We love hosting your celebrations at Lollipops & Ladybirds and are very excited to be able to have you back at the studio for gatherings & parties. Whilst this page is focused on children's parties, we also offer exclusive use of the studio for grown up birthdays, hen parties, baby showers and corporate team-building days so don't hesitate to get in touch and we can discuss a package to suit you.
Our pottery painting & foam clay parties run for 1 hour & 30 mins and our slime making parties are 1 hour & 45 mins allowing time for the creative activity you have chosen and another half an hour for food & cake.
We host parties on a Saturday and after school during term-time.
Pottery Painting: Your host will help the children choose an item of pottery from our popular party range. We usually have around 12-15 different items available so every child will find something for them. Typical pieces include dragons, unicorns, dogs, cats, foxes, monkeys etc. Your host will offer help and tips to the children during their painting session and parents can sit back and relax while we look after them. The length of time it takes to paint the pottery really depends on the age of the children. We recommend pottery parties from age 5 upwards but often at this age, some children will finish sooner than the expected hour so in this case we will play party games with them. Sweets & prizes are included. Older children often spend much more time on their creation and we find are less enthusiastic about games so we tailor the party around our guests to make sure they get the most from their time with us.
During the party, we will take the birthday child's handprint on one of our round dinner plates and then a fingerprint from each of the guests at their party to create a birthday keepsake. We will personalise it afterwards with everyone's names and (for example) Amelia's 8th Birthday Party.
Pottery will need to be left with us for firing and items will be ready around a week later for the party parents to collect.
Slime Making Parties: After the success of our fabulous Slime Making Workshops during the summer holidays we have decided to offer this craziness as a birthday party option. Children will be guided by their party host to create 2 separate jars of stretchy slime. We have loads of colour options, glitter pots, funky slime add-ins and the secret ingredients to making slime that lasts for weeks and weeks. Parents refuse to make this stuff at home because of the mess so why not treat the children to a fun-packed birthday party where you can leave the clean up to us! Please do not wear your best party clothes! Aprons are provided but children seem to be able to get slime everywhere....
Foam Clay Parties: Children love playing with foam clay. This awesome stuff is lumpy & bumpy in texture and can be applied onto our pottery pieces for the children to make some wonderful creations. Your host will give the children full instruction at the start and stay with them during the party to help get the most out of their crafting. The beauty of foam clay is that it is mess-free and dries hard in around 2 days so you are able to take the finished pieces with you at the end of the party and dry them at home. We have googly eyes & add on gems which the children love and what's more, after the party finishes, they can take home any unused foam clay that they have left over in their kits. With this they can make stand-alone models and pen toppers. Just keep the pot lids closed so your foam clay stays fresh until you are ready to play again. Check out our Craft Kits & Workshops Page on the website to see some examples of finished foam clay pieces.
Food: On Saturdays, we can offer you a food package in addition to your party if you wish. Alternatively, you can bring pre-prepared party boxes with you or order in pizza / McDonalds etc. If you choose our catered option then children will receive individual party plates with ham & cheese sandwiches (dietary requirements catered for - please ask) crisps, yoghurt & fresh fruit and a sweet treat (cake or biscuits) for a £3 charge per child. We do not offer food packages for our after school parties as we feel children benefit more from a hot meal at this time of day. Parents can make their own arrangements to bring takeaway pizza, chip shop or McDonalds for example. Unlimited squash for all children and hot drinks for the party parents are included regardless of the food option you choose. We can chat to you fully about food arrangements when booking your date.
Prices: Party of up to 10 children - £135. Please add £12.50 for every additional guest over 10.
To check whether your date is available or to discuss our party options in more detail, please call the studio on 01633 406406 or send an email to email@example.com and we will be happy to help. We take a £20 deposit to book your party.
Birthday Celebrations without a hosted party - If you are looking to bring a smaller gathering to celebrate your birthday or simply don't wish to choose the hosted option, please contact us about booking a table at the studio. You are very welcome to bring balloons & cake.