We love hosting children's birthday parties at The Makery!
If your child is between 7 and 14 years and enjoys making things, we’re sure to have a party activity that they will love! If you don’t see anything you fancy below, please let us know as we’re very accommodating and creative, so sure we can think up something perfect for your little darling! Our minimum number is 6, and parties tend to last for 1 hr 30 minutes. You’re welcome to stay on for a tea party afterwards (to save making a mess at home!) for a small additional fee. We host our children's parties on Sundays, after school and throughout school holidays.
Funky Tee-Monsters: Bring along an old T-shirt, and make it into a toy monster that you have designed yourself. The first portion of the workshop is spent designing monsters, before we bring the designs to life using the T-shirts along with buttons, ribbon and lots of other embellishments.
Owl, Fox or Bunny Cushions: With some simple sewing techniques, cute fabrics (for boys and girls!) and buttons, we’ll teach you how to make your very own owl or fox cushion to cuddle to your heart’s content!
T-Shirt Design: You’ll spend the first half of the workshop drawing up a design on paper, and the second half transferring your designs onto T-shirts. We have fabric paints, ribbons, buttons, lace, beads, sequins and lots of other things for you to express your creativity. We’ll also have a few inspirational items and stencils on display to help you along.
Fashion Accessories: You’ll make a selection of accessories from the following; flower corsages brooches, felt/fabric hair- clips or a fabric hairband decorated with ribbons, lace, beads etc. You’ll each get to put your own creative stamp on each item, by using any of the gorgeous fabrics and embellishments at your disposal.
Sock Bunnies/Sock Monsters: Everyone loves sock bunnies and sock monsters! They’re a little fiddly so not for the younger ones, but with a bit of care and attention, you older children can each go home with your very own handmade sock toy!
Bathtime treats: We’ll teach you how to make your own bath bombs! You’ll pick the colours & fragrances, before mixing and moulding them into bathtime treats. You will then be able to decorate your goodies with rose petals, glitter or various other suitably girly treats! Suitable for ages 10yrs+.
Fashion Handbags: You will each choose a couple of fabrics, and we’ll set about making reversible handbags. We’ll cover basic pattern-cutting and sewing, and you’ll even have a say in the design of your bag, from size & shape to the length of the handle.
Jewellery-Making: We’ll talk a little about complementary colours and styles, before you choose from our array of beads. You’ll learn a couple of basic jewellery-making techniques to create a stunning necklace each.
Please call or email us for more information, availability and cost.
“Many thanks for a lovely party. Bella and all her friends loved making the sock pets and they have all become firm bedtime pals already as well as ‘show and tell’ items! Please pass on a big thank you to Jenny and Alice who were very patient and lovely to be around on the day. I have received lots of interest from the other mums as their children have all said how much they enjoyed it and have been singing The Makery’s praises!” - Catherine - Bella’s Mum
“I just wanted to say how much we all loved the party. The girls really enjoyed it and were so proud of their finished sock bunnies” - Catherine - Mum and party organiser
“We all had such a great time at The Makery for Mia’s Birthday; thank you for a wonderful experience!” - Mia’s mum
“Insanely cool” - Olivia and friends
“I’ve been meaning to email you to thank you for organising Tom’s birthday party. He so enjoyed himself as did all his friends, most of whom have told me that they want to have parties with you forever!” - Tom’s mum
“I loved it, and my friends did too!” - Martha, aged 9
“We’ve done a few craft parties, and this was the best” - Martha’s mum
“Just wanted to thank you for making Lilly’s 10th birthday party such a special and very individual and original one! All the girls were so pleased with their pretty tote bags! They were amazing! I think you have a great concept at The Makery” - Claire and Lilly