Today we celebrated my son’s 4th birthday with an art party at artist Carrie Christian’s Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.
That’s right. An art party with a roomful of messy mostly preschoolers. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? But art teacher Carrie Christian managed to pull off a perfect, unique, creative event. Carrie had the painting project set up when guests arrived. She designed the project and party decor around my son’s selected theme: wild animals. Carrie could not have been more patient and easy-going with our wee guests, who left eager to return for Carrie’s Saturday preschooler art classes. She was also a champ at dealing with my planning questions and often nebulous guest count.
Other party perks included adorable hand-crafted nametags; a warm and friendly studio atmosphere that was awash in natural light and bedecked with whimsical kids’ art; a giant mural Carrie set up on the floor to keep the guests busy and entertained in between art projects and cake set-up; lots of back-up supplies for those of us moms who can never remember to bring enough trash bags etc.
Each guest left with his or her own canvas painting and craft. Carrie was quick about clearing off the table and making room for cake time, so there was no meltdown-provoking downtime. After a speedy cake clean-up, kids were hard at work on project No. 2, making animals out of modeling clay to pair with individual barns, silos and wishing wells Carrie made beforehand.
Art birthday parties at Carrie Christian’s Scribble Art Studio are truly an original and fun way to celebrate your child’s next birthday. Kids can pick from a list of themes or create their own. Parties run 2 hrs. $150 for up to 10 guests, $5 per additional guest
Carrie’s studio is at 212 E. 37th St., directly behind the new sara jane children’s boutique in hip Sisters Court the corner of 37th and Abercorn Streets. Phone: 912-323-0123. Click here for more info or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out some photos of the party posted here by Ann Van Brimmer.
Thank you, Carrie, for such a special party.