Let Tinker help celebrate your child's next birthday! Party-goers will have a great time being creative and making a unique art project while parents sit back and enjoy watching artists at work.
Designed for children ages 3-13 (parties for 3 & 4-year-olds have a maximum of 12 children // parties for 5-year-olds and up have a maximum of 16 children)
If a child is under the age of four, we ask that they are accompanied by an adult who is willing to assist their child if needed.
Birthday Parties are held on Saturdays from 1:00-2:30pm and 3:00-4:30pm and select Fridays from 4:00 - 5:30pm.
Choose a main art project from our Birthday Menu below; we will help facilitate the entire party, presents, cake and all!
The birthday family arrives 10 minutes early to set up while the birthday child makes a special birthday crown. The art making fun begins as the guests arrive!
As the art pieces dry, the party continues with cake and presents. When the party is finished, we will take care of the clean-up!
Themed art project
Postcard invitations by request
Happy Birthday banner
Plates, cups, napkins & utensils
Open table top drink bin
Full size fridge and freezer access for your cake
Any food or drink to be consumed during the party
Any ice if you're using the drink bin
Any additional party decorations
Party with up to 8 children: $195*
$20.00 per additional guest up to 16
$50.00 (+tax) non-refundable deposit, in the event of a cancellation
Deposit (not including tax) applies toward your balance
*Specialty Parties incur different costs: $225 up to 8 children and $22 per additional guest. Specialty Parties are marked with an * on the menu.
Read what parents are saying about Tinker Birthday pARTies!
“I've hosted 12 birthday parties now in my parenthood journey and I'm so glad I chose Tinker for my daughter's 9th. I struggled a bit as we live in Thornton and I didn't want to pressure our friends into a drive but it was well worth it. A little spot in South Boulder right off Broadway with a parking lot so it was really easy to get to. The teachers were so helpful with setup and walking the kiddos through their projects and making sure everyone got through. We ended up decorating masks and even my 3 year old could participate, there was also a play area in the corner for when she got bored. While you're waiting for all of your guests to arrive they get to create little bubble wands that they went back to if they finished a step before everyone else which was such a nice touch. We ended up opening presents on their adorable little balcony before heading out. I'd highly recommend.”
"The party was perfect and our kids and guests had the best time. We will definitely do this again."
"We love Tinker Art. This is the second birthday party that we have had held at their Boulder location."
"So thorough, sweet and helpful for our birthday party."
"We had the best birthday party last weekend and love your people and your place <3 Thanks very much, see you soon!"
"We had a great time!!! Please thank Heather - it was the perfect party. Thank you!!!"
"I just wanted to thank you and I let you know what a great job Heather and Rikki did yesterday for our daughter Katherine's birthday party. The kids loved their paintings and the pieces were super fun and original. All had a good time and I am again thankful for you/your studio. I wish you the best and we will see you again!"
"This was the most organized, fun party for my son, Logan! Kathy was fantastic with the children and kept them busy and happy. Thanks for a wonderful birthday party!"
"Wonderful birthday party! Heather and Chelsea are superstars. :)"
Party Project Menu
Thirsty anyone?! This awesome party project option will have all of your guests delighting in rainbow-party-goodness as they pour bright and colorful layers upon layers to build a smoothie sculpture! Top off your smoothie with goodies from our sprinkle buffet, before making clay cherries and popping in a paper straw for the full effect. Don’t forget to give your Smoothie a custom, catchy name! Ages 5+ (and suitable for much older children as well)
Create a miniature world of your very own! Choose from four themes — Fairy Garden, Cat’s Playground, Unicorn Island, or Dinoland — then join us in the studio and get ready for an unforgettable party! Homemade playdough in custom colors, a buffet of exciting accessories, and even a special figurine for continued imaginative play accompany each theme. Party-goers will enjoy limitless possibilities in constructing their small world, ready to take home and enjoy for years to come! Ages 4+ (+ Suitable for much older children as well!)
Mud Mosaic Sculptures:
Using air dry clay and an extensive buffet of materials, children will delight in designing and creating their own unique mosaic-inspired art. Materials include, stones, glass tiles, beads, shells, acrylic gems, paper straws, wire, and more. This process-art party is perfect for the young artist who enjoys squishing and pushing materials into clay, and can also be adapted for older artists who enjoy a more design-oriented finished piece of art. Mosaics will dry to a hard finish, ready to hang on the wall and enjoy as a unique memory of your party! Ages 3+
Sleep peacefully after this party! Using a wooden hoop and an assortment of bright colorful yarn and tulle, party-goers will make their own unique and beautiful dream catchers. Take home your special piece to hang near your bed for years to come! Ages 6+
Ready for a stunning piece of artwork on your wall? Look no further than this fantastic party project for older artists. Working with yarn and using a large wooden dowel, party-goers will learn different knot tying techniques before spending their time creating a large, colorful yarn wall hanging! Choose from our extensive buffet of yarn, roving, and beads, to create and take home a truly unique piece of art! Ages 8+
Experiment, explore, and create! Party-goers will work with a soft red clay body and learn to hand build a coil pot through creating a base, rolling and attaching coils in their own unique way. Options for spirals, loops, handles, swirls and more will be explored. Each unique pot will be fired, glazed with a clear glaze, and available for pick up two weeks after the party. The functional pottery pieces made during the party are a fantastic pencil cup, plant pot, or container for special items! Ages 7+
Special Notes: Pottery will be fired, glazed, and ready for pick up two weeks after your party.
