If your child loves painting, drawing, working with clay, or just being creative in general, an art-themed birthday party could be a great option. Kids will be busy and focused on a task for most of the party, they will get to create something that they can take home with them, and they are almost guaranteed to have a positive experience.There are endless options for creative birthday party locations in Houston. We've put together a list of some off-the-beaten-path art studios and organizations that offer birthday party options so you can throw your little artist a truly one-of-a-kind party for their special day!
Treehouse Arts + Crafts - Bellaire
2419 Sunset Blvd.
At Treehouse Arts + Crafts, your budding artist can have a fun and creative birthday party that includes a craft lesson for a take-home project along with set-up and clean-up. You can choose from the crafts they offer or they can customize a craft to go along with the theme of your party. Parties for kids ages 3 and up start at one hour and a half, but you can add additional time to create a party of any length. They have a covered, mosaic patio in the back for parents to relax and catch up with friends during the party and dropping off is also an option.
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City Art Works - West Houston
1330 Wirt Rd. Suite R
City ArtWorks will help you plan your little artist's special day and provide fun, age-appropriate art activities to make it memorable. Parties range from two to three hours with options for watercolor, oil pastel, collage, clay, or acrylic painting options. You provide the snacks and refreshments and they provide the venue, instructor, art supplies and inspiration. City ArtWorks makes sure that everyone has fun and every guest leaves with their own unique piece of artwork.
Art Mix - Uptown
3701 W. Alabama Suite 250
Art Mix offers creative birthday parties for petite painters ages two and up lasting two hours on Friday afternoons and Saturdays at the Art Mix studios or they can come to your location for an additional fee. Art Mix will provide the staff, set-up and clean-up, instruction, project preparation, and art materials. You can choose from one of their many art project options or you can work with their staff to create a custom project inspired by a theme, movies, or cartoon characters, as well as more advanced projects inspired by artists.
Monart School of Art - Bellaire and Pearland
Houston/Bellaire Art Studio:
4007 Bellaire Blvd.
Pearland Art Studio:
2208 Hollow Shore Street
A birthday party of one of Monart School of Art's two locations includes es a safe environment for creative exploration, experienced art instructors, professional art supplies, personalized Monart Invitations (for you to mail), all the paper goods (plates, forks, cups, napkins), drinks provided for each child in the party room, a framed Monart painting for each child of his or her work, and all the set-up and clean-up. They offer three party options; a drawing party, an art station party with four craft stations, or a collage and craft party. The parties include a 60-75 minute art lesson and art-making followed by a 45 minute celebration.
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Young Artist Art Studio - The Woodlands
8000 Mc Beth Way Suite 130
Young Artist Art Studio, located in The Woodlands, will help you create a fun birthday party with a painting of your choice, they also offer clay and mosaic tile projects, all of which can be tailored to the theme of your little one's party. Each guest will create an art piece that they get to take home. Young Artist Art Studio will provide an instructor, helper, all art materials, and all paper products, you provide the cake, food, and guests. They can also come to you.
Young Picassos - Bellaire
4747 Bellaire Blvd. Suite 545
Have an artistic birthday party at the Young Picassos' studio or their staff can come to your home or location of choice within a 10 mile radius. Young Picassos will help you design a creative birthday party with a special theme of your choice for your young Picasso; staff members will organize, teach, set up and clean up your party and the art activities for you and your guests.
The Art Project, Houston - Downtown
1703 Gray Street
The Art Project, Houston is a program that utilizes the therapeutic aspects of art-making to help homeless and transitioning individuals in Houston. They offer paint parties for children and adults at a location of your choosing. The parties are donation based and provide financial support for the organization so you can have a fun experience and support a good cause. The Art Project, Houston seeks to provide enjoyable party experiences that allow for everyone to tap into their creative spirit and have fun in the process. They will provide the easel, canvas, paints, brushes, aprons, art supplies, party hosts and instruction.... all you will need to provide is the space, table, chairs, food, and drinks you want for the party.
The Doodle Bus - Various locations
The doodle bus is a 48 passenger school bus that was converted to a mobile art studio based in Missouri city, Tx. This mobile art studio will come to your location so the art making part of your party will take place on the bus. The Doodle Bus staff offer painting parties, craft parties, and black light painting parties, all of which include all the materials, setup and clean up, two assistants, and a birthday apron for the birthday child.
Splash Kids - Deer Park
4410 Pasadena Blvd.
Owner Stephanie Haden and Art Assistant Angela Smith guarantee a fun and energetic party for your little one. Their parties are mobile and will come to your home or any location of your choice. All parties include step by step instruction from an art instructor, with the use of a canvas, easels, brushes, aprons, and paint. They customize all paintings for your event and work with ages 3 and up. Other options include a customized craft party, a jewelry party, or a painting and jewelry party. They also do face painting and even offer parties in Spanish.
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T-Shirt Parties of Houston - Sugar Land
8503 Fredericksburg Lane
This crafty party company brings a fun and unique birthday experience to your home or other location of your choosing or you can hold your party at their location. T-Shirt Parties of Houston not only provides t-shirt parties, but also plaster parties, sand art parties, animal bear stuffing parties, spin art parties, and more for boys and girls of all ages. Parties can include more than one activity and range from an hour and a half to two and a half hours. All the supplies and materials needed to perform the craft are included as well as a party host/hostess to provide instruction and guidance on completing the craft. For an additional fee, they also offer balloon sculpting and temporary airbrush tattoos.
Potter's Wheel - Northwest Houston
106 Vintage Park Blvd.
This is a make your own pottery studio where children ages 6 and over can have a birthday party where they make a plate on the wheel and paint it, they also offer painting pottery parties. The birthday party package includes a dedicated area set up for your party, reserved wheels, reserved tables for guests, food, and gifts, an instructor, express pickup, and a face plate for the birthday boy or girl. You bring the cake, food, and beverages.
Potter's Place Pottery - Stafford
741 A Dulles Ave.
Located in Stafford, this pottery studio offers birthday parties for kids where each participant creates an item from clay, children ages 10 and up can even throw a piece on the potter's wheel. Pieces can be painted the same day and are coated with a clear gloss glaze after firing. This will make each piece food, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Due to the drying period, delivery time is usually 4 to 6 weeks.
Top photo courtesy Young Picassos