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Art birthday party ideas for NYC kids

Throw a party that's as creative as it is fun with these art birthday party ideas.

Brooklyn Design Lab Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Partygoers get exclusive use of the Brooklyn studio where, with the help of a teaching artist, they’ll create a project, such as clay sculptures. The activities can be customized based on the party kid’s interests, and parents may bring their own food and goody bags. Ages 4 and up.

  1. 413A Seventh Ave, (between 13th and 14th Sts)
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ConstructionKids Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Little tinkerers make some truly impressive creations at these DIY birthday parties. Using new materials and tools, kids work on cars, airplanes or even go-karts and, with the help of an experienced craftsperson, finish their project in two hours. ConstructionKids provides all materials, paper goods, utensils, decorations and a balloon for each guest; parents provide the food, drinks and dessert. Ages 4–8.

  1. 63 Flushing Ave, Building 92, Brooklyn Navy Yard, (between Adelphi St and Carlton Ave)
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Created By You Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

The Staten Island paint-your-own-pottery destination offers multiple party packages: the two-hour basic, which includes pizza, soda and paper products, as well as packages that allow partygoers to choose from a wider array of pottery to paint and additional projects like cupcake or cookie decorating. The staff attends to the artists at work, glazes the pieces after completion and then puts them in the kiln to dry. All ages.

  1. 63 New Dorp Plaza, (between New Dorp Ln and Rose Ave)
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HiArt! Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Resident artists lead partygoers in hands-on sculpting, painting and drawing projects and involve them in interactive and possibly multidisciplinary (think music and dancing activities). The art studio will customize a party to your child's interests, perhaps incorporating mixed media) or you can choose from themes like Manga Madness, Fairy Houses or Candy Sculptures. Renowned artists are on hand to engage children in the activities. Other offerings include Fairy Houses, Giant Autoportraits, Drama of the Diorama, Bug Abode and Collage Soup. Parents provide food, cake and decorations. Ages 2 to 16.

  1. 227 W 29th St, Studio 4R, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Make Meaning Birthday Parties, UES

  • Price band: 3/4

Guests flex their creativity with a hands-on activity that acts as the party theme. Choose from cake decorating, candle making, soap creation and more. Additionally, youngsters participate in a smaller project, where they might design jewelry or paint ceramic figurines. The fee covers a private party space, food, a custom cake, balloons and a dedicated staff, with add-ons ranging from a photo booth, goody bags, and a glitter tattoo artist. Or, opt for the Floor Party, where kids can choose one activity in a semi-private space and snack on complimentary cupcakes and refreshments. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 1501 Third Ave, (between 84th and 85th Sts)
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The Painted Pot Birthday Parties, Park Slope

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids use paint to put their personal touch on clay plates and sign a special commemorative plate for the birthday child.

  1. 72 Seventh Ave, (between Berkeley and Lincoln Pls)
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Scribble Press Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Future authors and illustrators will feel right at home at this literary spot, where each attendee makes his own creative project—such as a book, calendar 
or place mat—to take home. Plus, partygoers collaborate on a special Guest of Honor book for the birthday child. Scribble Press provides a party leader and assistant, invitations, 
pizza, juice, cake, paper goods, 
balloons and thank-you cards. A custom theme and additional balloons cost extra. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 1624 First Ave, (between 84th and 85th Sts)
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Textile Arts Center Birthday Parties, Greenwich Village

  • Price band: 3/4

Theme parties allow children to explore fiber jewelry, felting, fabric printing and weaving. During the first two hours, partygoers focus on creating original works of art, while the last half hour is dedicated to celebrating the birthday of a boy or girl. Goody bags are included; parents supply the food. Ages 5 and up.

  1. 26 W 8th St, (at MacDougal St)
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