Masks are truly a blast to make, with endless possibilities! Using paper mache mask forms, party-goers will bring a character to life with paints, feathers, leaves, flowers, and jewels. This party is a fantastic option for all ages as older artists can develop elaborate design ideas, while younger artists enjoy the open-ended process of painting and then wearing their masks. Who will you become? Ages 4+
Tweet tweet! Paint and personalize your very own wooden birdhouse! Using paints and acrylics gems, party-goers can choose from a rainbow of colors to add vibrant details to their birdhouse. This sweet house can become home to a bird, or even your favorite imaginative creature — maybe you want to create a baby dragon home? Or a special place for fairies to camp out! Ages 4+
Abracadabra Alakazam — magicians, fairies, witches, and wizards unite! Grab all your friends and make magic wands for your special day! Using paints, gems, bells, and ribbons, party-goers will put magic into their own unique wand. What spells will you cast?! Ages 3+
Make your very own treasure box that even pirates would delight for! Using paints and gems, party-goers will learn how to antique their metal clasped wooden boxes to look like real treasure chests. Every attendee will leave with a special place for their most treasured items — we’ll even start you out with a pirate coin! Ages 4+
Jewelry Party: Necklaces and Boxes!
What will you keep in your box? Paint and decorate a beautiful wooden box with metal clasp closures, ready to store your favorite items! While the boxes dry, party-goers will learn how to string beautiful glass beads into a ready-to-wear necklace—adding a personal touch to any outfit! Ages 6+
Using air dry clay, paints, and gems, these handmade sea turtles boxes are sure to be a hit. With a removable shell, this fun and functional project is the perfect place to hide special treasures! Finished Sea Turtles are about 3”-4" in length, just a little bigger than a real baby sea turtle! Ages 5+
Yup! This is a full on SLIME PARTY -- need we say more? (We will though.) Join us for an unforgettable party full of slime making, playing, and all around silliness in the studio! More than just slime making, party-goers can choose from our extensive buffet of slime additives with things like glitter, confetti, sequins, and every dye color in the rainbow. After making their own custom slime, each party guest will name their unique slime and package it up in a plastic container ready to take home. Will you make a Galaxy Slime? Ocean Slime? Spooky Slime? Bob Slime? We can’t wait to see what you create! Ages 6+
Look through the photos above, and pick your favorite canvas painting! Then get ready for a fantastic painting party in the art studio. Party-goers will each paint a 12x16” acrylic on canvas masterpiece to take home.
Interested in a different painting? Ask us about other options or about creating a custom canvas painting to match your theme! (Three weeks advanced notice required for custom painting requests + additional $45 surcharge.) Ages 6+
Stained Glass Holders:
Candle holders are the perfect addition to any bedroom decor! Party-goers will use tissue paper, mod podge, sequins, and gems to create a beautiful glass candle holder ready to cast a colorful glow and brighten up any space. This party project can match any color scheme, and is a fun option for older artists who enjoy decorating their rooms. A battery powered tea light is provided by Tinker for each candle holder, but these are also suitable to use with wax candles. Ages 5+
What will your Robot do for you?! During this party, children will create their own one of a kind robot! Using a tin can base, and choosing from our extensive buffet of robot bits-and-bobs — metal pieces, chains, screws, washers, wires, and much much more — party-goers will add features and details to build a creative Robot of their very own. Ages 5+ (limit of 12 children)
Paint & Plant*:
Plants like to party too! This fun party for the plant-loving birthday child is a fantastic option for all ages. Artists will enjoy painting and adding gems to terra cotta pots before planting a beautiful indoor leafy friend to take home! With many different plants to choose from, each party-goer will be able to select a plant that suits their unique personality. With care cards included, this fun party project lasts long after your special day. Ages 3+
Please Note: The ages listed for each project are representative of the required minimum age able to be accommodated with the specific project. We will always differentiate the projects to the age group of the party. Therefore, if you're child is turning 8 and the age group is for 4+, do not worry! The instruction and creation of the project will be suited for your 8-year-old.