For the artsy kids who want something more creative for their birthday celebration, here is a list of places in Little Rock that cater to petite Picassos who love to do arts and crafts. From painting canvases and pottery to designing scrapbooks and making music, no matter what style of art your child loves, there's a place for their creative juices to overflow!
Parties at the Painted Pig include the room rental, balloons, paint and painting supplies and also a staff member to assist the group. The birthday child also gets a special birthday plate to decorate but does not include a birthday cake, or refreshments, both of which must be purchased off-site. The pottery pieces for the other children to paint are also not included in the cost of the party, and prices vary based on the size and shape of the piece. Please note that the finished pieces must be picked up when fired, which takes approximately 10-15 days.
Spirited Art gives your child an opportunity to become a true artist. They will give your entire party instructions on how to create your choice of a fun painting. All art supplies are provided, but the cake and party supplies are not, and must be purchased elsewhere. Use of their fridge and freezer for party items is allowed.
Doodle Works is another great option for hosting a paint your own pottery party. The birthday child gets a custom plate, and all children get their own piece to paint, and prices for this vary. The party package includes the room, punch for the children, paper goods, and invitations (cake not included). For a more luxe experience, Doodle Works also has a custom silver jewelry party package as well.
Don't let the name Build-A-Bear fool you, you'll find a lot more than bears here! By having your children's birthday party at Build-A-Bear, each party guest will have to chance to bring a small animal of their choosing to "life". Beyond the basic bear, there are mermaids, ponies, cats, dinosaurs, dogs and more! Items to accessories your new friend are also available but will exceed beyond the basic party price. Fortunately, you can tell your personal party host what your budget limit is and they will not allow the kids to exceed it while building their animals. It's important to note that no food or drinks are allowed in the store.
Located in Breckenridge Village, Little Rock Jams is a music studio that offers parties for your pint-sized rock star! Party activities include several rounds of Guitar Hero, live karaoke, and a dance floor to boogie the afternoon away. Rocker kids can even choose a temporary tattoo to commemorate the experience.
The Wonder Place is a unique building with several different stations designed for kids to play. They have a wide range of arts and crafts, athletic, and imaginative activities for kids, no matter what they enjoy. A party at the Wonder Place includes a private party room, admission for each guest, a party helper, a drink for each child, paper products, and invitations. Any food items, including the birthday cake, must be purchased in advance by the host. Several different party themes are available at The Wonder Place, and each package includes a present for the birthday child.