would be the same. We have all of the supplies right here. So, let's create!

"Embellish a ____?" - group chooses vessel, we will use air dry clay to decorate it, but you will need a 2nd class to come back to paint it. Examples of vessels: small box, wine bottle, vase, frame, mirror, ideas...

Adding embellishments to a piece adds character, adds pizzaz, adds a little bit of you! No matter what you decide to relove, we have air dry clay to use in our custom moulds. With instruction, you will embellish your piece with paint, mouldings and more paint. Because the air dry clay takes 2-3 days to dry out, you will need to leave your piece for a second visit to do your final painting. This can be done in our MAKERSPACE in the shop any other day we are open. You will also seal the piece for its final debut. You are welcome to BYOB, BYOF or order a pizza or bring subs, whatever you'd like for the private group. Bring music and your fun group and we'll have a great time creating! Call the shop to discuss the possibilities. So, to make Private Party Reservations, please call the shop at 717-527-7703. Reservations will be charged as a group to one person and must be paid in full 48 hours prior to party time. If available, you may hold your party Friday nite or any other time slot day or night that is not already taken for our public workshops. RATES: $25 per person + cost of group purchase of vessels which vary from $5 for a small box to $25 for larger items or you can bring your own. Requests for special vessels can be discussed prior to reservations. All projects will be completed in our MAKERSPACE in the shop. We are looking forward to hosting your party and helping you make your own personal  vessel with embellishments! Private Party groups have a minimum of 4 registrants and may accommodate up to 8 people. If you'd like to do this kind of project on your own or with a friend, just come in to the MAKERSPACE in the shop, no reservation needed. The same rate per person applies. 

KIDSCREATE

PRIVATE GROUP

WORKSHOP

The MAKERSPACE can be reserved for groups of small children (aged 5+) to teens too! A minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8 can be accommodated in the our MAKERSPACE in the shop. The MAKERSPACE would need to be reserved in advance and paid as one payment for the group within 48 hours of the event. The rate for reserving the MAKERSPACE is $50. Each participant's rate would range from $12 - 20 depending on the complexity and cost of materials for the project chosen. Group parents/kids can choose from a variety of projects theme-related or holiday-related at least one week prior to the event to allow time to gather materials and plan the event. It can be as simple as Rock Painting or maybe learning how to make a Hedgehog Book Fold. Suggestions are appreciated but we can find fun ideas for you too!!! Please contact the shop directly with your request and reservation ideas daily at 717-527-7703. 

 

KIDSCREATE

MAKERSPACE

WORKSHOPS

 

The MAKERSPACE will host weekly after-school workshops on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30. These are pre-planned projects and reservations must be made on our MAKERSPACE page prior to class. If you do come just before class and there are enough materials available, you can register on the spot. All participants in our weekly KIDSCREATE WORKSHOPS will have fun creating a different project each week. The rate is $12 per child (ages 5+ through teens). Please dress appropriately for projects as there may be paint involved. Kids are encouraged to bring their own water bottle.